Free Press Journal
  • Divers struggle for AirAsia’s black box, tail to be lifted

    Jakarta/Singapore: Divers’ bid to retrieve the black box from the AirAsia plane were today hampered by strong currents and high waves as efforts were stepped up to recover the jet’s tail, expected to contain the crucial data recorders that could unravel the mystery of the crash.

  • Stocks, rupee gain; gold prices slip

    Mumbai: In a strong show by Indian markets, the benchmark Sensex soared by 366 points to end at 27,274.71 and the rupee gained hefty 50 paise to close at nearly four-week high of 62.67 against the US dollar today.

  • Terrorism in France may not end soon, says security expert

    New Delhi: In the wake of fresh reports of firing in France a day after an attack on Paris-based satire magazine Charlie Hebdo left several dead, security expert Qamar Agha on Thursday opined that France’s troubles with terrorism have just begun.

  • American Cancer Society`s guidelines can help reduce cancer risk

    Washington: A new study has revealed that following cancer prevention guidelines from the American Cancer Society may modestly reduce your overall risk of developing cancer and have a greater impact on reducing your overall risk of dying.

  • BJP will enrol one crore members in Maharashtra, says Danve

    Mumbai:  Union Minister Raosaheb Patil Danve today took over as the new president of BJP’s Maharashtra unit, succeeding Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis under whose leadership the party came to power in the Assembly polls.

  • Inter-country adoptions: HC seeks process of adoption in US

    New Delhi: Voicing concern over the issue of inter-country adoptions where biological parents are directly giving their child for adoption, the Delhi High Court today sought details of the process of adoption in United States.

  • #JeSuisCharlie: Live long free speech

    Paris: On 7th January 2015, France’s deadliest terror event in decades began shortly after 11.30 a.m., when at least three men armed with assault rifles and a rocket launcher burst into the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo. The assailants killed 12 people – including Charlie Hebdo’s editor and four acclaimed cartoonists – and left 11 others wounded.

  • Centre not in favour of freeing terrorists convicted in serious charges

    New Delhi: As Punjab government sought release of the state’s prisoners, the Union Home Ministry today indicated that legal opinion could be taken in select cases like old people and those having completed 20 years in prison but not those convicted in serious charges.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee zooms 50 p vs USD to nearly 4-week high on strong stocks

    Mumbai: Rising for the second session, the Indian rupee today climbed by 50 paise to nearly four-week high of 62.67 against the greenback on persistent selling of dollars by banks and hopes of capital inflows in view of a strong equity market.

  • Sensex

    Sensex gains 366 points, banks stocks up

    Mumbai: Positive global cues from Europe and the US pushed a barometer of Indian equities markets up, to end with healthy gains in Thursday’ trade session after three consecutive days of decline.

  • SL voting ends with high turn out; Rajapaksa faces tough test

    Colombo: Sri Lankans today voted in large numbers in the bitterly contested presidential election in which incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa is seeking a record third term against his friend-turned-foe Maithripala Sirisena, with an unusually high voter turnout in Tamil and Muslim areas.

  • Chris Klein

    Gerrard won’t be loaned: LA Galaxy

    Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Galaxy president Chris Klein says loaning midfield maestro Steven Gerrard to a European club in the Major League Soccer (MLS) off-season has “never been discussed”.

  • Watching more TV may lead to increased snacking

    Houston: People who watch excessive amounts of TV tend to eat more unhealthy foods and might not understand the foundations of a healthy diet, a new study suggests.

  • Hyderabad clinch easy win over Tripura

    Agartala: Hyderabad romped home to a facile nine-wicket triumph over Tripura after the home team’s batting collapsed today and left the visitors with a meagre 45-run target in their Ranji Trophy Group C cricket match here.

  • Andhra tame Jharkhand with ease

    Vizianagaram: Chasing a paltry target of 47, Andhra Pradesh registered a comfortable nine-wicket win over Jharkhand in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.