Free Press Journal
  • MNI Indicator

    Indian consumer sentiment lowest since March: MNI Indicator

    New Delhi: The MNI India Consumer Sentiment Indicator fell for the third straight month to 118.6 in July — the weakest level since March — amid weakening personal finances, said a Deutsche-Boerse survey. Consumer sentiment which was on a downtrend since early 2014, had levelled off in recent months but the July out-turn showed “renewed weakness”, the report said.

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    Asaduddin Owaisi’s entry may change UP’s political landscape

    Lucknow: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi plans to contest the coming three-tier panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh, giving the jitters to the ruling Samajwadi Party.  Both the BJP and the Samajwadi Party have announced they will contest the elections on party symbol at some places and support strong candidates at others.  Highly placed sources in the Hyderabad-based AIMIM told IANS that its president Owaisi, the party’s only Lok

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    Marriage can curb drinking problem

    New York: If you are young and already having a drinking problem, finding a partner to tie the knot may help you return to a normal life again, new research suggests. Marriage can cause dramatic reductions among young people with severe drinking problems, the findings showed. The researchers used previously collected data from a long-term, ongoing study of familial alcohol disorders.

  • Stuart Broad admits his cricketing heroes were Aussies

    Sydney: England fast bowler Stuart Broad, whose father Chris was a former Ashes star, has revealed that his cricketing heroes were Australian players. Broad, who is just one wicket away from entering the elite 300-club, said that although he was very proud of his dad and what he had achieved in Ashes cricket, his actual heroes weren’t English, News.com.au reported.

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    Loss of Anderson big plus for Australia: Harris

    Nottingham:Former pacer Ryan Harris believes the absence of England speedster James Anderson will be a huge advantage for the visiting Australian team as the hosts look to regain the Ashes in the fourth Test in Nottingham, starting on Thursday.

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    Aussie pacer Johnson relishing jeering from English spectators

    Nottingham: Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson said on Tuesday he is enjoying the choral jousting he endures from the English crowd, adding that a couple of his antics in the recent third Test were planned to further infuriate the fans. Johnson, who became the fifth Australian bowler to reach 300 Test wickets in the match, enjoys a love-hate relationship with English crowds who target him relentlessly, reports cricket.com.au.

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    Monsoon, Fed impact next trigger for rate cuts: Moody’s

    Mumbai: The progress of monsoon, crude prices and the impact of US Fed rate action, going forward, will determine RBI’s ability for more monetary easing, said global rating agency Moody’s. Soon after the third bi-monthly monetary policy review of this fiscal by the Reserve Bank today, wherein it went for a status quo, Moody’s Investors Service today said, “Trends in monsoon rainfalls and global crude prices, coupled with the domestic economy’s ability to absorb

  • World glaciers melting at record rates: study

     Geneva: Glaciers all over the world are melting at an alarming rate, with the first decade of the current century seeing up to thrice the rates of the 20th century, a new global study has warned. The World Glacier Monitoring Service, domiciled at the University of Zurich, has compiled worldwide data on glacier changes for more than 120 years.

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    Bihar Assembly’s Monsoon session begins on stormy note

    Patna: The first working day of the five-day Monsoon session of Bihar Legislative Assembly today began on a stormy note with opposition BJP creating ruckus in the House over alleged deterioration in law and order situation in the state after Nitish Kumar joined hands with the RJD.

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    Bopanna-Mergea in Washington Open quarters

    Washington: Indo-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea moved past the scratch combine of Andy Murray and Daniel Nestor to advance to the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the $1.5 million Washington Open here. The third seeds took just over an hour to defeat the Scottish-Canadian pair 2-6, 6-1, 10-3 on the outdoor hard courts of the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Centre on Monday.

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    Jammu bandh enters fifth day, protests continue

    Jammu: Amid protests, Jammu witnessed a shutdown for the fifth consecutive day today as the agitation led by AIIMS Coordination Committee, demanding an AIIMS in the region, continued unabated.

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    India Inc disappointed over RBI holding rates

    New Delhi: Disappointed with the RBI’s move to hold policy rates, India Inc today said the central bank should have slashed the benchmark rate to address risks to economic growth accruing from weak demand conditions which are holding back investments, as cost of capital remains high. “CII is of the view that the policy of frontloading the interest rate cuts should have been allowed to continue,” CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said.

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    Australia’s batting fragile: Pietersen

    London: Ex-England captain Kevin Pietersen called the Australian batting order fragile, adding that the absence of English pacer James Anderson will give the visitors an edge over the hosts in the fourth Test. England are 2-1 up with two Tests remaining in the series. The hosts will look to regain the Ashes in the Nottingham Test, starting on Thursday.

  • Oil-Prices

    Oil prices plunge amid ample supplies

    New York: Oil prices plunged as the market expected crude production from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to hit a high in July. In June, OPEC production increased by 283,000 barrels per day to 31.38 million barrels per day, a three-year high, according to OPEC monthly oil market report on Monday.

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    Interest rate-sensitive stocks trade mixed, post RBI policy

    Mumbai: Interest rate-sensitive bank, auto and realty stocks were trading mixed after RBI today kept interest rates unchanged. Among banking stocks, PNB was quoting higher 1.74 per cent, Bank of Baroda 1.44 per cent, SBI 1.17 per cent and Yes Bank 0.79 per cent. ICICI Bank was trading flat with 0.03 per cent gains on BSE. On the other hand, HDFC Bank lost 0.25 per cent and Federal Bank 0.22 per cent. The BSE

  • Three world records smashed at World aquatics

    Kazan (Russia): China pocketed a bronze at the World Aquatics Championships as three world records were smashed here. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom defended her 100 metres butterfly title in 55.64 seconds on Monday when she broke the world record for the second time here. She improved the previous world record which was set by herself in Sunday’s heats by 0.1 second, reports Xinhua.

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    15 minutes a day of physical activity good for the elderly

    London:  Any physical activity – from a little morning walk to picking your grandchildren from the bus stop – during the week will help people above the age of 60 to live longer, a study has found. The health benefits of 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity are well known but older adults often find it difficult to reach this target. The new data showed that 75 minutes

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    Ferdinand wants John Stones to join Man U instead of Chelsea

    London: Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand has urged Everton defender John Stones to go to Old Trafford instead of Chelsea, saying that the youngster will not be able to play if he chooses the latter.