Free Press Journal
  • ABVP protest, Bihar

    ABVP shutdown hits rail, road transport in Bihar

    Patna : Road and train traffic in Bihar was hit on Monday during a shutdown called by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) to protest the police action against its members during a rally near the Bihar assembly last week. Thousands of members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s student wing took to the streets, blocked national and state highways at several places, and squatted on railway tracks, officials said. As a result, traffic

  • PDP mounts 24-hour vigil across bunds in Jammu Kashmir

    Jammu: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said boats, sandbags and a 24-hour vigil on bunds have been mounted all across the valley, following incessant rainfall which has resulted in rise in water level of Jhelum River. “We have tried to learn from the last year’s disaster and the flood control and flood management regime has been activated which is a traditional practice in Kashmir. Traditional wisdom and traditional administrative measures are been taken.

  • Manmohan Singh launches Congress party’s app-based membership drive

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Monday launched an online application -based membership drive to strengthen its base in the national capital. The membership drive was launched by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur in the presence of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ajay Makan and senior leader PC Chacko. Maken said that the drive is aimed at attracting those who truly believe in the ideology of the

  • Burdwan blast, NIA

    Burdwan blast: NIA files chargesheet in special court

    Kolkata : The National Investigation Agency on Monday filed a chargesheet in connection with the Burdwan blast case at a special court in Kolkata. Last Monday, the NIA had arrested a person from a railway station in Kolkata, suspected of carrying out militant activities and playing a role in the blast. The man is being suspected to be associated with militant organisation Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). The agency has so far arrested 18 suspected militants

  • Justin Bieber

    Justin Bieber forgets lyrics during surprise performance with Ariana Grande

    Washington : Justin Bieber forgot the lyrics of Ariana Grande and The Weeknd’s hit-song, ‘Love Me Harder’ during his surprise performance with the lady singer in Miami. The ‘Baby’ singer tried to sing Weeknd’s part in the famous song, but ended up flubbing and for this he apologised to the 21-year-old singer after their duet performance, People Magazine reported. The 21-year-old singer said that he was trying hard to memorize the lyrics backstage for

  • moody's

    India’s steps to revive gas-based plants to help banks:Moody’s

    New Delhi: Indian government’s efforts to revive the stranded gas-based power projects will benefit the banks as they have significant exposure to such plants, credit rating agency Moody’s said today. The government approved measures to revive and improve the utilisation of stranded gas-based power generation plants in the country. This is credit positive for India’s banks because they have significant credit exposure to such plants,” Moody’s said in a statement.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti Mohammad Sayeed takes stock of flood-like situation in J-K

    Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Monday took stock of flood-like situation in the state and promised to provide compensation to non-insured people in flood affected areas. “We’ll try to provide compensation to non-insured people who have been affected by the flood. I sincerely hope that the situation will further improve from today,” said Sayeed.

  • Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato flaunts toned body

    Los Angeles: Singer Demi Lovato was seen flaunting her toned up body in a bikini. The 22-year-old was held a puppy with both her hands and shared the image on Instagram, reports  The photograph showed a smiling Lovato wearing a lavender bandeau top paired with neon lime bottoms.   In February too, the “Neon lights” hitmaker shared a photograph on the social media that showcased her bikini body. She captioned: “Regardless of what

  • Michael Schumacher

    Vettel pays tribute to F1 legend Schumacher post maiden win for Ferrari

    London : Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel dedicated his maiden win for Ferrari to his childhood hero Michael Schumacher after emerging top in the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday. Vettel, who moved to Ferrari this year from Red Bull as Fernando Alonso’s replacement, won a strategic battle as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton struggled with tyres in the scorching heat. Describing Michael Schumacher as his ‘hero’, Vettel said that it had been his dream,

  • Shane Watson

    Pakistan innings was most important I played in ODIs: Shane Watson

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson today said his unbeaten knock of 64 against Pakistan in the World Cup quarter-final is the “most important innings” of his ODI career as he was plain “lucky” to survive the hostile spell from Wahab Riaz. Watson, who was not in the best of form going into the tournament, but ended up being a crucial cog in the wheel for Australia in the knockout stages as the hosts lifted their

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra wraps up ‘Quantico’ shoot

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has wrapped up shooting her debut American TV show “Quantico”. The former Miss World plays a young FBI recruit Alex Parrish on the ABC show, which also stars Jake McLaughlin, Dougray Scott and Aunjanue Ellis. “And it’s a wrap! #Quantico pilot shoot is over! Hope we get picked up! Loved played Alex Parrish! Thanks,” Priyanka, 32, posted on Twitter.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Baghdad for talks

    Baghdad: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad today for talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials. He is also due to meet President Fuad Masum, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and parliament speaker Salim al-Juburi. The UN mission in Iraq announced Ban’s arrival on Twitter but provided no details of the agenda of the talks.

  • Ehud Olmert

    Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert convicted in graft case retrial

    Tel Aviv: An Israeli court on Monday found former prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of fraud and breach of trust, two years after he was cleared in the same case. In 2012, the Jerusalem district court acquitted Olmert of charges of fraud, tax evasion and falsifying corporate records known as the Talansky and Rishon Tours affairs, the Times of Israel reported. The court said Olmert was guilty of fraud and breach of trust

  • Nuclear deal

    Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

    Lausanne: Global powers were due to gather with Iran today, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran’s nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached. US Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the team of six world powers – who hope an end to more than a decade of nuclear tensions with Iran may be in sight – for their

  • Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli has been sensational in Australia: Rahul Dravid

    Melbourne: Dismissing criticism against Virat Kohli for his early dismissal in the World Cup semifinal against Australia, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid said barring the one blip, the star batsman has been sensational Down Under. We have short memory. He did play his absolute best at the Test matches. In fact, he was sensational,” Dravid said on the sidelines of an event here. “I cannot think of an Indian batsman who had come to Australia

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi case sub-judice, no need to jump the gun: Pak envoy

    New Delhi: Pakistan today said India should “not jump the gun” as the case related to Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is “sub-judice”. India had conveyed its outrage after a court in Islamabad had earlier this month ordered release of Lashkar terrorist Lakhvi, who is responsible for 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, though he was later detained again for 30 days.

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna to collaborate with Sam Smith

    London: R&B star Rihanna says she looks forward to work with “talented” singer Sam Smith. The pair became good friends at the Grammy Awards as the ‘Umbrella’ diva was seen planting a sisterly peck on the cheek of Grammy winner Smith, 22. “He is so talented, it would be amazing to work with him. No matter how busy we are, when two artists want to work together, they make it happen. “He has such a beautiful

  • Saina Nehwal

    National badminton coach lauds Saina Nehwal’s win

    New Delhi : Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand praised Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth for their fantastic achievement at the India Open Super Series and said it was a long awaited moment. “It is a fantastic achievement. We have been waiting for it since long,” Gopichand said. “We have crowd coming in because of our players and we have great players,” he added. Earlier on Sunday, World No. 1 shuttler Saina Nehwal lifted the singles

  • Australia Vs New Zealand

    New Zealand reacts to World Cup loss: ‘You’ve done us proud’

    Wellington: The front-page headline of New Zealand’s largest newspaper reads “You’ve done us proud,” and that seems to sum up the nation’s mood after the Black Caps thrilled and inspired during eight straight World Cup victories before losing to Australia in the final. The New Zealand Herald today dedicated its first five pages exclusively to cricket coverage, including some advice on how to cope with losing.

  • Myanmar aid worker dies from convoy attack wounds

    Yangon: A Myanmar aid worker injured in an attack last month on a convoy in Shan state has died of his wounds, state media reported today, as clashes continue between the army and rebels. The unrest in the mountainous Kokang area has caused tens of thousands to flee across the frontier with China and rocked relations with Beijing as the Myanmar army launched airstrikes against the rebels.