Free Press Journal
  • MCC plans to refurbish media centre at Lord’s

    London: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) today announced plans for a four million pounds refurbishment of the award-winning J P Morgan Media Centre at Lord’s. Work will take place over the course of the next two winters and the renovated media facility will be unveiled in time for the 2017 season when Lord’s will host the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup final.

  • 11 Afghan policemen jailed over lynching of woman

    Kabul: Eleven Afghan policemen were on Tuesday sentenced to a year in prison for recklessness in protecting a woman who was lynched by a mob after being accused of blasphemy.

  • Afghan backlash over Pakistan deal: Report

    London: There is a backlash brewing within Afghanistan over it’s growing cooperation with Pakistan blamed for encouraging Taliban insurgency in the country, according to media reports here. Pakistan’s army had confirmed the two countries’ security agencies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last week in which Pakistan will help train and equip Afghan intelligence officers, take part in the interrogation of terror suspects and conduct joint operations.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton’s emails to be made public in January 2016

    Washington: The US Department of State has proposed to the US District Court in Washington to make public official emails Hillary Clinton exchanged on a private server while engaged as secretary of state, Politico newspaper reported.

  • Ousted Thai PM pleads not guilty as negligence trial begins

    Bangkok: Thailand’s ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra was today banned from travelling abroad even as she pleaded not guilty to criminal negligence charges in a controversial rice subsidy scheme that could jail her for 10 years, in the latest legal tangle seen as a bid to keep her powerful family out of power.

  • subhash kapoor

    Subhash Kapoor to turn ‘Jolly LLB’ into franchise

    Mumbai: Director Subhash Kapoor is bringing a sequel to his 2013 film “Jolly LLB”, a satirical take on the functioning of Indian judicial system. The original film, starring Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani and Amrita Rao, won two National Awards. The movie revolved around a small-time lawyer, who gets pitted against a famous lawyer representing a rich client in a hit-and-run case.

  • HIGH COURT

    Motive as a circumstance assumes importance for conviction: HC

    Mumbai: Observing that in cases based on circumstantial evidence, motive as a circumstance assumes importance, the Bombay High Court has acquitted four persons given life terms for murder after the prosecution failed to establish motive behind the killing.

  • Sarah Jane Dias

    Actress Sarah Jane Dias packs her bags for Cannes

    New Delhi : Actress-singer Sarah Jane Dias is charged up for her outing at the ongoing 68th Cannes International Film Festival with the team of her upcoming film “Zubaan”. She says she will make the most of her trip by having lots of fun.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi to visit Hyundai shipyard

    Seoul/Ulsan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Ulsan, in South Korea’s southeast, where he will tour the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard, one of the biggest ship construction companies in the world.  Earlier, Modi left Seoul for Gimhae, from where he is to travel by road to Ulsan.  “PM @narendramodi arrives in Gimhae. From here he will drive to Ulsan, the birthplace of Korea’s industrialization,” tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson

  • Govt ropes in PSUs for air monitoring stations in 12 cities

    New Delhi: The Union Environment Ministry has roped in PSUs like NTPC, Coal India and NMDC to fund the setting up of over 60 Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations across 12 cities by this year-end. The project, requiring an investment of between Rs 400-500 crore, will see new stations being set up which, unlike the existing air monitoring stations, would have better equipment to measure eight air quality parameters — PM 2.5, PM

  • Nepal Landslide

    At least 61 dead in Colombia landslide: officials

    Salgar: A massive landslide tore through a ravine in northwest Colombia before dawn, killing at least 61 people and injuring 37, authorities said. Most residents were sleeping when the landslide hit the municipality of Salgar around 3:00 am, burying a large area in mud and debris. The rush of mud and water “tore down everything in its path,” Salgar Mayor Olga Osorio told RCN Radio.

  • Cambodian, Accident

    16 Cambodian garment workers killed in horrific road smash

    Phnom Penh: At least 16 Cambodian garment workers were killed and 22 injured on their morning commute today when a bus crashed into the van transporting them, officials said. Pictures from the crash site showed a scene of carnage with bodies thrown from the mangled wreckage of the garment workers’ van. “A bus from Prey Nokor (Ho Chi Minh City) overtook a car and crashed into a van transporting 38 garment workers, killing 16 of them

  • Sensex Red down

    Sensex, Nifty log first fall in 3 days on profit-booking

    Mumbai: Wiping out its gains, the benchmark Sensex today recorded its first drop in three sessions, falling over 41 points in a highly volatile trade due to profit-booking in auto, oil & gas, PSU and banking stocks, ignoring a rising trend in the global market.

  • China unveils ‘Made in China 2025’ plan

    Beijing: China’s State Council has unveiled a national plan, dubbed “Made in China 2025”, focusing on promoting manufacturing, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Shakuntaal Gamlin

    Gamlin being used as ‘punching bag’: Northeast community

    New Delhi: People from Northeast community today came out in support of Shakuntala Gamlin, whose appointment as the acting chief secretary escalated into a row, and said that she is being used as a “punching bag” and made the “scapegoat” in the fight.

  • Three get 10-year imprisonment for raping minor girl in MP

    Morena (MP): Three persons were sentenced to ten years imprisonment by a special court here for gangraping a minor Dalit girl after abducting her when she was returning from a bank after withdrawing her scholarship amount in 2013. Pronouncing the sentence, Special Judge (SC/ST) Morena, J K Verma also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on the trio–Satish Dhakad, Gyan Singh and Dharmendra Rawat–yesterday.

  • Amit Shah

    Congress is ‘plundering’ the country: Amit Shah

    Thiruvananthapuram: Hitting out at Congress, BJP President Amit Shah today charged the previous UPA government with ‘plundering’ the country through scams while asserting that the Narendra Modi government had mobilised huge revenues during its one-year rule.