Free Press Journal
  • Messi may aggravate injury if he plays El Clasico, says doctor

    Buenos Aires : Argentina team doctor Homero de Agostino believes Lionel Messi has a chance of aggravating his knee injury if he turns up for FC Barcelona in the “El Clasico” against Real Madrid next weekend.

  • Swimming icon Phelps aiming high for Rio Olympics

    Washington: American swimming legend Michael Phelps aims for more glories at next year’s Rio Olympics after coming through the toughest period of his life.

  • Withdraw draconian clause in OROP as Diwali gift: Congress

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with troops, Congress today made a strong pitch for a festive gift by announcing removal of the “draconian” clause in the ‘one rank-one-pension’ scheme that has denied pension to a large number of ex-servicemen. “Please show grace of a true leader. Give the soldiers a Diwali gift by ensuring that the draconian clause is withdrawn,” party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters.

  • Kyrgios, Tomic ignored for Newcombe Medal

    Sydney: Controversial stars Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have been ignored as nominees for the Newcombe Medal — which rewards Australia’s “most outstanding elite tennis player and ambassador”.

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    After Mani resignation, Cong presses for Swaraj, Raje removal

    New Delhi: A day after Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani resigned following bribery charges, Congress today pressed for removal of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and BJP Chief Ministers Vasundhara Raje, Shivraj Singh Chauhan and Raman Singh in connection with various scams. Congress chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala told reporters that Mani has resigned in the highest tradition of democracy, despite no guilt having been proved in the case against him.

  • CBI yet to get details of Chhota Rajan’s many cases

    New Delhi: As underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan cools his heels in CBI custody, details of his alleged involvement in over 85 cases registered in different states are yet to be provided to the central agency. While Rajan was involved in over 85 criminal cases of murder, extortion, smuggling and drug trafficking in Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat – including 69 cases in Maharashtra alone – the Central Bureau

  • 21 persons arrested in connection with SI killing

    Cooch Behar (WB): Twenty-one persons were arrested in connection with the killing of a sub-inspector of police in Cooch Behar district on Tuesday night, the district police today said. SI Ranjit Pal and another personnel of Kotwali police station were injured in stone-pelting when they raided a gambling den at Panisala village in Cooch Behar-I block. The two injured were admitted to MJN Hospital in Cooch Behar where the SI was declared

  • Suraj Pancholi-Athiya Shetty

    Rishi Kapoor feels Sooraj, Athiya are stars in making

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says he sees potential in newcomers Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty to emerge as stars and shine in the world of glitz and glamour. After watching their first movie “Hero”, Rishi took to Twitter to praise Sooraj, son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab; and Athiya, daughter of actor Suniel Shetty.

  • Anushka Sharma

    No ‘nosy questions’ for Anushka Sharma, please

    Mumbai: Her personal life is always under public scrutiny, be it her relationship status or marriage plans, but actress Anushka Sharma says she doesn’t like to open up about her personal life and “nosy questions” irk her. During a live Twitter chat session, when one Twitter user asked the actress about “one question you are tired answering in interviews”, she said she doesn’t like to be snooped around. The “PK” actress posted: “Don’t

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    Everybody is trying to do louder stunts: Sunny Deol

    Mumbai: Actor Sunny Deol feels that action in films nowadays is becoming very “louder” and unbelievable, and hence he got stunt coordinator Dan Bradley on board for his directorial film “Ghayal – Once Again”.

  • Shahrukh Khan with Kajol

    Dilwale – Official Trailer 2015

    Unveiling the official trailer of the most awaited film Dilwale starring Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan & Kriti Sanon in the lead roles.

  • Gold

    Gold, silver shine in Diwali trade on jewellers buying

    New Delhi: Extending its gains for the third straight day, gold prices advanced by Rs 15 to Rs 26,250 per ten grams in special ‘Diwali Muhurat’ trading at the bullion market today on increased buying by jewellers, driven by the ongoing festive season. Token buying activity on the auspicious occasion of Diwali and to mark the beginning of Hindu Samvat Year 2072 also supported the upside, traders said.

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    Quitting Facebook makes people happier, shows study

    London: You might well be addicted to it, but quitting Facebook would actually make you happy, suggests a new study done by Denmark-based think tank Happiness Research Institute.

  • Obama speaks to Modi, first call via Indo-US hotline

    Washington US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have made the first use of the secure hotline set up between Washington and New Delhi as they reviewed progress on key areas of cooperation and discussed global issues ahead of the upcoming G-20 summit. “President Obama spoke today by phone with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India to review joint efforts on key areas of bilateral cooperation and to preview global issues


    Romania nightclub fire toll rises to 50

    Bucharest: Four more people have died of injuries sustained in a devastating nightclub blaze in Romania, taking the toll in the inferno that brought down the government to 50, hospital sources said today. Two of the four latest victims of the October 30 fire at a Bucharest club had been undergoing treatment in Britain, where they were transferred at the weekend. The other two were in hospital in Romania. Colectiv nightclub was packed

  • Nine killed as plane crashes into apartment in US

    Chicago: All nine people on board a private corporate jet were killed when it crashed into an apartment building in Akron in the US state of Ohio, the owner and operator of the plane said. Augusto Lewkowicz, the owner and operator of the Hawker 800 jet, said seven passengers and two crew members were on board the plane.

  • Sensex

    Sensex zooms 200 pts in Muhurat trading, Nifty regains 7,800

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex surged over 201 points to 25,944.93, while the NSE Nifty regained the crucial 7,800-mark in the opening trade of special Muhurat trading session today to mark the start of Hindu Samvat Year 2072. The rise comes a day after the government eased FDI norms in 15 sectors. The Sensex rebounded by 201.67 points, or 0.78 per cent, to trade at 25,944.93 in the first 15 minutes of trade.

  • FDI

    China’s FDI touches USD 103.7 bn till October

    Beijing: FDI into China rose 4.2 per cent year on year to USD 8.77 billion in October taking the foreign investment inflows to USD 103.7 in the last 10 months of this year, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said. The growth slowed from a 7.1-per cent rise in September, state run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Gamesa India’s first solar power project commissioned in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: Re-entering the solar power business, Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa on Wednesday announced the commissioning of its first solar project in India. In a statement issued here, Gamesa India said it has commissioned a 9 MW turnkey solar power project near Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

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    OROP: Ex-servicemen take out protest march to Rashtrapati Bhavan

    New Delhi: Ex-servicemen on Tuesday escalated their protest against the notification on the implementation of ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) and took out a march from Jantar Mantar to Rashtrapati Bhavan, saying a “diluted” OROP scheme was not acceptable. “A protest march was taken out from Jantar Mantar to Rashtrapati Bhavan against the diluted OROP scheme,” said a spokesperson of the ex-servicemen’s front.