Free Press Journal
  • FTII Protests

    FTII: Students’ hunger strike enters day two

    Pune: A sombre mood prevailed at the Film and Television Institute of India campus as the indefinite hunger strike of the three students demanding removal of actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chairman entered its second day today. Students at the prestigious institute have been protesting since June 12 over the controversial appointment of Chauhan as chairman of the governing body even as the impasse remains unsolved.

  • How sailors survived shipwreck in 1813 Alaska winter

    Washington: Archaeologists have pieced together how the crew of the wrecked 19th century Russian-American Company sailing ship named Neva survived the harsh sub-arctic winter in Alaska. Before its Arctic demise, the Neva was famous as one of two vessels that completed the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe from 1803-1807.

  • Parupalli Kashyap

    Parupalli Kashyap loses as India’s campaign ends

    Tokyo: Top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was today knocked out in the men’s singles quarterfinal, ending India’s campaign at the USD 275,000 Japan Open Super series here.

  • Danilo

    Real defender Danilo sustains right foot injury

    Madrid: Record European football champions Real Madrid have announced that Brazilian defender Danilo has suffered “a plantar fasciitis tear in his right foot”.  “Following tests carried out on Danilo today (Thursday) in the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a plantar fasciitis tear in his right foot,” Real said in a statement. Although Real indicated only that the recovery period would depend on the Brazilian’s response to

  • Moses Magogo

    FIFA appoint Uganda FA president to integrity committee

    Kampala (Uganda): World football governing body FIFA has appointed Uganda’s Moses Magogo on the committee for security and integrity. Ahmed Hussein, spokesman of Uganda’s football governing body said on Thursday that they had received a communication from the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) about the appointment, reports Xinhua.  “We wish you success and enjoyment in this role at FIFA and look forward to welcoming you soon in Zurich,” said the communication

  • 109-year-old Saudi woman registers to vote

    Riyadh: A 109-year-old woman has become the oldest citizen to register as a voter in Saudi Arabia’s third municipal elections, the media reported on Friday. The woman signed up at a precinct in the Eastern Province, Arab News reported.

  • ED registers case agnst Gehlot, Pilot, sons of sr Cong leaders

    New Delhi: After the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has now registered a criminal complaint in the Rajasthan ambulance scam case and booked former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, PCC leader Sachin Pilot and sons of two former Union ministers on money laundering charges. The agency has taken cognisance of the CBI FIR in this regard to register its case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and has named Karthi Chidmabaram and

  • Sensex, Nifty end on a flattish note; metals slip

    Mumbai:: Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 11.96 points down to stand at 25,610.21. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 1.20 points up to stand at 7,789.30.

  • Shiv Chanderpaul

    Veteran Windies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul still has role to play’

    Georgetown (Guyana): Guyana Jaguars head coach Esuan Crandon believes veteran former Test left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul still has a pivotal role to play in the first class set up, and says he plans to explore using his vast experience to benefit the side in the upcoming season.

  • CR to introduce waste disposal bags in AC coaches of 2 trains

    Mumbai: In a first, the Central Railway has introduced bio-degradable environment friendly garbage disposal bags for its passengers, which will be supplied along with the linen packet in AC coaches, a railway official said today. Passengers can use these bags for storing and disposal of dry and wet garbage, the official said.

  • Nicolai Adam

    Tie-up with German football has opened doors for us: Nicolai Adam

    New Delhi: Nicolai Adam, India’s head coach for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup team, today said that AIFF’s association with German Football Association (DFB) has opened the doors for country’s young talent. “The co-operation with DFB has opened doors for us. One part of our plan for 2016 is, to play versus various youth Bundesliga teams in Germany. It will guarantee us highly competitive matches on top level and it will also be

  • Shot dead

    Man shot dead by acquaintance in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by his acquaintance in suburban Wadala area in the city, police said today. Arjun Jaiswal, a caterer by profession, was last night shot at four times by his acquaintance Dinesh alias Sunny, Additional Commissioner of Police R D Shinde said. The victim was rushed to a hospital by the police with the help of locals, where he was declared dead, Shinde said.

  • Wasim Akram

    Wasim Akram says PSL will benefit Pak cricket `tremendously`

    Karachi : Former Pakistan pace spearhead Wasim Akram believes that the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will help improve the country’s cricket ‘tremendously’. Akram, who has been appointed as the league’s brand ambassador along with Ramiz Raja, stated that he was excited about PSL, insisting that Pakistan cricketers and the coaching staff would gain valuable experience from the league besides getting financial benefits, the Dawn reported. The PSL is slated to

  • Swati Dudhwal

    Swati loses in quarters at archery Worlds

    Medellin (Colombia): Indian archer Swati Dudhwal lost to Ana Cristina Juarez of Mexico in the quarter-finals of the fourth leg of the archery World Cup here.

  • No jungle raj in Bihar, development main agenda: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said there was rule of law in Bihar and not ‘jungle raj’, as his rivals were claiming. “There is no jungle raj; there is rule of law in Bihar and we have set development as the main agenda since we want to take the state forward,” Nitish Kumar said at a function organised by a news channel. He also said that development was the main

  • Arun Jaitley

    Congress cannot ‘derail’ GST: Arun Jaitley

    Kollam: Charging Congress with pursuing politics of obstruction, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely today said it was “delaying” the passage of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill but would never succeed in “derailing” the key economic reform legislation. “We are going to try. Congress party’s strategy is two fold — to disturb and delay. They will never be able to derail it”, Jaitley told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Amritanandamayi

  • Modi rakes up LS disruptions in Chandigarh speech

    Chandigarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday that he was taking the oppositions’ disruption of parliament to the people so that they can decide who is trying to create obstacles in the country’s development. Without naming anyone, the prime minister said that the disruptions were due to the ego of some people.

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Rajapaksa hits back at Kumaratunga’s remarks in Indian media

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has hit back at predecessor Chandrika Kumaratunga for carrying out a personal attack on him through Indian media, saying it is “incongruous” as she ran “one of the most repressive governments in living memory”.

  • United Nations

    UN peacekeeping official urges India to increase contributions

    United Nations: A top UN peacekeeping official has requested India, one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping missions, to increase its contributions, in particular in terms of much-needed peacekeeping enablers.