Free Press Journal
  • Over 1,500 boat migrants rescued off Libya

    Rome: Over 1,500 migrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast in seven separate operations, the Italian navy said today, after a break in bad weather sparked fresh attempts at the perilous Mediterranean crossing.

  • Turkey, Russia ministers meet for talks after plane crisis

    Belgrade: The foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia met today on the sidelines of an international gathering in Belgrade, an official said, in the first high- level bilateral talks since the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets sparked an unprecedented crisis.

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger backs Van Gaal’s tactical approach

    London : Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has come out in support of manager Louis van Gaal, who was criticised for his side’s boring and defensive style of play.

  • Lewis Hamilton brands Nico Rosberg as `whining` teammate

    London : Newly crowned three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has described his Mercedes teammate as a whinger and insisted that their rivalry wasn’t causing any problems to their Formula One team.

  • KP delighted over Oscar Pistorius’ murder verdict

    London : Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed his delight after Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius’ culpable homicide conviction for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was upgraded to murder.

  • US indicts 16 more in probe of world soccer corruption

    Washington: As members of FIFA’s executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second wave of arrests on corruption charges in the wake of another sweeping indictment by U.S. prosecutors.

  • P C Chacko

    RSS creating communal tension on Ram temple issue: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of creating communal tension in the nation on the Ram temple issue, adding that the construction of the temple should be done with the consent of all the political parties.

  • Some relief for flooded Chennai as rain takes a break

    Chennai: A relatively dry spell in Chennai and its neighbourhood brought relief to the flood affected residents and rescue agencies as hopes of water fast receding went up.

  • AAP MLA slams ‘salary hike’ for Delhi lawmakers

    New Delhi : Disgruntled over the approved 400 per cent pay hike for MLAs and ministers in the national capital, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Pankaj Pushkar on Friday rebelled against the decision, saying that ‘inflation’ was for everyone.

  • Chennai floods: NDRF intensifies rescue ops as rains stop, over 9,000 rescued

    New Delhi : A gasping Tamil Nadu breathed air momentarily with the rains showing signs of stopping and the water level receding in many parts of the state, speeding up the rescue operations especially in the severely waterlogged areas and increasing communication levels.

  • Sensex

    Sensex dips 201 points in early trade; Nifty slips below 7,800

    Mumbai: Falling for the third straight session , the benchmark BSE Sensex plunged over 201 points, while the NSE Nifty dipped below the 7,800-mark in early trade today on sustained selling by funds and retail investors amid weak global cues.