Free Press Journal
  • Winning Bundesliga won’t be easy for Bayern: Joachim Low

    Berlin: Germany football team head coach Joachim Low has congratulated Bayern Munich for signing Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal and Brazilian winger Douglas Costa — but maintains that the Bavarian club would still have to fight to win Bundesliga title. “With the acquisitions of Vidal and Costa they have become even more flexible. (Head coach) Pep Guardiola has a squad with almost unprecedented quality, (but) that does not mean that the title has

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    ‘Indo-Nepal talks on to mitigate devastation caused by floods’

    New Delhi: Some rivers flowing from Nepal into India cause heavy flood and soil erosion in eastern Uttar Pradesh and north Bihar, and discussions between the two countries are going on to mitigate devastation caused by the floods, the government today said. In her reply to a question in Lok Sabha today, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati said, the India is aware that some of the rivers flowing from Nepal into India

  • Proud, bold and on the prowl – the India-Africa Forum Summit lion

    New Delhi: Minus any fanfare, the India-Africa Forum Summit 2015 has had a quiet launch of its Twitter handle, Facebook page and dedicated website – with just about two months to go for India’s mega diplomatic bash that is expected to see 50 African heads gathered in New Delhi in October.

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    Gill, Tidemand resume rivalry in Malaysian Rally

    Malaysia: India’s top rally driver Gaurav Gill (co-driver Glen Macneall) and his MRF Skoda teammate Pontus Tidemand (Emil Axelsson) are set to face new challenges in the Malaysian Rally — the fourth round of Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC). The south Malaysian province of Johor will host the rally amidst tropical forests and rubber plantations from August 14 to 16. The rally marks the Asian swing of the championship after the Pacific

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    NIA shifts Udhampur terror accused to Delhi

    Jammu: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday shifted Udhampur terror attack accused Muhammad Naveed alias Usman to New Delhi from Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Messi, Cristiano, Suarez up for UEFA Best Player in Europe award

    Switzerland: Argentine star Lionel Messi, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez of Uruguay were named the three finalists nominated for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award of the 2014-2015 season, to be announced on August 27. Journalists from each of the 54 world football’s governing body UEFA associations gave a list of their top five players. The 10 players with the most points entered a second ballot, which on Wednesday whittled

  • Sensex Graph

    Sensex provisionally closes 37 points up

    Mumbai: Positive macro-economic data points increased hopes of a rate cut and buoyed a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to close in the positive territory on Thursday after three days of continued losses this week.

  • Real Madrid extend Ramos’ contract till 2020

    Madrid: Spanish football giants Real Madrid have reached an agreement to renew the contract of team captain Sergio Ramos until 2020. The deal will be announced next Monday at the Santiago Bernabeu, club officials told EFE on Wednesday. During the team’s Asia tour, Real president Florentino Perez resolved the renewal issue with the Spanish international, while Rene Ramos, the brother and agent of the Real Madrid right back, successfully found common ground

  • Security, Independence Day

    Security stepped up in Valley ahead of I-Day celebrations

    Srinagar: Security has been stepped up across Kashmir region ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, in the aftermath of recent attacks by militants in the Valley. Militants carried out four attacks in Shopian district of south Kashmir and summer capital Srinagar in a span of 12 hours in which 15 persons including five security force personnel were injured.

  • Father-son duo arrested for raping, impregnating minor girl

    Hyderabad: A father-son duo were arrested today for allegedly raping and “impregnating” a 17-year-old girl, from neighbouring Ranga Reddy district of Telangana, police said. The duo allegedly raped the victim a couple of months ago in Basheerabad mandal of the district. After due course of investigation, police arrested one Ashok Kumar Goud and his father Kashappa Goud, both are toddy sellers, ASP (Tandur Sub-Division) Chandana Dipti said.

  • Top unsung tourist destinations in India

    Whenever you think about vacation in India, only a few places come to your consciousness. Why should you stick to Ooty, Shimla and Kashmir for vacations in India? There are a lot of exotic and rare places that are hidden in India. These places are least visited by tourists because these have only one single attraction element. But, in many cases, this single element would be more than enough to make an

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    Had Cong ‘cornered’ on penultimate day of Monsoon session: NDA

    New Delhi: Government today claimed that it had Congress “cornered” on the penultimate day of the Monsoon session while slamming the opposition party for its “disruptive tactics” in Parliament even as the option was kept open of reconvening the session to push passage of the GST Bill. During consultations held with floor leaders of NDA in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the last day of the current session today, Home Minister Rajnath

  • Warne blasts Buchanan for criticising Clarke

    Sydney: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne on Thursday hit out at former Australia cricket coach John Buchanan for his criticism of outgoing captain Michael Clarke’s leadership skills. Buchanan had voiced his unhappiness at Australia’s performance after the team lost the fourth Ashes Test in England within three days to trail the series 1-3. The 62-year-old had alleged that Clarke, who will retire after the series, had eroded the team culture during his tenure

  • We are confident going into tomorrow’s final: Ferguson

    Chennai: With an unbeaten run so far in the cricket tri-series, Australia ‘A’ batsman Callum Ferguson today said they will be a confident lot going into tomorrow’s final here. Australia ‘A’ have been a dominant side in the tri-series so far, recording comfortable wins against both hosts India ‘A’ and South Africa ‘A’. In all probability, the Aussies will face India ‘A’ in tomorrow’s summit clash at the M A Chidambaram Stadium

  • UP Wizards retain Srejeesh, Raghunath for next two HILs

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Wizards have retained five players, including star goalkeeper P R Sreejesh and drag-flicker V R Raghunath for the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Hockey India League (HIL). All the franchises had the option of retaining five players — three Indians and three foreigners, but UP Wizards today informed the HIL board that they have decided to retain just five players for the next two seasons of the

  • Sindhu stuns Xuerui, Saina sails into quarters

    Jakarta: Two-time bronze-medallist P V Sindhu stunned Olympic champion and former World No. 1 Chinese Li Xuerui in a hard-fought contest, while Saina Nehwal sailed into the women’s singles quarterfinals after an easy win in the World Badminton Championship here today. With this victory, Sindhu has moved a step closer to claiming a hat-trick of medals in the World championship. The 11th seeded Sindhu, who clinched the bronze medal in 2013 and