Free Press Journal
  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN chief Ban ki Moon condemns coup attempt in Burundi

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is gravely concerned by developments in Burundi, while condemning attempts to topple the elected government by military force.

  • Rajasthan Royals

    Holders Kolkata Knight Riders take on former champs Rajasthan Royals in do-or-die game

    Mumbai: In a do-or-die IPL cricket match, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals as the race for the play-off berths hots up at the Brabourne Stadium, here tomorrow. Knight Riders, who lost a crucial game against Mumbai Indians last night, are in a must-win situation in their final league match to seal a final-four spot. The Gautam Gambhir-led side failed to score 12 runs off the final over, which would have ensured their

  • madhuri dixit

    Age doesn’t scare me, it’s just a number: Madhuri Dixit Nene

    Mumbai : “Age is just a number for me. It doesn’t scare me. It doesn’t stop me from doing anything. I feel talent is timeless and I believe in it,” Madhuri, who turned 48 today, said. The dancing diva is having a quiet birthday celebration with her family today.

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    Airstrikes continue against IS targets in Syria, Iraq

    Washington: The US-led coalition continues to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq over the past two days, the US Defense Department has said.  During the period, fighter and bomber aircraft conducted a total of nine airstrikes in Syria and 22 airstrikes in Iraq, the Defense Department said in a statement on Thursday.  Airstrikes in Syria’s Al Hasakah and Kobani destroyed seven IS tactical units, five

  • Kesha

    I went to dark place while battling eating disorder : Kesha

    Los Angeles : “Tik Tok” hitmaker Kesha, who is seeking treatment for an eating disorder, said she was in a
    “dark place” while battling it. “I’ve had a lot of ups and downs,” said the 28-year-old pop star, who has completely toned-down her look.

  • Narendra Modi

    States have vital role in national development: Narendra Modi

    Beijing : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed upon the ‘vital role’ played by states and provinces in national development. “It comes from a serious conviction, born from my experience, that states have a vital role to play in the national development. This is especially true for large and populous countries, with a high degree of geographical, social and economic diversity. It becomes even more relevant, when the constitutional and political systems

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama explicitly assures support to Gulf

    London : President Barack Obama has reassured his Gulf allies that the United States will stand by them with military force if necessary, amid heightened tensions with Iran. After a two-day summit, Obama “explicitly” assured Arab nations that the U.S. was committed to protecting them in a time of “extraordinary changes,” reported the BBC. Speaking at Camp David near Washington, Obama said that a nuclear agreement with Iran was not a threat to Gulf

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi calls for strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation between India, China

    Beijing : Following the recent terror attacks in Kabul and Karachi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday emphasized on the need to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation between India and China. “Terrorism is a shared threat. Instability in West Asia matters to both of us. Peace and progress in Afghanistan benefits us both. I am confident that our international partnership will deepen,” the Prime Minister said in his opening statement to the press after India

  • Robert Vadra

    Haryana government sets up commission to probe Robert Vadra land deals

    New Delhi : The Haryana government has constituted a commission to probe the land deals of Robert Vadra during the previous Congress rule in the state. Former Delhi High Court judge Justice (retired) Dhingra, has been appointed as chairman of the newly formed commission, which will probe issues concerning the granting of licences for developing commercial colonies by the Department of Town and Country Planning, the subsequent transfer or disposal of lands and

  • Mumbai Indians

    Pollard’s over was more crucial than my knock: Hardik Pandya

    Mumbai: His whirlwind 61 not out might have led Mumbai Indians to a crucial five-run win against KKR, but Pandya paid encomiums to fellow all-rounder Kieron Pollard for bowling a match-winning last over to keep the teams play-offs hopes alive in the IPL cricket tournament.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex jumps over 173 pts on positive global cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex recouped over 173 points in early trade today on value-buying by participants amid a firming trend at other Asian markets. The 30-share barometer rose 173.51 points, or 0.63 per cent, to 27,379.57, with power, infrastructure, auto, IT, consumer durables, FMCG and banking stocks leading the gains. The gauge had lost 45.04 points in yesterday’s volatile trade. On similar lines, the benchmark NSE index Nifty traded higher by 55 points, or 0.66 per cent,

  • Jayalalithaa

    J Jayalalithaa calls for meeting with AIADMK MLAs on May 22

    New Delhi: Amid speculations of making a comeback as Tamil Nadu chief minister, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa has called for a meeting of party legislators on May 22 in Chennai. Jayalalithaa was earlier this week acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in a disproportionate assets case. All the other accused in the case have also been acquitted on the basis of an appeal by the latter. In wake of her acquittal, her counsel B. Kumar had

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee firms up 18 paise to 63.47 against US dollar

    Mumbai: Rising for the third straight day, the rupee strengthened by 18 paise to 63.47 against the US dollar in early trade today on continued selling of the American currency by banks and exporters. Forex dealers said that besides the sustained selling,  dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, coupled with a higher opening in the domestic equity market, propped up the rupee at the Interbank Foreign Exchange. The local currency had surged 35 paise to

  • Nepal School, Nepal Earthquake

    2015 Academic Session in Nepal at the mercy of God

    Melamchi Sindhupalchoul (Nepal) : The 2015 academic session in Nepal’s schools appears to be in jeopardy.  Just when the Nepal government was bracing itself to reopen schools, nearly three weeks after the massive April 25 earthquake, four more quakes rattled the nation, which  have compelled the Ministry of Education to now reopen schools at May end.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa calls for meeting with AIADMK MLAs on May 22

    New Delhi : Amid speculations of making a comeback as Tamil Nadu chief minister, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa has called for a meeting of party legislators on May 22 in Chennai. Jayalalithaa was earlier this week acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in a disproportionate assets case. All the other accused in the case have also been acquitted on the basis of an appeal by the latter. In wake of her acquittal, her counsel B. Kumar