Free Press Journal
  • ‘No military solution for Yemen’

    Tehran: Asserting that there was no military solution to the conflict in Yemen, Belgium on Monday called for a political dialogue to end the fighting there, the media reported.

  • pakistan

    Reining in Pak’s nuclear programme a global priority: NYT

    New York: Reining in Pakistan’s expanding nuclear weapons programme should be an international priority, according to an editorial in the New York Times which said that the country being home to many extremist groups adds to the dangers it presents for South Asia and the entire world.

  • First results of Myanmar parliamentary poll declared

    Nay Pyi Taw(Myanmar): Opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) established an early lead as results of Sunday’s parliamentary poll in Myanmar began coming in on Monday, officials said.

  • 16 students injured in China stampede

    Beijing: Sixteen primary school students were injured in a stampede at an indoor amusement park in China’s Jiangsu province on Monday.

  • Extremism in Middle East big threat to entire world: Iran

    Tehran: Growing extremism and sectarianism in the Middle East pose a great security threat to the whole world, said Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif here on Monday. “Our region is today facing a serious and severe danger, which is the danger of unrestrained extremism and sectarianism as a result of the wrong policies of a number of regional players,” Zarif told a Monday gathering of Iranian ambassadors, governors-general and economic officials

  • RSS chief, Amit Shah’s Pak remark hurt NDA in Bihar: Manjhi

    Patna: BJP’s Bihar ally HAM leader Jitan Ram Manjhi today said statements of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat about a review of quotas and BJP president Amit Shah on celebratory firecrackers in Pakistan could be some of the possible reasons for NDA’s debacle in the assembly polls. He said the defeat was not the result of any single comment but a number of statements that both RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Nitish

  • Your smartphone can help cure cancer while you sleep!

    Melbourne: A new smartphone app that allows users to help find a cure for cancer while they are asleep, by pooling their device’s computing power, was launched today in Australia. Taking the fight against cancer from the laboratory to the humble smartphone, ‘DreamLab’, an Android smartphone app gives people the power to help fast track a cure for cancer while they sleep at night, researchers said.

  • Brain

    Brains too can get fossilised: study

    Washington: Seven newly discovered fossils of a 520-million-year-old arthropod species provide the strongest yet evidence that brains too can get fossilised, a phenomenon that was long thought as implausible, scientists say. Nicholas Strausfeld, professor at the University of Arizona’s Department of Neuroscience in US, co-authored the first ever report of a fossilised brain in 2012.

  • We are expecting response from BCCI on proposed series: PCB

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan today said that he’s still waiting for his Indian counterpart to contact him regarding the proposed bilateral series in the UAE in December. “We are expecting some response from the Indian Board today or tomorrow after their Annual General Body Meeting,” Khan said.

  • Oprah Winfrey defends Kardashians, Jenners

    Los Angeles: Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has expressed disagreement with people who put down the Jenner-Kardashian family for being “famous for nothing”.

  • Younis mulling ODI retirement after England series

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is contemplating calling it a day from one-day internationals after the series against England in the UAE. Well-informed sources told PTI today that Younis might announce his retirement from one-day internationals during or after the four-match series.

  • Barcelona coach Enrique plays waiting game over Messi fitness

    Barcelona: Football fans in Spain now have two weeks without any matches in the La Liga to look forward to. But though it is a fortnight away, there is no doubt that the ‘Clasico’ between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona on November 21 will occupy an increasing number of headlines as the tie edges closer.

  • India No.2 in ODI rankings despite loss to Proteas

    Dubai: Despite losing the five-match series 2-3 to South Africa, India stayed put at No.2 in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) team rankings released on Monday.

  • Wang Yi

    Chinese FM to visit to Philippines amid South China Sea row

    Beijing: Amid deepening row over the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will make a rare visit to the Philippines, days after Manila’s petition over its maritime dispute with China was admitted by a UN maritime tribunal overruling Beijing’s objections. Wang will meet Philippines Foreign Secretary, Albert Del Rosario and other leaders on President Xi Jinping’s planned presence at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Manila, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Hong Lei told a news briefing

  • Farooq Abdullah

    Need to defeat divisive forces harming India, J&K: Farooq

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today expressed “grave concern” on the recent incidents of “intolerance” in the country, saying there was a need to defeat divisive forces who were inimical to the interests of the country in general and Jammu and Kashmir in particular. “There is a need to defeat divisive forces who are inimical to the interests of the country in general and the state of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Greenhouse gas concentrations hit record high

    Geneva: The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2014, according to a new report released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Monday.

  • Chanu Sharmila

    Irom Sharmila opposes MHA guidelines

    Imphal: Irom Chanu Sharmila, who is on a fast for 15 years demanding repealing of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), today opposed the guidelines of Union Ministry of Home Affairs to meet prisoners. “The MHA’s terms and conditions to deposit Rs one lakh to meet a prisoner like me is nothing but to shatter the freedom of speech of political prisoners in the country,” she told newsmen after coming out from a

  • OROP protests

    OROP: Protesting ex-servicemen to start returning medals

    New Delhi: Protesting ex-servicemen today hit back at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his comments that not all demands could be fulfilled saying they only have “one demand” of One- Rank-One-Pension (OROP) and that they will intensify the agitation by returning their medals from tomorrow. “We have one and only demand and that is OROP. It was the government who inserted provisions that has made the issue complicated. We want OROP as per

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being garlanded during an election rally in Raghopur, Bihar on Friday.

    Bihar polls: Congress may join Nitish to form government

    New Delhi : After its good show in the Bihar Assembly polls, Congress today gave hints that it was open to the idea of participation in the Nitish Kumar government. “We have given commitment to the people of Bihar about the implementation of the seven point programme. We will consider all these aspects,” party General Secretary C P Joshi told reporters when asked if Congress was open on the issue of participation in the