Free Press Journal
  • India should get ‘return gift’: Akhilesh on Boeing deal

    Jaipur: With India clearing the 3.1 billion dollar helicopter deal with aviation major Boeing ahead of the Prime Minister’s US visit, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today expressed hope that the country would get a “return gift” from America. “I heard before leaving on the US trip, the Prime Minister said the chopper deal has been cleared. This is good for the nation and army that they would get new helicopters from

  • Iran holds anti-Saudi protest over hajj stampede deaths

    Tehran: Iranian authorities organised ademonstration against Saudi Arabia’s management of the annual hajj today as it mourned 131 nationals among 717 pilgrims killed in a crush outside Mecca. Iranian leaders have been deeply critical of the Saudi authorities over what they charge were flawed safety measures that led to yesterday’s tragedy.

  • China opposes Taiwan party leader’s visit to Japan

    Beijing: China today firmly opposed Taiwan’s Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen’s proposed visit to Japan next month, saying that it goes against the One-China principle. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei called on Japan to adhere to the One-China principle and honour its commitment to China on Taiwan-related issues.

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki to clash with Vesley again

    Kaohsiung (Taiwan): In a Davis Cup rematch, Yuki Bhambri set up the singles semifinal with Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesley in the ATP Challenger event here and also made the doubles semifinal with partner Chu-Huan Yi. Fourth seed Yuki outplayed Taipei player Jimmy Wang 6-4 6-2 in the singles quarterfinals in just 67 minutes and later combined with his Yi to beat local pair of Ti Chen and Liang-Chi Huang 6-0 5-7 10-7.

  • Sania, Hingis make final of Guangzhou Open

    Guangzhou: In form Sania Mirza earned herself a shot at her seventh title of the season by reaching the final of the WTA Guangzhou Open with Swiss partner Martina Hingis, here today. The US Open champions beat Israel’s Julia Glusshko and Swden’s Rebecca Peterson 6-3 6-4 in the semifinals of the USD 250,000 hard court tournament. Sania and Hingis converted five break points and lost their serve twice in the match which lasted

  • For me Ronaldo is the best: Postiga

    Kolkata: Being a Portuguese and having seen him from close quarters, Helder Postiga believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the best footballer playing the game at the moment. “Both Messi and Ronaldo have made tremendous numbers in the last few years but I’m Portuguese and for me Cristiano Ronaldo is the best,” the Portuguese international, who played with Ronaldo in two World Cups, said here today.

  • Hyundai

    Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas to fix big engine problem

    Detroit: Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the US to replace key engi e parts because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail. The recall covers 470,000 Sonata sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years equipped with 2-liter or 2.4-liter gasoline engines. The company says metal debris may not have been removed from the crankshaft. That can restrict oil flow to the connecting rod bearings, causing them to

  • Movie Review: Calendar Girls – Glamour Fuss

    Cast: Kyra Dutt, Avani Modi, Akanksha Puri, Satarupa Pyne, Ruhi Singh, Mia Vashisht,Kiran Kumar, Keith Sequira, Amit Parchure, Vikram Sakhalkar

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Demand reservation with etiquette: UP CM to youths

    Jaipur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today called upon youth that if they want “quota” in jobs then demand it with etiquette so that no one can raise finger. “Every one says there should be reservation, there should be a debate on it, some wants that there should be too much discussion and debate on it so that no one left for quota demand and they get defame”, Akhilesh said while addressing

  • Manish Sisodia

    Teachers real education experts: Sisodia

    New Delhi: It is time to stop blaming ‘Macaulay’ for the ills of Indian education system, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said today whileu nderlining the positives of teachers reviewing syllabi instead of expert committees. Interacting with teachers of private schools, Sisodia said that expert committees are generally made up of “leftists, rightists and centrists”, who he said cannot sit together and work. Teachers are the most capable in this respect, he

  • Eid in Kashmir: Clashes in parts of Valley, two scribes hurt

    Srinagar: On the Eid festival today, parts of Kashmir today saw clashes between stone-pelting mobs and security forces in which two journalists were injured even as even as authorities placed separatist leaders including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest. Clashes were reported from Eidgah, Rajouri Kadal and some other areas of old Srinagar city and a few places in Anantnag district, a police officer said.

  • We don’t send seniors on ‘compulsory leave’: Congress

    New Delhi: Congress does not believe in sending its senior leaders on “compulsory leave” and putting them in ‘Margdarshak Mandal’, the party today said, dismissing reports of clash between new PCC chiefs brought by Rahul Gandhi and the old guard.

  • Simple ways to burn calories at your workplace

    Stuck up in a desk job that is inevitably piling up weight around your mid-section? You look around and wonder when the universe conspired against you to make you “fatter’. Your stomach feels turgid but you don’t know what to do.

  • Pardoning Dera head betrayal with Sikh community: Sikh leaders

    Chandigarh: Sikh leaders today expressed their displeasure over the pardoning of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion, calling the move “politically motivated” as well as a “betrayal with Sikh community”. The leaders said that the letter of apology given by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh should have been made public before taking any decision with regard to pardoning the chief of

  • Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman wants Tom Hardy to be next Wolverine

    Los Angeles: With actor Hugh Jackman’s time as popular “X-Men” character Wolverine nearing its end, he says he would like to see Tom Hardy step into his shoes.