Free Press Journal
  • Got interested when Barca offer came, says Phillipe Countinho

    Liverpool : Liverpool’s Brazilian attacking midfielder Phillipe Countinho on Sunday admitted he was interested when the offer came from FC Barcelona but added he is also proud to play for his current club and will give his best here, reports IANS.

  • Second man arrested in London Tube blast bombing: Police

    London : The British police arrested a second man in connection with the bombing on a London Underground train that wounded 30 people, with the UK home secretary saying the new arrest suggests the attacker was not a “lone wolf”.

  • Dhoni: The return of the prolific native

    Chennai : It is no exaggeration that players have happy hunting grounds, where the air spookily whispers their name in the ear of the opposition, every blade of grass reeks of their imperishable aura, and nearly everyone present reminisces heroics of the yore.

  • Hamas agrees to hand over Gaza to Abbas govt

    Gaza : The Hamas movement, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007, announced on Sunday that it was ready to hand over the territory to the consensus government of Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Victory like none other: Tendulkar

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday congratulated star India shuttler P V Sindhu for winning the Korea Open Super Series title in Seoul, reports PTI.

  • Trump extends best wishes on Nepal’s Constitution Day

    Kathmandu : The US is committed to support Nepal in its progress toward peace and prosperity, President Donald Trump has said as he congratulated the Himalayan nation ahead of its Constitution Day.

  • Prince Charles will not live at Buckingham Palace as King

    London : Britain’s Prince Charles has no plans of moving into Buckingham Palace when he takes the throne as Queen Elizabeth II’s heir as he is no fan of a ‘big house’, a UK media report has claimed.

  • Sharif’s wife edges ahead in Lahore by-elections

    Lahore : Pakistanis on Sunday voted for the parliamentary seat being contested by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s ailing wife in a test of support for the family after the Supreme Court dismissed Sharif from the office in the Panama Papers scandal.

  • Bengal teenager escapes Blue Whale challenge

    Kolkata : A teenage girl from West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district was hospitalised on Sunday after she was found to have injured herself while playing the deadly online game Blue Whale Challenge, police said.

  • India hails US move to bring reforms in UN peace-keeping

    United Nations : India, one of the top countries contributing to the peacekeeping mission of the UN, has welcomed the US’ decision to bring reforms to the practices of the peacekeeping missions of the world body. US Ambassador to the UN Nikky Haley recently announced that America is changing the way peacekeeping is done by the country.

  • Manchester United 4, Everton 0

    London : Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment on Sunday scoring one and creating another as Manchester United ran out ultimately comfortable 4-0 winners over his former club Everton to ruin Wayne Rooney’s Old Trafford return.

  • India bracing for U-17 World Cup challenge

    Margao : Indian U-17 World Cup team is working hard to fine tune their skills before they leave for New Delhi on Sept 28 to play against US, Ghana and Colombia in the group A league matches, reports PTI.

  • Nine-medal haul for Indian women pugilists; Soniya clinches gold

    Soniya of Bhiwandi emerged the star of the contingent, clinching gold medal after beating Zhazira Urakabeva from Kazakhstan 4-1 in the 48kg category. The Indian eves put up a good show in other weight categories too, with Parveen, Ankushita Boro, Shashi Chopra and Niharika Gonella bagging the silver medal

  • Lankan cricketer Chamara Silva banned for two years

    Colombo : Former Sri Lanka batsman Chamara Silva was banned from all cricket-related activities for two years in the wake of match-fixing allegations during a Tier-B first class match earlier this year, reports IANS.

  • National Pension System becomes attractive – A N Shanbag

    NPS, is a defined contribution pension scheme. The first version was made applicable only to Central Government Employees (but not Armed Forces) joining service on or after 1.1.04. The previous pension scheme was a defined benefit scheme and was very beneficial to the employees. It benefited even those whose contribution was little, specially the ones who opted for VRS.

  • Festive mood: Consumer goods Companies offer freebies

    New Delhi : Consumer durable makers expect to clock up to 40 per cent sales growth this festive season by offering freebies and discounts to woo consumers, hoping to put behind the woes they faced in the run-up to GST rollout. Manufacturers, including Sony, LG, Panasonic and Haier, are pinning hopes on pent-up demand post GST after destocking by trade partners in June, to keep their sales counter ticking.

  • Bopanna-Raja lose as Canada surge ahead

    Edmonton (Canada) : The Indian doubles team of Rohan Bopanna and Purva Raja suffered defeat against Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil to allow Canada take a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie here, reports IANS.