Free Press Journal
  • Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew dies

    Singapore: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father who dominated the country’s political scene for over half a century and transformed the tiny former British colony into a thriving global trade and finance powerhouse, died today. Lee, 91, the country’s first Prime Minister, “passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital,” the government announced. He had been under intensive care for pneumonia since February 5.

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    Samsung to manufacture Galaxy S6, S6 Edge in India

    New Delhi: Samsung today launched its flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones in India, within three weeks of the global launch, as the Korean electronics giant looks to compete with rival Apple’s iPhone6. The company said it will also manufacture the sixth edition of the flagship devices at its Noida facility in the first half of the year.

  • Mirwaiz Umar farooq

    Muted Indian reaction to Pakistan invite to separatists

    The Narendra Modi government’s Kashmir policy is steeped in confusion, or so it seems. There is little else one can infer from the knee-jerk reaction of the government when it opted to break off talks with Pakistan because of their High Commissioner meeting separatist leaders from the valley and then now looking the other way when Kashmir separatist leaders have been invited to the Pakistan National Day celebrations.

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    SpiceJet gains 1 pc on settlement with Irish lessor

    Mumbai”: Shares of SpiceJet today settled with gains of over 1 per cent after the budget carrier reached an out of court settlement with its Irish lessor, pushing up its market capitalisation by Rs 12 crore. The shares of the company opened on a bullish note, then jumped 7.22 per cent to an intra-day high of Rs 23. At the end of the session, the stock closed at Rs 21.65, up 0.93 per

  • Sensex down

    Sensex drops to 9-wk low; Nifty down for 4th day as JSPL falls

    Mumbai: In choppy trading, the benchmark Sensex today ended with a loss of 69.06 points at nine-week low levels on weak European cues while the Nifty index fell 20 points led by a tumble in JSPL shares. Selling in IT, consumer durables, banking, oil&gas, capital goods weighed on the domestic markets ahead of Thursday’s expiry of monthly derivative contracts.

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    D K Ravi death case: Karnataka govt orders a CBI probe

    Bengaluru:) Facing rising public outcry and pressure from Opposition, the Siddaramaiah government today ordered a CBI probe into the mysterious death of upright IAS officer D K Ravi and asserted that it never intended to hush up the case or protect anyone. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced the decision in the Assembly, saying it was being done “respecting the feelings of Ravi’s parents and public”.

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    Cellular Jail: The Historical Indian Bastille on the Andaman Islands

    The picturesque city of Port Blair in the Andaman islands, attracts many tourists during the months of January to March. However, a trip to the Andaman islands would be incomplete without a visit to Port Blair’s monumental structure, the Cellular Jail.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Peace on border with Pakistan will be ensured: Muhammed Mufti

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said on Monday that firing from across the border was a great challenge and he would leave no stone unturned to ensure peace at the border with Pakistan.  Speaking in the state legislative council on Monday, Sayeed said there was no violation of ceasefire from across the borders in Jammu region from 2002 to 2010.

  • Rajnath Singh

    There should be debate on anti-conversion law: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Pledging full protection to minorities, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today questioned the practice of conversions and advocated a debate on the need for an anti-conversion law. He also wanted to know whether people cannot be served without indulging in conversions. “There are sometimes rumours and controversies about ‘Ghar Wapsi’ and conversions. Why should there by any conversion at all?
    “In other countries it is the minorities which ask for anti-conversion law. Here, we are only saying that

  • Digvijay Singh

    Transfer IAS officer’s death case to CBI only on merit: Digvijaya Singh

    New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should be allowed to probe the mysterious death of IAS officer D.K.Ravi only if the need arises. “I think in any case, the preliminary investigation has to be done by the state police and, only if they feel there is a need for a CBI investigation enquiry, then only the case should be transferred,” Singh told.

  • Vin Diesel, Paul Walker

    Vin Diesel wells up while honoring late Paul Walker

    Washington : Vin Diesel choked down while honoring his co-star and friend Late Paul Walker at the screening of ‘Furious 7’. The 47-year-old American actor was talking about the late ‘Fast and Furious’ star when he got emotional and couldn’t speak, TMZ.com reported. Diesel said that the movie was an homage to his friend who died in a car crash late in 2014, just after the emotional moment the crowd jumped in to show

  • Shilpa Shetty

    Seeking legal advice: Shilpa Shetty on fraud case

    Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shetty on Monday said she is consulting her legal team over allegations that a company run by her fraudulently induced a Kolkata-based company to invest Rs.9 crore.  “Crazy news! I dare this Manoj Jain 2submit proofs 2 his ridiculous claims. His 2minute Fame can’t b @ the cost of my hard earned reputation (sic),” Shilpa posted on Twitter.  “Seeking legal advice…He’s a defaulter & clearly a fraud going by

  • IS militants launch online guide for Australian jihadists

    Sydney: Islamic State (IS) militants have introduced a new online guide for Australian jihadists on how to flee the country and reach the frontline in Syria to join the terror group. According to News.com.au, the online dossier includes details of a vast online support network and how jihadists can use it to slip through security cracks. Melbourne suicide bomber Jake Bilardi, who boasted in a blog of the ease of getting to Syria and

  • Experts warn IS may be plotting World War I-style chlorine gas attacks on UK commuters

    London : According to an expert, Islamic State (IS) militants may be plotting gruesome attacks on UK commuters using chlorine gas that killed thousands of troops during the First World War. Retired head of chemical weapons for the Army and NATO Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon said that an attack like that would be “highly likely”, reported the Mirror. He warned that the attack could take place on a train or a tube or even

  • Ted Cruz

    US Republican Ted Cruz confirms 2016 presidential bid

    Washington: Republican US Senator Ted Cruz confirmed today he will run for president in 2016, the first major candidate to officially declare a bid in the next race for the White House. “I’m running for president and I hope to earn your support!” the right-wing Texas conservative said on Twitter. The 44-year-old grassroots Tea Party supporter has been Senator in Texas since 2012, and is a long-time critic of Barack Obama’s administration.

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    IAS officer Death: BJP targets Siddaramaiah, says ‘valuable time lost’

    New Delhi : A relentless and unforgiving Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused Congress Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah of wasting valuable time by delaying the decision to hand over the mysterious death case of IAS officer D.K. Ravi to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

  • Adam Milne

    Adam Milne ruled out of WC with heel injury

    Wellington : New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne was ruled out of the rest of the cricket World Cup due to a heel injury. Team management confirmed that he would not be fit to play any further in the tournament, stating that the pace bowler felt discomfort following the quarterfinal win against the West Indies and subsequently underwent an MRI scan on Sunday, Stuff.co.nz reported. Milne took the crucial wicket of West Indies swashbuckling

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift buys porn-site domains with her name

    Washington : Taylor Swift has beaten porn peddlers as she has bought two domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. The ‘Shake It Off’ singer took the decision months before it would have been open for everyone as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, allowed public figures and companies to get ahead of the game and buy any domains before anyone else, TMZ.com reported. In addition to the 21-year-old singer, Microsoft has also entered

  • Simona Halep

    Romania’s Simona Halep wins BNP Paribas Open title

    Indian Wells: Romanian tennis star Simona Halep claimed a hard-fought 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory over the former World No.1 Jelena Jankovic in BNP Paribas Open women’s singles final, giving her the biggest tennis title of her career.  World No.3 Halep, now highest-ranked Romaninan woman ever, won four of the final five games to earn the marathon victory in two hours, 37 minutes on Sunday. But both players had difficulty holding their serves