Free Press Journal
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Rajapaksa agrees to step down as party boss

    Colombo: Beleaguered former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has agreed to hand over Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s reins to the country’s new leader Maithripala Sirisena, bowing to the demand of party members after his shock election defeat.

  • Shahid Kapoor in Haider

    I feel empowered after ‘Haider’: Shahid Kapoor

    Mumbai:  Shahid Kapoor, who won the Best Actor award at the 21st Annual Life OK Screen Awards for the film “Haider”, says he feels empowered after doing the film.

  • Nigeria killings: EU deplores lack of international attention

    Strasbourg: The European Parliament has strongly condemned the recent massacre carried out by the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s Baga town and deplored the lack of international attention to the killings, media reported Thursday.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal says his body no longer responds as before

    Paris:  Spanish tennis ace and World No.3 Rafael Nadal admitted that though his body no longer responds the way it did when he was 20 years old, he still maintains the same determination and the same desire to win titles.

  • England’s Jackson named Ranchi Rays skipper

    Ranchi:  Debutants Ranchi Rays Thursday announced that England playmaker Ashley Jackson will lead the team in the third edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) which starts Jan 22.

  • Jihadist

    Germany tightens foreign travel ban on suspected jihadists

    Berlin: Germany has introduced a law tightening travel by suspected Islamists to strife-torn countries like Syria and Iraq, days after terror attacks by home-grown jihadists in France that left 17 people dead.

  • Kevin Pietersen

    No way back for Pietersen, says Morgan

    Sydney:  England’s new One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan Thursday reiterated that there was no way back for controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen and insisted that he has “the best group of players” with him in Australia.

  • Roger federer

    My wife is extremely competitive, says Roger Federer

    Bern:  Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has said his wife is a competitive individual who fights for every point even in friendly knock-ups against him during holidays.

  • 100 feared missing after boat sinks in C Africa

    Bangui: Nearly 100 people are feared missing in the Central African Republic after a boat caught fire and sank on a river in the strife-torn country this week, officials said today.

  • Haria upsets Kothari in National Billiards

    Kolkata: Dhvaj Haria of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board produced the biggest upset of the tournament ousting defending champion Sourav Kothari in the prequarters of the National Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club here today.

  • Yuki one win away from entering Aus Open singles main draw

    Melbourne:  Yuki Bhambri kept alive his hopes of making the Australian Open singles main draw after scoring a straight sets victory over higher-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka in the qualifying event, here today.

  • Tattoo-like sensor can detect glucose levels

    Washington: Researchers have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like rub-on tattoo to detect glucose levels, eliminating the need for painful finger-pricking for diabetics.

  • Darren Fletcher

    Darren Fletcher may leave Man U in January

    London : Manchester United’s central midfielder Darren Fletcher is likely to leave the club during the current transfer window.

  • Charlie Hebdo Cartoon

    Newspaper receives death threats for carrying its images

    Washington: While a court has reportedly banned website pages that showed the new cover of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a newspaper that published images of the cover received death threats in Turkey.