Free Press Journal
  • Writers join chorus of protests against ‘intolerance’

    Thiruvananthapuram : Eminent Malayalam writer Sarah Joseph and Urdu novelist Rahman Abbas on Saturday announced they will return the Sahitya Akademi award and the Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Academy award respectively, joining a growing protest against ‘rising intolerance’ in the backdrop of murder of noted rationalists and Dadri lynching incident.

  • To needle India, Sharif invites Geelani to Pakistan

    Srinagar : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani to visit his country, his party said here on Saturday. “Geelani was handed the invitation letter from Sharif by Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit over a dinner at the latter’s residence at Tilak Marg in Delhi last night,” a spokesman of the Geelani-led Hurriyat said here.

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses an election rally at Manpur, Gaya on Saturday. PTI

    Bjp, Centre Gear Up For Jp’s Big Day

    PM to felicitate veterans in Vigyan Bhawan, party to hold events in every state capital; move aimed at earning
    dividends in Bihar by embarrassing Nitish, Lalu 

  • Kim kicks off military war drill, warns US

    Pyongyang : North Korea is ready to deal with any threat from the US, leader Kim Jong-Un said today as he presided over a vast parade to mark the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers’ Party.

  • US pauses programme to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Washington : The US will halt its troubled $580 million programme to train Syrian rebels to combat Islamic State and instead provide arms directly to existing rebel units already engaged in the battle with the dreaded terrorist group, a top official has said. “We have had significant challenges associated with our training-and-equip programme related to the counter IS mission and we’ve been looking at ways to address those deficiencies,” Deputy National Security Advisor

  • Koirala resigns as Nepal PM, Parliament to elect new premier

    Kathmandu : Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today resigned even as Parliament prepares to elect a new premier tomorrow after parties failed to forge a consensus amid continued protests and the blockade of a key border trade point with India over the country’s new constitution.

  • China holds first world Marxism congress

    Beijing : Amid efforts to deepen reforms to further liberalise its economy to halt the slowdown, China is holding the first World Congress on Marxism which aims to discuss the future orientation of the socialist ideology expounded by Karl Marx.

  • Briton jailed for checking Facebook while son drowned

    London: A British mother was sentenced to five years in prison for child cruelty after her two-year-old son drowned while she was checking Facebook on her phone, the media reported on Saturday.

  • Japan hits out as UNESCO archives Nanjing massacre

    Tokyo : Japan today lashed out at UNESCO’s decision to inscribe documents related to the Nanjing massacre in its Memory of the World register, describing it as “extremely regrettable” and calling for the process to be reformed.

  • Thatcher was asked to soften ‘bossy’ image

    London : Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was asked to soften her image, according to newly released personal documents.

  • India's Rohit Sharma (L) and Virat Kohli get ready to bat in nets during a training session on the eve of the first ODI match between India and South Africa at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

    Taking fresh guard

    After T20 humiliation, India look for turnaround in fortunes against Proteas in the 50-over format

  • Team India director Ravi Shastri (L) and captain MS Dhoni chat ahead of their ODI match against South Africa in Kanpur today.

    Captain Dhoni downplays Rahane’s chances in ODIs

    Kanpur : Notwithstanding criticism for making Ajinkya Rahane warm benches, Indian skipper MS Dhoni hinted that the talented batsman may not feature in the playing eleven for the first ODI against South Africa as he fits into the setup only in the ‘top three’ batting slots.

  • Challenging to maintain momentum: De Villiers

    Kanpur : After an “unexpected” T20 series win, 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 today.

  • Rankings at stake for India

    Dubai: India will look to defend their number-two position on the ICC team chart when the MS Dhoni-led side takes on third-ranked South Africa in the five-match ODI series. India lead South Africa by five points and need to win two matches in order to stop falling behind the Proteas. A 4-1 win for the AB de Villiers-led side will put it second on 113 points with India dropping to third on