Free Press Journal
  • FC Pune City sign Zodingliana Ralte, Vishal Kaith

    Pune: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City was on Monday strengthened by the signings of winger Zodingliana Ralte and goalkeeper Vishal Kaith for the forthcoming 2016 edition.

  • Why other pollution issues not given emphasis as odd-even

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today asked the Delhi government as to why it was not emphasising on the issues of pollution from dust and waste burning the way it had stressed on the odd-even scheme.

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    Not approached by Olympic association yet: Rahman

    Mumbai: Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman says he hasn’t been personally approached by Indian Olympic Association to be the brand ambassador for the contingentgoing to Rio Olympics.

  • Aizawl brace up for Sporting test in Fed Cup

    Aizawl: After beating I-League champions Bengaluru FC in the last eight stage, Aizawl FC will be brimming with confidence when they host Sporting Club de Goa in their semi-final first leg Federation Cup football clash at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • Muslim girl sent home by school in France over long skirt

    London: A 16-year-old Catholic girl who converted to Islam has been banned from attending a school in France for wearing a long skirt that was deemed an “ostentatious religious symbol” by the headmaster. The skirt — popular among some Muslim women — reached beyond her knees and down to her sneakers, the Nouvel Obs newspaper reported. The headmaster of the Seine-et-Marne school, in the outer suburbs of Paris, reportedly deemed that the

  • Sena takes a dig at BJP for targeting Cong over chopper deal

    Mumbai: In a sharp dig at BJP for targeting the Congress top brass over the chopper deal, Shiv Sena today reminded its senior ally of the blunder committed by the Janata Party regime which directed all its energy against Indira Gandhi, which eventually helped her return to power.

  • 10 dead in Philippine election day violence

    Manila: At least 10 people died across the Philippines in election day violence today, as gunmen attacked polling stations, ambushed vehicles and stole vote counting machines, police said. However authorities described the violence as isolated incidents and that the overall conduct of the elections — which will see tens of millions of people cast their votes for president and 18,000 other positions — was peaceful. In the worst attack, seven people were

  • Olympic qualification is a responsibility: Sumeeth

    New Delhi: Ecstatic after becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to qualify for the Olympics, Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy are now looking to tighten their game and improve their fitness level ahead of the Rio Games in August.

  • All 10 youths detained for links to JeM released: Police

    New Delhi: The 10 youths detained by Delhi Police for suspected ideological leaning towards banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) have now been released due to lack of adequate evidence.

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    Nitish Kumar is not PM material: RJD MP Taslimuddin

    Kishanganj: Former union minister and senior RJD Lok Sabha MP Mohammad Taslimuddin today said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is not “PM material” and he is “day dreaming of becoming the prime minister” as he has failed to provide “sushashan” (good governance) in Bihar.

  • Etihad Airways opens new premium lounge at Melbourne Airport

    Abu Dhabi: United Arab Emirates’ flag carrier Etihad Airways on Monday opened its new premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport, offering guests a place to relax, re-energise, dine, work or be entertained pre-flight.  With a seating capacity for up to 133 guests, it is the airline’s largest premium lounge outside Abu Dhabi. With the commencement of A380 services from June 1, guests in ‘The Residence’ will enjoy the exclusivity of a private lounge

  • Bopanna-Mergea beaten in Madrid Open final

    Madrid: Defending champions Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea were beaten 4-6, 6-7 (5) by Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau in the men’s doubles final of the Madrid Open tennis tournament.

  • Myanmar boosts security after bomb explosions

    Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar regional authorities have tightened security following five bomb explosions in Kachin state, officials said on Monday. According to the regional government, the five explosions occurred on Sunday in front of Myanmar military infantry battalion 424, police force office, near Ooru Yadana jade hill bridge and two other places in which one person was injured, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Mickey would be successful as coach: PCB chairman

    Lahore: Facing criticism from former players over the appointment of South African Mickey Arthur as the national team’s head coach, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan exuded confidence that the former Protean batsman would be successful in his mission.

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    Salman Khan beats Shah Rukh Khan pays 32 cr as advance tax

    The start of the financial year also means the start of planning and investments. But, when it comes to Bollywood which has always been synonymous with big bucks, there’s also advance tax that the stars pay to the government, based on their incomes from all the sources. For starters, the term ‘advance tax’ refers to paying a part of your taxes before the end of the financial year.

  • Hotel fire in downtown Cairo injures 15 people

    Cairo: Egypt’s Interior Ministry says 15 people have been injured in a fire in a busy low-price commercial area in downtown Cairo.     A ministry statement carried by the official MENA news agency says the fire erupted early today morning inside the six-story Hotel Andalusia in the populous Ataba neighborhood. The flames quickly spread to an adjacent warehouse building. The street is packed with street vendors and small shops.