Free Press Journal
  • Obama asks top military commanders to ensure defeat of ISIS

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has asked his top military commanders to ensure destruction of ISIS, saying it was his “top priority” at a time when the terror group continues to lose ground in the Middle East.

  • Wisconsin adds a bump to Trump, Clinton White House run

    New Delhi: The Wisconsin results appear to have thrown a spanner in the White House run of Republican Donald Trump, affecting the future count of votes required to win the party nomination. The billionaire businessman lost to close rival Texas Senator Ted Cruz by a wider than expected margin.

  • Syria rebel group downs warplane, captures pilot

    Aleppo (Syria): A Syrian rebel group allied with Al-Qaeda said it had downed a warplane over northern Syria today, with the pilot reportedly captured. In a statement on Twitter, Ahrar al-Sham, a hardline Islamist group that fights alongside Al-Qaeda’s local affiliate, said it “shot down a warplane (over the town of Al-Eis) that was conducting airstrikes”.

  • Global executions up by 50%; Pak among top 3 countries: Amnesty

    Islamabad/London: Worldwide executions marked a dramatic 54 per cent rise in 2015, with Pakistan figuring among the top three countries which together carried out 90 per cent of the capital punishment, a rights body said today. Most of the executions in 2015 took place in China, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the US – in that order, according to Amnesty International.

  • China successfully launches retrievable satellite

    Beijing: China today successfully launched a bullet-shaped retrievable scientific research satellite aimed at helping scientists to study micro-gravity and space life science. SJ-10 was put into orbit by Long March 2-D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwestern China’s Gobi desert.

  • US for a closer, stronger defense ties with India: Carter

    Washington: The US wants to develop a “closer and stronger” military ties with India, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said asserting that his proposed visit to the latter is expected to set “new milestone” in the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

  • Rishi Kapoor unhappy with Bihar liquor ban

    Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has strongly condemned the ban on liquor in Bihar by the Nitish Kumar government. He says now he might skip travelling to the state.

  • Delhi gets 20 new modern, user friendly public toilets

    New Delhi: The national capital on Wednesday got installed modern and user friendly public toilets made of high-end composite materials used in aircraft and high class rail coaches in 20 different locations, costing Rs.13 lakh each.

  • Imran Khan is being hunted

    When it comes to fashion and clothes no one knows them better than Imran Khan. He has always got style bang on without any help whatsoever.

  • ‘WICB most unprofessional Board, Cameron is immature: Bravo

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has launched a scathing attack on West Indies Cricket Board, calling it as the “most unprofessional” in the world and its president Dave Cameron an “immature and small-minded arrogant” person. Bravo, who has had several run-ins with the WICB in the past, made the comments following the West Indies triumph in the World T20 in India.

  • Pernia the fashion queen

    Though it is Sonam Kapoor who is the fashionista of Bollywood. It is Pernia Qureshi who initially helped her get the name and now with Pernia herself in the mart, looks like Kapoor is gonna get some competition at last. Seeing the way everyone reacted to Pernia at the Lakme fashion week, it is gonna be no false alarm we tell you.

  • Fragile truce largely holding in Karabakh after deadly clashes

    Matagis (Azerbaijan) : Azerbaijani and Armenian forces today said they were largely observing a truce that halted four days of clashes which claimed scores of lives in the worst outbreak of violence in decades over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region. “The ceasefire was largely observed overnight along the Karabakh frontline,” the Armenia-backed separatist defence ministry in Karabakh said in a statement.

  • Herald case: Swamy seeks dismissal of plea against trial court

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today asked Delhi High Court to dismiss the Congress leaders’ pleas seeking stay on the trial court’s decision summoning the 2010 -11 balance sheet of the Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case.

  • Guddi plans for Shraddha!

    She is a Kapoor alright but her mom’s maharashtrian genes are also extremely predominant in Shraddha. The girl is all set to start promotions for her film Baaghi with the super agile Tiger Shroff but before all of that starts she wants to spend some time at home especially during Padwa.

  • Saina, Sindhu enter second round; Prannoy, Srikanth out

    Shah Alam (Malaysia): Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu entered the women’s second round but it turned out to be a disappointing day for Indian men shuttlers as two of them made an early exit at the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier here today. After a semifinal finish at the India Open last week, Saina made a positive start to her campaign at the USD 550,000 event here as she notched up

  • Commercial cinema is making Apte tizzy!

    Reluctantly everyone seems to be standing up to applaud Radhika Apte. The maharashtrian girl from Pune has slowly started winning hearts across parallel and commercial cinema. She is certainly a lot in demand, given her calibre of acting, it is obvious that she is not interested in restricting herself to a certain genre of cinema and is looking forward to enjoying them all. However, ‘all’ should have some definition she believes .

  • China pledges support to Myanmar

    Naypyidaw: China has pledged its support for Myanmar’s new government and also touched on Beijing’s investment projects, including the suspended Myitsone dam. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Aung San Suu Kyi and held discussions of mutual interest in capital Nay Pyi Taw. “China will not interfere in internal affairs, but we strongly support the right choice of the Myanmar people,” said Wang in a joint news conference acknowledging the landslide election

  • Ranveer’s first remake?

    Though technically he has been a part of Romeo Juliet, but looks like soon Ranveer Singh will be a part of an out and out remake of a hindi commercial hit film, with none other than the commercial king Rohit Shetty heralding the whole project. If you don’t believe it, well read on…

  • Real Madrid’s honorary president says Ronaldo should not be sold

    Madrid: Real Madrid’s honourary president Paco Gento said on Wednesday that there is no way the football club should sell its Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, this summer. Ronaldo’s future with Los Blancos has been the subject of speculation in recent months, with potential offers from Paris Saint-Germain and his former club Manchester United who are said to be considering making a huge bid when the transfer window opens this summer, reports Efe.

  • Norms on pre-poll suvery can be made by the state alone: HC

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court today declined to entertain a plea seeking action against some TV channels for telecasting pre-poll surveys conducted allegedly on the basis of religion and community in the poll-bound state.