Free Press Journal
  • Digambar Kamat

    Bribery scam: Order on Kamat’s bail plea reserved till Aug 19

    Panaji: A local court today reserved till August 19 its order on the anticipatory bail plea filed by former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat whose custodial interrogation was sought by Crime Branch in connection with Louis Berger bribery case. After hearing the arguments on the bail plea, District Judge B P Deshpande reserved the verdict till next Wednesday. Defence lawyer Surendra Desai said the FIR against Kamat was filed even before obtaining a

  • sensex

    Sensex sprints 518 pts, biggest single-day gain in 7 months

    Mumbai: Marking its biggest single-day rise in nearly seven months, the benchmark BSE Sensex today leapt 518 points to reclaim the 28,000-level after WPI inflation for July fell further. Wholesale price index-based inflation fell to (-)4.05 per cent in July, from (-)2.40 per cent in June.

  • Yearning beauty of Yanam

    We have heard about exotic locations like Miami, Mauritius, Maldives which are quite famous for their mesmerizing views. But what if we tell you that you can experience the same within India itself ? A lesser known part of India is Yanam. Not many of us are aware of its captivating beauty.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Government will fulfil OROP promise: Manohar Parrikar

    New Delhi: Amid stepped up demand for One-Rank-One-Pension, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said there are “technical difficulties” in implementing it but insisted that government will fulfil the “assurance” made to the ex-servicemen in this regard. Asserting that NDA government was committed to implementing OROP, Parrikar said it was working to fulfil the long-pending demand of the ex-servicemen.

  • Chandimal’s unbeaten 98 helps Sri Lanka take 71-run

    Galle: Young batsman Dinesh Chandimal’s aggressive 98 not out helped Sri Lanka reach 263 for six and take a 71-run lead in their second innings against India at tea on the third day of the first cricket Test here on Friday. Starting the second session at 108 for five and his team still trailing by 84 runs, unbeaten Chandimal felt that attack was the best mode of defence and showed his intentions

  • Fidel Castro

    Ex- Cuban President Fidel Castro says US owes Cuba millions

    London : Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has in an open letter to the United States said that Washington owes Cuba millions of dollars. According to the BBC, Castro made no mention of the historic reopening of the United States Embassy in Cuba. The letter was published to mark Castro’s 89th birthday. Castro said that due to the trade embargo the U.S. imposed on the Communist-run island in 1960, the former owed Cuba money.

  • Coca Cola ropes in Ganguly for promoting U-17 World Cup

    Kolkata: Soft drinks giant Coca Cola has signed up former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly as its face to promote football and the Under-17 FIFA World Cup to be played in India. “Sourav Ganguly will lead our efforts on football and our activation plans for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup,” a company spokesman told IANS. The three year deal would run till 2017.  The multinational company, one of the sponsors of the

  • Pregnant Women, Jail

    Woman gets pregnant 13 times in 10 years to avoid jail term!

    Beijing: A woman sentenced to life imprisonment for corruption in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region evaded prison for ten years by getting pregnant 13 times before she was finally sent to jail by a court.

  • Sania-Martina enter Toronto quarters

    Toronto: Reigning Wimbledon champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis notched up an easy win to enter the women’s doubles quarterfinals of the $2,678,055 Canadian Open tennis tournament here. The top seeded pair took just 54 minutes to defeat German-Polish combine of Julia Goerges and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik 6-3, 6-2 on the outdoor hard courts of the Aviva Centre on Thursday. The unseeded pair did not start well as they double faulted thrice in

  • jwala gutta ashwini ponnappa

    Sindhu, Jwala-Ashwini miss World badminton medals

    Jakarta: In a case of so near and yet so far, P.V. Sindhu and the duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered quarterfinal defeats in their respective categories to miss out on World Badminton Championship medals here on Friday. Double World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu was looking to make a hat-trick after clinching the metal in the last two editions of the prestigious tournament. But a three-game loss in an hour

  • Djokovic, Murray, Nadal in Canadian Open quarters

    Montreal: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal cruised into the quarter-finals with routine victories at the $3,587,490 Canadian Open tennis tournament here. The top-seeded Djokovic, who captured his third Wimbledon title earlier this summer, was in superb form throughout the afternoon’s first match on Court Central on Thursday, dismantling American hopeful Jack Sock 6-2, 6-1 in just 54 minutes, Efe reported. Despite the lopsided result, the Serbian nine-time Major champion said

  • Tough terrain to test MRF stars in Malaysian Rally

    Johor Bahru: The indications are that the Malaysian Rally, which is also the fourth round of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), commencing here on Saturday after Friday night’s ceremonial flag-off, will prove to be a tough test for Team MRF’s Gaurav Gill and Pontus Tidemand, who are locked in an intense battle for supremacy. Following the reconnaissance run on Thursday, both Gill, the 2013 APRC champion, who trails teammate Tidemand of

  • Brain, Grammer

    Why our brain hates tough grammar

    London: Ever wondered why you are not good at adapting Sanskrit but find Hindi learning a comparatively easy task?

  • McIlroy kicks off comeback with solid start at US PGA Championship

    London: World number one golfer Rory McIlroy kicked off his US PGA title defence with a strong first round 71, six weeks after injuring his ankle playing football. The Northern Irishman finished the opening day one under par and is tied for 24th place with reigning Masters and US Open champion Jordan Spieth. McIlroy said that it was great to be back, adding that he was quite nervous on the first tee,

  • Smartphone

    App introduced with tricolour hoisting feature in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: Technology company Trendyworks has come out with a ‘FamilyApp’ on occasion of Independence Day through which one can experience the pride of hoisting the national flag from anywhere in the world in a single click. The application is available on Google Play Store.

  • Mulayam Singh Yada

    SP begins indefinite fast against neglect in seat distribution

    Patna: Further fissures have emerged in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led ‘grand alliance’ in Bihar with Samajwadi Party, which has not been allotted any seat in the upcoming polls, complaining of complete neglect and launching an indefinite fast demanding its “rightful share”. The Nationalist Congress Party, an ally, had yesterday questioned the “meagre” three seats offered to it, while JD(U) and RJD got 100 each and Congress 40, and termed it “an insult” by

  • Rajyavardhan-Singh-Rathore

    Rajyavardhan Rathore hints at OROP soon

    Jaipur: Amid mounting pressure by ex-servicemen, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said the Central government may soon make an announcement on One Rank One Pension.