Free Press Journal
  • Mohammad Javad Zarif

    Iran talks set to miss second deadline in Vienna

    Vienna: World powers were set today to miss yet another deadline to nail down an elusive nuclear deal ending a 13-year standoff with Iran, despite hours of difficult top-level negotiations. In a sign of how complex the negotiations have become, foreign ministers met deep into the night yesterday grappling with the toughest remaining issues which have so far thwarted a deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear programme.In what has become a high-stakes game of diplomatic

  • London holds service to mark 10th anniversary of 2005 terrorist attacks

    London : London is holding a service at St Paul’s Cathedral today to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 52 people on July 7, 2005. According to BBC, the families of the people who died in the bombing of three Tube trains and a bus will attend the service along with those who were injured. A minute’s silence will be held during the service and on London’s transport network. The attack

  • Rupinder Pal Singh

    Drag flicker Rupinder calls for focus on stronger defence, more goals

    New Delhi : Indian drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh on Tuesday said that the national side needs to work on its defence in order to improve their performance against the higher ranked teams. “We need to work on our defence and more importantly, we need to score goals. There is a lot of work that still needs to be done,” Singh said after arrival at the New Delhi airport. “I am not at all

  • Silver

    Silver futures down Rs 211 per kg on global cues

    New Delhi : Silver prices were down by Rs 211 to Rs 36,732 per kg in futures trade today as speculators reduced exposure, taking weak cues from global markets. In futures trading, silver for delivery in far-month December was trading Rs 211, or 0.57 per cent, lower at Rs 36,732 per kg in a business turnover of 3 lots at the Multi Commodity Exchange. On similar lines, the white metal for delivery in September fell Rs 201,

  • PL Punia

    Congress demands SC monitored CBI probe into Vyapam scam

    New Delhi : Congress leader PL Punia on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe monitored by the Supreme Court into the Vyapam scam. “How will they investigate Vyapam in an unbiased way when they are in power? There needs to be a CBI probe under the Supreme Court,” said Punia. The Congress Party has been demanding a fair and transparent probe into the 2013 scam and the recent spate of deaths of people associated with

  • Gotoku Sakai

    Stuttgart’s Gotoku Sakai joins Hamburg

    Berlin: Japan international Gotoku Sakai has joined Hamburg from Stuttgart, both the clubs said. The 24-year-old defender left the “Swabians” after three and a half years to reinforce Hamburg’s defence for the upcoming campaign, reported Xinhua news agency. Both the clubs are silent about further contract details. The announcement was made on Monday.  The Japan international scored one goal in 87 appearances for Stuttgart. Sakai is part of the Japanese national squad since 2011.

  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

    Fluminense to sign ex-Brazil forward Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

    Rio de Janeiro: Fluminense are set to sign former Brazil international forward Osvaldo from Al-Ahli, according to local media reports. The 28-year-old will undergo a medical in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday before signing a contract, Xinhua news agency quoted Brazilian football news portal Sambafoot as saying on Monday. Osvaldo, capped twice for Brazil at international level, joined Al-Ahli from Sao Paulo in January and has scored two goals in 16 appearances

  • Gold

    Gold futures down 0.35% on weak global cues

    New Delhi: Gold futures prices today fell by 0.35 per cent to Rs 26,235 per 10 grams as speculators offloaded their positions amid a weak global trend. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold prices for delivery in August drifted by Rs 93 or 0.35 per cent to Rs 26,235 per 10 grams in business turnover of 87 lots. Similarly, metal prices for delivery in far-month October declined by Rs 78 or 0.29 per cent to Rs

  • Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho in talks with Argentine club

    Rio de Janeiro: Ronaldinho is considering an offer to join a club in Argentina, his brother and agent said. The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and World Cup winner is a free agent after terminating his contract with Mexico’s Queretaro last month, Xinhua news agency reported.  In an interview with Brazil’s Blog do Boleiro, Roberto Assis said his brother had attracted interest from clubs in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil

  • 7/11 blasts victim passes away

    Mumbai: A 36-year-old man, who was injured in the July 11, 2006 blasts here passed away at a local hospital after being in coma. Parag Sawant, who was in a vegetative state for the last nine years, died today, his family said. Sawant was in the Churchgate-Virar train when a bomb went off near Mira Road. He suffered extensive brain trauma. He was rushed to the Bhaktivedanta Hospital at Mira Road and later shifted to Hinduja Hospital.

  • Nick Kyrgios

    Nick Kyrgios in ‘racist’ spat with swim legend Fraser

    Sydney: Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios slammed swimming legend Dawn Fraser as a “blatant racist” today after she told him to “go back to where his parents came from” following his stormy Wimbledon exit. Kyrgios’s colourful antics, on show at the All England Club, have split Australians with some seeing him as good for a sport in need of characters, but others claiming his behaviour is petulant and disrespectful.

  • India wins more than 150 medals at World Police and Fire Games

    Washington: India has won a record 156 medals, including 89 gold and 50 silvers, in the World Police and Fire games held in the suburb of the American Capital. Topping this tally on medal haul was Richa Mishra from Central Reserve Police Force, who won six golds and two silvers in swimming events. Kulwinder Kaur, an assistant sub inspector with Punjab Police bagged five gold medals in the track and field events.

  • India

    BCCI keen to push Lanka tour by one week

    Mumbai: The BCCI is planning to advance India’s cricket tour of Sri Lanka next month for a three-Test series by at least a week. India are set to play Zimbabwe in a three ODI and two T20 series and the final match of the tour will end on July 19, leaving little rest for players in between. “We are working out the modalities and the programme will be out in 2-3 days. We are keen

  • David Warner

    David Warner walks the line as Ashes start at last

    Cardiff (United Kingdom): After what seems an even longer than usual ‘phoney war’, England and Australia will get down to the actual business of contesting the Ashes when the first Test in Cardiff starts on Wednesday. Australia may have won 5-0 on home soil when they last faced England in a Test series in 2013/14 but it is 14 years since they last tasted Ashes glory in Britain. Much of the build-up has focused on

  • Sensex

    Sensex extends gains, up 122 points in early trade

    Mumbai: Continuing its winning run for the third straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 122 points in early trade today on sustained across-the-board buying by participants amid a rebound in Asian markets. The 30-share barometer rose 122.04 points or 0.43 per cent to 28,330.80. The gauge had gained 262.96 points in the past two sessions. Stocks of HDFC, Axis Bank, Wipro, Tata Steel, SBI, ICICI Bank, Tata Motors, Coal India, M&M, GAIL, Bajaj

  • Narendra Modi

    Congress would insist on forced accountability in Parliament: Anand Sharma

    New York: Asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to break his silence over the Lalit Modi controversy, a senior Congress leader has said that the principled opposition party would insist on “forced accountability” during the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament. “We would like to warn the Prime Minister that if he, the BJP and RSS feel that by stonewalling the justified demands of resignations of two of his cabinet colleagues and Chief Minister of Rajasthan,

  • Barkha Shukla Singh

    DCW demands action against policemen who allegedly set woman on fire

    New Delhi : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Barkha Shukla on Tuesday demanded action against the policemen who allegedly set ablaze a woman anganwadi worker inside a police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district. “The case needs to be inquired and involved policemen need to be taken action against,” Shukla told ANI. The woman succumbed to her injuries after the incident. According to reports, the woman had gone to the police station to free

  • Agra: Three die after consuming toxic liquor

    AGRA : At least three people died while three others were admitted to a hospital for treatment after allegedly consuming toxic liquor. “Yesterday five people went from here and they illegally had alcohol. They (the alcohol sellers) had been arrested earlier but were set free later. The shops were supposed to be closed but nothing happened. The villagers had also opposed it but they never listened to us,” said a villager. One of those

  • Coffee

    How your coffee cuppa benefits your health

    Washington DC : The much believed fact that coffee does good to people is now being proved as researchers have claimed that drinking coffee can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease. According to a report presented at the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation drinking three to five cups of coffee per day can cut an individual’s risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by up to 21 per cent, reported U.S.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee extends gains, up 8 paise to 63.32 against dollar

    Mumbai: Rising for the sixth straight day, the rupee strengthened by 8 paise to 63.32 against the dollar in early trade today at Interbank Foreign Exchange on sustained selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers said increased capital inflows as well as higher opening in the domestic equity supported the rupee. They said, however, greenback’s strength against other currencies overseas capped the gains. The rupee had ended higher by 4 paise to 63.40