Free Press Journal
  • Maha govt to encourage revenue from forest products

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is looking at generating Rs 200-300 crore revenue per year by encouraging business from non-timber forest products. State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said he will write to district collectors to identify plantations and forests in their respective areas. “Our focus will be on marketing these products,” he said.

  • Gunfight, Pakistan

    Three policemen killed, seven injured in gunfight in Pakistan

    Peshawar: At least three policemen were killed and seven others injured today in a fierce gunfight with gunmen holed up in a house in the outskirts of this northwestern city of Pakistan. A police team was conducting a search operation against militants and proclaimed offenders in Urmur area, a rural locality of Peshawar district, when the unidentified armed men fired at them, triggering a fierce gunfight. Three policemen were killed on the spot while seven injured

  • Tharindu Kaushal

    Tharindu Kaushal reported with suspected illegal action

    Colombo: Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported with a suspected illegal bowling action during the third Test against India, which concluded at the Singhalese Sports Club in Colombo, yesterday. “The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the Sri Lanka management, cited concerns about the legality ofthe 22-year-old’s bowling action,” an ICC media release stated. Kaushal had a reasonably good series against India with 13 wickets from three Test matches including eight wickets in

  • Govt flags deflation as new challenge for economy

    New Delhi: Government today flagged deflation as a new challenge for the economy but expressed hope that the growth will be close to 8 per cent in the current fiscal year, notwithstanding lower first quarter GDP number. “Overall, economic growth is moving in the right direction, although its pace is still below what the economy needs… but at a pace that is expected to pick up in response to the ongoing reforms.”

  • Gold Silver chart

    Gold halts three-day rally; slips Rs 60 on weak global cues

    New Delhi: Snapping three-day rising streak, gold prices retreated by Rs 60 to Rs 27,000 at the bullion market today on weak global cues and easing demand from jewellers at prevailing levels. Silver too turned weak and fell by Rs 150 to Rs 35,000 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said besides fall in demand from jewellers and retailers at existing levels, a weak global trend as

  • Kevin Grosskreutz

    Borussia Dortmund’s Kevin Grosskreutz joins Galatasaray

    Istanbul: Turkish football side Galatasaray have sealed the transfer of 27-year-old Borussia Dortmund wing back Kevin Grosskreutz. Grosskreutz is expected to fill a key wing back position in the 4-3-3 combination. Galatasaray have bought a high number of players for the position over the years with mixed results, reports Xinhua.  The five-time Germany cap spent the past six years at Dortmund, making 176 appearances. Last season the Turkish Super League champions signed

  • New coal research centre to boost Aus-India energy partnership

    Melbourne: Premier energy research institutions of India and Australia have signed a deal to start a new centre for bilateral collaboration in research and technology development for both fossil fuels and renewable energy with a focus on clean coal technologies.

  • Airtel Ties Up With Tigo, Zantel For Mobile Money Transfer

    IHS completes tower sale and lease back deal from Airtel

    New Delhi: Nigeria-based telecommunications infrastructure group IHS Holding Ltd has completed sale and lease back of telecom towers in Zambia from Airtel Zambia. In December last year, Bharti Airtel announced it had sold over 1,100 telecom towers in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS Holding at an estimated USD 180-200 million to pare debt.

  • Aftab Shivdasani

    ‘Kya Kool Hain Hum 3’ shoot wraps up

    Mumbai: Actor Aftab Shivdasani says shooting of “Kya Kool Hai Hum 3”, the third film in the comedy franchise, has come to an end. Shivdasani, 37, has reportedly replaced the character of Riteish Deshmukh, who starred in the earlier two films.

  • Michael Hector

    Jamaican Michael Hector signs for Chelsea

    London: English football club Chelsea have completed the signing of Jamaican defender Michael Hector for four million pounds. The 23-year-old, who represents Reading in League Championship, made his international debut three months ago and has since has been capped six times for Jamaica. Hector underwent a medical at Chelsea’s Cobham Training Centre on Tuesday before signing the contract hours before the transfer deadline, reports CMC. The player, however, will remain at Reading on

  • Mumbai City FC

    Mumbai City FC gear up for ISL 2 in Dubai

    Dubai: Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Mumbai City FC have commenced their preparations for the second edition of the lucrative football tournament with a pre-season camp here. The squad arrived here on August 25 and have been going through a rigorous training regime since then. They will play against local outfit Baniyas FC on Friday and have further friendly matches lined up against other UAE clubs on September 6 and 9. The

  • Sergio Busquets

    Happiness derived from football better than sex: Sergio Busquets

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets believes that the lasting happiness gained from playing football beats the pleasure derived from sex. The Spanish international has been with the Catalan powerhouse since 2008 and has won multiple silverware with his club. He also played a key role in Barcelona’s treble win last season. “In football, happiness lasts three or four days,” Busquets was quoted as saying by goal.com on Wednesday. “Sex, on the

  • dharmendra pradhan

    Trade union strike has not affected normal life: Minister

    New Delhi: The daylong countrywide strike by central trade unions demanding a hike in minimum wages has not affected normal life in any manner, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. “There is no impact on normal life,” Pradhan told media persons after a meeting of the union cabinet here.

  • Sunil Narine

    Sunil Narine open to Tests once action improves

    Port of Spain (Trinidad): Embattled off-spinner Sunil Narine could soon be available again for the West Indies in the longest version of cricket but first wants to continue fine-turning his action.

  • Nico Hulkenberg

    Nico Hulkenberg signs two-year extension deal with Force India

    Melbourne : Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg has signed a two-year contract extension deal with Sahara Force India, which will keep him in the team at least till the end of the 2017. The 28-year-old felt delighted to be a part of Force India and added that the team provides him with future security, news.co.au reports. The German player said that he was really impressed with the progress team has made over the last

  • Adele

    Adele offered $1.6 m per night to play Vegas

    Melbourne : Rumour has it that Adele has been offered 1,638,000 dollars per night to perform in Las Vegas. As per reports, concert promoters are sure that they can sell out the 27-year-old British singer’s third studio album, which will be released in November, charging prices of at least 200 dollars a ticket if she hosts a concert tour, News.com.au reports. It’s also claimed that Vegas mega casino-hotels Caesars Palace and MGM Grand ,