Free Press Journal
  • No Islamist jihadist groups traced in Lanka:ICES

    Colombo: A study conducted by the Colombo-based International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) has found there are no Islamist jihadist groups in Sri Lanka. The ICES, a leading research center in the country, has commissioned the study after accusations were made, both from within and outside the Muslim community, that in recent years a ‘jihadist’ movement was in the making in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka, reports Lanka Page.

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    Headley videographed Indian army headquarter in 2009

    Mumbai: Pakistani-American terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Saturday said he recced the Indian Army Headquarter in New Delhi in March 2009 after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

  • Vijender invites Tendulkar for WBO Asia title fight

    New Delhi: Star boxer Vijender Singh today invited Sachin Tendulkar for his WBO Asia title fight here and briefed the cricket legend about the structure and future of professional boxing. Vijender, who has won all his four fights since turning pro last year, is on a short 10-day Holi break in India before his next bout on April 30 in London.

  • Class X student raped by five youths in UP

    Kanpur: A class X student was allegedly raped by five youths from her locality in Kakadev area here, police said today. The girl, aged about 16 years, last night went out of her house for some work when she was dragged by his neighbour Golu and four others into his house where they raped her after making her consume cold drink laced with some sedative, a police spokesperson said.

  • US victim of Brussels bombing ‘lucky’ to be alive

    Washington: A young American missionary who survived the blasts in Brussels with serious injuries says he’s lucky to be alive after previous brushes with fate at the Boston Marathon bombings and the France terror attacks. Mason Wells, a Mormon missionary from Utah, was standing in line at a Delta check-in counter when the first explosion went off just feet (meters) away, he told CNN on Friday.

  • Keralite nurse, toddler killed in rocket attack in Libya

    New Delhi/Kochi: A nurse from Kerala and her one-and-half-year-old son have been killed in a rocket attack in violence-hit Zawiya city of Libya. Sunu Sathyan and her son Pranav were killed in the rocket attack on their apartment block yesterday at around 4 PM in Zawiya city, 45 km from Libyan capital Tripoli, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

  • Pipe Organs: The Bellows Blow On….

    Pipe organs are musical treasures. To keep such instruments up and running calls for costly restoration and maintainance. Three of the five pipe organs in Mumbai city are still surviving, writes Nerita D’Cruz.

    For almost a century, the Cathedral of the Holy Name, located at Colaba Mumbai, has been preserving its prized possesion; an ancient pipe organ. The instrument has a beautiful facade with large silver coloured pipes and a wooden body

  • Taskin suspension sheer injustice: BCB chief

    Kolkata: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan has slammed the ICC over the suspension of fast bowler Taskin Ahmed, saying it is “sheer injustice” to ban a key player in the middle of an important tournament like World Twenty20. “I think the ICC should rethink its decision against Taskin. This is sheer injustice. If there is any setback in Bangladesh cricket, this is it. Bangladesh cricket has been finished,” Nazmul told Bangladesh reporters.

  • BJYM leader accused of molestation,refutes charges,quits post

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s (BJYM) Mumbai unit president, Ganesh Pandey has resigned from the post after a woman member accused him of molestation, a charge refuted by him. The woman, a member of BJP’s youth wing here, complained to the party’s city unit chief Ashish Shelar that Pandey had allegedly molested her by asking her obscene questions and passing lewd remarks.

  • Boy suffers wounds in mobile phone battery explosion dies

    Sehore (MP): A 10-year-old boy was today killed after he sustained severe burn injuries when his mobile phone’s battery exploded at a village here. Uvesh, son of Fateh, died as he received serious burn injuries on his chest when his mobile handset’s battery with which he was playing exploded at Badkola village, Siddiqueganj police station Inspector Rakesh Sharma said.

  • Indian women in do-or-die situation against West Indies

    Mohali: India find themselves in a do-or-die situation as they take on formidable est Indies in a group match of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 at the IS Bindra stadium here tomorrow. Both India and West Indies come into this match after having tasted defeats at the hands of England at Dharamsala. Among the two teams, worries would be more on Indian women’s plate as their batters let them down in their previous game, while West Indies lost narrowly.

  • India to have 100 percent electric vehicles by 2030 Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi: Will vehicles no longer need petroleum products to run? The government plans to make India a nation with 100 percent electric vehicles and is already considering making electric cars available for zero down payment.

  • No sign of end to jewellers strike shops remain shut

    New Delhi: Gold and jewellery establishments in many parts of the country remained closed for the 25th day today as traders protest against the budgetary proposal to impose 1 per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery, even as the government set up a panel to look into their demand.

  • Nepal’s former living goddess looks forward to lead a normal life

    Bhaktapur (Nepal): Bidding farewell to the life of a living goddess, Kumari of Bhaktapur, Junisha Shakya, looks forward to leading a normal life and devoting more time to her studies and school activities. Shakya, who turns 10 in two weeks, was relieved of her duty after her Bel Bibaha, a Newari tradition where a young girl is married to bel (wood apple) which represents god Vishnu, on Friday.

  • ‘Happy Ending’ not the end of my career: Ileana D’Cruz

    Mumbai: Actress Ileana D’Cruz, who was last seen in the Saif Ali Khan starrer “Happy Ending”, says her career isn’t over yet, as she is “coming back” with her next film “Rustom”, which stars Akshay Kumar.

  • Last two games humbling experience, says Kohli

    Mohali: India’s batting star Virat Kohli today said it was difficult to be consistent in the shortest format and the two tight wins against Pakistan and Bangladesh were humbling experience for the team, which began its World T20 campaign as the overwhelming title favourites. “It was very good to get that win (over Bangladesh). It
    is very difficult to be consistent in this formant and you need to come to terms with that. Sometimes you need character to get you

  • Govt’s big push to create entrepreneurs from SC/ST, women: FM

    New Delhi: Asking party workers to reach out to SCs, STs and women, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said government will soon launch ‘Stand Up India’ scheme to provide loans of up to Rs one crore to help members of these communities become big entrepreneurs. “In the next few days under Stand Up India scheme, every bank branch will provide loans of up to Rs one crore to one SC/ST and one woman,

  • Post-quake, cracks and holes develop in Mt Everest

    Kathmandu: The world tallest mountain, Everest, has developed several cracks and holes due to the devastating April 25, 2015 earthquake, ‘ice-fall’ doctors who are installing ropes and aluminum ladders from base camp to top of the mountain have said. These ice-fall doctors prepare the route from the base camp to the summit, paving the way for climbers to ascend the peak.

  • India as a democracy better placed than EU: Arvind Panagariya

    New Delhi: Comparing diversity issues in India and the European Union, Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya today said the world’s largest democracy is better placed as a cohesive unit than EU and is bound to see high growth rates in the coming decades.