Free Press Journal
  • Alonso to undergo tests ahead of Malaysian GP to confirm recovery from concussion

    London:: McLaren racer Fernando Alonso would undergo tests to establish whether he has recovered from concussion before he flies to Malaysia for the Grand Prix on March 29, having missed the season’s first race in Australia on March 15 after a crash during pre-season testing.

  • World No 1 at stake as Saina gears up for India Super Series

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain’s Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the Yonex Sunrise India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers here tomorrow. For years, Saina has been hoping to become the first Indian woman shuttler to reach the numero uno status and that dream will be

  • China-Pak friendship will be a shining example: official

    Beijing: Terming Pakistan an “all weather” friend, China today said their ties will be a “shining example” for other neighbouring countries even as Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was expected to visit Islamabad for the National Day parade, gave it a miss. “China congratulates Pakistan for its military parade. We hope for full success of the parade,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.

  • 40 arrested for lynching 2 in Pakistan

    Lahore: Around 40 Christians have been arrested for allegedly being part of a mob that lynched two men after Taliban suicide attacks on two churches here in Pakistan’s biggest Christian colony that killed 17 people. Confirming the arrests, senior investigation officer Rana Ayaz Saleem said: “We have launched a crackdown in the wee hours on Sunday and arrested around 40 suspects involved in the lynching of two innocent youngsters.”

  • Only 20 pc Indians have access to Internet: study

    Washington: Only 20 per cent in India have access to the internet at least occasionally while a mere 14 per cent own a smartphone, a new study conducted across 32 emerging and developing nations has found. The study by The Pew Research Center also found that 65 per cent of internet users in India said they use social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter while 55 per cent have used the internet

  • Please don’t equate food with religion: Rishi Kapoor reiterates

    Mumbai: He is facing what he calls “nonsense” for his comment on the beef ban in Maharashtra. But veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who says he doesn’t eat beef in India, is undeterred in reiterating that food and religion must not be equated.

  • Bob Hewitt

    Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt guilty of raping girls in S.Africa

    Johannesburg: Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty Monday in South Africa of raping and assaulting young girls whom he was coaching in the early 1980s. Hewitt, 75, had pleaded not guilty to the two charges of rape and one of indecent assault, which were brought against him by three women in 2013.

  • Bella Thorne, Brandon Lee

    Bella Thorne, Brandon Lee dating?

    Los Angeles:  Actress Bella Thorne is reportedly dating Pamela Anderson’s son Brandon Lee. The 17-year-old has been spending a lot of time with Lee over the past few weeks and it seems the pair are keen to take their friendship to the next level.

  • Mila Kunis, Aston Kutcher

    Mila Kunis admits being Mrs. Kutcher

    Los Angeles: During a chat show, actress Mila Kunis finally admitted that she and Ashton Kutcher are married. The truth finally came out when the star appeared on James Corden’s new American chat show. Corden wheedled out the answer when he pressed her to show the audience her wedding ring, reports

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Will revoke AFSPA after taking Army on board: Mufti Sayeed

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today said his government will proceed with phased removal of AFSPA after consulting the Army as they have aired their apprehension over it. Mufti said that he cannot scrap AFSPA, which gives immunity from prosecution to the armed forces, in “one go” but assured that it will be removed gradually. “Some areas will be de-notified from Disturbed Areas Act. By gradual process… I cannot

  • Rajnath Singh

    Minorities’ patriotism beyond reproach: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: The patriotism of religious minorities in India cannot be questioned, Home Minister Rajnath Singh declared on Monday, and stated that only the Narendra Modi government can ensure their security.

  • Give compensation to victims of snow avalanche: J-K Opposition

    Jammu: Opposition MLAs in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today demanded compensation for the victims of snow avalanche in Banihal and accused Speaker Kavinder Gupta of trying to muzzle the voice of dissent. “You cannot muzzle the voice of opposition,” senior National Conference leader and party MLA Ali Mohammed Sagar said after the Speaker asked not to create disturbance in the House.

  • 10 civilians killed, 89 injured in firing by Pak along IB

    Jammu: Ten civilians lost their lives while 89 others were injured in firing and shelling by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Jammu region between January 2014 and February this year. Replying to a question Minister for Horticulture, Haj and Aquaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly that 10 civilians have lost their lives and 89 were injured in Arnia, RS Pura, Hira Nagar and Savjian in firing and

  • venkaiah naidu

    Land Acquisition Bill: Naidu calls for a national debate

    Hyderabad: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today asserted the Land Bill proposed by the NDA government is pro-farmer and will reduce poverty, even as he favoured a national debate on the legislation. “The proposed Land Bill is equally important to lift the farmers and rural areas to a new level of sharing the fruits of development. Our intention is to see that farmers benefit, their children get employment,” he told reporters here.

  • Narendra Modi

    Coal scam much bigger than it was thought: PM

    Hussainiwala (Punjab): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the coal blocks allocation scam during the tenure of the previous UPA government at the centre was much bigger than the figure of Rs 1.76 lakh crore pointed out by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report.

  • AAP demands speedy probe in Navi Mumbai church attack

    Mumbai: Condemning the attack on a church in Navi Mumbai, the Aam Aadmi Party today said it seems to be a deliberate attempt to vitiate the social atmosphere and polarise society on communal lines. A team of local AAP activists submitted a letter of complaint to the Khandeshwar police and demanded a time-bound probe into the attack. The team also visited the church and met the local church authorities and the parish community

  • Uproar in Maha Council over ST status for Dhangar community

    Mumbai: Uproarious scenes were witnessed in the Maharashtra Legislative Council today with the NCP members storming into the well of the House to demand a discussion on the issue of Scheduled Tribe status to Dhangar community. The House was adjourned four times amid the ruckus, first for 20 minutes, then twice for 10 minutes each and later for 15 minutes.

  • Gutka sale to be non-bailable offence in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today said that those involved in the sale of gutka would be booked under non-bailable sections regarding the offence. The manufacture and sale of gutka is banned in Maharashtra, but it is not implemented effectively as there are no such restrictions in neighbouring states due to which the tobacco-laced chewing products are smuggled in.