Free Press Journal
  • Saeed Ajmal

    Saeed Ajmal is very much in our radar: Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed

    Karachi:  Pakistan cricket’s chief selector Haroo Rasheed has not ruled out the possibility of a comeback for discarded off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.  He is very much in our radar and we are closely following his performances for Worcestershire in England,” Haroon told PTI today.  The national selectors ignored Ajmal for the tour of Sri Lanka and the home one-day series against Zimbabwe after he failed to impress with his remodeled bowling action on

  • Farmer Suicide

    CPI(M) to probe reasons behind farmers’ suicides

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising cases of suicides by farmers across the country, the peasants’ wing of CPI(M) is conducting a survey to ascertain the reasons behind the deaths and figure out ways to combat the “grave” issue. According to the wing, All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), three lakh farmers have killed themselves over the past two decades.

  • Black man dies after getting pepper-sprayed by US police

    Houston:  A black man arrested in the US state of Alabama died shortly after he was pepper-sprayed by police, a media report said today.
    A resident called police to say that 35-year-old Anthony Dewayne Ware was sitting on the front porch of a home with a gun, police said. “Mr. Ware had an active warrant that had been verified for attempting to elude police,” CNN quoted Tuscaloosa police Asst. Chief Ronnie Dunn as

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Jitan Ram Manjhi seeks ‘respectable’ number of assembly seats from NDA

    Patna:  Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi today demanded a ‘respectable’ number of seats in the upcoming Assembly polls from the BJP-led coalition. “We are seeking respect and (hence) a respectable number of seats from the NDA in upcoming assembly polls….so long as we get respect, there will be no deviation otherwise all options are open to us,” he told reporters at a joint press

  • Narendra Modi

    India, Kyrgyzstan voice concern over extremism and terrorism

    Bishkek: Voicing grave concern over rising trend of extremism and terrorism worldwide, India and Kyrgyzstan today signed four agreements including one to boost defence cooperation and hold annual joint military exercises. The two countries also agreed to expeditiously consider signing an agreement on “combating international terrorism andother crimes”.

  • Bombay High Court restrains MSEI from cancelling MCX warrants

    Mumbai:  In an interim order, the Bombay High Court has restrained Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India (MSEI) from cancelling or extinguishing warrants worth Rs 41.60 crore held by the commodity bourse MCX. The court also restrained MSEI, formerly known as MCX
    Stock Exchange, from appropriating or dealing with the deposits of MCX placed with it, until it disposes the case filed by the commodity bourse against the stock exchange,Justice Gautam Patel ruled in

  • Omar Abdullah

    NC will fight tooth and nail move to dilute JK special status: Omar Abdullah

    Srinagar:  Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said his National Conference (NC) would fight “tooth and nail” any attack on the special status of the state as provided in the Constitution. “Let me be completely unambiguous about this – the JKNC will fight any such move tooth and nail, whatever it takes!!”Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.  The former chief minister was reacting to media reports that Jammu and

  • Israel frees Palestinian hunger striker

    Ramallah (West Bank):  Israel has released a Palestinian prisoner who recently ended a 55-day hunger strike.  Looking thin and pale, Khader Adnan was transferred in an Israeli ambulance today and handed to the Palestinian medical service. The senior member of Islamic Jihad had been held for more than a year in Israeli administrative detention.  Adnan’s protests, which included a previous 66-day hunger strike, drew attention to Israel’s practice of holding Palestinians without

  • Myanmar workers demonstrate for higher minimum wage

    Yangon: Several hundred workers in Myanmar staged a peaceful demonstration today to demand that a new daily minimum wage be set higher than proposed. The factory workers protesting in a northern suburb of Yangon, the country’s largest city, want the daily minimumwage to be set at 4,000 kyat (USD 3.54) rather than the 3,600 kyat (USD 3.18) proposed by the National Minimum Wage Committee last month following prolonged negotiations between the government,

  • Tabu 1

    Filmmakers are lazy to cast me in different roles: Tabu

    Mumbai:  National Award-winning actress Tabu, known for portraying intense characters, says filmmakers have become too lazy to cast her in different roles. The actress has delivered some critically acclaimed performances in films like “Maachis”, “Astitva”, “Chandni Bar”, “Maqbool” and “Haider” among others. She has also acted in comic films like “Saajan Chale Sasural”, “Chachi 420”, “Hera Pheri”, “Biwi No 1” and others. Tabu said filmmakers find it easy to cast her for

  • Arun Jaitley

    Rain gods may be kinder; revenue collections going up: Arun Jaitley

    Mumbai: Pinning hopes on ‘rain gods’ to be kinder this year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said a better monsoon would help check food inflation, including in pulses. Jaitley also said that rising tax revenues and improving macroeconomic fundamentals would take economy to an accelerated growth trajectory, while 8-10 per cent GDP growth was also not out of sight.  “It appears that the rain gods may be kinder this year to us

  • 4 soldiers,9 militants killed as security post attacked in Pakistan

    Peshawar: At least four soldiers and nine militants were killed after insurgents attacked a security post in Pakistan’s northwestern restive tribal region near the Afghan border where a massive army operation is underway against the Taliban. Militants attacked the security outpost in South Waziristan yesterday which led to a clash, army said. “At least nine terrorists were killed in a cordon and search operation. Four soldiers also embraced shahadat (martyrdom),” it said

  • Jammu-Kashmir government unveils measures to conserve forest cover

    Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir government has unveiled a new blueprint to conserve the state’s depleting forest cover, by encouraging people’s participation in afforestation drives and identifying eco-tourism destinations. “Taking the first big step towards revisiting the state’s Forest Policy…Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed unveiled a new blueprint to conserve the state’s depleting forest wealth by encouraging people’s participation in afforestation drives, identifying eco-tourism destinations and commercialpropagation of highly-remunerative medicinal plants,” an official

  • ITBP jawan who killed senior surrenders in Chandigarh

    Chandigarh:  The ITBP jawan, who had allegedly killed his superior and injured another colleague by opening fire at the prestigious IAS Academy in Mussoorie two days ago, today surrendered before police here. Indo-Tibetan Border Police officials said Constable Chandra Shekhar surrendered early morning before the Sector 34 police even as he told them that he had hid the assault weapon and about 100 rounds of ammunition near the Company garden area in

  • AAP to foray into DUSU polls

    New Delhi: After a resounding victory in the Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may try to make inroads into educational institutions in the National Capital, especially the Delhi University, through its student wing. Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) polls have proved to be a stepping stone to the mainstream politics for many including Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, AAP MLA Alka Lamba, BJP MLA Vijender Gupta and senior Congress

  • Caitlyn Jenner

    Caitlyn Jenner impressed by TV shows’ transgender segment

    Los Angeles:  Television personality Caitlyn Jenner was “blown away” by a recent segment of the news satire television program “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” which highlighted the importance of transgender rights. Jenner, 65, took to Twitter to laud the HBO series for talking about the issue and posted a link of the video which so far received more than 2 million views, reported Entertainment Weekly.

  • Conor McGregor

    McGregor wins interim featherweight UFC title

    Las Vegas:  Conor McGregor lived up to the expectations as the Irish fighter recovered from a serious  beating to hand a Technical Knockout to America’s Chad Mendes in a classic Mixed Martial Art UFC 189 interim featherweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here.  With the likes of former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Hollywood Star and ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in attendance, McGregor fought bravely to stun a

  • Honda

    India to be Honda’s parts export hub, eyes Rs 1,100cr in FY16

    New Delhi:  Japanese car maker Honda plans to make India an export hub for auto components by enhancing supply from here to its various international operations, while it also looks to enhance overseas shipping of global models produced in the country. The company, which exported auto components worth Rs 722 crore in 2014-15, is looking for over 50 per cent increase to  Rs 1,100 crore in the ongoing fiscal by adding more

  • DLF

    DLF to hike rates in Gurgaon project despite low demand

    New Delhi:  Realty major DLF will increase the price of its apartments in a housing project at Gurgaon by 4 per cent despite sluggish sales and slowdown in the overall real estate market. DLF has decided to increase the price of flats in its housing project ‘Regal Gardens’ by Rs 250 per sq ft to Rs6,500 per sq ft effective from July 15. The country’s largest real estate developer had launched this

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B Amitabh Bachchan warns fans against fake ‘KBC 9’ registrations

    Mumbai:  Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has warned his fans about fake registrations for the ninth season his popular gaming show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, saying nothing has been finalised on the upcoming season.  The 72-year-old actor took to his blog to caution eager fans, who want to participate on the show. “And yes on another front .. KBC ! I get messages that seek registrations for KBC season 9 and so on… this is