Free Press Journal
  • Pak cleric seeks FIR against Prime Minister Sharif, others

    Lahore:  Canada-based Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri has sought registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother, nephew and some of the top cabinet ministers for the killing of 10 people during a police raid on his residence and offices here.

  • Sino-India ties to enter ‘new age’ under Modi: think-tank

    Beijing: India and China ties are likely to enter into a “new age of cooperation” especially in trade in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s knowledge of Chinese investment promotion and his plans for economic reforms, according to an official think-tank here.

  • Hunt for MH370 shifts further south

    Canberra: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will revert to an area hundreds of kilometres south of the previously suspected crash site following new analysis of the plane’s path.

  • Local development fund for hydel power projects gets govt nod

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has given its approval for the creation of a Local Area Development Fund (LADF) equivalent to one per cent free power for all Hydro Electric Projects commissioned in the state from2008 onwards.

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar

    How would I know if Maharashtra CM is being replaced?

    New Delhi: Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has said that he has no clue about reports of the Congress Party top brass thinking of replacing Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan.

  • Rio becomes melting pot as World Cup party continues

    Rio de Janeiro: Gazing through the aircraft window at the lit-up skyscrapers lining the majestic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, World Cup football, for a moment, takes a backseat and the descent into Rio de Janeiro takes centrestage.

  • Three militants killed in an encounter in Kashmir’s Tral

    Tral (Kashmir): In a joint operation by the army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police, three militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahiddin were killed in a fierce gun battle in Buchroo, Tral of Pulwama District in South Kashmir.

  • Poor start for Sharmila Nicollet

    Brezno (Slovakia):  Sharmila Nicollet’s disappointing season continued in Slovakia as she started the Ladies Slovak Open with a poor eight-over 81 in the opening round here on Thursday.

  • British press says sloppy England found out

    London: England are simply not good enough to compete against the best teams and are just too sloppy to pull off their new expansive approach, Britain’s press said Friday.

  • ‘I’ve proved point’, says two-goal Suarez

    Sao Paulo: Controversial striker Luis Suarez said he was delighted to prove a point after scoring two goals to see Uruguay to a 2-1 win over England on Thursday, revealing he had taken time to console Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard.

  • 10 killed in Bulgaria floods

    London: At least 10 people were killed and several reported missing after torrential rain and heavy floods hit eastern Bulgaria, media reported Friday.

  • From Golden Temple to Delhi, Punjab families pray for Iraq hostages

    Chandigarh:  Scores of families and relatives of men from Punjab who have been held hostage or are stuck in strife-torn Iraq are offering prayers and reaching out to officials and ministers to ensure the safe return of their loved ones.

  • Film on Assam girls who are ‘bending it like Beckham’

    Guwahati: At a time when the country is in the grip of World Cup fever, a film brings out the inspiring tale of 40-odd girls from poor, agrarian families who are ‘bending it like Beckham’ in the hope that football will kick them out of drudgery.

  • UN chief congratulates Spain’s new king

    United Nations:  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated Felipe VI on his coronation as the new king of Spain, media reported Friday.

  • Japan lowers voting age to 18

    Tokyo:  The minimum voting age in Japan has been lowered from 20 to 18  as a revised national referendum law took effect Friday.