Free Press Journal
  • I&B officials, FTII students begin fourth round of talks

    Mumbai: A fresh round of talks between Information and Broadcasting Ministry officials and agitating FTII students to break the impasse over appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as the Pune-based institute’s Chairman, are underway today at the Films Division office here.

  • Sea turtles face deadly risk from plastic pollution

    London: With plastic pollution increasing, both on land and at sea, all species of marine turtles face the grave risk of losing their population, researchers have warned.

  • North Korean capital set for military extravaganza

    Pyongyang: The North Korean capital Pyongyang braced today for what was predicted to be one of the largest ceremonial displays of military strength in the nuclear-armed nation’s history.

  • Sushil Koirala

    Nepali PM Sushil Koirala resigns

    Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala resigned on Saturday ahead of the election for the post on Sunday. He tendered his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday, his office said. Koirala, president of the largest party, Nepali Congress, was elected in February 2014. Under his leadership, Nepal successfully promulgated a new constitution. The party decided to again field Koirala for the post and will register his candidacy on Saturday itself.

  • Diamonds can help spot cancers at early stage

    Sydney: Researchers have found a way to use diamonds to act as beacons in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and identify cancerous tumours before they become life-threatening.

  • 20 killed in Turkey twin blasts

    Ankara: At least 20 people were killed on Saturday when two explosions rocked a road junction in the centre of the Turkish capital Ankara ahead of a peace rally, the media reported. The explosions occurred near the main train station of the city where People’s Democratic Party (HDP) supporters were gathering to hold the rally to protest against the conflict between the state and outlawes Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in southeast

  • BMC revokes its meat-ban resolutions

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday revoked two days of the four day long ban on slaughter of animals during the Jain festival of Paryushan. This decision was taken amid a raging debate that saw the Shiv Sena united with the opposition, leaving its ally BJP to fend for itself.

  • Manish Tewari

    Narendra Modi’s diplomacy yielded zero results: Manish Tewari

    Washington: Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign policy, Congress leader Manish Tewari has said his 14 months of diplomacy, including meetings with US President Barack Obama, has yielded “zero” results for India.

  • Ashraf Ghani

    Afghan president appoints investigators for Kunduz airstrike

    Kabul: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has appointed a commission to investigate an airstrike in northern Kunduz city that destroyed a hospital and killed at least 22 people. Ghani’s deputy spokesman Zafar Hashemi said on Saturday that the five-man team would leave soon for Kunduz to lookinto the cause of the October 3 airstrike on a trauma center run by the international charity Doctors Without Borders. He says the team will be led by the former

  • Spice up with sweet-spicy cinnamon

    If you are an Indian, then the chances of you seeing cinnamon would be high, thanks to the generous amounts of it used in Biryanis and pulavs and many other elaborately prepared dishes, especially during festive occasions.

  • Nick Kyrgios

    Tennis-brat Kyrgios receives code violation for `hitting ball into roof` at Japan Open

    London : Controversial Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios did his best to live up to his bad boy reputation as he received a code violation for hitting the ball into the roof during his Japan Open loss on Saturday. The 20-year-old launched a series of verbal outbursts before going down 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 against France’s Benoit Paire during their heated quarter-final clash.

  • Denmark to host 2017 European Short Course Swimming Championships

    Copenhagen: Copenhagen will be the site of the European Short Course Championships in 2017. It will be second time in four years that the country will organize the annual tournament after hosting the 2013 edition at the Jyske Bank Boxen, one of the country’s premier sporting venues, in Herning. Pia Holmen, the head of Danish Swimming Federation, said on Friday that Denmark’s bid for the championships is based upon a solid success in

  • India aim to defend second spot in ICC ODI rankings

    Dubai : India are aiming to secure their number-two spot in the ICC ODI Team Rankings when they will take on third-ranked South Africa in a five-match series, which starts in Kanpur on Sunday.

  • Sepp Blatter fights ban as FIFA plans Oct 20 crisis talks

    Zurich: FIFA president Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90-day ban that forced him out of office, his lawyers confirmed, as world football’s sleaze-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.

  • AB de Villiers

    It would be challenging to maintain momentum: AB De Villiers

    Kanpur: After an “unexpected” series win in the Twenty20s, South Africa’s ODI captain AB de Villiers says it would be challenging to maintain the momentum against an Indian cricket team looking to bounce back in the five-match ODI series beginning here tomorrow.

  • India look to seal hockey series against New Zealand

    Christchurch: Having beaten Zealand in back-to-back matches, India would look to continue their winning streak and seal the series in their favour when they take on the hosts in the fourth and final game here tomorrow.