Free Press Journal
  • Dante Bonfim

    Bayern Munich defender Dante Bonfim moves to Wolfsburg

    Wolfsburg (Germany): Brazilian international Dante Bonfim Costas Santos moved from German football club Bayern Munich to league rivals Wolfsburg, both clubs confirmed. The 31-year-old centre back on Sunday agreed on a three-year deal that keeps him until June 2018 with the ‘Wolves’, reports Xinhua. “We want to thank Dante. Bayern experienced with him a very successful time with many great moments and titles,” Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. Dante played a minor

  • Raul Gracia

    Athletic sign Atletico midfielder Raul Garcia

    Bilbao (Spain): Spanish football club Athletic Club Bilbao on Monday made one of the surprise signings of the summer with the capture of Atletico Madrid’s attacking midfielder Raul Garcia on a four-year contract. Athletic will pay around 10 million euros ($11.2 million) for the Pamplona born player, who began his career with Osasuna and who fits into their transfer policy of signing only players born or raised as footballers in either the

  • Narendra Modi

    Face action if you raise grievances with PM: Govt warns babus

    New Delhi: All central government employees, including officials of Army and para military forces, were today warned of “action” if they raise service matters related grievances to the Prime Minister, directly.

  • Jayalalithaa announces new taluks, revenue divisions

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced creation of 16 new taluks and five revenue divisions at a total cost of Rs 17.65 crore to help people access services in a better way. In a statement under Rule 110 in the State Assembly, Jayalalithaa said 16 new taluks would be created at a cost of Rs 16 crore.

  • Delhi Dynamos

    Delhi Dynamos begin pre-season training tomorrow in Sweden

    New Delhi: Indian Super League football club Delhi Dynamos will undergo pre-season training in Sweden from tomorrow as part of their preparations for the second edition beginning in October. The team, which will be based in Gothenburg, will play three friendly games while in Sweden, including against one club which currently plays at the top-tier of the Swedish football league system.

  • Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu

    Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu might collide in Japan Open

    Tokyo: Celebrated Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu might face off in the second round of women’s singles competition if they can cross the first hurdle of the USD 275,000 Japan Open Super Series beginning next week. Silver medallist at the recent World Championship, Saina will take on World No. 17 Thai Busanan Ongbumrungpan in the opening round, while two-time World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu, who is unseeded here, will open her campaign against

  • INTACH quiz spans 110 cities; Delhi girl duo crowned champs

    New Delhi Seeking to instill love and respect for country’s cultural legacy, INTACH has taken its second edition of the annual heritage quiz for schoolchildren to nearly 110 cities now, with the Delhi-Haryana round here today throwing a pair of girls from the capital as a champion. Starting on July 2 from Pondicherry, the INTACH India Heritage Quiz 2015 has so far covered cities, ranging from Srinagar to Port Blair and Daman to

  • 40 drug pouches extracted from ‘pregnant’ woman

    Hyderabad: Doctors have recovered 40 small pouches of narcotic drugs from the body of a South African woman who was posing as being pregnant when caught at Hyderabad airport.

  • Partap Singh Bajwa pays tribute to Beant Singh

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa paid tribute to former chief minister late Beant Singh on his martyrdom anniversary, at his memorial here today. He said that Singh, who was assassinated by terrorists, sacrificed his life for the unity and integrity of the country.

  • Custodial death case: HC says no need for it to monitor probe

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today disposed of a petition filed in the case of alleged custodial death of a 32-year-old man of Patel commun ty during the reservation stir, saying there was no need for the court to monitor the case when CID has taken over probe into it. Justice J B Pardiwala disposed of the petition filed by Prabhaben, mother of Swetang Patel who died allegedly in custody after being caught

  • Supreme Court

    SC allows Jain practice of `Santhara`

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed Rajasthan High Court’s order declaring Santhara, a Jain ritual of voluntary and systematic fasting to death, as a criminal offence and issued a notice to Centre and the Rajasthan government.

  • India, Srilanka

    India set 386-run target for Sri Lanka

    Colombo: India handed Sri Lanka a challenging target of 386 runs to win after the visitors were bowled out for 274 in their second innings on the fourth day of the third and final cricket Test here on Monday. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (58) was the highest run-scorer for India and the last wicket to fall in the second innings at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground. Pacers Nuwan Pradeep and Dhammika Prasad clinched

  • Death Sentence

    Law Comm recommends death penalty for terror, waging of war

    New Delhi: The Law Commission on Monday recommended the abolition of death penalty in all crimes except terrorism offences and waging war. India is one of 59 countries where the death penalty is still awarded by courts. Recently, the issue was debated in the run-up to the July 30 hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

  • rajiv-mehrishi

    Rajiv Mehrishi is new Home Secy; Goyal’s term ends abruptly

    New Delhi: In a sudden and surprise development, senior IAS officer Rajiv Mehrishi, who was to retire today, was appointed as Union Home Secretary, replacing L C Goyal whose tenure abruptly ended 17 months before the completion of his two-year tenure. Mehrishi, the 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, was serving as Economic Affairs Secretary in the Finance Ministry and today was his last day on turning 60.

  • Jordan Spieth

    Jordan Spieth loses top spot to McIlroy in golf rankings

    Edison (New Jersey): Jordan Spieth dropped to the second spot in world golf rankings after the American missed the halfway cut in last week’s The Barclays tournament, paving the way for Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy’s return to the top spot.

  • Patel Community protests

    Next round of agitation from Surat tomorrow: Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad: The next round of agitation to press for the demand for reservation to Patel community under OBC quota will kick-start tomorrow from Surat, Hardik Patel, who is leading the stir that plunged Gujarat into violence said today. Hardik, convener of the Patidar Ananmat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), who arrived at the Ahmedabad Airport from Delhi here today claimed that the agitation for reservation has gained support of several communities and rallies would be

  • John Casson

    British envoy summoned over Al Jazeera verdict remarks

    Cairo: The Egyptian foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador over comments he made regarding prison sentences handed down to three Al Jazeera journalists, the media reported.