Free Press Journal
  • Premier Futsal franchise bidding in Mumbai on June 20

    Kolkata: Bidding for eight franchises for the upcoming Premier Futsal League will take place in Mumbai on June 20 in presence of league president Luis Figo, organisers said here today. Eight franchises — Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bengaluru — will compete from July 15-24 in the inaugural Premier Futsal, which has roped in Indian cricket star Virat Kohli as one of the stakeholders and brand ambassadors.

  • Ashish Nehra undergoes successful knee surgery

    London: Veteran India speedster Ashish Nehra successfully underwent a right-knee surgery in a London hospital to treat his high-grade tendon injury sustained while
    playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad during the Indian Premier League earlier this month. The 37-year-old was India’s best bowler during the ICC World T20 where he got 5 wickets in 5 games at a miserly economy rate of 5.94 runs per over. He was named in ‘Team of the Tournament’.

  • Apes exchange greetings like humans

    London: The communicative exchanges in bonobos and chimpanzees closely resemble human communication — which is one of the most sophisticated signalling systems in the animal kingdom — being highly cooperative and including fast interactions.

  • Living near a landfill ups lung cancer risk

    London: People living within five kilometres of a landfill site are at an increased risk of lung cancer and respiratory diseases, warns a new study.

  • Gulberg Housing Society riot case verdict likely on June 2

    Ahmedabad: A special court here is likely to pronounce on June 2 its order in Gulberg Housing Society riot case in which former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri and 68 others were killed in 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat.

  • Bag creates bomb scare in Nashik; turns out hoax

    Nashik: A plastic bag containing a tablet attached with wires created panic in city’s Dwarka locality this afternoon, but eventually turned out to be a hoax, officials said.

  • Rishi not bothered by Congress naming public toilet after him

    Mumbai: Making light of reports that a public toilet in Allahabad has been named after him, actor Rishi Kapoor said he is thrilled to read about it as at least he will of some use to someone. The 63-year-old actor has courted controversy and faced wrath of Congress party after he attacked the practice of naming all the major assets of the country after the Gandhi family members during the Congress

  • Thai forager who found $6m pill stash ‘gave them away’ to pals

    Bangkok: A Thai man who says he found 700,000 methamphetamine pills – with a street value of nearly USD six million – in a bush, drove the local price of the drug down after handing them out to his friends for free, police said today.

  • Amar Singh, Beni Verma file papers for RS poll

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party candidates for Rajya Sabha, including Amar Singh, Beni Prasad Verma and realtor Sanjay Seth, filed their nomination papers today for the biennial elections slated for next month.

  • Lanka calls for foreign flood aid to tackle $2 bn worth damage

    Colombo: Sri Lanka today appealed for foreign assistance “for maximum possible support” to recover from the estimated USD 2 billion worth of damage caused by heaviest rains in more than 25 years that has claimed over 100 lives.

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    Stock bourses will have to wait for commodity platforms: Sinha

    Mumbai: Stock exchanges will have to “wait for some time” to start their own commodity derivatives trading platforms, Sebi Chairman U K Sinha said today, as he stressed on the need to first strengthen the risk management framework for this entire marketplace.

  • Young Vietnamese quiz Obama on rap, weed and good looks

    Ho Chi Minh City: Barack Obama fielded questions today on everything from rap and weed smoking to his good looks at a lively meeting with young Vietnamese, who see the US leader as a far cry from their staid Communist rulers.

  • Drone attack ‘detrimental’ for ties with US: Pak army chief

    Islamabad: The US drone attack on Pakistan’s soil to kill Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mansour is detrimental to bilateral ties, Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif said today. Sharif told this to US Ambassador David Hale who visited the military’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the army said, adding that the situation arising after US drone strike in Balochistan on May 22 came under discussion.

  • Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang dies at age 104

    Beijing: Renowned Chinese writer Yang Jiang, known for her prolific output and marriage to an equally famous author, died today at the age of 104 years, state media said. Yang died at Peking Union Medical College Hospital in Beijing, according to The Paper, a state-owned news website. It said her death had been confirmed by her publisher, the People’s Literature Publishing House.

  • Early detection can raise lung cancer survival rate

    London: Lung cancer patients identified with early stage of the disease can have up to a 73 percent chance of surviving for five years or more, says a study.  Lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer. The main reasons why lung cancer outcomes are so poor are that approximately 70 percent of patients first present to specialist care with incurable advanced disease and current treatment at this late stage has

  • Union Bank launches e-SBTR facility for Maha govt

    Mumbai: State-run lender Union Bank of India today launched electronic secured bank treasury receipt (e-SBTR) facility for the Maharashtra government. “The e-SBTR system enhances ease of operation and convenience for citizens by providing single window payment facility of both stamp duty and registration fee,” Bank’s executive director Vinod Kathuria told reporters here today.