Free Press Journal
  • Karun Chandhok

    Karun Chandhok’s team Murphy Prototypes finish 5th at Le Mans 24hrs

    Maine (France) : Ace Indian racer Karun Chandhok led his team, Murphy Prototypes, to an impressive fifth place finish at the historic Le Mans 24-Hours in the LMP2 Class, here. The team was running as high as third place but suffered problems and eventually settled for a strong 5th position in the world’s most famous endurance race. Chandhok, who is supported by JK Tyre, AVT Premium, Sidvin and Tag Heuer, did not feel the team was

  • suicide

    Maharashtra farmer’s suicide: Bank manager held responsible!

    Amravati (Maharashtra): In an unprecedented move, the Maharashtra Police has booked the branch manager of nationalised bank as responsible for the recent suicide here of a farmer, an official said here on Monday.

  • Ex-militant shot dead in Sopore, fourth killing in 7 days

    Sopore: A shopkeeper was shot dead by suspected militants today in this north Kashmir town, in fourth civilian killing in a week and second since yesterday, police said. Two young men visited the shop-cum-residence of Aijaz Ahmed Reshi this morning and pumped two bullets into his head, sending shock waves through the state’s ‘apple town’, barely 52 km from capital Srinagar.

  • drugs seized

    Nigerian man gets 1 year in jail for possessing 9 gms cocaine

    New Delhi: A 34-year-old Nigerian national has been sentenced to one year in jail for possessing nine grams of cocaine and living illegally in India on fake visa and passport by a Delhi court which took a lenient view towards him considering his young age. Special NDPS Judge Shail Jain handed down the sentence to Richard, who was residing in Tilak Nagar here, with a direction that after he serves his jail term,

  • inflation

    India’s wholesale inflation still negative, but tad up 

    New Delhi: India’s annual wholesale inflation continued to be in the negative in May but moved up slightly to (-)2.36 percent from (-)2.65 percent in the previous month, mainly on account of a rise in prices of food articles, official data showed on Monday.

  • Sensex

    Sensex jumps 161 pts on positive macro data; Nifty above 8,000

    Mumbai: Rising for the second straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex today jumped 161 points to 26,586.55 as auto and healthcare shares surged on strong factory output data and steady inflation, while value-buying in beaten-down stocks too added to the upside. Besides, IMD saying that the rainfall was 5 per cent more than the normal limit until now also boosted the sentiment.

  • Virat Kohli

    Will discuss DRS usage with team: Virat Kohli

    Fatullah (Bangladesh): India Test captain Virat Kohli said he is open to discussing the usage of the Decision Review System (DRS) with his team, even as the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) continues to oppose its employment in matches. The rain-marred one-off Test match between India and Bangladesh ended in a tame draw as the hosts finished at 23 for no loss in their second innings after being forced

  • Neymer

    Neymar inspires Brazil to last-gasp victory

    Temuco (Chile): Brazil left it late to see off Peru in their opening match in Group C, with Douglas Costa scoring in injury time to clinch a 2-1 victory in the Copa America football tournament.  Earlier, Christian Cueva gave Peru a shock lead on Sunday, making the most of an error by Brazil goalkeeper Jefferson to open the scoring in the third minute.  However, it did not take Brazil – playing in

  • Narendra Modi

    For tribal welfare, Modi seeks greater convergence of schemes

    New Delhi: Emphasising the need to improve the outcomes of various interventions for tribal welfare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for enhanced convergence of the several schemes aimed at their welfare. Chairing a high-level review meeting on tribal welfare initiatives, including Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana, the Prime Minister said that the various wings of the Centre and state governments should work in tandem to meet the targeted objectives within the specified timeframe, an

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Sangakkara might retire after first Test against India

    Colombo: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara is likely to retire from international cricket after the first Test against India in Galle later this year. Sangakkara has had a talk with SLC officials regarding his swansong Test and his willingness to play two Tests against Pakistan and the opening game versus India besides his county commitments with Surrey, reported ‘ESPNcricinfo’.

  • Digvijay Singh

    ‘Achhe din’ for accused Amit Shah to Lalit Modi: Digvijay

    New Delhi: Bringing Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the line of fire, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh today alleged “achhe din” have arrived for those accused in criminal cases–from Amit Shah, to Ramdev, to Lalit Modi. “ACHHE DIN for all accused of murder false encounter money laundering FEMA from Amit Shah to Ramdev to Lalit Modi. PM silent. ???? ????????”, the Congress General Secretary said in a series of tweets.

  • Indian worker in Bahrain accused of molestation released

    Manama : An Indian supermarket employee, who was arrested last month for allegedly molesting a 10-year-old girl at a shopping mall, has been released, a media report said today. The 25-year-old youth was accused of groping the Bahraini girl as she tried to take a trolley at the mall in Muharraq in April. The man denied the allegation and claimed the girl made up the story following a row over a shopping trolley. He said

  • Malaysian state offers to pay for services of maids

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian state has offered to help financially for the services of maids as part of incentives to encourage young parents to have more babies. Malaysia’s northeastern Terengganu state has said it will reduce kindergarten fees and couples could also avail of loans to start a business if their earnings were below a certain amount. The monthly fee at a state-run kindergarten is about Ringitt 250 but parents paid only Ringitt 180 after discount. “The government

  • Spinali bikini

    Now, smart bikini that stops you from getting sunburned

    London: A smart bikini that measures exposure to ultraviolet radiation and alerts wearers when they are at risk of getting sunburned has been developed by a French company. The Spinali bikini is equipped with a waterproof sensor to measure ultraviolet radiation exposure and sends information to the wearer’s smartphone, which warns the user to top up the suncream or seek shade. Users can input their skin type into a smartphone app to ensure that the alarm goes

  • Poor Sleep

    Poor sleep may double heart attack risk

    London: When it comes to health of your heart, a bad night’s sleep could be as bad as smoking. Researchers have found that sleep disturbances may double the risk of heart attack and stroke in men. “Sleep is not a trivial issue. In our study it was associated with double the risk of a heart attack and up to four times the risk of stroke,” said professor Valery Gafarov of the World

  • North Korea makes conditional offer for dialogue with South

    Seoul: North Korea said today that it is ready to restart talks with the South if Seoul scraps joint military exercises with the United States. The offer came on the 15th anniversary of a landmark summit between then South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung and North Korea’s late leader Kim Jong-Il which saw a joint declaration issued on reconciliation and cooperation. “There is no reason to avoid dialogue and negotiations if an atmosphere for trust and reconciliation

  • Kenya police accused of abuses against Muslims after massacre

    Nairobi: The response by Kenyan security forces to a wave of massacres a year ago in Kenya’s coastal region has been marked by beatings, arbitrary detentions and theft, human rights groups said today. A report by Human Rights Watch and the Kenya Human Rights Commission said the abuse suffered by the local communities in the wake of the attacks underscores an urgent need for far-reaching security reforms, including increasing their resources and weeding out

  • British jihadist Thomas Evans believed killed in Kenya

    Nairobi: A British jihadist fighting for Somalia’s Al-Qaeda affiliate, the Shebab, is believed to have been killed in a thwarted attack on a Kenyan army base, a Kenyan defence spokesman said. “All the available data, including photographs, points to it being Thomas Evans. There is an investigation going on with forensics and DNA to confirm his identity,” Kenya Defence Forces spokesman Colonel David Obonyo told AFP today. Evans, in his mid-20s and also known as Abdul

  • Search on for people, zoo animals missing in Georgia flood

    Tbilisi (Georgia): Rescue workers in the Georgian capital are still searching for at least two dozen people and an undetermined number of potentially dangerous animals missing after severe flooding ravaged the city’s zoo and left at least 12 people dead. Tbilisi zoo director Zurab Gurielidze today said that none of the people who died was killed by the zoo animals set free in the flooding. Three zoo employees drowned. Among the animals that fled the flooded

  • Anti-polio campaign launched in Peshawar

    Islamabad: A two-day anti-polio campaign was launched in Pakistan’s Peshawar city on Monday amidst tight security. Over 700,000 children of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province would be administered the oral polio vaccine in 92 union councils of Peshawar, Dawn online reported.  According to the health department, 460 static and 2,955 mobile teams have been formed for the door-to-door anti-polio campaign.  The anti-polio campaign was scheduled for May 28 but it was delayed due to