Free Press Journal
  • Turkey shelled IS in Iraq, Syria after Istanbul attack: PM Ahmet Davutoglu

    Ankara: Turkish ground forces heavily shelled Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Iraq and Syria following the suicide attack blamed on the extremist group that killed 10 German tourists in Istanbul, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said today. “After the heinous attack in Istanbul, our armed forces hit in the last 48 hours some 500 positions of Daesh (IS) in Syria and Iraq with artillery and tank fire,” Davutoglu told Turkish ambassadors in Ankara.

  • FIFA slaps transfer ban on Real and Atletico Madrid

    Zurich: FIFA on Thursday issued two transfer-period bans each on Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid for breaches relating to the international transfer and registration of footballers under the age of 18. “Both clubs are to serve a transfer ban that prevents them from registering any players at national and international level for the next two complete and consecutive registration periods for breaching articles 5, 9, 19 and 19bis as well as annexes

  • British actor Alan Rickman dies

    London: Alan Rickman, one of Britain’s most loved actors, who played the role of Professor Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” series, has died aged 69. He was suffering from cancer. “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer
    at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends,” a family statement said today.

  • New software to create 3D maps of buildings in minutes

    London: Scientists have developed a new software that can create 3D models of entire buildings within minutes, an advance that may help survey entire districts. The new method works by purely optical means. It is based on comparing multiple images, which are taken on a tablet by a camera with a fisheye lens. The software analyses two images of a building’s facade taken from different positions. For each piece of image information, each pixel in an image, it searches

  • 10.5% salary rise expected across industries in 2016: survey

    Mumbai: Salaries are likely to increase by 10.5 per cent across levels and industries this year mainly due to optimistic economic outlook, a survey has said. “Organisations are expecting to increase base salaries by 10.5 per cent across industries and career levels in 2016,” according to Mercer’s ‘All Industries Total Remuneration Survey’, released today.

  • Court allows CBI to question Indrani, others afresh

    Mumbai: A local court here today allowed CBI to question afresh Indrani Mukerjea and two other arrested accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. “We want to question Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyam Rai in jail,” said a CBI official.

  • Japan lawmaker says ‘comfort women’ were ‘prostitutes’

    Tokyo: A Japanese lawmaker today said wartime sex slaves forced to work for Japan’s Imperial Army were “professional prostitutes”, before he was forced to retract the remarks and issue an apology, local media reported. The comments from a senior member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party provoked criticism from Seoul, just two weeks after Tokyo offered an apology and a one-billion yen (USD 8.5 million) payment to surviving South Korean women under an agreement both nations described as “final

  • Akshay Kumar’s ‘Airlift’ may be made ‘Tax Free’

    After two successful hits – one each in 2014 (Holiday)& 2015 (Baby) – Akshay Kumar is back donning the patriotic central protagonist in –  Airlift to be released January 22, 2016. The film is already carrying great vibes. Call it a trilogy of (subtle) patriotic films from Akshay Kumar which manage to convey a point without resorting to chest thumping roars of ‘Mera Bharat Mahaan’, but the fact remains that this is one space

  • Musharraf warns India against any mischief

    Karachi:Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf has warned India against engaging in any mischief against Pakistan in the backdrop of Pathankot terror attack, saying his country can inflict retaliatory measures that will always haunt India. “In case India perpetrates something wrong against Pakistan, we will give such a fitting response that will always haunt India,” Musharraf was quoted by SAMAA TV as
    saying. He said India should refrain from embarking on any “mischief” against Pakistan, it said.

  • Arsenal sign Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny

    London: English football club Arsenal on Thursday signed Egyptian Mohamed Elneny from Swiss side FC Basel. The 23-year-old midfielder spent three years with the Swiss club, making over 90 league appearances and winning three consecutive Super League titles, the club said on its website.

  • Bayern Munich interested in signing Argentine striker Higuain

    Munich: German football champions Bayern Munich’s president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is interested in signing Italian football side Napoli’s Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to media reports on Thursday. Rummenigge expressed his “interest” in signing the player, saying that Higuain would do well at the Bavarian club, reports Efe.

  • SC seeks AG’s help to deal with public property damage cases

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to assist it on the a proach to be adopted in dealing with cases where public property has been damaged in large scale, as it heard a case against quota stir leader Hardik Patel. It also directed the Gujarat police to provide Hardik an English translation of its charge sheet filed in the case against him and others for allegedly instigating the

  • Sanjay Raut

    Sena flays BJP for dual stance on Marathi writer, Ghulam Ali

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today flayed its ruling partner BJP for “according protection” to Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali while threatening to disrupt a Marathi literary meet because of a writer’s alleged derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “How can those threatening to disrupt the Marathi literary meet for the writer’s comments accord protection to Ghulam Ali,” Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut asked.

  • Traffic wardens in Mumbai to get monthly honorarium: Police

    Mumbai: Traffic wardens assisting police personnel in regulating traffic on Mumbai roads will be entitled for a monthly honorarium which will be borne by corporates under their social responsibility initiative, senior police officer said today. “It has been decided that traffic wardens will be paid a minimum honorarium of Rs 12,000 per month on the lines of home guards. The money will be paid by corporates under their social responsibility initiative,” said Joint

  • Mohan Bhagwat

    Indians known as Hindus when they go abroad, says Bhagwat

    Mumbai: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today said India has accepted diversity and all Indians, when they go abroad, are known as Hindus. “We are all Hindus. There is diversity in the country, but when we go out of India, people (there) call us Hindus,” he said.

  • India woman mother in law abuse

    SIFF demands laws to protect men from harassment

    Nagpur: The Save India Family Foundation (SIFF), a men’s right organisation, has demanded that there should be strong laws in place to protect men and their families from domestic violence.

  • Border questions Australia’s decision to rest Mitchell Marsh

    Brisbane: Australia’s decision to rest Mitchell Marsh for the second One-Day series against India was questioned by former Australia captain Allan Border. It was announced before the opening game of the series on Tuesday that Marsh would be replaced in Australia’s squad by John Hastings for the second match at the Gabba ground here on Friday.

  • ClearTax launches rent receipt tool

    New Delhi: Online tax filing portal ClearTax today said it has introduced a rent receipt application to help people living in rented accommodations. The government provides tax benefit to the people living in rented places.

  • SC’s no to urgent hearing of plea against odd-even scheme

    New Delhi: The car-rationing odd-even scheme of AAP government to curb pollution in Delhi got a boost today with Supreme Court terming a petition opposing it a “publicity stunt” and refusing to hold an urgent hearing on it. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice T S hakur rapped an advocate for challenging the measure and said, “You see, we are doing car pooling, but you are not helping … Why is a

  • ISIS

    India verifying info on 4 Indian youth who tried to join IS

    New Delhi: India today said it was verifying information on four Indian youth who were held in Syria while going to join the Islamic State terror group. “We are verfiying the inputs shared by Syria on four Indian youth. We have no such information that they were going to join the ISIS,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters here.