Free Press Journal
  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams in aggressive mood after shock US Open exit

    New York: Following her shock semi-final exit from the US Open, American tennis ace Serena Williams showed disregard for the media while answering questions at the post-match press conference here.

  • Japan Floods

    Japan floods: Almost 3 million advised to evacuate

    Tokyo: The Japanese government has advised almost three million people to evacuate after heavy flooding this week killed three people and left 16 people missing in the eastern region, the media reported on Saturday.

  • Sukhvinder Singh

    FC Goa to appoint Sukhvinder Singh as CEO

    Panaji: FC Goa will be appointing Sukhvinder Singh as the new CEO of the Indian Super League (ISL) club. Singh, who has earlier worked with Nike India and All India Football Federation, will take over as CEO of the Goan franchise of the ISL later this month. According to a club executive, FC Goa had advertised for the CEO post and the management interviewed four shortlisted candidates, one from Goa, two senior officials from existing I-League clubs. Singh, who

  • Rick Perry

    Rick Perry drops out of presidential race

    Washington: Former Texas governor Rick Perry announced that he was suspending his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

  • cyber attack

    China urges US to stop cyber attack accusations

    Beijing: China has urged the US to stop its “groundless accusations” of cyber attacks, adding that cyber security should be an area of cooperation rather than a source of frictions, the media reported on Saturday. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comment on Friday after US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said that China and Russia posed the most advanced cyber threats and that Chinese cyber espionage continues to target

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Committee set up to give guidelines on strategic partnership : Manohar Parrikar

    New Delhi : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that the government has set up a committee of experts to give guidelines on strategic partnership. “We have set up a committee of experts in various fields who will give us guidelines of selecting a strategic partnership. The six areas already identified would be worked on,” said Parrikar. The Defence Minister’s remark came a day after India and Pakistan decided to resolve sensitive issues

  • It’s not that easy to have big eyes!

    Washington D.C.: A new research has found that large eyes are developed on the stake of other body organ systems and between 5 percent and 15 percent of total energy is required to build big eyes in an infant. The research led by Sweden’s Lund University examined a Mexican cavefish, which lost its visual system through regression, and calculated the actual cost of well-developed vision in animals. The team of researchers observed that the

  • China

    China unveils more flexible reserve requirement rules

    Beijing: China’s central bank says it will change its reserve requirement rules, replacing the current daily assessment with an averaged approach, the media reported on Saturday. Since 1998, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has required commercial banks to meet the reserve requirement ratio on a daily basis or to make sure they put aside more deposits as reserves than required, the People’s Daily reported. Starting from September 15, the reserves of

  • Rajasthan CM woos industry to invest in health and education

    Neemrana (Rajasthan): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today exhorted the industry to actively participate in the health and education sector for socio-economic development of the state. Implementation of the public-private partnership (PPP) model will bring in the required expertise, she stressed.

  • Migrants, Libya Coast

    Germany expects 40,000 refugees over the weekend

    Berlin: Some 40,000 migrants could arrive in Germany over the next two days – double the number who entered the country last weekend, authorities said on Saturday. Most are expected to arrive in the southern city of Munich but there are concerns about whether the region can cope with another large influx, BBC reported.

  • China, Blast

    Final death toll set at 173 in China’s Tianjin explosions

    Beijing: Chinese authorities today put the final death toll at 173 in the country’s worst industrial disaster at Tianjin port, as officials ended the search for the remaining eight missing exactly a month after the incident following a complete clean-up of the place. Tianjin city government announced in a microblog that there was no hope of finding the eight persons, and the court will now start issuing death certificates.

  • Ibrahim Mahlab

    Egypt’s PM, government resigns: presidency

    Cairo: Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and his cabinet resigned today, the presidency said, days after the agriculture minister was arrested over corruption. “The prime minister handed the government’s resignation to the president who accepted it,” a statement said without giving a reason for the resignation.

  • LJP MP unhappy on being sidelined over seat-sharing

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) MP Rama Singh on Saturday expressed his unhappiness on being sidelined on the issue of seat sharing among the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties for the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.

  • Asaduddin Owaisi

    Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM to contest Bihar polls

    Hyderabad: In a surprising move, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Saturday announced that it would contest the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls. AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that his party would contest the polls in the Seemanchal region in Bihar. The 243-member Bihar Assembly comes to an end on November 29. The polls in the state will begin on October 12 and end on November 5.

  • dengue virus

    Dengue fever takes toll on Taiwan tourism

    Taipei: More than 80 percent of tourists planning to travel to Taiwan’s Tainan have cancelled their trips over fears of a dengue fever epidemic in the city, the local sightseeing association said. Taiwan has reported a record 8,677 dengue fever cases since May. On Friday, 617 new cases were reported, breaking the record for highest daily increase in cases, Xinhua quoted the island’s health authorities as saying on Saturday.

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    59 suspected Pak militants nabbed in raid near Islamabad

    Islamabad: Pakistani security forces today raided a compound near the capital and arrested at least 59 suspected militants, authorities said. Elite police led by intelligence agencies and backed up by paramilitary Rangers searched a compound in Tarnol area near Islamabad in the early morning swoop.

  • Top Iraq Shiite cleric demands release of kidnapped Turks

    Najaf (Iraq): Top Iraqi Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani today demanded the release of 18 Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad by unknown militants, saying it harmed the image of Islam. The Turkish men, who were working on a football stadium project, were seized in Baghdad’s Sadr City area earlier this month, and militants presenting themselves as a Shiite group claimed the kidnappings in a video posted online.