Free Press Journal
  • Malaysia Airlines flight, footage

    New footage emerges of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight

    Canberra: New footage emerged on Friday reportedly showing pro-Russian rebels at the site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash last year in eastern Ukraine after they realised they had shot down a commercial airliner. The 17-minute video exclusively obtained by News Corp Australia shows the Ukrainian insurgents arriving at the site after believing they had had shot down a government fighter jet. The new footage was shot by the rebels themselves on

  • German parliament

    Greece debt crisis: German parliament set to take vote on bailout deal

    London : The German parliament is set to take a vote on whether to allow negotiations on Greece’s 86 billion euro bailout deal. Germany is one of the several eurozone states that must provide a nod before negotiations could be underway for a rescue deal, reported the BBC. The accord is expected to be approved, despite a number of conservative MPs refusing to back any more financial aid to Greece. Meanwhile, Greek banks, which

  • Nigeria blasts

    49 killed in Nigeria twin blasts

    Abuja: At least 49 people were killed and many injured when two powerful explosions rocked a market in the Nigerian city of Gombe, a media report said on Friday. The explosions occurred on Thursday evening when the market was crowded with people engaged in last-minute shopping on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. One witness told BBC that many of the bodies he saw

  • FIFA_Logo

    FIFA WC bidders to be banned from making foreign investment

    London : Amidst the ongoing crisis in the football’s world governing body, FIFA is planning to amend the bidding rules by prohibiting the countries from making foreign investment in overseas football development projects. The organisation would also demand the bidding nations to stick to United Nation’s standards on human rights and labour laws, the BBC reported.

  • R Ashwin

    Why should I lag behind if there is 15-degree benefit: R Ashwin

    New Delhi: One of the few off-spinners in world cricket with a clean action, India’s Ravichandran Ashwin admits that the need to use the allowed 15-degree flex does arise in the modern game even though he has learnt to bowl with a straight arm. Ashwin was criticised for bowling with long sleeves in Bangladesh in 2014 but the offie is unapologetic about following the fad for getting a ‘competitive edge’.

  • Neeraj Kumar

    Neeraj Kumar appointed chief security advisor for World T20

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar was today appointed as the Chief Advisor of Security and anti-corruption unit (ACSU) of BCCI for next year’s T20 World Cup to be hosted by India.

  • Justin Gatlin, Usain Bolt

    Never underestimate Usain Bolt : Justin Gatlin

    Johannesburg : American sprinter Justin Gatlin believes that Usain Bolt, who is currently suffering from a pelvic injury, should never be underestimated, even for the upcoming World Championships in next month. The Jamaican would be making a comeback at the London Anniversary Games on July 24-25 while Gatlin will participate in Friday’s race in Diamond League.

  • Serena Williams

    Injured Serena Williams pulls out of Swedish Open

    Johannesburg : World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Swedish Open after suffering from an elbow injury during the practice after her first round in Bastad. The six-time Wimbledon champion was set to lock horns with Klara Koukalova in the second round, who has now advanced to the quarterfinals by walkover. The 33-year old said that she was having some pain in her right elbow, Sport24 reported.

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki Bhambri brings India back after Somdev’s surprise defeat

    Christchurch: Yuki Bhambri rescued India with an impressive win after Somdev Devvarman’s shock defeat, leaving the visitors locked 1-1 with New Zealand on day one of the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group I tie, here today. Michael Venus, ranked as low as 548 in the singles, turned the tables on Somdev, who lost the opening singles 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 1-6 after three hours and 43 minutes. The fortunes changed dramatically for India as Somdev, who

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    Godavari not polluted: N Chandrababu Naidu

    Rajahmundry (AP): Amid the ongoing ‘Godavari Pushkaram’ here, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has stressed that the river is clean and assured it would be protected in future as well.

  • Left parties call ‘bandh’ to support striking Hyderabad sanitary workers

    L.B. Nagar (Hyderabad): Left parties in Telangana on Friday extended support to the state wide bandh called by the Municipal Workers Joint Action Committee. The opposition and left parties decided to go ahead with the state-wide bandh despite the state government announced 47 per cent increase in the salaries of the sanitation workers in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits last evening.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi arrives in Jammu

    Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday on a day-long visit to this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.  The special plane carrying the prime minister landed at the technical area of Jammu airport around 11 a.m.  Governor N.N.Vohra, Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and senior cabinet ministers received Modi at the airport.  The prime minister will attend the birth centenary functions of a senior Congress leader, the late Girdhari

  • Visva Bharati gherao lifted

    Santiniketan: Visva Bharati students, who had gheraoed three senior university officials since last evening in protest against a proposed hike in hostel charges, ended their protest today. The proctor Samit Roy, registrar D Gunasekharan and Pro VC of the Central University Swapan Dutta were forced to stay inside the proctor’s office since last evening by a group of protesting students, according to a University official.

  • Shiv Sena lashes out at BJP over truck with Congress in Gondia Zilla Parishad

    Mumbai: Taunting the BJP over joining hands with arch-rival Congress in Gondia Zilla Parishad, the Shiv Sena today said in politics it is not known when friends become enemies and vice versa, and cautioned its senior alliance partner that though the ZP tie-up may comfort it in near future, the thorns of its actions could prick it later.

  • Chhattisgarh: People from BPL families to be made computer literate

    Raipur: In a quest to create a ‘Digital India’, the people from down-trodden families in Chhattisgarh, particularly women, will soon be imparted the basic knowledge of computers under the Centre’s e-literacy project. “The initial target is to make digitally literate person each from one lakh below poverty line (BPL) families across the state under e-literacy project of the government,” Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society’s (CHiPS) Chief Executive Officer Saurabh Kumar told PTI.

  • BJP suspends MP Backwards panel member Gulab Singh Kirar

    New Delhi/Bhopal : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly suspended Gulab Singh Kirar, who was a part of a panel that represented the backward classes in Madhya Pradesh. Television reports said that the suspension was effected a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had filed an FIR against him in conection with the Vyapam scam.

  • net neutrality

    Government upholds core principles of net neutrality

    New Delhi : The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has upheld the core principles of net neutrality in India. Releasing its final report on Net Neutrality on the DoT website on Thursday, the panel headed by A K Bhargava, also recommended that users must have the right to use the Internet as and when they want, so that TSPs/ISPs do not restrict the ability of the user to send, receive, display, use, post any

  • P C Chacko

    Parliament canteen need not be subsidised too much: P C Chacko

    New Delhi : Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Friday said that the Parliament canteen need not be subsidised too much for its members. “Parliament canteen need not be too much subsidised. Too much of subsidy for parliament canteen is not anecessity,” Chacko told ANI. On Wednesday, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Jay Panda gave up his subsidy after revelations that MPs dine in Parliament at highly subsidised rates Panda took to twitter and said that

  • Terror hideout busted near LoC

    Srinagar : Security forces confirmed Friday that they had busted a terrorist hideout near the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir. According to a television channel report, arms and ammunition were found dumped in the area. Among the arms recovered were two rifles and 12 grenades. Search operations of the area are underway on the basis of intelligence inputs received. Further details are awaited.

  • Naxals’ evil designs set alarm bells ringing for Chhattisgarh Police

    Raipur :  In what could set alarm bells ringing for police in Chhattisgarh, particularly in Bastar, the Maoists are reportedly planning to intensify activities during the forthcoming “martyrdom week” when they pay tributes to their slain leaders.