Free Press Journal
  • Barcelona aren’t through to quarters yet: Messi

    London: Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi insisted that they still have work to do to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals despite their 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium here on Tuesday. The Argentine scored twice in the second half to put the Catalans in control of the tie ahead of the second leg at Camp Nou, opening the scoring after latching onto Neymar’s pass before sending the second past

  • Ronaldo first athlete to get 200 mn social media followers

    Madrid: Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has made social media history by becoming the first athlete to reach 200 million followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Ronaldo has 109.7 million followers on Facebook, 49.6 million on Instagram and 40.7 million on Twitter after a “meteoric rise” in popularity, according to social media tracking database

  • Bopanna-Mergea ousted from Dubai tennis

    Dubai: The Indian challenge at the $2.2 million Dubai Tennis Championships ended after Rohan Bopanna and his partner suffered a shock exit in the first round of the men’s doubles at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre here on Wednesday. Second seeds Bopanna and Romanian Florin Mergea lost to the unseeded but experienced Canadian-Czech pairing of Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-7(6), 4-10 in an hour and 24 minutes on Court No.3.

  • Social diversity to blame for Cahokia’ collapse

    New York: Challenging a popular theory that environmental causes led to the collapse of Cahokia, America’s first city, archaeologists have claimed that internal conflict by social, political, ethnic, and religious factions are a more reasonable description of events that led to its demise.

  • Water supply improves in north, west Delhi

    New Delhi: Supply of water improved in north and west Delhi as four treatment plants started functioning at full capacity today even as residents of south and central Delhi continued to face shortage in the wake of the Jat quota agitation which had hit the supply mechanism.

  • Fire at MII event: Report blames organiser for negligence

    Mumbai: The Mumbai fire department today said the massive fire which played a spoilsport at a Make in India Week event here on February 14 was caused by defective electric circuit and stated the organiser Wizcraft kept LPG cylinders under the stage, despite instructions against it.

  • Lawyers take out march protesting attack on journalists, JNU students

    New Delhi: A group of lawyers today took out a march to protest against the attack on journalists and JNU students and teachers by some advocates in the Patiala House Court complex and asked the Bar Council of India to take strict action against them.

  • HC refuses to release convict on parole for son’s wedding

    Mumbai: A murder convict, who is serving life sentence in Pune Central prison and sought release on parole to attend his son’s wedding slated to be held tomorrow, has failed to get relief from the Bombay High Court.

  • New technique may help control Zika disease-bearing insects

    London: Bacteria in the gut of disease-bearing insects — including the mosquito which carries the Zika virus — can be used as a Trojan horse to help control the insects’ population, reveals a new research. “Our method could also help in the fight against the Zika virus, as the Aedes mosquito that bears the virus has bacteria that would be suitable,” said Paul Dyson, professor at Swansea University in Wales in Britain.

  • Despite massive deletion, voters’ registration up in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Despite the massive deletion of 12.15 lakh names from the voters lists across Mumbai city and suburban districts in October last year, a net increase of 1.25 lakh voters was registered in the past four months after the revision of electoral rolls in January.

  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    ACB files charge sheet against NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau today filed a charge sheet against senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and others in the Maharashtra Sadan scam. Besides Bhujbal, who was PWD minister in the Congress-NCP government in the state, his son Pankaj and nephew Sameer and 14 others are named in the charge sheet.

  • Russia gives Afghanistan 10,000 Kalashnikovs

    Kabul: Russia delivered 10,000 Kalashnikovs to the Afghan government today, with officials saying they were for the fight “against terrorism”, a day after Kabul hosted talks on reviving the peace process with the Taliban. The assault rifles, delivered with pomp at a ceremony on the tarmac at Kabul’s military airport, will be directly transferred to security forces, said President Ashraf Ghani’s national security adviser Hanif Atmar.

  • Superb Gets Laurin and Klement Treatment in India!


    Skoda launched the 3rd generation Superb in the country, on Tuesday, with an aggressive price. Superb finally received a Laurin and Klement treatment. We were getting Laurin and Klement variants of Octavias and Lauras within the country, but Superb had missed out on L&K trim in India. Like always with Skodas, L&K trim will

  • Realty players seek clarity on taxes, GST in Budget

    Mumbai: The real estate sector is seeking clarity on dividend distribution tax for REITs, single window clearance and increasing tax deduction limit on home loans in Budget 2016 to be announced on February 29.

  • DoT to start spectrum auction by June-July

    Barcelona: Department of Telecom is likely to formulate its views on Trai recommendations on spectrum pricing by March and commence auction by June-July, a top official said today.

  • Volvo V40 and V40 Cross Country Facelifts Unveiled

    Swedish automaker has unveiled the face lifts for its V40 hatchback and V40 Cross Country luxury crossover models. The most significant incorporation on these new cars has to be Volvo’s ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights and doing so, the cars have joined the lineup of company’s other models, like the XC90 SUV and S90 luxury sedan, which also share the same design philosophy. The front fascia of the car also features a refreshed black mesh