Free Press Journal
  • Adriano backs Messi to be fit for Real clash

    Barcelona : FC Barcelona defender Adriano says he “would put money” on talismanic striker Lionel Messi being fit to play against Real Madrid in La Liga’s ‘El Clasico’ next week. The four-time ‘World Footballer of the Year’ award winner has been absent for Barcelona since going off during a win over Las Palmas due to muscle problem in Septmeber. But his teammate Adriano claims that Messi, who has been back in training this week, is

  • Thakur-led Mumbai derail Railways for cheap total

    Mumbai : Led ably by Shardul Thakur, Mumbai bowlers put up a much better display than the previous game and shot out Railways for a paltry 217 on day one of their four-day Group B Ranji Trophy tie at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.  Thakur, who went wicket less against UP in the hosts’ in previous drawn game, did the bulk of early damage by bagging three out of the top four wickets

  • Trade Minister: Govt to define e-commerce

    New Delhi :  The government is working on the definition of ‘e-commerce’ to clear the air over key issues such as taxation and foreign investment in the burgeoning sector.

  • Milagres guides Dempo to victory over PIFA Sports

    Margao : Milagres Gonsalves’ first half penalty strike guided Dempo FC 1-0 win over PIFA Sports in a second Division I-League match here on Sunday . The all important goal came in the 42nd minute of the match after Dempo’s playmaker Stephen Fernandes was brought down by PIFA keeper Karun Kumar inside the box and referee Fasi Salahudeen awarded the penalty for Dempo.

  • IMF says optimistic about India’s growth prospects

    New Delhi :  Confident that Indian economy is increasingly on a stable footing, IMF said further progress is required on the long-standing supply bottlenecks and for achieving faster and more inclusive growth.

  • Kerala thrash NorthEast 4-1

    Guwahati : English striker Chris Dagnall scored twice as Kerala Blasters exposed NorthEast United’s defensive frailties to notch up a 4-1 thumping win in their Indian Super League football match here on Sunday. Dagnall struck inside 35 seconds into the match to score the fastest goal of the ISL and then found the target again in the 76th minute in front of the disbelieving 27,000 strong Northeast fans at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. Cavin Lobo

  • Bodyline emerge champs

    Mumbai : Bodyline SC clinched the women’s crown in the 13th Bandra West Football Association (BWFA) League 2015. Putting up a good combined performance Bodyline blanked M. United 2-0 in the final played at the Dr. Norman Lewis, Supari Talao Muncipal Grounds, Bandra (West). Strikers Rita Ukachchukwa and Juhi Shah were on target, scoring in each half to ensure Bodyline clinched the title. The summit clash witnessed quite a keen tussle for supremacy as

  • Stocks seen weak; WPI numbers key

    New Delhi :  Downward momentum in the stock market is likely to continue for some more time as global market sentiment remains weak due to tumbling commodity prices amid concerns over an interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve as early as next month.

  • paris attack

    Global charter needed against jihadi terror

    It is Paris again. The barbarians masquerading as Islamic warriors and shouting ‘Aallahu-Akbar’ killed at least 130 people on Friday night, reminding the world yet again that piecemeal solutions to contain the jihadi madness would just not do. This was the deadliest assault on Paris after the January attacks at the satirical magazine — Charlie Hebdo — in which 18 people were killed. Friday night’s attacks were well-coordinated and simultaneous. Islamist gunmen,

  • Rice prices may reach a boiling point: Assocham

    New Delhi :  After pulses, rice prices may also shoot up and reach a “boiling point” in the coming months due to depleting stocks and likely fall in its kharif output, according to industry body Assocham.

  • Customs rally to hold Union Bank

    Mumbai : Mumbai Customs rallied splendidly from a 0-2 deficit to share the spoils with Union Bank of India in a 2-2 draw in an Elite Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2015-2016, and played at the Cooperage football ground on Sunday evening. The bankers led 2-1 at half-time.

  • Sebi wants MFs to lower salaries of senior execs

    New Delhi :  Concerned over high pay packets of top executives at mutual fund houses, capital markets regulator Sebi wants them to lower their salaries and adopt a more cost-effective structure.

  • Jaitley to meet heads of PSU banks on Nov 23

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet heads of PSU banks on November 23 to discuss various issues, including bad loans and credit flow to productive sectors of the economy.

  • Kenkre down Miners

    Mumbai : November 15: Kenkre FC Under-17 showed great character as they produced a stellar performance to blank Miners SC 2-0 in a Second Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League – 2014-15, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Sunday evening. Strikers Jay Shah and Prathamesh Kadam netted a goal each to seal the win for the youngsters. In another match of the same division, St. Paul’s SC and

  • BRICS Bank to fund inclusive needs of emerging nations: Modi

    Antalya :  India will guide the BRICS nations’ USD 50 billion New Development Bank – a rival to the World Bank – to finance “inclusive and responsive” needs of particularly emerging economies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

  • Qureshi shines with bat & ball

    Mumbai : Azhar Qureshi came up with a brilliant all-round display with bat and ball to steer Panduragwadi CC to a massive 103 runs victory against Bandra Gymkhana in a Cosmopolitan Shield cricket tournament 2015. Qureshi scored 70 runs as Pandurangwadi were bowled out for 204 runs in 43.1 overs.  Manjit Mallhi contributed 38 runs while Dattatray Mohite (3/39) and Anirudh Joshi (3/48) were the main bolwers for Bandra Gymkhana. Later Qureshi played a

  • Gold

    A gold scheme guide for common person

    On November 5, 2015, the Government of India introduced three schemes on gold: (i) Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) (ii) Indian Gold Coin Scheme (IGCS) and (iii) Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGBS). In many ways these schemes are path-breaking and, if operated properly and marketed well, could bring about a fundamental change in the Indian gold economy.