Free Press Journal
  • Floyd Mayweather

    Boxer Floyd Mayweather relaxed about retirement

    Las Vegas: Professional boxing star Floyd Mayweather insists that he has “no second thoughts” about his retirement. He will hang up his gloves following his upcoming clash with Andre Berto. The 38-year-old American will move to 49-0 if he beats his compatriot Berto in Las Vegas on September 12. But despite widespread speculation that he will fight again in an attempt to better Rocky Marciano’s record (49-0), Mayweather said he is looking forward

  • All batsmen willing to bat at any position: Sanjay Bangar

    Colombo: India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar today lauded his batsmen for adapting quickly to team’s requirements by coming out to bat at any position they are asked to. “All the batsmen are willing to bat at any position which is a big plus of this team,” said Bangar after the first day’s play of the third Test between India and Sri Lanka, which was a near-complete wash out due to persistent rain, here

  • N Srinivasan

    BCCI adjourns WC meet over Srinivasan’s presence

    Kolkata: High drama was today witnessed in the BCCI’s crucial Working Committee meeting over the presence of N Srinivasan, prompting the President Jagmohan Dalmiya to adjourn the meeting sine die over lack of legal clarity on the sidelined former chief’s status. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Working Committee meeting was adjourned sine die after deciding to seek the opinion of the Hon’ble Supreme Court whether Mr. N. Srinivasan could

  • Pakistan lodges protest with India over civilian killings

    Islamabad: Pakistan today summoned Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan and lodged a strong protest over alleged ceasefire violations, saying at least six civilians were killed in firing by Indian troops. Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry summoned Raghavan to convey that today’s ceasefire violations by the Indian side were not acceptable, sources said. Chaudhry handed over the protest note to Raghavan, who was accompanied by his deputy J P Singh.

  • Japan’s parliament approves women empowerment bill

    Tokyo: The Japanese parliament approved a bill aimed at women empowerment and enhancing the role of a woman in the workplace, the media reported. The law obliges the government to come up with a policy for offering women more opportunities in recruitment and promotion, state-run NHK news agency reported. It also called for creating an environment where women can balance work and family.

  • Brain

    Neurotic people tend to be more creative: study

    London: Neurotic people who constantly worry and brood over negative thoughts are likely to be more creative, a new study has found. The part of the brain responsible for self-generated thought is highly active in neuroticism, which yields both of the trait’s positives (eg creativity) and negatives (eg misery), researchers said.

  • Modi

    Indians in UK plan grand reception for Narendra Modi

    London: Narendra Modi will visit the UK for the first time as prime minister in November and the Indian community in the country is planning a major reception for him at the iconic Wembley Stadium here. Over 70,000 people are expected to turn out at the invitation-only event being organised by the Europe India Forum (EIF) at one of Europe’s largest football stadiums on November 13, the organisers said.

  • Former Pakistani soldier arrested for burning national flag

    Lahore: A former Pakistani soldier has been arrested here for allegedly burning the country’s flag and raising anti-nation slogans in public. On a complaint that a man was burning the flag and shouting anti-Pakistan slogans, police reached Faisal Town area here and arrested him yesterday. The accused identified as Qamarul Zaman was fired from the Pakistani army due to prolonged absence and is now working as a security guard in a private company, police said.

  • Canadian police hunt for ‘East Indian’ in molestation case

    Toronto: Canadian police are hunting for an ‘East-Indian’ accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a woman gas station employee in an inebriated state in Langley city, seeking public help to identify him. Royal Canadian Mounted Police uploaded his sketch on its website yesterday and sought public assistance to identify the sexual assault suspect. The suspect appeared to be intoxicated and entered the gas station shortly before 8 PM local time on August 9.

  • Govt to fix formula for premium on gas pricing soon: Pradhan

    Mumbai: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the government would soon finalise a formula to calculate premium on gas pricing for difficult blocks. “Pricing of gas is a big challenge in the country. When we declared the last gas pricing formula, we have committed to give some additional premium for gas produced in difficult areas (ultra-deep water and deep water). We will be publishing the premium formula shortly,” Pradhan told reporters on the

  • Top Indian scientist awarded 1st Sunhak Peace Prize

    Seoul: Noted Indian agriculture scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta, who has done pioneering work in aquaculture in India and several other countries, was today awarded the first Sunhak Peace Prize, billed as an alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with the President of Kiribati Islands.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee retreats; falls 10 paise at 66.14 against USD

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened by 10 paise to end at 66.14 against the US dollar due to month-end demand for the American currency from importers and banks. Sustained capital outflows by foreign funds and a sudden spike in crude oil prices globally too weighed on the domestic currency, forex dealers said. However, a sluggish dollar overseas capped the losses.

  • FPIs take out Rs 15,000 cr in last 5 trading sessions

    New Delhi: Overseas investors have pulled out over Rs 15,000 crore from the Indian capital markets in the last five trading sessions. Of this total, FPIs withdrew a net amount of Rs 5,173 crore on the ‘Black Monday’ alone, when the benchmark Sensex crashed over 1624 points, while 50-share NSE Nifty plunged 490.95 points.

  • Ricki and The Flash

    Movie Review: Ricki and the Flash – For Streep Fans

    Cast: Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Ben Platt, Joe Vitale, Keala Settle, Joe Toutebon
    Director: Jonathan Demme 
    How to live life? What must we do?  These are questions which people in reel and real life usually attempt to answer. Those who don’t go through the motions. In Jonathan (Silence of the Lambs) Demme’s new movie Ricki

  • Snehal Mane in line for ITF double crown in Mauritius

    Mumbai: Indian girl Snehal Mane placed herself in line for a double crown by reaching the finals of the girls singles and doubles at the Petit Camp Cup Under 18 Grade 4 ITF tennis championships being played in Mauritius. Pune-based Snehal, who is a member of the MSLTA Vision Programme and supported by Lakshya-Bharat Forge, upset second seed Venia Yeung of Hong Kong 7-6(2) 6-0 in the semifinals to enter the singles title

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Goa extends deadline for off shore casinos to relocate

    Panaji: In a major relief to the off-shore casino industry, the Goa government today extended the deadline for casino operators to relocate from river Mandovi, till March 31, 2016. The State cabinet has approved the decision to extend the deadline for the casino operators to venture out of river Mandovi to next year in March.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Ceasefire violations: PDP calls for Indo-Pak DGMOs meeting

    Srinagar: Ruling Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti called for an immediate meeting of the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to sort out the issue of ceasefire violations amicably so that innocent lives are safeguarded. “I appeal for ending the bloodshed of innocent people residing near the borders. There should be an immediate meeting of the DGMOs of the two countries to sort out the issue amicably so that lives of innocent civilians,

  • Sajjad Ahmed

    Pak terrorist Sajjad Ahmed was to set up base in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Sajjad Ahmed, the Pakistani terrorist caught yesterday, had been tasked to set up a base for Lashkar-e-Taiba in Rafiabad, some 76 kms from here, and curb the influence of local militant Qayyum Najjar, who has defected from Hizbul Mujahideen to form his own group. Officials interrogating Ahmed said he had joined LeT in 2012 and had made two attempts earlier to enter the Kashmir Valley from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) but failed because of

  • Madan Mitra

    Saradha scam: Madan Mitra questioned by CBI in hospital

    Kolkata: Special Crime Branch of CBI today questioned West Bengal transport minister Madan Mitra in a hospital in connection with multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam in which he is an accused. CBI sources said that Mitra, who was arrested by the agency in December 2014 and is now in judicial custody, was interrogated about his association with the Saradha group. Mitra, the sources said, maintained his earlier stand that he was a public

  • OROP row: Small gaps need to be filled: Government

    New Delhi: Much to the disappointment of the protesting ex-servicemen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said “small gaps” still required to be filled for implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) and that the PMO was “directly involved” in finding a resolution. Unhappy with the prolonged delay by the Government in setting a timeframe for OROP, the veterans decided to boycott the today’s golden jubilee celebrations of the 1965 war with Pakistan.