Free Press Journal
  • Leonardo DiCaprio meets Pope Francis

    Vatican City : Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio had a meeting with Pope Francis here to discuss their mutual concern — environment and climate change. Pope Francis received “The Wolf of Wall Street” star on Thursday morning for his commitment to defending the environment. As usual at this type of private event, the Vatican only announced the meeting, but did not report on its contents, reports Efe.

  • No sign yet of Zika virus in Cambodia

    Phnom Penh: Cambodia has been monitoring the situation for Zika virus very closely, though the country has not seen any case of the virus so far, the health ministry said on Friday. At present, there is no case of Zika virus in Cambodia, and the ministry is watching the situation very closely, Xinhua cited the statement as saying, adding that the risk of the virus coming into Cambodia remained low.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi urges stakeholders in Myanmar to cooperate

    Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar): Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel peace laureate and chairperson of Myanmar’s election-winning opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), on Friday called on all stakeholders in Myanmar to cooperate in the interest of the nation.

  • Two Egyptian policemen killed in Sinai explosion

    Cairo: At least two Egyptian police officers were killed and five security men injured in a bomb blast in the restive Sinai peninsula on Friday, an official security source said.The police official’s vehicle exploded when it passed through explosive devices near a school complex in North Sinai provincial capital of Arish, Xinhua quoted a source as saying.

  • Mumbai International Film Fest begins

    The toddler son of a European filmmaker weaves his way through the long serpentine queue of wannabe filmmakers at the Films Division where the 14th edition of Mumbai International Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF) 6 is underway after last night’s inaugural by Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Ravindra Natya Mandir, which is one of five venues.  They

  • ONGC terror plot case: 2 awarded varying jail terms

    Mumbai: Two men were today awarded varying jail terms by a sessions court for hatching a conspiracy to launch terror strikes at the ONGC headquarters and other public places here in 2010.

  • Jet Airways

    Now, lock fares in advance of actual purchase: Jet Airways

    Mumbai: To provide greater flexibility in booking an air ticket, private carrier Jet Airways today said it would now allow its customers to retain a “selected” fare for a limited period before confirming the purchase at a later date.

  • U-19 World Cup: England beat Windies to step closer to Q-finals

    Chittagong: England defeated a fighting West Indies by 61 runs in a Group C match to edge closer to a quarter-final berth at the U-19 World Cup here on Friday. England’s second successive win in Group C — they beat Fiji on Wednesday — was built around an impressive 282/7 from 50 overs after they elected to bat first. There were two half-centuries from Dan Lawrence (55) and Callum Taylor (59), and useful

  • Mumbai Metro fare hike deferred till Feb 11

    Mumbai: The proposed hike in Mumbai Metro Rail fares would not be implemented till February 11 as the Bombay High Court today adjourned the hearing till then to enable the parties seek clarification from the Supreme Court. Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) had earlier challenged the proposed metro hike in the high court.

  • Gender bias: Trimbakeshwar temple in spotlight

    Nashik: Amid campaigns against ban on women from entering the ‘chauthara’ of Shani Shingnapur shrine and certain restrictions for them at Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai, famous Trimbakeshwar temple in Maharashtra has also come into spotlight for bar on female devotees offering prayers in the inner sanctum.

  • Namibia bag first win at U-19 cricket World Cup

    Chittagong (Bangladesh): Namibia recorded their first win at the Under-19 cricket World Cup when they beat Scotland by nine wickets here on Friday. Namibia bowled Scotland out for 159 runs in 36.3 overs. Then their top-order batsmen completed the chase in 26 overs with nine wickets in hand, reports Xinhua.

  • Telcom Secretary Rakesh Garg shunted out to Minority Affairs

    New Delhi: Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg was today shunted out to Minority Affairs Ministry as part of a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle, ten months ahead of his retirement. J S Deepak has been appointed as the new Secretary, Department of Telecommunications. Deepak, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present Secretary, Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

  • Suicide

    Man awaiting CA exam result hangs self

    Gurgaon: A 20-year-old youth, who anticipated a poor result in his Chartered Accountant (CA) examination, committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling at his home, police said here on Friday.

  • India beat Australia in second T20I to seal series

    Melbourne: India dominated with both bat and ball to beat Australia by 27 runs in the second Twenty20 International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here on Friday.
    India rode on half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to post 184/3 in their 20 overs. In reply, the Australians could only manage 157/8 despite being given a superb start by Aaron Finch. The Indians have thus clinched the three-match series with an unassailable 2-0

  • I will love to work with Guardiola, says Neymar

    Barcelona : Barcelona forward Neymar on Friday said he admires the Catalan football club’s former coach Pep Guardiola and that he would love to play under him some day. Neymar never had a chance to play under Guardiola at Barcelona as he arrived from Santos in 2013, a year after the Spaniard left the Catalan heavyweights. In 2013, Guardiola joined German giants Bayern Munich.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Digvijay disagrees with Prez on temple opening site issue

    Hyderabad: The decision to open the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya was not made by late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi but based on a Court order, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here today, disagreeing with President Pranab Mukherjee’s “error of judgement” statement in his memoir.

  • Rohit, Virat take India to record 184/3 vs Australia

    Melbourne: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli smashed their way to a half-century each as India posted a record 184 for three against Australia in the second 20 International, here today. The two in-form batsmen continued with their blazing form as Rohit struck a fluent 60 off 47 balls while Kohli hit a scintillating 59 not out off only 33 balls. The total is highest by any team at the MCG in Twenty20 Internationals.

  • ICC to give protective helmets to umpires at World T20

    Melbourne : Concerned about the safety of its on-field officials, the ICC will provide specially-designed helmets to umpires in the upcoming World Twenty20 Championship in India to ensure they are protected from wayward hits. The move comes after two umpires were hospitalised in the last two months after being struck on the field.