Free Press Journal
  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    Refugees should be hosted only during conflict: Sarkozy

    Paris: States should host refugees until the conflict in their countries ends, said former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who is against the European mandatory refugee quotas.

  • Coal Scam

    Coal scam: CBI suppressing material facts, says accused

    New Delhi: Director of a private firm, who is accused in a coal block allocation scam case, today said that CBI has suppressed material details from the special court and concealed facts relevant for arriving at a just decision in the case. Pushp Steels and Mining Pvt Ltd’s (PSMPL) Director Atul Jain, an accused in the case along with the company, told Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar that CBI should be directed to

  • Teesta Setalvad

    Teesta Setalvad’s NGO’s licence suspended for six months

    New Delh: In fresh crackdown on an NGO run by social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Home Ministry today suspended its registration for six months accusing the organisation of violating Foreign Currency (Regulation) Act that invites termination of its licence. In an order, the Home Ministry said exercising the powers conferred under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, the registration of Sabrang Trust has been suspended for a period of 180 days with effect from September

  • Sunny Leone

    Brighter than sunshine, stronger than you know…

    Very few people know that she learned to be her own hero during the tough tide, more importantly not losing her bright and happy vibe. SUNNY LEONE in conversation with PRATISHTHA MALHOTRA.

  • Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale on the same stage?

    Only dual vocalist, Sairam Iyer can make that happen. The gifted artist who can effortlessly switch between male and female vocals with incredible ease will make this happen. Don’t believe us? Go watch his show yourself.

  • Shruti Haasan

    Shruti opts out of BAADSHAHO 

    Shruti Haasan has been having a great run with her films this year across Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. After the release and roaring success of her recent Bollywood release Welcome Back, the 3rd of 7 releases pan India this year, she was also in talks with Milan Luthria for his next titled BAADSHAHO opposite Ajay Devgn. However, now it seems like we will have to wait longer to see this jodi on screen as Shruti has

  • Coach Zico upbeat about FC Goa’s chances in ISL

    Dubai: FC Goa coach Zico predicted a bright performance from his team in the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) that will be instrumental in last year’s semi-finalists push for a final berth in the upcoming football tournament.

  • EU to support medicine access for poorest countries

    Brussels: The European Union (EU) is proposing to grant the least developed countries indefinite exemption from World Trade Organisation (WTO) intellectual property rules for pharmaceuticals, the European Commission, EU’s executive body said on Thursday.

  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza

    Paes, Sania enter US Open finals, Bopanna out

    New York: Indian tennis aces Leander Paes and Sania Mirza lived up to their billing by entering the finals of their respective categories at the year’s last Major, the US Open, here.

  • I learnt Hindi language while selling tea: PM Narendra Modi

    Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he did not know the Hindi language but learnt it in his childhood when he used to sell tea. “Though my mother tongue is not Hindi but Gujarati, I got an opportunity to learn it while selling tea. People who sell milk in Mumbai are basically from Uttar Pradesh. They used to visit our village to purchase buffaloes from local farmers and transport them through goods

  • Hindi can unite India, “chase away” English: RSS organ

    New Delhi: Hindi has the potential to unite the country and “chase away” English, which has “enslaved” India, RSS organ ‘Panchjanya’ has said. An editorial in ‘Panchjanya’, published to coincide with Hindi Diwas, also took a dig at Congress that ruled for decades after independence and said while Constitution makers wanted the national language to replace English in 15 years, “centres of power” were not dedicated to Hindi and “hatched conspiracies”

  • football

    ‘Age-cheating’ rampant problem in Indian football: U-17 coach

    Wellington: Indian Under-17 football team’s coach Nicolai Adam says one of the biggest problems he has had to face while scouting players from all parts of India is “age-cheating”. “We have been able to find a few boys (after scouting). Unfortunately, in all the states I travelled to, we have to deal with the problem of age-cheating,” Adam said.

  • India beat Malaysia 9-1, enter semi-final of Junior Asia Cup

    Changzhou (China): Skipper Rani Rampal led from the front and slammed a hat-trick as Indian eves thrashed Malaysia 9-1 in their last league game of the seventh women’s Junior Asia Cup here today. By virtue of this win, India has qualified for the semi-final of the tournament.

  • Ahead of Asian Airgun, SAI terminates range officials contract

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Asian Airgun Championships, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has terminated the contract of two of the longest-serving officials at the Karni Singh Ranges. Balak Ram (71) and Tilak Raj Suri (75), well beyond the superannuation age, but two of the most recognisable faces at the ranges for nearly three decades were told their services were no longer required.

  • Sharmila Nicollet

    Woman golfer Sharmila retains lead after second round

    New Delhi: Sharmila Nicollet carded two-over 74 in the second and penultimate round to retain her lead in the 16th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Delhi Golf Club here on Thursday.

  • Imran-Tahir

    Tahir returns to South Africa Test squad against India

    Johannesburg: Leg-spinner Imran Tahir was recalled to the Test side after a gap of nine months, as Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday announced their Test, One-Day International (T20I) and Twenty20 squads for the 72-day-long tour of India, starting on October 2.

  • Virat Kohli

    Kohli joins IPTL side ‘UAE Royals’ as co-owner

    Dubai (UAE): Joining the IPTL bandwagon, India Test captain Virat Kohli has become co-owner of the UAE Royals, which will be led by Swiss great Roger Federer. Federer had played for Micromax Indian Aces in the inaugural season and this season he will be joined by Goran Ivanisevic, 2001 Wimbledon Champion Ana Ivanovic, Daniel Nestor, Kristina Mladenovic and Tomas Berdych.

  • Federer joins UAE Royals for 2015 IPTL

    Dubai: Swiss icon and World No.2 Roger Federer on Thursday joined the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Royals franchise for the second edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) to be held from December 2-20.

  • Sena’s politics is about spreading hatred of Muslims: NCP

    Mumbai: NCP today hit out at Shiv Sena over its “anti-Muslim rant” amid the controversy regarding the ban on sale of meat during the Jain fasting period of Paryushan, and alleged that the saffron party’s politics was based on the hatred of the community. “Muslims have never demanded that their religion and lifestyle be imposed on others. Shiv Sena’s anti-Muslim rant in the editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ proves that spreading hatred of