Free Press Journal
  • Mayank Gandhi resigns from AAP National Executive

    New Delhi: AAP leader Mayank Gandhi, who has had a fallout with Arvind Kejriwal, today resigned from its National Executive citing “losing interest” in politics, a month after the party’s Maharashtra unit was dissolved. The Maharashtra unit of AAP was disbanded following its “reluctance” to act against Gandhi, the organisation’s best known face in Maharashtra, who had said that Kejriwal is “hell bent on destroying” the organisation.

  • Jaipur

    Step into the princely province of Jaipur

    If you love to get a sneak peek in the lifestyle of the royals who belonged to the bygone era, Jaipur is the city for you. Continuing our journey through the magnificent state of Rajasthan, Jaipur is one such city that is hard to miss. It is an amalgam of stunning palaces, forts, and other architectural monuments that define the power of ancient beauty.

  • Shamed ex-IAAF head Diack resigns as foundation president

    Lausanne: Disgraced former IAAF president Lamine Diack resigned as president of the International Athletics Foundation in the wake of damaging corruption charges that have rocked track and field.

  • Indian-fishermen

    Released fishermen to reach TN on Saturday

    Rameswaram: More than 100 Tamil Nadu fishermen, detained in Sri Lanka on various occasions for allegedly fishing in their waters, would be handed over to Indian Coast Guard officials by the navy personnel on Saturday at International Maritime Boundary Line, official sources said here today.

  • Uddhav Thackeray

    Sena can contest Assembly polls in other states too: Uddhav

    Thane: In a veiled snub to its ruling alliance partner BJP, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said encouraged by his party’s performance in Bihar, it may contest the Assembly elections in other states too, to “fill the vacuum of Hindutva thought”. Addressing a press conference at Kalyan here after the unopposed election of Shiv Sena nominee Rajendra Devlekar as the Mayor of Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation, Thackeray said earlier the party was not

  • India seek first win in match against Guam

    Bangalore: Virtually out of contention for a final round berth, India would look to register their first win in their 2018 football World Cup qualifying campaign when
    they take on Guam in a group match here tomorrow. India are yet to open their account as they have lost all their previous five matches in Group D while Guam have seven points from five games.

  • Electoral outcome in Myanmar will be respected by all parties: India

    New Delhi: India today said it trusts that the electoral outcome in Myanmar, in which pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is poised for a landslide election victory, will be respected by all parties. India also congratulated the people of Myanmar for the orderly conduct of voting and the peaceful and ex mplary conduct of the electorate.

  • CPR by medics: Continuous pumping not a good idea

    Washington: Continuous chest compressions during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by emergency medical responders do not offer survival advantages when compared to interrupting manual chest pumping to perform rescue breathing, says a study.

  • Fat around belly deadlier than being obese

    New York: People who carry fat around their belly, even if they are thin, have a greater mortality risk than those who are overweight or obese but have normal fat distribution, according to a study.

  • Sunanda Pushkar

    Sunanda death: FBI report rules out ‘polonium poisoning’

    New Delhi: Radiation levels in Sunanda Pushkar’s viscera samples were “within the standard safety norms”, Delhi Police said today as they shared the findings of an FBI report that virtually rules out the theory of ‘polonium poisoning’ causing her death. Delhi top cop BS Bassi said that the report from the Washington D.C.-based laboratory would soon be handed to a medical board for it to be examined before further action is taken on

  • Body of suspected militant found in J-K

    Srinagar: The body of a suspected militant was today found in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said.The person had apparently died of cold following the recent snowfall in the higher reaches of the Valley and efforts are on to identify the deceased, a police official said. The official said that the body of the suspected militant was recovered along with an AK assault rifle and some ammunition at Trumnard forest during the

  • Iker Casillas

    Iker Casillas receives Grand Cross of Spanish Royal Order of Sports Merit

    Madrid: Spanish football team captain Iker Casillas received the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sports Merit from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the Moncloa Palace here. The Grand Cross, which the iconic goalkeeper on Tuesday devoted to his wife Sara Carbonero and son Martin, is the highest honour given to individuals in the world of sports, reports Efe.  Former Real Madrid and current FC Porto goalkeeper Casillas captained Spain to

  • Sampdoria sack coach Walter Zenga

    Rome: Serie A side Sampdoria has announced the dismissal of its Italian coach Walter Zenga, the club said in an official statement. Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero and the club’s management on Tuesday expressed their sorrow at the early termination of coach’s contract and wished him luck in his future projects, reports Efe. The dismissal of Zenga, who arrived at the Italian club this season from Genoa, was imminent after his team’s defeat

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari seeks action against leaders making critical comments

    Nagpur: Amid rumblings in BJP over Bihar poll rout and attack on its leadership by party veterans, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today strongly defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party President Amit Shah, saying they cannot be held responsible for the defeat.

  • Rio 2016

    FIFA unveils Rio 2016 schedule

    Rio de Janeiro: Hosts Brazil will play their 2016 Olympic football men’s group matches in the cities of Brasilia and Salvador, football’s governing body FIFA has said. The tournament will kick off in Brasilia on August 4 with the gold medal match to be played at Rio’s Maracana stadium on August 20, FIFA said on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. The women’s competition will begin in Rio de Janeiro on August 3 and also

  • Saina battles past Sun Yu to reach second round of China Open

    Fuzhou : World number two shuttler Saina Nehwal battled past Chinese opponent Sun Yu to reach the second round of the China Open Super Series on Wednesday. The top seed and the defending champion overcame 22-20, 21-18 win over Yu in an opening round contest that lasted 49 minutes. Meanwhile, ace shuttler Ajay Jayaram, who retained his Dutch Open title last month, failed to cross the opening hurdle as he went down 21-12, 21-11

  • Emotional bonding may lead to lower testosterone in men

    New York: Not just your wife, emotional relationships with siblings, friends, neighbours and co-workers can also result in lower testosterone levels as you age, researchers including an Indian-origin scientist report.

  • Anup-Chetia

    Rajnath welcomes Bangladesh handing over of Anup Chetia

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today welcomed the handing over of ULFA general secretary Anup Chetia to India by Bangladesh saying it reflected the neighbouring country’s commitment and maturity to cooperate on issues like terror. “Handing over of Anup Chetia by Bangladesh shows its commitment and maturity to cooperate with India on issues like terror and organised crime,” Singh said in a statement here.

  • Govt forming process will start from November 14

    Patna: Having secured a decisive mandate in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that the formal process for government formation will start on November 14, when the state Cabinet will meet and recommend the dissolution of the present House.