Free Press Journal
  • Judge partially removes judicial curbs on Benzema

    Paris: The prosecutor of Versailles announced on Thursday that the court considering the sex tape blackmailing case involving Real Madrid French forward Karim Benzema has decided to partially withdraw the order of judicial control against him, but he still cannot come into contact with his victim, teammate Matthieu Valbuena.

  • Brazilian Monteiro pulls off shock win at Rio Open

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian tennis player Thiago Monteiro, ranked 338th in the world, pulled off one of the biggest shocks of the Rio Open here by beating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, currently World No.9. Monteiro beat his much-favoured opponent in three sets on Wednesday. The home-based athlete took the lead with a 6-3 success in the first set, before Songa levelled by the same margin. But Monteiro managed a memorable victory, winning the

  • Wolfsburg beat Gent: First step to overcoming crisis at home?

    Berlin: It might be a surprising result of the last round of Champions League group matches. Who expected KAA Gent and VfL Wolfsburg to still be left in the competition in the knock-out stages? Many football fans around the world expected Manchester United to top the group but were then upstaged by Germany’s Wolfsburg.

  • Megan Fox

    Megan Fox turns palmist on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ 

    Los Angeles: Actress Megan Fox on Thursday displayed her art of palmistry on talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, where she surprised host Jimmy Kimmel by predicting not only his fortune but also that of talk show personality Guillermo Rodriguez. Fox, who was earlier photographed walking out of a place with a book about palm reading, said that she had become good at astrology and so she decided to learn about palmistry just

  • Why recommend ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund

    The primary reason I like the ICICI Prudential Balanced Advantage Fund (BAF) and recommend it to my clients is that it is an all-weather fund that does well in all sorts of market conditions. Below I shall elaborate upon my reasons for recommending this fund.

  • Feel special to be part of Make in India Week: Anita Dongre

    Mumbai: Fashion designer Anita Dongre, who added a dose of ‘desi’ glam with Indian weaves to the ongoing Make in India week with a special showcase, says she is filled with pride to be associated with the initiative. Dongre, who came up with Grassroot — a sustainable handcrafted contemporary brand from the House of Anita Dongre — showcased a grand opening for the Maharashtra Textile Day at the iconic Prince of Wales

  • All central universities to fly tricolour atop 207 ft mast

    Surajkund (Har): All 46 Central Universities will fly the tricolour atop a 207-feet tall flag mast “prominently and proudly” on their campuses to signify a “strong India” and the first will be hoisted at JNU, a resolution adopted at a meeting chaired by HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today.

  • Indian doctoral student found dead in Israel

    Tel Aviv: A 27-year-old Indian doctoral student of in Israel has been found dead in the dormitory of Tel Aviv University here, police said today. Raj Kumar Raja, was a research student in cancer studies at the university. He was found dead in his dormitory room on Monday and the cause of his death is unknown. “An investigation found no suspicion of a crime and the student’s body has been transferred to the

  • Keira Knightley to play Catherine the Great in biopic?

    Los Angeles: Filmmaker Barbra Streisand is considering actress Keira Knightley to play the title role in her upcoming biopic on Catherine the Great. The Oscar-nominated actress has been eyed to play the role of the Russian monarch in the film, whose script has been written by Kristina Lauren Anderson, reports Knightley has been in talks for the project since last year.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Sharif’s remarks are only confirmation of truth: MEA

    New Delhi: India today called “confirmation of truth” Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s reported comment that the Kargil “misadventure” in 1999 by troops of his country was a stab in the back for the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the two neighbours were engaged in a peace process.

  • Benitez criticises Real Madrid president

    Madrid: Former coach Rafael Benitez has strongly criticised the direction of the Spanish football club by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. Benitez was sacked in early January after just six months being in charge and before the halfway point of the season: A bitter blow for a man who had shed tears at his presentation last June as he returned to the club where he had begun his career, reports Xinhua. However,

  • Mineiro beat Melgar 2-1 in Copa Libertadores

    Arequipa (Peru): Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro came from behind to beat Melgar 2-1 in their Copa Libertadores opening group game here. The 2013 Libertadores winners controlled the majority of the contest and refused to buckle despite suffering the setback of going a goal down early on at the Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi, reports Xinhua.

  • Pietersen not considering Proteas move

    Johannesburg: Out-of-favour England batsman Kevin Pietersen is reportedly not considering playing for his birth country South Africa. This comes after former England fast bowler Darren Gough observed earlier that the maverick batsman would be tempted to represent his country of birth considering the treatment meted out to him by the England cricket board. As per the International Cricket Council rules, a player must wait four years to re-qualify for another side if he has

  • Five new ‘hot Jupiters’ discovered

    London: Scientists have discovered five new Jupiter-like planets that are similar in characteristics to our solar system’s biggest planet and orbit very close to their host stars.

  • India disagrees on F16 sale,says it isn’t a single issue relationship

    New Delhi: Sticking to its position, India today said it disagreed with the US’ rationale that supply of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan will help combat terrorism but at the same time noted that its ties with Washington were not a single-issue relationship. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the US’ decision to sell eight F-16 jets “will create negative sentiment” in the India-US relationship.

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone to infuse Rs.6,000 crore in Maharashtra, affirms commitment to India

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Within days of strongly reacting to the Indian tax department’s notice of over a Rs.14,000-crore demand, global telecom major Vodafone on Thursday said it is committed to long-term investment in India and further pledged to infuse Rs.6,000 crore in Maharashtra.

  • Poor sleep may increase depression risk

    New York: Insomnia may increase the risk of depression by impairing the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies — such as problem-solving skills and the ability to decrease negative emotions – effectively, new research has found.