Free Press Journal
  • Osama Bin Laden

    ‘US refuses bin-Laden’s death certificate to his son’

    London: Whistleblowing organisation WikiLeaks has published more than 60,000 diplomatic cables from Saudi Arabia that revel, amount others that the US embassy in Saudi Arabia had refused Osama bin Laden’s son a death certificate. According to a cable revealed on Friday, the son of the former Al Qaeda chief and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden swrote to the US embassy in Saudi Arabia asking for his father’s death certificate, a request that was

  • Suu Kyi

    Suu Kyi warns instability could delay Myanmar elections

    Yangon: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today told her party’s senior members that this year’s general election could be delayed if there is any instability in the country. The former Nobel Peace Prize winner did not go into specifics but Myanmar has seen several deadly outbreaks of violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the last few years amid a surge of Buddhist nationalist sentiment.

  • International Yoga Day

    47 Islamic Nations Join International Yoga Day

    There are 47 Islamic nations among the 177 countries of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that officially co-sponsored–with India–a resolution to establish June 21 as “International Day of Yoga”.

  • Free Housing Uttar Pradesh

    UP’s Free-Housing Mess A National Warning

    About 4,000 free houses to be allotted to poor families across Uttar Pradesh (UP) are unfinished and slated for a completion date roughly coinciding with UP state assembly elections in 2017, an enquiry filed by this correspondent under the Right-to-Information (RTI) Act has revealed.

  • Mario Mandzukic

    Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic moves to Juventus

    Turin: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that the Italian football giants have signed Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic. Although there has not yet been official confirmation of the move, Allegri admitted he is “delighted about his arrival”. “He’s a player who has scored goals in every league he’s played in. He’s got character, is an internationally experienced player and he’s going to do well in Italy,” Allegri was quoted as saying by dailymail.co.uk on

  • monsoon

    Tips to travel during monsoon

    As the scorching heat of summer gives us a farewell the sky turns grey to welcome the blissful showers of rain to cool the arena. Monsoon in India allows you to explore places with gushing waterfalls, lush green vegetation that will soothe your senses. A fresh breezy climate that will set the mood for an adventure. But things can get ugly if proper care is not taken. We have clubbed the essentials you need

  • wifi

    WiFi at Bangkok airport world’s fastest: study

    Bangkok: Bangkok airport has the world’s fastest WiFi service at a whopping speed of 41.45 Mbps, according to a new study released today. The study was conducted by speed-test website Rottenwifi.com which showed results of tests it conducted on quality and speeds of WiFi at more than 130 airports around the world, in which Suvarnabhumi airport here was ranked at the top position.

  • Phil Jagielka_Everton

    Phil Jagielka signs one-year contract extension with Everton

    London: Everton defender Phil Jagielka has signed a one-year extension to his contract that will keep him at the English football club until the summer of 2018. Jagielka, who joined Everton from Sheffield United for four million pounds eight years ago, was named Everton’s Player of the Season last season.

  • IS ahead in turf war with Al Qaeda: US

    Washington: The Islamic State is beating Al Qaeda at being the world’s leading terrorist group, says the US State Department. The “unprecedented” spread and brutality of IS, its strength in recruiting foreign fighters, messaging and its ability to inspire lone wolf attacks have helped the group supplant Al Qaeda as the leading global terrorist group, said the State Department’s annual terrorism report.

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    Saudi-led strikes hit Yemen’s Aden as peace talks fail

    Aden: Saudi-led warplanes launched dawn raids today against Shia rebels in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden, the military said, hours after peace talks in Geneva ended without agreement. At least 15 air strikes rocked the northern, eastern and western approaches to Aden, said a pro-government military source. “The objective is to close the noose around the Huthi rebels in Aden and assist the popular resistance committees” loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, the source said.

  • Ten killed after bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

    Almora : At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured after a bus fell into a gorge near Dania in Uttarakhand’s Almora district on Saturday. The bus was on its way to Pithoragarh from Delhi. Further details are awaited.

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    Chandrababu Naidu tapes: Police slap notice on channel, scribes protest

    Hyderabad: Adding yet another dimension to the “cash-for-vote” scam, the Andhra Pradesh Police issued notice to news channel T News for airing an audio tape of purported conversation between Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and nominated Telangana MLA Elvys Stephenson, sparking protests by media fraternity today. The notice, served last night, asked the channel to reply within three days as to why appropriate legal action should not be initiated against it, contending the audio tape

  • Manohar Parrikar

    70,000 houses under MAP to be finished by 2018: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said all 70,000 houses proposed to be constructed under marriage accommodation project (MAP) for Armed forces would be complete by 2018. “Under (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee government the proposal to have MAP was conceived. Out of total two lakh, 70,000 were supposed to be built under first phase,” Parrikar told reporters here today. He said subsequent governments have failed to complete the project and in last ten years, only 5,000

  • Gas leak from pipeline at Bally

    Howrah: Gas leakage was today reported from a pipeline of Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation at Bally in Howrah district. Fire Brigade personnel rushed to the area after residents complained of a pungent odour emanating from beneath a road near an abandoned factory building at Bally, a fire brigade official said. The area has been blocked and the pipeline gas supplier was informed, the official said. Police and fire brigade officials said they had not received any information

  • 7 arrested for child trafficking in Faridkot

    Faridkot(Pb): Faridkot district police today claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of seven members and recovered a 2-day-old infant who was allegedly being sold to Panchkula based couple for Rs 2.80 lakh. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the buyer when he allegedly reached the bus top to take the infant here yesterday. The gang of seven members, including four women and parents of the infant were also arrested, they claimed.

  • Pakistan Cricket Board

    PCB take legal action against Aamir Sohail, Sarfaraz Nawaz

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has managed to get a stay order from a local sessions court against former Pakistan players, Sarfaraz Nawaz and Aamir Sohail from speaking against the board and former Chairman, Najam Sethi. The legal advisor of the board, Tafazzul Rizvi said that the PCB had filed a damages and defamation suit against the two former players in the district court in Lahore.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj leaves for New York for yoga day event

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left for New York to participate in the inaugural International Yoga Day event at the UN. “Leaving for New York,” Swaraj tweeted.  The International Yoga Day event will be attended by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, among others.  The UN had last December declared June 21 as International Yoga Day.

  • Tamil TV channel for ‘degrading’ bishop and nuns

    Coimbatore : About 900 persons belonging to the Christian community, including fathers and nuns, staged a demonstration in the campus of St Michael Church here today, condemning a program telecast by a Tamil TV channel, allegedly portraying the bishop in a degrading manner. Fr. John Joseph Stanis, Vicar General of Coimbatore diocese, alleged that a woman interviewed in the program ‘Solvathellam Unmai’ telecast on June 15 and 16, had spoken ill about fathers, nuns and

  • Valencia_Nicolas Otamendi

    Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi opens door to big money move

    Madrid: Valencia’s Argentinean defender Nicolas Otamendi has opened the door for a possible transfer from the football club he helped to qualify for the Champions League last season. Otamendi’s performances in helping Valencia finish in fourth place in Spain’s La Liga have attracted the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs with Manchester United and Real Madrid thought to be interested in him, Xinhua reported on Friday.