Free Press Journal
  • Georgia beat Scotland

    Georgia beat Scotland 1-0 in Euro 2016 qualifier

    Tbilisi (Georgia): Scotland’s European Championship hopes were left in tatters following a 0-1 defeat to Georgia in a Group D clash here. In a nightmare repeat of the 2007 flop at the same stadium, the graveyard of Alex Macleish’s Euro 2008 dreams, Gordon Strachan’s men slumped to defeat against Georgia and left their chances of qualifying for a major finals once again hanging by a thread, reports Xinhua.

  • Germany beat Poland 3-1 in UEFA European qualifiers

    Frankfurt: Mario Goetze struck twice as Germany eased to a 3-1 victory over Poland in a Group D match of the UEFA European qualifiers here. The Germans shocked the visitors with two quick goals in the opening period before Robert Lewandowski reduced the arrears, reports Xinhua.

  • Paes, Mirza bow out of US Open doubles

    New York: The Indian contingent endured a disappointing day in the US Open as both Leander Paes and Sania Mirza lost their respective doubles matches at Flushing Meadows.

  • A K Antony

    OROP announcement totally disappointing, says Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Saturday criticised the current NDA regime for misleading the people of this country by saying that previous governments had not acted on the issue of the one-rank-one-pension (OROP) scheme.

  • gagan Narang

    Narang achieves No.1 spot in Asian ranking

    New Delhi: Having rediscovered his old form, Olympic medallist Gagan Narang of India has achieved the number one spot in men’s 50m rifle prone shooting category in Asia. The 32-year-old Narang has 971 points to his credit while China’s Shengbo Zhao is placed second with 896 points. The Indian shooting ace has already booked a quota for next year’s Rio Olympic Games by bagging the bronze medal in the 50m rifle prone event

  • Nadal falls in five, Serena fights on at Open

    New York: Rafael Nadal made his earliest US Open exit in a decade, suffering his first Grand Slam defeat after leading by two sets, while Serena Williams rallied to keep her calendar Slam dream alive. Spanish eighth seed Nadal, whose 14 Slam titles include the 2010 and 2013 US Open crowns, fell victim to 32nd-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 at Arthur Ashe Stadium yesterday.

  • Johnny Depp

    I killed my dogs and ate them: Johnny Depp

    Los Angeles: Actor Johnny Depp has joked about killing his dogs and eating them. During a press conference for his film “Black Mass” at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, the 52-year-old poked fun at the controversy surrounding allegation that he illegally smuggled his two pet dogs, Boo and Pistol, into Australia in May, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • Best Places for Seafood in Mumbai Part II

    We continue with our sea food series, with upscale restaurants which will give you a promising experience of an unforgettable food each diverse in its own right. We present you delicacies and some must try dishes ranging from Bengali to Goan to Manglorean cuisines. Lip smacking and scrumptious, these restaurants are worth their salt.

  • Arjun Kapoor

    Arjun Kapoor happy to contribute to environment conservation

    Mumbai: “Gunday” star Arjun Kapoor believes that after reaching a “certain level” in their career, actors want to give back to society. And he is happy to be able to contribute towards conservation of the environment.

  • Eega 2

    Eega 2′ may happen post ‘Baahubali 2’: Nani

    Chennai: Actor Nani says the plans are on for the sequel to Telugu blockbuster “Eega”, but the project may only materialize post the release of S.S. Rajamouli’s second instalment in the “Baahubali” franchise. “Rajamouli sir is keen to work on ‘Eega 2’. However, it may happen only after ‘Baahubali 2’,” Nani told IANS.

  • Ranveer Brar

    West aware of Indian palate, not its spectrum: Chef Ranveer Brar

    New Delhi: Chef Ranveer Brar says the West doesn’t know much about Indian cuisine except for a fixed menu. “The West doesn’t know much about the Indian cuisine except for a fixed menu of maximum 10 dishes. Most Indian restaurants outside have copied and pasted those fixed dishes there.

  • Fall in love with nature at Bhedaghat

    We must have seen the commercial of Incredible India which portrays Madhya Pradesh as the heart of India saying “Hindustan Ka Dil Dekho”. Well, a part of this heart rests at Bhedaghat which is another tourist destination we need to take down to discover and experience. It is a small place which has very little but yet very astounding places to offer as you head over to create a new page for

  • Subramanian Swamy

    Grant of payments banks licence arbitrary: Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today termed RBI’s decision to grant in-principle approval to 11 entities for payments banks as “arbitrary and malicious”. “These were chosen from 41 applicants who wanted to start Payment systems. The manner in which 11 Payments Banks were shortlisted is inconsistent with the rule of law. It is not clear how the RBI came to the number of 11 payments banks, or why licences were denied to

  • ‘Mass transfer’ of Air India staff from Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram: About 15 officials of Air India from the commercial division here were transferred to other locations in Kerala. All 15 of them hold the same designation – assistant manager. This cannot be termed as a mass transfer as Air India is a very big organisation, Air India station manager S.B.S Jacobs told IANS here.

  • Gold

    Gold rebounds on renewed demand, seasonal support

    Mumbai: Gold prices rose modestly after a three-day downtrend at the domestic bullion market here due to increased buying by stockists and jewellers ahead of the festive season. On the other hand, silver declined owing to lack demand from industrial users. Standard gold (99.5 purity) firmed up by Rs 70 to end at Rs 26,395 per 10 grams from Friday’s closing level of Rs 26,325.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Govt. announces OROP, ends impasse with war veterans

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday announced that the government has decided to implement the much awaited One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme and its benefit would be given to all ex-servicemen, excluding voluntary retirees from July 1, 2014.

  • BBC plans TV, radio services for Russia, North Korea

    London: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is set to unveil proposals for a significant expansion of its World Service, including a satellite TV service for Russia and a daily radio news programme for North Korea, the media reported on Saturday.

  • Ex-servicemen agitation for OROP

    OROP implementation: Ex-servicemen not ‘fully satisfied’

    New Delhi: Protesting ex-servicemen on Saturday said they were not “fully satisfied” with the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme announced by the government as all of their demands had not been met.