Free Press Journal
  • Parliament, Fire, Reception

    Fire in parliament reception

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at the reception area of parliament house on Sunday afternoon, the fire service said.  The fire apparently erupted in an air-conditioning. Twelve fire tenders battled the flames and brought the fire under control quickly, a spokesman for Delhi Fire Service told.  No one was injured in the incident, the officer said. The reception area is located a little distance away from the main parliament building.

  • Viswanathan Anand

    I forget about my achievements to stay focused: Viswanathan Anand

    Mumbai: He has seen more highs than lows in an illustrious career and Indian chess wizard Viswanathan Anand says one factor that has contributed immensely to this has been his habit of “forgetting” the achievements to keep the motivation intact. The five-time world champion says he likes to set new goals frequently. The first rule for excellence is there is no room for complacence. You have always be humble and assume that there is something

  • Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza -Martina Hingis win BNP Paribas Open title

    Indian Wells (US): Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza have completed a dream first tournament together, beating Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open women’s doubles title.  The No.1 seeds, Hingis and Mirza didn’t even lose more than four games in any set all fortnight.  After cruising through the first set, they fell behind 2-4 in the second to No.2 seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. But

  • David Miller

    South Africa could become World Champions: David Miller

    Auckland: Ahead of their semi-final clash against co-hosts New Zealand, South Africa’s middle order batsman David Miller on Sunday said that they are just eight days away from clinching their maiden World Cup crown.  The Proteas are scheduled to play the co-hosts on Tuesday.  South Africa are high on confidence after winning their first ever knock-out match in their cricket World Cup history, beating Sri Lanka by nine wickets in a quarter-final

  • AB De Villiers

    Mark Waugh claims `unique` Smith is `the stand out` player along with De Villiers

    Sydney: Former Australian batsman and current team selector Mark Waugh has lauded talented batsman Steven Smith, claiming that he is the stand out player along with South African ace batsman AB de Villiers, but insisting that he has a unique style of his own. Smith has risen to stardom since scoring a scintillating 73 not out in an ODI against South Africa at Manuka Oval on November 19. Across Test and ODI cricket,

  • Salman Khurshid, Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi should admit if he is not strong: Salman Khurshid

    New Delhi: Congress leader Salman Khurshid today attacked the Narendra Modi government over the recent communal incidents in the country saying the Prime Minister should either admit to not being strong enough to stop it or being complicit. Khurshid, who has just released his latest book, ‘At Home in India – The Muslim Saga’ – said the minorities don’t have to fear but have to be “vigilant” under the Modi government. Noting that Modi has

  • Para-athletes face official apathy, Ministry seeks report

    New Delhi: In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in the 15th National Para-Athletics Championships have been put up at unfurnished and unhygienic accommodations, prompting the Sports Ministry to seek a report from the organisers. The athletes participating in the National Para-Athletics Championships were in for a shock when they reached here only to be handed messy and unkempt rooms at a building in Ghaziabad.

  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test jersey fetches Rs 6 lakhs

    Jodhpur: A special jersey which batting great Sachin Tendulkar donned for his farewell 200th Test has fetched a whopping Rs 6 lakhs during a gala auction hosted by Christie’s at the imposing Umaid Bhawan Palace here. Shiv Raj Singh, son of the host of the second edition of the Jodhpur One World Retreat, the erstwhile ruler of Jodhpur Gaj Singh II, bid for this jersey last night. Tendulkar had retired from international cricket after playing his 200th

  • Mexican wrestler killed by kick in the ring

    Mexico City: A Mexican professional wrestler has died after receiving a flying kick during a match in Tijuana. Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, 35, lay unconscious after suffering too severe a kick from fellow wrestler Oscar Gutierrez on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Ramirez was popular in the Lucha libre (free wrestling) competition in Mexico.  The match continued for almost two minutes before others realised that Ramirez was seriously injured. He was taken to the hospital and

  • Mass Copying, Bihar

    Mass copying and cheating are Bihar’s shame

    Patna: The Patna High Court’s reprimand of Bihar Education Minister P.K. Shahi for his statement that freeing Board examinations of cheating was impossible in the State without support from society is apt and timely. In fact it is debatable if a mere reprimand would do. The court could well have told the Chief Minister to drop the Minister or at least remove him from this portfolio for such a shocking statement of

  • Misbah-ul-Haq

    Misbah warns young Pak players to work hard in order to meet international standards

    Karachi : Pakistan’s departing skipper Misbah-ul Haq has warned the young crop of the nation’s players that they are not up to par with the international standards and has called on them to work hard if they want to reach that level. Pakistan would now be pinning their hopes on the next generation of cricketers after their World Cup campaign ended with a quarterfinal defeat to Australia. The 1992 champions lost their first

  • Ireland retain Six Nations rugby title as England fall short of 26-point winning margin against France

    London : Ireland have retained their Six Nations Championship title after winning on points difference against England, as the latter fell agonizingly short of the 26-point winning margin they needed to beat France 55-35 in their rugby encounter. The day started with Wales annihilating Italy 61-20 in Rome, which left Ireland needing a huge win and their 40-10 demolition of Scotland was enough to both pass Wales and set a target just beyond

  • Hazlewood believes Oz hold slight edge over India ahead of WC semis

    Johannesburg : Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood believes that his team’s recent tri-series win against India will give them a psychological advantage over the defending champions when they take on each other in the second World Cup semifinal in Sydney on Thursday. India had an arduous tour of Australia, where they failed to win a single match in the Test and subsequent one-day tri-series.

  • Harry Kane scores first hat-trick to help Spurs beat Leicester 4-3 in PL tie

    London : Tottenham Hotspur got their challenge for a top-four Premier League finish back on track with a hard-fought 4-3 win over Leicester, thanks to forward Harry Kane’s first league hat-trick. After Hugo Lloris was carried off, Kane slotted home in the sixth minute then added another in the 13th minute with a deflected shot as Tottenham went 2-0 up. However, Leicester drew level with a goal either side of the half time

  • Van Gaal hints could extend Man U contract by five more years before finally ending managerial career

    London : Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal has claimed that although his stint at the Old Trafford outfit would be his last job, there could still be five years to go before he finally brings the curtains down on his illustrious managerial career. The Dutchman dropped a strong hint that he is open to discussions over extending his three-year contract at United. He said that he can confirm this would

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B Amitabh Bachchan hopes to meet fans in Egypt

    Jodhpur: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is eagerly awaiting his visit to Egypt for the India By The Nile Festival 2015 and hopes to reach out to his fans during his stay. The 72-year-old will inaugurate the India By The Nile Festival 2015, featuring contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, visual art, film, food and literature. He will be the guest of honour at the event, where his 1977 hit Bollywood action comedy “Amar Akbar

  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga serves as bridesmaid at best friend’s wedding

    Los Angeles: Newly engaged singer Lady Gaga served as a bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding in New Orleans. The 28-year-old entertainer, who will star in the upcoming season of “American Horror Story”, wore a floor-length violet dress to the Big Easy nuptials. She wore minimal makeup and kept her blonde locks down, reported Us magazine. “Watching your best friend get married, these are the specialist times in my life. Seeing happiness in the lives of all

  • Sunny Leone

    Sunny Leone was only choice for Leela: Bobby Khan

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Bobby Khan, who has roped in Sunny Leone for his film “Ek Paheli Leela”, says she was best suited for the role and he’s confident about her work in the movie.  “I had the script of the movie for 12 years. It’s a very special film for me. For me, Sunny is the only Leela and was the only choice for this film. She has done a fabulous job in

  • Hunterrr

    Sai Tamhankar ‘overwhelmed’ with Hunterrr’s response

    Mumbai: Marathi actress Sai Tamhankar is happy that her full-fledged Bollywood debut “Hunterrr” is getting positive response. Sai, 28, was seen less during promotion of the film as she was busy with her Marathi project.  “Sorry I’m shooting and have no access to the net. I am overwhelmed with your response after watching ‘Hunterrr’.Thank you and love you,” she tweeted. In the Harshvardhan Kulkarni-directed film, which released last Friday, Sai played a Marathi housewife who gets

  • Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian dumps blonde for brunette look

    Washington : Kim Kardashian seemed to have been bored with her newly dyed blond hair, since she was recently seen with a brunette look. The 34-year old star posted her new picture on Instagram, in which she could be seen in her dark long tresses with photographer, Ellen von Unwerth, E! Online reported. Kardashian wrote along with the picture that she has been with amazing von Unwerth and couldn’t wait to show her new