Free Press Journal
  • Police: 48 killed in terror attack on Kenya town

    Nairobi: Dozens of Somali extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street. At least 48 people were killed, officials said today.

  • Mexican president forecasts victory over Brazil

    Mexico City:Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto has forecast that the country’s football team will defeat Brazil in the FIFA World Cup on Tuesday.

  • Marandi elected Odisha Assembly Dy Speaker

    Bhubaneswar: Sananda Marandi, BJD MLA from Baripada, was today formally elected as the Deputy Speaker of Odisha Assembly.
        
    Marandi, who had been the deputy speaker in the previous 14th Assembly, was elected by a voice vote on a proposal moved by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
        
    Marandi represents Baripada assembly constituency, reserved for scheduled tribe candidates, for three consecutive terms.
        

  • Two-day Bru repatriation begins tomorrow

    Aizawl, Jun 16 (PTI) The sixth phase of Bru repatriation will begin tomorrow and preparations are in full swing to receive the Bru families who are willingly returning to Mizoram from six relief camps in Tripura.

  • Ivanovic conquers grasscourt gremlins to claim Birmingham Open title

    Johannesburg: Former world number one Ana Ivanovic defeated Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova 6-3, 6-2 conquering her grasscourt gremlins at last to win her first ever tournament on the surface as she bagged the Birmingham Open title.

  • Obese kids face more diabetes, high BP risk

    London: Diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure that people thought only a few years ago were common only among adults are now found to be crippling even the lives of some children.

  • Robert Pattinson

    Robert Pattinson finds Katy Perry ‘hot’!

    Los Angeles: Actor Robert Pattinson reportedly called singer Katy Perry “so hot” at the recent after-party for his new movie “The Rover” here.

  • Uphaar tragedy

    Uphaar case:SC judge recuses himself from hearing Ansal’s plea

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court judge today recused himself from hearing a plea of real estate baron Gopal Ansal, convicted in the Uphaar fire tragedy case, seeking its nod to visit London and New York on a business trip.

  • Yashwant Sinha’s judicial custody extended

    Ranchi:  A Jharkhand court Monday extended till June 28 former union minister Yashwant Sinha’s judicial custody after the Bharatiya Janata Party leader refused to seek bail.

  • FDCA to launch digital system to improve efficiency

    Ahmedabad:  In order to streamline and speed up its work and improve efficiency, the Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) is set to launch a system wherein dedicated softwares would be utilised and gadgets would be given to field officers.

  • Palestinian speaker held as Israel hunts teens: army

    Jerusalem:  Israeli troops arrested Palestinian parliament speaker and Hamas member Aziz Dweik  overnight during a wave of arrests linked to a massive manhunt for three kidnapped teenagers, the military said today.

  • Woman, teenaged son hacked to death

    Gurdaspur:  Unidentified assailants hacked a 50-year-old woman and her teenaged son to death at their house in Fatehgarh Churian town in the district today, police said.

  • Narendra Modi

    India committed to good ties with neighbours: Modi

    Thimphu: Declaring India’s commitment to good neighbourly relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sent out a clear message that a “strong and prosperous” India can help smaller countries in the region.

  • SC refuses urgent hearing on plea against Srinivasan

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court today refused to give an urgent hearing on a plea for restraining N Srinivasan from taking up the post of the chairman of ICC executive board.

  • Narendra Modi

    AAP appreciates Modi’s stand on mining in Goa

    Panaji: The AAP Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks that iron ore from Goa’s mines should be utilized in India itself and not to be exported.

  • Lionel Messi

    Messi steps up to make his mark at Maracana

    Rio De Janeiro : The pressure is on Lionel Messi to make this his World Cup, and he could not have started in better fashion than conjuring the marvellous strike that sealed Argentina’s 2-1 win against Bosnia-Hercegovina.

  • Floods hit Brazil WCup city Natal before US game

    Rio De Janeiro: Two days of near non-stop rain have dumped a month’s worth of precipitation on the World Cup city of Natal, leading to a flood alert and raising worries that the deluge could affect the US team’s debut match against Ghana.

  • Kapur rounds off US Open in tied 23rd place

    Pinehurst (US):  Shiv Kapur rounded off a great week with a final flourish in the form of a birdie on the 18th and a card of 72 that gave him a four-day total of 286 and a tied 23rd place at the US Open golf.