Free Press Journal
  • Patel Community protests

    Quota row: Hardik seeks Rs 35 lakh compensation for deceased

    Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel, leader of the Patel agitation for OBC quota in Gujarat, today demanded Rs 35 lakh as compensation to the relatives of each of his community members killed in widespread violence in the state. In an attempt to intensify the agitation in the state, Hardik also asked farmers of his community not to supply essential commodities like vegetables and milk to cities to support of their demand of reservation under OBC

  • Mikhail Bora

    I could be next target, fears Indrani’s son Mikhail Bora

    Guwahati: Arrested media baron Indrani Mukherjea’s son Mikhail Bora on Thursday said he could be his mother’s next target after she killed her daughter Sheena Bora in 2012. “I do not know. I may be the next target of my mother. She is very powerful and she can do anything she wants,” Mikhail Bora told reporters in Guwahati.

  • Sensex up

    Sensex provisionally closes 558 points up

    Mumbai: In a major recovery after Monday’s crash, a barometer index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE sensitive index (Sensex) provisionally closed with gains of over 558 points.

  • Vikas Gowda

    Vikas Gowda enters discus final at Worlds

    Beijing: Two-time Asian Championships gold medallist Vikas Gowda expectedly reached the discus throw final with a best attempt of 63.86 metres in the qualifiers at the World Athletics Championships here on Thursday. The 32-year-old’s first throw of 63.86m proved to be his best, making him easily eligible for the summit clash which will be held at the iconic Bird’s Nest on Saturday. Taking part in Group A of the qualifiers, Gowda threw

  • Glen mills, Usain bolt

    Result proves Bolt is a true champion: Coach Glen Mills

    Beijing: Usain Bolt’s coach, Glen Mills, says the World sprint champion had not been at his best for the 100 metres earlier this week but the fact he managed to successfully defend his title was all that mattered.

  • Alexis Viera

    Uruguayan footballer Alexis Viera shot during theft

    Rio de Janeiro: Uruguayan footballer Alexis Viera suffered serious injuries after being shot in the chest during a robbery in Colombia, doctors have said. The 36-year-old, a goalkeeper for Depor in Colombia’s second division, underwent emergency surgery and was in intensive care on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency. Media reports said Viera and his partner, Andrea Fabiana, were confronted by the assailants after leaving a bank. Viera is said to have been

  • Rafael da Silva

    ‘Playing for Brazil harder than any football club’

    Paris: French club Lyon’s Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva has opined that playing for Brazil is harder than any other club team because mistakes cannot be made at that level. The Brazilian international recalled on Wednesday a mistake he made in the final at the 2012 Summer Olympics against Mexico, when he made a poor pass just 30 seconds into the game that resulted in a goal for the opponents, reports Efe. Mexico

  • Fabio Coentrao

    Real Madrid defender Coentrao joins Monaco on loan

    Madrid: Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid has announced its Portuguese defender Fabio Coentrao will join French side Monaco on loan for one season. Coentrao preferred to join Monaco on Wednesday, despite having an offer to play for Italian giants Inter Milan, reports Efe. Coentrao will compensate for the absence of Monaco’s left back Layvin Kurzawa, who joined French champions Paris Saint-Germain, also on loan. The Portuguese joined Real Madrid in 2011.

  • Lucas Digne

    PSG loan defender Lucas Digne to Roma for a season

    Paris: French football giants Paris Saint-Germain have announced the transfer of French defender Lucas Digne to Italian side AS Roma for one year. The Italian club paid an estimated amount of 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million) to get the promising 22-year-old defender, with an option of a permanent purchase, Efe reported on Wednesday. Digne’s move to Roma came after a similar deal made by PSG with the signing of Layvin Kurzawa from Monaco,

  • Patrick Reed

    Golfers Angel Jimenez, Patrick Reed to play in Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Victor Dubuisson, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Graeme McDowell and Patrick Reed are the latest golf stars to confirm their participation in the UBS Hong Kong Open to be held here from October 22 to 25, it was announced on Thursday.

  • Angelo Mathews

    It will be tough to fill up Sanga’s shoes: Angelo Mathews

    Colombo: Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews accepted that it will take time for someone to get into the boots of retiring legend Kumar Sangakkara but left-hander Upul Tharanga is someone they would be banking on to do the job as they take on India in the third Test starting tomorrow.

  • South Africa, Ab de villiers

    Proteas climb to third spot in ODI ranking

    Johannesburg : AB de Villiers’s men have climbed up one spot to the third position in the official ICC ODI ranking following their 2-1 three-match series win against New Zealand in Durban. South Africa avoided a whitewash against the tourists as they claimed a 62-run win in the third and final ODI. With the win, South Africa are now with 110 points. Australia continued to sit atop the rankings with 129 rating points and

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams eyes to create history at US Open

    Johannesburg : World number one Serena Williams has said that she would prefer to have the pressure of chasing history at the US Open, than of having the pressure of not winning the title. The 21-time Grand Slam champion revealed that she doesn’t care about winning or losing, and added that her sole aim is to focus on matches one at a time and then move on to the next one, Sport24 reported. Serena,

  • Army, Gujarat

    Army deployed in three Gujarat cities

    Ahmedabad: Army troops were called in Surat, Rajkot and Mehsana cities of Gujarat on Thursday to contain tension after violence erupted over an agitation by the Patel community demanding OBC status and reservation, an army spokesman said. Army personnel were earlier deployed in Ahmedabad on Wednesday after violence broke out following the arrest and subsequent release of Hardik Patel, the convenor of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), a body of Patels that is

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Smart cities will give quality, decent life to citizens: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that smart cities will enable a clean environment and provide smart solutions to problems. “Smart cities will have the core infrastructure and will give a quality and decent life to citizens. It will enable a clean environment and provide smart solutions to problems,” he told the media here. Naidu, who announced the list of smart cities, said the prime motive