Free Press Journal
  • Indonesia, FIFA

    Indonesia shrugs off FIFA suspension

    Jakarta: The Indonesian government today  said FIFA’s decision to suspend it should not be “mourned excessively” and authorities were now focused on reforming the country’s crisis-wracked football. The ban, announced yesterday, means Indonesia cannot compete in world football and makes the national side ineligible for June matches that are qualifiers for both the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup.

  • Britney Spears

    Britney Spears a ‘proud skate mom’

    Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears enjoyed time with her two sons Jayden and Sean who each had fun with their skateboards. “Just your typical proud skate mom,” Spears wrote on Instagram after posing with her sons, reports eonline.com. She also added a video of her son showing off his skateboarding skills.

  • Narendra Modi

    Government committed to roll out OROP,but seeks time to implement: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government is committed to implement the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen, but sought time to resolve its complexities. Attacking the previous governments for “playing politics” over the issue for the past 40 years, he said OROP was “a complex issue, a vexed issue. You have been patient for 40 years. Give me some time to address it.” In his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio

  • Leander Paes, Martina Hingis

    Leander Paes – Martina Hingis knocked out of French Open

    Paris : Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis have crashed out of the French Open after losing in the mixed doubles pre-quarterfinals here. Eighth seeded Indo-Swiss pair went down fighting to Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik and Romanian Horia Tecau 7-6, 3-6, 6-10 on Saturday at the Stade Rolland Garros.  The first set was a tight contest which went into a tie-breaker that was eventually won by Paes and

  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi’s magic leads Barca to clinch Copa del Ray title

    London : Lionel Messi scored a magical solo goal as La Liga champions Barcelona secured Copa del Ray title with a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the final played at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. With this victory, the Catalan club has got its second chance of three possible trophies before it turns to the Champions League final. Messi did all by himself in the 20th minute and evaded numerous challenges on the right wing,

  • Sepp Blatter

    Sepp Blatter shocked by US anti-corruption tactics campaign

    Zurich : FIFA president Sepp Blatter expressed shock at the tactics used by the US anti-corruption investigators but insisted he was not a target. The 79-year-old Swiss official, on the offensive after being re-elected to a new term on Friday, also slammed what he called a “hate” campaign by European football leaders. Blatter said he suspected the arrest of seven FIFA officials in Zurich on Wednesday under a US anti-corruption warrant was an attempt to “interfere with

  • Woman robbed of Rs 1.5 lakh in Kota

    Kota (Rajasthan): A woman was robbed of Rs 1.5 lakh, meant for her son’s coaching fees, by two motorcycle -borne miscreants here, police said today. Anita Vishnoi, 48, a resident of Bikaner, was heading to her son’s rented room at I L colony in Jhawarnagar area last night when two youths on a motorcycle snatched her handbag containing the amount, Station House Officer (SHO) Jhawarnagar police station Bhagwat Singh Hingade said. The woman had come to

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘International Yoga Day’ matter of pride for India: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the declaration of June 21st as ‘International Yoga Day’ by the United Nations General Assembly is a matter of honour for India. “I put forth a proposal of ‘International Yoga Day’ before the United Nations, which was passed in 100 days through support of 177 nations. It’s a matter of honour for our nation; did anyone think that yoga can also be

  • Rape case

    Woman gang raped in Kolkata hospital

    Kolkata: A 24-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped by two employees of a hospital here, police said on Sunday. Both atatckers were arrested.  The incident happened on late Friday at RG Kar Hospital.  The woman, a resident of Murshidabad district’s Bahrampur, came to the hospital to visit a relative admitted there when the two accused – employed as liftman – pounced on her, police said.  “On the basis of her complaint filed

  • Narendra Modi

    Honour commitment–Get on with one-rank one-pension

    New Delhi:  It is most unfortunate that first the erstwhile UPA regime and for the last one year the current Modi government have been dragging their feet on the one-rank one-pension scheme for the armed forces which has been cleared by both the Congress-led and BJP-led governments in principle.  It is undeniable that procrastination has cost the armed forces in the country serious loss of morale. Whatever be the hurdles, there should be no further delay in implementing

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    President Pranab Mukherjee departs for state visit to Sweden, Belarus

    New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee left for his five-day state visit to Sweden and Belarus today. “#PresidentMukherjee departs for a State Visit to Sweden & Belarus from May 31 to June 4, 2015,” the official twitter account of Rashtrapati Bhavan posted. President Mukherjee will be in Sweden from May 31 to June 2. Thereafter, he will be visiting Belarus. He is accompanied by Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj Ahir and Members

  • Sumitra Mahajan

    Speaker Sumitra Mahajan says her focus is legislative work

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who has been in the past accused of bias by Congress while conducting business of the House, today said her pitch for carrying out maximum legislative work could have been misconstrued by the opposition. “Parliament is for enacting legislation. Government is interested that business is conducted and the House goes on… Opposition may think that I am helping the government, but it is not the case”, Mahajan, who

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘World No Tobacco Day reminds of harms associated with tobacco consumption

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that World No Tobacco Day reminds of the harms associated with tobacco consumption and a day to reaffirm our commitment to reduce this menace. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to share his thoughts. “World No Tobacco Day reminds us of the harms associated with tobacco consumption & a day to reaffirm our commitment to reduce this menace,” he tweeted “The @WHO’s focus on stopping illicit

  • world solar plane

    Solar Impulse takes off for six-day, six-night Pacific flight

    Nanjing: The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off today for a six-day, six-night flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. Pilot Andre Borschberg, 62, left the ground in Nanjing, in eastern China, heading for the US island of Hawaii, at about 2:40 am (1840 GMT), after extended delays awaiting a suitable weather window over safety concerns.

  • Woman in Spain arrested for committing 67 crimes in six months

    London: A woman in Spain has been arrested after allegedly committing 67 crimes within a period of six months, using her 19-year-old daughter as an accomplice.  The 44-year-old woman from San Blas, Madrid, is accused of one robbery involving violence and intimidation; another 11 robberies with force; 15 crimes of falsified documents; 15 counts of stolen identity and 25 incidents of scam. Police said the woman managed to commit all alleged crimes in less than

  • US judge orders woman to walk 48km for ditching taxi fare!

    Chicago: In a first of its kind judgement, a judge in the US sentenced a woman to walk over 48 kilometres — the same distance of the taxi fare she had ditched. In Lake County, Ohio, Judge Michael Cicconetti is known for giving people a taste of their own medicine and he delivered two such verdicts recently. In the first case, prosecutors said Victoria Bascom called a cab to take her from Cleveland to Painesville.

  • 12 hurt in Japan quake as life returns to normal

    Tokyo: Twelve people suffered minor injuries and businesses returned to normal today after a powerful earthquake near remote Japanese islands shook most of the country the previous night, but it was well beneath the earth’s surface and did not trigger a tsunami. The magnitude-7.8 quake struck off the Ogasawara islands last night at a depth of 678 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said.

  • Indian family’s house destroyed in Qatar fire

    Doha: A house belonging to an Indian family in Qatar was destroyed in a fire. The family, however, escaped unharmed, a media report said on Sunday.  The house located near Doha, in a villa compound with illegally partitioned residential units, caught fire likely due to an electrical short circuiting, Peninsula Qatar daily reported.  The husband was not at home at the time of the fire and he advised his wife and son

  • South Korean health chief apologises over MERS outbreak

    Seoul: South Korea’s health minister apologised today for failing to halt an outbreak of the MERS virus, vowing “utmost efforts” to curb the disease’s spread as the number infected rose to 15. “We apologise for causing concern and anxiety among people due to… our initial judgement on the contagiousness of MERS,” Minister Moon Hyung-Pyo told reporters. Moon added this week would be a “critical period” to contain the spread of MERS, or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which

  • US police kill more than two people a day

    Washington: US police have killed people at a rate of more than two a day this year, a level far higher than typical federal counts, media report said today.  The Washington Post is tracking such killings across America because local police departments are not required to file reports to the federal government, meaning that nationwide statistics are incomplete or unavailable.