Free Press Journal
  • Rupee edges higher against US dollar at 61.41

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee today ended marginally higher against the American currency at 61.41 amid volatile trading on the back of a higher dollar overseas.

  • Mkts continue record-setting spree; Sensex,Nifty hit new highs

    Mumbai: Rising for the eighth straight day, markets continued their record-setting spree with benchmark Sensex today jumping 292.20 points to end at new closing peak of 29,571.04 and Nifty breaching 8,900-mark for the first time as investors cheered the strengthening of Indo-US trade ties.

  • Andy Murray marches into Australian Open semifinals

    Melbourne: Britain’s Andy Murray entered the Australian Open semi-finals for the fifth time after beating rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 here. Murray would face World No.7 Tomas Berdych for a place in the final at Melbourne Park after the Czech ousted No.3 Rafael Nadal earlier in the day.

  • Shane Watson in doubt for tri-series final due to hamstring

    Sydney: Star all-rounder Shane Watson is unsure if he’ll be ready in time for Australia’s tri-series final in Perth. Watson sat out of both last Friday’s One-day International (ODI) against England and the washed-out Australia Day clash against India with a tight hamstring.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi

    Kiran Bedi sends legal notice to Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi today sent a legal notice to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly “misusing” her photograph in the party’s poster campaign without her permission.

  • Milkha Singh

    Milkha Singh happy to have been mentioned by President Barack Obama

    New Delhi: A pleasantly surprised Milkha Singh today said that United States President Barack Obama mentioning him as one of the national icons was all the more satisfying as it came from an inspiring personality like him. Addressing a Town hall event at Siri Fort auditorium here on the third and final day of his visit to India, Obama lauded Milkha and Mary Kom among others as achievers, while making a point that courage

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Next time ‘Chaiyya chaiyya’: Shah Rukh Khan to Barack Obama

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is delighted that US President Barack Obama incorporated his famous “Senorita” dialogue during an address in the national capital. Now King Khan hopes that Obama will groove to his hit number “Chaiyya chaiyya” some day. Obama, who was in India on a three-day state visit, recollected that when he had first visited India in 2010, he had experienced some ‘bhangra’.

  • Achutanandan praises Balakrishna Pillai for stand against Mani 

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran communist V.S. Achuthanandan Tuesday praised his arch political opponent R. Balakrishna Pillai for his stand against corruption, especially against Finance Minister K.M. Mani, facing a graft allegation.

  • Rami Hamdallah

    ‘Palestinians should learn from India’s peaceful resistance’

    Ramallah: In a rare gesture, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah participated in a reception here to celebrate India’s Republic Day and told his people to learn from the Indian example of peaceful resistance.  Accompanied by four senior ministers, four Governors, top officials and several other Palestinian dignitaries, Hamdallah joined a gathering of around 250 people assembled to celebrate India’s 66th Republic Day in West Bank city of Ramallah.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Cartoonist R.K. Laxman to get a memorial

    Pune: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced a memorial for legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman who passed away here late Monday. “Laxman was not just a cartoonist – what he said through his cartoons will inspire future governments…Though he is no more, The Common Man he created will live forever,” Fadnavis said Tuesday while paying homage to Laxman here.

  • Cong questions delay in J’khand cabinet expansion

    Jamshedpur: Congress leader Banna Gupta today alleged that the development work of the state was being hampered due to unnecessary delay in cabinet expansion of the Raghuvar Das-headed BJP-AJSU Party government.

  • Girls, boys,academic achievements

    Girls outperform boys in academic achievements globally

    Washington:  Using international data, researchers have found that girls outperform boys in educational achievements in 70 percent of the countries they studied – regardless of the level of gender, political, economic or social equality.  According to the data, boys fall behind girls in overall achievement across reading, mathematics and science worldwide.

  • 12-yr-old boy shot dead by younger brother

    Aizawl: A 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead by his younger brother with their father’s hunting gun in Serchhip district of Mizoram, a police officer said today.

  • Rashid Khan

    Golfer Rashid Khan aims for more Asian Tour titles

    Kuala Lumpur: After winning two Asian Tour titles in a superb 2014 season, Rashid Khan has emerged as one of the region’s most exciting and he is getting ready to increase his winning tally at the Malaysian Open Feb 5-8. The 23-year-old secured his first triumph on home soil at the SAIL-SBI Open and then came of age by emerging victorious at the Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand.

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    Twitter outrage as Facebook, Instagram, Tinder go down worldwide

    Washington: Facebook, Tinder and Instagram are in the midst of a worldwide outrage following disruptions in services on Tuesday. According to Mashable, mobile apps and website versions of the sites have gone down for some users, while others have been experiencing intermittent issues since 12:10 a.m. EST, according to, which monitors disruptions to Facebook’s services.