Free Press Journal
  • Salva Kiir

    UN to take ‘immediate action’ unless South Sudan signs peace deal

    London : The United Nations has warned South Sudan that it would take “immediate action” if the President Salva Kiir does not sign a peace deal with rebels. According to the BBC, Kiir is scheduled to sign a peace deal on Wednesday to end months of brutal civil war. However, the President’s spokesman said that he still had “reservations”. Rebel leader Riek Machar had signed the peace deal last week but had Kiir refused. Fighting between

  • Spanish stock market

    Spanish stock market up 3.68 percent

    Madrid: Spanish stock market index Ibex-35 rose 3.68 percent to close at 10,115.40 points. The index was up from the 9,756.60 points of Monday when it registered the biggest fall since August 2012. On Tuesday, Abengoa “B” shares led the rise, climbing 26.61 percent, followed by Gamesa, OHL, IAG, Tecnicas Reunidas and Inditex which rose 9.49 percent, 8.55 percent, 5.90 percent, 5.50 percent and 5.18 percent respectively, Xinhua reported. Endesa shares climbed

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams named top seed at US Open

    Washington: World No.1 and three-time defending champion Serena Williams has been top seeded in the women’s singles competition at the 2015 US Open. This is the fourth time that Williams has been the top seed at the US Open, reports Xinhua. Simona Halep of Romania — runner-up at the French Open last year — has been seeded second. The 2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova of Russia is the third seed while 2014

  • Francois Molins

    France train shooter pre-meditated attack

    Paris: Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said the gunman in the shooting at a high-speed train that left three passengers injured pre-meditated his attack, rebuffing his fanciful assertion of armed robbery.

  • Gold price Down

    Gold prices down in US exchange

    Chicago: Gold futures went down on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. The most active gold contract for December delivery fell $15.3 (1.32 percent) to settle at $1,138.30 per ounce, reported Xinhua. Gold was put under pressure as US and world equities rose on Tuesday after China cut interest rates by 0.25 points to 4.6 percent. This move stabilised US and world equities, giving investors the confidence to move away

  • Sonia gandhi

    US court dismisses 1984 riots case against Sonia Gandhi

    New York: A US court of appeals in New York has affirmed a district court’s order and dismissed Nov 1984 anti-Sikh violence case against Congress party president Sonia Gandhi for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

  • Mitchell-Marsh_Australia

    Irish look to take shine off Aussie World Cup win

    Belfast: Australia play their first one-day international as world champions in Belfast tomorrow with a new captain and three uncapped players in the 14-man squad which meets Ireland in a one-off game at Stormont.

  • Celtic, Monaco

    Celtic and Monaco fail to make Champions League grade

    Paris: A header by Markus Rosenberg and an own goal from Dedryck Boyata condemned Scottish champions Celtic to a second successive season without the riches to be accrued from the Champions League group stage as Malmo beat them 2-0 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate in their play-off.

  • Manish Tewari

    If Patels can get reservation, why leave upper castes out : Manish Tewari

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Wednesday said that if the Patel community could demonstrate and protest for the demand of reservation under Other Backward Castes (OBC) category, then other upper castes like Brahmins and Rajputs should not be left out.

  • Sensex

    Sensex opens lower but inches into positive territory

    Mumbai: A key index for Indian equities, the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, plunged over 300 points, or 1.2 percent, early on Wednesday but began recovering thereafter to stay afloat in the positive territory. The Sensex, which opened the day at 26,063.27 points, was trading at 25,719.79 points in the early session, down 312.59 points or 1.20 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,032.38 points. About 90

  • Curfew

    Gujarat bandh called amid tension

    Ahmedabad : Leading the protest to demand OBC reservation for the Patel community in Gujarat, Hardik Patel called for a state-wide bandh on Wednesday.

  • Ceasefire, Pakistan

    Encounter in Uri in North Kashmir

    Srinagar: An encounter broke out today between militants and security forces near the Line of Control in Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The exchange of fire started at around 7 AM after security forces launched a search operation in Qazimar area following information about presence of militants there, an army officer said. There was no immediate report of any casualties, he said.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Gujarat protest: Rajnath Singh takes stock of situation

    New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel regarding the violent incidents of Tuesday night in the state and discussed the current state of things.

  • Tokyo Stocks

    Tokyo stocks rebound slightly

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks rebounded 0.4 percent in Wednesday’s morning session after China’s central bank cut interest rates on Tuesday. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 70.79 points from Tuesday to end the morning at 17,877.49, reported Xinhua news agency.  The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 18.81 points, or 1.31 percent, to 1,451.46. Gainers were led by utilities, insurance and electric machinery issues.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee weakens 18 paise against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee depreciated by 18 paise to 66.28 against the US dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange in early trade today due to fresh dollar demand from importers. The dollar strengthened against major world currencies overseas which impacted the rupee sentiment, dealers said. The rupee weakened due to fresh demand for the dollar from importers and domestic equity markets opening with losses. The rupee had appreciated by 55 paise, its biggest single-day gain in over