Free Press Journal
  • Virat Kohli

    Drawing a game is last option for this team: Kohli

    Colombo: Having registered their first series win on Sri Lankan soil in more than two decades, Indian skipper Virat Kohli today declared that there will be no change in his team’s philosophy of aggressive cricket as “drawn game is the last option’ for this current bunch of cricketers.

  • mehbooba mufti

    Mehbooba hopeful Modi will follow Vajpayee on Indo-Pak ties

    Jammu: Reiterating that PDP formed government with BJP in Jammu and Kashmir to restore peace and stability, party chief Mehbooba Mufti today expressed hope that the Narendra Modi-led government will follow the path of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and initiate “historic” steps to normalise relations between India and Pakistan. “We hope that the NDA government headed by Narendra Modi would follow the path shown by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • Nitish, Modi

    Nitish trying to cheat Bihar with parallel package: Modi

    Bhagalpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today continued his campaign blitzkrieg in Bihar where he mounted a counter attack on Nitish Kumar for “cheating” the people with his 2.7 lakh crore development vision, but sought to assuage the hurt his DNA barb against the Chief Minister might have caused to Bihari pride.

  • 18 dead as bus falls into a gorge in Himachal

    Shimla: Eighteen persons were killed and 12 others injured today when a bus fell 200 mts deep into a gorge at Nathpa on Hindustan–Tibet National highway, 185km from here Fifteen persons died on the spot while three succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital and twelve others were injured, SP, Kinnaur, Rahul Nath said. The condition of four injured persons stated to be serious and they have been rushed to Civil Hospital Rampur.

  • Sri Lanka war crimes probe: NPC rejects domestic mechanism

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Tamil-controlled Northern Provincial Council today demanded an international probe intothe alleged war crimes committed towards the end of civil war with the LTTE, while dismissing the domestic mechanism backed by the US and the international community. In a resolution passed today, the NPC questioned the legal possibilities of conducting a credible domestic investigation in preference to an international mechanism.

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    Andhra assembly passes resolution for special status

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to accord special status to the state and to implement all provisions contained in the state reorganisation act.

  • APP for blind

    SC welcomes govt’s steps to implement quota for disabled

    New Delhi: In rare appreciation, the Supreme Court today welcomed the steps taken by the government in filling up vacancies meant for differently-abled persons and disposed of a contempt plea alleging “wilful disobedience” of an order to provide three per cent quota to such persons. “We have considered rival submissions. In view of the compilation filed by the Solicitor General, it seems that there is an unequivocal and unambiguous commitment by the Union

  • Land Bill: Cong changed stance for political reasons: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Accusing the Congress of changing its position on the Land Bill after the Modi government brought an ordinance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the 2013 law passed by the previous UPA dispensation is now in force and Centre would permit states to make amendments to the Central law. In an article ‘The Land Ordinance – The obvious reasons”, posted on Facebook, he dubbed the 2013 Act as a “badly drafted

  • Shebab Militants

    Shebab attack African Union base in Somalia

    Mogadishu: Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union base today before storming the compound, with witnesses reporting many dead, although the AU insisted it had fought off the attack.

  • Video of teacher using interactive teaching method goes viral

    Srinagar: Though the teachers in government- run schools in Jammu and Kashmir have been in news for wrong reasons lately, a tutor from South Kashmir has won many hearts for using a novel and interactive way of teaching, with a video featuring him and his students going viral on social media. A group of students, aged eight to 10 years, from a Government Primary School in Shopian district, can be seen in the

  • Yusuf Raza Gilani

    Yusuf Raza Gilani gets 7-day protective bail in graft cases

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani today secured a seven-day protective bail in nine corruption cases filed against him for allegedly making millions of rupees by approving subsidies to fake companies.

  • Rolando. Porto

    Porto defender Rolando joins French club Olympique Marseille

    Lisbon: Portuguese international defender Rolando will leave Porto to join French football club Olympique Marseille after negotiating the termination of his contract for two million euros ($2.2 million). The 30-year-old decided to leave the Dragons after he was excluded from the plan devised by Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui, who loaned Rolando out to Napoli, Inter Milan and Anderlecht over the last three seasons, Efe reported on Monday. Rolando began his career in

  • Inform undertrials when they will be released: CIC

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Home Ministry to ask the authorities of the country’s jails to prepare lists of undertrial prisoners, who have completed half of the maximum period of imprisonment prescribed for their alleged crime and supposed to be released, and inform them about their date of release.

  • Farooq seeks early resumption of Indo-Pak talks

    Srinagar: National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah today called for early resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, saying it is “imperative” as people of Jammu and Kashmir have to bear the brunt of tension between the two countries. “Animosity between India and Pakistan is highly detrimental to peace, and all its brunt has to be borne by the people of Jammu and Kashmir…It (resumption of dialogue) is imperative to bring thaw in bilateral

  • Inderpreet Kaur, Hockey

    ‘Indian junior hockey eves have to close gaps’

    Changzhou (China): Indian junior women’s hockey team goalkeeper Inderpreet Kaur on Tuesday said that teammates have to step up at the Junior Asia Cup to close the gaps in the field. India have been placed in Pool A with hosts China, Malaysia, Singapore and North Korea for the seventh Junior Asia Cup to be held here from September 5 to 13. India will open their outing against North Korea on September 5.

  • Brokerages trim GDP target to 7.3% on faltering Q1 growth

    Mumbai: A day after the government reported slower-than-expected GDP growth for January quarter, foreign brokerages have cut their forecasts by up to 0.3 percentage points. “We revise down our FY16 GDP growth forecast to 7.3 per cent from 7.7 per cent,” Standard Chartered said in a note.

  • Oliver Kirch

    Dortmund midfielder Oliver Kirch moves to Paderborn

    Dortmund: Eight-time German football champions Borussia Dortmund have announced that midfielder Oliver Kirch has switched to second division club SC Paderborn. “I want to give a big thank you to everyone, the fans, all the Dortmund staff and especially my teammates. I have had three incredible years with many ups and downs,” Kirch said in a statement. The 33-year-old transferred from FC Kaiserslautern to Dortmund in 2012 and took part in 24

  • Vijay Amritraj

    ‘India can’t perform well in Davis Cup without top-50 players’

    New Delhi: Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj is not giving much of chance to the Somdev Devvarman-led team in its Davis Cup World Group play-off against Czech Republic later this month and says “we can’t do well in team events” unless we have top 50 singles players.