Free Press Journal
  • Brazil unveils plan to tackle influx for Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil has unveiled “Operation Air”, a plan to attend to the nearly 1.5 million air passengers expected to arrive for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August. The plan, which covers 39 airports, led by Rio’s two airports and others within a 200-km radius of the Olympic Village, also extends to the Paralympic Games that will follow in September, reports Xinhua.

  • Lara Duttas look as a lawyer in Azhar

    Though we haven’t seen much of the former beauty queen Lara Dutta on screen of late, the actress will be playing a prominent role in the upcoming biopic Azhar. Earlier, we had reported that Lara will be seen as the lawyer fighting the case against cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin in the film.

  • Falkland part of ‘Argentinian waters’ says UN Commission

    London: Argentina’s government is celebrating the historic decision of the United Nations Commission to expand its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35 per cent to include the disputed Falkland islands and beyond. The UN Commission sided with Argentina on the limits of the continental shelf , ratifying the country’s 2009 report fixing the limit of its territory at 200 to 350 miles from its coast, reports Guardian.

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchans traditional avatar in red for Sarbjit

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set for the upcoming Omung Kumar directorial ‘Sarbjit’ in which she will play the role of Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur. From a quintessential Punjabi girl to an old woman, the film will see the actress sporting varied looks and here is yet another avatar Ash will be donning in the film.

  • Irani confers hony degree to Mary Kom

    Shillong: Union Minister Smriti Irani today conferred honorary degree to Olympian and five-time Boxing World Champion M C Mary Kom and first woman Chairperson of the Union Public Service Commission Rose Millian Bathew for their contributions in respective fields.

  • ‘Black Power’ wedding photo goes viral in New Zealand

    Wellington: A couple’s chance wedding photograph with members of New Zealand’s Black Power gang has gone viral on Facebook, the media reported on Tuesday. Formed in Wellington during the 1970s, Black Power is a prominent gang made up of Maori and Polynesian members, BBC reported.

  • No breakthrough for jewellers:strike enters day 28

    New Delhi: A large number of gold traders and jewellers continued their strike for the 28th day today in protest against the proposed one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery.

  • Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot’s son passes away

    Nagda (MP): Narendra Gehlot, the eldest son of Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot, passed away here today after suffering a massive heart attack.

  • Uruguay coach Tabarez lauds Suarez maturity

    Montevideo: Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has praised the maturity of Luis Suarez ahead of their World Cup football qualifier against Peru. Tabarez gave Suarez the captain’s armband for Uruguay’s Russia 2018 qualifier against Brazil on Friday and the FC Barcelona forward repaid his faith by scoring the equaliser in a 2-2 draw, reports Xinhua.

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    High Court asks Rawat to take floor test on March 31

    Dehradun (Uttarakhand): In a major relief for the Congress in the state, the Nainital High Court on Tuesday allowed a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly on March 31st and the nine suspended rebel MLAs have been allowed to take part.

  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef hit by ‘worst’ bleaching

    Canberra: Evidence that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its worst coral bleaching on record has renewed calls for the United Nations to list it as “in-danger”, media reported. Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Taskforce said 95 percent of reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea are now severely bleached, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

  • Fire fighters trying to bring fire at Deonar ground under control on Saturday.

    Woman affected by Deonar fire files online petition

    Mumbai: A resident affected by the fire incidents at the Deonar dumping ground here has started an online petition seeking the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court to uphold the rights of citizens to clean air.

  • Pak has made serious effort in Pathankot terror probe

    Kolkata: With Centre under attack over allowing a Pakistani probe team access to Pathankot air base, BJP chief Amit Shah today said Pakistan has for the first time made “serious efforts” towards investigating a terror case.

  • Nuclear Summit to deliberate on threat caused by N-terrorism: PM Modi

    New Delhi: Ahead of his departure to Belgium, USA and Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Nuclear Summit in Washington D.C. will strongly deliberate on the crucial issue of threat to nuclear security caused by nuclear terrorism.

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    BJP will not ally with Left or Mamata: Amit Shah

    Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that they will neither forge an alliance with the Leftists nor with Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress at any cost while putting all speculations to rest on coalition between the BJP and the ruling party in West Bengal.

  • Major fire in Guwahati, 200 slums gutted

    Guwahati (Assam): More than 200 slums were gutted after a cylinder blast took place in Guwahati on Tuesday.

  • Pak JIT visit: Didn’t ask for Congress’ suggestion, says Naqvi

    New Delhi: In response to the Congress Party criticizing the BJP-led NDA Government’s move to permit a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan to visit the Pathankot Air Force Base, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that they had not asked for any suggestion from the grand old party regarding the visit.