Free Press Journal
  • Barcelona end 2015 on a high

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona closed out a glorious year with a 4-0 win against Real Betis to keep pace with Spanish football club Atletico Madrid, who struggled to beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 as Cristiano Ronaldo’s double gave Real Madrid a 3-1 victory over Real Sociedad.

  • SGPC, ‘Panj Piaras’ heading for showdown

    Amritsar: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and the ‘Panj Piaras’ (chosen ones of the Gurus) are heading for a showdown over the issue of removal of jathedar (chief) of the Akal Takht and four other high priests.

  • Vijender Singh

    Next bout on Feb 13, Vijender Singh hits the gym on holiday

    New Delhi: When most people are looking for a place to party on new year’s eve, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is running around trying to gain access to a decent gym as he gears up for his next professional contest scheduled on February 13 in Liverpool.

  • Anand Sharma

    PM has dubious distinction, world record of obstruction: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the dubious distinction and world record of obstruction and accused the BJP-led NDA Government of practicing vendetta politics.

  • NSE conducts 1,550 IAPs in 2015; benefits 1 lakh investors

    New Delhi: To spread financial literacy in India, leading bourse National Stock Exchange(NSE) has organised about 1,550 investor awareness programmes this year, benefiting more than one lakh people. In comparison, 1,138 such programmes were organised in the past year.

  • Oil-Prices

    Falling oil prices renewed hopes for India’s energy economy, security

    New Delhi: For India’s energy sector, the past year held promise, thanks to a commendable fall in electricity shortage, a global recognition for the country’s focus on renewables, a grand plan to shore up the finances of state-run utilities and a sharp fall in the cost its oil import basket to the lowest level since 2014.

  • RBI

    RBI sets rupee reference rate at 66.32 against dollar

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India today fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 66.32 against the US dollar and 72.50 for the euro. These rates were 66.42 and 72.60, respectively, yesterday. According to an RBI statement, the exchange rates for the pound and the yen against the rupee were quoted at 98.34 and 55.09 per 100 yens, respectively, based on reference rates for the dollar and cross-currency quotes at noon.

  • 20 Indians for British Junior Open squash

    New Delhi: A group of 20 Indians will travel to London for the British Junior Open squash tournament scheduled from January 2-6.

  • Alastair Cook urges triumphant England to maintain pressure on Proteas

    Johannesburg : England skipper Alastair Cook has urged his side to keep maintaining stranglehold on South Africa in the upcoming matches despite their massive 241-run win against the Hashim Amla-led side in the opening Test at Kingsmead.

  • Saketh, Somdev, Sanam to vie for Chennai Open main draw

    Chennai: Indian tennis players Saketh Myneni, Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh will be vying for the four slots available in the men’s singles main draw of the Chennai Open when they play the qualifiers on January 2 and 3 at the SDAT Stadium.

  • Economy

    India beats China on GDP growth in ’15; may grow 7-7.5% in ’16

    New Delhi: Hailed as “the bright spot” in a gloomier global economy, India outpaced China as the world’s fastest growing economy in 2015 and is expected to clock 7-7.5 per cent growth in the New Year provided the reform momentum continues and the business environment improves.

  • Foodgrain output dips in 2015; Revival unlikely in New Year

    New Delhi:Battling two extremes of drought and unseasonal rains in various states, agriculture sector faced a “difficult year” in 2015 resulting in severe distress for farmers and even suicides, while the foodgrain output is likely to decline for the second straight year in 2016.

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    Vidya Balan hospitalised for suspected kidney stones

    We are just one day short of stepping into the New Year 2016. Just like us, most of the Bollywood celebs must have made some plans or the other to usher in the New Year. This year, however, Vidya Balan and family won’t be in a celebratory mood because, she was rushed to Hinduja hospital and was admitted for suspected kidney stones. Vidya Balan and her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur were en route an

  • Ravichandran Ashwin becomes No.1 Test bowler

    Dubai: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday became the No.1 ranked bowler in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings.

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    Waheeda Rehman joins Irrfan Khan, Golshifteh Farahani in Jaisalmer

    The legendary Waheeda Rehman will soon be seen in a Hindi film again. Last seen in 2009 in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Delhi 6 Waheedaji now heads to Jaisalmer for the shooting of director Anup Singh’s film. The film also stars Irrfan Khan and the controversial Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani.

  • Bernabeu concentrate protests against Rafael Benitez

    Madrid: Real Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu focused their discontent with coach Rafael Benitez and whistled when his name was announced over the loudspeaker before the start of the La Liga match against Spanish football club Real Sociedad here.