Free Press Journal
  • Albania awards football team 1 million euros and diplomatic passports

    Tirana: The Albanian government has decided to give one million euros ($1.13 million) and diplomatic passports to the members of the national football team for winning its first match in the UEFA Euro 2016 in France. The decision was made by the Council of Ministers on Monday, one day after Albania’s 1-0 victory over Romania, reports Xinhua.

  • FDI

    100% FDI in food processing to reduce wastage, curb inflation: CII

    New Delhi: With the government giving the green signal to 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in trading of food products manufactured or produced in India, including through e-commerce, the industry stakeholders feel the measure will reduce wastage, curb inflation and will be beneficial for the farmers.

  • Gangster-turned-politician’s party merges with SP

    Lucknow: Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari’s Quami Ekta Dal (QED) today merged with Samajwadi Party, a move that is expected to give fresh ammunition to the opposition to target the ruling party in the run up to next year’s Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Steve-Coppell

    Coppell to lead Kerala Blasters in ISL

    Kochi: Kerala Blasters today announced that former England international Steve Coppell will lead the team in the next edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL)
    2016. The appointment of Coppell comes close on the heels of the consortium of Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Allu Arvind and Nimmagadda Prasad joining Sachin Tendulkar as co-owners of Kerala Blasters.

  • Maria-Sharapova

    Sharapova’s lawyer blasts WADA chief over ‘unprofessional’ income comment

    Johannesburg : Maria Sharapova’s lawyer John Haggerty has lashed out at World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief Craig Reedie after the latter made an ‘unprofessional’ statement about the Russian tennis star’s earnings.  While speaking at a WADA symposium in London, Reedie claimed that Sharapova’s annual earning is far more than the whole of WADA’s yearly budget of 30 million dollars.

  • Navy to hold mock search and rescue exercise tomorrow

    Kochi: Indian Navy will conduct a search and rescue exercise tomorrow near here in a bid to assess its preparedness to deal with a situation of military/civil aircraft crash over the land.

  • ‘Tanker scam’ continued during AAP govt, alleges Delhi BJP

    New Delhi: A day after Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) registered an FIR in the alleged 400-crore water tanker scam, the Delhi BJP today claimed the irregularities continued even during the Kejriwal government.

  • S. Jaishankar

    FS may travel to Seoul to push for India’s NSG membership

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar may travel to Seoul to push for India’s bid for NSG membership at the plenary of the 48-nation grouping on June 23-24. According to government sources, the Foreign Secretary is watching the situation “very closely” and, depending on the “feedback” from the official-level meeting of NSG ahead of the crucial plenary on Thursday and Friday in the South Korean capital, he may travel to Seoul to give

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    Euro 2016: Wales thrash Russia, enter pre-quarters as group winners

    Toulouse: Wales rode on excellent performances from Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale to inflict an embarrassing 3-0 loss on Russia at the Stadium de Toulouse here on Monday to claim first place in Group B and head into the knockout stages of Euro 2016. The Arsenal midfielder and the Real Madrid forward are in red hot form currently. While Ramsey has been one of the fulcrums of the Wales attack, Bale has

  • Uber Taxi

    Cabbies, auto drivers damage two Ola cabs, media van; 7 held

    Mumbai: At least two Ola cabs and a media vehicle were damaged allegedly by the cabbies and auto drivers who staged a protest against taxi aggregators over their pricing model in South Mumbai today.

  • China’s annual Yulin dog meat festival begins

    Beijing: An annual dog meat festival began in China’s Yulin city on Tuesday amid opposition from local and foreign activists, who have called for an end to the slaughter and consumption of the animals. Hundreds of people gathered in a local market of the city in Guangxi province where dogs were crammed into small cages ready to be sold, Efe news reported.

  • Britain-European-Union

    Uncertainty, tension ahead of Britain’s vote on EU membership

    London: Uncertainty, division and tension continued in Britain two days ahead of a referendum on its European Union membership as campaign rallies resumed on Tuesday. Campaigning renewed after a three-day suspension following the murder of Pro-EU Labour Party lawmaker Jo Cox on Thursday. Both Remain and Leave camps were making last-ditch efforts to gain support, as polls on Monday showed an uncertain outcome of the upcoming vote, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Association of cabbies, automen seek inquiry against Ola, Uber

    Mumbai: An association of cabbies and auto drivers and owners staged a protest at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai today seeking an inquiry and action against cab aggregators such as Uber and Ola over their pricing strategy to attract customers.

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    Nepal to fly home bodies of 12 killed in Kabul attack

    Kathmandu: The Nepalese government has decided to dispatch an aircraft to Afghanistan to bring home the remains of 12 Nepali nationals killed in the Kabul suicide bombing on Monday. A meeting of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and the cabinet ministers on Tuesday morning decided to send a Nepal Airlines aircraft to Kabul to bring the mortal remains home, Oli’s Press Advisor Pramod Dahal told Xinhua news agency.

  • Salman Khan

    NCW slams Salman’s ‘rape’ remarks, demands public apology

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has demanded a public apology from actor Salman Khan for allegedly comparing himself with a raped woman, saying his statement was extremely “reprehensible” and showed his “regressive mindset”.