Free Press Journal
  • Physical assault

    Women likelier victims of physical assault in developed countries

    Washington : It turns out that women are more likely to be the victims of physical assault in developed countries, claims a new study. West Virginia University sociology professor Rachel E. Stein used data from the International Crime Victimization Survey from 45 countries, and found that that women in developed countries, like the United States, were actually more likely to be physically assaulted than those in developing countries.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton has shed her prejudice for Narendra Modi

    New Delhi:  Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she would be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidential election for 2016 confirms what had been speculated for long.  A day before her formal announcement President Barack Obama had endorsed her in strong, glowing terms.

  • Louis van Gaal

    Van Gaal says Man U must try to finish above Man City in PL this season

    London : Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal has said that his team must try to finish above neighbors Manchester City this Premier League season, after the Old Trafford outfit beat Manuel Pellegrini’s men 4-2 in Sunday’s derby. United took a four point lead over City to secure the third spot in the Premier League after their win at home on Sunday.

  • Kevin Pieterson

    Kevin Pieterson makes use of England lifeline with sublime ton for Surrey

    London : England out-of-favour batsman Kevin Pietersen believes that he has made a promising start in his bid to make an international comeback, with slamming 170 for Surrey against Oxford MCCU. Pietersen, who won 104 Test and 136 one-day caps for England, has been out of the national squad since his central contract was cancelled 13 months ago by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following the team’s Ashes washout by Australia.

  • Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods mocked on Twitter over popping a bone back in injured wrist remarks

    Sydney : Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods has landed himself in hot water on social media as he talked about popping a bone back on his injured right hand during the final round of the Masters on Sunday. Following an errant drive at the ninth hole, Woods struck a hidden tree root while hitting his second shot off the pine straw. He screamed in pain and let the club fly out

  • Sania Mirza

    Sania becoming world number 1 is great achievement in Indian sports history

    New Delhi : All India Tennis Association (AITA) chief Anil Khanna on Monday hailed tennis ace Sania Mirza becoming the world number one in tennis doubles as one of the greatest achievements in Indian sporting history. “Sania becoming the world number one is one of the greatest achievements for any Indian woman sportsperson in the history of Indian sports. It is a matter of great achievement for any Indian sports person,” Khanna said. Sania

  • George Bailey

    We deserved to win by bigger margin: George Bailey

    Mumbai: Even while lauding Harbhajan Singh for his big hitting in their IPL cricket tournament encounter, Kings XI skipper George Bailey said his team deserved to win by a bigger margin for the way his bowlers delivered earlier in the IPL game. “One of us was going to end up with two losses (on the trot). It was nice to be on the winning side. It was beautiful striking by Bhajji but I felt we

  • Harbhajan Singh

    Losing too many early wickets made it difficult: Harbhajan Singh

    Mumbai: After his stellar all-round  performance against Kings XI Punjab went in vain, senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh attributed Mumbai Indian’s 18-run loss to top-order collapse from which they found it difficult to recover. Harabhajan turned the clock back as he first bowled beautifilly to take 2/20 in 4 overs and then hit 64 off 2 balls with six huge sixes.

  • Jordan Spieth

    Jordan Spieth takes first Major with historic Masters win

    Augusta (United States): Jordan Spieth won a historic Masters triumph for the ages Sunday, deftly handling the final-round tension to hold off Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose and win his first major title by four shots.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Anirban Lahiri concludes Augusta Masters campaign at tied 49th

    Augusta (Georgia): Anirban Lahiri drew the curtains on his 2015 Augusta Masters campaign with a string of 18 pars to total four-over 292 to finish tied 49th at the world’s most famous golf tournament. The 27-year-old India pro had rounds of 71, 75, 74 and 72 in his maiden appearance at the event.

  • Narendra Modi

    Generating jobs key to harnessing India’s demographic advantage: Narendra Modi

    Hannover : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the generation of employment was essential in order to harness the demographic advantage that India offers, adding that the ‘Make in India’ initiative has been launched in order to meet the objective. “Generating jobs for India’s youthful population is a key to harnessing India’s demographic advantage. This can be achieved only when we significantly and quickly ramp up our manufacturing capabilities. To meet

  • Narendra Modi

    Aim to completely eliminate poverty and propel Indians into life of purpose

    Hannover : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently in Germany for the second leg of his three-nation tour, said that his government aims to completely eliminate poverty from the country and propel Indians into a life of purpose and dignity within a generation, adding that it views development as an ‘article of faith’.

  • 14 killed in 2 separate attacks claimed by IS affiliates in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

    London : At least 14 people have been killed in two separate terrorist attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, security forces said. According to the BBC, an explosion outside a police station in El-Arish killed eight people and injured 45 others. Another bomb attack on an armoured vehicle near the northern town of Sheikh Zuweid killed six soldiers and injured two.

  • Narendra Modi

    Make in India needs new infrastructure: Narendra Modi

    Hannover: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that “Make in India” requires urgent creation of new infrastructure. “Our strategy for ‘Make in India’ requires urgent creation of new infrastructure. The substantial enhancement in financing in the federal budget for highways, railways and energy is a step in this direction. Work has begun on the development of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor,” said Modi in an Op-Ed piece in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

  • Australian airport website hacked by IS

    Sydney: An Australian airport website was offline today after being taken over by pro-Islamic State hackers who published messages supporting the jihadist group. Police said hackers appeared to have targeted the web host used by the Hobart International Airport in Tasmania and not the facility itself, and no direct threats were made.

  • Narendra Modi

    We have re-energised India’s growth engine: Narendra Modi

    Hannover: India is the only emerging economy where the growth rate is rising, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said and added that “we have re-energised the Indian growth engine”.  In an Op-Ed piece in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Monday, Modi said: “We have re-energised the Indian growth engine. The credibility of our economy has been restored. India is once again poised for rapid growth and development. It is the only emerging economy

  • Trooper killed in Chhattisgarh Maoist attack

    Raipur: A trooper was killed when armed Maoists attacked a BSF camp in Chhattisgarh’s restive Bastar region, police officials said on Monday.  Officials at police headquarters said that a few insurgents tried to sneak into a Border Security Force (BSF) camp at Chhotebetiya forested area in Kanker district’s Pakhanjoor locality in the early hours of Monday.

  • Heavy rainfall

    Heavy rains in Andhra, Telangana leave 10 dead

    New Delhi : Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have witnessed heavy rains over the past 24 hours, leaving an estimated 10 people dead. The untimely rain has also destroyed hundreds of acres of crops, including paddy, mango and cotton, while strong winds have affected the power supply in the region. According to reports, the meteorological department has predicted that the rains will continue for the next two days. Further details are awaited.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex regains 29k mark, up 125 pts in early trade

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex surged over 125 points to regain the 29,000-level in early trade today, tracking improved IIP data that grew at a nine-month high of 5 per cent in February. The 30-share barometer reclaimed the 29,000-mark by rising 125.65 points, or 0.43 per cent, to 29,005.03 with capital goods, realty, consumer durables, metal, power, FMCG and oil & gas sector stocks leading the gains. It had shed 5.83 points in volatile