Free Press Journal
  • Indonesia Airport

    Indonesia volcano eruption shuts airport

    Jakarta: The eruption of Mount Gamalama in Indonesia’s Ternate island on Thursday has prompted the shutdown of its domestic Sultan Babullah Airport. “It was shut down at 10 a.m. after Mount Gamalama erupted,” transport ministry spokesman J.A. Barata said. Barata said the re-opening of the airport is based on the weather conditions of the area, The Jakarta Post reported. Mount Gamalama erupted, spewing dark clouds of volcanic ash around 1,500 metres into

  • Kudankulam-II to be commissioned in 6-8 months: Indian envoy

    Moscow: The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu will be commissioned in the next 6-8 months amid efforts to expedite the setting up of 12 atomic plants proposed to be built by Russia in India in two decades.

  • Huma Qureshi

    Huma Qureshi loves wearing make-up

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi, who will be seen in upcoming Marathi film “Highway”, says she loves “wearing make-up”. “Like every girl, I love wearing make-up. I love looking glamorous and pretty. I like pop colours, I like happy bright fresh colours,” the “Gangs of Wasseypur” actress said.

  • Jamaat-Ud-Dawa

    JuD criticises Islamabad for ‘annoying’ Kashmiri leaders to appease India

    Karachi : Banned Pakistani terror group Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JuD) has criticised Islamabad for “annoying” the Kashmiri leadership by following an appeasement policy towards India. According to the Dawn, JuD’s Abdur Rehman Makki said that the government was losing the trust of the Kashmiri leadership. He also said that the Pakistan Government was destroying the Kashmiri leadership by taking one-sided steps for building friendship with India and resorting to back-channel diplomacy.  He urged the government to review its

  • Kanye West

    Kanye West to headline Pan American Games closing ceremony

    Toronto: Kanye West has been chosen as the headlining act at the closing ceremony of the upcoming Pan American Games in Canada. The “Stronger” hitmaker will take to the stage at the Rogers Centre in downtown Toronto on July 26, marking the end of 20 days of competition between athletes from the Americas and the Caribbean, reported the National Post.

  • Here’s why you should visit Nagaland

    Do you want to get out of the concrete jungle and go on an adventure? The wild lands of Nagaland call in for a mesmerizing experience to travel enthusiasts. The dewy hills, scenic beauty and the dynamic Naga tribes will make your stay an outstanding memory. It’s not fully developed and hence you will find the authentic tribal lifestyle even today. Here, you can

  • Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

    Next round of peace talks with Taliban in three weeks : Ashraf Ghani

    Kabul : Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has said that the next round of reconciliatory talks between his government and the Taliban will take place in 15 days or a maximum of three weeks. President Ghani, who was on a visit to eastern Khost province on Wednesday to meet the families of victims of Sunday’s deadly suicide bombing that left 27 civilians dead, said ‘peace’ was desired by all people, adding that the recently

  • Aditya Thackeray

    BMC dismantles gym inaugurated by Aaditya Thackeray

    Mumbai:In an embarrassing turn of events for Shiv Sena, which controls the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the civic body officials today dismantled an open air gymnasium inaugurated by Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray. BMC’s C-ward team seized the equipment of the open air gym at Marine Drive, but reinstalled it later.

  • Facebook, Watch later

    Facebook tests ‘Watch Later’ button

    New York : With Facebook already clocking four billion daily video views, it is clearly one of the fastest growing content categories on the site.  Now, Facebook wants to expand that even more. The social network has started to test a “Watch Later” button for videos on the desktop, TechCrunch reported.  The button appears as an overlay in the upper right corner of the video when one passes his mouse over it,

  • Rajeev shukla

    IPL will come back stronger with 8 teams: Rajiv Shukla

    Kolkata: The controversy-ridden IPL remains a “robust” product, its Chairman Rajeev Shukla said today insisting that the event will come back stronger with a minimum of eight teams. Shukla, among a host of questions, was asked about the future of IPL and the number of teams it will have after the two-year suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

  • Farmer,

    NCP not with Congress for protest against farm loan waiver

    Mumbai: Strains were evident in opposition ranks when NCP did not join the Congress in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly to protest against the government over demand to write off farm loans. NCP did not join the Congress in the sit-in dharna on the stairs of the Vidhan Bhavan building and while staging a walkout from the House.

  • Group: Tibetan lama’s body cremated against family’s wishes

    Beijing: A Tibetan rights group says Chinese authorities have cremated the body of a lama in a prison against the wishes of his family, who had wanted to perform Buddhist funeral rites on the body in his hometown. The New York-based Students for a Free Tibet said Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s body was cremated Thursday in a secret prison near the one in Chengdu city in southwest China where he had been held for the

  • Ranil Wickremasinghe

    PM-led new political front in Sri Lanka to present master plan for development

    Colombo : Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has revealed that the new political front formed in the country with the United National Party will present a five-point master plan for Sri Lanka’s development. According to Lanka Page, Wickremasinghe said a general election is being held to elect a new parliament while safeguarding the law and order for the first time in a decade. The Prime Minister’s comments came as he addressed an election

  • Tax

    India to grow at 7.8%; land, tax reforms delay a risk

    New Delhi: ADB today retained India’s growth projection for the current fiscal at 7.8 per cent, making it the fastest growing economy, but cautioned that delay in land and taxation reforms could hinder growth. In its Supplement to the Asian Development Outlook, which was released in March, ADB lowered China’s growth forecast to 7 per cent for 2015, from the earlier 7.2 per cent. For 2016, it is forecast to decelerate to 6.8

  • Benazir Bhutto

    Pakistan court issues NBA warrant against Benazir Bhutto’s driver

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court hearing the 2007 assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against her driver, who has failed to turn up for the hearings despite repeated summons. Javaid ur Rehman drove the vehicle carrying 54-year-old Bhutto out of a park in Rawalpindi after she addressed an election rally when a bomb and gun attack killed her.

  • Uber Taxi

    Uber tops taxi use for business travelers, new report shows

    New York: Taxis are losing business travelers to ride-hailing services like Uber, a survey shows. In the three months ended in June, Uber overtook taxis as the most expensed form of ground transportation, according to expense management system provider Certify. Uber accounted for 55 percent of ground transportation receipts compared with taxis at 43 percent.

  • Satnam Singh Bhamara

    Satnam Singh Bhamara scores in a thrilling win for Mavericks

    Las Vegas: Satnam Singh got to ply his trade in a brief four-minute appearance as the Dallas Mavericks knocked off the LA Lakers 88-86 in a thrilling encounter in the elimination round of the 2015 NBA Summer League.

  • Govt to soon finalise additional fund infusion for PSU banks

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is expected to soon finalise additional capital infusion of about Rs 12,000 crore for public sector banks and seek Parliament’s nod for the sanctioning of funds. All state-owned banks have submitted their requirements but the ministry is yet to decide on the recapitalisation amount, sources said.

  • FTII Protests

    Salman Khan supports striking FTII students

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan today joined the league of top Bollywood celebrities in supporting the striking FTII students who are facing rustication for opposing the appointment of TV actor Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the institute. Salman said the “Mahabharat” star should pay heed to the students and resign from the post. The Bollywood heart-throb’s support came a day after the institute warned the agitating students to end the strike or face

  • Australia

    Ashes: Australia seek to draw series at Lords

    New Delhi : After suffering a 169-run defeat to England at Cardiff, Australia will now look to take the revenge and level the series when the two sides lock horns in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s starting today. Though Australia are the current holders of the ‘Ashes-Urn’, the home side looked more promising and would be eyeing one more victory at the historic cricket ground. Australia has already dropped all-rounder Shane Watson for