Free Press Journal
  • English Premier League limits price of tickets for away fans

    London: The 20 clubs in the English Premier League have agreed “unanimously” to limit to $42.68 the price of tickets for visiting team fans during the next three seasons.
    The new measure, released on Wednesday after it was approved by the clubs, shall come into force at the beginning of the 2016-2017 season and will continue until 2019.

  • Pakistan team may leave for World T20 on Friday

    Lahore: The national cricket team may depart for the World Twenty20 tournament in India on Friday. According to a report by Geo TV, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to allow the team to depart for the neighbouring country after the Super 10 Group 2 clash against India was shifted from Dharamsala to Kolkata. The match, scheduled to be played on March 19, had to be shifted after serving and retired

  • Flood warnings remain after downpour in central England

    London:  A day after heavy rains and consequent disruption, dozens of flood warnings remained in place in central England on Thursday. The worst-affected areas were in the Midlands where roads were flooded, rail passengers were stranded and many schools remained closed, BBC reported. About 50 Environment Agency flood warnings — meaning “immediate action required” — were currently in place.

  • ‘Homestay tourism’ flourishing in rural Sikkim

    Gangtok: Tucked away in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, Sikkim, the second smallest state in the country, charms visitors with its charismatic beauty.

  • Five people killed in Pittsburgh shooting

    Pennsylvania: At least five people have been shot dead and three injured in ambush-style attack in suburban Pittsburgh city in western Pennsylvania. Allegheny County police said four women and a man were killed last night during a backyard party in the borough of Wilkinsburg, reports Guardian. People scrambled toward the house as bullets began flying and four of the victims were found dead on the back porch while one at a hospital.

  • Mumbai, Bangalore among cheapest cities in world: EIU

    London: Mumbai and Bangalore are among the cheapest cities in the world, according to a top London-based forecast group that named Singapore as the most expensive city.

  • Now visualise how Earth evolved geologically with your smartphone

    Sydney: How did Madagascar once slot next to India? Where was Australia a billion years ago? To answer such questions, geologists here have developed Cloud-based virtual globes which means anyone with a smartphone or laptop can visualise — with unprecedented speed and ease of use — how the Earth evolved geologically.

  • Singapore is world’s most expensive city

    Singapore: Singapore has been ranked the world’s most expensive city to live in, a survey released on Thursday showed.  Hong Kong has moved up in the ranking to the second place with Zurich in Switzerland, Xinhua news agency reported. Singapore had the highest score of 116 while Zurich and Hong Kong had 114, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) latest report on worldwide cost of living showed.

  • Aguero to leave Man City for Argentine club after World Cup

    Manchester: Manchester City’s star striker Sergio Aguero said he will leave the English Premier League side for Argentine football club Independiente after the 2018 World Cup, even though his current contract does not expire until 2019.

  • Banks should have acted earlier to stop Mallya: FM

     New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said banks should have acted earlier to stop Vijay Mallya from going abroad, even as he warned of “appropriate action” against those responsible for any “inaction” in recovery of dues totalling over Rs 9,000 crore in the case.

  • Anna Hazare

    You’re precious to us, can’t withdraw security: CM to Hazare

    Mumbai: Lavishing praise on Anna Hazare for his contribution to society, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he cannot withdraw his security cover after the social activist questioned the protection assigned to him.

  • Bangladeshi nurse ‘missing’ in New York

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi nurse has been reportedly missing in New York for over three months, a media report said on Thursday. Mahfuza Rahman, 30, was last seen at her workplace, the Bellevue Hospital, on December 8, 2015, bdnews24 reported. The next day her husband Mohammad Chowdhury, 38, informed the hospital authorities, when they called to inquire about her, that she had returned to Bangladesh because a close relative was injured in an accident.

  • A look at the firangi actresses in Bollywood

    In the past decade or so, Bollywood has seen the influx of several foreigners trying to do Katrina Kaif on the Indian box office, not succeeding the way we thought they would. The latest is Farah Karimaee from Iran who makes her debut opposite Himesh Reshammiya in ”Teraa Surroor”. Farah bears a noticeable resemblance to the captivating Kaif. Here’s looking at the foreigner ladies who have made an effort to break into