Free Press Journal
  • Sunil Tatkare

    Govt to recommend names of 4 fire officials for bravery award

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to recommend names of four fire officials for bravery award to President Pranab Mukherjee, who lost their lives in the Kalbadevi fire incident in May this year. Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil made the announcement in the Legislative Council today while speaking during the Calling Attention motion moved by NCP MLC Sunil Tatkare.

  • UK woman dies in Spain while bungee jumping

    London : A woman from London has died while bungee jumping in Lanjaron in Spain, police have said. According to the BBC, a police spokesman said that the woman’s aunt had been watching her as she took part in the jump from Tablate Bridge when the incident took place. Klyo De Abreu, 23 died on Tuesday in Granada in Spain, according to the Guardia Civil. A Guardia Civil spokesman said that it one of the

  • Filipe Luis

    Defender Filipe Luis quitting Chelsea, says manager Jose Mourinho

    London: England football club Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Brazilian international defender Filipe Luis is close to quitting. The 29-year-old played 26 matches for Chelsea last season after joining them from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid for 15.8 million pounds.  “In this moment we need a left-back because I think we are selling Filipe Luis now or tomorrow,” Mourinho was quoted as saying by bbc.co.uk on Tuesday.

  • Mumbai University VC meets Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Dr Sanjay Deshmukh today met MNS chief Raj Thackeray at the latter’s residence in Dadar here. Later, Deshmukh told reporters that the meeting was “not political”.

  • Baasha Movie Rajinikanth

    Not directing ‘Baasha 2’ with Ajith: Suresh Krissna

    Chennai: Filmmaker Suresh Krissna, who is known for directing several blockbusters such as “Sathya”, “Annamalai” and “Veera”, has rubbished rumours about a sequel to superstar Rajinikanth-starrer “Baasha”.

  • Ibrahim Rowther

    Tamil film producer Ibrahim Rowther dead

    Chennai: Tamil film producer A.S. Ibrahim Rowther, a long-time friend of actor-politician Vijayakanth, passed away at a private hospital here on Wednesday, an industry source said. He was 64.

  • Yasir Shah

    Yasir Shah included in Pakistan T20 squad vs Sri Lanka

    Karachi: Pakistani selectors have included leg spinner Yasir Shah in their 15-member squad announced for the two T20 matches against Sri Lanka. Yasir, who has played a single T20 international way back in 2011, sending down just one over in Zimbabwe has been in prime form since his comeback to the Test and ODI sides since last September. The selectors have also named uncapped left am pacer Zia ul Haq as reserve for Wahab

  • Memphis Depay

    Memphis Depay scores his first goal for Man United in 3-1 victory

    San Jose (California): Dutch striker Memphis Depay scored his first goal for English club Manchester United in a 3-1 pre-season win over Major League Soccer (MLS) side San Jose Earthquakes. Depay scored United’s second goal, eight minutes before half-time on Tuesday.
    Spanish midfielder Juan Mata put United ahead, before midfielder Fatai Alashe pulled one back for the home team, reported bbc.co.uk on Wednesday. Midfielder Andreas Pereira scored the third goal for United. United

  • Esteban Cambiasso

    Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso rejects new Leicester City deal

    London: Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has rejected an offer to extend his contract with English Premier League (EPL) club Leicester City. Cambiasso joined the club last season on a one-year deal. Leicester has recently named Italian Claudio Ranieri as its manager. Ranieri said he had spoken to the 34-year-old Argentine about a new deal urging him to “please come back”, reports bbc.co.uk on Wednesday. But it had no effect on Cambiasso as

  • masaan

    Beautiful, outstanding: B-Town praises ‘Masaan’

    Mumbai: Tinsel town celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Rajkumar Rao among others have lauded Neeraj Ghaywan’s directorial “Masaan” and have called it a beautiful, great and outstanding film.

  • Jackson Martinez

    Striker Jachson Martinez cherishes joining Atletico

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid’s Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has said that anyone who is not privy to the 2013-14 La Liga champions’ prowess is unaware of the entire world of football. “Whoever does not know Atletico does not know football. It’s a team that is already armed and has a game plan that has brought results,” Efe quoted Martinez as saying on Tuesday. The player’s self-proclaimed “greatest motivation is to be here”, adding

  • Nicklas Bendtner

    Wolfsburg striker Nicklas Bendtner told to improve fitness

    Wolfsburg: Denmark international footballer Nicklas Bendtner has been warned by his club VfL Wolfsburg to improve his fitness or find a new side. Bendtner moved to the Bundesliga side in August 2014 after being released by Arsenal, but the striker managed just one goal in 18 league appearances last term. His chances of first-team football next season have been further limited with Max Kruse arriving from Borussia Monchengladbach, while Bas Dost netted

  • FSSAI

    ‘FSSAI should form rules for nutraceuticals, diet supplements’

    New Delhi: Food safety regulator FSSAI should at the earliest lay down rules for giving approval of dietary supplements and nutraceutical products manufactured and marketed in the country, an Assocham paper said today. Currently, there are no regulatory norms for the approval or monitoring of nutraceuticals, herbals and functional food. However to regulate this segment, Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) had set up a taskforce in May 2013, which submitted its recommendations

  • Mario Balotelli

    Mario Balotelli draws ire of Liverpool faithful after supporting Sterling

    London : Mario Balotelli has drawn the ire of Liverpool supporters for posting a congratulatory message on Twitter to Raheem Sterling after his former team mate scored on his debut for Manchester City. Sterling, who completed his Liverpool departure after signing a prolonged 49million pounds deal last week, had been on the receiving end of abuse from Anfield supporters over his contract dispute with the club. “Well done @sterling31! Best answer. Keep it

  • Trends

    Sensex gains 259 points; interest sensitive stocks up 

    Mumbai: A day after it fell by 238 points on the back of disappointing quarterly results, a barometer index of the Indian equity markets gained 259 points during the mid-afternoon trade session on Wednesday.

  • Balbir Singh Sr

    Changing coaches frequently not good for National team: Balbir Singh

    New Delhi: Legendary hockey Olympian Balbir Singh Sr is extremely disappointed in the manner Hockey India has handled the Paul Van Ass issue making it clear that this frequent hire and fire policy would affect national team’s performance with only one year left for Rio Olympics.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Don’t compel banks to give farm loans’

    Mumbai/Nagpur: In an embarrassment to the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena combine in Maharashtra, the central government has written to the state asking it to desist from compelling banks to extend farm credit, official sources here said on Wednesday.

  • Srilanka

    Focus on 3rd spinner as selectors set to pick squad for Sri Lanka

    New Delhi: The third specialist spinner’s slot will be the subject of much deliberation when the national selection committee, headed by Sandeep Patil, meets here tomorrow to announce the squad for the three-Test away series against Sri Lanka starting August 12.

  • Spanish court confirms Elche relegation for unpaid debts

    Madrid: A Spanish court has confirmed that the Elche football club will play in the Liga Adelante second division next season as a result of the its failure to meet its obligation with the country’s treasury and for breaking financial fair-play regulations. Elche had finished last season in mid-table, but the Spanish Football League (LFP) later relegated the club for the breaches in its rules, adding that it was not the first