Free Press Journal
  • Taliban Attack

    Taliban commander among 6 militants killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: Six militants, including a Taliban commander, were killed and three others injured in a clash that erupted in Afghanistan’s Takhar province on Thursday, an official said.  “Security forces began a crackdown against Taliban hideouts in Khawja Ghar district early today (Thursday) morning and so far six rebels, including their commander Qari Tayeb, who served as Taliban shadow governor in Takhar province, have been killed,” Mohammad Omar, the governor of Khawja Ghar

  • PDP, BJP

    JKNPP to protest against BJP-PDP government on July 4

    Jammu: Attacking the BJP-PDP coalition government for its “malgovernance”, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today said it will take out a protest rally on July 4 here. “We will be taking out a massive and historic rally endorsing the mission of ‘Fight for Jammu’ on July 4 against gross failure and malgovernance in BJP-PDP coalition government,” JKNPP President Balwant Singh Mankotia told reporters here.

  • Philippe Bergeroo

    Philippe Bergeroo to remain France women’s team coach till 2017

    Paris: The French Football Federation (FFF) has announced that it has extended for two more years its contract with Philippe Bergeroo as coach of the women’s national team.  Bergeroo, who led the women’s side to the World Cup quarter-finals in Canada in June, will thus be in charge for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Euro 2017 in the Netherlands, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.  The 61-year-old, a member of the men’s squad

  • Kei Nishikori

    Kei Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

    Wimbledon: Fifth seed Kei Nishikori of Japan has pulled out of the Wimbledon Championships because of a left calf injury. The decision was announced on Wednesday before his second round match against Colombian Santiago Giraldo in the second match on Centre Court, reports Xinhua.  The same injury also forced him to withdraw midway through his semi-final against Andreas Seppi in Halle, a warm-up tournament for Wimbledon.  World No. 60 Giraldo thus became

  • Hrishikesh Kanitkar

    Hrishikesh Kanitkar retires from cricket, eyes coaching job

    New Delhi: Former India player Hrishikesh Kanitkar has finally called time on his cricket career to concentrate on coaching assignments in the near future.  The 40-year-old left-handed batsman and a part time off-spinner conveyed his decision to BCCI yesterday. Kanitkar, who represented India in 2 Tests and 34 ODIs in his three-year long international career, will always be remembered for his match-winning six against Saqlain Mushtaq in the side’s memorable win over Pakistan at Dhaka in January

  • Jack Warner

    Former FIFA vice president Warner tells US prepare for long, hot summer

    Port of Spain (Trinidad): Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has told the United States to brace up for a “long hot summer” as he defends himself against charges laid by law enforcement authorities of that country regarding his activities with football’s world governing body. Warner, who is out on bail, is due to re-appear in court here on July 9, reports CMC.  Warner was charged with 12 offences related to racketeering, corruption

  • Man attacks sister-in-law, her daughter; kills self

    Lakhimpur Kheri (UP): A 50-year-old man allegedly attacked his widowed sister-in-law and her daughter before committing suicide over some property dispute in Hathiabojh Dareri village here, police said today. Keshav Ram hanged himself to death after seriously injuring his widowed sister-in-law Dhanwanti and her 12-year-old daughter Shivani late last night, they said.

  • Lionel Messi

    Not worried by lack of goals: Lionel Messi

    Concepcion: Lionel Messi asserted that he is not concerned by failing to get among the goals for Argentina as they thrashed Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semi-final on Tuesday.  The Albiceleste captain was an influential figure for Gerardo Martino’s men in Concepción, supplying three assists and earning the Man of the Match award.  He failed to find the net during the comprehensive victory over La Albirroja at the Estadio Ester Roa

  • Hockey

    Indian men eager to tame attacking Belgians in semifinal clash

    Antwerp (Belgium): India will face one of their toughest tests in defence when they square off against the marauding Belgians in what promises to be a robust semifinal clash of the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals here tomorrow. The encounter will test the ability of India’s defence to guard against the Belgian strikers, who have tasted enormous success in the past couple of years to boost their world ranking to No. 4 — the highest

  • MK Stalin

    DMK leader M K Stalin accuses TN Chief Electoral Officer of bias

    Chennai: DMK treasurer M K Stalin today accused Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer of being biased in favour of ruling AIADMK in the June 27 bypoll in R K Nagar, from where Chief Minister Jayalalithaa won by a huge margin. “He is a government official, an IAS officer and was vested with the responsibility of working without any party bias,” he said. “Sandeep Saxena (Chief Electoral Officer) however worked more than AIADMK ministers and MLAs for

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Kiren Rijiju says ‘unaware’ of flight delay to ferry him

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said he was unaware that an Air India flight was allegedly delayed and three passengers had to be de-boarded around a week ago to accommodate him and an aide at the last minute. “Usually, I am informed about all my travel arrangements while I am on an official assignment,” Rijiju told IANS from Darjeeling, where he has gone to check

  • Nirmal Singh

    Leh-Delhi AI flight timings changed at last moment, alleges Nirmal Singh

    Udhampur (J-K) : Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Thursday claimed that the timings of flight, in which he and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju were travelling by, had been brought ahead by one hour. “We had confirmed tickets for the flight but the flight timings were changed at the last moment and was preponed by one hour. We are also customers. It was a plane and

  • Amarnath Yatra

    Amarnath Yatra pilgrims much happier this year : Rajnath Singh

    Srinagar: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that thanks to the security arrangement made for the Amarnath Yatra, the pilgrims are much happier this year than they have been in recent times. I have reviewed the security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. The pilgrims are also happier than they had been in earlier years. If the Central government was not sensitive towards Jammu and Kashmir, then such quick action to tackle

  • all is well poster

    Official Trailer-All Is Well: Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Rishi Kapoor, Supriya Pathak

    Presenting the Official Trailer of upcoming bollywood movie ‘All is Well’ starring Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal, Rishi Kapoor, Supriya Pathak & others. Directed by Umesh Shukla and Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar and Varun Bajaj. Co-Produced by Ajay Kapoor and Chirag Bajaj. Releasing In Cinemas on 21st August 2015

  • Darjeeling landslide

    Darjeeling landslide: Death toll reaches 38

    Darjeeling (West Bengal) : The death toll due to landslides in Darjeeling has gone up to 38, leaving over 23 people missing and 500 misplaced. On Wednesday, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju visited the district to stock of the landslide affected areas. Our priority is to make best rescue operation. We will do whatever is necessary. We have to work with the State Government,” Rijiju said.

  • Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza

    Wimbledon: Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis advance to second round

    London : Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Swiss team-mate Martina Hingis advanced to the second round of the Wimbledon Championships after defeating the duo of Saisai Zheng and Zarina Diyas in the opening round yesterday. The top seeded India-Swiss pair defeated the Chinese-Kazakh team in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. In the men’s doubles, Leander Paes and Canada’s Daniel Nestor progressed to the second round, while Purav Raja and his French team-mate Fabrice

  • Miley Cyrus

    Lip-locked! Miley Cyrus makes out with Victoria’s secret angel

    Washington DC : Taking a break from her new music video shoot Miley Cyrus recently got locked up in a heavy make-out session with her new lady love Stella Maxwell. The 22-year-old singer, who previously accepted being bisexual, was seen kissing the 24-year-old Victoria’s secret model in a parking lot in Hollywood on June 30, reported Despite seeing the camera the couple did not pause their romance and the singer, who wore a

  • Subramanian Swamy

    SC stays execution of non-bailable warrant against Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the execution of a non-bailable warrant against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy after he was charged by an Assam court for an alleged hate speech. After the verdict, Swamy took to Twitter to share his thoughts. “SC today stayed the arrest warrant issued by Karimganj Court. I will now move court to seek the quashing of the Complaint itself soon,” he posted. The Karimganj Court had issued

  • Arun Jaitley

    Krishi Sinchai Yojana will see Rs 50,000 crore spent over five years: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced that the Cabinet has approved funds amounting to Rs 50,000 crore over the five years to ensure that the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana is a success. “Yesterday, in an important decision, the Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna was cleared by Cabinet. Every state will make a district irrigation plan for this. This Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchai Yojna is critical to ensure better use

  • Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

    Pakistan hasn’t shared evidence of Indian terror: US

    Islamabad: Pakistan has not shared with the US any evidence of India’s involvement in terrorist activities on its soil, a US official said. During a visit to Washington, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary had said that Pakistan had evidence of India’s involvement in such activities, Dawn reported from Washington.  “I am not aware of any such delivery,” US State Department spokesman John Kirby was quoted as saying when he was asked at a