Free Press Journal
  • Afghan Police killed

    Seven policemen killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: Seven policemen were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Thursday, officials said. “Unidentified armed men shot dead and killed seven police personnel at a checkpoint in Bartaqi area of Garmsir district,” district police chief told Xinhua news agency. Investigation has been initiated into the case, he said.

  • Iron_Ore mining

    Goa miners grapple with high taxation, lower ore prices

    Panaji: The mining industry, which is all set to resume operations in Goa, finds itself in a tight spot as it faces the twin problem of a huge tax load and softer iron ore prices in the global market. The miners in the state have announced that the preparatory work for resuming mining activity will start from October.

  • Blueberry, Gum problems

    Blueberry extract, a proposed remedy to cure gum disease

    Washington DC : Gum disease or plaques on teeth is a common dental issue among adults. It occurs due to bacteria form bio-films or inflamed gums. Periodontitis is one common case that requires heavy antibiotic dosage.

  • David De Gea

    David De Gea calm, relaxed despite transfer talks

    Madrid: Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is “calm and relaxed” despite a “manic few days”, his club and Spain international teammate Juan Mata said.

  • Shane Warne, Nick Kyrgios

    Don’t waste your talent: Shane Warne to Nick Kyrgios

    Melbourne: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne has advised fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios to avoid controversies on the tennis court and fulfil his potential by starting to win on a regular basis. Kyrgios has been at the centre of a string of controversies in his short career, the latest being a jibe at Swiss star Stan Wawrinka at the Montreal Open a couple of weeks ago. “(Thanasi) Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell

  • Eion Morgan

    Eion Morgan urges England to remain best against Australia

    London : England one-day cricket skipper Eoin Morgan has urged his side to be close to their best, if they want to win in five one-day internationals against Australia, which is starting in Southampton on Thursday. Morgan agreed that the match is going to be very tough, adding that his side needs to find a way to put Australia under pressure, the Guardian reports. Morgan further said their aim would be to play each

  • Jamaican, Fraser-Pryce

    Jamaican sprinter Fraser-Pryce chasing new 100m mark in Zurich

    Zurich: With another World Championship gold medal safely under her belt, Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be eyeing a personal best in the 100 metres, when she competes at the athletics Diamond League here on Thursday.

  • Neymar

    ‘Real Madrid still smarting over failure to sign Neymar’

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu claims rivals Real Madrid have still not got over the fact that Brazilian football superstar Neymar chose to move to the Catalan giants over the capital club.

  • Rahul Dravid

    Lack of balance in batting concern for India: Rahul Dravid

    Mumbai: India A and Under-19 cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid is concerned about the country’s young batsmen’s inclination towards attempting big shots, ignoring the importance of rotating strikes to construct partnerships.

  • Diego Costa

    Diego Costa wants to repay trust of Spain coach

    Johannesburg : Spain striker Diego Costa is determined to repay the trust of Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on him. The 26-year-old said he feels physically better and can give much more, Sport24 reported. The Chelsea forward further added that it is crucial for him to perform well now. Costa, who made his Spain debut against Italy in March 2014, did not score any goal until his most recent appearance, where his side won the

  • Chung Mong-Joon

    Chung lashes out at AFC for supporting rival Platini

    Johannesburg : FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for backing rival candidate Michel Platini, and added that it is a clear case of `election fraud. South Korea’s Chung said he had received copies of the form, asking for AFC member associations’ support to Platini for the post of FIFA President, Sport24 reported. Chung affirmed that the fairness of the election has seriously been tarnished. The vice-president insisted that FIFA’s

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr

    Unbeaten Mayweather to retire after Andre Berto bout

    London : Unbeaten American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has declared that he will quit boxing after his bout with Andre Berto, as he has nothing left to achieve in the sport he loves. Mayweather said that he had always said that the 49th would be his last fight, and added that he had pushed himself to the limit, and that there was nothing left to be accomplished, the Mirror reports. Mayweather and former-welterweight

  • India, others won’t support US if Iran deal fails: Kerry

    Washington: Secretary of State John Kerry has warned the Congress that countries like India, China, and Japan – major customers of oil from Iran – would no longer side with the US if the historic Iranian nuclear deal is not approved by American lawmakers. “It is an illusion for members of Congress to think that they can vote this plan down and then turn around and still persuade countries like China, Japan, South

  • Bihar polls: SP quits Janata Parivar, to fight alone

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Thursday walked out of the Janata Parivar and decided to contest the Bihar elections on its own, a leader said here. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said: “We will fight the (Bihar) election independently and with our full might.” He said that they neither met BJP chief Amit Shah nor Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to their decision to leave the Janata Parivar.

  • Armed forces veterans accuse Govt. of misinforming nation on OROP

    New Delhi : The War veterans protesting against the non-implementation of the one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme, on Thursday accused the government of misinforming the country on the issue. Group Captain (Retired) V.K Gandhi said that the veterans never asked for monthly increments. These are not demands, stop using that word, nor is it a bonanza,” said Colonel Anil Kaul. We are seeking a periodic pension revision in OROP,” he added. The OROP scheme has been a long-standing

  • Narendra Modi

    Climate change a major concern: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Terming climate change as the “pressing global challenge”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said nature, forests, trees and the well being of all beings play a great role in the teachings of Lord Buddha.

  • 154 infants die in 4 months in Kandhamal hospitals

    Berhampur (Odisha): As many as 154 infants died in different hospitals in Kandhamal between April and July, reflecting the abysmal state of infant and child health care in the tribal-dominated district, which did not have even one paediatrician till last month.