Free Press Journal
  • Pankaj Advani

    Pankaj Advani qualifies for Six-Red World Championship knockouts

    Bangkok: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani continued to mesmerise the green baize as he entered the knockout phase of the ongoing SangSom Six-Red World Championship, here. Coming into the tournament after defending his IBSF 6-Red World Championship title in Karachi last month, Advani took the packed Thai arena by storm, posting a convincing 5-2 win against last year’s champion Stephen Maguire of UK. Earlier today, Bengaluru’s ‘Golden Boy’ whitewashed AlanTrigg 5-0, leaving himself in contention

  • Gold

    India unveils two gold schemes for deposits, sovereign bonds 

    New Delhi: In a bid to tap the vast amount of idle gold with people and put it to productive use, two schemes were on Wednesday unveiled by the Indian government — one on physical deposit of the metal against its rupee value on paper and the other for issuing sovereign bonds.

  • Richard Gadze

    Delhi Dynamos sign Ghanaian Richard Gadze

    New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos has signed Ghanaian Richard Gadze for the second edition of the football tournament that will commence on October 3. Gadze, 21, is considered to be a talented youngster who has played for Cape Coast Mysterious Dwarfs. He has also featured for Ghana’s under-23 team and was part of his country’s WAFU Nations Cup-winning squad in 2013. “There were a lot of clubs interested

  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

    Some TV channels crossed ‘Lakshman Rekha’ in Yakub case: Rathore

    New Delhi: The government is “very reluctant” about issuing show cause notices to TV news channels but had to resort to it after some of them crossed the “Lakshman Rekha” while covering Yakub Memon case, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said today. “The government is always very reluctant to issue notices to channels for breaking the programme code,” Rathore said, adding the government wanted them to exercise self-regulation.

  • Velavan Senthil Kumar, Harshit Jawanda

    Indian pair in squash semifinals at CYG

    Apia (Samoa): The Indian pair of Velavan Senthil Kumar and Harshit Jawanda today reached the mixed doubles semifinals of the squash competition at the ongoing Commonwealth Youth Games here. Placed in Pool C, the two Indians had it easy beating Stephen Hearst and Ellie Mc Veigh of Northern Ireland 11-0, 11-2 in the first round in the pool league. The next one was against the Pakistani seeded three pair of Sadia Gul and Israr Ahmed

  • Salman and Sonam look great together: Anil Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor is quite excited about his daughter Sonam Kapoor’s upcoming film “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” with superstar Salman Khan and says the two make a good couple on screen. “It’s a Sooraj Barjatya film so there is excitement. I am excited to see it. He is a great director, he has made some path-breaking films. He has changed the way films are made in India. He has huge fans,” Kapoor

  • shiv sena

    Sena slams advocates of greater numbers for Hindus

    Mumbai: Coming down heavily on BJP MPs who are urging Hindus to increase their numbers for strengthening the religion, ruling alliance partner Shiv Sena reminded the government that excess population was a factor behind India’s “misery” and said that such views cannot be supported. Some seers and BJP MPs “advocate four marriages for Hindus and maximum possible children to give a tough fight to Muslims.

  • Hockey India League

    Hayton to conduct Hockey India League auction

    New Delhi: Following his successful conduct of the inaugural Hockey India League (HIL) auction, renowned auctioneer Bob Hayton will be back for the 2015 HIL players bid, slated to take place here on September 17. Hayton will be seen asking for bids from all six franchisees as he will put more than 275 players under the hammer. “It’s a privilege to have Bob Hayton, the world’s best auctioneer, to conduct another round

  • India's wrestlers

    India’s Greco-Roman wrestlers poor run continue at Worlds

    Las Vegas: India’s Greco-Roman wrestlers continued their disappointing show at the ongoing World Championship with just one out of four managing to enter the repechage round before losing his bout, here today. Fighting in 59kg category, Ravinder Singh lost to Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan 1-9 in the Round of 1/16 but owing to his opponent reaching the final, the Indian grappler got a chance to fight in the repechage round. But Ravinder failed to utilise the

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar

    ‘India-Pakistan shouldn’t give up on talks’

    Islamabad: India and Pakistan should not give up on their dialogue come what may, a former Indian minister has said. “We should talk until we succeed,” Mani Shankar Aiyar, who served as India’s first counsel general in Karachi, said in his speech at a book launch. There is need to start a composite dialogue to solve all the outstanding problems, including Kashmir and terrorism, he said, adding that the issues between Pakistan

  • Bid adieu to cough and cold this season

    Sometimes it is the climate or sometimes it is just the depleting immunity levels of our bodies that play havoc, leaving us with running or blocked noses, snooze-sneezes ( I say ‘snooze’ because they are just like our alarm clocks, the more we hit snooze mode, the more irritating it gets when it rings again).

  • Afghan Bombing

    Roadside bombing in Afghanistan kills 2 Afghan soldiers

    Kabul: Officials say a roadside bomb has killed two Afghan soldiers and wounded a civilian near the capital, Kabul, as a suspected NATO drone strike has killed militants elsewhere in the country. The roadside bombing happened today in Kabul province’s Kalakan district. Local official Rahmat Khan Faqirzada said the blast, likely from a remote-controlled bomb, also wounded a civilian. Faqirzada says an investigation is underway to determine who planted the bomb. The Taliban later claimed

  • Smugglers Arrested

    Smugglers arrest induce change in migrant routes to Europe

    Rome: Italian authorities said the increasing number of people arrested for allegedly smuggling refugees across the Mediterranean in latest months had a role in making traffickers change their routes, the media reported on Wednesday.

  • Xperia M5 Dual phone

    Sony Xperia M5 smartphone launched

    New Delhi: Sony India’s Xperia arm on Wednesday launched the Xperia M5 dual-SIM smartphone at a price of Rs.37,990, thereby expanding its M series of smartphones. The water-proof Xperia M5 packs a 21.5 megapixel rear camera that can capture videos in 4K resolution (4096 x 2160). It has a 13 megapixel front camera which also comes with integrated autofocus and full high-definition video recording.

  • Black money

    Blackmoney: No compounding of cases falling under new Act

    New Delhi: Indians holding funds stashed abroad and falling under the purview of the new anti-black money law cannot enjoy the facility of compounding of the offence provided under the Income Tax Act, the CBDT has said. This follows the enactment of a new tough law to unearth black money abroad which does not have such a provision. Compounding of offences, under section 279(2) of the I-T Act allows easing of the case

  • british airways

    172 people miraculously escape after BA jet catches fire in US

    Houston: All 172 people on board a British Airways plane had a miraculous escape today after an engine of the aircraft burst into flames on the runway just before taking off from Las Vegas to London. The left engine of 257-seat Boeing 777 burst into flames on the runway at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas shortly after 0430 IST while it was about to depart for London’s Gatwick Airport with 159 passengers

  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

    Iran not to talk with US on global issues

    Tehran: Iran will not talk with the US on global and regional issues after the nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. “We agreed for talks with the US only on (Iran’s) nuclear issue for specific reasons… We have not allowed Iranian officials to negotiate with the US in other areas and we will not talk with them,” Xinhua quoted Khamenei as saying. The comments by Khamenei came

  • IS

    Two Malaysian men jailed for 2 years for supporting IS

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian court today sentenced two men, one of them an architect, to two years’ imprisonment for trying to support dreaded Islamic State terror group in Syria.

  • China to reform quarterly GDP accounting system

    Beijing: Facing economic slowdown, China today announced plans to reform its quarterly GDP accounting system to trace information better on short-term economic fluctuations. From the third quarter this year, China’s quarterly GDP will be accounted separately, namely Q1 GDP; Q2 GDP; Q3 GDP; and Q4 GDP, instead of being accounted cumulatively like Q1 GDP; Q1-Q2 GDP; Q1-Q3 GDP; and Q1-Q4 GDP, according to an NBS statement.