Free Press Journal
  • Wrong contestant crowned at Miss Universe 2015

    Los Angeles: Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Colombia the winner when she was the first runner-up. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the contestant from the Philippines, had won the Miss Universe 2015 crown after beating 80 beauties across the world.

  • Thai government says it’s not ignoring shrimp sheds slavery

    Bangkok: Thailand’s government said today it is not ignoring the slavery and forced labour in its lucrative shrimp industry that was highlighted in an Associated Press investigation published last week.

  • Chennaiyin captain Elano granted bail in assault case

    Margao (Goa) : Chennaiyin FC captain Elano Blumer was released on bail on Monday after being arrested by Margao Town Police for allegedly assaulting industrialist Dattaraj Salgaonkar, the FC Goa’s co-owner, following his side’s Indian Super League (ISL) final triumph.


    1 dead, dozens hurt as car crashes into crowd in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas (US): At least one person has died and more than 37 have been hurt after a car ran into a group of pedestrians on the bustling Las Vegas Strip, police said, adding the driver was in custody.

  • China to accelerate militarising its new islands

    Beijing: China will “accelerate militarising its newly built islands”, warned a state-run daily after a US bomber flew close to it in the South China Sea. The Pentagon said that an American B-52 bomber “unintentionally” flew over the South China Sea within two nautical miles of an artificial island built by China. Chinese authorities described the move as “provocation”.

  • pakistan

    Pakistan’s justice system unfriendly to children

    Islamabad: The criminal justice system in Pakistan is “quite unfriendly to child rights”, said a daily on Monday after a case was registered against a three-year-old child.

  • Kane Williamson ton wraps up series for New Zealand

    Hamilton: Kane Williamson added to an already glittering resume as he led New Zealand to a five-wicket victory in Hamilton Monday to wrap up the two-Test series against Sri Lanka.

  • Show some fight Jurgen Klopp warns flops

    Watford (United Kingdom): Jurgen Klopp challenged his Liverpool flops to prove they have the stomach for a fight after capitulating in a woeful 3-0 defeat against Watford.

  • Bacteria

    ‘Drugging’ gut bacteria could prevent heart disease

    New York: Confirming links between gut bacteria and cardiovascular disease, researchers have demonstrated that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by nutrients contained in a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products.

  • Being ‘lean and unfit’ better than ‘fat and fit’

    Washington D.C.: Challenging the conventional wisdom, a team of researchers has busted the myth that you can be “fat but fit.” In contrast, the results from the new study suggest that the protective effects of high fitness against early death are reduced in obese people.

  • Amitabh Thakur IPS

    Now, short movie on Mulayam-IPS spat

    Lucknow : In a bid to showcase “the dark side of the (political) system which tries to strangle the voice of truth”, a short movie is to be made on the infamous spat between Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and IPS officer Amitabh Thakur.

  • Cara Delevingne shoots paparazzi with water pistols

    London: Cara Delevingne and her girlfriend St. Vincent soaked paparazzi outside the supermodel’s home with water pistols. Delevingne, 23, emerged from her home in Kensington, west London last week, brandishing a water pistol and started firing at the photographers, reported Independent online.

  • Amy Jackson

    Amy Jackson may next team up with Ravi Teja

    Chennai: Actress Amy Jackson is being considered for actor Ravi Teja’s next yet-untitled Telugu outing with debut director Chakri.

  • And the Miss Universe 2015 crown goes to…

    New Delhi: The new Miss Universe 2015 has been crowned and she is Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach from Philippines, while first runner-up is Ariadna Gutierrez from Colombia.

  • Mariano Rajoy

    Spanish PM to form new government after elections

    Madrid: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will form a new government as his People’s Party (PP) emerged the biggest political force in the general electiosn, though it lost absolute majority in Congress.


    80 missing, 3 dead as big waves sink Indonesia boat

    Makassar: Rescuers have pulled out 39 survivors and three dead from a passenger boat that sank in central Indonesia after being buffeted by high waves, and resumed efforts today to reach scores of others still missing. The fiberglass ferry was on its way from Kolaka in Southeast Sulawesi province crossing the Gulf of Bone to Siwa town in South Sulawesi province, when it was overwhelmed by waves more than 3 meters high during stormy weather Saturday, said Roki Asikin, head of

  • Revenue deficit, infrastructure challenges for new Andhra

    Hyderabad: Saddled with a huge revenue deficit and facing an onerous task of putting up essential government infrastructure from scratch following bifurcation last year, the Andhra Pradesh government set the ball rolling in 2015 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying the foundation stone for its permanent capital city Amaravati.