Free Press Journal
  • Xi tours Chinese top state media, demands total loyalty

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping made a rare, high-profile tour of the country’s top three state-run media outlets Friday, telling editors and reporters they must pledge absolute loyalty to the party and closely follow its leadership in “thought, politics and action.”

  • Sepp Blatter

    Media tried to kill me, says Blatter

    Zurich: Former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on Friday criticised the media for its alleged bias against him amidst the worst corruption controversy to hit world football. “What I regret is the way the media moved in to kill me from the get-go,” Blatter was quoted as saying by the Guardian on Friday. “This condemnation of the FIFA president by the media when I was not responsible for the actions of the members

  • Lot of scenarios can play out before Rio: Bopanna

    New Delhi: Amid rising speculation on who is going to partner Sania Mirza at the Rio Olympics, contender Rohan Bopanna says his sole focus now is to maintain his top-10 ranking till the French Open in June. While veteran Leander Paes has already said that he is the ideal painter for Sania, Bopanna said a lot of scenarios can play out before the Rio Games in August.

  • Saudi Arabia, Iraq sell more oil to India

    Abu Dhabi: India’s oil imports from Saudi Arabia and Iraq hit the highest in more than a decade in January as OPEC’s top producers gained at the expense of Latin American crudes, a validation of the OPEC policy of maintaining output and fighting for market share.

  • Akshay Kumar

    Akshay Kumar welcomes decision to hoist tricolour in varsities

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has hailed the decision to hoist the national flag in all central universities in the country, saying the tricolour inspires Indians to soar high and reach new heights. The actor took to Twitter on Friday to express his views on the human resource development ministry’s directive to all central universities in the country to fly the national flag.

  • Telecom Commission approves liberalisation for 800MHz spectrum

    New Delhi: Inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission today approved liberalisation of 800 MHz spectrum in circles where a market-determined price is not available. As per Telecom Commission, an operator has to pay an amount equal to the reserve price proposed by sectoral regulator Trai for the upcoming auction, with a condition that after the auction concludes, the telco has to pay final winning price, sources said.

  • Hungary to boost nuclear cooperation with Iran

    Budapest: Hungary and Iran have agreed to boost their cooperation in nuclear technology, Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Friday.

  • ‘Deadpool’ continues its golden run at Indian box office

    New Delhi: Ryan Reynolds-starrer “Deadpool”, the story of an adult superhero with a twisted sense of humour, has minted over Rs.22 crore in India since its release. The film, which runs high on action and gore was released on February 12 in time for Valentine’s Day, has recorded Rs.22.5 crore in its first week (till Thursday), read a statement.

  • Late pregnancy ups stroke, heart attack risk: Study

    New York: Are you 40 and planning to go the family way? Get proper medical attention first as, according to researchers, women who delay their pregnancy until age 40 or older face a greater risk of stroke and heart attack than women who become pregnant at a younger age.

  • Dhoni content with balanced bowling unit ahead of World T20

    New Delhi: Limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that Indian bowling unit is looking very balanced and settled going into next month’s World T20. “Our bowling has been good in the T20 format on the back of experienced line-up. We are looking good as of now. There is a lot of consistency in death bowling and first six overs. Overall bowling looks very balanced,” Dhoni told reporters on the sidelines of an event

  • Nifty reclaims 7,200 mark in late surge; PSU banks in focus

    Mumbai: Fag-end buying in select state-owned banks and auto shares helped the benchmark Nifty to stage a smart rebound and close above the key 7,200-mark in a highly volatile trade. The market gained for third consecutive session today on the back of hectic short-covering and bargain hunting ahead of key events next week including F&O expiry and Union Budget despite all macroeconomic uncertainty. FIIs had turned net buyers after recent intense selling also

  • Sri Lankan opposition against deal with India

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s opposition on Friday said it has decided to oppose a proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ECTA) with India.

  • De Gea’s injury piles more misery on embattled Van Gaal

    Johannesburg: Amidst mounting pressure on Louis van Gaal, the embattled Manchester United manager has revealed that goalkeeper David de Gea will undergo scans to determine the severity of his injured knee. The crisis of the Old Trafford club deepened after United suffered a 2-1 away defeat to Danish champions Midtjylland in the first-leg of their Europa League last-32 tie in Herning on Thursday.

  • Thrashing on local train: 2 held after videos go viral

    Mumbai: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly stripping and whipping a duo with belts on the Mumbai local train system while accusing them of stealing a mobile phone days after videos of the purported episode went viral on social media.