Free Press Journal
  • Markets make new records amid expectation of rate cut by RBI

    Mumbai : The Sensex went up 205 points to end at 32,515 and the Nifty 63 points at 10,077 – both record closings – powered by better-than-expected corporate earnings amid expectations of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank. The rally mirrored strength in most Asian indices.

  • Atletico Madrid off to Munich

    Madrid : Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid’s 29-player squad will travel to Munich on Monday for the friendly Audi Cup tournament.

  • IS targets Iraq embassy in Kabul, four attackers killed

    Kabul :The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building.

  • Railway plans to save `26k cr in energy costs over 10 years

    New Delhi : The Indian Railways has chalked out a blueprint to electrify its network over the next ten years that will result in an estimated total savings of Rs 26,400 crore on energy costs, a ministry official said.

  • Barcelona players enjoy three days rest after US tour

    Barcelona : After finishing their pre-season tour of the United States, Spanish football giants FC Barcelona players will rest for three days before returning to training later this week.

  • Indian-origin doctor wins appeal in UK negligence case

    London : A 35-year-old Indian-origin optometrist in the UK on Monday won an appeal against her two-year suspended jail sentence for failing to spot a life-threatening condition on a little boy that resulted in his death.

  • Thiruvananthapuramand Barsapara may host Sri Lanka Tests

    New Delhi : Two new venues, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Barsapara in Assam are in contention to host Test matches during the home series against Sri Lanka as India are set to play a record 23 international matches at home between September and December. A decision will be taken by BCCI’s Tours and Fixtures Committee in Kolkata today. According to a BCCI office-bearer, who can’t be officially quoted, India will play five

  • 1,500 kg heroin haul: 3 detained by Gujarat ATS

    Ahmedabad : The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Monday detained three persons in connection with the seizure of 1,500 kgs of heroin valued at about Rs 3,500 crore from a merchant vessel off the Gujarat coast on Sunday.

  • Core sector growth slows to 19-month low

    New Delhi : Infrastructure sector growth fell to 19-month low of 0.4 per cent in June due to decline in output of coal, refinery products, fertiliser and cement, official data showed.

  • Pyongyang missile tests alarming: Pak

    Islamabad : Pakistan on Monday expressed concern over the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea and asked Pyongyang to refrain from actions that could lead to escalation of tensions in the region and beyond.

  • Indian women’s football team beat Malaysia 2-0

    Kuala Lumpur : A double strike from substitute Pyari Xaxa helped a dominant Indian women’s team beat Malaysia 2-0 in an international friendly match.

  • Triple sting: Dengue, malaria, chikungunya cases on the rise

    The Delhi government had on June 23 issued instructions to state-run and private hospitals and nursing homes to increase their bed capacity by up to 20 per cent for the next six months to deal with a possible outbreak of dengue and chikungunya.

  • Pliskova stays on top of WTA rankings

    Madrid : Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova continued to lead the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday with 6,751 points.

  • Neymar gets red-carpet as speculation grows

    Shanghai : Neymar hit the red carpet in Shanghai on Monday as speculation mounted that the Brazil star could be set to quit Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record 222 million euros.

  • NHAI bribery issue: India to seek details from its US counterpart

    New Delhi : India will seek details from the US authorities on the alleged USD 1.18 million bribe paid to NHAI officials for awarding highway construction supervision contracts to Boston-based firm CDM Smith Inc, Union minister Mansukh Lal Mandavia said.

  • Court sets $352,000 bail for Villar

    Madrid : A Spanish judge has ordered that the currently suspended and jailed president of Spain’s football federation can leave detention if he posts bail of 300,000 euros ($352,000).