Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Dravid

    Dravid, Smith claim Williamson key to Kiwis’ batting line-up in WC

    Wellington: Indian Test great Rahul Dravid and former South Africa all-rounder Graeme Smith have said that big-hitting batsman Kane Williamson is key to the New Zealand batting line-up following his splendid performances ahead of the World Cup.

  • World Cup 2015

    Australia top contenders on home soil

    Adelaide: Australia’s rich pedigree of being the most successful team at the World Cup with four titles makes them a strong contender to reclaim cricket’s showpiece trophy on home soil.

  • Protests in Assam over BJP’s ‘Immigrant’ reference in document

    Guwahati: Protests erupted across Assam today against the BJP ‘Vision Document’ for Delhi Assembly polls in which it described people from the northeastern states as “immigrants”, with the ruling Congress and the opposition Asom Gana Parishad saying the statement had hurt the sentiments of the people.

  • South African Carnatic music expert dies

    Johannesburg: Patrick Ngcobo, the only indigenous African on the continent to have become an expert of Carnatic music, has died in South Africa, leaving his fans in a state of mourning.

  • What to avoid on Valentine’s day

    New Delhi: How would you feel if your cellphone rings at the table or there’s a long pause when the cheque comes during your Valentine’s Day date — make sure you try avoiding certain situations when you take your loved one out.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Kejriwal trying to create blackmoney into white: BJP

    New Delhi: Questioning the “conspicuous silence” of Arvind Kejriwal on AAP’s “dubious” funding, BJP today alleged that the party leader’s political conduct has been completely contradictory to the standards he had set for himself.

  • EC cleared doubts on EVM tampering: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday said the Election Commission (EC) has cleared all his doubts over tampering with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

  • Smartphones hitting AC sales: Blue Star

    Kolkata: Increasing smartphone sales are hitting the air-conditioner (AC) business as households are spending a larger share of their disposable income on trendy gadgets than consumer durables, a senior industry player said here Wednesday.

  • Kerala CM says no to Mohanlal’s refund offer

    Thiruvananthapuram: Putting an end to all speculations, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said the state government has no moral right to accept the money that they gave to superstar Mohanlal.

  • Thousands from outside campaign for BJP, AAP in Delhi

    New Delhi: Wearing their trademark white and saffron caps respectively, thousands of AAP and BJP supporters from across India have swamped Delhi to do their bit for what is a do-or-die election for both parties. Students, doctors, engineers, lawyers, activists and even common labourers, they can now be spotted all over the national capital seeking support for the BJP or the AAP.

  • stocks

    Sensex down 117 pts; tanks nearly 800 pts in 4 days

    Mumbai: Extending losses for the fourth straight day, benchmark BSE Sensex today dropped 117 points to close below 29,000-level at 28,883.11 due to profit-booking, particularly in capital goods and banking shares.

  • BJP

    Why money laundering charge won’t wash with the Delhi electorate

    State subsidised elections are not a part of our constitutional fabric: elections are funded by corporates and all governments, whatever their ideological moorings, essentially represent big interest groups that hope to thereby influence economic policy and shape the political agenda. The BJP and the Congress do not need a tutorial on this, and nor does the electorate.

  • ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ shooting wraps up

    Mumbai: Director Kabir Khan has finished shooting his upcoming Salman Khan-Kareena Kapoor starrer film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.

  • Barack Obama

    President Obama’s Siri Fort speech not a “parting shot” at BJP: White House

    Washington: The US has refuted allegations that President Barack Obama’s speech at the Siri Fort auditorium in New Delhi, where he delivered a powerful message against religious extremism in India, was a “parting shot” aimed at the ruling BJP. The speech that the President delivered on January 27, the last day of his three-day India trip, in its entirety was about the “core democratic values and principles” of both the US and India, the White House said yesterday.

  • ‘Grant Indian citizenship for Lankan refugees if willing’

    Chennai: Sri Lankan refugees should be sent back to the island nation only if they were willing to do so and government should not hesitate to grant them Indian citizenship if they have opted to remain here, TNCC president E V K S Elangovan today said.

  • Innovation key to sustainable growth: Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi: India needs to leverage technology to stimulate sustainable development, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said, calling upon entrepreneurs to develop innovative products for conserving the environment.

  • US, North Korea,nuclear tests

    Tyrant Kim Jong-un furious with cronies for not finding enough virgin dancers

    London: Tyrant Kim Jong-un is furious with his cronies because they cannot find enough “virgin dancers” for his entertainment. The North Korean leader and his close aides have long been entertained by thousands of beautiful hand-picked girls, who also act as their sexual playthings, but economic struggles have meant some women have turned to prostitution, which is illegal in the rogue state, the Daily Star reported.