Free Press Journal
  • Indian Teachers, ISIS, Libya

    Efforts on to free two Indians in Libya; those freed return home

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: One of the two Indians released by the Islamic State militant group in Libya returned to Hyderabad on Tuesday to an ecstatic welcome from his family. Sources said efforts were on for the release of two other Indians still in captivity of the IS in the coastal city of Sirte. Laxmikant Ramakrishna, who was among the two Indians freed last week, arrived in Hyderabad on Tuesday morning, and got to meet

  • Diego Simeone

    Diego Simeone ‘fortunate’ to coach Atletico Madrid

    Shanghai: Atletico Madrid’s Argentine coach Diego Simeone considers himself “fortunate” to be coaching the Spanish football club, given that coaches appear to be “better” when their players perform so well. “The coaches who have teams like the one I manage are fortunate. All coaches are better when the players are good. I have a very strong group that goes after an idea. There is a communion between fans, directors and players,” Simeone said

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    South Africa replace Quinton de Kock with Morne Van Wyk for Kiwi ODI, T20 series

    London: South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has been dropped from the team’s limited overs squad for the series against New Zealand. Wicketkeeper-batsman Morne van Wyk has come in as a replacement for him. Selection convener, Linda Zondi described Quinton de Kock is an outstanding talent, and hoped that the South Africa A tour of India would present him with best opportunity to rediscover his form. South Africa will play two T20s and three ODIs against New Zealand.

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    Man commits suicide inside police station in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A 29-year-old man today allegedly committed suicide inside the Mankhurd police station here, police said. Deepak Jadhav hanged himself to a ceiling fan of a room on the second floor of the building which houses the police station this morning. “Jadhav had tied his neck with the trouser of a police officer’s uniform,” senior inspector of Mankhurd police station Nasir Shaikh said.

  • Ferguson cop who killed black teen speaks out

    Washington: The white former Ferguson police officer who shot dead an 18-year-old unarmed black teenager has given his first published comments since the controversial shooting that reignited a discussion about race in America. Twenty-nine-year-old Darren Wilson spoke with New Yorker magazine from St. Louis, Missouri, where he is laying low after the uproar triggered by his shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by a grand jury and the federal government.

  • Oil Price, Down

    Oil drops again below $50, India gains

    New Delhi: In a repeat of the plunge at the year’s beginning, global crude oil prices dropped below the psychological $50-mark per barrel, from around $115 last year — this time in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal last month. The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $48.40 a barrel of nearly 160 litres on the previous trading day on Monday. The Indian

  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – Comic-Con Trailer 2015

    Henry Cavill  stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer  as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Comic-Con Trailer 2015

    Warner Bros. bring to you the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Comic-Con Trailer. The movie stars Stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams and Jeremy Irons and is directed by  Zack Snyder.

  • Suicide Squad – Comic-Con First Look

    Suicide Squad is one of 10 movies based on DC Comics characters that Warner Bros. have brought in. It stars Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney as, Joel Kinnaman and Cara Delevigne.

  • Zoolander 2 Official Teaser

    Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.

  • Trainwreck Official Trailer 2015

    Blockbuster filmmaker Judd Apatow directs Universal Pictures’ Trainwreck, starring breakout comedic actress Amy Schumer . The comedy, from a script written by Schumer and developed with Apatow, is produced through his Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel .

  • Amit Kumar, Kishore Kumar

    Amit Kumar dedicates new album to father Kishore Kumar

    Mumbai: Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar and granddaughter Muktika Ganguly have come up with an album “Baba Mere” on the occasion of singer-actor’s 86th birthday anniversary today.

  • Markandey Katju

    Shiv Sena dubs Markandey Katju’s blogs as “publicity stunts”

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today dubbed former Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju’s blog posts against Mahatma Gandhi and Subhas Chandra Bose as “publicity stunts”, alleging defaming popular leaders had become a business of his. “Katju, who did not have any role in the freedom movement, may tomorrow call Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru as agents of the British. He may also call Swatantraveer Savarkar as an agent of barrister Muhammad Ali Jinnah,” an editorial in

  • Pramod Mahajan

    Maharashtra panel on ‘Pramod Mahajan Skill Development Campaign’

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has set up an empowered committee for effective implementation of the ‘Pramod Mahajan Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Campaign’. The committee headed by the state Chief Secretary will formulate policies for implementation of the campaign, a government resolution (GR) said. The panel, comprising secretaries from concerned departments, will lay down guidelines and expenditure criterion for various schemes under the campaign. The BJP-led state government, during the budget session in March, had announced the ‘Late Pramod Mahajan Skill

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Mani Aiyar hits back at Arun Jaitley on GST Bill

    New Delhi: Former minister Mani Shankar Aiyar has hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his charge that Congress was “blocking progress” on the GST bill saying it was the BJP led by none other than Jaitley who had blocked passage of the bill during the UPA rule.

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    Buzz Aldrin claimed USD 33 in travel expenses after Moon trip

    London: Buzz Aldrin claimed USD 33.31 in travel expenses for a journey from Houston to the Moon and back, according to a Twitter post by the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the second person to walk on the lunar surface in 1969. Aldrin, now 85, made the first lunar landing in 1969 and has tweeted his official travel voucher and customs forms for the moon rock he brought back.

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    530 non-official director posts lying vacant in 182 CPSEs

    New Delhi: As many as 530 posts of non-executive directors are vacant in 182 scheduled central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) across the country, Parliament was told today. “In 182 scheduled CPSEs, there are around 530 vacant positions of non-official Directors,” Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises G M Siddheshwara said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

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    Single window clearance system for traders on the anvil

    New Delhi: The government would soon set up a single window system for clearance of import and export documents with a view to improve ease of doing business, a senior official said today. The Commerce and Industry Ministry is engaged with the Finance Ministry in this regard. “Currently traders have to run from one department to other. Under the single window project, importers and exporters would have to lodge their clearance documents at a

  • Young dads at greater risk of early death: Study

    New York: Becoming a dad before the age of 25 increases the risk of dying early in middle age, s significant study has indicated. The evidence suggests that men who father a child in early life have poorer health and die earlier than men who delay fatherhood. Family environment, early socioeconomic circumstances and genes can explain this association, researchers noted.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Suspension of Congress MPs murder of democracy: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi; Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday described the Lok Sabha speaker’s decision to suspend 25 of her party MPs as a “murder” of democracy as she led a protest against the decision at the parliament house complex here. On Monday, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 Congress parliamentarians for five days for “willfully obstructing the business of the house” and not adhering to her repeated warnings for observing rules in the