Free Press Journal
  • AAP protest, Punjab

    AAP holds protest march, mounts pressure on Govt. to sack Sushma, Raje

    New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is holding a protest march here on Monday demanding the resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde. “This is happening since the last few weeks but they are silent. There is not a single FIR against corruption in the last one month. In this way, the

  • Four teenagers drown in water tank

    Visakhapatnam: Four teenagers including two brothers drowned in a water tank at Narsapuram village here, police said today. The incident took place last evening under Padbanabham mandal when they entered the tank for swimming and were suddenly caught in the heavy currents. The deceased were identified as K Kalyan (14, his brother K Mohan (12), S Vinay (14) and J Simhachalam (14),Inspector S Kanta Rao said. Locals spotted a cricket bat and clothes lying at the spot

  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa

    Shuttlers Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa win 2015 Canada Open

    Calgary (Canada): Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa clinched the 2015 Canada Open badminton title after beating top pair Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in their women’s doubles event in Calgary. The Commonwealth Games silver medalist pair overcame the Dutch duo 21-19, 21-16 in a thrilling final showdown that lasted over 35 minutes. Although the Indian pair had to face stiff competition from their opponents to secure the first set, the second game began on

  • Cop injured in firing in Kathua

    Jammu: A policemen was injured when some unidentified gunmen fired upon him in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir today. Constable Jagdish Singh was injured when some unidentified gunmen fired upon him at Shahidi Chowk in the district around 9:20 AM today, a police official said. The injured cop was initially shifted to district hospital Kathua and later referred to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital at Jammu for specialised treatment, he said. The gunmen managed to escape in

  • IPL-6 spot fixing case

    IPL-6 spot fixing: Court to pass order on charge on July 25

    New Delhi: The order on framing of charges in the IPL-6 spot fixing case in which suspended cricketers Ajit Chandila, S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and others, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel are accused, was today deferred for July 25 by a Delhi court. Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna, who was scheduled to pass the order today, said that the order sheet is not prepared yet.

  • Amy Poehler

    If the goal is to get famous ‘then you’re in trouble: Amy Poehler

    Los Angeles: Actor-comedien Amy Poehler offered some words of wisdom to budding actors at the Upright Citizen Brigade’s Del Close 17th Annual Marathon in New York City. The “Parks and Recreation” star asked the aspiring comedians to figure out why they really want to break into the business, reported People magazine. “If the goal is doing good stuff and working with your friends if you’re doing that then you’re succeeding. If the goal is to be famous

  • Digvijay Singh

    Vyapam scam death: Digvijay for approaching Supreme Court

    New Delhi : Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday said the only option left to get to the bottom of the Vyapam scam case is to approach the Supreme Court. “It’s a very serious issue that one after another, people connected to the Vyapam Scam are dying under mysterious circumstances. We have already lost faith in the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The only option left is to approach the Supreme Court,” said Singh. On

  • Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Regret the embarrassment caused to Catherine: Michael Douglas

    Los Angeles: Michael Douglas has admitted that his confession about the cause of his throat cancer may not have been the best move for wife Catherine Zeta-Jones. The 70-year-old actor had suggested that his throat cancer could have been caused by oral sex and made front-page headlines, reported E!Online. “It was one of those things… And I so regretted any embarrassment that it caused Catherine. And her family. We had a little bump in the road.

  • Silver

    Silver futures surge Rs 309 on safe haven appeal

    New Delhi: Silver prices jumped Rs 309 to Rs 36,277 per kg in futures trade today as speculators widened their bets in sync with a firming trend in overseas markets. At Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in July was trading higher by Rs 309, or 0.86 per cent, at Rs 36,277 per kg in a business turnover of 501 lots. Similarly, the white metal for delivery in September was trading higher by Rs 308, or

  • Larsen & Toubro

    L&T secures new orders worth Rs 2,035 crore

    New Delhi: Engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) today said it has received orders worth Rs 2,035 crore across various business verticals. “The construction arm of L&T won orders worth Rs 2,035 crore across various business segments in June 2015,” the construction major said in a statement. Its building and factor business segment has secured new orders for construction of office spaces, including add-ons. Besides, the transportation infrastructure business has won a major

  • Gold

    Gold futures climb Rs 270 as Greece crisis deepens

    New Delhi: Taking positive cues from global markets, gold futures traded Rs 270 higher at Rs 26,794 per 10 grams as speculators built up fresh bets. At Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in August spurted Rs 270, or 1.02 per cent, to Rs 26,794 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 622 lots. On similar lines, the metal for delivery in October contract was trading higher by Rs 266, or 0.99 per cent, at Rs

  • Eat healthy, Brain

    Special protein in brain may up stroke risk

    New York: A special protein found in the brain’s tiniest blood vessels may increase the risk of stroke, find researchers. The protein called FoxF2 is found in the brain’s smallest blood vessels called capillaries and are essential for the development of the blood-brain barrier.  In a study done on mice, the team found how the blood-brain barrier develops and what makes the capillaries in the brain different from small blood vessels in

  • Tunisia resort attack: Gunman got help from others

    London: The gunman, who killed 38 people at a beach resort near the Tunisian city of Sousse, received help from others in carrying out the attack, officials said. Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said authorities were “sure” that Seifeddine Rezgui had accomplices who provided him the Kalashnikov rifle, BBC reported on Monday.  Security officials said Rezgui, who posed as a swimmer, was carrying a rifle under a parasol and started

  • world solar plane

    Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan

    Tokyo: The Swiss-made solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, on Monday started its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean. According to sources, the solar plane took off from Nagoya Airfield in Japan at dawn and is scheduled to land in Hawaii in approximately 120 hours.  Roughly eight hours into the flight, project spokeswoman Elke Neumann said it was still unknown whether the plane would continue its bid for Hawaii,

  • Vasundhara Raje

    Vasundhara Raje should be sacked or dismissed: Subhash Agarwal

    New Delhi: RTI activist Subhash Agarwal on Monday said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s role in connection with the controversy surrounding former IPL boss Lalit Modi is not only immoral and unethical but anti-national. “I read the RTI and its reply that has been filed and in my view the MEA has given the right reply. But it doesn’t mean that whatever is happening is right. The role of Rajasthan Chief Minister in

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence steps out with hilarious face again

    Los Angeles : Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence continued her new trend of joking around with photographers during an outing at the Waverly Inn in New York City. The 24-year-old star emerged from her car looking every inch the glamorous movie star except for the silly unibrow and goatee that was drawn on her face with a marker, reported People magazine. Lawrence turned heads outside Nobu in NYC on Wednesday when she stuck a pair of

  • Local Train, Churchgate

    Railway Minister orders probe into freak train accident

    Mumbai: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu today ordered a probe into the freak accident at Churchgate Station here wherein a local train crashed into the dead end, injuring five passengers and disrupting suburban services on the Western Railway line. “Ordered enquiry into freak accident at Churchgate. All lapses of any kind… responsibility will be fixed, action will be taken,” he tweeted. Following the incident, Western Railway (WR) had launched an inquiry and suspended motorman L S Tiwari,

  • Gatlin blazes to 200m win in 19.57sec

    Eugene (United States): Controversial sprinter Justin Gatlin fired a World Championships warning shot, winning the 200m title at the US athletics championships in a blistering 19.57sec. I wanted to come out and make a statement, and that’s what I did,” Gatlin said yesterday after a career-best that improved on the season-leading 19.68 he set on the same Hayward Field track at the Eugene Diamond League meeting in May.

  • Four terrorists killed in Pakistan

    Islamabad: Four terrorists, including a suicide bomber, were killed and nine injured in a raid carried out in Pakistan’s Lahore city on Monday. During the raid in Lahore’s Rachna Town and Khan Colony area, a suicide bomber blew himself up, injuring nine people including a policeman, Geo News reported.  One terrorist was shot by police on the spot while two more who sustained bullet wounds succumbed to their injuries later.  According to police

  • Sampaoli rejects favouritism in the Chile-Peru match

    Santiago: Jorge Sampaoli, coach of Chile’s national soccer team, has rejected there is favouritism in the semifinal game between Chile and Peru, to be held next Monday.  Sampaoli said: “I do not agree with those who say there is favouritism. Chile has played a great tournament but in semifinals we will face a team that has been growing, a confident team and one who has certainly better offensive tactics than Uruguay, so