Free Press Journal
  • Chennai Super Kings

    Chennai Super Kings look to continue winning run, take on hapless Delhi Daredevils

    Raipur: Virtually assured of a berth in the playoffs, Chennai Super Kings would aim to tighten their grip on the number one position in the points table when they take on the out-of-contention Delhi Daredevils in an IPL cricket match here tomorrow. With eight wins and four losses from 12 games, two-time former champions CSK are on top in the preliminary standings. Daredevils, in contrast, lie second from bottom after losing eight of their

  • Shammi Kapoor

    Rishi Kapoor demands posthumous honour for Shammi

    Mumbai :Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has demanded a posthumous government honour for his uncle and yesteryear star Shammi Kapoor for his contribution to the Indian cinema.

  • Stephen Fleming

    Want to enter playoffs as No.1 team: Stephen Fleming

    Chennai : Almost assured of a place in the playoffs after the win over Rajasthan Royals here, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said the target now is to finish as the number one team in the preliminary stage.

  • india-bangladesh Land Boundary

    India-Bangla Land Boundary bill passed by RS again

    New Delhi: The historic India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement Bill, which was ridden with some drafting errors when passed by Parliament last week, was again passed by Rajya Sabha today but not before the opposition asked the government to avoid such mistakes again.

  • Shot, murder

    Four held for murder of two US police officers

    Washington: Two police officers were fatally shot after stopping an automobile to identify its occupants in the US state of Mississippi, authorities said. Four suspects were later arrested.  The incident took place on Saturday night when the officers stopped a Cadillac in an industrial park, the daily quoted an officer of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety as saying.  Hours later, police arrested Curtis Banks, 26, and Joanie Calloway, 22, who face

  • Elizabeth Wilson

    Actress Elizabeth Wilson dies

    Los Angeles : Stage and screen actress Elizabeth Wilson has died. She was 94. Wilson passed away on Saturday at her New Haven Connecticut home, The Hollywood Reporter said.

  • J Jayalalithaa

    ‘Prosecution denied opportunity to place oral arguments’ in DA case

    Bengaluru: B.V. Acharya, the special public prosecutor in former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets case, on Monday expressed his unhappiness over the Karnataka High Court’s verdict to acquit the AIADMK supremo of all charges, and claimed that the prosecution was denied an opportunity to place its oral arguments before the court.

  • SherpaShare

    App to help drivers earn more during trips

    New York: If you’re a cabbie and are keen to earn more during trips, there is now an app called ‘SherpaShare’ that helps ride-hailing drivers calculate their real incomes.

  • Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal

    Court asks Kejriwal, Sisodia & AAP leaders to appear on May 15

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and four other AAP leaders, accused of violating prohibitory orders here and obstructing public servants in discharge of their duty during an agitation, were today directed to appear before a Delhi court on May 15.

  • Smartphone

    Chinese smartphone market facing slowdown: Survey

    Beijing: The Chinese smartphone market, which has surpassed the US to become the world’s largest in 2011, is witnessing a slowdown, the Wall Street Journal has reported.  According to a new survey by the global market research firm International Data Corp, smartphone shipments in China fell 4.3 percent in the first quarter compared with a year ago for the first time in six years.

  • Subramaniam Swamy

    Jayalalithaa has ‘earned’ right to be elected CM again: Swamy

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa has ‘earned’ the right to be elected as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister again after the Karnataka High Court acquitted her in the disproportionate assets (DA) case.

  • renuka chowdhury

    GST Bill needs legislative scrutiny: Renuka Chowdhury

    New Delhi: Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury today, said the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill has incorporated few important elements which require legislative scrutiny.

  • Blast kills six in Pakistan 

    Islamabad:At least six people, including a tribal leader, were killed in a bomb blast in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region, a media report said.

  • facebook

    Facebook ‘testing’ in-app internal search engine

    New York: Social networking site Facebook is testing an internal search engine for its mobile app that will help users find websites and articles to add to their status updates without logging into Google. Alongside features to add photos or locations, some iPhone (iOS) users are seeing a new “Add A Link” option, TechCrunch reported.  Once you feed a query, Facebook will show a list of matching website links you may like

  • Hazara hostages, Afghanistan

    Official says 19 Hazara hostages freed in east Afghanistan

    Kabul: A provincial official in Afghanistan says kidnappers have released 19 Hazara hostages kidnapped in February in exchange for 22 Uzbeks in the country. Asadullah Kakar, a provincial council member in southern Zabul province, says that the exchange took place in Jaghori district of Ghazni province today. Kakar says that the exchanged 22 people, including women and children, probably are family members of the kidnappers. He says the kidnappers asked for another six more people

  • Francois Hollande

    France’s Francois Hollande arrives in Cuba on historic visit

    Havana: Francois Hollande arrived in Havana, the first French president to visit Cuba in more than a  century, cementing Paris’s lead in the EU rapprochement with the communist island. Hollande is the first Western leader to visit Cuba since a surprise announcement in December by Havana and Washington that the former Cold War foes would move to normalize relations after half a century of bad blood.

  • Osama Bin Laden

    Pakistan intel officer shared Osama Bin Laden’s hideout info with US

    Islamabad: A former Pakistani intelligence officer disclosed the hideout of Osama bin Laden to CIA in exchange of USD 25 million bounty on the head of the al-Qaeda chief, who was living as prisoner under ISI protection in the garrison town of Abbottabad, according to a report.

  • Earthquake

    Nepal toll may not exceed 10,000

    Kathmandu: The death toll in Nepal’s devastating earthquake may not exceed 10,000, Health and Population Minister Khagaraj Adhikari has said.  According to him, the toll from the April 25 temblor, which has now crossed 8,000, may not cross the 10,000-mark as some had predicted, Xinhua quoted him as saying. More than 17,800 were injured.  The 7.9-magnitude quake that jolted the Himalayan nation has partially or fully destroyed over 530,000 government and public