Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan spinner Yasir takes Warne’s advice before England tour

    Lahore: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Sunday admitted he has been getting advice from legendary Australian tweaker Shane Warne ahead of the Pakistan cricket team’s tour of England. Warne enjoyed great success in English conditions during his playing days and Yasir is looking to tap into a little bit of his knowledge. “I have watched his (Warne’s) videos and also had a chat with him on telephone because he has an excellent

  • Hungary game a final for Portugal, coach Santos tells team

    Paris: Portugal head coach Fernando Santos has told his players to prepare for a “final” as they look to secure a place in the last 16 of the Euro 2016 football tournament when they take on Hungary in their last group game on Wednesday. Skipper and star forward Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty in the second half as Santos’ men were held to a 0-0 draw by Austria here on Saturday, leaving

  • Euro 2016: Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal’s goalless draw against Austria

    Johannesburg: Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty as Portugal settled with a goalless draw against Austria in their Group F clash of the European Championship at Parc des Princes in Paris on Sunday. Skipper Ronaldo, who set a new Portuguese record with his 128th international cap, missed a sitter from eight yards in the 22nd minute before again losing a genuine chance to put his side ahead with a 79th-minute penalty.

  • India look to level series against Zimbabwe

    Harare: With Zimbabwe pulling off a huge upset in the opener, India will look to bounce back and draw level in the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series when they lock horns again on Monday. After clinching the One-Day International series 3-0, it was expected to be a cakewalk for the Indians in the T20Is as well. But the hosts did well with both the bat and ball and the young Indian side

  • India confident of getting into NSG: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: India on Sunday exuded confidence that it will get membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and clarified it won’t oppose the application of any other country.

  • SBI

    SBI in ‘Hall of Shame’ of banks funding cluster bomb makers

    New Delhi: State-run banking behemoth SBI has been named in a ‘Hall of Shame’ list of 158 banking and financial institutions globally that have invested billions of dollars in companies making cluster bombs.

  • Sussane Khan booked in cheating case

    New Delhi: After actor Hrithik Roshan, his former wife Sussane Khan has now grabbed headlines for wrong reasons.

  • Country looking up to you with great expectations: Jitendra Singh tells India’s Rio contingent

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday extended his warm wishes to the Indian contingent heading into this year’s summer Olympics Games to be held in the Brazilian seaside city of Rio de Janeiro. “As an Indian, as a citizen and also currently looking after the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, it gives me an added pleasure to express my good wishes to the larger contingent which is

  • No Indian cricketer involved in alleged rape in Zim: sources

    New Delhi: India’s cricket tour of Zimbabwe was today hit by a massive controversy after an official associated with one of the sponsors of the series was arrested for alleged rape even though he pleaded innocence to the charge. The storm erupted after the Zimbabwean media reported that an unnamed Indian cricketer had been arrested on charges of rape.

  • Salman plays down Arijit issue

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan downplayed the controversy surrounding the public apology rendered to him by singer Arijit Singh over a song from his upcoming film “Sultan”. When asked about Arijit’s apology, the star quickly asked, “Who is that?”

  • South Pole CO2 levels cross 400 ppm first time in 4 mln years

    Washington: The Earth passed another unfortunate milestone when carbon dioxide levels surpassed 400 parts per million (ppm) at the South Pole for the first time in 4 million years, according to US scientists. The South Pole has shown the same, relentless upward trend in carbon dioxide (CO2) as the rest of world, but its remote location means it is the last to register the impacts of increasing emissions from fossil fuel consumption,

  • Want people to notice the actress in me: Gauhar Khan

    Mumbai: She made her big screen debut almost six years ago but Gauhar Khan says filmmakers still have not tapped her full potential as an actress. Gauhar appeared in the 2009 Ranbir Kapoor starrer “Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year” and went on to act in “Ishaqzaade”.

  • Eat chicken if pulses are dearer: Pakistan minister

    Islamabad: If Pakistanis feel pulses are too costly, they must consume chicken instead, a cabinet minister has said. “Tell your voters to eat chicken if they say Daal Mash is (costing) Rs 260 a kg,” Finance Minister Ishaq Dar told opposition members on Saturday.

  • 24 killed in Indonesia floods, landslides

    Jakarta: At least 24 persons were killed in  landslides and floods in Indonesia’s Central Java province, a weather official said on Sunday.

  • Service Tax

    Service tax collection jumps 25 pc in Mumbai zone till May

    Mumbai: The Mumbai zone of service tax department has reported 25 per cent growth in tax collection at Rs 10,873 crore in April-May this year. Service tax collection from the zone was at Rs 8,710 crore in the same period last year.