Free Press Journal
  • Lakhvi leads luxurious life in Pakistani jail

    Islamabad: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been living a luxurious life in a jail in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi city, with access to mobile phones and internet and receiving scores of visitors every day.  Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander Lakhvi is one of the main suspects behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which over 160 people lost their lives.

  • People pay last respects to slain writer in Dhaka

    Dhaka: People on Sunday paid their last respects to US-based Bangladeshi writer-blogger Avijit Roy who was assassinated earlier in the week in Dhaka. The coffin containing his remains was taken from the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) mortuary around 10.45 a.m. on Sunday and placed on a platform erected at the base of Dhaka University’s Aparajeyo Bangla, reported.

  • 28 militants killed in Egypt

    Cairo: At least 28 militants were killed and 16 others arrested in raids in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid cities of Egypt’s North Sinai province, an official said Sunday.

  • Jaishankar arrives in Bhutan on first leg of ‘SAARC yatra’

    Thimphu: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today called on Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay soon after arriving here on the first leg of his ‘SAARC yatra’. “Jaishankar SAARC Yatra begins. Foreign Secy Jaishankar in Thimphu,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted today. Bhutan’s trip will be followed by Bangladesh on March 2, Pakistan on March 3 and Afghanistan on March 4.

  • Football: China reform group pushes for excellence

    Beijing: China has taken steps to improve its football performance, state media reported today, after a key group with presidential backing agreed a plan to raise the level of the game. The country’s central reform leading group, chaired by President Xi Jinping, approved the plan on Friday, the official Xinhua news agency said. “We must develop and revitalise soccer to ensure we are a strong nation of sports,” Xinhua cited a statement issued

  • Low self-esteem could kill your love life

    Toronto: If your partner is not engaging in an open and honest conversation about your relationship, it may not be because they do not care but rather because they feel insecure and are afraid of being hurt, finds a study. People with low self-esteem are more likely stay in unhappy relationships but this could do more harm then good.

  • Gender ceases to be predefined on Facebook

    New York: Facebook users can now use any term, with which they wish to describe their gender. Previously, it required you to choose from a list of predefined genders. Announced recently on a Facebook Diversity post, the new option lets users add a customised description to their profile if they feel that one of the predefined terms does not accurately describe their gender, CNET reported.

  • Jagmohan Dalmiya

    Dalmiya set to return as BCCI president

    Chennai: Veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya is all set to return as BCCI president more than a decade after he last held the top job, emerging as the consensus candidate from incumbent N Srinivasan’s camp. The road for Dalmiya was cleared after another former president Sharad Pawar failed to get a proposer from East zone, prompting the Maratha strongman to pull out of the race ahead of tomorrow’s much-anticipated and much-delayed Annual General

  • Virat Kohli

    Kohli will bring purpose to Indian captaincy: Hughes

    Perth: Former Australia skipper Kim Hughes is not a great fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership style and feels that Virat Kohli’s elevation to captaincy should not only be in Tests but also across all formats to bring in more purpose to the top job. “Much as I admire Dhoni as a player, I have found him letting the game drift at times across formats especially in Test matches. I was very happy

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    India can’t play more against UAE to help them: Dhoni

    Perth: The Indian cricket team already has a cramped round-the-year schedule and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni made it clear that it’s not his team’s responsibility to play more against countries like UAE in a bid to raise the quality and profile of the game in ICC’s Associate nations.

  • England skipper Eoin Morgan blames bowlers for loss

    Wellington: A dejected England skipper Eoin Morgan blamed his bowlers for failing to defend the 309/6 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup cricket at the Westpac Stadium here Sunday.

  • Pakistan post 235/7 against Zimbabwe

    Brisbane: Pakistan posted a respectable total of 235/7 in 50 overs in their cricket World Cup Pool B encounter against Zimbabwe at the Gabba. Considering the slow start Pakistan got after winning the toss, 235 is a competitive total on a slow wicket. Zimbabwe bowlers were brilliant at the start, taking two early wickets and restricting Pakistan to 14/2 in 10 overs and then 33/2 at the end of the 15th over, the

  • India’s form a warning signal to other teams: RP Singh

    New Delhi: With India winning three matches in a row, pacer R P Singh believes the defending champions have found form at the right time, sending out a warning signal to other teams in the ongoing ODI cricket World Cup. Pool B table-toppers India humbled UAE to register their third straight win in the World Cup and virtually booked their quarterfinal spot.

  • Pakistan top online searches during World Cup: Google

    Guwahati: Pakistan have topped the chart of most searched teams playing in the ongoing ICC World Cup despite not performing well, a latest study by global online giant Google said. “Despite two humiliating defeats against India and the West Indies, Pakistan team still continues to dominate search influence and continues to remain the top searched team from the tournament,” Google said in the study. Pakistan are closely followed by India, West Indies, England

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    FMC-Sebi merger sounds death knell for ‘dabba’ market

    New Delhi The proposed merger of FMC with Sebi to create a unified markets regulator has sounded a death knell for the illicit ‘dabba trading’, estimated to have a turnover of up to Rs one lakh crore a day. Prevalent across Gujarat and many other parts of the country, dabba trading primarily involves illicit off-market trades in many commodities, while stocks are also traded in this illegal market.

  • Budget 2015

    No major steps for medical devices sector in Budget: Industry

    New Delhi: The budget has not initiated any major steps for the import-dependent medical devices sector to give a fillip to the Centre’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, though it has addressed several macro issues facing the sector as a whole, the industry has said. “…nothing has been done for the heavily import dependent medical devices industry which is the fourth pillar of healthcare sector like medical education, health delivery and pharmaceuticals industry,” Trivitron

  • Corporate Tax cut: Markets likely to move up on GAAR deferral

    New Delhi: Stock markets are likely to move higher in the holiday-shortened week ahead as promise of lower corporate taxes and deferral of GAAR has boosted investors’ sentiment, say experts. The BSE Sensex had ended at 29,361.50, logging a gain of 141.38 points or 0.48 per cent on a special trading session after the Union Budget on Saturday. The Sensex logged a gain of 130.09 points or 0.45 per cent last week.

  • Bryan Cranston to produce musical ‘Finding Neverland’ on Broadway

    New York: ‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston is all set to produce musical called ‘Finding Neverland’ on Broadway, it has been revealed. The Tony award winning actor decided to produce the show after he revealed that he “cried with joy” following a preview of the show earlier this month, the New Post reported. A source said that it was very rare that celebrities invest in projects, so this was a big sign of Cranston’s faith in

  • healthy food

    8 Ways To Eat Healthy With Diabetes

    Diabetes is a serious health condition, one of the top most health hazards in today’s modern world. What exactly is diabetes?? It is a disorder of carbohydrates metabolism, characterized by high blood sugars in the blood and the urine. Diabetes is a metabolic disease; a disease that disrupts the normal working of the body, hence it throws the body off shore.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Rating firms flay fiscal consolidation delay; rule out upgrade

    New Delhi: Ruling out any immediate upgrade in India’s sovereign ratings, global and domestic agencies have red-flagged the country’s delayed fiscal consolidation roadmap and have warned against any slippages from the “ambitious” disinvestment plan proposed in Budget. The rating agencies also cautioned that the higher borrowings should be used only for productive capacity of the economy while they also expressed concern about fiscal consolidation proving difficult despite an accelerated GDP growth and fall