Free Press Journal
  • Pune’s real estate sector is driven by e-commerce and IT start-ups

    Apart from Information Technology (IT), food delivery, movie ticketing, home maintenance services and various other facets of e-commerce start-ups, are driving the real estate sector in Pune. This push is provided by the start-ups who tend to prefer small leased spaces to begin with.

  • ‘Aus needs new strategies to tap Indian overseas student mkt’

    Melbourne : Australia must identify new strategies like developing showcase projects of collaboration to increase its current share of five per cent in the Indian market for international students, a think tank here has said, reports PTI.

  • ‘We will continue to battle on’

    France : Welsh football star Gareth Bale has praised his team’s show of “pride and passion” at the European Championship and has urged the side to target regular qualification for major tournaments in future after their remarkable campaign in Euro 2016.

  • Kerber downs Venus, SanTina out

    London : Angelique Kerber booked a Wimbledon final showdown with defending champion Serena Williams as the German ended Venus Williams’ bid for a fairytale title with a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

  • India continue form

    California : Indian shuttlers continued to shine at the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament with six of them advancing to the singles pre-quarterfinals here.

  • Lee backs Vijender

    Manchester : Confident of a seventh successive knockout win for Vijender Singh, his British trainer Lee Beard on Thursday said he has tweaked the Indian boxing star’s technique slightly as part of preparations for the eagerly-anticipated WBO Asia title bout against Australian Kerry Hope on July 16.

  • Anderson out To miss first Pakistan Test

    London : England’s all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson was ruled out of a 12-man squad announced on Thursday for next week’s first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s.

  • Wishes pour in for Captain cool

    New Delhi : India’s limited-overs cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday, with many of his teammates and other prominent figures wishing him on social networking site Twitter.

  • Islam and terror: a strange paradox

    Terrorists seem to have no religion, though they kill in the name of religion. That paradox is for experts to study and explain. Otherwise, how would you explain the terror attack on an Eid prayer gathering in Kishoreganj, a small town in Bangladesh some 140 kilometers from Dhaka?

  • Rohith Vemula case: Sorry Smriti, that ship has sailed

    Much has been written about the cabinet reshuffle – which the Prime Minister called an expansion – that took place earlier this week. Most commentators have agreed on the following: it is a demotion for Smriti Irani, who in her two years as minister for Human Resource Development was in perpetual fighting mode; it is a snub to Jayant Sinha, the competent junior minister to Arun Jaitley; Prakash Jawadekar has got a

  • Can Priyanka bail out Congress?

    Once again there is speculation whether Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will come to active politics or not. This ‘will she, won’t she’ question is dogging the Congress, which is presently facing an existential crisis. No one should be surprised at Priyanka’s entry as it had always been held that she would join politics at some time or the other. That ‘some time’ has come now. The only question is will the dynastic face

  • Way Out Of Caste

    In Madras and Mysore there is a welcome move to end the official patronage now being extended to casteism. Fourteen years after independence, it is a little too much to be told that a person can get a government job or an educational concession just because he or she belongs to a particular caste or sub caste. There are however such powerful vested interests seeking the perpetuation of these considerations that nothing