Free Press Journal
  • Differently-abled kid tortured to death by her stepmother

    Mumbai : A mother allegedly killed her six-year-old stepdaughter for peeing on herself and dirtying the floor. The girl, a differently-abled child, was beaten up and tortured by her stepmother before being strangulated to death.

  • Lanka to set up special court to probe war crimes: Kumaratunga

    Colombo : Sri Lanka would soon set up a special war crimes court to probe human rights allegations during the final phase of the brutal civil war with the LTTE, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga said here.

  • Twitter Battle

    New Delhi : Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin hit out at Rodney Hogg on Tuesday after the former Australian pacer said his success during the ongoing home series against South Africa is mainly due to spin-friendly wickets. Critics from around the cricketing world have slammed the Indian team management’s decision to prepare rank turners with Hoggs the latest to jump onto the bandwagon. “@ICC @ashwinravi99 @BCCI  Ashwin have a look in the mirror and ask yourself

  • WICB backs suspended Sunil Narine

    Antigua : The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has given Sunil Narine its full backing after the beleaguered off-spinner was banned from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action. Director of Cricket Richard Pybus said on Monday the board would fully support Narine during his rehabilitation and backed the Trinidadian to bounce back from the latest blow to his career, reports CMC. “It will be a blow to Sunil to have failed the

  • New blood sugar tests can better detect pre-diabetes

    New York : Using a combination of two blood sugar tests rather than a single test would improve detection of pre-diabetes in children and adults, according to a new study led by the Georgia State University in the US, reports IANS.

  • Six global lenders push for $100 bn climate funding

    Paris : Six global lending institutions led by the World Bank Group, having contributed $100 billion to combat climate change in developing nations, will enhance such contributions substantially to ensure the global development is sustainable and green.

  • CWG wants cricket back

    Malta : The Commonwealth Games is in talks with the International Cricket Council about bringing the sport back into the four-yearly event, organisers told AFP. The Commonwealth Games Federation, which controls the second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympics, said it was keen to get cricket back on the bill, with the Twenty20 shortest format of the game a particularly “exciting” prospect.

  • Nahre Park debate finally ends, BMC rejects revamp proposal

    Mumbai : The BMC has finally rejected MHADA’s proposal to redevelop Parel’s iconic Nahre Park into a sporting complex, thus putting an end to the long-standing debate with activists and residents vehemently opposing the move. The decision was taken in a meeting between the two parties (MHADA and the BMC), with the Collector.

  • Some students have planned a ‘beef festival’ at Osmania University in Hyderabad on December 10.

    ‘Beef festival’ at Osmania University; BJP MP fumes

    Hyderabad : A plan by some students to organise a ‘beef festival’ on the Osmania University campus here next week has kicked up a row with a BJP MLA demanding that if this event is permitted, another one to worship the cow should also be allowed.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You will be disturbed at work place and to take any important decision you need proper guidance so don’t be in a haste. Avoid speculative activities today.

  • End Of Road

    Mumbai out of semis race as Chennaiyin win 3-0

  • Focus on IS, forget rift: Obama to Turkey, Russia

    Paris : Aiming to head off a rift between major Mideast players, President Barack Obama urged Turkey and Russia to set aside tensions over the downing of a Russian warplane and focus on the common priority of defeating the Islamic State group.

  • No IS threat on borders of northeast India: BSF

    Agartala : There is no threat from the Islamic State terror group along India’s borders in the northeastern states, a BSF official said here on Tuesday.

  • Use Words Only If You Must

    WHEN I was 21, I decided that I wanted to be a photographer. It wasn’t my first choice of career but it was the one career that I believed that I could succeed at. Beliefs are the overcrowded flea market creed-and-conviction mongers you have to wade through in order to get to FAITH.

  • China chokes on thick smog

    Beijing : All schools in the Chinese capital Beijing have been ordered to keep students indoors and adjust classroom activities as heavy smog blanketed the city of 21 million for the third day as top emitter of greenhouse gases China grappled with heavy pollution, reports PTI.