Free Press Journal
  • Strong earthquake shakes Japan; no tsunami warning

    Tokyo : A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan. No tsunami warning was issued, reports AP. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 hit about 12:30 p.m. (0330 GMT) on Thursday, near Urakawa town on the southern tip of Hokkaido, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

  • Minor rag picker set ablaze in Pune

    Pune: A 17-year-old rag picker here was allegedly set afire by a group of people who suspected him to be involved in stealing of vehicle batteries, police said on Thursday.

  • Expecting Brisbane pitch to be as flat as Perth: James Faulkner

    Brisbane : Australian all-rounder James Faulkner reckons that the 22-yard strip used at the Gabba for the second ODI against India will also be ‘flat’ but at the same time more ‘competitive’ than the WACA pitch where both teams enjoyed a run-feast.

  • Qaeda’s Zawahiri urges attacks over Saudi executions

    Dubai :  Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for revenge attacks in Saudi Arabia and on the West after the kingdom’s execution of some 40 jihadists, according to a message posted online.

  • Actor Rajesh Vivek dies of heart attack in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad : Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, mainly known for his roles in superhits like “Lagaan” and “Swades”, died due to a heart attack in Hyderabad on Thursday. He was 66.

  • Pak is a rogue and repeat offender, says Renuka

    Hyderabad : The government while dealing with Pakistan should not forget that the neighbouring country has been a “rogue and a repeated offender” in its engagement with India, Congress MP and former Union Minister Renuka Chowdhary said here on Thursday.

  • We need to take wickets in middle overs: Rohit Sharma

    Brisbane : Rohit Sharma’s brilliant hundred was certainly one of the positives in India’s five wicket defeat in the first ODI against Australia but one of the worrying factor according to the in-form opener is not picking up wickets in the middle overs. India had Australia down at 21 for two but George Bailey and Steve Smith added 242 runs for the third wicket en route a comfortable win for the hosts.

  • ‘Raag Bhopali’ issue centered on Ashok Nirmal released

    BHOPAL: A special number of city-based popular literary magazine ‘Raag Bhopali’, centered on noted Ghazal singer Ashok Nirmal was released here on Thursday at Dushyant Kumar Pandulipi Sangrahalaya. The magazine, edited by Shailendra Shaili, is under publication for the past 20 years.

  • Lucknowi Food Fest from Jan 15

    BHOPAL: The ten-day food festival in MoMo Cafe Courtyard by Marriott starting from January 15 will take you back to the rich Awadhi flavours that once enticed the taste buds of Mughals and Nawabs. The chefs will display heavenly culinary delights across vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus offering delectable starters, main course and mouth-watering desserts which will elevate you with their aroma and sense of taste.

  • PIL seeks odd-even traffic pattern in City

    Mumbai : A public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking introduction of odd-even rule for private cars on Mumbai roads on the lines of the pattern adopted in Delhi.

  • Lt Gen Jacob, 1971 Indo-Pak war hero, laid to rest

    New Delhi : Lt Gen (Retd) J.F.R. Jacob, who played a key role in the 1971 war which liberated Bangladesh from Pakistan, was laid to rest here. Jacob, who was also Governor of Punjab and Goa, breathed his last at the Army Hospital on Wednesday morning at around 8:00 am. He was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital since January 1 after suffering from pneumonia.