Free Press Journal
  • I am in a tricky position regarding my Test spot: Rohit

    New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma knows that he is in a “very tricky position” but wants to utilize the upcoming Sri Lanka tour and the subsequent tour of South Africa at home to cement his spot in the five-day format.

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    Former President A P J Abdul Kalam passes away

    Shillong: Former President A P J Abdul Kalam, a popular head of state between 2002 and 2007, died today after he collapsed during a lecture here.

  • BCCI secretary doubtful over India-Pak series post terror attacks

    New Delhi: Condemning the Gurdaspur terror attacks on Monday, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has said the stalled bilateral cricket series between India and Pakistan cannot be revived under such circumstances.

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    BJP slams Nitish for taking sole credit for performance

    Patna: BJP today slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for taking sole credit for his government’s performance in Bihar over the past ten years saying NDA was an equal partner in it and deserves equal recognition.

  • 2002 post-Godhra riots case

    Another Godhra train carnage accused arrested after 13 years

    Ahmedabad: On the run for more than 13 years, another accused in 2002 Godhra train attack that had triggered communal riots was today arrested by Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in the third arrest of an absconding accused in the case in less than a fortnight.

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    Cricketers have no role in spot fixing: Suresh Raina

    Baghpat (UP): Indian batsman Suresh Raina today came out in defence of cricketers, saying that they have no role in spot fixing. On the first visit to his in-law’s village Bamnauli alongwith his bride Priyanka, the newly married Raina was responding to questions on the recent verdict by a Delhi court discharging cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case. “There is no role of cricketers in

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    Looking forward to M S Dhoni biopic: Irfan Pathan

    Mumbai: Cricketer Irfan Pathan is glad that Bollywood is making biopics on sports personalities. Pathan also wished luck to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who plays the lead role in “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story”. “There are lots of good biopics being made on sports personalities like Milkha Singhji, Mary Kom. Now a biopic on M S Dhoni is being made. I would like to wish the team good luck, all the

  • Landslide kills 5 in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: A landslide has killed five people in southeastern Bangladesh, a week after six others died in a similar tragedy. The landslide hit Cox’s Bazar overnight, killing five people as army troops and paramilitary were called in for rescue operations. Fire service officials and witnesses said incessant monsoon rains caused the avalanche which crushed four houses in the foothills under huge chunks of earth killing the five including two children.

  • ISIS

    Kyrgyzstan’s security service probes IS recruitment video

    Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan): Kyrgyzstan’s security service said today it was investigating a YouTube video urging citizens of the ex-Soviet country to move to the “caliphate” declared by the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria. The nine-minute clip titled “Message to the People of Kyrgyzstan,” appeared on YouTube on Saturday and was deleted hours later. It was picked up by a Kyrgyz news site known for covering the activities of IS.

  • Jihadi John

    Jihadi John flees Islamic State fearing own life: report

    London: Jihadi John, the Islamic State’s burly masked executioner behind one of the most horrific beheadings recently, has reportedly fled the terror network and gone on the run in Syria fearing for his own life. 26-year-old British terrorist Mohammed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John, is believed to have left the terror group several weeks ago and went on the run in Syria, trying to head to North Africa, the Daily Express reported.

  • Researchers study how terror messages spread on Twitter

    Washington: Researchers are studying social-media posts of terrorist networks to determine what type of information and propaganda go viral, with an aim to negate their online actions.

  • Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15

    Mogadishu: Somali police say the toll for the massive truck bomb attack on the capital’s premier hotel has risen to 15, including a Kenya diplomat, a Chinese embassy guard and three journalists. The scale of the truck bomb used against the Jazeera Hotel has stunned Mogadishu, a capital long used to conflict and raises fears of an escalation of force by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group battling the government.

  • Coal Scam

    JSW, JSPL, Vedanta, others in race for 10 coal mines

    New Delhi: Major players like SAIL, JSW, JSPL and Vedanta are in the race to grab 10 coal blocks on offer in the third tranche next month. The government has received a total of 31 bids for the 10 coal blocks with reserves of 858.19 million tonnes, an official statement said.

  • Micromax swears by 4G, to launch 5 more devices

    New Delhi: With 4G deployment gaining pace in India, domestic handset maker Micromax today said it will beef up its portfolio of LTE-enabled handsets, with plans to add five new smartphones in the next 2-3 months. Micromax currently has two 4G-enabled devices in its portfolio, priced above Rs 12,000 (USD 200).

  • Lava to invest Rs 2,615 cr to set up 2 manufacturing units

    New Delhi: Domestic handset maker Lava will invest Rs 2,615 crore over the next seven years to set up two manufacturing units in the country, in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

  • Greece, creditor talks in Athens have started: EU

    Brussels: Representatives of Greece’s EU-IMF creditors have arrived in Athens and immediately started talks with Greek authorities on a third bailout package for the debt-wracked government, the EU said today. “Teams from the institutions are already on the ground in Athens and work is starting immediately as we speak,” European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva told a news briefing.

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    SP urges Centre to dismiss Governor Ram Naik

    Lucknow/New Delhi: Governor Ram Naik’s recent remark that a particular caste is ruling the roost in Uttar Pradesh administration in a fresh criticism of the state government today raised the hackles of the SP which demanded his dismissal for ‘denigrating’ the dignity of the post.

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    Red FM allowed in auction as no allegations against it: HC

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today said that Red FM was allowed to participate in stage three of FM auction as it has been operating since 2002 and there has been no allegation that since then it has indulged in activities which could raise security concerns. The court, which had yesterday quashed the government’s July 15 decision denying security clearance to the radio channel as well as rejecting its application for permission to