Free Press Journal
  • Mamata Banerjee

    Use social media to counter media, opposition: Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday batted for use of social networking sites to counter the alleged “smear campaign” by the media and the opposition. “Use social networking sites to counter the smear campaign by section of the media and the opposition,” she said while addressing students at the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad workshop here. The Trinamool Congress chief hit back at a section of the media for drawing

  • George Bailey

    ‘We still can have bearing on where teams finish in final 4’

    Mohali: They might be set to finish IPL-8 in the last spot but Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey feels his side has everything to play for as a win tomorrow against table-toppers Chennai Super Kings can have some bearing on where the other teams finish in the final four.

  • Zinedine Zidane

    Zidane to lead Real Madrid legends against Liverpool in charity game

    Madrid: Retired French star Zinedine Zidane will be among the veteran legends of Spanish side Real Madrid who will take on English team Liverpool in the sixth edition of Corazon Classic Match, a charity football match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium here on June 14. Proceeds from the match will go to buying school supplies for around 20,000 needy children through the initiative of the Spanish Red Cross. Tickets for the match

  • Coal Scam

    Coal India to invest $20 bn in 5 yrs: Piyush Goyal

    Kolkata: State-owned miner Coal India Limited (CIL) will invest USD 20 billion (over Rs 1.27 lakh crore) to increase production to one billion tonne over the next five years, Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said today.

  • Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic topples Bellucci to reach Italian Open quarter-finals

    Rome: Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic struggled to assert his superiority over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in the third round of the Italian Open and eventually won a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 victory. Bellucci, who had to make his way through the qualifying phase of this clay court event, surprised the defending champion initially on Thursday but was unable to respond when Djokovic found his form in the final two sets, reports Efe.  Although the

  • Kings XI Punjab

    Kings XI Punjab players play cricket with visually impaired children

    Mohali: A group of visually impaired children from the Institute of the Blind, Chandigarh, today got a rare opportunity to play cricket and mingle with their favourite stars from the IPL team Kings XI Punjab, here. Despite inclement weather, the KXIP players played cricket with a group of ten children who had come down from the Institute to meet their favourite cricketing stars from the Punjab outfit.

  • Prohibitory order violation: Arvind Kejriwal appears in court

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and four other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Friday appeared in a court here over a case related to violation of prohibitory orders during a party protest in January last year. Kejriwal, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, AAP legislators Rakhi Birla and Somnath Bharti and party leader Ashutosh appeared before Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who fixed the matter for further hearing on August 4.

  • Sensex

    Sensex up more than 125 points

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), gained more than 125 points during the post-noon trade session on Friday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains during the post-noon session. It was trading 24.85 points or 0.30 percent up at 8,249.05 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,233.90 points, was trading at 27,332.97

  • Parkash Singh Badal

    Parkash Singh Badal terms YAD as backbone of party

    Sangrur: Terming Youth Akali Dal (YAD) as the “backbone” of SAD, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the party’s youth wing should play a proactive role in weeding out various social maladies from the society. Interacting with the YAD activists after launching the membership drive of Malwa zone here, the chief minister said that the youth wing was the nursery of Shiromani Akali Dal as today’s youth activists would groom and become

  • Hardik Pandya

    We were confident of defending 171: Mumbai Indian’s Hardik Pandya

    Mumbai: Awarded man-of-the-match for his blistering 31-ball 61, Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Hardik Pandya has said his team was confident that it could defend its total with a good bowling performance against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter. Mumbai on Thursday night beat Kolkata by five runs to keep play-off hopes alive. Batting first Mumbai posted 171/4 in 20 overs, in reply Kolkata managed 166/7 in 20 overs.

  • Shakib Al Hasan

    Kolkata Knight Riders need to improve on certain areas: Shakib Al Hasan

    Mumbai: Following their five-run loss to Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has said the team needs to sit back and work on some areas before their must-win game against Rajasthan Royals here on Saturday. “We conceded too many runs in the last five overs, thy scored around 70 runs. But I think we played our best and it was a close game. There are some areas we need

  • Rajnath Singh

    No Vendetta politics in Vadra land deal probe: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Union Home Minster Rajnath Singh today said BJP does not practice vendetta politics, a statement that comes against the backdrop of Haryana government ordering a judicial probe into the Robert Vadra land deal case. “This much I can assure the countrymen that as far as our government is concerned, we do not do vendetta politics. We want to take everybody along and want to ensure everyone’s development,” he told reporters here.

  • MH17 Crashes

    New evidence links Russian military convoy to missile used to down MH17 last yr

    Melbourne: Detailed evidence presented by a new report has linked a Russian military convoy to the Buk missile launcher believed to have been used to bring down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, killing all 298 people on board, over eastern Ukraine. According to, a report by Bellingcat included photos taken by a Russian soldier and driver that detailed the journey of a large Russian military convoy that travelled to eastern Ukraine in June

  • Shane Warne, Sachin Tendular

    Shane Warne, Sachin Tendular planning for all stars T20 league

    Melbourne : Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are reportedly planning to start a new T20 league featuring some of the biggest names in world cricket. There are reports that Tendulkar and Warne are offering contracts worth more than 30,000 dollars a match to almost 30 international cricketers who have retired or have stopped playing the game altogether, to play in the Cricket All Stars League.

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    Pakistan air raids kill 17 militants, destroy 3 hideouts in North Waziristan

    Karachi : At least 17 suspected militants have been killed in an air raid launched by Pakistani security forces targeting three militant hideouts in North Waziristan’s Shawal area. Officials confirmed that as news of whereabouts of militants was received, jets were prepared to conduct air campaign, reported The Express Tribune. The raids were launched as part of the ongoing operations Zarb-e-Azb and Khyber-I, in a bid to eliminate terrorism from the country.

  • Julia Roberts

    I am quite enamored with Amal Clooney : Julia Roberts

    Los Angeles : Julia Roberts, who recently met Amal Clooney during a dinner, said she is captivated with good friend George’s wife. Roberts, 47, gushed over her in a new interview, reported Ace Showbiz.

  • Natalie Portman and Lily Rose Depp,

    Johnny Depp’s teenage daughter stars opposite Natalie Portman

    Los Angeles : Natalie Portman and Lily Rose Depp, the daughter of actor Johnny Depp, will play spiritualist sisters in “Planetarium”. The film is a 1930s-set drama to be directed by French helmer Rebecca Zlotowski, reported Variety online.