Free Press Journal
  • ISIS

    Deadly strikes by US-led coalition targeting IS in Raqqa

    Beirut: US-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria, killing at least 10 militants and wounding many others, the coalition and the group said today.

  • Alcoholic

    Blue-eyed people likelier to be alcoholic

    Washington DC: Blue eyes are not always the epitome of beauty as a new study has suggested that blue-eyed people are usually addicted to drinking alcohol.

  • Arun Jaitley

    GST, land acquisition laws needed to remove poverty: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Reacting to a grim picture of rural India projected by the Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the passage of bills on Goods and Service Tax (GST) and land acquisition is necessary to create jobs and remove poverty.

  • Darjeeling Landslides

    Darjeeling landslides: Toll hits 34, rescue operations continue

    Siliguri/Kolkata: With the recovery of one more body on Sunday, the toll in the landslides in West Bengal’s Darjeeling hills rose to 34, while at least 10 more people remained on the missing-list and were feared dead, an official said.

  • Lionel Messi

    Messi’s family attacked by Chile fans during Copa final

    Santiago: Members of Argentina star Lionel Messi’s family were attacked by Chile fans during the first half of the Copa America final between the two sides at the Estadio Nacionale stadium.

  • Vijender Singh

    Respect Vijender’s decision to turn pro: Mary Kom 

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom on Sunday said fellow pugilist Vijender Singh has earned the right to decide his future and she respects his decision to turn professional and thus not be available for representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    OROP protest stays, meeting with Parrikar likely

    New Delhi: Protests over delay in implementation of the promised ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme continued for the 21st day in the national capital with a relay hunger-strike by 75 ex-servicemen on Sunday.

  • hockey

    Pakistan hockey captain resigns

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Muhammad Imran today stepped down after the national team failed to qualify for next year’s Rio Olympics Games, following their latest defeat in the World Hockey League to France which left them at the bottom of the points table.

  • Kogadu Thimmappa

    Karnataka speaker to decide on Lokayukta ouster move: CM

    Bengaluru: The Congress government in Karnataka on Sunday said it will wait for the legislative assembly speaker’s ruling on opposition lawmakers’ move to oust the Lokayukta following a bribery charge against his son.

  • Emergency like situation prevailing under Modi govt

    Jamshedpur: Accusing the Narendra Modi government of functioning in an autocratic manner, Congress today said an “undeclared emergency-like situation” was prevailing in the country.

  • Mother Teresa road gets a sign board

    Mangaluru: The Falnir road in the city, named after Mother Teresa by the state government a few years back, but continued to be known by its earlier name, has now got a signboard to make the nomenclature official. The Milagres parish community today installed a signboard reading ‘Mother Teresa road’ at Kankanady junction, the starting point of the road.

  • C’garh ACB favouring CM, his family in PDS scam: Congress

    Raipur: Congress today alleged that the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ABC) was trying to “save” Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and his family as they were “beneficiaries” of the multi-crore PDS scam. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CPCC) chief Bhupesh Baghel demanded resignation of Singh over the alleged multi-crore scam in supply of rice through public distribution system and pressed for a Supreme Court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the case.

  • ‘Indian students carry homemade food while travelling abroad’

    New Delhi: From desi ghee to ladoos to pickles, Indian students prefer to pack home made food items when they travel abroad for studies, says a survey. The survey, done by the airline Virgin Atlantic, found that ‘ghar ka khana’ (home made) such as ladoos, pickles, desi ghee and spices were among the most preferred items carried by students going to study overseas.

  • China’s stock market crash may derail govt’s economic reforms

    Beijing: China’s recent stock market crash, wiping out about three trillion dollars in capital, could play havoc with the Chinese government’s economic reforms and dash hopes of stock markets being effective fundraising channel to encourage start-ups, experts have said.

  • Hike in ticket cancellation rates: DGCA enquiring; CCI probe sought

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA is looking into the steep hike in ticket cancellation charges by airlines even as the flyers lobby, Air Passengers Association of India (APAI), said it would approach the anti-competition watchdog on the issue, alleging cartelisation.

  • Alexis Tsipras

    Greeks deciding ‘destiny’ in referendum: PM

    Athens: Greece voted in a tightly fought referendum today that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said would determine its “destiny” in the eurozone, as the debt-laden EU country teetered on the brink of financial collapse.

  • Amit Sadh

    I don’t believe in godfather: Amit Sadh

    New Delhi: Having proved his mettle in Bollywood without any godfather, actor Amit Sadh feels it is difficult for outsiders to make it big in the industry. After a slow start, the 32-year-old actor now has many projects in his kitty like Shoojit Sircar’s “Runningshaadi.com”, Sonakshi Sinha-starrer “Akira” and friendship drama “Yaara” by director Tigmanshu Dhulia.

  • all is well poster

    All is Well’ trailer crosses two mn views

    Mumbai: The trailer of Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan-starrer family drama film “All is Well” has earned over two million views on video-sharing site YouTube in just three days of its release.

  • Shahid Kapoor - Mira Rajput

    Shahid Kapoor prefers understated wedding card

    New Delhi: Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor may have been keeping mum about his impending marriage to city girl Mira Rajput but he is completely involved when it comes to the wedding preparations including the design of the card. The “Haider” star, 34, is set to tie the knot with his 21-year-old fiancee in Gurgaon on July 7, according to his wedding card that surfaced online earlier this week.