Free Press Journal
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    Injured Ronaldo was ‘tremendous’ from bench, says Portugal coach

    Madrid: Portugal manager Fernando Santos has hailed the pro-active role of injured captain Cristiano Ronaldo from the bench during their historic 1-0 win over hosts France in the Euro 2016 final in Paris on Sunday evening. The Real Madrid superstar was forced to leave the pitch in tears after a Dimitri Payet’s tackle ruled him out of the competition just 25 minutes into the match.

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    Gold rises on good offtake, silver reclaims Rs 47k level

    Mumbai: Gold prices moved up at the domestic bullion market here on good investors offtake as well as local buying interest amid bullish global cues. Elsewhere, silver also zoomed to reclaim the key Rs 47,000 mark, due to heavy speculative offtake coupled with firm industrial demand.

  • Hardik Patel gets bail, set to be freed

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday granted bail to Patidar reservation spearhead Hardik Patel in the last case against him, preparing the ground for his release after nearly 10 months in jail.

  • Corruption case: Kejriwal’s aide sent to three-day CBI remand

    New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday sent all five accused, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar, to three-day CBI remand in a corruption case to the tune of Rs. 50 crore.

  • Markets make a splash, Sensex zooms 500 pts to 11-mth high

    Mumbai: Stocks were on fire today as the Sensex rocketed 500 points to close at an 11-month high of 27,627 and the Nifty above 8,400 on across the board buying amid robust global cues after a solid US jobs report. It is the biggest single-day gain in over a month for the Sensex.

  • Govt reaches out to Cong for passage of GST in monsoon session

    New Delhi: Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament beginning next week, the government has reached out to the Congress for passage of the long-pending GST bill in Rajya Sabha where it does not have a majority.


    Terror attacks in Saudi Arabia points to Hafiz Sayeed recruitment campaign, says European Parliament Report

    Brussels (Belgium) : In a scathing editorial written by the European Parliament’s Vice President Ryszard Czarneck titled ‘Wake up call to Anti-terrorism Ayatollahs’, Pakistani links to the recent Ramzan terror attacks in Saudi Arabia have signaled the arrival of the Lashkar-e-Toiba’s “humanitarian” NGO Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) as being the source for terror attack on Medina.

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    SC extends Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy’s parole

    New Delhi: In a relief to Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Monday extended his parole till August 3, 2016.  The bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, however, said Roy will deposit Rs 300 crore by August 3, 2016.

  • 41 accused in Kerala temple tragedy get bail

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday granted bail to 41 people who were arrested in connection with the April 10 fire at the Puttingal Devi temple near Kollam, in which 114 people were killed and 350 injured.

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    Post break-ups, men face more abuse online

    London: More men at 40 per cent face online abuse than women at 36 per cent following a relationship break-up, finds a study. Digital abuse, it also says, has become a norm between former partners. The findings showed that 37 per cent of respondents who had experienced a break-up within the last five years reported being a victim of online abuse from their former partner.

  • Thumb-sucking, nail-biting can actually keep allergies at bay

    Toronto: Is your toddler addicted to “bad habits” such as thumb-sucking or nail-biting? Worry not, as according to a study, she or he is less likely to develop allergic sensitivities in the long run. The findings showed that children with both thumb-sucking or nail-biting habits were less likely to be allergic to things such as house dust mites, grass, cats, dogs, horses or airborne fungi.

  • Zakir Naik not to return for 2-3 weeks, to fly to Africa

    Mumbai: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who was expected back here today from Saudi Arabia, is unlikely to return to the country for another two to three weeks as he is planning to visit some African countries for public speeches.

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    North Korea says to cut UN office-based channel to US

    Seoul: North Korea said today it would close one of the last remaining channels of communication with the US in protest at sanctions on leader Kim Jong-Un for human rights abuses. The North’s foreign ministry notified the US government that it would effectively halt all communications with Washington through the North’s office at the United Nations in New York, state-run KCNA said.

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    NASA’s Juno spacecraft set to refine orbit around Jupiter

    Washington: NASA has scheduled a short trajectory correction manoeuvre on July 13 to refine the Juno spacecraft’s orbit around Jupiter. Juno successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn on July 5, after a five-year journey to the king of planets.

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    The ‘big’ WBO Asia title is no big deal for me: Vijender

    New Delhi: It is the the biggest fight of his emergent professional career, but Indian boxing star Vijender Singh today said the WBO Asia title contest against Kerry Hope is no huge deal for him and he is taking it as just another stepping stone in the circuit. The 30-year-old dasher, who is unbeaten in the professional arena, has won all his bouts via konckouts. Eyeing a seventh knockout in what is meant to

  • Spa for transgenders launched

    Coimbatore: Claimed to be first-of-its kind initiative in the country, a modern unisex salon a d gym, which will also offer its services to the transgenders, was launched here today.

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    Ronaldo lifting Euro Cup trophy top moment on Facebook

    New Delhi: This year’s UEFA European Championship in France was one of the most talked about sporting events ever on Facebook, with Cristiano “Ronaldo lifts the trophy” being the top moment (globally) in the final match.  The Euro 2016 tournament saw 195 million people having 950 million interactions from June 10 to July 10. The Final of the UEFA European Championship had 45 million people having 146 million interactions, the social networking

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    Nawaz Sharif expresses shock over killing of Hizbul commander Wani

    Islamabad: Under attack for remaining “silent” over violence in Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has deplored “excessive” force against civilians in the latest wave of violence in the Valley while expressing “deep shock” over the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Sharif, who recently returned from London after an open-heart surgery, came out with a late night statement condemning the action of Indian security forces in

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     Shami gets Rs 2.2 crore for loss of pay in IPL 2015

    Mumbai: India and Bengal pace bowler Mohammed Shami has been paid a compensation of over Rs 2.2 crore last month for having missed the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a knee injury despite which he played in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. As per the BCCI’s June, 2016 payments of over Rs 25 lakh, available on, Shami was paid Rs 2,23,12,500 for “Loss of pay for