Free Press Journal
  • Air strikes hit MSF-backed hospital in Syria, 9 dead

    Beirut: Suspected Russian air strikes hit a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Syria today, killing nine people including a child, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said .”A building that housed a hospital supported by MSF was destroyed on Monday by aircraft, presumably Russian,” near Maaret al-Numan in the northern province of Idlib, said the British-based monitor.

  • Barcelona coach Enrique defends Messi, Suarez’s penalty

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has rejected suggestions that the team’s “Cruyff” penalty was intended to embarrass La Liga opponents Celta Vigo, claiming he had seen strikers Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi produce moments of magic in training. Messi passed up the chance to net his 300th La Liga goal and instead put a hat-trick on a plate for teammate Suarez with an outrageous penalty routine that evoked memories of Barcelona

  • Govt should not interfere much in universities: Tharoor

    Mumbai: Concerned over JNU row, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today said government should not interfere much in the functioning of universities and that such educational institutions should be treated as autonomous. “My personal view is that we shouldn’t have too much government interference in universities. Even as minister, I felt our education system is over-regulated and under-governed,” Tharoor told PTI on the sidelines of ‘Make in India Week’ here.

  • Too early to speak about title: Tottenham coach Pochettino

    Manchester: English football club Tottenham Hotspur’s head coach Mauricio Pochettino praised his side for their 2-1 win over Manchester City in the English Premier League but added that “it is too early to speak about the title”. Tottenham sealed the match on Sunday with Christian Eriksen’s 83rd minute winner which helped them remain second on the points table (51 pointa from 26 matches, two behind leaders Leicester). Third placed Arsenal also have

  • Kareena Kapoor

    I’m not dying to break any norm: Kareena Kapoor Khan

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is picking unusual films like “Ki and Ka”, and even working with younger actors like Arjun Kapoor. Breaking norms, is it? No, she says.

  • Wenger praises Arsenal’s mental desire against Leicester

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised the “mental desire” of his side who rallied back from being a goal down to snatch a late 2-1 triumph over English Premier League leaders Leicester City.
    With Sunday’s win, Arsenal (51 points from 26 matches) are now just two points adrift of Leicester and are third on the points table.

  • Turkey denies reports of troops entering Syria

    Ankara: Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz has denied Syria’s claim that about 100 Turkish troops had entered Syria, the media reported on Monday. “It is not true,” Yilmaz told lawmakers in Ankara during a parliamentary budget meeting on Sunday shortly after the Syrian government made the claim. The Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent a letter of protest to the UN Security Council over the alleged move, Xinhua reported.

  • Mayawati

    BJP branding JNU as anti-national to implement RSS agenda: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP President Mayawati today alleged the NDA government had branded JNU as “anti-national” to implement the “extreme and offensive agenda” of the RSS and termed as “political conspiracy” the arrest of JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges.

  • JNU campus row: Snippets of the last few days

    A lot is being said, done and written about Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), one of the most politically active campuses in India. From slapping of sedition charges against JNU (SU) student union leader to Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s allegation of Hafiz Saeed connection to the entire fiasco, here’s a look at everything that has happened so far:    

  • China exports, imports slump in January: Customs

    Beijing: Chinese trade slumped in January, authorities said today, as both exports and imports tumbled with feeble domestic and global demand dragging on the world’s second-largest economy.

  • CIL determining quantity for auction to non-regulated sectors

    New Delhi: State-owned CIL is in the process of identifying the coal quantity to be auctioned to non-regulated sectors even as its fuel supply pacts with some consumers in these industries, including steel and cement, lapse next month.

  • Maha: 22 passengers injured as bus driver suffers heart attack

    Mumbai: A driver of a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus today suffered heart attack while driving in Kolhapur district, following which the bus veered, causing injuries to 22 passengers, police said. “The incident occurred near Navli village in Panhala tehsil. The driver Baburao Sawant lost control of the vehicle after the heart attack and the bus collided against a tree. He was killed, while 22 passengers were injured,” police said.

  • We don’t need lessons in patriotism: Congress to BJP

    New Delhi: Responding to BJP president Amit Shah’s criticism of Rahul Gandhi over the Jawaharlal Nehru University row, the Congress on Monday said it does not need lessons in patriotism from those “who are inheritors of thought process of Nathu Ram Godse”.

  • China, South Korea to discuss Korean peninsula issue

    Beijing: Officials from China and South Korea on Tuesday will discuss the current situation on the Korean peninsula, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei on Monday. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui and South Korea’s First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam will co-chair the seventh high-level strategic dialogue scheduled on February 16 in Seoul, Xinhua quoted Hong as saying.

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex zooms 568 pts to jump most since Jan 2015

    Mumbai: After logging its worst weekly fall in over six years, the benchmark BSE Sensex today soared by 568 points to 23,554.12 — index’s biggest single-day gain in more than a year — as recently battered banking stocks perked up along with sharp recovery in Asian markets.

  • AP to receive Rs 8000 cr under NREGA in next fiscal: Minister

    Rajahmundry (AP)Andhra Pradesh finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu today said the state would receive Rs 8,000 crore from the Centre under NREGA in the upcoming financial year while an equal amount will be provided by the state government for rural development.

  • Iran offers visa on arrival to all except nine countries

    Tehran: Iran on Monday said it will issue visas for all foreign nationals upon their arrival at Iranian airports, except for those from Britain, the US and seven other countries. The move was aimed at promoting the tourism industry in the country, Xinhua news agency quoted foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari as saying.