Free Press Journal
  • Barack Obama

    Obama says bomb may have caused Egypt plane crash

    Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) : US President Barack Obama and Britain’s Prime minister both believe a bomb may have downed a Russian plane in Egypt, with reports today suggesting their theory was based on intercepted communications. With concerns over security mounting, European airlines readied to bring home thousands of tourists from the Sinai peninsula resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, from where the crashed Russian plane took off last Saturday.

  • Protests against Taiwan-China president’s meet

    Taipei: Members of the opposition Taiwan Solidarity Union have staged protests against the upcoming meeting of President Ma Ying-jeou with Chinese President Xi Jingping on Saturday in Singapore, the media reported on Friday.

  • Intelligence on Russian plane crash points to bomb: UK reports

    London: Information intercepted by US and British spies suggested a bomb may have been carried onto the Russian plane that crashed in Egypt last week, UK media reported today. The Times said the information came to light after a joint US-British intelligence operation “used satellites to uncover electronic communications” between Islamic State group militants in Syria and Egypt, without giving a source for the information.

  • Stranded British tourists to start departing Egyptian resort   

    Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt): Egyptian police carried out detailed security checks today at the airport in Sharm el-Sheikh, the resort from where the doomed Russian
    plane took off last weekend, after UK officials confirmed that flights will start bringing stranded British tourists home from the Sinai Peninsula.

  • K P Sharma Oli

    Indian blockade more inhuman than war: Nepal PM

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s new Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli today said that the blockade of key border points with India is ‘more inhuman than a war’ as he criticised New Delhi for raking up alleged rights abuse in Nepal at the UNHRC. “Foodstuff and protection come into priority under the humanitarian aspect even during a war. Neighbouring country has further troubled our country by blocking checkpoints while it is still paralysed by the

  • Apple Watch top model to cost about Rs 14 lakh in India

    New Delhi: US technology major Apple today started selling its smartwatches in India with top models costing about Rs 14 lakh apiece. “Top Apple Watch would cost around Rs 14 lakh apiece. However, it would be only available on order from customer,” a person in Apple retail network said.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee ends flat at 65.76 against US dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee closed almost flat at 65.76 against the US dollar on some demand for the American currency from banks and importers despite a steady greenback in the overseas market. The domestic currency opened lower at 65.80 against yesterday’s level of 65.75 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and dropped further to 65.84 on demand for dollars from banks.

  • Change in half marathon route in Mumbai race

    Mumbai: The route for the half marathon race in the annual Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, scheduled on January 17, is to undergo a change, race promoters Procam International announced today. The half marathon competitors would get to run on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link twice in their quest to complete the 21.1km journey, a media release said today.

  • Greenpeace India

    Greenpeace India claims its registration cancelled by TN RoS

    New Delhi: Greenpeace India today claimed that its registration as a society has been cancelled by Registrar of Societies in Tamil Nadu and said the government’s “clumsy” tactics to suppress free speech was turning into a national and international embarrassment.

  • Surgery botch up: 3 more patients regain vision

    Mumbai: Three more victims of the “botched-up” cataract surgery held in Washim district of Maharashtra last month regained their vision at J J Hospital here today, taking to seven the total number of patients who have got their eye sight back so far. The doctors had yesterday managed to restore eye sight in four patients.

  • Ashwin slams media spotlight on Mohali pitch

    Mohali: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today ridiculed the media attention on the pitch for the first Test, saying most of the batsmen got out by playing bad shots. After India were bundled for 201 in the first innings, Ashwin made sure with his 13th five-wicket haul that the hosts take a narrow 17-run lead over South Africa.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    SRK ahead of Modi with 16 mn followers on Twitter

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who’s in the midst of a controversy after his comment on “extreme intolerance” in India, has zoomed past Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s followers with the 16 million milestone. He is now the second most followed Indian on the micro-blogging platform.

  • Tendulkar clubbed with Lara; Warne draws Akram in All-Stars T20 series

    New York: They are considered among the two greatest batsmen of all time and will now get a chance to bat together as captain Sachin Tendulkar drew Brian Lara’s name along with 13 other players as part of the Sachin’s Blasters squad against Shane Warne’s Warne Warriors for the Cricket All-Stars Twenty20 series starting at Citi Field here on Saturday.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina Nehwal invests in Soothe Healthcare’s personal care biz

    New Delhi: World’s No 1 badminton player Saina Nehwal has made an investment in Noida-based Soothe Healthcare’s personal care business. The ace shuttler is also the brand ambassador for Soothe Healthcare’s Paree sanitary pads. Recently, the company had received funding from Reliance’s former President Anil Gupta.

  • Chhota Rajan

    Underworld don Chhota Rajan brought to India

    New Delhi: Underworld don Chhota Rajan was brought here early today from the Indonesian tourist city of Bali by a joint team headed by CBI officials to face trial in over 70 cases of murder, extortion and drug smuggling in Delhi and Mumbai. Deported after being on the run for 27 years, the 55-year-old gangster, whose real name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, landed at Palam airport along with seven-member team which included officials

  • Dish out some delectable sweets this Diwali

    The season of Diwali is here, setting the right tone for massive festivity. The colorful rangolis, lanterns, and above all, the sweets, are what make Diwali so special. Of course, the best sweets are the ones made by our mom or grandma. However, if you wish to take a bite of Mumbai’s most delectable delights, then haul at these top sweet joints serving some kissable temptations.

  • Used to personal attacks on me: Angelina Jolie

    Los Angeles: Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie says she is used to the personal attacks on her in respect to the leaked Sony Pictures Entertainment emails, which described her as a “minimally talented spoiled brat”.

  • French tests on VW cars show pollution cheating: minister

    Paris: Environment Minister Segolene Royal said today initial French tests had shown emissions cheating in Volkswagen group vehicles, but cars from other brands were in the clear. Soon after the Volkswagen admitted in September that some 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with so-called defeat devices to dupe normal pollution tests, France began a series tests on cars from a number of automakers.