Free Press Journal
  • Louis van Gaal

    Manchester United manager Van Gaal slams Stoichkov comments

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hit back at former FC Barcelona forward Hristo Stoichkov on Friday, saying that the Bulgarian football legend’s criticism of his coaching methods stem from their acrimonious relationship during their stint with the Catalan giants.

  • Shooting

    17 killed in Sao Paulo shootings; Police investigating links

    Sao Paulo: Police in Brazil’s biggest city said today they are investigating the shooting deaths of at least 17 people within the span of about three hours. Police said they are trying to determine if Thursday night’s shootings in the neighboring suburbs of Osasco and Barueri, on the western outskirts of Sao Paulo, are related. The mayor of Osasco, Jorge Lapas, told the Globo TV network the killings may have been in

  • Male Sperm

    Critically endangered species reproduced using frozen sperm

    Washington: Scientists have successfully reproduced genetically important offspring using frozen semen from a ferret which died 20 years ago. The sire, “Scarface,” as he is affectionately called by the team, was one of the last 18 black-footed ferrets, a critically endangered species native to North America, to exist in the world in the 1980s.

  • New sensor can help Siri hear you through a noisy party!

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new sensor that can help your smartphone hear voice instructions in loud environments. In a crowded room with voices coming from every direction, the human auditory system is incredibly good at homing in on a single voice while filtering out the background jabber. However, computers are not.

  • Cameron suffers swimmer’s ear on Portugal holiday

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron’s summer holiday on the beaches of Portugal was disrupted after he suffered an inflammation in the ear, commonly referred to as swimmer’s ear. His 10 Downing Street office here said Cameron picked up Otitis while surfing in the Algarve, where he is currently holidaying with his wife Samantha and their three children.

  • Rescuers walk through charred building frames and bedsteads after a fire broke out in a nursing home in Luxian county in Pingdingshan, central China's Henan province. .

    Fire continues to rage in China as death toll mounts to 56

    Tianjin: Over 1,000 firefighters aided by military experts trained in nuclear and biological warfare today battled to put out flares emitting toxic fumes in north China as two fresh explosions struck this major port city after two massive blasts killed at least 56 people. Fires are still burning at the site of the two massive explosions some 36 hours after the blasts as another 6,200 people were evacuated to prevent further casualties.

  • sunil gavaskar

    India have always struggled to get bottom five: Gavaskar

    Galle: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar says it was not a surprise that India struggled to wipe off the bottom half of the Sri Lankan batting line up since it was team’s old habit and the pitch also tends to settle on the second and third day of a Test match, making batting easier. India had Sri Lanka on mat, having reduced them to 108 for five by lunch but allowed them to make

  • India men’s compound team to fight for bronze at Archery WC

    Wroclaw (Poland): Indian men’s compound team will now fight for a bronze medal finish at the Archery World Cup – Stage 3 after narrowly going down to the USA in the semifinals here today. India will face Italy, seeded third, in the bronze medal play-off match tomorrow.

  • BCCI congratulates India A for Tri-series win

    Chennai: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya congratulated the India A team for defeating Australia A in the final of the tri-series here on Friday.

  • Mamnoon Hussain

    Pak offers to hold talks with India on longstanding issues

    Islamabad: Pakistan today offered to hold bilateral talks with India to resolve the Kashmir issue and other longstanding disputes, as President Mamnoon Hussain said his country wants peaceful coexistence with all neighbours, but would thwart any threats to its security. “Pakistan wants to resolve all longstanding disputes with India, including Kashmir, through dialogue,” the President said, addressing a gathering of civilian and military officials at a function here to mark the country’s 69th

  • WDM witnesses trade worth Rs 2,289.23 cr on NSE

    Mumbai: The Wholesale Debt Market segment of the National Stock Exchange today witnessed a total turnover of Rs 2,289.23 crore in 83 trades. Top securities (non-repo) traded at the WDM were: The 7.72 per cent government securities maturing in CG2025 traded value at Rs.300.00 crore at weighted yield the 7.74 per cent, 7.88 per cent government securities maturing in CG2030 traded value at Rs.175.00 crore at weighted yield the 8.03 per cent and

  • Gold inches up in steady trade, silver rallies

    Mumbai: Gold prices gained marginally in quiet trade at the domestic bullion market here on sustained local buying support amid investors caution after recent massive rally. Elsewhere, silver continued its strong rallying momentum on the back of hectic speculative demand. Standard gold (99.5 purity) edged up by Rs 5 to settle at Rs 25,730 per 10 grams from overnight closing level of Rs 25,725. Pure gold (99.9 purity) also added by a similar

  • Arun Jaitley

    Falling inflation positive sign, all macro data promising: FM

    New Delhi: Terming the declining inflation as a “positive sign”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the price situation is under control and all the macroeconomic indicators are extremely encouraging. When asked whether it was time for the Reserve Bank of cut interest rate, Jaitley parried the question saying in a lighter vein, “I am sure we all know the relationship now.”

  • Indian Rupee

    Rupee snaps 7-day losing streak Vs USD, closes 10 paise higher

    Mumbai: Snapping its 7-day losing streak, the rupee today closed 10 paise higher at 65 against the US dollar on fresh selling of greenback by banks and exporters on hopes of resumption of foreign capital inflows into equity markets. The rupee resumed lower at 65.19 as against yesterday’s closing level of 65.10 and dropped further to 65.34 on initial dollar demand from banks and importers in view of a firm greenback in the

  • Chandimal hits counter-attacking ton; India chase 176

    Galle: India were set a tricky target of 176 runs to win the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka after Dinesh Chandimal produced a counter-attacking unbeaten 162 to lead a spirited fightback for the hosts, here today. Tottering at a precarious 95 for five at one stage after conceding a 192-run first innings lead, Chandimal staged a remarkable recovery as he notched up a career-best knock to help Sri Lanka score 367 in

  • HC gives Interim pre-arrest bail to Radhe Maa

    Mumbai: Controversial self-styled ‘godwoman’ Radhe Maa was today granted interim pre-arrest bail by the Bombay High Court in a case of alleged dowry harassment, a day after a sessions court rejected her anticipatory bail plea. The interim protection from arrest until two weeks was granted by Justice Mridula Bhatkar on a petition filed by Sukhvinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa. The matter would be heard again after a fortnight.

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    BJP launches country-wide onslaught to ‘expose’ Congress

    New Delhi: BJP today unleashed a country-wide onslaught against the Congress as it held over 28 press conferences, including many by Union ministers and chief ministers, to “expose” the opposition party for stalling Parliament “without a cause”. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the tone for the NDA’s belligerence against Congress, especially the Gandhi family, Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, Manohar Parrikar, JP Nadda, Prakash Javadekar, Ananth Kumar and Nirmala Sitharaman,

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    Chabahar port, Indian prisoners figure in Indo-Iran talks

    New Delhi: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who affirmed India’s commitment to work with Tehran for development of Chabahar Port that is expected to have far reaching benefit for India, Iran and the entire Central Asian region. India has pledged to invest about USD 85 million in developing the strategic port, located on Iran’s southeastern coast, which would provide India a sea-land access route to Afghanistan bypassing

  • Red Corner notice likely to be issued against Lalit Modi

    Jaipur: The Centre today said it was taking steps to extradite Lalit Modi and a Red Corner notice may soon be issued against him, even as it attacked Congress alleging that the UPA government did not build a strong case against the former Indian Premier League chief. Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore alleged here that the UPA government was just “misleading” people on the issue of action against