Free Press Journal
  • Call to boost intel sharing to thwart ‘Terrorism 2.0’

    The Hague: Nations must share intelligence to stop extremist groups slipping across borders and using the Internet to plan attacks, ministers insisted today as they sought concrete commitments to halt intel failures. In the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks allegedly masterminded by a Belgian-born extremist, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders admitted more must be done.

  • Pakistan submits initial findings, ISI joins probe on Pathankot attack 

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday submitted to India its initial findings on alleged Pakistani links to the Pathankot terror attack saying that the telephone numbers given by India were not registered in Pakistan, a news report here said. A Joint Investigation Team, formed following a directive of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, submitted the initial findings on the alleged Pakistani links to the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force station in Punjab’s Pathankot

  • EPL club Bournemouth signs striker Afobe

    London: English football club AFC Bournemouth has announced the signing of striker Benik Afobe on a four and a half years’ deal from Wolverhampton Wanderers. Afobe is the second signing made by the English Premier League (EPL) club head coach Eddie Howe in the January transfer window following Juan Iturbe. Afobe signed the contract on Sunday. Afobe has netted ten times in 27 appearances in this campaign for Wolves and scored 32 goals last

  • Paes loses Sydney International opener

    Sydney: Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes’ preparation for the year’s first Major, Australian Open, did not get off to a good start as the 42-year-old lost in the opening round of men’s doubles at the $404,780 Sydney International here on Monday. Paes, partnering French Jeremy Chardy, lost 4-6, 4-6 in an hour and eight minutes to Brazilian-Canadian third seeds Marcelo Melo and Daniel Nestor on Court No.3 of the NSW Tennis Centre.

  • Letv leads metal unibody cell phone trend

    New Delhi: It’s hard to use just several words to define Letv’s Superphones, which is stylish and truly worth the price. Simply considering its trendy full-metal body, it’s one of the few brands in the market worldwide to do so.
    Since last April when Letv announced to enter the smart phone industry, this multinational company has released four models of phones, including Le 1, Le 1 Pro, Le Max and Le

  • Nimrat Kaur to do another American show?

    Mumbai: Nimrat Kaur garnered appreciation for her American TV debut with popular political thriller series “Homeland” and the actress says she is currently “reading stuff” for a future international project. “There is something I can’t talk about. I am talking and  reading stuff,” Nimrat told PTI without sharing more details.

  • Pathankot attack probe: India to move Interpol

    NEW DELHI: A mobile phone, binocular and an AK-47 magazine were discovered during search operation conducted by NIA at the Pathankot Air Base. The particulars were seized a week after terrorists attacked the army base on January 2, which killed seven military personnel and  injured  20 after terrorists crossed the border to launch a massive attack in Pathankot.

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jason Statham engaged

    Los Angeles: Model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley confirmed her engagement to actor Jason Statham on the red carpet of the 73rd edition of the Golden Globe Awards ceremony here.

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    Indo-Pak peace talks: Sushma meets Rajnath

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met Home Minister Rajnath Singh, amid the uncertainty over the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level alks scheduled in Islamabad on January 15 after the Pathankot terror attack.

  • SC questions practice banning entry of women at Sabarimala

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today questioned the age-old tradition of banning entry of women of menstrual age group in historic Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying it cannot be done under the Constitution. “The temple cannot prohibit entry (women), except on the basis of religion. Unless you have a constitutional right, you cannot prohibit entry. Anyway, we will examine it on February 8,” a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and N V Ramana

  • Iran sacks senior security official over Saudi embassy attack

    Tehran: Iran has sacked a senior security official over his failure to stop the ransacking of Saudi Arabia’s embassy, which led the Sunni-ruled kingdom to sever diplomatic relations.  Safar Ali Baratlou’s replacement as security deputy to Tehran’s governor general was already under review, but the interior ministry said “a blind eye could not be turned” to what happened at the embassy.

  • Pope Francis urges Europe to keep welcoming migrants

    Vatican City:  Pope Francis today urged European governments to keep welcoming migrants while acknowledging security and other concerns over the recent mass influx of people mainly from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Addressing ambassadors to the Holy See in the aftermath of the New Year’s Eve mass assaults in Germany’s Cologne, the pontiff said the present wave of migration seemed to be undermining the foundations of Europe’s “humanistic spirit”.

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    Can’t say if odd-even scheme has led to less pollution: SIAM

    New Delhi: The odd-even scheme has led to less congestion on the National Capital roads but its
    ef ectiveness in controlling pollution is not known yet, auto industry body SIAM said today. It also said that ‘if at all’ India leapfrogs from Euro IV to Euro VI emission norms, it would be the first country to do so.

  • Migrants linked to Cologne violence, assault on women

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to modify her liberal stance towards refugees, after a spate of assaults on women during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Colonge city blamed on asylum seekers, a media report said. Turning away from her mantra of “we will manage this” over the record influx of asylum seekers that reached 1.1 million last year, Merkel has now backed changes to the law to make it

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    Sanjay Dutt to be released from Yerwada jail on Feb 25

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, serving five-year sentence at the Yerawada central prison in Pune for illegal possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle in 1993 serial blasts case, will be released on February 25. The actor will be released on February 25, 103 days ahead of the official end of his prison term on the grounds of ‘good conduct’, a senior official said.

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    Consumption demand,earnings to decide mkt outlook: Moody’s

    Mumbai: India’s market outlook for this year will be dependent on consumption demands, corporate earnings and inflation trends, says rating agency Moody’s. While maintaining that it expects the country to be the world’s fastest growing major economy this year, the rating agency believes that the “market trends will depend on whether inflation remains under control and corporate profits revive.”

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    Police to place certificates of evidence in Kobad case: Court

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has been allowed by a court here to place on record the certificates of electronic evidence relied upon by it in a case in which Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy is facing trial for allegedly trying to set up a base for the banned outfit CPI (Maoist) here.

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    Will resume protests after my release: Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad: Patel quota stir spearhead Hardik Patel, who is behind bars in two sedition cases, today said he will resume the agitation after he is released from jail and not even Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel can stall the protest.

  • Sania maintains top spot, Bopanna ninth in doubles ranking

    New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) India’s Sania Mirza continues to top the women’s double chart while her partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland maintained her second spot in the latest tennis WTA rankings issued today. Sania is atop the list with 11395 points while Hingis has 11355 points in her kitty. Sania and Martina, the world number one women’s doubles team, have stitched a 26-match winning streak together, which has brought them six titles in a row at the US Open, Guangzhou,