Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi

    Lalu turned Gopalganj into mini-Chambal: Modi alleges

    Gopalganj: Taking on the grand alliance in Lalu Prasad’s home turf, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Nitish Kumar whether he wanted the old days of ‘jungle raj’ to return and attacked him over his 2005 speech in Parliament allegedly advocating subquota for Muslims. Modi said the old days will be acceptable to Nitish Kumar but not to the people of Bihar.

  • British pro star Amir Khan set to roll out academies in India

    New Delhi: Mighty impressed with the “hardworking” Indian boxers, British professional star Amir Khan is all set to start a chain of academies in the country to harness the “abundant talent”, which according to him, is not getting the support it deserves. Speaking to PTI in an interview, the 2004 Olympics silver-medallist and WBA and IBF light welterweight world champion could not stop raving about the country where he has set foot for

  • drones

    Mexico to deploy drones for searching missing students

    Mexico City: The Mexican Public Prosecutor’s Office is set to deploy drones during the new phase of its search for the 43 students of a teacher training institute who went missing last year, the media reported on Friday. “One of the approaches sought by the families (of the missing students) was the use of technology. They, for example, and also (international) experts proposed the use of drones,” Deputy Attorney General Eber Omar Betanzos

  • face

    Face-lift surgery may not boost your self-esteem

    New York: Face-lift surgery can make you look 10 years younger, but that won’t effect much of a change in your self-esteem, a study says. Andrew Jacono from Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, New York, and coauthors used a self-esteem scale to look at the outcome of face-lift surgery as perceived by the patient to understand the association between self-esteem and the results of aesthetic facial rejuvenation.

  • ozone

    Ozone hole gets bigger, Earth to bear more UV damage

    Washington: The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have said. The ozone hole is a severe depletion of the ozone layer above Antarctica that was first detected in the 1980s.

  • hand-murder

    Minor boy killed after rape in northwest Pak

    Islamabad: A minor boy was raped and murdered in Pakistan’s north-western province of Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa, reportedly over a dispute involving a motorcycle. The boy was abducted on Wednesday when he was coming out of a shop in Jatta village in Dera Islamil Khan district by three assailants who took him to a sugarcane field where they sexually abused and killed him, the Express Tribune reported.

  • GREECE-EUROPE-MIGRANTS

    Greece says 22 die in migrant boat sinkings in Aegean Sea

    Lesbos (Greece): At least 22 people drowned in two new shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea today as thousands of Middle Eastern refugees and economic migrants sought to reach the Greek islands in rough seas, while the death toll over the past three days has reached nearly 50.

  • Imran Khan

    Imran, Reham divorce with mutual consent

    Islamabad: Nearly 10 months after Imran Khan tied the knot with Reham, the two have divorced with mutual consent amid reports that the cricketer-turned-politician did not approve of her meddling in political affairs. Imran’s marriage to TV journalist Reham was his second after his first marriage with English heiress Jemima Goldsmith for nine years ended in divorce in June, 2004. Imran and Jemima have two sons from their marriage.

  • Mohali pitch will be a good Cricketing wicket: M P Pandove

    Mohali: A good cricketing strip is in the offing for the Test series opener between India and South Africa at Mohali with the wicket to help fast bowlers initially and later spinners coming into play, Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Secretary M P Pandove said today.

  • South-China-sea

    China ‘deeply concerned’ over US destroyer’s patrol in SCS

    Beijing: Chinese Navy chief Admiral Wu Shengli has said that he is “deeply concerned” about American warship’s entry into the South China Sea, two days after a US guided missile destroyer patrolled the disputed area. “Such dangerous and provocative acts have threatened China’s sovereignty and security and harmed regional peace and stability,” Admiral Wu said durig video-conference talks with his American counterpart Admiral John Richardson yesterday.

  • thailand police

    DNA samples sought of over Thai 100 policemen

    Bangkok: A team investigating the murder of a Japanese tourist in Thailand’s Sukhothai province in 2007, will collect DNA samples and fingerprints of over 100 border patrol policemen who underwent training at a camp near the crime scene, the media reported on Friday.

  • Sania, Martina

    Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis storm into WTA Finals semis 

    Singapore: Reigning Wimbledon champions Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis earned their third consecutive win to top the red group and enter the semifinals of the year-ending $7 million WTA Finals being played at the Singapore Indoor Stadium here on Friday.

  • hong kong protest

    Hong Kong protesters back for pre-trial hearing

    Hong Kong: Three ‘Hong Kong Occupy’ student leaders were back in court on Friday for a pre-trial hearing. The student leaders are being charged for offences that took place just a day or two before the ‘Occupy Central’ protests got into full swing at the central government offices in Admiralty last year, Channel News Asia reported.

  • viral infection

    South Korea on alert as 31 hit by mystery illness

    Seoul: South Korean health authorities have stepped up monitoring students and faculty at Konkuk University in Seoul after an unconfirmed virus infected 31 people, the media reported. Ten more were confirmed to be suffering from similar symptoms on the same day, after 21 showed symptoms of high fever and coughing since last week, the Korea Herald reported.

  • fc-barcelona

    Barcelona defender Douglas Pereira ruled out for for eight weeks

    Barcelona: Barcelona’s Brazilian defender Douglas Pereira will be sidelined for eight weeks after sustaining an injury in his right foot, the Catalan club announced in a statement on Thursday. The Brazilian footballer underwent medical tests on Thursday morning., reports Efe.

  • Leander Paes

    Leander Paes-Lukasz Kubot ousted from Valencia Open

    Valencia: Indo-Polish tennis combine of Leander Paes and Lukasz Kubot suffered an unexpected loss at the Valencia Open here as the second seeds were upset in straight sets in the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the 537,050-euro tournament.

  • Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja

    Australia recall Burns, Khawaja against New Zealand

    Melbourne: Australia have recalled Queensland pair Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja for the first two Tests of the three match series against New Zealand, beginning on November 5 at Brisbane. Burns, who played two Tests against India in the last Australian summer, was chosen at the expense of Western Australian pair Shaun Marsh and Cameron Bancroft. Khawaja has not played a Test since August, 2013, while Burns’ last Test innings was in January

  • BCCI

    2015 IPL contributed 11.5 billion to India’s GDP: BCCI

    New Delhi: The 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) contributed Rs.11.5 billion ($182 million) to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Friday. The BCCI appointed KPMG Sports Advisory Group to undertake a survey on the economic impact generated by the IPL on the economy of India, which brought forward the figures.

  • Arjun Kapoor

    ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ packs more power for new season

    Mumbai: “Khatron Ke Khiladi” will make a comeback on the small screen with more action and a bundle of new surprises! With a new host Arjun Kapoor and a new place – Argentina – celebrities including Jay Bhanushali, Sidharth Shukla and “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded” winner Faisal Khan will be adding power to the upcoming season of the stunt-based reality show.