Free Press Journal
  • After disruptions, Rajya Sabha adjourned again

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha witnessed uproarious scenes and disruptions again on Friday as the opposition raised anti-government slogans and protested over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam scam issues. Soon after the house met, Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien allowed papers to be laid and then permitted Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal to speak.

  • Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux

    Jennifer Aniston-Justin Theroux head to Bora Bora for honeymoon

    Washington DC : After exchanging vows in a secret ceremony, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are reportedly in Bora Bora celebrating their honeymoon. Accompanied by Chelsea Handler and some other friends, the couple, who tied the knot at their 21 million dollars pad in Los Angeles on August 5, left for their honeymoon a day after their marriage, reported Us magazine. Interestingly, the newlyweds, who fell in love on sets of the 2012 flick

  • Nitish Kumar

    Bihar can’t grow without empowerment of women: Nitish

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said development of the state was not possible without empowerment of women. “Development of our state is not possible without development of women as they are an important half of our population,” Kumar said.

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    Barcelona pegs Pedro’s buyout clause at $32.6 mn

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona has no intention of disposing of its forward Pedro Rodriguez, but any team that wants to enlist his services will have pay 30 million euros ($32.6 million) for his buyout clause, the Catalan club’s new technical secretary Robert Fernandez has said. “His buyout clause is 30 million euros. He’s a player that has performed fantastically for Barca,” Fernandez said during his official presentation for his new role with Barcelona

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    F1 star Jenson Button and wife `gassed unconscious` in home burglary

    London: Jenson Button and his wife Jessica have been gassed by raiders during a burglary in their holiday villa in the south of France, according to the British Formula One driver’s spokesman. Button’s spokesman said that two men broke into the property while they were asleep and stole a number of items of jewellery including, Jessica’s engagement ring, the BBC reported. He further said that the police indicated that this has become

  • Spice Girls

    Spice Girls to reunite but without Posh

    Melbourne : The Spice Girls are once again set to reunite but reportedly Victoria Beckham will not be a part of this reunion. Tabloid media revealed that Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Mel C and Mel B will reform for an international tour in 2016 which will see the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut single ‘Wannabe’ that was released in 1996 and catapulted the five-piece to global stardom, reported Remembering her time as

  • Pakistan, Death Penalty

    Tripura Assembly passes resolution on abolishing death penalty

    Agartala: The Tripura Assembly today unanimously resolved to send a proposal to the Centre for abolishing death penalty and to provide imprisonment up to death in case of heinous crimes. “Death penalty is given by courts according to section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This Assembly requests to the Government of India to bring necessary amendments to this Act and provide life imprisonment up to death in case of heinous crimes,” Opposition Congress MLA Jitendra Sarkar said moving a

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona best team in world: Sevilla coach

    Seville (Spain): Sevilla coach Unai Emery has said his team’s UEFA Super Cup final opponent FC Barcelona are “possibly the best team in the world, that are always at a high competitive level” and they are “favourites” to win the title this season. Emery also has words of encouragement for his side saying this season’s Sevilla squad that has reached the UEFA Super Cup final is “better” than the one last year,

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    Oz PM lifts ban on disallowing MPs to appear on ABC Television

    London : Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has lifted the ban on disallowing government MPs to appear on popular current affairs show ABC Television. According to the BBC, Abbott had imposed the ban after Zaky Mallah, a convicted criminal and former terror suspect appeared on a programme of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • Floyd Mayweather

    Boxer Mayweather defends decision of picking Berto for fight

    Washington: American boxer Floyd Mayweather has defended his decision in picking countryman Andre Berto as his opponent saying the latter is “very exciting”. The 38-year-old will face Berto in Las Vegas September 12 in what could be his last  boxing match but has a chance to extend his winning run to 49 encounters. Berto, 31, a former world champion, was a surprise choice given his fall in boxing’s pecking order in recent

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    1993 serial blasts key accused Yeda Yakub dies in Pakistan

    Mumbai: A key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, Yakub Khan alias Yeda Yakub, is believed to have died in Karachi in Pakistan, as per information received by police here. “On Wednesday, police got the information about Yeda Yakub’s death through informers,” Mumbai Police Commissione Rakesh Maria said today. According to police sources, he died after suffering a major heart attack.

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    Jundal on hunger strike, wants to be shifted from ‘anda’ cell

    Mumbai: Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, an alleged mastermind of the 26/11 terror attacks, has gone on hunger strike in the Arthur Road Jail here demanding that he be shifted from ‘anda’ cell to a normal prison, police said today. Jundal, who was allegedly behind some major bomb blasts in several cities of the country, has been on a hunger strike since yesterday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection)

  • Maharashtra denies Tiger Memon’s ‘revenge’ call

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has denied that absconding mafia don Mushtaque alias Tiger Memon allegedly called up his mother and threatened to avenge his brother Yakub Memon’s hanging last week, top officials said here on Friday. The Mumbai police, too, denied any such conversation as having taken place, as reported by a leading financial daily.

  • Islamic States

    IS abducts dozens of Christians in Syria

    Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) militants abducted dozens of Syrian Christians, including women and children, in central Syria, a monitor group reported on Friday.  Dozens of Christians were among 230 civilians the IS captured in Qaryateyn town of Homs province, Xinhua quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) as saying.

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    Parliament pays tributes to martyrs of Quit India Movement

    New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament today paid homage to the martyrs of freedom struggle on the eve of 73rd anniversary of the Quit India movement. When Rajya Sabha met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned that August 9 would mark the 73rd anniversary of the clarion call given by Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi for the British rulers to Quit India in 1942. The upsurge of the nationalist sentiment

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    YMA sends rice to Mizoram flood victims in Myanmar

    Aizawl: The Young Mizo Association (YMA) today sent 100 quintals of rice to neighbouring Myanmar as an immediate relief for the Mizo victims of massive flood in that country.The consignment would be taken over at Mizoram-Myanmar border from where it would be transported to flood ravaged areas in Chin Hills and nearby ethnic Mizo inhabited areas, YMA Central Committee President Lalbiakzuala said. Meanwhile, the YMA, the churches and several NGOs in the

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    Defence minister Asif denies Mullah Omar died in Pakistan

    Karachi : Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has denied that Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in Pakistan or buried there. According to the Dawn, he said that Omar was neither in Quetta nor Karachi, adding that Pakistan does not want to be involved in controversy pertaining to Taliban leadership. His comments came while he was addressing the National Assembly. He also said that Mullah Omar’s family’s statement shows that he died in Afghanistan and

  • Sexual Harassment at work

    526 cases of sexual harassment at workplace in 2014: Govt

    New Delhi: 526 cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace were reported during 2014, the government said today. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said that 57 cases were reported at office premises and 469 cases were registered at other places related to work during 2014.She said that the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace(Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 casts the responsibility

  • Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea

    Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea walk into semis of Citi Open

    Washington: Third seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea progressed into the men’s doubles semifinals of the Citi Open after receiving a walkover from Grigor Dimitrov and Mardy Fish, here. The Bulgarian-American combo pulled out due to Dimitrov’s right shoulder injury. The third seeds will next take on the winners of the match between American top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan and Filipino-American pair of Treat Huey and Scott Lipsky.

  • Opposition MPs move against Sadhvi Prachi

    New Delhi: A privilege notice was given to Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday by 20 opposition members against VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi who is alleged to have said that “there are 1-2 terrorists in parliament”. The controversial remark was made on Thursday, Janata Dal-United leader K.C. Tyagi told IANS. Tyagi is one of the 20 members who gave the notice. “The remarks of Sadhvi Prachi is against the dignity of