Free Press Journal
  • Sacrilege: World Kabaddi Cup in Punjab cancelled

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced cancellation of the sixth edition of the World Kabaddi Cup scheduled to be held in the state from November 14 to 28, in the wake of incidents of sacrilege and protests over them in the state. Announcing this here, the Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the sports portfolio, said he had taken the emergent decision to cancel the Kabaddi Cup in the

  • No uniform civil code please: Muslim women’s group

    New Delhi: A Muslim women’s group on Tuesday opposed attempts to impose a uniform civil code but said “a gender just reform” was needed in the Muslim personal law. Any move to introduce a uniform civil code without taking into account the constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion would be wrong, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan said.

  • Played at district-level for comeback: Ravindra Jadeja

    Mumbai: A day after being selected for India’s 16-member Test squad, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said that he had played district level matches to make a comeback to the national team.

  • Alcoholic

    Three die after consuming spurious alcohol in UP

    Kanpur: Three persons died allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in Ghatampur area, police said today. The deceased, identified as Dhanpal, Bijender and Gokul, were residents of Ghatampur village, they said. Dhanpal and Bijender were relatives, they added. The three men had gone to a feast organised after Panchayat polls here which ended on October 18. When they returned to thier houses, they started vomiting, Superintendent of police (Rural), Surendra Tiwari said.

  • AAP leaders meet Rajnath to discuss transfer of officials

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leaders on Tuesday met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the transfer of Delhi government officials by his ministry without consulting state officials.

  • Australia, New Zealand

    New Zealand ready to challenge Australia in Tests

    Auckland: New Zealand will face a new-look Australia in next month’s three-Test series but the Black Caps are clear they will neither be fazed by nor underestimate their opponents.

  • Rajnath calls up Haryana CM;asks to ensure no attack on Dalits

    New Delhi: Concerned over the killing of two children of a Dalit family in a suspected inter-caste clash, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Khattar to ensure security to everyone and prevent any recurrence of such incident. In a telephonic conversation with the Chief Minister, the Union Minister expressed concern over the killing of the two children of a Dalit family in Haryana’s Faridabad district early today.

  • Oscar Pistorius

    Oscar Pistorious released on parole

    Pretoria: Disgraced South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been released on parole after serving a day less than a year of the five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

  • Mahila Cong concerned over crimes against women in Pondy

    Puducherry: All India Mahila Congress General Secretary Nagma today alleged that crimes against women have been on the rise in Puducherry and expressed concern over “lack of security and safety” to them in the Union Territory. “Women are living in unsafe environment in Puducherry,” she told reporters at the PCC office here.

  • Usman Khawaja to lead CA XI against New Zealand

    Canberra: Top order batsman Usman Khawaja will lead Cricket Australia (CA) XI against the visiting New Zealand team in a two-day tour match at Manuka Oval here on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Vikas Bahl

    Vikas Bahl to make male version of `Queen`?

    New Delhi: Vikas Bahl, who is known as a career fortuner for Kangana Ranaut, recently revealed that he is interested in making the blockbuster hit ‘Queen’ from a boy’s perspective. Revealing that he won’t make a sequel to the 2014 hit, the 44-year-old director said that Rani’s story ended when the film ended and that there was nothing more to make a sequel from.

  • North East United FC replace Miguel Garcia with Andre Bikey

    Guwahati: Indian Super League (ISL) club NorthEast United FC on Tuesday confirmed that they have signed Cameroon defender Andre Bikey as a replacement for the injured Miguel Garcia. “Miguel Garcia had suffered an Achilles tendon rupture earlier this season, requiring a recovery time of 10 to 12 weeks,” NorthEast United said in a release. The 30-year-old Bikey was a free agent having last played for England Championship side Charlton Athletic.

  • Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol

    Blast from the past: SRK, Kajol get into DDLJ mode 

    Mumbai: “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (DDLJ) tugged at the heartstrings of one and all when it released way back on October 20 in 1995. Fast forward to 2015, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol have brought the magic back by recreating the poster of the romantic drama. SRK is glad that even after 20 years they are “still holding on to each other”.

  • earth-global warming

    Watch Earth as it rotates on new NASA website

    Washington: NASA has launched a new website where you can see images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth as it rotates every day. Once a day, the US space agency will post at least a dozen new colour images of Earth acquired from 12 to 36 hours earlier by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC).

  • I never picked up a cricket bat after my last ODI: Ravindra Jadeja

    New Delhi: Admitting that he spent his time with friends and horses after being dropped from the Indian cricket team, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has said that his strengthening work before the Ranji season made his chances of a comeback stronger.