Free Press Journal
  • IS faction claims responsibility for missile attack on Israel

    Cairo:  An Islamic State (IS) affiliate has claimed responsibility for firing three rockets into Israeli territory on Friday.  “Three rockets were launched from Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and Gaza,” The Jerusalem Post quoted an Israeli Defense Force (IDF) source as saying on Saturday.  The IDF source said the affiliate, which calls itself Sinai Province, in a statement posted on Twitter on Friday, confirmed it had fired three Grad rockets at Israel, adding that

  • Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: A key Taliban commander in Afghanistan, Hajji Wazir, was killed in a raid on Saturday, police said. “Hajji Wazir, the commander of Taliban militants in west Afghanistan, was chalking out a terrorist plan in a house when the security forces, acting upon intelligence report, raided the house on Saturday morning and killed him,” Xinhua quoted provincial police chief Abdul Majid Rozi as saying.  Wazir commanded some 500 militants and his killing

  • DGC announces winners of 9th Junior Golf Tournament

    New Delhi: To identify fresh talent, Delhi Golf Club (DGC) recently conducted a camp for children upto 17 years of age as part of its Junior Training Programme here. Children aged between 8 to 17 years came from across thecountry to participate in the event and played in different age categories — A, B and C. While recognising the effort of young players the President of Delhi Golf Club Rajesh Dhingra said, “We have had a

  • Youth arrested for murdering grandmother

    Muzaffarnagar: A 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his grand mother over property dispute here, police said today. During investigation police found that grandson-son Shubham was involved in murdering (his grand mother) Saroj. He was arrested yesterday and sent to jail, Circle Officer Sanjiv Bachaye said. The victim was burnt alive last week when she was alone at home, police said.

  • murder case

    Man arrested for murder of eight-year-old niece

    Thane: Navi Mumbai Police here claimed to have solved the case of abduction and murder of a Airoli girl with the arrest of her uncle, who killed the 8-year-old for revenge. 40-year-old Clarance Fonceca, a resident of Mira Road area here confessed to the revenge killing in a police interrogation on Thursday night, DCP Sahanji Umpa said. The girl–Franshela Sophia Fransisco Vaz–whose body was found in a decomposed state in the jungles of Bhayander here two

  • Rape

    Minor girl raped in UP

    Sitapur: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Rampur Kalan police station area here, police said today. The incident took place last evening when the girl had gone to graze cattle and the accused identified as Dilip raped her. He then fled from the scene, leaving her in an unconscious state, they said. Later, the girl’s family members and villagers took her to the Community Health Centre, Sidhauli from where she was shifted to the district hospital

  • Kabir Khan

    If Salman can shoot in Kashmir then anyone can: Kabir Khan

    Mumbai: Director Kabir Khan says he deliberately shot his upcoming film “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, starring Salman Khan, in Kashmir to boost tourism in the  militancy-torn Valley. Salman, 49, shot an extensive schedule of the film in Kashmir for the first time and thoroughly loved the experience. “We had a long 40-day schedule to be shot in Kashmir. As everyone was talking about the problems in that region we thought if he can show the other side

  • Kareena Kapoor, Salman khan

    For Kareena, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is already a big success: Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is missing from the promotions of her upcoming release “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and her co-star Salman Khan says she is already celebrating the success of the film in London. Kareena was present only at the trailer launch of film and was missing at two song launch events thereafter. When asked about Kareena’s absence, Salman said, “Kareena is in London.. she is enjoying and partying there with her husband, father and others. In

  • Bhar do Jholi, bajrangi Bhaijaan

    Salman plays down row over use of “Bhar Do Jholi” song in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan has addressed the controversy over the use of a qawwali song “Bhar Do Jholi” in his upcoming film “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, saying he will look into the legal issues of the matter if there are any. Reportedly, Amjad Sabri, a prominent qawwali singer from Pakistan, has planned to sue the producers for using the qawwali, to which he claims to own the copyright, without permission.

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown shelves plans to move to LA

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Brown has reportedly shelved plans to move his daughter Royalty and her mother Nia Guzman to Los Angeles.
    The 24-year-old “Loyal” hitmaker previously expressed a desire to have his daughter Royalty move to the county with her mother but has since shelved the idea as he doesn’t want to see the 31-year-old model on a daily basis, reported Hollywood Life. “At one time Chris was really into moving Nia out here

  • Prabhudeva

    Prabhudeva to soon produce a Tamil film

    Chennai: Filmmaker Prabhudeva is all set to produce a yet-untitled Tamil actioner featuring actors Jayam Ravi and Vijay Sethupathi. The film will be directed by Lakshman of recent hit “Romeo Juliet” fame. “Prabhudeva will produce the film. Jayam Ravi is already on board while talks are still going on with Vijay Sethupathi, who is keen to join the project,” a source told IANS.  The source added that Prabhudeva expressed interest to work with

  • Ferry, Philipines

    Overloading eyed in Philippine ferry capsize: official

    Manila: Overloading of cargo and passengers might have been to blame for a Philippine ferry disaster which left dozens dead, an official said today, and a government investigation is now underway. Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship’s cargo area before it capsized in relatively calm seasoff the central port of Ormoc on Thursday, city councillor Godiardo Ebcas told AFP.

  • Philippines expects to win UN South China Sea case

    Manila: The Philippines expects a United Nations tribunal to rule in its favour in an increasingly fraught dispute with China over territories in the South China Sea, a presidential spokeswoman said today. Manila will argue its position against Beijing’s claim over most of the resource-rich sea at The Hague on July 7 to 13. China has refused to participate in the arbitration proceedings. The upcoming hearings will decide whether the tribunal has jurisdiction over the case. “We prepared a

  • Experts want India, China involvement in Mid-East peace affors

    United Nations: With the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continuing to rage on, experts have indicated to the UN the need to involve India and China to bolster mediation efforts and end the dominance of the US in the Middle East. At a meeting titled ‘International efforts to achieve the two-State solution’ in Moscow on July 2, experts called for an expansion of the Middle East Quartet, implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative and greater awareness of it

  • Universe brighter, NASA

    Universe may be less crowded than thought: study

    Washington: There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe than thought earlier, according to a new study. Over the years, the Hubble Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to look deep into the universe. The long view stirred theories of untold thousands of distant, faint galaxies. The new research, led by Michigan State University, offers a theory that reduces the estimated number of the most distant galaxies by 10 to 100 times

  • Farmer Suicide

    Mahrashtra farmer suicides: Yavatmal collector summoned

    Nagpur: The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has summoned the Yavatmal collector over the spate of suicides reported among Kolam tribal farmers of this district in the past few months, an activist said here on Saturday.  The notice follows a complaint lodged by Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti President Kishore Tiwari mentioning how the state government has flouted Bombay High Court orders of 2001 to provide food, shelter, drinking water to the

  • Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea

    Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea advance to Wimbledon quarter-finals

    London: Indian-Romanian pair Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea defeated Thomas Bellucci and Guillermo Duran in straight sets in the second round of the Wimbledon men’s doubles event to advance to the quarter-finals of the tournament. The ninth seeded duo had to fight hard against the Brazil-Argentine combination, eventually winning 7-5, 7-6, 7-6 in a match that lasted for two hours and 10 minutes, the BBC reported. Bopanna will today begin his mixed doubles campaign

  • K C Tyagi

    JD (U) condemns Govt’s move to abstain from voting on UN resolution on Israel

    New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) leader K. C. Tyagi on Saturday condemned the Central Government’s decision to abstain from voting on a resolution on Palestine adopted at the UN rights body that calls for accountability by parties involved in last year’s conflict in Gaza, saying this move could affect India’s relations with the Arab nations. “The Prime Minister is going to Israel and he doesn’t want to upset the Israeli Prime Minister.

  • Spinal Cord

    Electrical stimulation reverse spinal cord injury

    Sydney : A short-term electrical nerve stimulation therapy can reverse spinal cord injury-associated nerve damage, potentially improving the benefits of current and emerging rehabilitation treatment.  A team of researchers from The University of Sydney in Australia examined if an intensive, short-term nerve stimulation treatment could improve peripheral nerve function after spinal cord injuries (SCI).