Free Press Journal
  • US dollar

    US dollar rises as global stocks rally

    New York: The US dollar climbed against most major currencies on Wednesday following increases across global equity markets.  The Tokyo stocks soared 7.71 percent on Wednesday with the benchmark Nikkei stock index rising by its highest margin since 1994 on optimism over the global economy. Chinese shares remained in positive territory for the second consecutive day on Wednesday.

  • Philipp Lahm

    Don’t write off Ribery yet: Philipp Lahm

    Munich: German football giants Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm is confident that teammate Franck Ribery will overcome his injury worries and become a key figure for the Bundesliga champions once more. The former France international has not featured for Bayern since picking up a back injury in their 7-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk back in March and it remains unclear when he will return, German tabloid Bild reported on Thursday.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi criticises Congress for not cooperating

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday criticised the Congress for “not cooperating with the government” in implementing reforms in the country and said the opposition party had not been able to digest defeat in 2014 general elections. “We had hoped that the Congress will work with us, help parliament in enforcing (fiscal) reforms but ‘ek hai jo manta nahi’ (there is one who does not agree). The Congress has not been

  • Meat ban

    Mumbai meat ban: MNS workers to sell mutton at Dadar in protest

    Mumbai: In a protest against the four day meat ban in the state, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS) party workers will sell mutton at Agar Bazar in Mumbai’s Dadar today. The banning of meat in Mumbai have turned into a political slugfest with various political parties slamming the Maharashtra Government for imposing such ban. The Maharashtra Government has banned meat in Mumbai for four days, in view of the Jain festival of Paryushan.

  • Roger Federer

    Roger Federer eases past Gasquet to set up US Open semi-final clash with Wawrinka

    London: Roger Federer produced an imperious performance as he cruised past Richard Gasquet in straight sets to progress through to the US Open semi-finals at Flushing Meadows. The 17-time Grand Slam champion smashed 50 winners and 16 aces to easily overcome his French opponent Gasquet in a contest that lasted just 87 minutes, the Guardian reported. Meanwhile, reigning French Open champion Stan Wawrinka also wrapped up action quickly as he brushed aside the

  • NSA talks

    India-Pakistan DG-level talks to be held today

    New Delhi : The Director General-level talks between India’s Border Security Forces (BSF) and Pakistan’s Rangers (PR) will be held here today. BSF Director General DK Pathak will meet his counterpart PR chief Major General Umar Farooq Burki to discuss the controversial issues between the two forces. The development comes after the National Security Adviser (NSA)-level talks, scheduled to be held in Delhi on August 23-24, were cancelled as Pakistan insisted on meeting the

  • Rakesh Maria

    Rakesh Maria Transfer: Abrupt and questionable 

    The transfer of Mumbai Police Chief Rakesh Maria could have been handled better. The Maharashtra Government might have had very good reasons to move him out from the high-profile post, especially when the Maria-led investigations in the Indrani Mukherjee case had become an embarrassing media circus, but this was no way to effect the change. Maria was seduced by the television cameras, thus taking a lot away from the painstakingly slow investigations

  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi rejects criticisms over Argentina

    Buenos Aires: Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi has rejected criticisms surrounding Argentina’s defeats at the finals of the World Cup 2014 and this year’s Copa America in Chile.

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    Canada issues new stamps in honour of Queen Elizabeth II

    Ottawa: Canada Post on Wednesday issued a stamp to honour a royal milestone Queen Elizabeth II has made as the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era, more than 63 years, nearing the reign of her grandmother Queen Victoria (1837-1901).

  • Sensex down

    Sensex plunges 358 points in early session

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Thursday plunged 358.42 points or 1.39 percent during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) plummeted 119.70 points or 1.53 percent and was trading at 7,698.90 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,522.96 points, was trading at 25,361.16 points (at 9.21 a.m.) in the early

  • Rupee Down

    Rupee plunges 32 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee turned weak in early trade today and fell by 32 paise to 66.73 against the US currency at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on foreign fund outflows amid appreciation in the US currency overseas. Forex dealers said besides dollar strengthening against other currencies, fresh demand for the American unit fromimporters and a lower opening in the domestic equity market put pressure on the rupee. The rupee had strengthened by 14 paise to close at

  • China

    China’s consumer inflation grows in August

    Beijing: China’s consumer price index (CPI), the main gauge of inflation, climbed to two percent in August, the highest level seen in 2015, an official data said on Thursday.  The figure was up from market forecast rises of 1.9 percent and 1.6 percent in July, Xinhua news agency reported. On a monthly basis, consumer prices in August rose 0.5 percent, said the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). NBS statistician Yu Qiumei attributed the

  • Sensex down

    Sensex opens in red, down over 400 pts on profit-booking

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex tumbled over 400 points and the NSE Nifty fell below 7,700-mark in early trade as investors preferred to book profits after two-session rally on worries over likely delay in Goods and Services Tax.

  • Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis

    Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis storm into US Open women’s doubles final

    New York : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza remained on course for her second successive women’s doubles Grand Slam title after cruising into the US Open final with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis at Flushing Meadows. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair claimed a 6-4, 6-1 win over 11th seeded Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta in a contest that lasted one hour and 17 minutes. Sania and Martina, who had lifted the women’s doubles title

  • Nifty down

    Nifty slips below 7700, Sensex tanks over 400 pts

    Mumbai: Maintaining the risk-off sentiment in the market, sensex slipped by 429.20 points trading around 25290.38 in the opening. Nifty, on the other hand, tripped down with 125.25 points at 7693.35. Oil and Gas sector that performed in the market yesterday saw downfall in the early trade. Hindalco, Vedanta, ONGC, BHEL and SBI are amongst the major losers. The Indian rupee gave up yesterday’s gain. The currency opened lower by 31 paise at 66.72 per dollar

  • China share low

    Chinese shares open lower

    Beijing: Chinese stocks opened lower on Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.62 percent to open at 3,190.55 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 1.60 percent lower at 10,449.93 points, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 2.01 percent lower at 2,030.03 points.