Free Press Journal
  • MERS

    South Korea announces ‘de facto end’ to MERS

    London : South Korea has declared a ‘de facto end’ to the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS). Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn said that no new infections had been reported in the last 23 days, adding public could now be ‘free from worry,’ reported the BBC. He also apologised for the government’s ‘much-criticised’ response to the virus that killed 36 people in South Korea since it arrived in May. However, the World Health

  • Kashmir’s famed pashmina threatened by cheap imitations 

    Srinagar: One of Kashmir’s oldest handicraft legends and legacy, the pashmina, is threatened by its imitations as the high-priced handmade fabric is increasingly being eased out from markets by its cheap, machine-made namesake.

  • Three soldiers killed in Philippines ambush

    Manila: Three soldiers were killed and 13 injured in an ambush by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Kalinga province of the Philippines. Brigade general Paul Atal, commander of the army’s 503rd brigade, said the rebels first detonated landmines before opening fire on the troops who were aboard three military trucks and on the way back to their base, reported Xinhua news agency.

  • Father kills daughter in honour killing

    Bareilly: A 23-year-old woman was allegedly shot dead by her father for planning to marry a youth from a different caste. Raj Bala, a teacher in a government primary school, was shot dead yesterday by her father, Bahoran Lal Jatav, at Sirodhi Angadpur village in, yesterday, SP (Rural) Brijesh Srivastava said.

  • Kalam dies

    President reminisces of ‘poet’ Kalam, their ‘friendship’

    On board special flight: A P J Abdul Kalam who worked to strengthen the country’s defence and security backbone was also a “poet” at heart, President Pranab Mukherjee said today while reminiscing his “friendship” with the former Supreme Commander of the armed forces.

  • Yakub Memon

    Supreme Court judges differ on Yakub Memon’s plea

    New Delhi: Supreme Court judges Anil R. Dave and Kurien Joseph on Tuesday took differing stands on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon’s plea challenging his death penalty and urged the chief justice to set up “an appropriate bench” to hear the case.

  • LitFest in Mumbai to focus on more regional languages

    Mumbai: Vernacular writing will be in spotlight once again at the second edition of the Gateway LitFest scheduled here in February next year, with organisers gathering authors from regional languages to participate. The first edition of the festival in February this year witnessed participation of around 50 leading authors and filmmakers from nine languages.

  • Najib Razak

    Malaysian PM Najib Razak reshuffles cabinet

    Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, appointing Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to replace Muhyiddin Yassin as his new deputy.  The cabinet reshuffle, first after the general election in 2013, came at a time when Najib was under pressure over allegations of fund embezzlement. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier that $700 million related to 1MDB, a debt-laden state investment company, had been transferred into his

  • Narendra Modi, APJ Abdul Kalam

    Narendra Modi to receive Kalam’s body

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with the three service chiefs, will receive the mortal remains of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the technical area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, an official said on Tuesday.  The body is scheduled to arrive at 12.30 p.m. “The casket containing the mortal remains of Kalam will be taken from Palam to his residence in a gun carriage,” defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar

  • Bihar CM Nitish to pay his last respects to Kalam in Delhi

    New Delhi : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will fly to Delhi today to pay his respects to former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong last evening. Dr. Kalam collapsed after a massive cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong last evening.

  • Virat Kohli

    All eyes on Virat Kohli as India A take on Australia A

    Chennai: The spotlight will be on Test skipper Virat Kohli as India A go into the second and final unofficial Test against Australia A here tomorrow, looking to secure a win after drawing the first match last week.

  • Silver

    Silver futures down 0.37% on weak overseas cues

    New Delhi: Silver prices were down 0.37 per cent to Rs 33,805 per kg in futures trade today as speculators reduced their exposure amid a weak trend in global markets.

  • The assignment which Kalam could not give to IIM students

    Kolkata: Working tirelessly even on his last day, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam had planned a surprise assignment for the students of IIM Shillong on finding innovative ways to end disruption in Parliament.

  • ‘Have no complaints against anyone’, says Swati Maliwal

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Swati Maliwal who took charge as Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief on Tuesday saying she had no complaints against anyone. “I have no complaints against anyone. I always think of the future, never about the past,” Maliwal told ANI here. Maliwal took charge as the Chairperson of DCW for the second time, following the approval of Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

  • Didier Drogba

    Montreal Impact signs ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba

    London: Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has decided to switch to Major League Soccer (MLS) after signing for Montreal Impact. Drogba has joined the MLS club following after his second spell at Chelsea where he won the league title last season. Montreal president Joey Saputo said that it was an honour to welcome Drogba to the Impact and the signing was one of the biggest days in club history, the BBC reported. He also said