Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

    Islamabad: Pakistan has arrested 100 Indian fishermen for allegedly entering its waters, the media reported on Sunday. The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) in Karachi made the arrests and confiscated 12 Indian boats, Radio Pakistan reported. The report did not say when the arrests were made.

  • Bus crashes into supermarket, two die

    London:  Two people were killed when a double-decker bus crashed into a supermarket in England’s Coventry city, police said. An eight-year-old boy travelling on the top of the bus died at the scene as a result of his injuries, while a woman, believed to be a pedestrian in her 70s, also died at the scene, police said. The collision occurred after the bus collided with a number of stationary cars and a lamppost before

  • Four dozen shops gutted in Gurgaon fire

    Gurgaon: Over four dozen shops were reduced to ashes in a fire that broke out in a furniture market in Sikanderpur area here on Sunday, an official said. However, no casualty was reported. A fire officer told IANS that the blaze broke out around 2 a.m. and it took more than five hours for over 10 fire tenders to douse the flames. Electricity short circuit might have the cause of fire, the officer added.

  • Bengal government has declared war against people: CPI-M

    Kolkata:  The CPI-M on Saturday accused the West Bengal government and the state police and administration of having declared a war against the people by attempting to forcibly robbing the masses of their voting rights in the local body polls.

  • Death toll of Indians in Haj stampede rises to 58

    New Delhi:  The toll of Indian Haj pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia has risen to 58, the government announced on Sunday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted: “We have lost 58 Indians, as many as 78 other are missing. We are doing everything to locate our people.”  Over 1,000 people were killed in the September 24 stampede near Makkah during the Haj.

  • Ban ki-moon

    UN chief slams deadly airstrikes on Afghan hospital

    United Nations:  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Saturday strongly condemned air strikes that killed medical staff and civilians in a hospital in Afghanistan, calling for “a thorough and impartial investigation into the attack in order to ensure accountability”. “The secretary-general strongly condemns the airstrikes in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that resulted in the death and injury of medical workers and patients at a Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital on October 3,” said a statement issued here

  • Russia to intensify Syria airstrikes against IS

    Moscow:  Russia’s air forces will intensify airstrikes against the posts of extremist group Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a senior military official has said.

  • Two killed in England bus accident

    London:  Two people were killed when a double-decker bus collided with a supermarket in England’s Coventry city late Saturday, Britain’s West Midlands Police said. An eight-year-old boy who was travelling on the top of the bus died at the scene as a result of his injuries, while a woman, believed to be a pedestrian in her 70s, also died at the scene, police said. The collision occurred after the bus collided with a number of

  • Guatemala landslide toll rises to 48

    Guatemala City:  The toll from a landslide that hit a Guatemalan village has risen to 48, while 350 people are still missing, the country’s national disaster mitigation coordination said on Saturday. “Only 20 victims have been identified while the other 28 are not recognised yet,” said Julia Barrera, spokesman for the country’s public ministry. Rescue work was resumed on Saturday as Red Cross rescue workers, firefighters and police with dogs continued to search for possible

  • UNGA concludes annual high-level debate

    United Nations:  The 70th session of the UN General Assembly concluded its annual high-level general debate here on Saturday, wrapping up discussions on a wide range of issues, including climate change, peace and development.

  • Baghdad blast

    24 killed in two suicide attacks in Baghdad

    Baghdad:  At least 24 people were killed and 61 injured in two suicide car bomb attacks here, a police source said late Saturday. “The latest reports said that 24 people were killed and 61 others wounded by the two suicide car bomb attacks in Kadhmiyah district,” the source told Xinhua news agency on condition of anonymity. The attacks occurred at Baghdad’s crowded Adan Square area when one suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car, the source

  • Berlin win, Wolfsburg lose in German Bundesliga

    Berlin: Berlin cruised to a 3-0 victory to inflict Hamburg the second loss in a row while Monchengladbach extended their winning run with a 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg in the 8th round in Bundesliga.

  • Dani Alves recalled to Brazil squad for World Cup qualifiers

    Rio De Janeiro:  Brazil coach Dunga on Saturday called up Dani Alves for the team’s opening 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela. The 32-year-old replaces injured Monaco right-back Fabinho, Brazil’s football confederation said in a statement. Alves started on the bench before being introduced in the 60th minute of Barcelona’s 2-1 loss at Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. His recall comes almost two weeks after Bayern Munich right-back Rafinha

  • Ronaldinho set for brief Fluminense return

    Rio De Janeiro: Ronaldinho is set to represent Fluminense during an exhibition tournament in January despite rescinding his contract with the Brazilian club last week.

  • Shashank Manohar

    Shashank Manohar will do a good job as BCCI president: Sourav Ganguly

    Mumbai:  Ahead of Board of Control for Cricket in Indias’ (BCCI) special general meeting on Sunday, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly said he believes Shashank Manohar, who has emerged as the sole candidate for the board’s top post will do a good job.

  • ISL: Atletico begin title defence with 3-2 win over Chennaiyin FC

    Chennai: Helder Postiga justified his tag of marquee player by netting a brace, as Atletico de Kolkata began their title defence with a 3-2 victory over Chennaiyin FC in a hard-fought encounter that kick-started the second season of the Indian Super League here on Saturday.

  • Carlos’ Dynamos up against Zico’s Goa

    Fatorda (Goa):  Brazilian legend Roberto Carlos will get his first taste of the Indian Super League (ISL) when Delhi Dynamos face FC Goa, coached by another great from his country, Zico, at the Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.

  • ISL-2 kicks off with star-studded opening ceremony

    Chennai: The second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) got off to a colourful start with a star-studded opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.