Free Press Journal
  • Lamar Odom

    Don’t label ‘NBA star’ Lamar Odom ‘reality star’

    Melbourne: Though Lamar Odom, who is presently fighting for his life in a hospital after being found unconscious in a Nevada brothel, is a former professional basketball player, but one need not denote him as a ‘reality star’ or ‘Kardashian ex’ on the first place as per ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt, who is fighting for the player’s right.

  • Michel Platini

    FA suspends support for Platini’s FIFA presidency bid

    Johannesburg: Michel Platini received a major blow to his FIFA presidential ambitions when the English Football Association suspended support for the embattled UEFA chief after learning new information on his legal battle. Earlier, the 60-year-old Frenchman was given a provisional 90-day ban by the ethics committee of the world football’s governing body over claims that he had received a ‘disloyal payment’ of two million swiss dollars from football chief Sepp Blatter in 2011.

  • Intikhab

    Confident that Bilal’s action will be cleared: Intikhab

    Karachi: Confident of Bilal Asif’s suspect action being cleared in the upcoming assessment test, Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam has not ruled out the possibility of including the off-spinning all-rounder in the Test squad for the remaining two cricket matches against England in UAE.

  • Muhammad Aamir

    PCB warns Aamir of repeated misconduct in domestic cricket

    Karachi: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has issued a clear warning to disgraced Pakistan pacer Muhammad Aamir that anymore misbehavior or attitude problem would not be tolerated from the young cricketer.

  • PV Sindhu 

    Sindhu sails into semifinals of Denmark Open

    Odense: Two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, P V Sindhu continued her rampaging run at the Denmark Open by advancing to the semi-finals after defeating former World No.1 Chinese Wang Yihan in straight games at the USD 650,000 Super Series Premier event here.

  • Barack Obama

    Russia can’t bomb its way to peace in Syria: Obama

    Washington: Asserting that the only way to end the civil war in Syria was through a legitimate, inclusive government there, US President Barack Obama has said that he hopes Russia would soon realise it can’t “buy peace” in the war-torn coutry through air strikes.

  • piracy

    Nigeria intensifies anti-piracy campaign

    Lagos: The Nigerian government on Friday said it has intensified its anti-piracy campaign across the country. Afam Ezekude, director general of Nigerian Copyright Commission, said it was also training stakeholders and creating awareness in secondary schools. Ezekude told reporters that the commission, besides its enforcement and prosecution drives, has designed a comprehensive anti-piracy public awareness program. He said the program included training students on the importance of copyright and the need for copyright

  • Gold

    Gold down on stronger dollar 

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Friday as the US dollar showed strength. The most active gold contract for December delivery fell $4.4, or 0.37 percent, to settle at $1,183.10 per ounce, reported Xinhua.

  • satellite

    China launches new communication satellite for HK firm

    Beijing: China today put into orbit a new communication satellite in a commercial mission by the Long March-3B carrier rocket from the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. Developed using China’s homegrown DFH-4 platform for the Hong Kong-based APT Satellite Company Limited, ‘APSTAR-9’ is designed to stay in service for at least 15 years. It will replace its predecessor ‘APSTAR-9A’, which was launched in 1998 with a designed mission life of 15 years also.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes at Rajghat on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

    India proud to host India-Africa Summit: Modi

    New Delhi: Ahead of the India-Africa Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India was proud to host the event which reflects a desire by the two sides to engage more intensively for a better future.

  • netaji

    Netaji decision taken with election in mind: Political parties

    Kolkata: Political parties in West Bengal have said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to declassify Netaji files from January 23, next year is an attempt to hijack the legacy of Bose by cashing in on the emotions revolving around him.

  • bihar

    Nitish, Lalu, Sushil Modi campaign, but not contest Bihar polls

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi have one thing in common — they are all star campaigners who are not contesting these staggered Bihar elections. Star campaigners of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) as well as the Grand Alliance of the ruling JD-U, RJD and Congress are not in fray in the assembly polls, which have turned into a major popularity test.

  • Forget ‘Acche Din’, just give us back ‘Purane Din’: Nitish tells PM Modi

    New Delhi: Further fuelling the verbal war in the ongoing Bihar polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the drop in Indian exports for 10 straight months, saying that instead of promising ‘Acche Din’ the return of ‘Purane Din’ (Old days) would be appreciated. “The Indian export has hit an all time low this year after its decline for 10 months. Modi ji, forget

  • suicide

    School girl commits suicide after being harassed by three men

    Noida: A class 11 girl student on Thursday committed suicide by hanging herself after she was allegedly stalked and harassed by three men. “The girl complained about harassment in phase- 3 police station where an FIR was registered under Section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty). We have recovered a suicide note from the bag of the deceased in which she has mentioned about being harassed,”Dinesh

  • Vyapam scam: Mysterious death of retd. IFS officer sparks fresh row

    Jharsuguda (Odisha): The Vyapam scam has once again come into the news after a retired bureaucrat, who was an observer for two recruitment tests in the scam, was found dead in Odisha. The body of retired Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Vijay Bahadur has been found on a railway track in Jharsuguda. The Vyapam scam is an admission and recruitment scam involving politicians, senior officials and businessmen in Madhya Pradesh. All Vyapam scam related cases

  • Hungary closes its borders to Croatia to stem ‘migrant’ flow

    Zakany/Beremend:  The Hungarian government has closed its southern borders with Croatia, diverting routes of thousands of Middle Eastern, African and Asian migrants into Slovenia. The decision has come a month after the Hungarian government had slammed its door to hundreds of migrants by closing its borders with Siberia.

  • Loans

    Chinese bank offers Zambia $30 mn loan for small enterprises

    Lusaka: China Development Bank has signed a deal with its Zambian counterpart on a $30 million loan to support the development of small and medium enterprises in Zambia. The two sides inked the agreement at a ceremony held at the ministry of finance on Friday attended by Zambian officials and Chinese diplomats, reported Xinhua.

  • Oil

    Oil prices gain amid falling output

    New York: Oil prices advanced on Friday as data signalled that US crude output is contracting. US crude production lost 76,000 barrels to 9.096 million barrels a day last week, according to the weekly report issued by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Thursday.

  • US dollar rises on upbeat data

    New York: The US dollar increased against other major currencies on Friday as economic data from the country came out better than expected. In late New York trading, the euro fell to $1.1374 from $1.1384 in the previous session, while the US dollar bought 119.40 Japanese yen, higher than 118.78 yen of the previous session, reported Xinhua.

  • Taliban vows to escalate attack on US troops in Afghanistan

    Karachi: Two days after US President Barack Obama announced to keep the American troops till 2017 in Afghanistan, the Taliban has urged its fighters to carry out intense attacks on American targets in the war-torn country.