Free Press Journal
  • Hockey Australia (HA) and Hockey New Zealand

    Hockey federations of Australia, New Zealand sign deal

    Melbourne: Hockey Australia (HA) and Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) will put aside their traditional on-field rivalry to work together to launch a new annual contest that will pitch all four national teams into a battle of true trans-Tasman pride.  Australia’s Kookaburras and Hockeyroos and New Zealand’s men’s and women’s Black Sticks will take centre stage in the event, following the signing of a four-year agreement, the first of its kind between the

  • DGCA panel looking into norms for checking pilots’ health

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has set a committee to look into the norms for checking pilots’ health in the wake of the recent Germanwings plane crash. “There is a committee which is looking into it (the norms for assessing pilots health),” Director General of Civil Aviation M Sathiyavathy told reporters. She, however, refused to elaborate more on the issue. “I cannot comment further,” Sathiyavathy said.

  • India offers support to make SAARC region polio-free

    New Delhi: With an aim of making the South Asian region polio-free, India has offered support to technical missions from SAARC nations, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Health Minister J P Nadda said that health ministers ofm SAARC nations met here on April 8 and resolved to strengthen health cooperation among the countries including setting up of SAARC Supra National Reference Laboratory for TB and HIV/AIDS amongst others.

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    CPI want to discuss killing of 20 red sanders in Andhra Pradesh

    New Delhi: A demand for discussion on the killing of 20 woodcutters by police in Andhra Pradesh earlier this month was made in the Rajya Sabha today. When the House met, D Raja (CPI) said he has given a notice under rule 267 for suspension of business to take up the issue of “cold blooded killing of 20 woodcutters” in Andhra Pradesh on April 7 and demanded that “the House should discuss it.”

  • Tom Cruise

    Tom Cruise eyed for Disney’s ‘Bob: The Musical’

    Los Angeles: Tom Cruise is circling Disney’s long-delayed movie “Bob: The Musical”. While the “Mission: Impossible” star is pursued for the lead role, “The Artist” director Michel Hazanavicius is courted to helm the feature film, reported Ace Showbiz. The upcoming movie follows a story of a regular guy who can suddenly hear the songs in everyone’s heart after getting hit on the head.

  • Farmer’s suicide:Delhi Police refuses to share details with DM

    New Delhi:  Delhi Police today again refused to share details and evidences with the District Magistrate in connection with the farmer’s suicide at an AAP rally here as the deadline set by the latter passed. Police have cited legal nitty gritties to defy the DM’s request who has been asked by the Delhi government to carry out a magisterial inquiry into the alleged suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh on Wednesday.

  • Sharif vows to protect Saudi’s ‘territorial integrity’

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has vowed to protect Saudi Arabia’s “territorial integrity” and said his country would not remain a bystander against efforts to destabilise the oil-rich Gulf Kingdom. Sharif, who travelled to Saudi Arabia with a powerful delegation including army chief General Raheel Sharif and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, met King Salman and other top government officials yesterday during his day-long trip.

  • Rape case

    Cops among six held for rape of model in Mumbai

    Mumbai: With the arrest of six persons, including three policemen, for allegedly raping and exploiting a 28-year-old model, the investigators are now trying to ascertain whether the accused had extorted money from her. The six were arrested yesterday following a complaint filed by the model that she had been victim of rape and extortion by them.

  • Shreyas Iyer, Delhi daredevils

    Was confident Shreyas could open: Pravin Amre

    New Delhi: Assistant coach Pravin Amre on Friday praised Delhi Daredevils’ match-winner Shreyas Iyer, saying he was confident the young batsman could open the innings.  The 20-year-old Iyer batsman struck a 56-ball 83 to steer his side to 37-run victory over Mumbai Indians here on Thursday, thus ending his side’s nine-match losing streak on their home ground Ferozeshah Kotla in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Chelsea

    Chelsea to tour Australia for first time in 50 years

    Sydney: English football club Chelsea will tour Australia for the first time in 50 years after reportedly agreeing to play Sydney FC in June.
    The Premier League leaders are expected to play the A-League team in a friendly on June 2 at the 83,000-capacity Stadium Australia here, reports Xinhua.

  • Kings XI Punjab

    Erratic Kings XI Punjab look to upstage Chennai Super Kings applecart

    Chennai: Struggling to be consistent, Kings XI Punjab will have their task cut out when they take on the in-form Chennai Super Kings in an IPL cricket match at the Chepauk here tomorrow. CSK have lost just one of their five matches so far and are currently second on the table with four wins. Kings XI, on the other hand, have lost three of their five games and are placed third from bottom right now.

  • Narendra Modi

    End ‘sarpanch-pati’ culture in panchayats: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for ending “sarpanch-pati” culture in panchayats, the practice of husbands of women sarpanches exercising undue influence, as he pitched for a leadership role for elected village representatives to alleviate poverty and promote education.

  • Narendra Modi,Tshering Tobgay

    India and Bhutan: Strengthening a unique relationship

    New Delhi : Exemplifying their historical ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay chose Bhutan and India as the destinations for their first respective foreign visits recently. Broadly, the spread and depth of the bilateral relationship draws from, and is driven by, the national interests including political, economic and security aspects of both countries which are closely linked to each other.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Making speech and not calling off rally a ‘mistake’: Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Two days after a farmer from Rajasthan hanged himself from a tree in full public gaze at an AAP rally in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today apologised for not calling off the event and admitted that his making a speech was a “mistake”. Under fire over his handling of the issue that has snowballed into a major controversy, the AAP supremo also slammed the media and the opposition parties, saying that the

  • Amit Shah

    Amit Shah to meet party workers in Rajasthan tomorrow

    Jaipur: On his maiden visit to Rajasthan, BJP President Amit Shah will meet party workers tomorrow as part of the party’s membership drive. Shah is scheduled to address a ‘Maha-karyakarta Sammelan’at Amroodon ka Bag here. A huge gathering of the party leaders and workers will welcome him at the Airport. After the grand welcome, he will be escorted to the party office by a group of motorcyclists,”a party leader said.

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    Gajendra Singh suicide case: Congress demands judicial probe

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Friday demanded a judicial inquiry into farmer Gajendra Singh’s suicide at an Aam Aadmi Party rally held earlier this week against the Land Acquisition Bill in New Delhi. “A very unfortunate incident has happened in front of a Chief Minister. We are putting pressure on the government for judicial inquiry because conflicting reports are coming day-by-day. It is the duty of the government to reveal the

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    Al-Qaeda compound hit by US drone attack in Pakistan

    Washington : The US has refused to identify the precise location of a drone strike on an al-Qaeda hideout that killed two hostages, even as the former officials and media reports claimed that the attack took place in Pakistan. I’m not in a position to be more specific about the location where this operation took place, beyond saying that it took place in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a