Free Press Journal
  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Masrat’s release another big blow to nationalist BJP

    New Delhi: The PDP-BJP alliance for governance in Jammu and Kashmir has looked vulnerable and sensitive right from the word ‘go’ with the two parties being poles apart and pulling in different directions.

  • Mali rocket attack

    Two civilians, peacekeeper killed in Mali rocket attack: UN

    Bamako: Two civilians and a UN peacekeeper were killed today as militants attacked a barracks used by the United Nations’ MINUSMA force in northern Mali, it said in a statement. “This morning around 5:40am (0540 GMT), the MINUSMA camp in Kidal suffered more than 30 rockets and shells during a complex attack,” the force said in a statement.

  • Shraddha Kapoor

    Shraddha asks women to speak against abuse

    Mumbai: “Ek Villain” star Shraddha Kapoor has called upon Indian women to stand up against any kind of abuse towards them and also be fearless. The 26-year-old actress criticised the celebration of International Women’s Day through a series of tweets, saying a single occasion is not enough to remember the injustice women go through every day. “Every 20 mins or so, there is a rape happening in our country. And today we are ‘celebrating’ womens day.

  • Shabana Azmi

    Treat women equal to men, says Shabana Azmi

    Mumbai: On the occasion of International Women’s Day on Sunday, veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi says rather than treating women like goddesses, the society should treat them as equals.  “Do not treat us as Goddesses — treat us as equals… We celebrate those women of courage who paved the way for us to demand our freedoms,” tweeted Shabana, who is a name to reckon with in Indian parallel cinema, thanks to her

  • Australia,Sri Lanka

    Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs

    Sydney:  Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 64 runs in a pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here today.

  • Rape accused buried in Karimganj, 18 arrested in Nagaland

    Dimapur/Guwahati: At least eighteen persons have been arrested in connection with the lynching incident in Dimapur(Nagaland) even as protests against the killing rocked many parts of Assam and a 12-hour bandh paralysed normal life in three districts of Barak valley in the state. Rape accused Syed Farid Khan, who was dragged out of jail and beaten to death, was today buried at his native village in Karimganj amidst tight security.

  • Arjun Atwal

    Atwal, Daniel Chopra tied 37th at Puerto Rico

    Rio Grande (Puerto Rico): Arjun Atwal played nine straight pars on the back nine to card even par 72 to be placed tied 37th at the end of the third day of the Puerto Rico Open here today. Atwal had two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine after cards of 73 and 71 on first two days. Also tied at 37th was Daniel Chopra, who shot 73 on the third day. Both Atwal and Chopra,

  • World chess championships qualifying round kicks off

    Ho Chi Minh City: Competition of the Zone 3.3 qualifying round of the World Chess Championships 2015 kicked off here, with participation of 44 male and 20 female players coming from seven countries and regions.  Players each will compete in the nine-day tournament upon Swiss system, and two male and one female players will enter the final of the world championships, reports Xinhua. Winner in the men category will bring home $2,000

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Kumar Sangakkara to retire after India Test series in August

    Sydney: Ace Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday said he will retire from Test cricket “by the end of August” whe Sri Lanka hosts India in a three-match series.  The 37-year-old wicketkeeper has already announced retirement from One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty-20 cricket.  He quit the shortest format after winning the World T20 2014. He will quit ODI cricket post the ongoing World Cup.

  • Rape

    Girl gangraped in moving car in Ludhiana

    Ludhiana (Punjab): A 23-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped in a moving car after she was abducted by unidentified youths from the posh Raj Guru Nagar locality here, police said. Commissioner of Police Promod Ban said the incident occurred last night when the girl, who is staying as a Paying Guest (PG) in the locality, was returning home after seeing off a female friend who also stays as a PG near her place. While she was returning,

  • S. Jaishankar

    SAARC Yatra marks incremental movement with Pakistan

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar’s four-nation SAARC Yatra has given a fillip to India’s outreach to neighbours, more so with Pakistan, say experts.  Starting March 1, Jaishankar visited Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, spending a day in each country, in the first phase of his journey to the eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations.

  • Twitter, Islamic State

    46,000 Twitter accounts linked to Islamic State: study

    Washington: Nearly 50,000 Twitter accounts are being run by supporters of the dreaded Islamic State terror group, a study by a prominent US think tank has said, a worrying indicator of the outfit’s reach on social media.  Despite repeated attempts by Twitter to thwart the Islamic State’s threats, propaganda and recruiting by suspending accounts linked to the group, sympathisers have maintained thousands of active accounts on the social network, the study said. The

  • Heart Risk

    Have a sense of purpose in life to protect heart

    New York: Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of heart disease and stroke, new study says.
    The new analysis defined purpose in life as a sense of meaning and direction, and a feeling that life is worth living.  “Developing and refining your sense of purpose could protect your heart, health and potentially save your life,” said study lead author Randy Cohen, a preventive cardiologist at Mount Sinai

  • Kim Ki-Jong

    North Korea rejects links to US envoy attacker

    Seoul: North Korea hit out today at accusations that it may be behind a shocking knife attack on the US envoy to the South, branding the claims a “vicious” smear campaign by Seoul. Kim Ki-Jong slashed Mark Lippert with a paring knife Thursday in an assault that left the US envoy needing 80 stitches to a deep gash on his face.

  • Azam Khan

    English medium schools make education ludicrous: Azam

    Rampur (UP): Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has said that English medium schools make education “ludicrous” and that they have been “exploiting and looting” the parents of poor students by charging exorbitant fees. “They have been exploiting and looting the poor guardians of students. Then they dump the money in gunny bags and take them home,” Khan said yesterday while inaugurating an educational body at Pather Khera here. “English medium schools make education just ludicrous,” he

  • Parkash Singh Badal

    Parkash Singh Badal seeks Rs 10,000 per acre compensation

    Chandigarh : Concerned over the “major losses” caused to crops due to recent rains in the region, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for upward revision of the compensation to the affected farmers at a rate of Rs 10,000 per acre. In separate letters to the Prime Minister and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Badal apprised them of the agony and pain of a

  • Vasundhara Raje

    Vasundhara Raje to present annual budget tomorrow

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is also holding Finance Ministry, will present the annual budget of the state for the fiscal year 2015-16 tomorrow.Chief Minister Raje will make presentation of the budget for FY 2015-16 in the House tomorrow at 1100 hrs, Chief Whip K L Gurjar told. When asked will Raje be able to present the budget as she was down with fever today, Gurjar said, “The God will keep her

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar to lead JD(U) fast on land acquisition bill on Mar 14

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will lead JD(U) leaders and workers while observing a 24-hour fast in the state on March 14 protesting against the land acquisition bill and other policies of the NDA government at the Centre. The JD(U) has decided to observe 24-hour fast on March 14next to protest against the NDA government’s land acquisition bill and other policies having wider ramification for the country and its people, party’s state unit

  • Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka keen on providing sites for Russian nuke reactors’

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have shown interest in giving sites for Russian atomic power reactors after protests made it impossible to have these plants at the initially-allocated site of Haripur in West Bengal, government sources have said. The positive response from the two states has come as a respite for the government which had approached Kerala and Odisha, apart from West Bengal for possible nuclear plant sites. These states had, however, expressed reluctance

  • AAP, Ashutosh

    Efforts were made to remove Kejriwal from national convener’s post

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Sunday said that efforts were made to remove Arvind Kejriwal from the national convener’s post after the party’s dismal show in the Lok Sabha polls last year. When asked to comment on his book ‘The Crown Prince, The Gladiator and The Hope’ in which he has written that Kejriwal broke down after AAP’s Lok Sabha debacle, Ashutosh said that he didn’t want the