Free Press Journal
  • Patidar Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel leaves to appear before Gujarat High Court in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

    Mobile phone found outside Hardik Patel’s barrack in prison

    Surat: Two mobile phones, as many chargers and a phone battery were recovered from outside a barrack in Lajpore Central Jail here where Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel is lodged. One handset was found outside the barrack where Hardik is lodged alone putting him under the scanner.

  • Hope Ajay Devgn likes my role in ‘Great Grand Masti’: Urvashi

    Mumbai: Actress Urvashi Rautela, who will be seen in the adult comedy “Great Grand Masti”, is hoping that actor Ajay Devgn, who starred in the first film of the “Masti” franchise, likes her character in the film.

  • Decision to seize Turkish newspaper ‘troubling’: US

    Ankara: The US has described Turkey’s decision to seize control of the country’s largest newspaper as “troubling”. “We see this as the latest in a series of troubling judicial and law enforcement actions taken by Turkey targeting media outlets and others critical of it,” the website of Zaman newspaper cited US State Department spokesman John Kirby as saying on Friday.

  • Abdul Karim Tunda

    Infiltration bid: Court discharges Tunda, 3 others

    New Delhi: Suspected LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda and three others, who were accused of helping Pakistani and Bangladeshi terrorists sneak into India in 1997 to carry out terror strikes, were today discharged in the case by a Delhi court which cited lack of evidence.

  • I-League: EB look to return to winning ways against DSK 

    Pune: After losing to Salgaocar FC in their last encounter, East Bengal will look to get back to winning ways when they take on top division newcomers DSK Shivajians in an I-League contest here on Sunday. The visitors are third on the leaderboard with 17 points from nine matches while DSK are at the bottom with just six points in their bag.
    In their last outing, East Bengal were stunned 1-3 by Salgaocar

  • After Mehbooba’s hints, BJP pushes for early govt formation

    Jammu: After PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti dropped hints of going ahead with it, BJP today pushed for early formation of the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, saying people were desiring it. “I think that the J&K government should be formed without wasting time”, BJP leader Nirmal Singh told reporters here.

  • Hostile young adults may show memory problems in later life

    Washington: Young adults who have hostile attitudes or do not cope well with stress may be at increased risk of experiencing memory and thinking problems decades later, a new study has found. For the study, 3,126 people were asked questions that measured their personalities and attitudes, ability to cope with stress, and memory and thinking abilities at the start of the study when they were an average age of 25.

  • Constitutional amendments fulfil 99 pc Madhesi demands

    Kathmandu: Recent amendments to Nepal’s new constitution fulfil 99 per cent demands of the agitating Madhesi parties and would bring peace and stability in the country, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Bhagat Singh Koshiyari said today. “India wants to see that peace and political stability is maintained in Nepal and the country moves forward on the path of economic prosperity,” Koshiyari said, who is visiting Kathmandu to attend the 13th general convention of the Nepali Congress from Thursday

  • Zika virus may infect, kill human brain stem cells

    New York: A Zika virus-laden mosquito bite may infect and kill a type of brain cell, vital for the development of the brain, says a new study conducted in lab grown human cells. The infected stem cells then become the havens for the viral reproduction and thus result in complete cell death and or disruption of the cell growth, the study said.

  • BJP dismisses Rahul’s charge of ‘personal attacks’

    New Delhi: BJP today scoffed at criticism that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made personal remarks against Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha, saying he only asked the Congress leader to let his reasoning and wisdom prevail as running the country was everyone’s responsibility.

  • No Neymar as Barcelona travel to Eibar

    Barcelona: Catalan football giants Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique will make at least one change as his side looks to maintain its record unbeaten run of games away against Eibar in La Liga on Sunday afternoon. Barcelona visit the tiny Ipurua Stadium, which has a capacity of just over 5,000 without Brazilian striker Neymar, who is suspended after completing a cycle of bookings during Barcelona’s 5-1 win away over Rayo Vallecano on

  • Turkey police raid press office in Istanbul

    Ankara: Turkish police have raided the offices of Zaman, the country’s biggest newspaper, hours after a court ruling placed it under state control. Police entered the building in Istanbul late on Friday, firing tear gas at protestors who had gathered outside, BBC reported. Zaman is closely linked to the Hizmet movement of influential US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey said Hizmet is a “terrorist” group aiming to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

  • Final should be treated as just another game: Shastri

    Mirpur: The excitement of being in the Asia Cup final might be palpable in the Bangladesh camp but for India, tomorrow’s summit clash would be just another game in the tournament, says Team Director Ravi Shastri. “They (Indian players) are experienced players and they should treat this as another gamer. Our approach to every team and every game has been the same,” Shastri said during the shortest press conference conducted by the Indian team on this tour that lasted less

  • Don’t misuse freedom of speech: Adityanath to Kanhaiya

    Balrampur: Condemning the February 9 event that took place in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Yogi Adityanath on Saturday advised the JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar to refrain from using the freedom of speech and expression to hail terrorists like Afzal Guru, who attacked the Parliament in 2001.

  • Himalayan lakes kept NASA astronaut ‘sane’ in zero gravity

    New York: The rainbow hues of lakes that dot the Himalayas helped NASA astronaut Scott Kelly keep his wits during his 340-day mission aboard the International Space Station which aimed at studying the effects of weightlessness in humans, the media reported. “The earth is a beautiful planet,” Kelly said during a press conference on Friday in Houston, as he described the striking colours of the waters around the Bahamas and the beautiful

  • Either Centre or TN govt should release Rajiv convicts:Karuna

    Chennai: Reiterating his demand for the release of seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, DMK President M Karunanidhi today said either the Centre or the ruling AIADMK government should issue orders in this regard.

  • Bangladesh fans clash with police over tickets for Asia Cup final

    Dhaka: A clash erupted between desperate ticket seekers in Bangladesh and police due to shortage of tickets for Sunday’s Asia Cup final against India in Mirpur.  According to the Daily Star, the agitated protestors vandalised several vehicles and hurled brickbats at the law enforcers, which triggered a clash that left several people injured.

  • Pope Francis

    Pope shocked by ‘diabolical’ attack on Yemen care home

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has slammed as “diabolical” an attack on an elderly care home in Yemen which killed at least 16 people, including four nuns, the Vatican said today. “His Holiness Pope Francis was shocked and profoundly saddened to learn of the killing of four Missionaries of Charity and 12 others at a home for the elderly in Aden,” the Vatican’s Secretary of State Pietro Parolin said.