Free Press Journal
  • Indians beat Western Australia XI by 74 runs in practice game

    Perth: Star batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli struck fluent half-centuries as Indians registered a comfortable 74-run victory over Western Australian XI in the Twenty20 practice game at the WACA Ground here on Friday.

  • ‘Reviewing progress’ on leads provided by India: Pakistan

    Islamabad: After a second high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan today said it is “reviewing progress” on the leads provided by India which has sought “firm and immediate action” against the terrorists behind the attack on the Pathankot air base.

  • Paris fugitive’s print in suspected bomb-making hideout

    Brussels: A Brussels apartment was likely used to make bombs for the Paris attacks, and one of the plotters also hid out there after escaping a police dragnet, Belgian prosecutors said today. The prosecutors said they found Salah Abdeslam’s fingerprint in a search of the apartment on December 10, but would not say why they waited a month to announce it.

  • China destroys Mao’s giant gold-painted statue

    Beijing: A giant gold-painted statue of China’s Communist Party founder Chairman Mao Zedong has been suddenly demolished, apparently for lacking government approval, days after his supporters installed it at a cost of whopping USD 4.6 lakh.

  • End siege, starvation in Syrian town: MSF

    Brussels: MSF or Doctors Without Borders on Friday called for immediate medical evacuation of sick patients from Madaya town in Syria to a safe place for treatment.

  • Japan, Britain vow to boost security ties

    Tokyo: Foreign and defence ministers from Japan and Britain on Friday vowed to enhance bilateral security cooperation and condemned the latest nuclear test by North Korea earlier this week.

  • Illegal hoardings case: HC warns of contempt action

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today warned of contempt action against the commissioners of civic bodies and councils of every district in Maharashtra if they fail to file compliance report showing what steps have taken to ensure no illegal hoardings and banners are put up on Republic Day.

  • Dowry Case

    Maha govt asked to file affidavit on steps to prohibit dowry

    Mumbai: Dowry is essentially a social problem and can be resolved only through social reform, the Bombay High Court today said directing Maharashtra government to file an affidavit stating what steps it has taken to curb the menace.

  • Aditi Rao Hydari

    Being an outsider, I’m working with good people: Aditi Rao Hydari

    New Delhi: Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who has shared screen space with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar in “Wazir”, says she’s glad that even though she doesn’t have a Bollywood background and is an “outsider” in the Hindi film industry, she is “working with really good people”.

  • Aamir Khan

    Govt Congress lock horns over Aamir’s trimmed security

    New Delhi: Following the trimming of security on certain Bollywood celebrities including Aamir Khan, the Congress reignited the ‘intolerance’ debate and alleged that the actor was paying the cost for expressing his opinion against the Narendra Modi Government.

  • Meghan Trainor

    I’m single, still: Meghan Trainor

    Los Angeles: Singer Meghan Trainor, who was previously rumoured to be dating singer Nick Jonas’s assistant Cory Anderson, says there is no one special in her life at the moment. Asked if she has a boyfriend, Trainor said: “No, I’m single, still.”

  • No traces of explosives in car recovered near Indian consulate in Herat

    New Delhi: Experts have clarified that no traces of explosives were found in a car near the Indian consulate in Herat in Afghanistan. Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha said that the initial report of explosives was wrong.

  • Row over discoms’ CAG audit; SC to hear plea of NGO on Jan 18

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court would hear on January 18 a plea of an NGO filed against a High Court verdict quashing Delhi government’s 2014 order asking the CAG to audit the accounts of three private power distribution companies.

  • Nissan-NASA

    NASA test drives Nissan’s driverless car

    Washington: NASA scientists have successfully test driven Japanese automaker Nissan’s all-electric driverless car, which uses robotics software originally developed for planetary rovers to operate autonomously. For the past year, NASA’s Ames Research Centre and Nissan North America have been collaborating on the development of autonomous driving technologies that could one day be used in consumer vehicles, robotic rovers on Mars and other space exploration missions.

  • Mehbooba Mufti

    Mehbooba inherits a legacy built on consensus and compromise

    New Delhi: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed away on January 7, while being the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, a job he always wanted. His funeral was well attended by the people from all walks of society, including politicians from almost all political parties.

  • Rape

    Man arrested for repeatedly sexually assaulting minor girl

    Hyderabad: A middle-aged man was today arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl at Fathedarwaza area here, police said. Accused Mohd Siraj, 50, a worker, who is a neighbour of the minor girl used to lure her on pretext of giving money and chocolates and repeatedly sexually assault her, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Charminar Division) K Ashok Chakravarthy said.

  • Sumitra Mahajan

    Parliament security reviewed after Pathankot attack

    New Delhi: In the wake of Pathankot Air base attack, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today asked security agencies in Parliament to maintain high alert as she took stock of the protective measures at the complex which has already been targeted 14 years back.

  • App-based cabs overcharging passengers: govt to HC

    New Delhi: App-based taxi services like Ola and Uber are charging passengers much more than the rates prescribed under the law, Delhi High Court was informed today. The allegation by the city government and an association representing radio cab operators was made before Justice Manmohan, who directed the government to file an affidavit on whether the app-based taxi services were overcharging people.

  • 4G

    4G will be game changer: Minister

    New Delhi: Ahead of the launch of 4G services by Reliance Industries under its Jio brand, union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said this technology will prove to be a game-changer in India.