Free Press Journal
  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh upset after uncertainty over 2017 Champions Trophy qualification

    Johannesburg : The scheduling of the proposed tri-series in Zimbabwe featuring the hosts along with Pakistan and West Indies has left the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) unhappy as it has now created uncertainty over their chances of qualifying for the 2017 Champions Trophy. The series will see the visiting teams and the host fighting for the last spot for the 2017 tournament in England. Earlier, Bangladesh stunned India 2-1 and were celebrating their qualification

  • Yannick Agnel

    Olympic champion swimmer Agnel not to defend world title

    Paris: Olympic and World 200 metres freestyle champion Yannick Agnel said that he will end his season after suffering from pleurisy, dropping off the chance to defend his title at the World Championships in August. The 23-year-old Frenchman, who beat China’s Sun Yang and Park Tae Hwan of South Korea to win the 200m freestyle in London Games, preferred to skip the World Championships, to be held from August 2 to 9

  • bjp-flag

    BJP launches Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra

    Puri: Hitting out at the BJD Government in Odisha for the deviation in Lord Jagannath’s ‘Brahma Paribartan’ ritual, BJP today launched a state-wide ‘Jagannath Sanskruti Suraksha Yatra’ here to demand a judicial probe into the lapses and make people aware of it. The week-long yatra was flagged off in the presence of state BJP unit president K V Singhdeo, Bijay Mohapatra, Jual Oram, Giridhar Gamang and a host of party stalwarts.

  • Sardar Singh

    India seek to sort out defensive woes against Malaysia

    Antwerp (Belgium): Soundly thrashed by Australia in their last match, India would look to sort out their defensive woes when they take on Malaysia in their quarterfinal match of the Hockey World League Semifinals here tomorrow. The Indian defenders, who let in six goals against world champions Australia in their last group match, will be again tested by the nippy Malaysians tomorrow as the knockout competition begins at the KHC Dragons Stadium. Going into tomorrow’s quarterfinal

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Centre to build capacity of local North-East stakeholders

    Guwahati: The central government wants to build capacity of local contractors, engineers and other stakeholders for participation in construction of highways and infrastructure in the North-East, Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

  • Bus drivers should be extra careful on passenger safety: Court

    New Delhi: Bus drivers have a duty to take extra care to ensure passenger safety, even if they are travelling on the stairs of crowded buses on Delhi roads, a city court has said. The court’s observation came when it was hearing a case of a passenger, who died after slipping and falling down the stairs of a private passenger bus that was being driven in a “rash and negligent” manner.

  • Petr Cech

    Chelsea fans threaten Cech on Twitter

    London: English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal’s new signing Petr Cech has received several death threats from his former club Chelsea fans on Twitter following his 10 million pounds move. Chelsea supporters appear to be unhappy with goalkeeper Cech’s decision to move across London despite the fact the Czech Republic international represented his former side with distinction during his 11-year spell, reported on Monday.  Several Twitter users purporting to be Chelsea

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    J&K CM orders revisiting of Draft Master Plan for Pahalgam

    Srinagar: In a significant move aimed at developing Pahalgam as an eco-friendly high-end tourist destination, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has ordered revisiting of Draft Master Plan for the hill resort to make it an all-season tourist destination.

  • Udhampur sets up 682 school toilets in three-weeks time

    Jammu: Keeping in view with ‘Swachh Vidalaya Abhiyan’ of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir has, in record of sorts, constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks. “District Administration has constructed 682 toilets in the schools across the district in last three weeks through dedicated teams working round the clock to achieve the target,” a senior district officer said.

  • Pankaja Munde

    Will expose conspiracy against me: Pankaja Munde

    Mumbai: A week after coming under a cloud of allegations, Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde today asserted she will expose the conspiracy against her. Back home from a trip to London, Munde, addressing supporters at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here, said “I will expose the conspiracy against me with your trust and support.”

  • Murali Vijay

    After doing well in Tests, I expected ODI call-up: Murali Vijay

    Chennai: After being selected in the limited overs series against Zimbabwe, India batsman Murali Vijay said following couple a good run in Tests, he expected to be called up in the One-Day Internationals (ODI), and added that he would grab the opportunity with both hands that has come his way. “It is a happy feeling to make a comeback to ODIs. I have been batting well in Tests, so I just have

  • Congress protests against Vinod Tawde for mismanagement

    Mumbai: The Congress staged a protest against Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde here on Tuesday over the allegations of irregularities in awarding a Rs 191 crore contract.

  • Markets factor, Greece

    Markets factor-in Greece default; trade marginally up

    Mumbai: Investor sentiments were subdued in the Indian equity markets, which were trading flat as Greece headed towards a debt payment default on Tuesday. The barometer of the Indian equity markets – the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) – was marginally up during the mid-afternoon trade session. Investors were anxious, as a crucial deadline for the Mediterranean nation to repay part of its debt to the International Monetary

  • Shahrukh Khan

    Box office clash not for us: SRK on Salman

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh and Salman Khan are set to be pitted against each other at the box-office next year but King Khan feels that their clash is only limited to the theatrical releases of “Raees” and “Sultan”. “I am as excited as you are about the clash that is going to happen. But it is not a clash. The business will get divided, but we are such good friends that we will do

  • Afghan suicide attack

    Five killed, 51 injured in Afghan suicide attack

    Kabul: At least five people were killed and 51 injured in a suicide attack in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Tuesday, an official here said. The attack took place near a police station in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Afghan province, when a car bomb was detonated, Xinhua news agency reported. The victims comprised three attackers and two civilians. “One woman was among the victims. The injured were shifted to a hospital

  • IS beheads two women in Syria

    Damascus: Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded two women in eastern Syria, the first beheading of women since the IS group came into existence in Syria, activists said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based watchdog group, said the beheadings took place in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour near Iraq.  The beheading of the two women was the first such incident since the IS declared its “caliphate” in areas

  • Justin Bieber Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez ignores Justin Bieber

    Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez reportedly ignored Justin Bieber when they found themselves at the same party here. According to a source, Gomez was too busy with her friends and Ed Sheeran to “engage” with the “Boyfriend” crooner.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Rohit is so punctual that it’s pathetic working with him: SRK

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has re-teamed with Rohit Shetty for action-comedy “Dilwale”, quips that the director’s punctuality on sets makes working with him difficult. “I come on time as per me. According to my time, I am always punctual but according to other people, I am not always punctual,” Shah Rukh said.

  • INsurance Bill

    22 claims settled in 30 days under PM’s insurance schemes

    New Delhi: As many as 22 death and accident claims were settled within a month of the launch of the government’s flagship social security insurance schemes, giving relief to near and dear ones of the policyholders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan MantriJeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) to provide insurance cover to people at nominal premium. These schemes came into force from June 1.