Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi, Maithripala Sirisena

    ‘Trust and friendship of Sri Lanka means a great deal to us’: Narendra Modi

    Colombo : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the trust, confidence and friendship of Sri Lanka means a great deal to India, adding that he was grateful for the friendship shown to him during his visit to the island nation. “In South Asia, we all tend to be emotional about friendship. So, we are grateful for the friendship you have shown us. The trust, confidence and friendship of Sri Lanka mean a great

  • Five killed in car-truck collision on Karnal highway

    Karnal (Haryana) : Three men and two women were killed on Saturday in a car-truck collision on the highway linking Chandigarh to Ghanaur. One man and one woman have survived. “There were seven patients, out of which four died on the spot. Three were brought to the hospital for treatment of which two have survived. They were the students of Sonipat and Himachal Pradesh,” said Dr. Munish, Karnal trauma centre.

  • Giedo van der Garde

    Van der Garde drops court action, steps aside for Australian GP

    Melbourne: Formula 1 driver Giedo van der Garde dropped his contempt of court action against his team Sauber on Saturday, allowing the Swiss team to compete in this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix here.  The 29-year-old Dutch announced he would step aside for Sauber’s other contracted drivers Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr after immediate concerns were resolved during intense discussions on Friday night, reports Xinhua.

  • Fluminense eye sale of Gerson

    Rio de Janeiro: Fluminense admitted that Juventus-target Gerson could be sold by the end of the year for financial reasons. The Brazilian football club has already rejected a seven million-euro bid for Gerson, who has also been linked to Manchester City, reports Xinhua. Another player on the radar of European clubs is 19-year-old striker Kenedy, a reported target of Barcelona and Manchester United. “There are clubs looking at them and we’ve received a

  • Tiger Woods to skip Arnold Palmer Invitational

    Los Angeles: Tiger Woods said Friday he won’t play in next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational as he continues to work on his game in the hope of being ready for the Masters. The 14-time major champion, chasing Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major titles, has plummeted to 79th in the world rankings after suffering a series of injuries and a severe slump in form. In February 11 he used his website to announce he

  • Stray incidents of stone throwing reported, driver injured

    Thiruvananthapuram: Stray incidents of stone throwing on some state transport corporation buses have been reported from some parts of Kerala as the dawn to dusk hartal called by Left Democratic Front in protest against violence in the assembly against the opposition MLAs began this morning. KSRTC buses have stopped operating services after stone throwing incidents were reported at Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam, police said.

  • Machil encounter

    Machil encounter: Life sentence executable after confirmation

    Srinagar: The Indian Army said on Saturday the life sentence awarded to another soldier who had been exonerated in the Machil fake encounter case will be executable only after it is confirmed by the GOC-n-C northern command.  “The life sentence awarded by general court martial will only become executable once the same is confirmed by GOC-n-C northern command…,” a senior army officer told.  “The file has been sent for confirmation to the

  • Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks thanks good stranger for returning lost credit card

    Washington : Tom Hanks has found his missing credit card, thanks to a good hearted stranger. The Oscar winning star, 58, who had lost his card in New York City, took to Twitter to thank the genuine man, writing “A guy named Tony found my credit card on the street in NYC and returned it! Tony! You make this city even greater! Thanx. HANX,” E! Online reported. The ‘Cast Away’ actor had only lost

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna to become new face for Dior

    Los Angeles:  R&B star Rihanna has been named the new face of elite French fashion house Dior. The 27-year-old ‘Diamonds’ hitmaker is expected to star in the latest video and print ad of Secret Garden campaign for the famous brand, reported Women’s Wear Daily. he new video and print ad featuring Rihanna is reportedly been filmed this week in Versailles, Paris by photographer Steven Klein. They are scheduled to debut this spring. It will allegedly mark the

  • David Cameron

    Mahatma Gandhi’s statue to be unveiled outside UK Parliament

    New Delhi : Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s nine-foot long bronze statue will be unveiled outside the UK Parliament today by British Prime Minister David Cameron and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who met Jaitley yesterday, said the statue will be monument to his country’s close ties with India. “Gandhi statue will be monument to our close ties and contribution of UK Indian community. A father of

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama says he doesn’t call Kanye West on his home phone number

    Melbourne : US President Barack Obama has denied that he has Kanye West’s home phone number and he calls the rapper.  Obama, who has previously referred to West as “a jackass”, told Jimmy Kimmel that he had met the 37-year-old rapper twice, reported. The 53-year-old President continued that the first time was when West was a senator and he was with his mother and he had just gotten big.

  • Brendan Taylor

    Brendan Taylor shines on farewell as Zimbabwe score 287

    Auckland: Brendan Taylor played the innings of his life in his final ODI for Zimbabwe as his 138 helped the team manage 287 all out in 48.5 overs against defending champions India in the final pool B league encounter of the cricket World Cup, here today. The total was highest by any country against India in the current edition surpassing Ireland’s 259 in the previous game. Taking the Indian bowlers by the sword after being

  • Zimbabwe, India

    Zimbabwe post 287 all out against India

    Auckland: Put into bat, Zimbabwe posted 287 all out against India in their last pool B ODI match of the ICC Cricket World Cup at Eden Park, here today.

  • Maoist Killed

    Maoist operative killed during encounter in Jharkhand

    Lohardaga/Gumla (Jharkhand) : A Maoist operative was killed during an encounter with security forces in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga on Friday. Heavy arms and ammunition were recovered during the search operation, initiated by the state police, after the encounter. “This morning, at around 7.30 a.m. the encounter took place and both sides resorted to heavy firing. We are conducting searches in that area. We have recovered a dead body of a Maoist and we have also

  • Mohamed Nasheed, Maldives

    India’s “deep concern” over Mohamed Nasheed jail term in Maldives

    New Delhi: India today voiced “deep concern”over the developments in the Maldives, a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court of that country under anti-terror laws. “We are deeply concerned over the developments in the Maldives. We are monitoring the situation there”, said the Spokesman of External Affairs Ministry.  In a court hearing late on Friday night, Nasheed, the country’s first democratically elected leader who was

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘Looking forward to a wonderful day’ : says Narendra Modi

    Colombo (Sri Lanka) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is travelling to Anuradhapura, Talaimannar and Jaffna in Sri Lanka today, said he was looking forward to a wonderful day. “Leaving for Anuradhapura. Will also travel to Talaimannar and Jaffna today. Looking forward to a wonderful day,” Narendra Modi tweeted. Prime Minister Modi will visit Sri Lanka`s Tamil heartland Jaffna, a Buddhist temple in Anuradhapura and north-western town of Talaimannar today. He will be the first

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar to observe day long fast against Land Acquisition Bill

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will sit on a day long fast in state capital Patna on Saturday to register his party’s protest against the Land Acquisition Bill. As per reports, state Janata Dal (United) chief Basistha Narayan Singh and other party leaders would also observe a fast along with Nitish. The hunger protest will take part at the party headquarters. Earlier this week, the Lok Sabha passed the Land Acquisition Bill of

  • HC rider on night life: Ensure women’s safety

    Mumbai :  The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Maharashtra government not to implement its proposed policy to revive the city’s nightlife – which will allow restaurants and bars to remain open 24/7 — until adequate measures are taken to ensure the safety of women.

  • Pakistan does a Masrat on Lakhvi

    New Delhi :  The External Affairs Ministry on Friday summoned Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit to register India’s “strong protest” against the Islamabad High Court’s order earlier in the day to set free Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi from jail.