Free Press Journal
  • Gangster Ashwin Naik arrested for extortion

    Mumbai : Underworld Gangster Ashwin Naik has been arrested on charges of extortion and kidnapping a builder. He was caught red-handed by the Mumbai police while accepting Rs 50 lakh from the complainant.

  • Hope to get back old form: Yuvraj Singh

    Kolkata : His career getting a fresh lease of life following the selection for next year’s Twenty20 matches against Australia, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh today said he cannot wait to be back in the dressing room after going through a ‘really terrible’ phase. “The phase in life that I went through was really terrible and it can’t be worse. But I’ve emerged stronger,” Yuvraj said on the sidelines of a promotional programme here. “There’s

  • Arun Jaitley

    BJP backs ‘under fire’ Jaitley for his honesty

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that it was proud of the “honesty, integrity and credibility” of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley even as the senior leader came under attack over alleged corruption in Delhi cricket body, DDCA, when he headed it.

  • Inflammation fuels depression flames

    Washington DC : According to a recent study, chronic inflammation can fan the flames of depression, much like throwing gasoline on a fire, reports ANI.

  • Nirbhaya's mother gestures as she talks with newsmen at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

    Nirbhaya’s parents slam Govt for not acting in time

    New Delhi : Questioning the role of the Centre and Delhi government, the parents of December 16 gangrape victim today asked why they did not take action earlier to stop the imminent release of the juvenile convict. Opposing the release of the juvenile, the victim’s mother said, “Our fight is just on the issue that he (juvenile convict) must not come out. If he will come out then what is the point of

  • Hillary says would still select flowers for state dinners

    Washington : Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said if elected as the US President next year, she would still select bone china and flowers for state dinners but would depend on her husband and former president Bill Clinton on key policy issues including economy.

  • No team camaraderie among Windies players: Mark Waugh

    Melbourne : Australian selector Mark Waugh has launched a scathing attack on the West Indies cricket team ahead of the second Test match scheduled to start on Boxing Day (December 26) in Melbourne. Waugh has also lashed out at senior members of Jason Holder’s outfit following their ignominious defeat against Australia inside three days in the opening Test, reports CMC. The former Australian cricketer has singled out top order batsman Marlon Samuels and wicketkeeper batsman

  • Illegal remittances racket minted Rs 100 crore?

    New Delhi : The masterminds of illegal remittances racket operating through the Bank of Baroda were allegedly charging Rs 1.35 for every dollar sent abroad from people who wanted to use their services.

  • Gayle’s new bat creates buzz

    Brisbane: The makers of a new bat being used by West Indies batsman Chris Gayle say it does not give the flamboyant opener any special advantage and that the laws of the game have been adhered to. Indian manufacturers Spartan made the gold-coloured bat and flew it over to Australia in time for Gayle’s opening match in the Big Bash League (BBL) on Saturday, reports CMC. “There is no metal in the gold colouring

  • IS radio station for new recruits

    Kabul : Insurgents linked to the Islamic State militant group have launched an anti-government radio station in Afghanistan to promote the terror outfit’s agenda and attract new recruits, local media reported.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

    First fix the Gandhis, forget the rest

    One would have believed that after the massive electoral success in 2014, when the Sangh Parivar led Bharatiya Janata Party got a massive majority in the Lok Sabha, the obsession to fix Gandhis would give way to something more pragmatic like managing the affairs of the country in a manner that would in turn help the people forget the Congress-Gandhi rule altogether. But the last week amply demonstrated that fixing the Gandhis

  • Ageing warps our perception of time

    Toronto : Older adults may have difficulty combining the stimuli they see and hear, much like trying to watch a video with the audio out of sync, and it could have implications for rapid decision-making tasks such as driving, a new study has found, reports PTI.

  • Temples weigh gold monetisation scheme, but ‘melting’ a dampener

    New Delhi : As the government seeks to monetise gold worth an estimated $1 trillion lying idle, all eyes are on their biggest repositories — the temples — but many of them fear that ‘melting’ of the ornaments donated by devotees may hurt religious sentiments.

  • International cricket should be priority: Clarke tells WI players

    Sydney : Former Australia captain Michael Clarke believes the West Indies players should place more emphasis on playing international cricket rather than campaigning in the various domestic Twenty20 leagues around the world. He was speaking amidst the raging debate surrounding the plethora of the West Indies players currently signed with franchises in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL), even as the Caribbean Test team faced off in a three-Test series against Australia here, reports

  • Secret cute kitten messages used to hire youngsters

    London : A British recruiter with the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Syria is grooming youngsters through secret internet messages featuring kittens with bombs.