Free Press Journal
  • Croatia closer to 2018 World Cup

    Zagreb (Croatia) : The Croatian national football team made a big step toward the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, beating Greece 4-1 in the first leg of the European playoffs played in front of over 30,000 fans at the Maksimir stadium here.

  • PM Modi encourages India U-17 players to aim higher

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he saw “spark” in the footballers who represented India in their maiden FIFA World Cup and encouraged them to consider it as stepping stone to bigger things.

  • SC NO TO TMC MLA PLEA ON AADHAAR

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a Trinamool Congress MLA’s petition challenging linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar, saying every aspect of Aadhaar has been already challenged in several petitions and as such it cannot entertain thousands of pleas raising similar issues. On October 30, a bench headed by the CJI had said that a constitution bench would be constituted and Aadhaar-related matters would come up for hearing

  • Chinese firm offers Lifetime booze for $1,700

    Shanghai  : Feeling down on “Singles Day” this weekend? A Chinese white liquor maker wants to lift lonely spirits by offering a lifetime supply of booze for less than $1,700. Jiangxiaobai Liquor Company is making its offer tomorrow during China’s biggest shopping festival – held every November 11, or 11/11 – with an equally numerically symbolic price tag of 11,111 yuan ($1,675).

  • It’s not a warm-up game for us: Samson

    Kolkata : For Rangana Herath, the two-day game against Board President’s XI may be a warm-up game but for home team skipper Sanju Samson, it is an opportunity to gain experience of facing one of the best spinners in world cricket.

  • Indian labour market shifting towards gig economy

    New Delhi : Indian labour market is seeing a shift towards gig economy, with an increasing number of workers seeking contractual or freelancing opportunities, and services sector is embracing it at the fastest pace, says a report. According to the global job site Indeed, recruiters too are rethinking their remote work programmes, 7.7 per cent of all companies posting on the Indeed platform in India offer flexible work opportunities.

  • UK to exit EU on March 29, 2019 at 11 pm, says May

     London : The UK will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019 at 11 pm (local time), British Prime Minster Theresa May announced on Friday  as she set out plans to enshrine in law the exact date and time for Britain’s exit from the economic bloc.

  • Pujara’s 182 takes Saurashtra to 570

    Rajkot : Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on a second successive double hundred but his 182 went a long way in Saurashtra piling up a mammoth 570 in their first innings against Gujarat on the second day of the Ranji Trophy tie.  Starting the day at 115 not out, Pujara added 69 runs for the fifth wicket with Jaydev Shah (46) and 53 runs for the sixth wicket Prerak Mankad (62). Pujara’s 182

  • US working with partners to make Pakistan cut off insurgents: Mattis

    Washington : The US wants to make sure that there are no terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and is working with all NATO members and India to make Islamabad do everything to cut the insurgents off, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said.

  • Indian-origin doctor cleared over circumcision of baby in the UK

    London : An Indian-origin doctor from the East Midlands region of England who was arrested for allegedly circumcising a baby boy without his mother’s consent has been released without charge. Dr Balvinder Mehat, a general practitioner (GP), was accused of carrying out a non-therapeutic circumcision, or a procedure for religious rather than medical reasons, on the three-month-old baby four years ago. “The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) deemed that there would be no

  • Sarwate survives head injury scare

    Kalyani (WB) : Vidarbha all-rounder Aditya Sarwate survived a head injury scare when he was hit by a bouncer during his side’s Group D Ranji Trophy match against Bengal here.

  • TN in driver’s seat; declares at 530/8

    Cuttack : Riding on centuries by B Aparajith and all-rounder Vijay Shankar, Tamil Nadu piled up 530 for 8 and declared their first innings on the second day of their Group ‘C’ Ranji Trophy cricket match.

  • James Anderson named England’s vice-captain

    Adelaide : England’s record bowler James Anderson was named as vice-captain for the Ashes series against Australia on Friday, replacing Ben Stokes who is suspended and under investigation over a nightclub brawl.