Free Press Journal
  • Al Jazeera Journalist

    Al Jazeera journalists’ trial adjourned for tenth time

    Cairo:  An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned a long-running trial of three Al Jazeera journalists for the tenth time. The court in Cairo said a verdict in the case would now be delivered on August 29, Al Jazeera reported. Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were found guilty in June 2014 of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, which was outlawed in Egypt after the army overthrew president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

  • Deepika Kumari, Archery

    India lose to Russia, settle for World archery silver

    Copenhagen:  The Indian women’s recurve archery team of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Rimil Buriuly settled for the silver losing the World Championship final 4-5 to Russia in an edge-of-the-seat encounter at the Christiansborg Palace here on Sunday.

  • Nitish-Lalu

    Jharkhand CM Raghuvar Das for ‘Nitish-Lalu mukht Bihar’

    Patna: Targeting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ally RJD leader Lalu Prasad, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghuvar Das on Sunday urged the people to vote for a “Nitish-Lalu mukht Bihar”. “After Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensured freedom from the corrupt Congress, it is now time to free Bihar of the jungle raj of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad,” the BJP leader said at a meeting here. He said “a Nitish-Lalu mukt (free) Bihar” was

  • Onion

    Onion prices soar, to remain high till October

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Unseasonal rains, lower production and resultant shortages have made the onion dearer again, with prices soaring. Merchants say the prices will remain high till October when the next crop reaches markets across the country.

  • Russian helicopter crash

    Pilot dead in Russian helicopter crash

    Dubrovichi (Russia): A pilot died on Sunday when an Mi-28N helicopter gunship crashed at the Dubrovichi testing range in Russia’s Ryazan Region during an air show. The pilot died while performing a demonstration flight, while a second pilot has been admitted to hospital, Xinhua reported citing the media centre of the air show. The helicopter gunship was part of a flight of helicopters performing aerobatics at the Dubrovichi testing range, about 170 km southeast of

  • Hockey India

    India hockey team takes on France in Euro tour

    Le Touquet (France) :  The Indian hockey team will play their first match after the ouster of chief coach Paul van Ass and the appointment of high performance director Roelant Oltmans in his place.

  • Bobby Jindal

    US presidential race: Voters spoiled for choice

    Washington: American voters looking for a new tenant for the White House are spoiled for choice with 22 candidates, five Democrats and 17 Republicans, including long shot Indian-American Bobby Jindal in the 2016 presidential race.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman

    BJP slams Congress for disrupting parliament

    New Delhi:  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday criticised the Congress for disrupting the monsoon session of parliament even though the government has agreed to hold a debate on the issues agitating the main opposition.

  • Shahrukh Khan

    MCA lifts ban on Shah Rukh’s entry to Wankhede Stadium

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday lifted the ban it imposed three years ago on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium here, MCA vice president Ashish Selhar said. Shah Rukh, owner of the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), was banned from entering the stadium in 2012 after he misbehaved with the security staff after a match between KKR and Mumbai Indians. He was originally banned

  • West Bengal Floods

    Heavy rains, floods kill over 50 in West Bengal

    Kolkata:  The death toll in West Bengal due to heavy rains and floods crossed 50 on Sunday after seven more deaths, including of four children, were reported from various districts. At least four children were killed and four other people seriously injured after they were struck by lightning in Barasat in North Paraganas district on Sunday, police said.

  • Never thought of becoming pro: Ronaldo

    Madrid: Portuguese footballer and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday said he never believed as a child that he would turn a professional one day. He began training with Andorinha — a club on his home island of Madeira but says he did not consider himself to have special talent. “In my family we all love football. I remember that one day I was playing in the street and my father told me: ‘Why

  • MH370

    More suspected MH370 wreckage found

    Paris: A plane door was on Sunday found on the Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, The Telegraph reported. The locals believe the door is from the missing Malaysian airliner MH370. The door was found near Saint Denis, the island’s capital.

  • FIFA

    FIFA rules in favour of St. Vincent

    Georgetown (Guyana) : World football governing body FIFA has turned down a protest by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) alleging that St. Vincent and the Grenadines used an ineligible player during a World Cup Qualification game.

  • Ronaldinho

    Ronaldinho off to winning start for Fluminense

    Rio De Janiero:  Two-time FIFA World Player of the Year winner Ronaldinho helped Fluminense to a 1-0 win over Gremio in his first match for the Brazil club. The 35-year-old played the full 90 minutes at the Maracana stadium on Saturday, despite having only begun training with his new team mates on July 27.

  • Sham Lal Sharma

    Ex-minister Sham Lal Sharma held in Jammu during protest

    Jammu: A dozen Congress activists, including former Jammu and Kashmir minister Sham Lal Sharma, were arrested here on Sunday for defying restrictions on the assembly of 10 or more people. A police officer told IANS that the arrests took place at Dogra Chowk area. They were taken into custody during a protest demanding an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Jammu region.

  • Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza top contender for Khel Ratna

    New Delhi:  Following a string of strong performances, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has emerged as the frontrunner to be awarded the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.

  • Drishyam

    ‘Drishyam’ mints over Rs.17 crore in two days

    Mumbai:  Ajay Devgn starrer-“Drishyam” saw “super growth in business” on the second day of its release, taking its total to Rs.17.45 crore, says an expert. Also starring Tabu and Shriya Saran, the crime thriller that was released on Friday, has received “terrific” word of mouth. “Terrific word of mouth translates into super growth in biz on Day 2. #Drishyam Thu pre + Fri 8.05 crore, Sat 9.40 crore. Total: Rs.17.45 crore,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Rs.50,000 crore earmarked for 100 smart cities: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said Rs.50,000 crore have been earmarked to develop 100 smart cities in the country, with each selected city to get annual central assistance of Rs.100 crore for five years.

  • NASA, Earth

    NASA captures Earth flyby of ‘space peanut’

    Washington:  NASA scientists have captured a peanut-shaped asteroid that approached close to Earth last weekend. The next time an asteroid will approach Earth this close will be in 2054.