Free Press Journal
  • gas

    Russia resumes gas supply to Ukraine

    Moscow: Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom resumed supplies to Ukraine today, in a development that will help the country meet its energy needs through the harsh winter months.

  • New Nepal PM Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli sworn-in, forms cabinet

    Kathmandu: Barely three weeks after a democratic federal constitution was promulgated in Nepal, Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli was on Monday sworn-in as the new prime minister heading an eight-member cabinet.

  • Gold

    Gold price closes up

    Hong Kong: The gold price in Hong Kong went up 122 HK dollars to close at 10,770 HK dollars per tael on Monday, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society. The price is equivalent to $1,166.52 a troy ounce, up $13.21 at the latest exchange rate of $one against 7.75 HK dollars.

  • Five arrested over murder attempt of Bangladeshi priest

    Dhaka: Five activists of the banned Islamist outfit, Jamaa’tul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested for their involvement in attempting to murder a priest in Pabna district, the media reported on Monday. Superintendent of Police (SP) Alamgir Kabir said those arrested included ‘regional commander’ of the militant outfit, Rakibul Islam Rakib, 30, bdnews24 reported. “During initial interrogations, they admitted that the attack on the priest was to create instability and tarnish Bangladesh’s image,”

  • Thai court issues arrest warrant for former PM Thaksin Shinawatra

    Bangkok: Thailand’s criminal court today issued an arrest warrant for fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he failed to appear for the first hearing in a defamation case filed by the Royal Thai Army.

  • Saudi Arabia rejects sharing administration of Haj with other nations

    Karachi : Saudi Arabia’s Prince Turki al-Faisal has rejected a suggestion to share the administration of the annual Haj pilgrimage with other Muslim nations. According to the Dawn, the prince stated that administration of annual Haj pilgrimage is a matter of “sovereignty” and “privilege.” Saudi Arab has been facing criticism in the wake of last month’s disastrous stampede in Mina, in the outskirt of the holy city of Makkah, which killed over 1,400 piligrims

  • Afghanistan Taliban prepare ‘forces’ to combat IS

    Kabul: Afghanistan Taliban have prepared “special forces” to combat Islamic State (Daesh) group, a media report has said. The new force called “Reserve Units” has been formed in Afghanistan provinces. It trains young people to fight IS, Khaama press on Monday quoted sources as saying. The Taliban provoke villagers against the IS and encourage them to stand with Taliban, the report said. Taliban spokesman Mujahid, confirming formation of the force, said “Yes,

  • OnePlus joins ‘Make in India’ bandwagon; partners Foxconn

    New Delhi: Chinese handset company OnePlus today said it has partnered Foxconn to commence local assembly operations in India, which is one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets. The first batch of smartphones produced from Foxconn’s Sri City facility in Andhra Pradesh will be commercially available by end of this year. “Producing smartphones in India is one of the most important decisions that we have made so far at OnePlus, and we

  • High dose influenza shots more effective in older people

    New York: Flu immunisations with four times the strength of standard flu shots significantly reduces the risk hospitalisation of the elderly during the influenza season, new research has found.

  • Flipkart

    Flipkart likely to generate Rs. 3k crore from five-day sale

    New Delhi: India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is hopeful to generate around USD 500 million during the five-day ‘Big Billion Days’ sale. This comes at a time when the Bangalore based e-commerce major has seen its gross merchandize value climb up to Rs. 2,600 crore for September.

  • Huge challenge to manage Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp

    London : Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that it will be a huge challenge for him and his coaching team to improve his new club’s performance. He insisted that the progress might be a bit slow as the club has not achieved success from long time. Klopp further revealed that owners have not allotted him any specific target for this season, but added that he needs to develop a recognizable brand, the Guardian

  • Irrfan Khan

    Hollywood recognition won’t help you get good work here: Irrfan

    Mumbai: Irrfan, who has been a part of many Hollywood films, says that getting good work back home is not due to his recognition abroad. Irrfan got noticed globally for his performances in films. like “A Mighty Heart”, “The Namesake”, “Slumdog Millionaire”, “The Amazing Spider-Man”, “Life of Pi” and “Jurassic World”.

  • aspirin

    Aspirin’s disease-fighting abilities uncovered

    New York: Researchers have found how aspirin works in the body to target an inflammatory protein linked to a variety of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and certain cancers. Aspirin is one of the oldest and most commonly used medicines, but many of its beneficial health effects have been hard for scientists and physicians to explain.

  • Ex-Indian shuttler hails Jayaram post Dutch GP title win

    New Delhi: Former Indian badminton player Dinesh Khanna has expressed his pleasure over the victory of Ajay Jayaram in Dutch Open Grand Prix, saying that the victory would serve as a great morale booster for the upcoming tournaments. The former Asian Champion, however, admitted that the Indian shuttler was not playing well some months ago but now has regained his form. Dinesh further lauded the 28-year-old, saying that the latter had also performed well

  • A whacky comedy on death by Kalki Koechlin 

    New Delhi: As Kalki Koechlin made her directorial debut with the play “The Living Room”, the actor, who doesn’t shy away from experimentation, is reinventing herself in another role. The play, which deals with the perennial debate of life versus death, was staged at the India Habitat Centre here as part of the ongoing Old World Theatre festival.

  • Sensex down

    Anxiety over Q2 depresses markets; Sensex down 156 points 

    Mumbai: Investor-anxiety over the ongoing quarterly results season subdued Indian equity markets leading to a barometer index shedding 156 points or 0.58 percent during the mid-afternoon session on Monday.

  • Dhanraj Pillay bats for Pakistanis’ participation in HIL

    Bengaluru: Former India captain Dhanraj Pillay today batted for the participation of Pakistani players in Hockey India League and suggested the league authorities to siphon off some money for setting up academies to develop and improve the quality of the sport in India.