Free Press Journal
  • Shericka Williams

    Three Jamaican athletes seek to run for another country

    Kingston (Jamaica): Olympic silver medallist Shericka Williams is among three Jamaican athletes who are seeking to compete for oil rich Bahrain. The Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) confirmed that it has received applications seeking a change of allegiance from Williams, Kemarley Brown and Andrew Fisher, reports CMC. Brown, a sprinter, won silver at the just concluded World University Games while Andrew Fisher was fifth at the National Trials in June in 100

  • S. Ramadoss

    DMK slams S Ramadoss for remarks on Karuna’s prohibition plan

    Chennai: DMK today hit back at PMK founder S Ramadoss who accused party chief M Karunanidhi of “ruining generations” by removing prohibition in 1971, saying it was an “outburst” as his “dreams” of making his son Anbumani Chief Minister of the state have been “shattered”.

  • Louis Berger

    Louis Berger graft case: Bribe was paid, says Goa Police

    Panaji: Goa Police today said prima facie it has come to light that “bribe was paid” by a US firm for a water developmental project in the state. “The instance of corruption has been proved in this case through judgement of the US court. There is no doubt that bribe was paid,” Inspector General of Police Sunil Garg told reporters here after the state Crime Branch yesterday filed an FIR against an unidentified

  • River Plate clinch berth in Copa Libertadores final

    Asuncion (Paraguay): Two-time champions Argentine club River Plate advanced to the Copa Libertadores final by securing a 3-1 victory over Paraguayan side Guarani here. Having won last week’s first leg in Buenos Aires 2-0, the Argentine outfit earned a 1-1 draw at the Defensores del Chaco stadium here on Tuesday for a place in the final, reports Xinhua. Fernando Fernandez had given the Paraguayan side a fighting chance by scoring just after

  • Paulo Henrique Ganso

    Orlando City bid for Brazilian footballer Paulo Henrique Ganso

    Sao Paulo: American football club Orlando City have made a $6 million bid for Sao Paulo’s former Brazil international Paulo Henrique Ganso, according to reports. Under the offer, the Brazilian outfit would receive $1.6 million in cash and settle a $4.4 million debt allegedly owed to the Major Soccer League (MLS) club. Orlando City claim the outstanding sum relates to Sao Paulo’s failure to meet contractual obligations for their 2014 loan of veteran

  • Zhang Chengdong

    Chinese footballer Guoan’s Zhang Chengdong joins Rayo Vallecano

    Beijing: Chinese Super League (CSL) side Beijing Guoan’s Zhang Chengdong has joined Madrid-based football club Rayo Vallecano on loan. Winger Zhang, 26, is expected to be the first Chinese player to play in the La Liga, Xinhua reported. According to Beijing Guoan, Zhang will play for Rayo in the 2015-2016 season, with his loan due on June 15, 2016. “Thanks for his contribution to Beijing Guoan. Wish him all the best during

  • Arun Jaitley

    ‘Opposition unable to point out law breached by EAM’: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday strongly claimed that nobody in the opposition has been able to point out the law breached by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with regard to facilitating the release of travel documents related to former IPL czar Lalit Modi.

  • Defender Sevilla Mariano joins Sevilla ‘to compete’

    Seville (Spain): Sevilla’s newest addition Mariano Ferreira of Brazil has said that he arrived at the football club’s doors with “great ambition to compete”. The 29-year-old defender on Tuesday noted during his presentation ceremony that his stint with the Spanish club comes at the “climax” of his career, and he described himself as a right back who “likes to play ahead and help teammates”, Efe reported.

  • Lalit Modi

    LS sees repeated disruptions over Lalit Modi issue

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha was repeatedly disrupted over Lalit Modi controversy on the first working day of the Monsoon session today with opposition members storming the Well with placards, ignoring Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s warning of action.

  • Mirwaiz Omar Farooq

    Hurriyat to support India-Pak ties; wont ignore Kashmir issue

    New Delhi: Hurriyat Conference today pledged to support any initiative taken by India and Pakistan for strengthening their ties but insisted that their engagement will not go anywhere if they ignore Kashmir issue, which it wanted to be resolved within a specified time-frame. The separatist conglomerate’s Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said both the countries should show statesmanship in addressing the Kashmir issue and in this context addressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi specifically, saying

  • V.V.S Laxman

    No one is bigger than cricket: V V S Laxman on IPL controversy

    Mumbai: Former India batsman V.V.S Laxman on Wednesday termed the suspension of two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) as unfortunate, but added nothing is bigger than cricket and the game will ultimately emerge victorious despite the controversy.

  • Yakub Memon

    Commute Yakub Memon’s death sentence: CPI-M

    New Delhi: The CPI-M on Wednesday urged the government to commute the death sentence of Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Menon, saying he had chosen to surrender and cooperate with Indian authorities.

  • kalanithi-maran

    HC asks Centre to reply on Red FM’s plea

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre’s response on a plea by Digital Radio Broadcasting Ltd, which runs Red FM, against the government’s decision denying it permission to participate in the third phase of FM auction. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva also permitted Red FM, a company associated with Kalanithi Maran-promoted SUN TV, to participate in the mock auction scheduled for today.

  • Jamshedpur Curfew

    Security forces stage flag march in curfew-bound Jamshedpur

    Jamshedpur: A day after curfew was imposed in the city after group clashes over an alleged incident of eve teasing at Mango area, security personnel today staged a flag march here even as no fresh incident of violence was reported. The personnel led by Senior Superintendent of Police Anoop T Mathew staged a flag march in the morning particularly in the affected localities of Mango to inculcate confidence among the people, officials said.

  • Sanjay Raut

    Sushma Swaraj tweet: Congress will now realise this game isn’t easy, says Shiv Sena

    New Delhi : The Shiv Sena on Wednesday lauded External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s claims that a senior Congress leader was pressing her to give a diplomatic passport to coal scam accused Santosh Bagrodia, saying the Grand Old party will now realise that the game of attacking others is not easy.

  • Swati Maliwal

    DCW appointment row: Haven’t received any official communication yet

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Swati Maliwal on Wednesday said she has not yet received any official communication regarding the cancellation of her appointment as the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, adding that she will abide by any order she receives. “I have no official communication from any quarter on this, in case I get an official communication I will abide by it,” Maliwal told ANI. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung

  • Rape

    Two arrested for raping 15-year-old girl in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: A 15-year-old girl in Shamli was allegedly raped twice on the same day by two persons, including a man who posed as train driver and sexually assaulted her as she was fleeing from her first attacker. Suraj Kumar was arrested for abducting a 15-year-old girl from Shamli and raping her at Railpar locality in the city on June 6, SHO Shamli, Ranjan Kumar said.

  • Congress postpones silent protest after Sushma tweet

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday postponed a silent protest against the BJP government over the Lalit Modi controversy and the Vyapam scam.  The protest which was to be held outside the parliament house complex was to be led by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi. The decision to postpone the protest came shortly after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s tweet in which she has accused a Congress leader

  • Pushkaram

    Six heading for Pushkaram killed, 10 hurt in road mishap

    Karimnagar(Tel): Six persons of a family heading for the ongoing ‘Godavari Pushkaram’ were killed and 10 other sustained injuries when their van rammed into a tree on a village outskirts near here this morning, police said. The accident occurred at around 6.30 AM on the outskirts of Eklaspur village under Manthani police station limits,about 70 kms from here, when the pilgrims from Wanaparthi in Mahabubnagar district were on their way to take a holy

  • Mallikarjun Kharge

    Lalit Modi row: Congress moves adjournment motion in LS

    New Delhi : Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Veerappa Moily on Wednesday moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over the Lalit Modi issue. “We have moved an adjournment motion, let us see whether the speaker is going to permit us to discuss. We are also seeking resignation of Sushma Swaraj ji, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” Kharge told ANI. “We want to enlighten the people of the country how things are