Free Press Journal
  • Chicharito Leverkusen

    Mexican striker Hernandez joins Chicharito Leverkusen

    Leverkusen: Mexican striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has completed his move for three seasons from Engish football giants Manchester United to German side Bayer Leverkusen.

  • Gold up

    Gold tops Rs 27,000-mark on global cues, seasonal demand

    New Delhi: Rising for the third straight day, gold regained the Rs 27,000-mark by gaining Rs 200 at the bullion market today in line with a firm global trend amid pick up in wedding season buying by jewellers. Silver too continued its upward journey and rose by Rs 150 to Rs 35,150 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Kalbelia dancer’s son, 26 others arrested at rave party

    Jaipur: A Finnish woman and the son of famous Kalbelia dancer, Gulabo, were among 27 persons arrested by the city police following a raid at a rave party at the farmhouse of the famous dancer near Sikar road. Consumable quantity of marijuana, hashish and other drugs were also seized from the farmhouse situated in an isolated area nearly 10 kms from Sikar highway, police said, adding, the drugs were consumed in cigarettes

  • indrani mukherjea jail

    Indrani’s troubled past may have driven her to extreme behaviour

    New Delhi: As reports about the alleged parental abuse of Indrani Mukerjea – the mother and the prime suspect in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora – during her childhood emerge, experts say that effects of extreme negative parenting may have crept deeper into her personality, turning her into a cold-hearted person.

  • Hamid Ansari

    1965 war costly misadventure for Pakistan: Ansari

    New Delhi: Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Tuesday said the 1965 war against India was a “costly misadventure” for Pakistan. “In the final analysis, the war was a costly military and political misadventure for Pakistan,” Ansari said in his inaugural speech at a tri-services seminar here to commemorate the war.

  • Sivaji Ganesan’s statue to be shifted to proposed memorial: Govt

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government today informed the Madras High Court that the statue of thespian late Sivaji Ganesan at a main road junction in the city would be shifted to the proposed memorial. A submission to this effect was made by the Secretary, Tamil Development and Information Department before a division bench comprising Justices Satish K Agnihotri and K K Sasidharan.

  • M Hamid Ansari

    VHP criticizes Ansari, demands apology

    New Delhi: Criticizing Vice President Hamid Ansari about discrimination against Muslims, the VHP on Tuesday asked him to apologize or resign and take to politics.

  • Transgenders

    ‘Concerned about beggary among transgenders’

    Kolkata: West Bengal’s transgender welfare board plans to address the issue of beggary among the community, a member said on Tuesday. India’s first transgender college principal Manabi Bandopadhyay, who is on the board said the members are “extremely concerned” about the matter.

  • Joachim Low

    Germany may not need Schweinsteiger for every game: Coach Joachim Low

    Munich: Joachim Low, the head coach of the German football team, has said he no longer needs captain Bastian Schweinsteiger to start in every game in the coming years, amid concerns over the midfielder’s performances for his new club, Manchester United.

  • CBI

    CWG street lighting scam: CBI for strict sentence for convicts

    New Delhi: The CBI today sought stringent punishment for seven convicts, including four MCD officials, in a Delhi court which said it would tomorrow pronounce the sentence for conspiring to cause a loss of Rs 1.4 crore to the exchequer in the 2010 Commonwealth Games street lighting scam. Special CBI Judge Brijesh Garg heard arguments of the CBI prosecutor and counsel for the convicts on quantum of sentence and fixed the case for

  • Birds, Plastic

    90 percent seabirds have consumed plastic: Study

    Melbourne: Nearly 90 percent of individual seabirds alive today have consumed some form of plastic and about 60 percent of them, including albatrosses, shearwaters and penguins, have plastic in their guts, estimates a new study. “This is a huge amount and really points to the ubiquity of plastic pollution,” said lead author Chris Wilcox, senior research scientist at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

  • Meru rolls out carpool service

    Mumbai: Taxi service provider Meru today launched first-of-its-kind ride sharing service ‘CarPool’ for its customers across the country. Integrated into the Meru Cabs mobile app, CarPool offers the ‘personal car’ ride sharing option for people travelling in the same direction or area. “This is a pure customer to customer service, and we are making it available across the country,” Siddhartha Pahwa, chief executive of Meru Cabs, told PTI.

  • Tobacco, Smoking

    Pay hike can reduce smoking rates: study

    Los Angeles : Scientists have found a unique way to help employers reduce smoking rates: raising wages! A new US study has found that a 10 per cent increase in wages leads to about a 5 per cent drop in smoking rates among workers who are male or who have high school educations or less and improves their overall chances of quitting smoking from 17 to 20 per cent. “Our findings are especially important as inflation-adjusted wages for

  • Kewin Andrews

    Aus looking to boost defence cooperation with India: Kewin Andrews

    Melbourne: Describing India as an emerging superpower, Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews said he will explore a range of new ideas to set the direction of bilateral defence cooperation during his visit to the country.

  • eknath khadse

    Maha govt approves ordinance to amend MPDA Act

    Mumbai: The state government today gave a nod to an ordinance for amending the Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities (MPDA) Act, under which sand mafia will not get bail for one year after arrest. The decision was taken at the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

  • Hyundai sales up 13.50% to 54,608 units in August

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) today reported 13.50 per cent increase in total sales at 54,608 units in August. The company had sold 48,111 units in the same month last year, HMIL said in a statement. In the domestic market, Hyundai sold 40,505 units last month as compared with 33,750 units in August 2014, up 20.01 per cent. However, the company’s exports declined 1.79 per cent to 14,103 units as against 14,361

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama to return to Columbia University after presidency

    Washington: The Columbia University said US President Barack Obama will return to his alma mater after leaving office in 2017, a media report said. During an event on Monday, Lee Bollinger, president of the university, said Columbia was looking forward to hosting the president, Xinhua quoted reported citing the official student newspaper Columbia Daily Spectator. However, Bollinger did not provide further details about what sort of role Obama, a 1983 graduate, would

  • Total telephone subscriber base rises to 100.69 cr

    New Delhi: The total telephone subscriber base in the country rose marginally to reach 100.69 crore at the end of June, sectoral regulator TRAI said today. The subscriber base stood at 100.20 crore at the end of May, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said. The wireless base (GSM and CDMA) rose 0.51 per cent to 98.08 crore at the end of June from 97.57 crore in May, while the fixed line base

  • Srilanka Parliament

    Sri Lanka convenes new parliament

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new parliament convened for the first time on Tuesday after the United National Party (UNP) won a parliamentary election last month, a media report said.