Free Press Journal
  • Louis van Gaal

    Van Gaal snubs Premier League title talks

    Johannesburg : Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to talk about the club’s chances of winning the 2015-16 English Premier League (EPL) title, despite a 3-0 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Dutchman believes it is too early to talk about securing the title under his watch for the first time, as it is extremely difficult to maintain consistency in the league. He said that he would be

  • Jordan Spieth

    Jordan Spieth reclaims number one rank post FedEx Cup title

    Johannesburg : World number two Jordan Spieth has clinched the FedEX Cup title, his fifth victory of the ongoing golf season, in the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta. With the win, the 22-year-old, who won Masters and US Open this season, recaptured his world number one rank, Sport24 reported. Spieth scored a closing 69 to finish nine under par and a four-shot win over Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, New Zealand’s Danny Lee

  • JD(U) counters BJP on development issue

    New Delhi: JD(U) today countered BJP’s claim that Nitish Kumar government’s performance deteriorated after its exit from the NDA in 2013 and accused the party of “distorting” figures. Nitish Kumar’s party also claimed that the NDA will review the reservation policy and bring in anti-farmer laws if it wins the Bihar polls.

  • Portuguese cyclist Luis Pinto leads MTB Himalaya on Day 1

    Gada-Kuffer (Himachal Pradesh): Top Portuguese cyclist Luis Leao Pinto won the first stage of the MTB Himalaya, one of the world’s toughest mountain bike races, on Day 1 after the endurance race was flagged-off from The Ridge in Shimla.

  • DA case: CBI to reply on Virbhadra’s plea seeking FIR copy

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today asked the CBI to file its reply on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s plea seeking copy of the FIR against him and others in an alleged disproportionate assets case, two days after the agency conducted searches at his Delhi and Shimla residences. Special CBI Judge S C Rajan allowed the plea of Singh who sought the court’s permission to inspect the judicial record of the case

  • Ramdev Baba

    Ramdev’s Haridwar campus to get full-time CISF security cover

    New Delhi: Ramdev’s Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth campus may soon get permanent security cover of paramilitary CISF, a facility extended to only a handful of private entities such as Infosys till now. Ramdev, a yoga exponent who has set up a business empire worth thousands of crores of rupees in personal care and food products sector, is himself a ‘Z’ category protectee of central paramilitary forces.

  • Bhagat Singh’s kin demand airport to be named after the martyr

    Chandigarh: As the country marks the 108th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, a close relative of the martyr today urged the Centre to name the new civil air terminal here after the legendary freedom fighter “without further delay”. Bhagat Singh’s 57-year-old nephew, Abhay Singh Sandhu claimed, “The decision to name the airport after Bhagat Singh was taken by the Punjab Government in 2007 during his birth centenary celebrations. Later, the Punjab Assembly

  • Injury-troubled Gurusaidutt hoping to regain top 25 place

    New Delhi : A series of injuries might have derailed his plans but a fit-again RMV Gurusaidutt is putting in the hard yards to earn his place at the top and is aiming to regain his position in the world top-25 by year end.

  • Harjeet Singh to lead Indian colts at Malaysian tourney

    New Delhi: Promising midfielder Harjeet Singh will lead the 18-member Indian junior squad in their title defence at the upcoming 5th Sultan of Johor Cup to be played in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from October 11 to 18.

  • Gold

    Gold hits over 3-week low on sluggish demand, global cues

    New Delhi: Hit by a domestic demand slump and weakening global trend, gold prices today plunged to hit an over three-week low of Rs 26,810 per ten grams by losing another Rs 180 at the bullion market. Silver also remained under selling pressure and lost Rs 315 at Rs 35,600 per kg. Traders said weak global cues amid the US Fed indicating that it may go on to raise interest rate this year

  • RBI

    RBI policy review subdues markets; Sensex closes 244 points down 

    Mumbai: With investor sentiments turning bearish a day ahead of the fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a barometer index of Indian equities provisionally closed 244 points down on Monday. The markets were dragged down by the uncertainty over the RBI’s rate cut decision. The apex bank will conduct its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review on September 29.

  • French tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins third title at Metz

    Metz (France): Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Gilles Simon 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-2 in an all-French final at the Moselle Open. The two 30-year-olds faced each other for the second time in a final here on Sunday, reports Efe. Simon beat Tsonga in the 2013 final, but this time Le Mans native, a semi-finalist at the French Open earlier this year, got revenge in a match that went two hours and 15 minutes. Tsonga

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone says it has ended swap talks with Liberty Global

    London:Vodafone Group Plc has seen its shares stumble after announcing that asset swap talks with Liberty Global have ended without any deal being made. The British-based cellphone company said today the negotiations have been terminated but did not offer any explanation for the cutoff. Vodafone had said in June it was in the early stages of discussions with Liberty Global about a possible exchange of selected assets between the two companies, both

  • odisha

    Visit the wild kingdom at Odisha

    We as human beings a full of wanderlust, and especially to explore the wild. The majestic creatures who rule every inch of a forest are bound to attract you with their beauty and charisma. Some of us would go on a travel spree to spot the most amazing creations of Mother Nature.

  • Clive Lloyd praises Jagmohan Dalmiya as hero of cricket

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Legendary former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has paid special tribute to late BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, lauding him as someone who had “a deep passion” for the sport.

  • Nick Kyrgios

    Nick Kyrgios returns to ATP action with ban threat hanging over him

    Kuala Lumpur: Controversial Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios will return to World Tour battle, loaded with the dual challenge of avoiding a one-month suspension while attempting to add a positive finish to a tumultuous season.

  • Jeev Milkha Singh

    Jeev Milkha Singh to captain Asia in EurAsia Cup

    Shah Alam (Malaysia): Seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will captain the Asian team against a Darren Clarke-led Europe in the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM in Kuala Lumpur from January 15-17 next year.

  • Oil prices up

    ‘China outlook main cause of volatility in global oil markets’

    Dubai: The outlook for China’s economic growth, which is experiencing its worst performance in decades, is the trigger of greatest uncertainty in the global energy markets, according to a survey condu ted with 200 industry professionals in the Gulf region. Even at the Chinese government’s targeted growth rate of 7 per cent for this year, China’s economy is heading for its slowest annual expansion in a quarter of a century, according to 32 per

  • Coal Scam

    CIL stake sale: Deadline for merchant bankers extended again

    New Delhi: Government has again extended the date by another three weeks for submission of bids by merchant bankers interested in managing the Coal India’s (CIL) 10 per cent stake sale, which may fetch around Rs 19,600 crore. The government, which owns 78.65 per cent of Coal India, had on August 12 sought bids from banks by September 2 to manage the share offering. Following that on September 1, it extended the date