Free Press Journal
  • Myanmar navy rescues 102 boat people

    Yangon: The Myanmar navy has rescued more than a hundred Bangladeshi boat people from an islet near the country’s southernmost region, an official report said on Tuesday.  They were left on the small islet in early June and the Myanmar navy is searching the area for more such people, who will be sent back to their country of origin, Xinhua reported. While some migrants are Bangladeshis escaping poverty at home, many are

  • 3 killed, 28 injured in road accident in Egypt

    Cairo: At least three persons were killed and 28 others injured today when a bus collided head-on with a vehicle of security forces in Egypt’s Qena Governorate. The accident took place when the bus collided with the vehicle near Karam Omran village in the Upper Egyptian city of Qena, police said. Three people were killed and 28 others, including a policeman, were injured. Ten ambulances reached the spot and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital, they

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra wraps ‘Gangaajal 2’, to shoot ‘Bajirao Mastani’

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra says she has completed the shooting for Prakash Jha’s directorial “Gangaajal 2”, and will soon start shooting for “Bajirao Mastani”.  The “Fashion” actress, who was shooting for “Gangaajal 2” in Bhopal, is now back in Mumbai for the shoot for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s venture.  “Back in Mumbai!! The feeling of completing a film is always the same! Bitter sweet.. #Gangaajal2 too much fun! Back to #BajiraoMastani tom,” the

  • South Korean police say professor fed former student feces

    Seoul: South Korean police said today they’ve detained a university design professor for allegedly forcing a former student to eat human feces and subjecting him to other cruel acts. The alleged violence began after the professor hired the ex-student in 2013 as an employee at a design-related organization that he runs, according to a statement from Seongnam Jungwon police station just south of Seoul.

  • Stampede, Andhra Pradesh

    22 pilgrims killed in Andhra stampede

    Vijayawada: At least 22 pilgrims, mostly women, were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede during Godavari pushkaralu in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, officials said. The tragedy occurred when a large number of pilgrims rushed towards one of the gates and tried to scale it at Kotagummam pushkar ghat on the banks of Godavari river to take the holy dip. Chaos prevailed at all the three gates at the bathing

  • Anushka Sharma

    Anushka Sharma thanks 5M Twitter fans with dubsmash video

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma has now another reason to be happy other than her cricketer beau Virat Kohli as the actress has crossed 5 million fans on Twitter. The ‘PK’ star took to the micro blogging site and shared a dubsmash video where she can be seen thanking her fans with the help of a song. The 27-year-old actress also tweeted along with few kissing emojis, “Just realised Ive reached d 5

  • Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick

    No back together for Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

    Washington DC : Kourtney Kardashian has decided to move on from her longtime partner Scott Disick and reportedly has no plans of reconciling. While reports have been circulating that the ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ beauty was reviving her romance with 32-year-old reality star, sources have now claimed that not only does the American TV star has no plans of taking Disick back, but she’s doesn’t even wants to look at him, E!

  • Teesta Setalvad

    CBI carries out searches at Teesta Setalvad’s premises

    Mumbai: CBI today carried out searches at premises of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her organisation in connection with a case of alleged violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act in receiving funds from abroad without taking prior permission from the home ministry. The CBI sleuths carried out searches at four places in Mumbai at the premises of Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand, Gulam Mohammed Peshimam and office of Sabrang Communications and Publishing, a move flayed by

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    Tiger habitat in Buxa has shrunk: foresters

    Kolkata: Amid concerns that tigers may have disappeared from West Bengal’s Buxa Tiger Reserve, foresters have claimed that the habitat of the big cat has shrunk to a small area on the foothills. “Tigers have not disappeared from Buxa. The habitat has moved to the foothills of Buxa which are close to Bhutan border. Tiger habitat is there on both sides of the border,” a top forest department official told PTI.

  • Italian marine gets 6 more months

    New Delhi : Italy made a fresh plea before the Supreme Court on Monday saying it has invoked international arbitration challenging India’s jurisdiction to try two of its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen three years ago, as the court allowed one of them to remain in Italy for six more months on medical grounds.

  • Arvind kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Is he normal?

    It is hard to deal with a maverick. Now Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister and the supreme boss of the Aam Aadmi Party, has come up with a hare-brained idea to conduct a referendum in the capital whether or not the people want the union territory to be given full-fledged statehood. Of course, there is no provision in law for such a referendum. But this has not prevented the bull-in-the china-shop

  • Three killed in stampede during Pushkaram festival

    Rajahmundry: Three pilgrims were killed and two others injured when a stampede broke out at Pushkar ghat on the banks of Godavari river on the first day of ‘Pushkaram’ festival today. The incident occurred when a large number of people were moving forward to take a holy dip in the river, said Kulasekhar, dy SP East Godavari district. He said the deceased are senior citizens and police are yet to establish their identity. ‘Godavari ‘Pushkaram’ is

  • Hassan Rouhani

    Iran nuke talks: Hassan Rouhani commits gaffe with premature tweet on deal

    London : Even as the Iran nuclear talks have dragged on beyond yet another deadline into Tuesday, Tehran’s presidential office slipped up with a ‘premature’ tweet welcoming a nuclear deal, which is yet to take shape. President Hassan Rouhani posted on Twitter: “#IranDeal is the victory of diplomacy & mutual respect over the outdated paradigm of exclusion & coercion. And this is a good beginning.” This tweet was later deleted and reposted with

  • Hamid Karzai

    Hamid Karzai poses threat to Afghanistan’s political stability, claim observers

    London : Nine months after he stepped down, former president Hamid Karzai still enjoys a formidable, lingering presence in Afghanistan’s political arena and his influence and interventions are increasingly seen as a threat to his country’s political stability, observers have said. Although Karzai has kept a leash on the erratic behaviour that irked his international partners during his near decade-long rule, many have raised questions over his attempts to cast himself as a

  • Narendra Modi shakes hands with Nawaz Sharif

    US hopes Narendra Modi- Nawaz Sharif meeting will lead to dialogue

    Washington: Describing last week’s meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as an “important step forward”, the US has urged the two countries to create “constituencies for peace.”  The Modi-Sharif meeting on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Ufa, Russia “marked an important step forward in lowering tensions and leading to constructive dialogue,” Vice President Joe Biden said here Monday.  “Our hope and prayer is

  • Rajnath Singh

    Narendra Modi gave example of statesmanship while meeting Nawaz Sharif: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given an example of statesmanship while meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. “Our Prime Minister gave an example of statesmanship while meeting the Pakistani Prime Minister. He made an attempt to reach out,” said Rajnath. The Home Minister’s remarks come after Pakistan’s National Security and Foreign Policy Adviser Sartaj Aziz said yesterday that no formal dialogue would take

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    Google doodle celebrates New Horizons’ Pluto fly-by

    New York: As NASA’s New Horizons probe moves closer to Pluto, Google has created a doodle to honour the historic moment that will reveal the mysterious world of the dwarf planet for the first time.  Google Doodle shows a small illustration of the probe spinning around the dwarf planet to honour its ground-breaking journey.  According to NASA, images captured by New Horizons will be invaluable to the space discovery.  New Horizons is

  • Sensex down

    Sensex down by 57 points in early trade on rate cut worries

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex dropped by 57.43 points to 27,903.76 in early trade due to selling in oil, IT and auto stocks even as global markets were firm after the Greece bailout deal. The retail inflation surging to eight-month high of 5.4 per cent in June dampened the hopes of rate cut by the Reserve Bank, brokers said. The 50-issue Nifty of the NSE fell by 11.65 points, or 0.14 per cent to 8,448 points in

  • Satnam SIngh Bhamra

    Focus is on NBA, can’t play for India in next 2 years: Satnam Singh Bhamara

    New Delhi: India’s basketball sensation Satnam Singh Bhamara made it clear that he won’t be available for national duty atleast for the next two years as his primary focus is to improve his game and make it to the first team of the NBA side Dallas Mavericks. India have qualified for the FIBA Asian Championships to be played in Hunan (China) from September 3 but Satnam clearly mentioned that his “focus is on NBA

  • After the one on Thursday, Nashik locals will take up two more river clean-up drives on June 5 and July 7

    Nashik Kumbh: A temple that opens once in 12 years

    Nashik: The Shree Ganga Godavari Temple at Ramkund on Tuesday threw open its doors after 12 years to coincide with the Simhastha Kumbh Mela 2015 which have begun in the twin pilgrim centres of Nashik and Trimbakeshwar.