Free Press Journal
  • Wanted Klopp as Man U manager, not van Gaal: Bolt

    London: Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt said he wanted current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp at the helm of his favourite club Manchester United instead of incumbent Louis van Gaal. United have stumbled through a poor campaign this season, and are currently sit outside the top four in the English Premier league (EPL). Van Gaal has copped a lot of criticism for the team’s below par performances and Bolt is unhappy with the

  • Gucci quits US anti-counterfeiting group after Alibaba joins

    Shanghai: Gucci America has quit the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the second defection since the Washington, DC-based group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to become a member in April.  Michael Kors walked out of the IACC last month, calling Alibaba “our most dangerous and damaging adversary.”

  • Gold stays on an upward curve, scales 2-year high

    New Delhi: Surging for the second day, gold prices shot up by Rs 225 to Rs 30,350 per 10 grams, its highest since May 10, 2014, at the bullion market today, tracking a firming trend overseas and helped by jewellers’ buying to meet wedding season demand. Silver also zoomed Rs 510 to Rs 41,550 per kg due to increased off-take by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said sentiment was bolstered as

  • Sebi asks Swar group firms to refund investors’ money

    New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi has ordered two Swar group companies and their directors to refund investors’ money, which was raised through illegal investment schemes, in three months. Besides, the firms — Swar Agrotech India and Swar Agroteak and Housing (India) — and their directors are also barred from the capital market for four years. It was alleged that the companies had launched and operated collective investment schemes (CIS) without obtaining registration

  • New antibody therapy may transform HIV treatment

    New York: Researchers have developed a new antibody-based drug that has the potential to slow down the replication of the  human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the body and may also provide a better strategy for long-term control of the deadly infection.  Anti-retroviral therapy — a combination of drugs that slows the replication of HIV in the body — currently used to treat HIV has drawbacks. If a person discontinues his or her

  • Want to live longer? Keep your body in shape

    New York: If you are able to steadily maintain a lean body all your life, you are likely to live longer in comparison to those who have since childhood a heavy body that has got heavier during middle age, new research reveals. The findings showed that people who had a heavy body shape from their childhood and also put on weight during their middle age are at highest risk of mortality with

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    Azam attacks Guv over bill on curtailing mayors’ powers

    Rampur (UP): Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan today attacked the Governor, who recently referred a bill to curtail powers of mayors to President Pranab Mukherjee, alleging it was an attempt to defend dishonest people.

  • Germany’s Gundogan to miss Euro 2016 due to knee injury

    Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund have said that their German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will miss the Euro 2016 football championship because of a dislocated kneecap. Gundogan’s injury occurred on Tuesday during training with his club Dortmund, but Dortmund did not reveal the precise diagnosis until Friday, reports Efe. Gundogan, regular starter in Dortmund and Germany, had also missed the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil for a back injury.

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    AgustaWestland: Modi scared of arresting Sonia; Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on the Modi government and Congress over the AgustaWestland chopper scam, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Prime Minister does not have “enough courage” to arrest Sonia Gandhi and that the two parties have an “alliance in corruption”.

  • Guardiola complains about moles revealing his fight with Bayern doctors

    Munich: Bayern Munich’s outgoing coach Pep Guardiola has complained about moles who revealed his hard altercation with the football club’s doctors and physiotherapists after being eliminated from the Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid. “The people who have talked tried to hurt me. It has happened many times in the past three years,” Guardiola said at a press conference on Friday. Guardiola, who had seen many times things that happened off the

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    Pakistan rejects US conditionalities to sale of F-16s

    Islamabad: Pakistan needs modern F-16 fighter jets for the war against terrorism but rejects the conditions the US has attached with the sale, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said on Saturday.

  • Virat Kohli has won the toss and decided to bowl first

    RCB with perhaps the most intimidating batting line-ups has had to taste defeat because of a pedestrian bowling attack that has failed to defend 180 plus scores in most of the matches.

  • Bayern have been Atletico’s toughest opponent this season: Gabi

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi said Bayern Munich had been his club’s toughest rival in this football season’s European Champions League and that the second leg of their semifinal was their most difficult game. Atletico won the first leg against Bayern at Vicente Calderon Stadium 1-0 and lost Tuesday in Munich by a score of 2-1, thus securing a berth in the final on away goals, reports Efe.

  • US elections are not a ‘reality’ show: Obama to Trump

    Washington: United States President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Republican nominee Donald Trump asking him to not treat the contest for the US presidency as a mere ‘reality’ show and called on the voters to examine the business mogul’s records.

  • Founder of online underworld bank gets 20 years in prison

    New York: The founder of an online underworld bank that allegedly laundered billions of dollars for criminals has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Arthur Budovsky, 42, had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit money laundering on January 29, three days before the scheduled start of his trial in New York.

  • Newborns can’t actually copy our gestures

    Sydney: If you thought human babies are capable of imitating facial gestures, hand gestures, facial expressions, or vocal sounds right from their first weeks of life after birth, think again! New research suggests that just is not so. After testing young infants repeatedly over their first couple of months, researchers found no evidence at all that very young infants are capable of imitation. “Numerous studies from the 1980s and 90s indicated no

  • Djokovic sets up semifinal showdown with Nishikori in Madrid

    Johannesburg : World number one Novak Djokovic remained on course for his fifth title of the season after defeating 11th seed Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Masters on Saturday. The Serbian recorded a 6-3, 6-4 win over Raonic to set up a semifinal encounter against Japanese rival Kei Nishikori. With the win, Djokovic also extended his unbeaten streak over the Canadian to seven matches, Sport24 reported.

  • BSE SME platform sees 30 IPOs in next 3-month

    New Delhi: Leading stock exchange BSE today said it expects 30 initial public offerings on its small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) platform in next three months. This is on top of 17 SMEs that already got listed in this year. “The IPO pipeline is good, which shows that confidence among the companies. We are expecting 30 SME IPOs in the next three months,” BSE MD and CEO Ashishkumar Chauhan said here. He