Free Press Journal
  • Raul Gonzales

    Barcelona coach Enrique confident Raul will remain linked to football

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique Martinez has praised Real Madrid’s former forward Raul Gonzales, who announced on Thursday his retirement as a player, noting that the Spanish football legend would definitely “remain linked to football”. In a press conference ahead of the Rayo Vallecano tie in La Liga on Saturday, the coach pointed out that Raul loves sports and can be counted on, since the Spanish forward always brings new things,

  • Sania, Lee-Hesh, Navratilova to play in New Delhi in November

    New Delhi: In a rare appearance together, India’s top tennis stars led by world number one Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will play an exhibition match in the capital on November 27 along with the legendary Martina Navratilova. The quartet will play in four cities in a four ‘Test’ series and conduct clinic for budding players before the matches. The other cities expected to host these matches are Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

  • Pochettino named EPL coach of September, Martial best player

    London: Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester United striker Anthony Martial have been named best coach and player of the month of September in the English Premier League (EPL). Pochettino, who led the Spurs to three consecutive victories in September, against Sunderland (1-0), Crystal Palace (1-0) and Manchester City (4-1), on Friday achieved his second award for best coach of the month since arriving in England, Efe reported. The Argentine coach,

  • Lionel-MESSI

    ‘Argentina FA,Barcelona want Messi to recover properly’

    Barcelona: Given the possible pressure on the injured Lionel Messi to join the Argentina team to play the next FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Colombia, Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has said that both the star striker’s club and the national football association, AFA, want him to recover “100 percent”. “I want him to recover properly, just get back to 100 percent fitness. I am sure the Argentinian Football Association

  • shiva thapa

    After impressing Pacquiao, Shiva eyes Oly berth through WSB

    New Delhi: He managed to impress none other than Manny Pacquiao en route to becoming only the third Indian pugilist ever to clinch a World Championships medal and the fast-rising Shiva Thapa is now eyeing a stint in the World Series of Boxing to qualify for next year’s Olympics.

  • Roberto Carlos

    Sachin, Brazilian Carlos to be the cynosure of all eyes

    Kochi: With Kerala Blasters back to their home ground, the cynosure of all eyes would be two icons in their own right, Sachin Tendulkar in the stands and Brazilian giant Roberto Carlos on the field, during Sunday’s ISL match here. For both the teams – Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos – it would be their fourth match and on the points table the visitors are fifth with two wins and a loss,

  • pepsi

    Pepsi to launch smartphone in China

    New York: Soft drinks giant Pepsi Co. is set to launch a smartphone in China as part of a new marketing ploy. The company is not foraying into smartphone manufacturing and would only be lending its brand name for use on a new smartphone available only in China to market Pepsi gear like apparel, soda and food, US News reported.

  • migrants

    3 children among new migrant deaths in Aegean

    Athens: Four more migrants, three of them children, died attempting to cross the Aegean Sea to reach safety in Europe, the Greek coastguard said early today. The children and a woman, whose nationalities were not disclosed, drowned when their boat capsized near the Greek island of Kalymnos, the coastguard said.

  • flags

    US, European negotiators to meet on Atlantic trade pact

    Washington: Negotiators from the United States and the European Union will resume talks on a huge trans-Atlantic free trade area, with mistrust and public opposition standing in their way. The 11th round of discussions, to be held in Miami, will address a still substantial list of differences on key issues between the two sides, after more than two years of talks on the ambitious Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

  • Shot, murder

    Family sues after US teen shot dead during traffic stop

    Washington: The parents of a US teenager are suing after their son was shot dead during a police traffic stop, media reports said, as video of the deadly encounter emerged. The case comes amid a national debate on the use of force by police in the United States, with white officers often accused of racism. In this case, however, both the officer and the teenager were white. Bodycam footage of the February incident in Michigan shows 17-year-old Deven Guilford repeatedly questioning and defying demands

  • Two dead in attack on Iran Shiite worshippers: state media

    Tehran: Two Iranians have been killed in a shooting attack on Shiite worshippers marking Ashura, one of the holiest commemorations of the faith, the official IRNA news agency reported. Two people were also wounded in the attack in the town of Dezful in Khuzestan province, the news agency said.

  • Sergio Mattarella

    Protect dignity of migrants: Italian president

    Milan: Italian President Sergio Mattarella has urged nations to protect the dignity of migrants and help improve security and living standards in their countries. “They abandoned their homes and loved ones to flee war, persecution and hunger – women and men who have a right to the safeguarding of their dignity,” Mattarella said on Friday while addressing a world trade fair in Milan to mark UN World Food Day. Almost 310,000 asylum

  • Violent weather claims sixth victim in Italy

    Rome: A 38-year-old workman plunged to his death from a pylon in Italy as he tried to repair electrical power lines damaged by violent storms that claimed five lives this week. The workman was killed on Friday near the city of Benevento in the Campania region, which has been battered by storms and torrential rain in recent days. Five people died in central and southern Italy earlier this week as the violent rainstorms

  • Modi to make key announcements on Startup India in Dec: Sinha

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a series of “very important” announcements to promote startups in the country in December, said Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha here today. In his Independence Day speech, Modi had announced a new campaign ‘Startup India; Stand up India’ to promote bank financing for startups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and job creation in the country.

  • kamal hassan

    Polling tomorrow for one of most bitterly fought SIAA election

    Chennai: Tamil acting professionals will queue up to cast their ballotsin favour of one the of two sparring sides –one led by a young turk and the other by an experienced campaigner– as elections to various posts for South Indian Artistes’ Association (SIAA) take place here tomorrow.

  • Performing arts festival begins in Delhi

    New Delhi: Nine Indian classical dance forms came together at the spectacularly lit Purana Quila here for the opening of Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF). Running in its 9th edition, the festival which was inaugurated last evening by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, Tourism and Culture, opened with a majestic multi-style classical dance production paying obeisance to the Motherland.

  • Maria Couto

    ‘Language controversy may communally polarise Goa’

    Panaji: A brewing controversy over instruction of medium in schools, where factions backed by Goa’s Roman Catholic Church and the RSS are at loggerheads, could polarise Hindu and Catholic communities, Padma Shri awardee Maria Couto has warned.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal questions Modi, Jung over minors’ rape in Delhi

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday expressed anguish over the horrific incidents of minors’ rape here and questioned what steps Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi’s Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung were taking to curb it. Kejriwal, who is on his way to meet the families of the two victims, tweeted: “Repeated rape of minors is shameful and worrying. Delhi police has completely failed to provide safety. What are PM and his

  • Harish Rawat

    Uttarakhand address wrong in Central records: Rawat

    Dehradun: With central funds of assistance yet to reach Uttarakhand despite repeated assurances, Chief Minister Harish Rawat took a dig at the Narendra Modi government saying the Centre seems to have got the address of the hill state wrong in its records. “Every time we approach the Centre for financial help we are assured something will soon be done. But the help never reaches us. It seems Uttarakhand’s address in central records is wrong,” Rawat told reporters here yesterday.

  • Teen Suicide

    Woman, family members booked for abetting suicide of husband

    Batala: A woman along with her parents and brothers has been booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of her husband, police said today. Panna Lal (30) had committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan Gandhi Camp here, a police official said. In a complaint lodged with the police, Panna’s brother Heera Lal alleged that the deceased’s relationship with his wife Rekha had soured soon after their marriage and that his in-laws had allegedly made Panna sell his house