Free Press Journal
  • Manohar Parrikar

    Rafale deal an ‘extremely positive decision’ by Narendra Modi: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “extremely positive decision” to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets during his trip to France, saying a deal of such magnitude had not been signed for the last 17 years.  He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a book release function here.

  • Ebola

    New study points to potential Ebola drug target

    Washington: Interfering with the replication of the Ebola virus can stop it in its tracks, opening the door to potential treatments for the deadly disease, scientists say. Scientists have found that a protein made by the virus plays a role similar to that of a coat-check attendant.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    DTC marshals issue: Kejriwal lampooned by Aam Aadmi Party Sena

    New Delhi : Activists of the Aam Aadmi Party Sena (AAPS) staged a protest in the national capital on Saturday against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his government. Wearing white “Gandhi Topis (caps) with AAPS written in red, the placard carrying protesters lampooned Kejriwal and his administration for not fulfilling the promise of deploying marshals to protect and ensure the safety of women in buses run by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

  • Apurvi Chandela

    Apurvi Chandela qualifies for Rio Olympics

    New Delhi: Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela today qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after clinching a 10m air rifle bronze in the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) in Changwon, Korea. After qualifying fifth for the final round, Chandela shot a score of 185.6 to finish third in an eight-strong list, from which the top six made the cut for the Olympics. She thus became the second Indian marksman after pistol shooter Jitu Rai to

  • Richie Benaud

    Michael Clarke says ultimate gentleman Benaud loved watching Oz win

    Sydney : Australia’s Test team skipper Michael Clarke has dubbed former cricketer and legendary broadcaster Richie Benaud as the ultimate gentleman and revealed that the late commentator loved seeing Australia win, but more importantly he wanted the game played the right way.

  • Delhi Daredevils

    Delhi Daredevils hope to get lucky on home turf vs RR

    New Delhi: Hoping to end their 10-match losing streak in the IPL cricket tournament, Delhi Daredevils will look to turn their fortunes around on home turf when they take on an upbeat Rajasthan Royals at the Feroz Shah Kotla here tomorrow.

  • Jordan Spieth

    Tiger Woods esque Jordan Spieth rewrites Masters record book

    Augusta (United States): Jordan Spieth completed the greatest 36-hole start in Masters history, firing a six-under par 66 at Augusta National that matched him for the lowest halfway total in any major. The 21-year-old American stood on 14-under 130 after two rounds, a bogey-free Friday giving Spieth a Masters midpoint record-matching five-stroke lead over compatriot Charley Hoffman.

  • Mumbai Indians

    Mumbai Indians take on Kings XI Punjab in battle of first-game losers

    Mumbai: Former champions Mumbai Indians take on last year’s runners-up Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium in an IPL match here tomorrow in a game that promises plenty of action while offering a chance for both teams to get into winning ways after losses in their lung-openers.

  • 1984 anti Sikh riot

    1984 anti Sikh riots: AAP members organise cycle rally

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members on Saturday held a cycle rally to protest against delayed justice for victims of the 1984 Sikh riots. The rally was flagged off by Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Harinder Singh Khalsa, and led by senior Delhi High Court advocate H.S. Phoolka.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Anirban Lahiri rides a roller-coaster before making cut at Masters

    Augusta (Georgia): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri rode a roller-coaster before finally making the cut on his first appearance at the Masters here today. The 27-year-old current Asia number one, who shot one-under 71 on the first day seemed to be sitting pretty before the day began but soon ran into trouble. Anirban became the second Indian after Jeev Milkha Singh (in 2007 and 2008) to make the cut at the Masters.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Devendra Fadnavis welcomes proposed India-France Jaitapur power plant deal

    Amravati : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said India is in dire need of clean energy, and thus, the deal struck by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the French government is a welcome move. “India is in dire need of nuclear protection and nuclear energy. Everyone knows the stage at which the Jaitapur nuclear power project has reached. Commenting on these issues based on speculation is wrong. The Prime Minister is

  • Indian sentenced in US to 6 years in prison for fraud 

    New York: An Indian-origin man has been sentenced to upto six years in prison for defrauding start-ups in the US by convincing them to hire him as consultant basedon stolen identities and false claims of knowing millionaire capitalists including the founding members of Facebook. Arun Ganguly, 38, was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday after he pleaded guilty in the New York State Supreme Court to fraud charges.

  • 5 injured in car bomb explosion on Thai tourist island

    Bangkok: Five persons, including an Italian girl, were injured in a car bomb explosion in a mall in the popular tourist island of Samui, officials said today. The bomb, reportedly hidden in a vehicle parked at the Central Samui Department store in Surat Thani province, exploded late last night.

  • IS executes its top four commanders

    Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has executed four of its senior commanders in Iraq’s northern province of Salahuddin on the ground that they had fled during clashes with Iraqi government forces.  A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the terrorist group’s leader, Ibrahim al-Samarrai alias Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ordered the execution of the IS top-brass by a firing squad on the outskirts of the city of Shirqat, located

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    Militants kill 20 labourers in Pak’s Balochistan province

    Islamabad: At least 20 ethnic Punjabi and Sindhi labourers were killed today by unidentified militants who attacked their camp in a remote area of Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Balochistan. The labourers, working on a bridge at Sohrab Dam in Gagdan area of Turbat, were sleeping in their camp when gunmen attacked them, police officer Imran Qureshi said.

  • Mevlut Cavusoglu

    Turkey issues travel ban on foreign fighters

    Ankara: Turkish authorities have issued a travel ban on over 12,000 foreign fighters who aim to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday said Turkish intelligence authorities selected most of the fighters based on their information and not the fighters’ source country, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Malala Yousafzai

    Asteroid named after Malala Yousafzai

    Karachi : An asteroid has been named after the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai, the Malala Fund announced through its blog. According to Dawn News, an astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Amy Mainzer named Asteroid 316201 after Malala. Mainzer said that it was an honour to name an asteroid after Malala as very few asteroids were named to honour the contribution of women. The asteroid lies in

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi to pay homage to martyred WW-I Indian soldiers in France

    Paris : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to pay homage to thousands of Indian soldiers killed during World War-I at a memorial in the French city of Lille on Saturday. Apart from the visit to the memorial, the Prime Minister will also visit the southern French city of Toulouse to see the Airbus facility and discuss ways of further cooperation, including in transfer of technology and investments.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi to pay homage to martyred WW-I Indian soldiers in France

    Paris : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to pay homage to thousands of Indian soldiers killed during World War-I at a memorial in the French city of Lille on Saturday. Apart from the visit to the memorial, the Prime Minister will also visit the southern French city of Toulouse to see the Airbus facility and discuss ways of further cooperation, including in transfer of technology and investments.

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    Surprised, disappointed at Lakhvi release: Israel

    New Delhi: Israel said it is “surprised and disappointed” at the release of 26/11 terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and termed it a “setback for the international efforts in the war against terror in which India and Israel are close partners”.  Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon in a statement said: “Israel is surprised and disappointed by the release of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the Mumbai attack in which as part