Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi

    BRICS Contingency Reserve Arrangement coming soon: Narendra Modi

    Ufa (Russia): Assuring BRICS leaders that the Contingency Reserve Arrangement would become a reality soon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the BRICS Economic Cooperation Strategy to be adopted by the summit here later on Thursday will be a major milestone for the five-nation grouping. “The BRICS Economic Cooperation Strategy to be adopted today (Thursday) will be an important milestone in the development of BRICS,” Modi said, addressing the BRICS Business Council meeting, with

  • Yasin Bhatkal

    Court ask for report on Yasin Bhatkal’s threat allegations

    Hyderabad: A local court today sought a report from prison authorities here on a petition by jailed Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, demanding round-the- clock surveillance while alleging threat to his life from police. In a petition filed before special court for NIA cases, Bhatkal and four others accused in the February 21, 2013 Dilsukhnagar blasts here, who are lodged in the Cherlapalli Central Prison, had sought a direction to the jail

  • Brendon McCullum

    Black Caps World Cup stars miss Africa tour

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is a among a clutch of World Cup stars omitted from the Black Caps’ squad named Thursday for next month’s limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa. Pace spearheads Trent Boult (back injury) and Tim Southee (rested) will also miss the tour, along with all-rounder Corey Anderson (back injury). With McCullum seizing the opportunity for a break after the World Cup this year and subsequent tour of England, coach Mike

  • Indian kirana store

    The new N-word that is taking the retail space by storm

    We writers are an attention-starved bunch, but I’m sure the headline must have piqued your curiosity. Before you are up in arms asking for my head, let me clarify, the N-word I speak of has no racial connotations whatsoever. That being said, this N-word, if most market analysts are to be believed, can be a game changer for the retail space. First though, let’s take a gander at the facts, the e-commerce

  • Digvijay Singh

    Students jailed in Vyapam scam be made witnesses: Digvijay

    New Delhi: Buoyed by the Supreme Court handing over the Vyapam scam probe to CBI, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today demanded that students jailed in the case should be made prosecution witnesses to expose the “nexus” between corrupt officials, police and politicians in the scandal “bigger than the 2G scam”.

  • Santosh Kashyap, Northeast

    Santosh Kashyap appointed as NEUFC assistant coach

    Guwahati: NorthEast United FC today announced the appointment of Santosh Kashyap as their assistant coach for the upcoming Indian Super League football tournament. The former India international, who has been credited for Royal Wahingdoh’s success from being a second tier side to finish third in the last I-League, said he’s excited to be associated with the Northeastern franchise.  “I am also confident that my knowledge of the north-east and Indian football will help him in

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal advocates ‘toilet to tap’ sewage treatment plants

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today advocated the need to have hundreds of ‘toilet-to-tap’ sewage treatment plants to meet the burgeoning water needs of the residents of the national capital, which he said could not be met by conventional methods. Kejriwal also sought to break the stigma associated with treated sewage by drinking a glass of water offered to him by officials at Delhi’s first such plant at Keshopur, a joint

  • Anupam Kher

    FTII needs much qualified person: Anupam Kher

    Chandigarh: Veteran actor Anupam Kher today said Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) needs a “much qualified” person at the helm of affairs and also supported the idea of turning the government institute into an autonomous body. Gajendra Chauhan, best known for playing Yudhisthira on TV epic “Mahabharata”, took over as the chairman of the Pune-based institute’s governing council last month. His appointment was heavily criticised by current and former students of

  • Manoj Kumar AAP

    AAP legislator Manoj Kumar arrested for cheating

    New Delhi:In an embarrassment to the Delhi government, AAP legislator Manoj Kumar was on Thursday arrested on charges of cheating and forgery, police said. Manoj Kumar, elected from Kondli, was taken into custody in a case of alleged land grab.

  • Arda Turan

    Barcelona to unveil midfielder Arda Turan on Friday

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona have announced that their new signing, Turkish midfielder Arda Turan will be officially presented to the media on Friday.  The former Atletico Madrid player will undergo the usual photo session with the club’s crest, and on Friday morning, the Turk will sign his contract before being presented at a press conference, Efe reported on Wednesday. Turan, 28, is expected to later participate in another photo shoot wearing the Barcelona

  • Jhon Murillo

    Venezuelan striker Murillo joins Benfica training

    Lisbon: Venezuelan international footballer Jhon Murillo has joined the pre-season training of his new club Benfica, after passing the medical examination. The 20-year-old player signed with the Portuguese champions for the next five seasons and was permitted to miss a few days of training, as he was playing with the Venezuelan team in the Copa America, Efe reported on Wednesday.  Murillo is expected to accompany his new Benfica teammates to play in

  • bahubali

    Hope ‘Baahubali’ spreads Telugu cinema’s fame: Junior NTR

    Chennai: Actor Junior NTR, who seldom writes about his own films on social media platform, on wished good luck to team “Baahubali”, and added that he hopes the film will spread the fame of Telugu cinema in all directions.

  • Kareena Kapoor with Karishma Kapoor

    Karishma is not thinking of films now: Kareena

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says her sister and actress Karishma Kapoor is not going to make a comeback in Bollywood in the near future. Daughter of actor Randhir Kapoor and Babita, Karishma gave some memorable performances in films like “Anari”, “Raja Babu”, “Coolie No 1”, “Saajan Chale Sasural”, and “Jeet”, but bagged laurels for her acting in “Raja Hindustani”, “Biwi No. 1” and “Dil to Pagal Hai”.

  • Maria Sharapova looks to end 11 years of Serena Willaims pain

    London: Maria Sharapova looks to end 11 years of misery when she tackles bitter rival Serena Williams for a place in the Wimbledon final on Thursday. The Russian superstar has collected five Grand Slam titles — including the 2004 Wimbledon crown — and built a global brand that makes her the world’s highest paid female athlete.

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    Ajinkya Rahana expecting a tough fight from Zimbabwe

    Harare: Acknowledging the progress Zimbabwe has made in One-dayers, India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane says they respect the hosts and will not take them lightly in the three-match series, beginning tomorrow. Rahane, who is leading India for the first time, insisted
    that the team has moved on from the debacle in Bangladesh and is “here to win games” in the short tour comprising three ODIs and a couple of Twenty20 Internationals.

  • naukri hiring

    Hiring activity sees significant uptick in June: Study

    New Delhi: Reflecting improved sentiments, hiring activities rose significantly in June led by accounting and finance industry segments, says a report. Leading job portal Naukri.com today said that accounting or finance industry recorded the maximum year-on-year growth in terms of hiring activities last month.

  • onions

    Wrap to keep smells of onions at bay

    London: Scientists have developed a new film that could finally neutralise the odours of even the most pungent fare.  The unpleasant smell of some foods makes it difficult to take them anywhere without offending others such as fellow train or bus riders.  Prof Lennart Bergstrom at the department of materials and environmental chemistry, in Stockholm University, and colleagues have developed a film out of zeolites, which are microporous solids containing aluminium and

  • 4G transmitter

    Airtel likely to launch 4G in North East in 2-3 months

    Guwahati: Telecom giant Airtel will roll out 4G services in North East, excluding Assam, within next 2-3 months, testing of which is currently going on. “We are at present testing the 4G signals in the North East. However, this exercise excludes Assam as we got the necessary 4G spectrum for the state only in latest auction and it will take some time to roll out the services,” Bharti Airtel Chief Executive Officer (NESA)

  • Bank Strike

    Bank unions target labour reforms, call for strike on Sept 2

    Rajkot: The All-India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) today threatened a nation-wide strike call on September 2 to protest against the proposed labour law reforms. This is the second all-India bank strike in as many months. “AIBEA has given a strike call to all bank employees to observe a nation-wide strike on September 2 to protest against the proposed amendments to labour laws, which are detrimental to workers,” AIBEA general secretary CH Venkatachalam said

  • Kim Jong-Un

    North Korea rejects reports of high-level defections

    Seoul: North Korea responded angrily today to reports in the South Korean media about a recent spate of high-level defections and executions, calling them Nazi-style propaganda aimed at tarnishing Pyongyang’s image. The reports in a number of publications have been
    accompanied by speculation that the defections signal a growing instability in the North Korean leadership under Kim Jong-Un.