Free Press Journal
  • Oldest woman, Marathon

    92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish marathon

    San Diego: A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. She was mobbed by well-wishers as she crossed the finish line. “I’m fine, they’re really pampering me here,” Thompson said in a firm, joyful voice as people all around her shouted congratulations.

  • Ahmed Shehzad

    Ahmed Shehzad set to be recalled for Pakistan’s Sri Lanka tour

    Karachi : Pakistan selectors will have no surprises in store when they announce the Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka on the next 48 hours apart from recalling talented opener Ahmed Shehzad. The selection committee has decided to recall opener Shehzad to the Test side after he was dropped from the longer version as well as ODIs in Bangladesh post World Cup on disciplinary grounds.

  • Capt. Saurabh Kalia case: Centre’s stand to not approach ICJ is ‘disgraceful’, says Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Monday criticised the stand taken by the NDA Government at the Centre to not approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with respected to the alleged torture and killing of Kargil martyr Captain Saurabh Kalia by Pakistani forces, terming it a ‘disgrace’ to soldiers sacrificing their lives for the nation. “The Supreme Court had directed Government of India to pursue martyr Saurabh Kalia’s matter in the International

  • Bribery row: Court sends TDP MLA Reddy to 14 days judicial custody

    Hyderabad : Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA A. Revanth Reddy, who had been arrested for allegedly trying to bribe a nominated member of the state assembly, has been sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court. However, he has been allowed to cast vote for the MLC elections.  According to reports, Reddy was arrested after the member, Elvis Stephenson, lodged a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). Reddy and his aide had

  • Trial run for Kolkata-Agartala Bus service via Dhaka begins

    Kolkata : The first trial run for Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus service started here on Monday. West Bengal Transport Department Principal Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said that the bus service will bring Kolkata and Agartala closer. “By connecting Kolkata to Agartala via Dhaka through a direct bus road, we are touching Agartala in an unprecedented direct manner. Kolkata and Agartala are thus coming close to each other. The of both the states will come nearer and will

  • Misbah ul Haq

    Cricket world should come forward to support Pakistan : Misbah ul Haq

    Karachi: Elated by the successful completion of their first home series in over six years, Pakistan’s Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq said rest of the cricket-playing world should also come forward to support his country now. The third and final one-dayer between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was abandoned last night at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore due to a dust storm and heavy rains. But it was yet another heavy turnout of spectators.

  • Service Tax

    Service tax hike becomes effective from today

    New Delhi : The cost of services will increase from today as the Service Tax hike from the previous 12.36 percent to 14 percent becomes effective, in accordance to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget proposal. According to reports, some of the services that have become costlier include airlines, banking, insurance, mobile, advertising, architecture, construction, credit cards, event management and tour operators. Meanwhile, fares for First Class and AC coaches in passenger trains, as

  • Enrique Iglesias

    Enrique Iglesias left bloody handed by drone camera during concert

    London : Enrique Iglesias was left bloody handed when a drone camera hit him, injuring his fingers during a concert in Mexico. The 40-year-old Spanish singer had been attempting to grab the drone with his right hand but “something went wrong and he had an accident,” a rep explained on Instagram, reported the BBC. The ‘Hero’ star continued to perform for 30 minutes as he bled, and was rushed to the Airport later where

  • Sufficient evidence found against Axact, claims Pak FIA director

    Karachi : The Sindh director of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency, Shahid Hayat Khan, has claimed that sufficient evidence has been found against IT firm Axact, which is accused of being involved in a fake degree scam. According to Dawn News, Khan told the media that his organisation had collected sufficient information to prove the wrongdoings of Axact in a court, with evidence being collected with the help of forensic team and the company’s

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    President Pranab Mukherjee greets Kenya on Madaraka Day

    New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee greeted Kenya on their Madaraka Day, noting that relations between India and the African have traditionally been warm and friendly. The official twitter account of the Rashtrapati Bhavan shared the President’s message via a series of tweets. “Warm greetings and felicitations to Government and people of Kenya on their Madaraka Day #PresidentMukherjee” “Relations between India & Kenya have traditionally been warm & friendly based on historical linkages between peoples

  • Uber Taxi

    Uber names Amit Jain as president of India operations

    New Delhi: US-based taxi hailing app Uber has appointed Amit Jain president of its India operations.  “In this role, Amit will be running all business strategy, operations, and growth in a market of global strategic importance for Uber,” the company said in a statement. Prior to this, Jain was president of Rent.com, a technology company in the US dedicated to giving renters a free and convenient way to find a perfect place to live. His experience as

  • Kim kardashian and kanye west

    Kim Kardashian, Kanye West expecting second baby

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is expecting her second child with her rapper husband, Kanye West. The 34-year-old “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star announced the news of her pregnancy in a teaser following the mid-season finale of the reality show, reported E! online. The clip shows Kim learning of the exciting news during a doctor’s appointment. North West’s mother later spilled the bean to her sister Khloe Kardashian. “I just got the blood

  • Singapore police rules out terrorism in shooting incident

    Singapore: Singapore police today ruled out terrorism in a shooting incident near the venue of a high-profile Asia-Pacific security summit being attended by top leaders and officials from the region. Police opened fire after a car rammed through police barricades near the venue of the three-day Shangri-La Dialogue.

  • Pakistan Ceasefire

    Pakistan violates ceasefire twice in Poonch

    Jammu: Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire by firing with automatic weapons and Rocket Projectile Grenades on forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani troops fired upon forward posts in Krishna
    Ghati sector at 0005 hours, PRO Defence Lt Col Manish Mehta said. Troops guarding the borderline did not retaliate, he said. The firing continued till 0030 hours, he said, adding there was no loss of life or

  • Nargis Dutt

    Google celebrates Bollywood actress Nargis 86th birth anniversary

    New Delhi : Google has marked late Bollywood actress Nargis Dutt’s 86th birthday with its doodle. Born in Calcutta (Kolkata), the actress, who was married to late Sunil Dutt and had three children with him, including actor Sanjay Dutt, had started her career as a child star in the Indian film industry at the age of six in 1935. She went on to be one of the most renowned actresses in Bollywood and

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee up 8 paise to 63.74 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened 8 paise to 63.74 against the US dollar in the early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on selling of the American currency by exporters as the economy grew at 7.5 per cent in the March quarter. That apart, forex dealers said, a higher opening in the domestic equity market and fresh capital inflows supported the rupee, but dollar’s strength against other currencies overseas limited the gains. The rupee had ended

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi likely to chair meeting over CVC, CIC appointments today

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a meeting at his official 7, Race Course Road residence on Monday to deliberate over the appointments of the chiefs of the Central Information Commissioner (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). According to reports, the meeting will be attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh and leader of Congress in

  • LUDO Movie-Whatsapp release

    LUDO, first film to release on Whatsapp 

    LUDO, a short film that aims to break the stereotypical mindset towards women of today, is all set to break the traditional distribution channel. The film released through Whatsapp on May 29, 2015, making it the first micro movie to ever release through this new age medium.

  • Kirti Sanon

    Kriti Sanon relishes on Punjabi songs

    The young actress who debuted in Heropanti, sure loves her music. She has a number of playlists on her phone.