Free Press Journal
  • Cyclone - Storm

    Depression over BoB, likely to intensify into cyclonic storm

    Chennai: A surge in the current wet spell in southern states is expected with a depression forming over Bay of Bengal which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm, the weather office said today. The depression lay centred 450 kms east southsast of Chennai and is expected to turn into a cyclonic storm and cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Karaikal and Chennai by tomorrow night, a Met department official said.

  • Boko Haram

    Boko Haram suicide bombing kills two in Chad: security source

    N’djamena,: A twin suicide bombing by women attackers in the flashpoint area of Lake Chad today killed two people and wounded 14 others, a security source in the Chadian capital N’Djamena said. “The two women suicide bombers and two civilians died in the blast,” the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that “14 others were injured” in the attack blamed on Nigeria’s Boko Haram group on Ngouboua village near the Nigerian border.

  • Policing plan in place for Modi visit protests: Scotland Yard

    London: With a number of protests planned during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UK visit this week, Scotland Yard has said an “appropriate” policing plan is in place but no restrictions have been imposed on any London routes. The elite force declined to comment in detail due to security reasons but said that no restrictions on any London routes have been planned so far, indicating the protests are unlikely to involve large crowds.

  • Afghan official says US statement on Taliban insignificant

    Karachi: Afghan Deputy Chief Executive Muhammad Khan has said the statement of the US government terming the Taliban ‘important partners’ should not be considered as significant, as just a few days ago, the US had announced an extension of the stay of its forces in Afghanistan.

  • UN warns of a humanitarian crisis for the children of Nepal

    Kathmandu: The UN has warned that Nepal’s children, already hit by the devastating earthquakes, are facing a new humanitarian crisis as the country reels under political strife and blockade in the Terai region bordering India, severely impacting their health.

  • Minister condemns discrimination against Indo-Canadian vets

    Toronto: A Canadian minister has condemned discrimination against Indian-Canadian vets who recently won a decade-long human rights case against the Veterinary Medical Association in British Columbia province, Canada.

  • A handful of walnuts secret to better sperm: researchers

    Los Angeles: The simple way to boosting male fertility, a major problem across the world, could be gobbling a handful of walnuts, researchers say. “The initial research we conducted regarding walnuts and male fertility found improvement in sperm parameters after adding walnuts to the diet and has set the stage for us to further explore the impacts of walnuts on male fertility and reproductive health,” Professor Wendie Robbins, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Soon, eye drops to clear up cataracts

    Washington: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered a new chemical that could be added to eye drops to help clear up cataracts, the leading cause of blindness. Although cataracts can be successfully removed with surgery, this approach is expensive, and most individuals blinded by severe cataracts in developing countries go untreated, researchers said.

  • Mumbai City FC parts ways with assistant coach Bruzon

    Mumbai: Mumbai City FC has “mutually” parted ways with its assistant coach Spaniard Oscar Bruzon with immediate effect, the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise said on Sunday.

  • Jewellers see flat gold sales this Dhanteras

    Mumbai: Gold sales are likely to be flat this Dhanteras, which is considered as an auspicious day to buy precious metals, due to weak economic environment and poor monsoon, jewellers said. Jewellers also expect demand to be more inclined towards investment related items like coins, bars after launch of three schemes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week. Dhanteras, which usually falls two days ahead of the Diwali festival, will be celebrated on

  • Lahiri to re-charge battery after 40th spot finish at WGC

    Shanghai: Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri finished another exhausting five-week stretch with a round of one-under 71 and decided to head home for a much-needed break after the USD 8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions here today. Lahiri’s four-day total of six-under-par 282 was only enough for him to finish in tied-40th place at Asia’s richest tournament where an elite field featuring close to 40 of the world’s top 50 players participated at the Sheshan

  • Kane Williamson

    Williamson’s tough call as rain intervenes in 1st Test

    Brisbane: New Zealand’s hopes of stonewalling an Australian victory took a massive blow with the contentious dismissal of leading batsman Kane Williamson on a rain-hit fourth day in the first Gabba Test here today. The accomplished Williamson took up where he left off after 140 in the first innings to reach his 50 off 55 balls but fell to a marginal leg before wicket decision nearing tea.

  • football

    Nigeria FA backs team to win U-17 World Cup

    Abuja (Nigeria): The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has urged the ‘Golden Eaglets’ to create a record for themselves and for their country by winning the Under-17 World Cup for the fifth time.

  • Parejo, Alcazar help Valencia win

    Vigo (Spain): Paco Alcacer and Dani Parejo quite possibly saved the job of their under-fire Valencia boss Nuno Espirutu Santo with two goals each that helped the footballing side to a 5-1 win away to Celta Vigo.

  • prem ratan dhan payo

    ‘Prem Ratan…’ team to hold press meet in Marwari style

    Mumbai: Salman Khan is all set to get his ‘Marwari’ swag on for media. The superstar along with his “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” onscreen family will be hosting a press conference on Sunday here in a traditional Marwari style.

  • Vijender Singh

    Ruthless Vijender knocks out Dean Gillen in first round

    Dublin: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh produced a ruthless performance to knock out England’s Dean Gillen in the first round itself and registered his second professional win in Dublin.

  • Aamir Khan

    Aamir Khan is like Oprah Winfrey: Ava DuVernay

    Mumbai: Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay says she admires superstar Aamir Khan’s work and compared him to Oprah Winfrey. “I have seen more of Aamir Khan’s work. I have been learning about huge stars like Big B (Amitabh Bachchan) and a number of stars that people know here. And there in America people don’t know many stars,” Ava told PTI.

  • Kiran Rao

    Audience showing interest in independent, small films: Kiran

    Mumbai: Director Kiran Rao is happy that people are showing interest not only in making independent and small budget films, but also in watching them. “We are slowly being able to chart this new territory of making independent, small budget films. We have more people who are interested to watch and make such films. So talent is there. It’s a good thing,” Kiran told PTI.

  • ‘Bihar results setback for Centre’s GST agenda’

    New Delhi: The Bihar assembly elections result is a setback for the BJP-led central government’s plans to pilot the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill through parliament, an expert said on Sunday.

  • Bangladeshi prisoners languish in Bengal jails despite convict swap deal

    Kolkata: It has been more than five years since India and Bangladesh signed a treaty for swapping of sentenced prisoners. But with no progress on the ground, beleaguered authorities in West Bengal, which has almost half of the country’s foreign prisoners – mostly Bangladeshis – are crying for implementing the agreement.