Free Press Journal
  • Magnitude 6.5 quake off Solomons, no tsunami threat

    Sydney: A shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off the Solomon Islands today, seismologists said, but no tsunami threat was issued and no major damage was expected. The quake hit 154 kilometers (96 miles) southwest of Dadali and 170 kilometers west of the capital Honiara, according to the US Geological Survey.  USGS had initially measured the earthquake at 7.0 magnitude but revised it down. It was followed by a 5.3 tremor.”Based on all available data a

  • Meem Afzal

    Congress hits out at Government over ceasefire violations by Pakistan

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart in Ufa, Congress today attacked the NDA government over its “failure” to take the promised “action” against Pakistan over ceasefire violations. “Those who came to power proclaiming 56-inch chest and had promised action against Pakistan have proved actionless…. The government has failed to take any stern action,” party spokesman Meem Afzal told reporters. Afzal said Modi met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Ufa while the Army

  • Gajendra Chauhan

    Gajendra Chauhan should quit at FTII chief: Digvijay Singh

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh today said that Gajendra Chauhan should quit as FTII Chairman, claiming that his appointment was part of RSS plan to “impose” its cadres on government aided organisations. “Appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as Chairman FTII is such example. Urge Gajendra Chauhan to resign. Nepotism and Favouritism above Merit,” Singh said on microblogging site Twitter. “RSS which claims to be only a Cultural Organisation wants to impose its Cadre and Ideologues on

  • India, Pakistan agree to expedite Mumbai terror trial

    Ufa (Russia): India and Pakistan on Friday agreed to expedite the Mumbai terror attack trial. In a joint briefing after an hour-long meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here, Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries said the two sides will “discuss all outstanding issues” and agreed on expediting the Mumbai terror attack trial.  The two leaders also expressed their commitment to fight terror, with Modi also agreeing

  • JD-U, BJP win two seats each in legislative council polls

    Patna: Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the opposition BJP have won two seats each on Friday as counting of votes cast for the biennial elections to 24 legislative council seats was underway, officials said. JD-U’s candidate Reena Yadav has won from Nalanda seat and the party has also won from Muzaffarpur seat. Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate Sachidanand Rai won from Chapra and Aurangabad seat.

  • Sunil Chhetri

    ISL auction: Mumbai City FC bag Sunil Chhetri for Rs.1.20 crore

    Mumbai: India national football team captain Sunil Chhetri was bagged by Mumbai City FC for a massive Rs.1.20 crore at the 2015 Indian Super League (ISL) players auction here on Friday. Four-time All India Football Federation (AIFF) player of the year, Chhetri had the highest base price in the auction at Rs.80 lakh. The second edition of the ISL is scheduled to start on October 3.  The prolific forward has made 87

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa grants relief to family of deceased policemen

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J  Jayalalithaa today condoled the death of five policemen and announced a total sum of Rs 15 lakh as relief to their next of kin. In a statement here, she expressed sympathy with the family of the deceased. The Chief Minister said she had directed that the next of kin of the policemen be granted a relief of Rs three lakh each from the Chief Minister’s General Relief Fund. Of

  • Shot dead

    Property dealer shot dead In Ballia

    Ballia (UP): A property dealer was shot dead by motorcycle-borne youths in city area here. The incident occurred last night when Vijay Thakur (50) was returning home. Some persons surrounded him and opened fire, killing him on the spot, police said today. The incident was stated to be fallout of old enmity. An FIR has been registered in this regard.

  • Mo Farah

    Mo Farah makes comeback win despite doping claims against coach

    Lausanne (Switzerland) : Somalian-born Briton Mo Farah has made a winning return to the track, taking the men’s 5,000 metre title at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting under the shade of doping claims against his coach, Alberto Salazar. The 32-year-old waved both fists crossing the line in 13 minutes and 11.77 seconds to beat Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha into the second place by 0.82s, while Edwin Cheruiyot Soi of Kenya finished a distance

  • Danilo Luis Da Silva

    New Real Madrid player Danilo Luis Da Silva presented in Madrid

    Madrid: Real Madrid has unveiled their new player Danilo Luis Da Silva at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Danilo left Porto this summer to join Real Madrid and sign a six-year contract with the Spanish La Liga powerhouse. The Brazilian international, 23, won two Liga titles since arriving in Portugal from Brazil’s Santos FC in 2011, reports Xinhua. During his presentation Danilo on Thursday confessed he had the dream of playing for Real

  • Baahubali

    “Baahubali” releases to massive response

    Hyderabad: The much-awaited multi-lingual film “Baahubali” today hit the screens worldwide to a rousing response from the audience. Touted as one of the most expensive films made in the country with a reported budget of about Rs 200 crore, the period action drama starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishna, Anushka and Tamanna in lead roles released in 4,000 plus theatres worldwide.

  • AAP launches students wing in Maharashta, to expand base in a month

    Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party will expand its students and youth wing across Maharashtra within a month in order to reach out to the young generation, a state party leader said today. The AAP’s state unit had yesterday announced the launch of its Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS)- a student and youth wing along with ‘Graduate’s Forum’ – with the purpose of making a foray into student politics.

  • Rajahmundry will be developed as tourist hub: minister

    Rajahmundry (AP): Andhra Pradesh government will develop Rajahmundry, a major city in East Godavari district, as a tourist hub, state irrigation minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao has said. “The government will be taking all necessary steps to develop Rajahmundry as a tourist hub in future,” Rao said here yesterday while overseeing the arrangements for ‘Godavari Mahapushkaram’ festival from July 14.

  • RIO 2016

    Beijing’s 2022 bid is impressive: Rio 2016 organisers

    Rio de Janeiro: Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games is impressive, the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has said.”I think it’s very impressive that Beijing is bidding for the Winter Olympics after hosting the Summer Games,” Mario Andrada, chief spokesman for the Rio2016 organising committee said here on Thursday, reports Xinhua.  “Overall, it’s a beautiful story for the race between Beijing and Almaty.”  The Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics

  • Jack Warner

    Trinidad court postpones hearing on ex-FIFA official Warner

    Port-of-Spain (Trinidad): A judge in Trinidad and Tobago has adjourned a hearing in the case against former FIFA vice president Jack Warner until July 27. Warner, one of 14 sports executives indicted by the United States Justice Department in connection with an investigation of world football’s governing FIFA, remains free on bail after being detained May 27 in Trinidad on an Interpol warrant issued at Washington’s request, reports Efe. The US, which

  • Neymar

    Brazil to appeal Neymar World Cup qualifying ban

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s football confederation (CBF) has said it is preparing to launch an appeal against their star striker Neymar’s ban from the Selecao’s first two 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Neymar is still serving a four-match suspension delivered after his sending off in Brazil’s 0-1 loss to Colombia during the Copa America in Chile last month, reports Xinhua.  But the CBF said it will argue the ruling should only apply to

  • Moeen Ali

    Ashes: Moeen Ali performance puts England on top

    London: Off-spinner Moeen Ali, who is making his Ashes debut, took two wickets and played a gritty 79-run innings to help England take the upper hand against the Aussies on the second day of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff. It required some disciplined bowling performance from the hosts to leave Australia for 264-5 at the end of the second day’s play, with Shane Watson (29) and Nathon Lyon (6) still at the

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova, to face Muguraza in Wimbledon final

    London : World number one Serena Williams continued her supremacy over her Russian rival Maria Sharapova, defeating her in straight sets in their Wimbledon semi-final clash on the Centre Court on Thursday. The defending champion won 6-2, 6-4 against the world number four and will face Garbine Muguraza of Spain for the title clash, the BBC reported. Serena has now extended her winning run against Sharapova to over 17 matches over 11 years. In the

  • Bobby Jindal

    Bobby Jindal the smartest candidate in presidential race: US daily

    Washington: Indian-origin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal might be trailing behind in recent polls, but is the smartest candidate in the race for 2016 presidential elections, a top US daily has said. In a report, the popular Christian Science Monitor attributed this to Jindal’s Christian faith despite being born and raised as a Hindu. “Jindal may not be near the top of the polls for the Republican presidential nomination race or even drawing the biggest crowds, but he