Free Press Journal
  • ISL 2015: Chennaiyin FC Team Profile

    Chennai: Easily the best team during the league stages of last year’s tournament, Chennaiyin FC will start as one of the strong favourites when the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) kicks off on October 3.

  • Anarchy to be result if JD(U)-RJD-Cong alliance wins in Bihar: Jaitley

    Patna: Taking a potshot at the grand alliance of RJD, JD(U) and Congress in Bihar, BJP leader Arun Jaitley today said they were running a “three-legged race” that cannot be won even as he warned voters of “anarchy” and “jungle raj” if the rival coalition came to power. Releasing his party’s ‘Vision Document’ for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls, Jaitley also promised that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would help bring the

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    FTII talks inconclusive; next meeting on October 6

    Mumbai: The latest meeting held here on Thursday between the striking FTII students and information and broadcasting ministry officials remained “inconclusive”. A third round of talks will now be held in Delhi on October 6, it was announced.

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex ends 66 points higher, Nifty closes at 7951

    Mumbai: The Sensex abandoned most of its gains as the market closed today. It marginally rose higher at the level of 26,227, whereas the Nifty ended marginally down at 7,946.10 level.

  • Delhi Dynamos

    Star-studded Delhi Dynamos looking to strike it rich

    New Delhi: Having made the most noises in the transfer market after acquiring the services of three yesteryear stars, Delhi Dynamos will be keen to make a mark in the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) after their inaugural season misadventure.

  • Arunachal Governor greets people on occasion of Gandhi Jayanti

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa has extended warm greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, tomorrow. Rajkhowa expressed hope that the birth anniversary of the ‘Father of the Nation’ would strengthen the spirit of unity among all the people across the globe and promote universal peace and tolerance.

  • Six JK BOSE officials booked for financial irregularities

    Srinagar: State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has registered a case against seven persons, including six serving and former officials of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE), here for alleged financial irregularities in the department in 2012. An FIR was registered yesterday against six officials and a private contractor under various sections of Prevention of Corruption Act and Ranbir Panel Code for causing a “huge loss” to the state exchequer, a spokesman of

  • Michel Platini

    FA gives conditional backing to Michel Platini for FIFA president

    Johannesburg: The English Football Association has confirmed that they will back UEFA president Michel Platini to succeed Sepp Blatter as a FIFA president, but added that issues surrounding him need to be ‘fully examined’. Platini has been questioned over claims that he received a ‘disloyal payment’ of two million Swiss francs from Blatter in 2011. Speaking on the reasons for supporting Platini, the FA board had earlier said that the former is an excellent

  • Gurudas Kamat

    Congress demands additional 15-20% quota for EBC beyond 50% cap

    Ahmedabad: Amid the Patel community quota stir, the Congress today demanded an additional 15 to 20 per cent reservation for Economically Backward Category (EBC) among the upper caste, over and above the Supreme Court cap of 50 per cent to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled tribes and OBCs. This is for the first time that the Congress has made its stand clear on the ongoing Patel quota agitation.

  • Hopeful of Indo-Pak series but options open: PCB chief Shaharyar Khan

    Kolkata: With serious doubts hanging over the proposed bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan, PCB chief Shaharyar Khan today said they are open to “options” ranging from boycotting ties to demanding compensation if the BCCI fails to honour the MOU signed between the two boards.

  • Satellites, drones to monitor road construction pace: Gadkari

    New Delhi:  The government has decided to use ISRO-aided satellites and drones to monitor its highways construction programme, aimed at fast-tracking building of roads in the country. “To ensure proper implementation of highways construction programmes as well as tree plantation drive, we have decided to deploy satellites and drones,” Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Jaitley to leave for 10-day tour to US, Peru on Saturday

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave for 10-day visit to the US and Peru on October 3 to attend IMF-World Bank meetings and give a lecture at a university. Jaitley will reach New York on October 4. During his US stay he is scheduled to give a lecture at Columbia University. Thereafter, the Finance Minister will visit Peru to attend annual Fund-Bank meetings to be held in Lima, Peru from October 9

  • Thai government websites crash in symbolic act by critics: officials

    Bangkok: Several Thai government websites temporarily crashed due to a “symbolic act” by people against plans to introduce a single Internet gateway, officials said today, a measure critics say will make it easier for the ruling junta to censor the web. A minister stopped short of describing the incident as a cyber attack but said that it was triggered by those opposed to the proposal, dubbed by some online as the “Great Firewall

  • Sania, Martina

    Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis enter Wuhan Open semis

    Wuhan: Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza continued her juggernaut with partner Martina Hingis as the Indo-Swiss pair entered the semi-finals of the Wuhan Open WTA tournament here today. The top-seeded duo eased past the fifth-seeded US combine of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinal battle. Sania and Hingis had it relatively easy in the second round against Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Anastasia Rodionova (6-3, 6-2) after getting a first round

  • Now we have spinners who can win us matches: Faf Du Plessis

    Dharamsala: Pace may have been their biggest strength all this while, but South African Twenty20 skipper Faf du Plessis today said the Proteas now possess a potent spin force as well after the emergence of Imran Tahir.

  • Gold drops for fifth day on global cues, sluggish demand

    New Delhi: Continuing its losing streak for the fifth straight day, gold tumbled by Rs 250 to over six-week low of Rs 26,150 at the bullion market today, largely due to weak global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers.Besides, in the global market, the precious metal was trading at two-week lows. Silver also shed Rs 150 to Rs 34,600 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Pakistan jets kill 25 militants in fresh blitz in northwest

    Islamabad: The Pakistani military today said that at least 25 militants were killed in air strikes on their hideouts in the restive northwest tribal region. Fighter jets targeted Dattakhel area of North Waziristan where the army launched a massive operation to clear the area of militants in June last year which is still ongoing. “Twenty-five terrorists were killed in precise aerial strikes today,” the military said in a brief statement. The identity of those killed was not known

  • VVIP chopper deal: ED attaches assets of ex-IAF cheifs’ family

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Direc torate (ED) has attached five expensive flats in and around the national capital in the name of cousins of former IAF chief S P Tyagi in connection with its money laundering probe into the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP choppers deal. The agency, in its order issued against the Tyagi brothers– Sanjeev, Sandeep and Rajeev, said its investigations found that the “proceeds of crime” of this deal were allegedly