Free Press Journal
  • Don’t speak against India, Sharif tells his ministers

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has stopped his ministers from giving anti-India statements so that the peace process is not hit, an official said. A close aide to Sharif said on Friday that the ministers and senior officials had been asked not to issue any statement that could damage the peace process.

  • United Nations

    UN adopts resolution on Syrian peace process

    United Nations: The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing a peace process in Syria to end the five-year-long war through talks between the government and the opposition, but the draft is silent on the role of President Bashar Assad in a political transition.

  • Snowfall, Cold, Jammu Kashmir

    Jammu, Srinagar record coldest night of season

    Srinagar: The twin capitals of Jammu and Kashmir — Srinagar and Jammu city — witnessed the coldest night of the season, with the minimum temperatures dropping to minus 4.4 and 4.5 degrees Celsius respectively, the Met office said.

  • Man found dead; three brothers accused of murder

    Etah: A 52-year-old man was found dead in Aliganj area here, following which a complaint has been lodged against three persons accusing them of murdering him, police said today.

  • Britney Spears fronts holiday party anti-rape campaign

    London: Pop star Britney Spears has partnered with rape crisis center bosses to warn young women about predators over the holidays. The “Toxic” singer will front local TV spots in Las Vegas, where she has a residency at the Planet Hollywood resort, urging fans to be safe at Christmas, reported Contactmusic.

  • Caitlyn Jenner named most fascinating person of 2015

    London: Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner has been named most fascinating person of 2015 by Barbara Walters. The 66-year-old “I Am Cait” star, who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition, was handed the honour ahead of the likes of Amy Schumer, Bradley Cooper and Donna Karan, reported Female First.

  • Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry dating?

    Los Angeles: Actors Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry, who played a couple on the hit sitcom “Friends”, are reportedly dating in real life. Both stars are currently single after Cox ended her engagement to Snow Patrol’s member Johnny McDaid in early December and Perry split from actress Lizzy Caplan in 2012.

  • Mentally stronger teens opt for vaping over smoking

    Washington D.C.:Amidst the booming e-cigarette trend, a team of researchers has found that the teens with moderate emotional health problems do not smoke, but they may vape. Lead author Adam Leventhal from the University of Southern California said that mental health and behavioral problems such as alcohol and drug abuse are well-documented risk factors that push teens to smoke.

  • Mirrors can make unhealthy foods less tasty: study

    Washington: Watching yourself in the mirror while eating can reduce the perceived tastiness of unhealthy food, according to scientists who suggest that placing mirrors at restaurants could help diners make healthy choices.

  • European Union

    Foreigners account for less than 7% EU population

    Brussels: Foreign citizens accounted for fewer than seven percent of people living in EU member states in 2014, Eurostat said. The statistical office of the EU published data on foreign citizens on the occasion of Friday’s International Migrants’ Day, Xinhua reported.

  • Govt to table key reform bills in last 3 days of winter session

    New Delhi: The government intends to bring important legislation on structural reforms in the remaining three days left of Parliament’s winter session, notwithstanding the setback on the GST Bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

  • State of emergency declared in San Bernardino after shooting

    Los Angeles: California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in San Bernardino County following the December 2 attack there that killed 14 people. The bureaucratic move lets the state allocate funds to the county health department “until the county is able to resume normal staffing levels,” and suspends fees on things like “copies of certificates of death records by any person who suffered a loss of a family member due to the terrorist attack.”

  • US bomber flies over SCS; China lodges strong protest

    Washington: A B-2 bomber of the US military flew over a South China Sea area which China claims its own, resulting in strong protest from Beijing. The Pentagon said the B-2 bomber flying within two nautical miles of the artificial island build by the Chinese in South China Sea was unintentional and has ordered an investigation into it.

  • Cuba ready for new relationship with US: Raul Castro

    Havana: Cuban President Raul Castro confirmed his government’s “complete inclination” to continue building a brand new relationship with the US, while insisting that Washington’s economic embargo is the “principal obstacle” to full normalisation.

  • Death toll climbs as more floods threaten Philippines

    Manila : Heavy rains pummelled the entire Philippines today, threatening to aggravate flooding that has prompted the government to declare a state of “national calamity”.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi eyes nuke, military deal with Russia

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to promote deals for Russian nuclear reactors and military helicopters worth billions of dollars on a trip to Moscow next week.

  • National Herald hearing: Security beefed up at Patiala House court

    New Delhi : With Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi set to appear in the Patiala House Court in connection with the National Herald case at 3:00 pm today, security has been beefed up.

  • Militant firing, Gurdaspur

    Militant arrested from Handwara, J-K

    Handwara : A militant was arrested from Handwara forest area of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in a joint operation by the Army and the state Police.