Free Press Journal
  • Salgaocar

    Salgaocar FC sign year-long deal with Calvin Mbarga

    Margao: Salgaocar FC have signed a year-long deal with 28-year-old Australian Calvin Mbarga. The Cameroon U20 International Calvin has spent the last five years in Australia scoring over 100 league goals, a club official said. Calvin started his playing career at Unisport Bafang in Cameroon followed by a two-year stint in the United Arab Emirates, where he donned the colours of Baniyas SC and Al-Jazira.

  • Ink attack on J-K MLA Rashid Engineer; two detained

    New Delhi: A press conference by independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdul Rashid turned into an event of hooliganism with a handful of activists allegedly belonging to a right-wing organisation blackening his face with paint, ink and mobil oil protesting against his hosting a beef party in Srinagar earlier this month.

  • BCCI

    BCCI calls off talks with PCB, condemns Sena protest 

    New Delhi: Putting an end to speculations, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur here on Monday confirmed that the talks about reviving ties with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have been cancelled.

  • Ravindra Jadeja

    Jadeja returns for first two Tests against South Africa

    New Delhi: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja today returned to India’s Test squad after a gap of nearly 14 months as selectors desisted from making too many changes to the 16-member squad for the first two matches against South Africa starting November 5. The 26-year-old Jadeja was rewarded for his consistent performance in the domestic circuit and found a place alongside R Ashwin, who still remains doubtful owing to a side strain injury.

  • Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu

    Saina, Sindhu look to sizzle at French Open

    Paris: Having reached her maiden Super Series finals at Denmark Open, India’s PV Sindhu will now look to continue her rampaging form at the French Open Super Series, which will also see top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth leading the charge at the USD 275,000 event starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

  • typhoon

    Four killed in Philippines typhoon

    Manila: Typhoon Koppu, which claimed at least four lives and affected over 25,000 people in the Philippines, was on Monday weakening although more than 20 provinces were still on high alert, official sources here said. Koppu made landfall in Luzon island in the early hours of Sunday morning at super typhoon strength, ripping the roofs off buildings and uprooting trees in the coastal province of Aurora.

  • Powerful blast rips through Rio neighborhood

    Rio De Janeiro: A powerful explosion suspected to be caused by a gas leak ripped through a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood today, injuring at least eight people and destroying homes and businesses, officials said. Footage on Globo television from the Sao Cristovao area of northern Rio, next year’s Olympic host city, showed firefighters working to find survivors in a swath of rubble and twisted metal.

  • Pak to appoint ex army general as new NSA: sources

    Islamabad: Pakistan is set to appoint a retired general as the new National Security Advisor (NSA), in a move that shows further strengthening of army’s grip of security affairs of the country and its dealings with India. Replacing the incumbent mild-mannered Sartaj Aziz with Lieutenant General (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua, who retired earlier this month, is also being seen as sending a message to India after cancellation of NSA-level talks at the last

  • Smartphones

    Smartphones help teens form stronger friendships: study

    London: Having constant online access through smartphones can have a positive impact on teenagers and strengthen existing friendships, according to a new study. Candice Odgers, an associate professor at Duke University in North Carolina, and Madeleine George, a graduate student, said that parents’ widely held fears about mobile phones damaging their children’s lives may not be backed by evidence.

  • Moles on arm can predict skin cancer risk

    London: Do you have more than 11 moles on your right arm? You may be at a higher risk of skin cancer. A new study has found that having more than 11 moles on the right arm indicates a higher-than-average risk of skin cancer or melanoma. Counting moles on the right arm was found to be a good indicator of total moles on the body. More than 100 indicates five times the normal

  • British PM extends laws to block passports

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has now made it possible for parents to ask for their children’s passports to be cancelled if they fear they could go overseas to join terror groups, the media reported on Monday.

  • Pak rejects reports on US deal to restrict nuclear programme

    Islamabad: As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today left for a major visit to the US, Pakistan today dismissed reports that America is negotiating a deal on limiting its nuclear and missile programmes. Sharif is visiting Washington at the invitation of President Barack Obama. The visit came under scanner after a report in ‘The Washington Post’ on October 6 said that US was trying for a deal to put limits on Pakistan’s nuclear programme

  • Jewish, Muslim graves defiled with swastikas in Austria

    Vienna: A Jewish and a Muslim cemetery were defiled with Nazi symbols and anti-migrant slogans in western Austria, police said today, just weeks after similar attacks on a refugee hostel and Jewish museum. Unknown perpetrators desecrated graves and buildings with a red pen in the Jewish cemetery of the town of Hohenems, close to the Swiss border, some time between Saturday night and yesterday morning, a police spokeswoman told the APA news agency.

  • Indonesia fires can’t be put out, Malaysian minister warns

    Kuala Lumpur: International efforts to douse raging Indonesia fires will fail and Southeast Asia could face several more weeks of choking smoke until the rainy season starts, Malaysia’s environment minister warned today. Facing growing pressure, Indonesia earlier this month agreed to accept international help after failing for weeks to douse the fires from slash-and-burn farming that have shrouded angry neighbours Malaysia and Singapore in smoke for weeks.

  • Students from Film and Television Institution of India (FTII) coming out from the Film Division office after meeting with Jt. Secretary regarding their strike on Thursday.

    PIL on FTII row: HC issues notice to Centre, others

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today issued notice to the Union I&B and Home ministries, the Maharashtra government and student leader of FTII on a PIL seeking to put an end to the ongoing strike at the Pune-based film institute. The notices were issued by Justices V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi, who heard the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Supreme Court lawyer Vineet Dhanda. The Union Ministries of Information and Broadcasting

  • Kareena Kapoor

    Kareena to star in Pakistani Director Shoaib Mansoor’s movie

    Karachi: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to star in acclaimed Pakistani director Shoaib Mansoor’s upcoming project. Sources have revealed that the 35-year-old actress will travel to Dubai next week to meet Mansoor for a formal script narration and to sign the contract, reports the Express Tribune. The rumours were confirmed by Kareen’s spokesperson in a statement.

  • Salman Khan not engaged to Lulia Vantur: sister

    Mumbai: Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan Sharma has denied reports that her brother is engaged to Romanian TV personality Lulia Vantur. There were reports that the couple were secretly engaged and wedding will happen early next year. Arpita took to Twitter to rubbish the rumours. “Do not believe everything you read in the papers or on different websites online… Really ya what rubbish do these people keep carrying,” she wrote.

  • One stop travel at the vivacious Vijayawada

    It is also known as Bezawada and is a city located on the banks of Krishna River in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. The name of the city translates to ‘place of victory’ because it holds a mighty position in the southern region of India.

  • ‘Chauranga’ will have acceptance now: Onir

    New Delhi: With non-mainstream films and complex subjects getting limelight and acceptance by audience, filmmaker Onir hopes his upcoming production “Chauranga”, about class oppression in rural India, will benefit from the present scenario. Onir says the successful run of films like “Masaan”, “Talvar” and “Killa” is a very positive sign, especially for a filmmaker like him, who likes to tread on uncharted territory with his movies.

  • Police can take suo moto action against builders: HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said the Navi Mumbai Police should take suo moto cognizance and file FIRs against builders responsible for illegal constructions there instead of waiting for some aggrieved person to come forward and lodge a case. A division bench of justices A S Oka and V L Achiliya was hearing two PILs by residents Rajiv Mishra and Mayura Maru raising concerns over illegal constructions in Navi Mumbai.