Free Press Journal
  • NCA Bangaluru

    NCA to become High Performance Centre, could move out too

    Mumbai: The National Cricket Academy could be converted to a High Performance Centre and may even be shifted out of the Karnataka capital if the required land is not provided by the state government. Talks to this effect took place in the NCA meeting in Delhi held yesterday, a committee member told PTI today.

  • Neil Nitin Mukesh

    Neil Nitin Mukesh approached for Prabhas’ next

    Chennai: Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who was last seen in Tamil actioner “Kaththi”, may soon be making his Telugu debut opposite “Baahubali” star Prabhas in his next yet-untitled project in the language. The film will be helmed by 25-year old Sujeeth, who made a smashing debut last year with his Telugu hit “Run Raja Run”.

  • Sensex Recovers

    Sensex retakes 28,000, Nifty above 8,500 as WPI falls

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex reclaimed the 28,000-mark and the NSE Nifty was trading above 8,500 level at noon today on across-the-board gains after WPI inflation fell for July, raising hopes of a rate cut by the RBI amid a pause in rupee’s fall.

  • Radhe Maa turns up before police in dowry case

    Mumbai: Self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa today turned up at the Kandivali Police Station here in response to the summons issued by the Mumbai Police for questioning with regard to a dowry harassment case. Senior inspector Mukund Pawar said, “Presently I will not be able to tell anything with regard to the case and the statement of the accused as well as of Radhe Maa.”

  • Greek parliament

    Greek parliament backs third bailout deal

    Athens: The Greek parliament on Friday backed draft terms for a third bailout in five years after talks that lasted through the night, the media reported.

  • Kejriwal, Modi

    Accept OROP demand on August 15 : Arvind Kejriwal tells Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday criticized the eviction of ex-servicemen from a protest site here and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept on Independence Day Saturday their demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP). “Ex-servicemen being forcibly thrown out of Jantar Mantar? Bizarre. They protected us till yesterday. Now they are a security threat for Independence Day?” the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted. “Within a year, the NDA

  • South Korea police

    South Korea police block anti-North leaflet launch

    Paju (South Korea): South Korean police today blocked activists from launching anti-North Korea leaflets across the heavily fortified border, amid elevated military tensions on the divided peninsula.

  • Peshawar school attack

    Pakistan to hang Peshawar school massacre plotters

    Islamabad: Six militants who plotted and aided Pakistan’s worst ever terrorist attack at a Peshawar school are set to be hanged after Army Chief General Raheel Sharif confirmed their death sentences.

  • Kurdish forces

    Germany says Iraqi Kurdish forces report chemical attack

    Berlin: Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Iraq have reported being attacked with chemical weapons in recent days, the German defence ministry has said.

  • Sensex Up

    Sensex rallies 374 points in mixed Asian trend

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rallied 374 points driven by fresh buying mainly in realty, healthcare, banking, metal and power amid mixed Asian cues as WPI inflation fell for July.

  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa

    Shuttlers Jwala-Ashwini miss out on Worlds bronze

    Jakarta: In a case of so-near-and-yet-so-far once again, the Indian duo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa was ousted from the women’s doubles quarter-finals of the World Badminton Championships here on Friday.

  • rupees-indian

    Rupee recovers from early blows, trades at 65.15

    Mumbai: The rupee recovered from initial losses against the American currency quoting at 65.15 on fresh selling of dollars by banks and exporters on the back of smart recovery in the equity market.

  • China, coal mine blast

    Death toll in China coal mine blast rises to 13

    Beijing: The death toll in a coal mine gas explosion in southern China’s Guizhou Province rose to 13 as three more bodies were today found at the blast site. The gas explosion had occurred on Tuesday evening at a coal mine in Louxia Township of Pu’an County and had left 10 dead and five injured. Authorities today found bodies of three people, who were previously reported missing, taking the death toll to 13, state-run

  • Dustin Johnson

    Johnson surges into US PGA Championship lead

    London : American golfer Dustin Johnson produced a top-notch performance to lead on the opening day of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

  • Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray

    Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray storm into Rogers Cup quarters

    Montreal : Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray progressed through to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals after defeating their respective opponents on Friday in Montreal. Seventh seed Nadal claimed a 6-3, 6-3 win over Mikhail Youzhny of Russia to set up a quarterfinal clash against fourth seed Kei Nishikori. Meanwhile, Murray overcame Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-2 in a pre-quarter contest that lasted one hour and five minutes. The British number one will next face defending

  • Modi Government

    Narendra Modi govt bogged down by bureaucracy, politics : US

    Washington: Observing that the Modi Government which came to power last year on a plank of change has been bogged down by bureaucracy and politics, a top US think-tank has said “caution” and not enthusiasm is evident in every arena.