Free Press Journal
  • Andy-Murray

    Andy Murray beats Richard Gasquet to face Roger Federer in semi-finals

    London: World number two Andy Murray continued his good performance by beating Frenchman Richard Gasquet in the Cincinnati Masters quarterfinals. The 28-year-old claimed a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win to advance to the semi-finals. The British number one admitted to being sluggish at the start, and added that he struck the ball better as the match went on, the BBC reports.

  • Rajnath Singh

    India insists NSA-level talks will only be on terrorism

    Lucknow: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India “sticks to its stand” that dialogue must be held only on terrorism at the Indo-Pak NSA-level talks, which are under a cloud over the issue of Kashmiri separatists. Asserting that the agenda for the talks was set in Ufa, the minister said Pakistan must not deviate from it. “The agenda decided at the talks which took place between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi wants to normalise ties on his own terms: Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to normalise ties with Pakistan on his own terms. “Jab se Modi sahab aaye hain tab se unki yeh policy hai ki woh Pakistan se rishte normalise karna chahte hain per yeh woh apne terms per karna chahte hain (since Modi has come to power he wants dialogue on his terms),” Aziz said at press conference here.

  • Manish Tewari

    Manish Tewari to GoI: Do you have the ability to get Dawood yourself?

    New Delhi: Responding to the dossier of Dawood Ibrahim, the man wanted for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, Congress leader Manish Tiwari on Saturday asked the Government of India whether they have the ability and capacity to get him themselves. “Every government, be it NDA or UPA, has handed dossiers after dossiers to Pakistan regarding Dawood’s whereabouts, but the efforts were futile,” Tewari said.

  • Arthur-Morris

    Former Australian opener ‘Invincible’ Arthur Morris dies at 93

    Sydney: Former Australian opener Arthur Morris, a member of Don Bradman’s 1948 ‘Invincibles’ team, has died aged 93, Cricket Australia said today. The death of Morris, who had been the country’s oldest living former Test player, meant “a cherished link with our past” had been lost, said the governing body’s chairman Wally Edwards.

  • Lahiru-Thirimanne_Sri-Lanka

    Angelo Mathews-Lahiru Thirimanne steer Sri Lanka to 224/3 at lunch

    Colombo: Indian bowlers failed to get a breakthrough as Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne guided Sri Lanka to 224 for three at lunch on day three of the second cricket Test here today. At the P Sara Oval, Mathews (72 batting) and Thirimanne (57 batting) batted without any problems as they added 84 runs in the 28 overs bowled. They still trail India by 169 runs. Starting at the overnight score of 140/3, India’s main hope was in inducing mistakes from

  • Stock Exchange_financial-crisis

    US stocks plummet following global rout

    New York: US stocks continued to plunge on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average nosediving more than 500 points, as a broad-based heavy sell-off in global stock markets rattled nervous investors. The Dow tumbled 530.94 points, or 3.12 percent, to 16,459.75. The S&P 500 shed 64.84 points, or 3.19 percent, to 1,970.89. The Nasdaq Composite Index sank 171.45 points, or 3.52 percent, to 4, 706.04, Xinhua reported.

  • child rape

    Why Child Rapes Have Soared 151% In 5 Years

    In 2014, a spate of child-sexual-abuse cases in Bangalore gained much attention: A six-year-old girl raped by her 37-year-old teacher, a four-year-old  girl sexually assaulted by unidentified persons and an eight-year-old girl raped by her 63-year-old teacher, to mention a few.

  • Typhoon Goni PHILIPPINES

    Typhoon Goni leaves 7 dead, 2 missing in Philippines

    Manila (Philippines):  Typhoon Goni slightly weakened today as it lashed the northern Philippines with strong rain and wind that set off landslides and flooded low-lying villages, leaving at least seven people dead and two others missing, officials said. The government’s weather agency said the typhoon was at sea about 125 kilometres east of northern Calayan Island on the northern tip of the archipelago and is not expected to make landfall. It is packing maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometres per hour

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges Israel, Syria to de-escalate tensions

    United States: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, concerned over the serious violations of the Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria, has urged them to de-escalate the situation, an official statement said on Saturday. Various media reports said rockets were fired on Thursday across the ceasefire line into Israel, landing in the vicinity of Qiryat Shmona, in response to shootings by the Israel defence forces across the ceasefire line, with projectiles impacting in the

  • Black youth killed by St. Louis police

    Washington: A preliminary autopsy on the 18-year-old African American youth killed by St. Louis police showed the cause of death was a single shot to the back, the Missouri city’s top police official said. Mansur Ball-Bey’s deadly encounter with police on Wednesday came less than two weeks after the one-year anniversary of the fatal police shooting of another young black youth, Michael Brown, in nearby Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft to shut down Salo plant

    Helsinki: Software giant Microsoft plans to close its plant in Salo in Finland, media reported. The plant was taken over from Nokia as a part of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone sector, reported Xinhua news agency.

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    Tests show IS used chemical weapons in Iraq: Pentagon

    Washington: The Pentagon said on Friday that initial tests indicated that the militant group Islamic State (IS) may have used a chemical weapon against Kurdish forces in Iraq earlier this month. Fragments from some mortar rounds fired by the IS near Makhmour in Iraq tested positive for sulfur mustard agent, said US Brigadier General Kevin Killea in a Pentagon briefing, Xinhua reported. The Pentagon, however, cautioned that a definite assessment could only be made

  • Ricardo Ferretti

    Mexico name Brazilian Ferretti as interim coach

    Mexico City: Brazilian Ricardo Ferretti has accepted an offer to coach Mexico’s national team on an interim basis, the country’s football federation said. Ferretti will take charge of El Tricolor for their next four matches following the dismissal of Miguel Herrera last month. “We don’t have a contract but we have Ricardo’s word that he will coach the team for four matches at the most,” Xinhua quoted Mexico’s federation chief Decio de Maria

  • Cut with knife, burnt: Boy survives to tell sordid tale

    Indore :  In an appalling incident, a 5-year-old boy was subjected to inhumane torture by a couple who adopted him in Mhow. On Friday, the child was rescued by a team of district administration, which was horrified to see cuts and burnson him.

  • ISIS

    Islamic State No. 2 leader killed in airstrike: US

    Washington: The White House said on Friday that the No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group died in a US airstrike. “Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Hajji Mutazz… was killed in a US military air strike on August 18 while travelling in a vehicle near Mosul, Iraq,” White House spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.

  • Gold

    Gold up on weak US dollar

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York mercantile exchange rose on Friday on a weaker US dollar and lower equities. The most active gold contract for December delivery rose $6.4 (0.55 percent) to settle at $1,159.60 per ounce, reported Xinhua news agency. For the week, gold futures climbed 4.21 percent, their largest weekly gain since the week ended on January 16 this year.

  • US Dollar

    US dollar slumps as rate hike expectation dims

    New York: The US dollar dropped against most major currencies as investors lowered their expectation for an interest rate hike as early as September, following the release of weak economic data from China. The Caixin Flash China General Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index retreated to 47.1 in August from 47.8 in July, the lowest level since March 2009.

  • Saudi Arabia registers MERS death

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia registered one death due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus and six new cases of infection, according to a statement issued by the Saudi health ministry. The death and new cases recorded on Friday were from the capital which has been witnessing a rise in the spread of the virus in the last two weeks, Xinhua reported. The latest development has put the toll up to 486 since