Free Press Journal
  • Two-three wins can turn it around for us: Marco Materazzi

    Kolkata: Bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC are hoping for a turnaround in Kolkata, something that will keep their playoff hopes alive in the second edition of the Indian Super League football tournament.

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    Sensex gets mojo back, up 104 pts on strong global cues

    Mumbai: Rising for the second day in a row, the benchmark BSE Sensex today jumped over 104 points to 25,864.47, helped by value-buying in beaten-down stocks and a firm global trend after concerns about impact of Paris attacks receded. Covering-up of short positions by speculators added to the gains, traders said. Sentiment took a turn for the better after Asian and European stocks rose across the board following a strong close on Wall

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    Resurgent Rafael Nadal thrashes Wawrinka at ATP World Tour Finals

    Wellington : Rafael Nadal continued his resurgence by breezing past French Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the opening round-robin contest at the ATP World Tour Finals. The 14-times Grand Slam champion overcame a wayward Wawrinka 6-3, 6-2 to move level with Andy Murray at the top of Ilie Nastase Group, reported. Nadal, who climbed back to fifth in the rankings after falling to a miserable 10th earlier this year, has won 14 of

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    Saradha scam: Court defers minister’s bail cancellation hearing

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today deferred by a day the hearing of the CBI’s plea for cancellation of bail granted to West Bengal Transport Minister and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra. A division bench of Justice Nishita Mhatre and Tapas Mukherjee adjourned the hearing till Wednesday after Mitra’s counsel failed to file an affidavit opposing the prosecution plea for cancellation of the bail.

  • NSS charges BJP with trying to ‘bring around’ its leadership

    Kottayam: Nair Service Society, a powerful organisation of Kerala’s influential Hindu Nair community, today accused the BJP of trying to “bring around” the NSS leadership by “influencing” some community members having political links.

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    Ashok Singhal: Engineer turned Hindutva warrior

    New Delhi: A metallurgy engineer, Ashok Singhal metamorphosed into a Hindutva warrior who as VHP chief played an adequate foil in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement when the BJP led the political campaign in the late eighties and later. The 89-year-old right-wing firebrand leader dedicated his life for the Hindutva cause adopting an aggressive style and played a key role in mobilising support for the Ram Janambhoomi as well as the Ram Setu movements.

  • Players behind coach Jose Mourinho: Chelsea midfielder Willian

    Rio de Janeiro : Midfielder Willian has leapt to the defence of embattled Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho amid the London football club’s worst start to a season in more than 30 years. The Brazil international on Monday rejected speculation of dressing-room disquiet, saying the players fully support the 52-year-old Portuguese, reports Xinhua. “He is a very good coach, very positive with his players, one of the best in the world. I’ve learned

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    Post Chikki row, new policy on item purchase in place, HC told

    Mumbai: In view of allegations that sub-standard ‘chikki’ was supplied to government schools in Maharashtra, the state today told the Bombay High Court that a new policy has been formed which sets out procedures to be followed before purchasing such items. Advocate General Shrihari Aney informed a division bench of justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere that a government resolution dated October 30 has been issued setting up a policy ‘Manual

  • Spanish midfielder Jorge Alonso Martin replaces injured Javier Lara in Atletico de Kolkata squad

    Kolkata: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata have signed Spanish midfielder Jorge Alonso Martin as a replacement to injured Javier Lara, it was announced on Tuesday.  Lara sustained a left groin injury and has been ruled out of the season, according to a release. The defending champions are on the fourth in the league table. They entertain Chennayin FC on Wednesday.

  • Oldest surviving Olympian Guo Jie dies aged 103

    Johannesburg : Former Chinese discus thrower Guo Jie, who was the world’s oldest surviving Olympian, has passed away at the age of 103. Guo qualified for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin after setting a national record. Despite producing a personal best throw of 41.13 meters (135 feet, 6 inches), he failed to make the final, Sport24 reported. Guo returned to his sporting roots in the 1950’s and served as a coach and instructor at

  • Gold at 4-month low, tumbles Rs 450 on weak global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices today plunged by Rs 450 to trade at almost four-month low of Rs 25,700 per 10 grams at the bullion market, tracking a weak global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers and retailers. Silver also fell sharply by Rs 500 to Rs 34,100 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial users and coin makers.

  • HC refrains from taking any stand on womens’ entry in Haji Ali

    Mumbai: “This is an era of intolerance”, the Bombay High Court observed today while indicating that it will not decide on religious matters like the ban on entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of the iconic Haji Ali Dargah here. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere was hearing a petition challenging the rule imposed by the Haji Ali Dargah trust which bars entry of women in

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    Maggi ban sent disturbing message to investors: Swiss envoy

    New Delhi: The ban on Maggi noodles sent out a “disturbing message” to Switzerland’s enterprises, raising questions about the implementation of India’s regulatory framework, Swiss Ambassador Linus von Castelmur said today. Maggi, a popular noodles brand which has been in India for many decades, is manufactured by Swiss multinational Nestle through its Indian subsidiary.

  • Onion Twist: Tomato prices swell 50% at Rs 62 per kg

    New Delhi: Tomato prices in the national capital have gone up by about 50 per cent in the last one month to Rs 62 per kg, due to decline in supplies. According to official data, in Delhi, tomatoes were sold at Rs 41 per kg a month ago which has jumped to Rs 62 per kg. Similarly, the average prices of tomato across all major centres have also zoomed to Rs 42.5 per

  • Delhi Govt committee recommends suspension of DDCA

    New Delhi : In mounting trouble for DDCA, a Delhi Government-appointed probe panel today recommended suspension of the capital’s cricket administrator by the BCCI for alleged irregularities and said an interim committee of professionals should be appointed to replace it.

  • Veteran VHP leader Ashok Singhal passes away

    Gurgaon: VHP leader Ashok Singhal, who rose to prominence playing a leading role in the Ram Janambhoomi movement in the late eighties and after, died today at a private hospital here. Singhal (89), who was admitted to Medanta Medicity hospital on Saturday last with complaints of acute breathlessness and other problems, died at 2.24 PM following cardio-vascular failure and septicaemia, VHP International President Pravin Togadia, himself a doctor, told PTI. A bachelor and

  • Smart filter for faster internet experience

    Washington: As people look for faster internet experience globally, a team of Canadian researchers has designed a tunable filter that can provide the low-cost flexibility needed for the next generation of high-speed optical networks. The device”s performance is comparable to the best available systems but at a fraction of the size and cost. The filter”s tuning span, which is a measure of how well the device can adjust to fluctuating data demands, is

  • Bal Thackeray memorial to come up in mayor’s bungalow

    Mumbai: A grand memorial to Shiv Sena founder, the late Bal Thackeray, will come up at the mayor’s bungalow at Shivaji Park, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Tuesday. The announcement, coinciding with the third death anniversary of Thackeray on Tuesday, came at a joint media briefing by Fadnavis and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray at the heritage building.