Free Press Journal
  • Greece Economy Crisis

    Greece Debt Crisis: Spendthrift Greeks

    It was wrong to expect that the Greeks would come up with any other response than a rejection of more austerity, more belt-tightening, more pension cuts, etc. Voters are selfish everywhere. Yes, Greeks would like to stay in the Euro Zone but without making further sacrifices which, given the mood of its creditors who have lent over 300 billion Euros, is absolutely necessary if Greece is to retain the common currency.

  • Suicide Bombing

    Nigeria: Bomb blast kills 32 in Zaria

    London : A terrorist attack in the Nigerian city of Zaria has killed at least 25 people and injured 32 others, said the state governor. According to BBC, the act of violence is suspected to be a suicide bomb attack that targeted civil servants at a government building in Zaria, said witnesses.   Emergency workers immediately rushed to the scene to rescue the wounded. Militant Islamist group Boko Haram, which often targets northern Nigeria, has

  • Lord Patel

    Lord Patel becomes first British-Asian to join ECB board of directors

    London : Lord Patel of Bradford, who has been appointed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to its board of directors, has become the first British-Asian to be included to the 14-member strong body. Patel, who has worked for the Yorkshire Cricket Academy as a part-time coach, will be replacing Lord Morris in the ECB. This appointment is seen as a move to better connect the England cricket’s governing body with British-Asian

  • Joni Mitchell

    Joni Mitchell expected to make full recovery post suffering stroke in March

    Washington DC : Canadian singer Joni Mitchell, who suffered a heart stroke in March, is reportedly improving and is soon expected to make full recovery. According to court documents of the singer’s conservatorship case, the ‘Both Sides Now’ singer was now eating her lunch herself, and has been talking to people, TMZ.com reported. Mitchell, who was hospitalised on March 31 after being found unconscious in her home post suffering an aneurysm, told her attorney

  • taylor swift

    Truly an angel! Taylor Swift donates $50K to young fan suffering from cancer

    Washington DC : Taylor Swift did yet another amazing deed by donating 50,000 US dollars to an 11-year-old girl fan who’s battling cancer. Swiftie Naomi Oakes was planning to attend the 25-year-old singer’s Aug. 18 concert with her best friend in Phoenix, but unfortunately had to cancel her plans after she was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia on June 25, E ! Online reported. The young brunette was required to undergo aggressive treatment which

  • Narendra Modi, Nursultan Nazarbayev

    Narendra Modi gifts books to Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented a set of books relating to religions born in India to Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. “The gift set includes the English translation of Guru Granth Sahib along with specially commissioned reproductions from the manuscripts collection of National Museum in Delhi,” an official statement said.  The gift set also includes one of Jainism’s revered texts, Bhadrabahu’s Kalpasutra in Prakrit; one of Buddhism’s scriptures Ashtasahasrika

  • Bobby Jindal

    Bobby Jindal criticises rival Trump for slur on immigrants

    Washington : Louisiana’s Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal, considered a long shot Republican presidential candidate, has criticised rival real estate mogul Donald Trump for his comments on immigrants. Jindal, the son of immigrants from India, who identifies himself as only “American” and supports a hawkish view of immigration policy, said Tuesday he disagreed with Trump’s comments about illegal immigrants from Mexico being killers, rapists, and drug dealers.

  • Abdel Fattah El Sisi

    Egypt’s El Sisi invited to India-Africa Forum Summit

    Cairo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Special Envoy Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi here and invited him to attend the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi.  Naqvi, who is minister of state for parliamentary affairs and minority affairs, also conveyed the greetings of Modi to the Egyptian president during the meeting on Tuesday, according to an official statement on Wednesday.  President El Sisi commended the longstanding and

  • FC Goa

    FC Goa again eye Varun Dhawan as brand ambassador

    Panaji: Owners of ISL team FC Goa are looking to rope in actor Varun Dhawan as their brand ambassador with the team gearing up for the second season. Dhawan was the brand ambassador of the Goa-based team in its first season as well. “Varun is a friend of FC Goa. We still need to sit and discuss. All other things being equal hopefully he will continue as a brand ambassador,” Srinivas Dempo, owner of

  • Silver

    Silver futures plunge Rs 282 per kg on lower global cues

    New Delhi : Silver prices dived Rs 282 to Rs 34,381 per kg in futures trade today as speculators indulged in offloading positions, taking weak cues from global market. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in September plunged by Rs 282 or 0.81 per cent to Rs 34,381 per kg in a business turnover of 639 lots. Similarly, the white metal for delivery in far-month December lost Rs 288 or 0.81 per cent to Rs

  • Pankaja Munde

    Chikki row: 2 labs clear samples but ZP chief sticks to stand

    Mumbai: Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde has got some reprieve as the snack supplied to Ahmednagar district schools has been found unadulterated and fit for consumption by two government labs. President of Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad Manisha Gund, who had alleged that the ‘chikki’ supplied to Ahmednagar district schools contained traces of mud, was, however, not convinced by the reports of laboratories at Nashik and Pune and said she would wait for reports from other three government

  • Very tough Iran talks go into overtime

    Vienna: Talks towards a historic nuclear deal between Iran and major powers go into overtime today after stumbling over what one Western diplomat called “very, very, very tough” remaining issues. Iran and six world powers have effectively given themselves until Friday to reach a deal by extending the terms of a 2013 interim accord under which Tehran has frozen parts of its nuclear programme in return for minor sanctions relief.

  • Gold

    Gold dips below 26,000-mark on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices slipped below Rs 26,000 mark by falling Rs 51 in futures trade today after the precious metal plunged to over three-month lows in global market. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in August month contracts fell below the 28,000-mark by falling Rs 51 or 0.20 per cent at Rs 25,981 per 10 grams in a business volume of 400 lots. Also, the metal for delivery in far-month October month was trading Rs

  • Alexis Tsipras, Barack Obama

    Greek PM Alexis Tsipras calls Barack Obama to discuss debt crisis

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has asked the European and Greece leaders to strike a deal on the debt crisis that can benefit the global economy as a whole. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras phoned President Obama yesterday and briefed him about the crisis. “The President received an update from Prime Minister Tsipras on his ideas for a path forward between Greece and its creditors,” the White House said in a statement.

  • Xi Jinping

    Xi heads to Russia with big team to attend BRICS, SCO summits

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping today left for Russia with a high-power team to attend the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summits, on the sidelines of which he is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Xi will attend the 7th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit on July 8-9 and the 15th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on July 9-10 in Russian

  • Akshay Singh, Journalist

    Vyapam scam: Editors Guild of India demands CBI probe into death of journalist

    New Delhi : The Editors Guild of India has demanded a CBI probe into the death of journalist Akshay Singh. Expressing shock over his demise, the body said that the number of deaths associated with the Vyapam scam speaks of the “insidious forces at work and the state of law and order in the state”. Akshay Singh, a journalist working for a leading Delhi-based news channel, on Saturday suddenly took ill and died after

  • Anna Hazare

    Anna to PM Modi: ‘Implement OROP or I’ll start countrywide agitation’

    New Delhi : Social activist Anna Hazare has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to implement the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme at the earliest, failing which, he would launch a countrywide agitation for the same. In his letter, Anna said that the country must take care of its farmers and soldiers, however clarifying that his protest is not political. Hundreds of ex-servicemen have been protesting against the delay in implementation

  • Bobby Jindal

    Omar Abdullah takes a jibe at Bobby Jindal’s ‘leadership’ remarks

    New Delhi : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has taken a jibe at United States presidential candidate Bobby Jindal after the later claimed that non-aligned nations like India are ‘desperate’ for American leadership. Omar took to twitter to share his contempt for Jindal’s remarks. “Holding true to the adage that some people will say just about anything to get themselves elected!” he posted. Earlier, Jindal had sharply criticised the incumbent Barack Obama’s

  • US army to cut down force by 40,000 soldiers over next two years

    London : The United States army is expected to cut down its forces by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, reports have stated. According to BBC, around 17,000 employees will also be cut from the army in the cost-cutting exercise. The plan will be officially announced later this week.   The move will see the US forces level drop to around 4,50,000 soldiers by the end of 2017.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary talks Donald Trump on first TV interview as Presidential candidate

    Washington DC : Hillary Clinton recently gave her first television interview to CNN after announcing her Presidential candidature and she had a lot to talk. The 67-year-old Former United States Secretary of State covered a wide range of topics including Donald Trump, Saturday Night Live and whose face should on 10 US dollar bill. Admitted to be “very disappointed” in Trump’s latest comments, Clinton said that the Republican Party were just hostile towards immigrants