Free Press Journal
  • Cesc Fabregas

    Fabregas trusts Chelsea can ‘get confidence back’

    London: English club Chelsea’s Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas said his team is capable of getting “the confidence back” after a good performance in their 4-0 Champions League victory against Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv.

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    Rahane gets CCI’s honorary membership; Sania next in line

    Mumbai: Cricket Club of India (CCI) today conferred honorary life membership on India’s middle-order batting mainstay Ajinkya Rahane here. Rahane and his wife were given membership cards for utilising all facilities of the club by CCI President Kekoo Nicholson at a brief ceremony at the 82-year-old private institution’s premises in South Mumbai this evening.

  • Ronaldo on brink of record as Real Madrid prepare to face Granada

    Madrid: All eyes will be on Real Madrid’s star striker Cristiano Ronaldo who will be aiming to become the Spanish club’s all-time highest goal scorer when they entertain Granada in a la Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

  • N Srinivasan

    SC to hear BCCI’s plea for clarification on Srinivasan

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear the Indian cricket board’s plea seeking clarification whether its former president N. Srinivasan could attend the governing body meeting in his capacity as the president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association.

  • NCC girls march into Subroto Cup quarters

    New Delhi: Fourteen Battalion NCC Manipur became the first Junior Girls (Under-17) team to seal its quarterfinal berth after thrashing Gayatri Vidyapeeth Shantikunj from Uttarakhand 19-0 at the Ambedkar Stadium in the ongoing 56th Subroto Cup Football Tournament here today. Earlier in the day, Government Senior Secondary School from Bhiwani (Haryana) also moved into the last-eight stages when they edged past Presbyterian English School (Mizoram) with a solitary goal in a match played

  • Hungary border closures no solution in migrant crisis: Germany

    Berlin: Germany today criticised Hungary’s border closures to migrants, saying they do “not contribute to a sustainable solution” to the refugee crisis. Berlin “is aware of the great challenges” faced by transit countries including Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Croatia, said Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert. “At the same time repelling refugees at the borders, in the view of the German government, does not contribute to a sustainable solution to the current

  • ISIS

    UK monitoring 3,000 ISIS suspects: Report

    London: Britain’s security agencies and anti-terror police are monitoring around 3,000 UK-based extremists of dreaded Islamic state militant group, ready to carry out attacks in the county, according to media reports. British men and women, many in their teens, are being radicalised to the point of violence within weeks, security sources told ‘The Times’.

  • China stocks plunge

    China steps up crackdown on unruly stock market with fines

    Shanghai: China’s top stock market regulator said today nearly 20 companies would be fined for “illegal market activities,” as it struggles to restore confidence after a months long share price rout. The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) will fine 18 companies and more than a dozen individuals around 1.1 billion yuan (USD 173 million) for violations including “market manipulation,” it said. China is struggling to restore confidence in its stock markets, intervening on

  • Probe report on Google only a ‘beginning’, says CCI chief

    New Delhi: Competition Commission today said its investigation arm has submitted its report on the alleged anti-competitive practices of Internet major Google and the regulator is awaiting comments on it from concerned parties. “The case has been going on for sometime. The investigator (Director General) has given the report,” Competition Commission of India (CCI) Chairman Ashok Chawla said here.

  • Jayant Sinha

    Status quo by Fed good for India;room for policy action:Finmin

    New Delhi: Appreciating the decision of the US Fed to maintain status quo, the Finance Ministry today said it will provide space for monetary policy action and boost software exports. With inflation in decline and the US Fed handing emerging markets a lifeline by not raising interest rates, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said there is a “favourable” environment for monetary policy action by RBI.

  • Rupee recovers

    Rupee jumps 79 paise at 65.67 against USD as Fed holds rates

    Mumbai: The rupee surged by 79 paise — its biggest single day gain so far this year — to settle at one-month high of 65.67 against the US dollar on heavy selling of greenback after worries over US interest rates hike abated. The US Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates at historic lows predominantly triggered a relief rally across the emerging financial and currency markets. Besides, a smart rally in local equities

  • RBI: Bankruptcy Code can help resolve NPAs,deepen corp bond mkt

    Mumbai: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today welcomed the Finance Ministry’s move to bring in a Bankruptcy Code, saying it will help bankers resolve asset stress and also infrastructure financing by deepening the corporate bond market. “We need a speedy Bankruptcy Code to resolve distress, while maintaining the priority structure of claims, and I am glad the Finance Ministry intends to bring in one soon,” Rajan said, delivering the fourth C K Prahlad memorial

  • Vyapam scam

    Meeting with CM recorded for my defence: Vyapam whistle blower

    Indore: Vyapam whistle blower Anand Rai today denied that he had secretly recorded the meeting between him and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in order to blackmail the MP government. “I recorded the conservation secretly not to blackmail the Madhya Pradesh state government but for my own defence in case the MP state government could have recorded my secret meeting with Chouhan and leak its selected portion to defame me later.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    All 39 Indians held hostage in Iraq by ISIS alive: Swaraj

    New Delhi: All the 39 Indians held hostage in Iraq by Islamic State militants for more than a year are “alive”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the families of the victims today. Swaraj, who met the families for the eighth time since the abduction of the Indians in June last year from Mosul, reassured them about the well-being of the nationals on the basis of information received from multiple sources.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

    ED may soon file complaint of money laundering in Herald case

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate may now register a complaint of money laundering in the National Herald case, days after a senior official of the agency had noted that there was no case made out against Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Sonia Gandhi. The Directorate may register a case soon, a senior official said today.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Explain ‘looting’ of farmers land in Har before rally: Naidu tells congress

    New Delh: Ahead of Congress’ ‘victory’ rally on land bill issue, NDA Government today launched a counter-offensive questioning the party’s commitment to farmers and said it should explain how “land was acquired without consent and released for extraneous means” in Haryana during its rule. Addressing a joint press conference, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said that the Opposition party “owes an explanation” before holding the

  • Najeeb Jung, Arvind Kejriwal

    Fresh Jung-Kejriwal confrontation after LG order

    New Delhi: A directive by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung warning Delhi government officials not to follow its “illegal” orders has triggered a fresh round of confrontation between the two sides with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking the Prime Minister’s intervention in dispelling confusion in the administration. In the order yesterday, Jung told all senior officers that they would face strict action if they follow the orders of the city government which were declared