Free Press Journal
  • Keep my fee low, so films can recover, says Imran

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan says one has to deal with box office flops and that his way of ensuring profit for the makers is to keep his remuneration in check.

  • BSF seizes 36 kg heroin in Punjab

    Chandigarh: In its third major seizure of heroin this month, the Border Security Force (BSF) said Sunday it had seized 36 kg of heroin in Punjab after a shootout with smugglers from Pakistan.

  • Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano blast pours out ash

    Quito: A powerful explosion in Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano kicked off an eruption lasting five minutes with emissions of pulverised incandescent rock and a column of ash that rose 10 km above the crater, the Geophysical Institute reported.

  • 25 injured in China earthquake

    Beijing:  At least 25 people were injured and 21,000 relocated after a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck a county in southwest China early Saturday, authorities said.

  • 41 killed in violent attacks across Iraq

    Baghdad:  At least 41 people were killed and 35 others wounded in violent incidents across Iraq Saturday, mainly in the western province of Anbar, police said.

  • Four extremists killed in Egypt

    Cairo: At least four extremists were killed and 36 others arrested Saturday in a security raid on their hideouts in major cities in Egypt’s North Sinai province, Xinuha reported citing a security source.

  • Pakistan to free 13 more Taliban prisoners

    Islamabad: Pakistan has decided to free 13 more Taliban prisoners as part of an ongoing peace initiative, a leading Pakistani daily reported Saturday.

  • 16 killed as truck falls into ravine in Pakistan

    Islamabad: At least 16 people were killed and 30 others injured when a truck plunged into a ravine in Pakistan’s northern Chakwal district Saturday, Geo News reported.

  • Ridiculous to link US cop’s arrest with Khobragade case: India

    New York: The Indian consulate in New York dismissed as “ridiculous” suggestions that there was any connection between the detention of a US police official in New Delhi and the earlier arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade here.

  • 13 killed in Kenya road accident

    Nairobi: At least 13 people were killed and three others injured in a road accident early Saturday in eastern Kenya.

  • Novel technique restores paralysed muscles function

    London: Scientists have restored function in muscles paralysed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury by artificially controlled-muscles using light.

  • Jogging craze in middle age may hurt your ankles

    London: Has ever-growing paunch and sedentary lifestyle led you to begin jogging as you approach 40? Read this as a research reveals that those who suddenly take up exercise in their middle years are at the risk of developing ankle arthritis.

  • Nashik candidate heaps coins as security deposit

    Nashik : A Lok Sabha candidate from Nashik in Maharashtra left officials speechless when he paid his security deposit of Rs.12,500 in one, two, five and 10 rupee coins.

  • Iran, Pakistan to hold joint naval drill

    Tehran: A Pakistani fleet of warships docked in southern Iran is to hold a joint drill with the Iranian navy in the strategic strait of Hormuz, a senior Iranian commander said Saturday.

  • Tens of thousands join pro-government rally in Bangkok

    Bangkok: Tens of thousands of people from across Thailand joined a pro-government rally in Bangkok Saturday to express their support for caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Bangkok Post reported.

  • Gul Panag walks, jogs, rides mobike to woo Chandigarh

    Chandigarh: She is not the conventional politician. Gul Panag, a Bollywood actor with a pronounced dimple, rides a Royal Enfield 350 cc bike, jogs at the Sukhna Lake to meet people, walks in parks and shares a quick bite of rajma-chawal with students at Panjab University’s popular haunt.

  • Out with the truth on Netaji, says Subhashini Ali

    Kolkata: A firebrand trade unionist and women’s right activist who has also dabbled in acting, multifaceted Marxist leader Subhashini Ali is now battling the “outsider” tag in West Bengal as she bids for a comeback to the Lok Sabha. She wants the files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to be declassified.

  • Three killed in Jharkhand wall collapse

    Ranchi: Three people died in sleep when a wall of a building collapsed on them in Jharkhand’s Godda district, police said Sunday.

  • Choppers churn cash, as netas fly for campaigning

    New Delhi: Choppers and fixed-wing charter aircraft are churning out serious cash for their owners these days, thanks to political parties which are using these to traverse the length and breadth of India.

  • voting

    Lok Sabha voting from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    New Delhi: In order to ensure maximum voting in the Lok Sabha election beginning Monday, polling will be held for the first time from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.