Free Press Journal
  • Don’t brand my son as ‘traitor’ because of my past: Umar Khalid’s father

    New Delhi: Umar Khalid’s father Syed Qasim Ilyas on Friday expressed disappointment over his son being branded as a ‘terrorist’ because of his past and said it was extremely unfortunate that he was being singled out from among the ten organisers of the event at the JNU because he is a Muslim.

  • ‘Taj Mahotsava for foreign tourists or a tamasha for the locals?’

    Agra: The Taj Mahotsava, an annual 10-day cultural extravaganza, ostensibly organised to attract foreign tourists, has been reduced to a local “mela-tamasha” (fun fair) and has in no way helped promote tourism in the city, industry stakeholders say.

  • Brendon McCullum

    Job comes first as McCullum prepares to bow out

    Christchurch: It was job first and retirement talk second for Brendon McCullum today on the eve of the final Test against Australia starting tomorrow, with his focus firmly on a series-saving win and not his international swansong.

  • Pakistan Cricket Board

    Pakistan keen to appoint Richards as mentor of cricket team

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is holding negotiations with legendary West Indian batsman Sir Vivian Richards to appoint him as mentor of the national team for the forthcoming Asia Cup and ICC World T20 in Bangladesh and India.

  • Robert Mugabe

    Zimbabwe police fire teargas to break up war veterans’ march

    Harare – Zimbabwean police today fired water cannon and teargas to disperse a group of war veterans planning to march over escalating feuding in the battle to succeed President Robert Mugabe, witnesses said.

  • Barack Obama

    Obama signs North Korea sanctions: White House

    Washington – US President Barack Obama has signed into law the legislation to impose more stringent sanctions on North Korea, the White House said Thursday.

  • North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un calls for more rocket launches

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says his reclusive nation plans more “satellite launches” — which the West sees as a cover for ballistic missile tests — calling space exploration a “strategic goal”, state media said today.

  • Gold

    Gold futures up by Rs 86 on firm global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices rose by Rs 86 to Rs 29,649 per 10 grams in futures trading today as speculators raised their bets amid a firming trend overseas.

  • Sharif, Modi likely to meet in Washington next month

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Washington next month on the sidelines of a nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama, a media report said on Friday.

  • Naseeruddin Shah’s upcoming Pak-film to mock media

    Karachi – Naseeruddin Shah has been one of those very few actors, who have consistently portrayed their shades of characters both in mainstream masala and parallel movies, depicting realism both nationally and internationally.

  • Goa govt orders scrapping of buses which are over 15 yrs

    Panaji: Goa government has issued directives that all buses, including those of state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL), which are more than 15 years old should be scrapped in a phased manner.

  • UN says conflict in Ukraine has affected 580,000 children

    United Nations: The conflict in Ukraine has “deeply affected” 580,000 children close to the front lines and in areas in the volatile east not under government control, the UN children’s agency has said.

  • World Bank

    World Bank pledges $150 mn for fight against Zika

    Mexico City: Thursday saw a new front opened in the battle against the Zika virus as the World Bank entered the fray, pledging $150 million for Latin America and the Caribbean to help fight the disease.

  • New Zealand offers to take Australia’s unwanted refugees

    Sydney: New Zealand’s prime minister said today his country was prepared to accept some asylum seekers Australia has sent to detention camps on impoverished Pacific island nations, though there appeared to be little chance Australia would take up the offer.

  • Sensex

    Sensex slumps 141 points on profit-booking

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex fell about 141 points in early trade today due to profit-booking by investors after recent gains amid weak cues from Asian markets.