Free Press Journal
  • A migrant man throws his baby in the air at Istanbul’s Esenler Bus Terminal while waiting for buses to the Turkish-Greek border after authorities withheld tickets to Turkish border towns on Thursday. — AFP

    Another drowned toddler washes up on Turkish beach

    Istanbul : A four-year-old Syrian girl’s body washed up on a beach in western Turkey today, state media said, just weeks after images of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi shook the world.

  • NDA list: All in the family even for BJP

    New Delhi :  Even as BJP campaigns against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for blatantly promoting his family members in the party, its allies like the LJP and HAM have sons and nephews of netas figuring prominently in their candidates’ lists. At least a dozen senior BJP leaders are also lobbying hard for their sons in this high stakes assembly polls. A few of them are likely to succeed in their efforts,

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan warns against ‘breakneck’ growth

    Mumbai :  Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday warned against the hazards of growing at a break-neck speed and called for drawing right lessons from Brazil, which was a high growth market till recently but is now beset with economic woes, leading S&P to demote it to “junk” status.

  • IS claims attack on Tripoli airport

    Tripoli: Militants attacked Tripoli’s airport today and killed three security personnel, a Libyan official said, in an assault claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

  • A fishing boat that ran aground by the sea while moored in the port of Coquimbo, some 445 km north of Santiago, during the earthquake on Thursday. — AFP

    Chileans deal with aftermath of 8.3 quake

    Coquimbo : Hundreds of traumatised Chileans spent a second night out in the open or in shelters night after an offshore 8.3 magnitude earthquake left 12 dead.

  • Never felt so exhausted after 4 games: Vesley

    New Delhi :  Czech Republic’s number one player Jiri Vesley said that he felt exhausted after just four games and simply failed to sustain himself against a lower ranked Indian Somdev Devvarman in his Davis Cup World Group play-off tie.

  • Files hint that Netaji survived 1945 crash

    Kolkata :  After years of wait, the West Bengal government on Friday declassified 64 files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and brought them into the public domain.

  • Hey, Pluto looks like our mother Earth!

    Washington :  A near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon covering 1,250 km area has left scientists stunned as it has a familiar arctic look like we see on Earth.

  • A demonstrator holds a placard in front of policemen during a protest against Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's controversial security bills in front of the National Diet in Tokyo on Friday. — AFP

    Japan set to pass security bills despite widespread anger

    Tokyo : Japan is expected to pass security bills today that would allow troops to fight on foreign soil for the first time since World War II, despite fierce criticism it will fundamentally alter the character of the pacifist nation.

  • Britain’s Murray outwits Kokkinakis

    London :  Andy Murray produced a rich vein of form on Friday as he swept aside Thanasi Kokkinakis in straight sets to give Great Britain a 1-0 lead in the Davis Cup semi-final against Australia.

  • Shastri bhai lifts mood of the team, says opener Vijay

    New Delhi :  Praising Team Director Ravi Shastri for lifting the morale, Test opener Murali Vijay has said that the former all-rounder has entered the Indian cricket dressing room at the right time as things have fallen into place with the current coaching set-up.

  • Muslim teen not to return to school that got him arrested

    Houston : A Muslim boy in the US arrested over a homemade clock today said he will not return to the school where teachers got him arrested for an invention that ‘looked like a bomb’ as more support gathered for the 14-year- old, with people questioning the real motive of his detention.

  • BCCI president Dalmiya in stable condition

    Kolkata :  BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to hospital after he complained of chest pain is now stable, doctors said on Friday.

  • We’re still underdogs: Devvarman

    New Delhi :  Despite his win in the singles match of the Davis Cup World Group tennis Playoff against Czech Republic that squared the tie at 1-1, India’s Somdev Devvarman said that they are still the underdogs in the contest.

  • Shahid Afridi

    Stop pushing for India series: Afridi tells PCB

    Lahore :  Veteran Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi said on Friday that the country’s cricket board should stop pushing for hosting a series against India if the neighbouring nation is not interested.

  • Rifts open as Australia’s new PM reshuffles cabinet

    Sydney : The man tipped to become Australia’s next treasurer Scott Morrison in a looming cabinet reshuffle angrily defended himself against accusations today that he had betrayed former prime minister Tony Abbott.

  • Sheena Bora

    Its all about money, Honey – Sheena Bora Murder Case

    Mumbai :  In a sudden twist, the Maharashtra government on Friday decided to transfer the Sheena Bora murder probe to CBI after days of uncertainty on the supervisory role of former Mumbai police chief Rakesh Maria who was shunted in the midst of the inquiry that he had helmed proactively.