Free Press Journal
  • Barack Obama

    Deal will prevent Iran from getting n-weapon, says Obama

    Washington: The agreement reached between the six world powers and Iran to lift the decade-long sanctions will prevent Tehran “from obtaining a nuclear weapon”, US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday. Obama said the agreement met the goals they had in place throughout their talks, but the deal was not about trust rather about inspection.  “Today, after two years of negotiation, the US together with the international community has achieved something that decades

  • sartaj-aziz

    Aziz remarks won’t affect India-Pakistan dialogue

    New Delhi: Pakistan NSA Sartaj Aziz’s remarks that Kashmir remains on the agenda and that “more evidence” is needed on the Mumbai attack will not affect India’s engagement with that country after they agreed to the revival of the stalled dialogue process.

  • Iran, Nucelar deal

    Iran sanctions to go as it gives up n-programme

    Vienna/Washington: Iran and six world powers on Tuesday thrashed out a historic agreement that curbs Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for lifting over a decade-long economic sanctions.  The comprehensive agreement was clinched between Iran and P5+1 – Britain, China, France, Russia and the US plus Germany — after torturous talks in the Austrian capital.

  • Jagmohan Dalmiya

    We will honour and respect the verdict: Jagmohan Dalmiya

    New Delhi: Welcoming the Justice R S Lodha committee verdict on the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya today said the Board is “committed to honour and respect judicial decisions” but will go through the contents of the panel’s report before reacting to it.

  • hizbul Mujahideen

    Police probe circulation of Hizb video

    Srinagar: A day after a video of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists surfaced in the Kashmir Valley, police have launched a probe to trace its origin and are planning to approach the court for seeking removal of the pages from social networking sites.

  • Kedar Jadhav

    Kedar Jadhav scores maiden ODI ton as India set 277-run target for Zimbabwe

    Harare : All-rounder Kedar Jadhav scored his maiden ODI century on Tuesday as India made a stunning comeback to set a challenging 277-run target for Zimbabwe in the third and final one-day international at Harare. Jadhav produced a brilliant knock as he remained unbeaten on 105 to lift the tourists from a precarious position. The 30-year-old batsman’s ton included 12 fours and one six. Put in to bat first, India struggled against a disciplined

  • Vivek Oberoi

    Want to produce human stories: Vivek Oberoi

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi says he is keen to produce films that play up the human angle. “The films that I will be producing are human stories with no commercial objective. I’m a big fan of Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi whose film, “Children of Heaven” is about two siblings looking for a lost shoe. That’s the space available in Bollywood today, which I want to explore,” Vivek told PTI.

  • One rank, one pension for HC judges: Govt to amend law

    New Delhi: The long-pending demand of high court judges of one rank one pension is set to be met as government plans to bring a bill to rectify an anomaly as per which judges selected from the Bar get lesser pension than those elevated from state judicial services. The proposal to amend the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, comes more than a ear after the Supreme Court ruled

  • Sumit Nagal, Tennis

    My focus is on singles, want to be top-300 in 2015: Sumit Nagal

    New Delhi: A doubles title at the prestigious Wimbledon Championships has put him in the spotlight but Sumit Nagal says he is more keen to excel in the singles and has set himself a target of breaking into top-300 by the end of this year. 17-year-old Nagal, who trains at Schuttler Waske Tennis University near Frankfurt won the junior boys doubles title with Vietnam’s Nam Hoang Ly.

  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani

    Geelani spurns Pakistani invite as ‘symbolic protest’

    Srinagar: Hardline senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani on Tuesday said he would not attend the ‘Eid Milan’ function at the Pakistan High Commission on July 21 as a “symbolic protest”.

  • Sushil Modi

    BJP in favour of releasing caste census figures: Sushil Modi

    Patna:Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today said the party was in favour of releasing caste census figures, demand for which had been made by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad. “BJP is in favour of making public figures related to caste census. The Government of India has conducted it and the data will surely be made public,” Sushil Modi told reporters after his weekly Janata Darbar.

  • Sports Authority of India

    SAI releases Rs 4.30 cr for upgradation of Karni Singh Range

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) has released Rs 4.30 crore for upgradation of the rifle and shotgun facility at the Karni Singh Shooting Range, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) President Raninder Singh said here today. “SAI has released Rs 3.8 crore for upgradation of 10m, 25m and 50m range, and SWISCO will oversee the work. An additional Rs 50 lakh has been released for renovation work of the shotgun facility at

  • N Srinivasan

    N Srinivasan should not represent BCCI in ICC now, demands Verma

    New Delhi : Aditya Verma, the petitioner in the IPL spot-fixing scandal, hailed the Lodha Committee verdict and demanded that BCCI should withdraw N Srinivasan’s nomination as its representative in the ICC. A Supreme court-appointed Committee headed, headed by former CJI R M Lodha, today held that the betting activities Gurunath Meiyappan, considered the face of CSK owners, and Raj Kundra, co-owner of Rajasthan Royals, have brought the game of cricket, BCCI and IPL into

  • BCCI

    BCCI to discuss fresh auctions, new team bidding, de-merger

    New Delhi: The top brass of the Indian cricket board today got into a huddle after the Supreme Court appointed Justice RM Lodha committee banned Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for two years from the cash-rich IPL besides imposing life suspensions on their tainted officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra.

  • Abhinav Bindra

    Abhinav Bindra calls for more corporate support for Olympic sports

    New Delhi: Beijing Games gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra today urged corporate houses to play a bigger role in the progress of Olympics sports in India and said the disciplines should be “supported as a part of CSR activities”. “I would be happy if more support is offered but all organisations have their limitations. It will be great to see more corporate support coming in for Olympic sports in general. It would be great to

  • Sunil Gavaskar

    Tough to imagine an IPL without Dhoni: Sunil Gavaskar

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar today admitted that “it will be tough” to imagine an Indian Premier League edition without Mahendra Singh Dhoni after the Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee decided to suspend Chennai Super Kings for two years.

  • Fabio Capello

    Russia sack Fabio Capello as national team coach

    Moscow: Russian’s Football Union (RFU) today dismissed Fabio Capello as national team head coach, ending the Italian’s three years in charge after a string of disappointing results. “The Russian Football Union and the head coach of the national team, Fabio Capello, have mutually agreed to terminate his employment contract,” the union said in a statement. The RFU sincerely thanks Capello for his work as the country’s national team head coach and wishes him success in his future

  • Petrol bomb attack on BJP leader’s house

    Sivaganga (TN): House of BJP national Secretary H Raja at nearby Karaikudi, was attacked with a petrol bomb by two unidentified persons, prompting protest by the party workers today. The door of the house and some part of the front portion suffered damage and glass splinters were seen strewn on the spot, police said.

  • Govt passes Right to Services Bill, Oppn boycotts session over farm loan waiver

    Mumbai: Raising the issue of loan waiver for farmers, the Congress and NCP today boycotted Maharashtra Assembly proceedings and accused the Fadnavis government of adopting “Gujarat model” of governance while conducting the proceedings and passing the important Right to Services Bill by overlooking the Opposition.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran deal historic mistake

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a nuclear deal concluded between major powers and Iran today was “a historic mistake for the world.””In every area where it was supposed to prevent Iran attaining nuclear arms capability, there were huge compromises,” his office quoted him as saying at the start of a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders. Netanyahu has long opposed any deal with Iran, and Israel has signalled it could take military action