Free Press Journal
  • England, Mexico, Womens World Cup

    England edge Mexico 2-1 in women’s World Cup

    Moncton (Canada): England rebounded from their defeat to France when Fran Kirby and Karen Carney scored to nail a 2-1 win over Mexico at the women’s World Cup. Mark Sampson’s side desperately needed a win in their Group F on Saturday after losing their opening match to France 1-0 in Moncton, reports Xinhua.  Kirby fired past Mexican goalie Cecilia Santiago on 71 minutes, and substitute Carney headed in the second off a

  • Yuvraj Valmiki

    Will miss services of forward Sunil: Yuvraj Walmiki

    Antwerp: Indian hockey team forward Yuvraj Walmiki said on Sunday that the services of injured striker S.V. Sunil will be missed during the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be played here from June 20 to July 5. Sunil was originally included in the 18-member team for the tournament but injured himself during training.  “We will miss him on the field as he is the speed demon of the team. The way

  • Anurag Kashyup

    The ‘Phantoms’ of cinema

    Shubarna Mukerji Shu applauds the four pillars of Phantom for creating and merchandising superlative cinema with elan!

  • Beyonce

    Beyonce sued for $7 million for plagiarism

    Los Angeles: Singer Beyonce Knowles has been sued $7 million by a backing singer who claimed the star had plagiarised her music to write hit song “XO”. The 33-year-old and her company Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records have been taken to court over her hit single “XO” after Ahmad Lane filed a federal lawsuit claiming she had stolen the music for the track, reports femalefirst.co.uk.   Lane claims that Knowles’s current backing singer Chrissy

  • Manohar Parrikar

    BJP slams Omar, says ‘Kashmir will be remembered for development, governance’

    Mathura : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday hit back at National Conference leader Omar Abdullah for linking the spate of terror attacks in Sopore area with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s alleged remark about revival of ‘Ikhwanis’, saying Jammu and Kashmir will remember the development and governance that the present government is working towards in the valley.

  • Omar al-Bashir

    Court orders Sudan president to stay in SA until arrest ruling

    Johannesburg: A South African court today issued a temporary ban on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leaving the country after the International Criminal Court (ICC) called for his arrest at a summit of African leaders in Johannesburg. A court statement said it was “compelling respondents to prevent President Omar Al-Bashir from the leaving the country until an order is made in this court”.A hearing in Pretoria High Court is set to take place later today. The

  • Stephen Constantine

    Indian team told to acclimatise to Guam conditions quickly

    Hagatna (Guam): Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine urged his boys on Sunday to shake off jet lag and adjust quickly to the overseas conditions here before facing Guam on Tuesday in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. India lost their first match of the second round of qualifiers, going down 1-2 against Oman on June 11. India are in Group D along with Iran, Guam, Oman and Turkmenistan for the preliminary

  • kajol, Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan nostalgic about again working with Kajol

    Mumbai: A sense of nostalgia seems to have engulfed Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has started working with Kajol for “Dilwale”, five years after featuring with her in “My Name Is Khan”. The 49-year-old posted a collage on micro-blogging site Twitter on Saturday. The collage is like a walk down the memory lane, starting from their 1993 film “Baazigar” to “Karan Arjun” (1995), “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge” (1995), “Kuch Kuch Hota

  • Harbhajan Singh

    Harbhajan Singh surpasses Akram’s Test scalps to climb to 9th in list

    Fatullah: India’s senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today reached a landmark as he surpassed Pakistan legend Wasim Akram’s tally of Test wickets to climb to ninth in the all-time highest wicket-takers’ list. Harbhajan today dismissed Imrul Kayes for 72 to reach 415 Test victims, one more than Akram’s 414 from 104 matches. His final figures of 3/64 took his tally to 416 victims from 102 Test matches. In fact, the Indian off-spinner reached the landmark quicker than

  • Sourav Ganguly

    Sourav Ganguly backs Virat Kohli for preferring Rohit over Pujara

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday defended Test skipper Virat Kohli’s call to play Rohit Sharma ahead of Cheteshwar Pujara in the ongoing one-off Test match against Bangladesh in Fatullah. “Virat wants to play five bowlers and in that case you have to sacrifice a batsman. Rohit played at number three in the last Test match in Sydney. Going by the form, it is fine,” Ganguly said on the sidelines

  • India, bangladesh

    India bowl out Bangladesh, enforce follow-on

    Fatullah (Bangladesh): India bowled out Bangladesh for 256 runs and enforced the follow-on shortly after tea on the fifth day of their lone cricket Test as the hosts trailed the visitors’ first innings tally by 206 runs at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Sunday. Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes top-scored with 72 while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the 10th five-wicket haul of his Test career. Comeback man Harbhajan Singh

  • Mayawati

    Mayawati attacks BJP over Yoga Day

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today welcomed celebration of Yoga Day on June 21 but condemned the way BJP and its “offshoots” are playing “communal card” through it. “Our party is not against programmes to be held on the International Yoga Day on June 21 and welcomes it. But we condemn the way BJP and its offshoots are trying to play dirty game of using communal card on the occasion,” she told reporters

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Opposition slams Sushma Swaraj over Lalit Modi issue

    New Delhi: Opposition parties today slammed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and demanded her resignation for “helping” scam-tainted former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi in procuring travel documents in the UK, a country which he has made his home to avoid legal processes in India. RSS, however, defended Swaraj, saying whatever she might have done would have been guided by her “humane” nature and “nationalistic” spirit.

  • Facebook

    ‘Like’ it or not, Facebook knows your interests

    New York: We already know that we only get the similar kind of content in our Facebook feed that we like/share/comment on. That’s called echo effect. But we don’t always press ‘like’ or ‘share’ buttons on every post that pops up in our Facebook feed, even if we like it or care about it.  Now, Facebook would know even without any of your ‘labelled’ activity whether particular stuff in the News Feed

  • Sushma Swaraj, Lalit Modi

    RSS defends ‘nationalist, patriotic’ Sushma Swaraj

    Jaipur : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday came to the rescue of Sushma Swaraj, who is under sharp criticism for helping controversial Indian Premier League (IPL) founder Lalit Modi with his travel documents, and said that the External Affairs Minister would never compromise with nationalism and patriotism.

  • Irrfan Khan

    Irrfan Khan watches ‘Jurrassic World’ with ‘Inferno’ co-stars

    Mumbai : Internationally acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, who is currently busy shooting for the upcoming Hollywood film “Inferno” in Budapest, took some time out from his busy schedule to watch his new film “Jurrassic World” along with his co-stars. The fourth instalment in the popular “Jurassic Park” franchise, which released in India on June 11, features Irrfan in the role of Simon Masrani. The film has received a positive response from critics.

  • Ram Naik

    Acted as per Constitution to better conditions in UP: Ram Naik

    Baghpat (UP): Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, who has been at loggerheads with Samajwadi Party over several issues ever since he took over the gubernatorial post last year, has said he used the powers vested in him under the Constitution to improve the condition of the state. “I don’t like to be dragged in controversy…I am using my constitutional powers to improve the condition of the state and will continue to do so,” Naik

  • Naxal Attacks

    Over 15,000 killed in Naxal violence since 1980: MHA

    New Delhi: Over 15,000 people, including more than 3,000 security personnel, have been killed in Naxal violence in the last 35 years, an RTI query has revealed. According to the Union Home Ministry, while 12,177 civilians have fallen prey to Left-Wing Extremism during this period, 3,125 security personnel, too, lost their lives tackling the Naxal menace.

  • Ambedkar’s statue vandalised, protests by dalits

    Phagwara (Punjab):  A statue of B R Ambedkar was allegedly vandalised at village Palahi near here today, sparking protests by dalits who blocked roads at many places in the district. The statue’s raised arm was found twisted and damaged in a park at village Palahi, police said. Protesting against the incident, members of dalit community blocked traffic on Phagwara-Chandigarh bypass in front of Palahi village, at Bhullarai crossing of the bypass and Phagwara-Palahi crossing on Phagwara-Hoshiarpur