Free Press Journal
  • No information about missing Chinese journalist: Thai police

    Bangkok: Thai police today said that they have no information about a Chinese journalist who is feared to have been forcibly taken back to China after he fled the country and travelled to India and then Thailand claiming that he was fed up with a life as a government informant.

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    Alaska hit by 7.1 magnitude earthquake

    Washington D.C.: A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • Terror groups spreading poison in minds of youth: Sushma Swaraj

    Bahrain: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said several terror groups are trying to spread poison in the minds of youth, adding that India and Arab worlds must join hands to combat terrorism.

  • Akshay humbled by ‘Airlift’ response

    Mumbai: After the successful takeoff of his film “Airlift”, Akshay Kumar has thanked his fans for the love and support showered on the Raja Krishna Menon directorial.

  • Working hard for Rio Olympics, says Abhinav Bindra

    Kolkata: Geared up for the Rio Olympics this August, Beijing Olympic Games gold-medalist Abhinav Bindra today said he was hopeful of a medal once again. “I am working hard. Leaving for Germany in a couple of days. I would be competing there,” Bindra told PTI on the sidelines of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet (TSKLM) here.

  • Novak Djokovic survives five-set thriller at Australian Open

    Melbourne: Five-time Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic managed to shake off a dogged five-set challenge from 14th seed Gilles Simon on Sunday, despite the world No.1 playing one of his worst tennis matches in recent memory.

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    Golfer Lahiri drops to tied 19th at CareerBuilder Challenge

    La Quinta (California): Leading Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri dropped 16 positions to be tied 19th after carding one-under 71 in the third and penultimate round of the $5,800,000 CareerBuilder Challenge here.

  • Economy to improve, private investment a concern: Assocham

    New Delhi: The Indian economy is expected to improve in six months but private sector investments will be a matter for concern due to sluggish capacity utilisation and pressure on corporate earnings, the Assocham said on Sunday.

  • No significant progress in Swachh Bharat campaign: Tharoor

    Jaipur: Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor today said he was disappointed at not seeing “significant progress” in the Swachh Bharat campaign, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Rafale deal only after inter-governmental agreement: Hollande

    Chandigarh: French President Francois Hollande, who arrived here this afternoon on a three-day visit to India, said further discussions were needed on a prior inter-governmental agreement for the Rafale jets deal.

  • Oscar boycott has already been effective: Daniel Radcliffe

    Los Angeles: “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe says the threat of boycotting Oscars is already changing Hollywood. “I suppose in a way it’s already been effective because there has been a reaction in terms of the Academy working on changing their policy,” the 26-year-old star said at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of his new indie drama “Swiss Army Man”.

  • Will be happy with 100 films before retiring: Tusshar Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actor Tusshar Kapoor, who features in sex comedies “Mastizaade” and “Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3”, says he will be happy if he’s able to do even 100 movies before he washes off his grease-paint.

  • Beijing to spend 16.5 billion yuan for cleaner air

    Beijing: Beijing will earmark 16.5 billion yuan ($2.57 billion) to improve air quality in 2016, sources with the Beijing environment authorities said on Sunday.

  • New needle-free method to deliver anaesthesia

    Washington: In some good news for people who fear painful injections given by the dentist, scientists have found a new method to deliver anaesthesia using a tiny electric current instead of a needle.

  • Next-Gen lithium batteries to store energy five times more

    New York: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a new prototype of a next generation lithium battery that may store five times the energy of today’s batteries. The new battery is powered by a surprising chemical reaction that may solve the new battery’s biggest drawback.

  • Man City coach Manuel Pellegrini feels Aguero is back to best

    London: Manchester City head coach Manuel Pellegrini believes Sergio Aguero is back to “100 percent” after the Argentina striker’s brace in the draw against West Ham United in an English Premier League (EPL) match.

  • Hyderabad varsity vice chancellor goes on leave

    Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad Vice Chancellor P. Appa Rao, who is in the eye of the storm over the suicide of a Dalit research scholar, has gone on leave.

  • High alert across Odisha ahead of Republic Day

    Bhubaneswar: A high alert has been sounded across Odisha ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, Director General of Police (DGP) K.B. Singh said on Sunday. Four-tier security arrangements have been put in place in the state capital for the celebrations, he added.