Free Press Journal
  • Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem at I-Day

    Colombo: Lifting an unofficial ban, Sri Lanka’s national anthem was today sung in Tamil at a ceremony here to mark the country’s Independence Day, in an effort to achieve reconciliation with the ethnic minority co munity. School children rendered the Sinhala and Tamil versions of the national anthem at a colourful celebration at the Galle Face Green park to mark the 68th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence from Britain

  • John F Campbell

    General says troop cuts would leave too few to train Afghans

    Washington: The senior US commander in Afghanistan says if the American troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, there will be too few left to train the still-fledgling Afghan security forces. Army General John F Campbell’s assessment underscores the risks of Obama’s longstanding goal of ending the war before he leaves office in January 2017.

  • sikh protests

    Canada’s Sikh Defence Minister heckled with ‘racist’ remarks

    Toronto: Canada’s first Sikh Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has been heckled in Parliament with a opposition member shouting that MPs needed an “English-to- English” translation as he spoke, an act dubbed as “racist”. Veteran Conservative MP Jason Kenney sparked a controversy in the question period in Parliament with the heckle directed at Sajjan while the minister was responding about the military mission against the Islamic State.

  • Saeed warns India of terror attacks

    Islamabad: In another round of provocative remarks, JuD chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has warned India of more terror attacks. “You have only seen one attack on Pathankot. Matters could easily escalate,” he said addressing a rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

  • Sebi orders impounding Rs 5-cr unlawful gains from 8 entities

    New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi has ordered impounding of unlawful gains worth over Rs 5 crore from eight entities after finding them guilty of indulging in synchronised trading in the shares of Polar Pharma India. The eight entities include DPK Stock & Securities, Shivam Investments, Caps Finstock Services, Peeyush Agarwal, AJC Securities & Fin, Supreme Lease Finvest, Shailja Investments and Kanhai Commodity Intermediaries.

  • Nissan_X-trail_hybrid

    Nissan to launch GT-R, X-Trail Hybrid in India

    Greater Noida: Nissan will bring the iconic GT-R sports car and the new X-Trail Hybrid crossover to India in 2016, the Japanese automobile manufacturer announced at the Auto Expo here.

  • Nursery admissions: HC stays govt decision to scrap mgmt quota

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today stayed AAP government’s order scrapping management quota in nursery admissions in private unaided schools, saying the decision was taken without the authority of law. It also stayed the Delhi government’s January 6 order with regard to 11 other admission criteria, including issues like proven track record of parents during admission of their children, music and sports, that were also scrapped.

  • Jayant Sinha

    EPFO equity investment offers better hedging in long-run: Sinha

    New Delhi – Favouring increase in EPFO investment in the equity market to 15 per cent, Union Minister Jayant Sinha today said the benefit of average costing must be available to the people saving for their retirement.

  • Tanzanian student was not stripped, claims K’taka Police

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) Om Prakash, who met the Tanzanian student as part of the investigation process on Thursday, said that the victim was not stripped and paraded.

  • Open up to ‘Web Series’ in India

    With the emergence of digitalization, our source of media have also eloped and updated with time. The internet has claimed its position worldwide and hence to fulfil your thirst of entertainment, this global platform has given its space to web series. With young creative minds behind the making of these shows, they have laid focus on original content and relatable issues. We take a look at the ones that grabbed the audience.

  • John Abraham

    Will go broke, but won’t produce adult comedy: John Abraham

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham, who is known for producing content-driven films, says he would go broke but will not produce an adult comedy through his production house, John Abraham Entertainment.

  • Mallika Sherawat’s ‘Dil Kya Kare’ gets 1,500K views

    New Delhi: Dasu’s brand new single ‘Dil Kya Kare (Did I Love You?)’ with Rishi Rich that stars Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat has hit a sweet spot with music lovers instantly after its release.

  • ravi shastri

    Virat Kohli reminds me of Vivian Richards: Ravi Shastri

    New Delhi: In awe of Virat Kohli’s meteoric rise, Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri today said the swashbuckling batsman seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Viv Richards and “wields his willow like a fencer does to his sword.” “Some of his (Kohli) batting reminded me of Viv — like the way the great man dominated all formats of the game he played. He is an in your face kind of batsman,”

  • abdevilliers

    De Villiers defends Proteas bowlers post opening ODI loss

    Johannesburg: South African skipper AB de Villiers has backed his side’s bowlers, describing their efforts as `decent`, following their 39-run loss by Duckworth and Lewis (D/L) method to England in the opening ODI at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

  • Moody

    Airtel, Axiata subsidiaries merger credit positive: Moody’s

    New Delhi: The merger of subsidiaries of Bharti Airtel and Axiata Group in Bangladesh is credit positive for both the companies, Moody’s Investors Service said today. On January 28, Bharti Airtel Limited (Baa3 stable) and Malaysia-based Axiata Group Berhad (Baa2 stable) announced that they had agreed to merge their telecom subsidiaries in Bangladesh.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Punjab not ‘disturbed area’, Rijiju told

    New Delhi: The Akali Dal-run Punjab government as well as the main opposition Congress have angrily reacted to Union Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju’s statement on Sunday that the “disturbed area” status of Punjab cannot be revoked because of the threats posed by the external forces.