Free Press Journal
  • Angel Di Maria

    Angel Di Maria accepts 4-year deal with PSG

    Paris: Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria will join Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal to become the second most expensive player in the French league history.

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed

    I have no issues with being dropped from playing XI: Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Karachi: Pakistan wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed dought to downplay the controversy surrounding his exclusion from the playing XI in the recently concluded T20 series in Sri Lanka. I am just happy that the team won the T20 series and improved its international rankings,” Sarfaraz told reporters on arrival. “I have no issues if I am rested because of team requirements. I am not a part of the tour selection committee. My job is to give my best performances

  • India, Mens Hockey

    Chinglensana, Sunil score as India beat France 2-0

    Le Touquet (France): Talented Chinglensana Singh and seasoned SV Sunil struck a goal apiece as Indian men’s hockey team started their tour of Europe on a bright note with a 2-0 win over hosts France. The Sardar Singh-led team dominated the proceedings throughout in their opening game which was held yesterday. The Indians drew first blood in the 18th minute (3rd minute of second quarter) when the opportunistic Chinglensana capitalised on the defensive lapse to

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan leaves rates unchanged; asks banks to lower rates

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank today kept its policy rates unchanged, with Governor Raghuram Rajan saying that the headline inflation is at elevated levels and banks are yet to pass on the full benefits of previous rate cuts.

  • Pierre Claver Mbonimpa

    Burundi rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa ‘seriously wounded’ in gun attack

    London : Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a prominent Burundi human rights activist, was shot and seriously wounded by gunmen on motorbikes in Bujumbura. According to BBC, the activist was in the intensive care unit in Bujumbura hospital following the shooting which took place near his home, north of the capital, last evening. Mbonimpa is believed to be one of the few members of Burundi’s civil society opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid for a

  • Tony Abbott

    Tony Abbott rejects consultation with Aboriginals before ‘recognition’ in Constitution

    London : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has rejected the proposal of consulting Aboriginal people first before recognizing them in the Constitution. According to BBC, Abbott said that such a move would not gain broader support. Aboriginal leaders are angry with Abbott, who has rejected the idea of holding indigenous-specific meetings first on grounds that it ‘risked creating a log of claims’ and saying that he was in favor of building a national consensus

  • Joe Biden

    Joe Biden may throw new challenge to Clinton campaign

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering entering the 2016 presidential race, a move analysts believe would throw up a fresh challenge to Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s second bid for the top post.

  • China economy

    Chinese shares open on a mixed note

    Beijing: Chinese stocks opened on a mixed note on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.03 percent to open at 3,621.86 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.01 percent higher at 12,163.12 points, Xinhua reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 0.12 percent lower at 2,396.41 points.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar led alliance to hold joint rallies in Bihar

    Patna: Bihar’s ruling alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will hold joint rallies across the state to bolster its fortunes in the upcoming assembly elections, an official said on Tuesday.  The first joint rally of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) would be held in Patna. “The grand alliance would hold a joint rally here soon. It will be followed by

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama hopeful of successful Paris Summit on Climate Change

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has exuded confidence of a successful Paris Summit on climate change later this year, with the White House hoping countries like China and India will be fully on board for the “most ambitious international climate change in human history”.

  • Ceasefire

    One civilian killed in ceasefire violation at Pargwal sector

    Pargwal : One civilian was killed after Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and fired at the Indian outposts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pargwal sector on Tuesday. Pakistani troops had also violated the ceasefire in Kanachak area of Akhnoor sector earlier today after an infiltration bid was foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF). Pakistan has reportedly violated ceasefire eight times in the last week.

  • Congress protest

    Lucknow: Congress protests over MPs’ suspension

    Lucknow : Congress workers staged a protest here on Tuesday against the suspension of its MPs from Lok Sabha. The protestors carried placards and shouted slogans denouncing the BJP-led Government at the Centre. Congress leader Rita Bhauguna Joshi, who participated in the protest, said that suppressing the voice of the opposition will not work. “It is a black day. Suppressing the voice of the opposition, suppressing the voice of the people will not work,” she

  • Sexuall Assault

    3-year-old girl sexually assaulted at school

    Bengaluru: A three-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted at her school in Indiranagar here, police said today. Parents came to know about the incident as the girl complained of pain in her private parts after returning from school in the afternoon yesterday, following which they informed police. Police said the girl was taken for medical examination at Bowring Hospital last evening. A case has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and

  • Liquor ban

    Tamil Nadu grinds to halt over liquor ban demand

    Chennai : Shops across Tamil Nadu are expected to remain closed today in wake of the shutdown call given by opposition parties over the demand of total prohibition of liquor in the state. The shutdown call was given by MDMK, MMK, SPDI, VCK, CPI and CPM and has also received support from the BJP. Last week, Gandhian activist Sasi Perumal, who had been demanding liquor prohibition in Tamil Nadu for over four decades, died

  • Congress MP's suspended

    BJP parliamentary party meeting to commence shortly

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Party meeting is scheduled to take place at 9.30 am today in the Parliament. The meeting comes a day after Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended 25 Congress MPs over disruption of parliamentary proceedings under ruling 374 (A), leading to outrage from various quarters. Showing solidarity with the suspended Congress lawmakers, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs have decided to desist from attending the Lok Sabha till

  • Sensex up

    Sensex climbs over 77 points ahead of RBI policy

    Mumbai : The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 77 points in early trade today on sustained buying by investors ahead of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy review amid better-than-expected Q1 earnings by Hero MotoCorp. The 30-share index, which had gained 727.83 points in the previous four sessions, rose 77.66 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 28,264.72, with realty, auto, consumer durables and oil & gas sector stocks leading the rise.

  • thane building collapse

    11 killed in Thane building collapse

    Thane: At least 11 people, including four of a family, were killed and seven injured when a 50-year-old building collapsed near the Thane Railway Station in the wee hours today.

  • Loksabha, parliament

    Congress to protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament premises today

    New Delhi : The Congress party will stage a protest at the Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises today over the suspension of the party’s lawmakers by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and other party MPs will also assemble at the Gandhi Statue to protest the suspension. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) had earlier stated that its MPs will desist from attending the Lok Sabha till Friday. AAP

  • Ceasefire Pakistan

    Pakistani Rangers target 12 BOPs with mortar bombs

    Jammu: Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops targeted 12 border out posts (BoPs) by resorting to firing and mortar shelling along the International Border in Jammu district. BSF troops retaliated resulting in exchange of fire, which was still going on when last reports came.
    A BSF spokesman said, “Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing of small arms and mortar shells on BoPs along IB in anachak and Pargwal sectors of Jammu district from 0540 hours”.