Free Press Journal
  • Farmers’ rail roko hits Punjab train services

    Chandigarh :  Rail services in Punjab were severely hit on Monday after farmers led by BKU stopped trains at several places on New Delhi-Amritsar route to protest against tardy wheat procurement and demanded higher compensation for crops damaged due to inclement weather.

  • Purshottam Bajracharya (L) and Maharjan Rabina of Nepal compete in the mixed-doubles match against Janos Jakab and Szandra Pergel of Hungary during the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships

    Distressed Nepalese paddlers lose at Worlds

    Suzhou (China) : Nepalese athletes, who are currently competing at the World Table Tennis Championships, awoke to the worst possible news as information filtered out of their homeland about a 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck near Kathmandu.

  • I am not doing Force 2: Katrina Kaif

    Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has denied that she would team up with “New York” co-star John Abraham in the upcoming sequel of hit 2011 film “Force”.

  • Learning leadership skills from Ponting, says Rohit

    Mumbai : Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said on Monday that having  Ricky Ponting in the side as coach helps him learn a lot about leadership skills and qualities.

  • Turn selfies into 3D models with this app

    New York : Want to see yourself riding a bike or playing a guitar? Just click a selfie and insert the image into this app, which will transform it into a 3D avatar of yours, reports IANS.

  • Eng players need to play IPL to master T20 format: Lloyd

    Bengaluru : Former England cricketer David Lloyd believes the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) needs to compromise and allow its players to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to have any chance of mastering the T20 format.

  • Richie rich: Mukesh regains top slot from Dilip Shanghvi

    New York/Mumbai : Industrialist Mukesh Ambani today regained his position as the world’s richest Indian with a networth of USD 19.6 billion, as pharma tycoon Dilip Shanghvi slipped to the second place after remaining on the top for about seven weeks.

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    From one middle-class Marxist to another

    There used to be a time when the proceedings of a Communist Party Congress used to be dissected for hidden meanings, nuances and possible shifts in approach. The exercise, popular among intellectuals in India’s Left-dominated academia and to a lesser extent in the media, was an extension of Kremlin-watching or China-peering that was an integral feature of the Cold War. Old timers will recall, for example, the hair-splitting over terms such as

  • NBA player Sim Bhullar to visit India in May

    Mumbai: Sim Bhullar, who became the first Indian-origin player to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the US, will visit India from May 2 to 7 to promote basketball and inspire children to stay active and healthy by playing the game. The seven-feet-five-inch-tall centre player will help train the top 140 youth from across India who participated in the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA programme, the NBA’s premier grassroots event. “I

  • Men judge attractiveness by women’s voice: study

    London : Beauty may lie not just in the eyes of the beholder, but in their ears as well! Men can judge the attractiveness of a woman just by hearing her talk, according to a new study which found that females with an attractive face also have appealing voices, reports PTI.

  • Family time for the Kapurs

    The lovely Supriya Pathak reveals that if films made her open up a little, her marriage made her more centered and secure as a person.

  • JEE Main result declared, Mumbai has two toppers

    Mumbai : Results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE, Main) 2015, an entrance test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the admission of top engineering institutes in the country, was declared on Monday.

  • Maruti posts record profit

    New Delhi: Driven by record sales, the country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India reported its highest ever annual profit of Rs 3,711.2 crore in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.

  • Lee Chong Wei gets lenient ban for doping

    The BWF said Lee was ‘negligent’, but  the degree of  negligence was ‘rather light’ as ‘he did not realise he had ingested the substance.  (more…)

  • Siblings don’t openly back my Syedna claim: Qutbuddin to High Court

    Mumbai: Khuzaima Qutbuddin, who claims to be the 53rd Dai Al-Mutlaq and head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, on Monday told the Bombay High Court that none of his siblings is openly supporting his claim and demand that he should be declared as the Syedna.

  • Imran Khan gets flak for twitter gaffe

    Karachi : Pakistan’s legendary cricketer- turned-politician, Imran Khan faced criticism after calling for an overhaul in the cricket structure in a series of tweets at a time when some 45 people have been killed due to heavy rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province.

  • India not to bid for ’24 Olymics: IOC president

    New Delhi : International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach laid to rest speculations about India’s possible bid for 2024 Olympics, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not propose it in their meeting.

  • Ramdin rues batting collapse

    Grenada: Skipper Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies paid the price for losing six wickets in the first session on the final day of the second Test against England. The home side mustered 84 runs in that unlucky first session on Saturday when wickets tumbled and they never recovered in the face of a devastating new ball spell from seamer James Anderson. In the end, Ramdin’s men suffered a heavy nine-wicket defeat