Free Press Journal
  • Ireland World Cup team

    Holding bats for Ireland to be granted `Test` status

    London:Legendary West Indies bowler Michael Holding has staunchly supported that Ireland should be granted Test-playing nation status in the wake of team’s four-wicket win over Jason Holder’s side in their World Cup opener in Nelson. Reflecting on Ireland’s performance, Holding said that Ireland need to be recognized now, adding that otherwise they would keep losing cricketers, the BBC reported.

  • Real Madrid look to repeat 2014 triumph

    Gelsenkirchen (Germany): Real Madrid start the knock-out stage of the Champions League with a return trip to face German outfit FC Schalke 04 Wednesday night. Last season saw Real come back from the first leg of their last 16 tie in the Veltins Arena with a 6-1 away win which virtually assured their progress into the quarterfinals, reports Xinhua.

  • BSP, BJP protests against UP law and order

    Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators on Wednesday staged a protest against the ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. Raising slogan against Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and the ruling Samajwadi Party, the MLAs of both parties also staged a walk-out from the state assembly. The protests started after Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik began his address to the joint assembly, resulting in the Budget Session being

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Pakistani boat row: Defence Min stands by statement

    Bengaluru: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said his Ministry stands by the statement that an intruding Pakistani boat blew itself up off Porbandar coast on New Year eve and hinted at disciplinary action against a Coast Guard official who reportedly claimed that it was sunk by the force.

  • Vicky Tyagi murder case: Court security to be beefed up

    Muzaffarnagar: District authorities have decided to increase the security of the court compound in wake of the murder of gangster Vicky Tyagi. District authorities have decided to increase security in the court compound, SSP K B Singh said today.

  • Congress MP Manorama Sharama dies

    Dehradun/Gurgaon: Congress Rajya Sabha member from Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharama today died following a brief illness at a private hospital in Gurgaon. She was 59. Sharama had undergone a liver transplant operation on February 13 at Gurgaon’s Artemis Hospital where she passed away this morning at 10.30, official sources said in Dehradun.

  • NASA, sharper images, dwarf planet

    NASA captures sharper images of dwarf planet

    Washington: NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, on way to explore the dwarf planet called Ceres, has captured craters and mysterious bright spots on it.  The new images, taken at a distance from 83,000 km from the dwarf planet, pose intriguing questions for the science team as the spacecraft nears its destination, the US space agency said in a statement. The latest images which have a resolution of 7.8 km per pixel represent the sharpest views

  • Sureshbhai Patel, US

    Alabama Governor apologises for assault against Indian

    Washington: The Governor of the US state of Alabama has apologised for the “unfortunate” use of excessive force by police against an Indian grandfather early this month that left him partially paralysed. Governor Robert Bentley also ordered the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to launch a parallel investigation — the Federal Bureau of Investigation has already started its own probe — into the use of “excessive force” against Sureshbhai Patel, 57 on February 6. “Please accept our

  • Explosives, Gaya

    Huge cache of explosives recovered in Gaya

    New Delhi : The Central Reserve Police Force has recovered a huge cache of explosive substances in the Gaya district of Bihar. According to reports, 132 crude bombs, 23 grenades, 90 kg of explosive material, 9 kg of Ammonium Nitrate, 5 detonators and a 20 kg Improvised Explosive Device (IED) have been seized by the security force. This incident comes after Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena visited Bodh Gaya on Tuesday.

  • Sirisena

    Sri Lankan President offers worship to Lord Venkateswara

    Tirupati: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala early today. Sirisena, accompanied by his wife Jayanthi Pushpa Kumari, arrived at the hills on a 12-hour pilgrimage last night. Some cabinet colleagues and officials too were with him during his visit here, temple officials said.

  • IMC to launch yet another cleanliness campaign

    Indore : The IMC is planning to host cleanness drive in all 85 wards of the city, on February 21. The top ranking officials are said to be the observers for the same. In addition, the leave of the IMC officials between February 18 and 21 has been cancelled. Also, those on leave are also called to attend duty during this time.

  • fall ill, Eating prasad

    Over 400 devotees take ill after eating ‘prasad’ in MP

    Ujjain:  Over 400 people fell ill after consuming the ‘prasad’ distributed during ‘Mahashivrati’ festival at a temple in Chiridi village of the district, health officials said today. Around 3,000 villagers ate the ‘prasad’, comprising ‘khichdi’ and ‘kheer’, distributed at Mahadev temple in in Tarana tehsil yesterday, around 35 kms from here, acting Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dr DPS Gahirwar, told PTI today. The ‘prasad’ distribution which started from noon had continued till late night. “As many as 99 persons are still

  • Richard Rahul Verma

    Senior US officials to participate in Aero India show

    Washington :  Top American diplomats including US Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma will participate in the Aero India show beginning today in Bengaluru, as part of their efforts to promote bilateral defense ties. “Building on President (Barack) Obama’s successful visit to India last month, top US officials will promote US-India defense cooperation, advocate for US companies bidding on foreign commercial and defense contracts, and provide an update on Export Control Reform at the Aero India 2015

  • Narendra Modi bandhgala suit

    Rs 1.11 cr bid for Narendra Modi’s controversial bandhgala suit

    Surat: A whopping Rs 1.11 crore has been bid by a Gujrati NRI in an auction today for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial pinstripe monogrammed bandhgala suit that he wore during US President Barack Obama’s visit to India last month. Viral Chowksi, the NRI made the offer at the three-day auction which commenced today.

  • Sumitra Mahajan

    Budget Session: Speaker calls meeting of leaders

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called a meeting of leaders of political parties on February 22 to ensure smooth run of the Budget Session during which the government will also seek to convert six recent ordinances into legislations. Parliament sources said Mahajan has convened a meeting of leaders of political parties over dinner on February 22, the eve of the Session, to ensure a smooth session.

  • ‘Fukrey’ makers condole Ashraf-Ul-Haq untimely death

    Mumbai:  Producers of ‘Fukrey’ Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani today paid tribute to actor Ashraf-Ul-Haq. The 45-year-old actor, who starred in ‘Traffic Signal’ and ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Fukrey’, died yesterday.

  • Ajay Maken

    How can a gift to PM be called ‘private’, asks Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Wednesday raised objections to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monogrammed suit being called a ‘private’ gift and alleged that the latter was auctioning it in ‘damage control mode’. “Last month, the Prime Minister wore a suit worth Rs. 10 lakhs, in which all through the suit his name was written, when he met US President Barack Obama. This move was criticised throughout the world. It seems like

  • Pakistan, terror boat row

    Pak terror boat row: Congress asks Manohar Parrikar to introspect

    New Delhi : Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday asked Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to verify whether there were Pakistani terrorists on the boat that was intercepted by the Coast Guard on December 31 last year off the Porbandar coast. “If they were not terrorists and were some other people with certain other intentions not essentially terrorist intentions, then of course it does raise a question mark. So, the Defence Minister should