Free Press Journal
  • Rory McIlroy

    McIlroy seven shots adrift of leader Spieth post opening round of 79th at Augusta

    London : Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy was seven shots adrift of leader Jordan Spieth following the opening round of the 79th Masters at Augusta. McIlroy, who is aiming to become only the sixth man to win all four majors, made a solid start to the tournament with a battling one-under-par 71, but Spieth, who finished joint runner up to Bubba Watson at last year’s Masters, carded nine birdies to open a

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    Pluralistic character of nation should not be weakened: Pranab Mukherjee

    Aizawl: Denouncing attacks on youths from the North East in the national capital, President Pranab Mukherjee today said the pluralistic character of the nation should not be weakened by such “unacceptable events”. Speaking at the 10th convocation of Mizoram University, he said both the Central government and Delhi administration have taken firm action by not only apprehending and punishing the accused but also putting in place measures to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

  • SC rejects plea of ex-UP Min seeking quashing of FIR agnst him

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of Rangnath Mishra, who was a minister in the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, seeking quashing of an FIR registered against him for possessing assets more than his known sources of income. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the plea of Mishra, who is facing prosecution under various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly possession assets disproportionate to his known sources

  • Bus accident

    13 killed, 30 injured in Burdwan bus accident

    Burdwan: Thirteen people were killed and at least 30 passengers injured when a bus overturned on the Burdwan-Katwa road, near here today. The mishap occurred when the bus driver, while trying to overtake two other buses, lost control of the vehicle, at Dewandighi area, about two km from Burdwan town, police said.

  • M Karunanidhi

    DMK announces cash relief of Rs one lakh to next of kin

    Chennai: DMK today announced a cash relief of Rs one lakh to the families of 20 woodcutters, alleged to be red sanders smugglers, who were gunned down in Andhra Pradesh on April 7. Party chief M Karunanidhi said the sum will be handed over to the families by the party’s respective district secretaries and other senior leaders. In a statement, he also said the state government’s relief of Rs three lakh to the victim’s next of kin was

  • Hockey

    In Australia, India face toughest challenge in Azlan Shah Cup

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here tomorrow.

  • Y S Jaganmohan Reddy

    Cases on investments involving Jagan’s firms posted to Jun 10

    Hyderabad: A special CBI court here today posted the cases of alleged quid pro quo investments involving the firms of YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, to June 10. Jagan, a legislator from Pulivendula Assembly seat and Leader of Opposition in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, appeared before the court in connection with different aspects of the cases. Former minister Sabitha Indra Reddy and ICC chairman N Srinivasan also appeared before the court in connection withone of the

  • Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose

    Congress downplays IB report, claims Nehru and Bose shared ‘personal rapport’

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Friday downplayed the alleged Intelligence Bureau declassified report which states that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru had ordered a surveillance on freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose’s family, adding that the two leaders had shared an ‘excellent personal rapport’.

  • John Kerry

    John Kerry, Cuban minister see ‘progress’ in historic talks

    Panama City: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Cuba’s foreign minister made progress as they held historic talks to restore diplomatic ties, a US official said before their presidents attend a landmark summit. Kerry and Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez met in Panama City last evening on the eve of the Summit of the Americas, the first meeting of this level since 1958, one year before Fidel Castro’s revolution.

  • Nicolas Maduro

    Venezuela collects over 10 mn signatures against US decree

    Caracas: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he has received over 10 million signatures against a US decree that labels the South American country a national security threat.  On March 9, Obama signed a decree stating “the situation in Venezuela… constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the US, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with the threat”.

  • Fear haunts video maker of white cop killing black man

    Washington: Amidst nationwide outrage over a white cop in South Carolina shooting dead an unarmed black man running away, the man who took the video of the horrific incident says he is now afraid. Feidin Santana, who took the video of North Charleston police officer Michael Slager shooting Walter Scott Saturday, told the State newspaper Thursday he wasn’t fearful at first but later became afraid just after the horrific sight unfolded before him.

  • Barack Obama

    US concerned over China using muscle in disputed South China Sea

    London : U.S. President Barack Obama has voiced concerns over China using “sheer size and muscle” to intimidate smaller nations in the row over the South China Sea. The statement came as focus intensified on Beijing’s construction of artificial islands in disputed areas of the sea, reported the BBC.

  • Joe Biden

    Biden says fight against IS brought Iraqi leaders together

    Johannesburg : United States Vice President Joe Biden has said that the fight against the militant group Islamic State (IS) brought Iraqi leaders together. According to News24, Biden, in an address to the National Defence University, gave an upbeat assessment of Iraq’s progress against the Sunni group. Biden said that there was still a long fight ahead against IS militants. He praised Iraqi leaders from Sunni, Shi’ite and Kurdish groups for pulling together to form

  • Ghulam Rasool Kar

    Congress leader Ghulam Rasool Kar dies of prolonged illness

    Srinagar: Veteran Congress leader and member of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Ghulam Rasool Kar died after a prolonged illness here today. He was 96. He breathed his last at SKIMS hospital here at 3.00 am after brief illness, the family of the veteran leader said.

  • Milky way

    Astronomers create movie of Milky Way’s life from youth to middle age

    Washington : Astronomers recently provided the details of unprecedented life story of Milky Way galaxy evolution through a movie by studying how galaxies like our own formed. The most comprehensive multi-observatory galaxy surveys to date led by Texas AandM University’s Casey Papovich, astronomers have come up with the next best thing, the evolution of the Milky Way in pictures, pieced together using data from NASA and European Space Agency space telescopes and ground-based

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton may announce presidential campaign on Sunday

    Washington: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to make an official announcement of her 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, media reported.  According to an official, she is likely to make the announcement via video footage and social media as she kicks off her long-expected second shot at the presidential run-off, New York Daily News reported.

  • Acidic Oceans

    Acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252m years ago

    Washington : A new study has revealed that acidic oceans triggered greatest extinction of all time 252 million-years-ago, which wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land. It happened when Earth’s oceans absorbed huge amounts of carbon dioxide from volcanic eruptions. This changed the chemical composition of the oceans, making them more acidic, with catastrophic consequences for life on Earth.

  • CSK, Ashish Nehra

    It was tough to defend 150 against Delhi: Ashish Nehra

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings pacer Ashish Nehra said defending a 150-run score against Delhi Daredevils was a tough ask but he is glad to have played a crucial role in his team’s one-run triumph in an IPL match here. It is always good to finish on the winning note,

  • Yoga

    Now, orgasmic meditation to make sex more pleasurable for women

    London : Ladies! There’s a new technique called orgasmic meditation (OM) which claims to make you happy between the sheets. The wellness practice, which costs 249 pounds, focuses solely on the female orgasm and claims to help couples connect better with each other, the Daily Star reported. The intimate classes, which are designed to intensify the female orgasm to explosive measures, can be taken both privately or in a group where an OM instructor