Free Press Journal
  • Shane Watson

    Playing alongside Virat is a ‘huge buzz’ for me: Watson

    Bengaluru: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is looking forward to playing alongside Indian swashbuckler Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League and said he would be comfortable batting at any position for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

  • Aishwarya loves unconditionally: Abhishek Bachchan

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who will celebrate the ninth anniversary of his marriage to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, says the one thing he really loves about his wife is her “unconditional” love.

  • Pakistan quake toll rises to five

    Islamabad: A day after a 6.6 magnitude quake jolted Pakistan, the toll in the temblor has risen to five in the country. A quake that struck Pakistan, Afghanistan and India on Sunday left five people killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Radio Pakistan reported.

  • G7 backs intensified fight against IS in Iraq, Syria

    Hiroshima: Group of Seven foreign ministers today pledged support for the US-led coalition to “intensify and accelerate” its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. “Terrorism is an urgent global security threat that requires international collaboration and unified responses,” they said in a statement at the end of a two-day meeting in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

  • Oommen chandy

    ‘UDF has won first round of polls’: Chandy

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress in Kerala feels it has won the first round of the May 16 Assembly polls with CPI(M) being “forced” to accept its liquor policy as it fears a “backlash”.

  • Two Indian students stabbed to death in Ukraine

    New Delhi: Two Indian medical students were stabbed to death in Ukraine while a third was warded in a hospital, authorities here said on Monday. The attackers, Ukrainian nationals, have been apprehended. “Three Indian students in Uzhgorod Medical College in Ukraine were stabbed by three Ukrainian nationals at around 3 a.m. of Sunday,” external affirs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said.

  • Iran’s missile plan not negotiable, says Foreign Minister

    Tehran: Iranian Foreign Minister Moham­mad Javad Zarif has said that his country’s missile programme was not up for negotiation with the United States. “Defence capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran are not negotiable,” the Dawn quoted Moham­mad Javad Zarif as saying after a meeting with his Estonian counterpart Marina Kaljurand yesterday.

  • Taiwan protests to China after deportees taken to mainland

    Taipei: Taiwan has protested to China after eight Taiwanese cleared of charges by a Kenyan court were “illegally” flown to the mainland, officials said today. Kenyan authorities in November 2014 arrested 28 Taiwanese and 49 other ethnic Chinese on charges of illegally entering the African state and involvement in an telecoms scam, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

  • Check out goat’s caffeine fix at Starbucks 

    Melbourne: Seems this goat needed a caffeine fix when it wandered into a Starbucks in Northern California. Rohnert Park police Sgt. Rick Bates says dispatchers received several calls Sunday morning about a goat named Millie wandering around a strip mall on the city’s eastern edge, reports News.com.au.

  • Google Fiber to end free-internet service in Kansas City

    Kansas City: Google’s fiber service in the United States, providing free broadband internet and cable television after paying a one-time construction fee would soon be dropped in the Kansas City, its first market. In its place are two new plans are on the cards. Firstly, a faster option, Fiber 100, which would costs USD 50 per month with no construction fee or contract and a broader perspective to wire economically underserved neighbourhoods for

  • Devaswom Board says no ban on fireworks in temple festivals

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid growing clamour for ban on temple fireworks display in Kerala in wake of Kollam temple tragedy, the Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages about 1,255 temples in the state, today said it was not for a complete ban on such displays.

  • Kollam Fire Tragedy: Victims share videos

    A day after the massive explosion at Putttingal Devi temple, Kollam, where more than 109 people are reported dead. Victims who survived the tragedy have started sharing the shocking videos via social media.

  • Parkinson’s drugs ups risk of hypersexuality

    New York: Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson’s disease may increase the risk of impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, compulsive buying, hypersexuality and binge eating, a new study has found. These impulse control disorders (ICD) can have disastrous personal, professional and financial consequences if not recognised or treated, according to researchers from Loyola University Health System in the US.

  • ‘The Jungle Book’ collects Rs. 40.19 cr in Box-Office

    New Delhi: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ made a terrific business in the opening weekend, after its release on April 8, marking it to be the second highest Box-Office collection after Akshay kumar starrer ‘Airlift.’

  • Trump, Hillary Clinton lead big in New York: Polls

    Washington: US presidential candidate Donald Trump is leading his rivals for the Republican nomination by over 20 points in the upcoming primary contests of New York and Pennsylvania, latest polls have revealed. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton also leads her primary opponent, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, by double-digits in both states, according to the polls released on Sunday by Fox News.

  • Vote

    Doctors turn polling personnel to ensure leprosy patients vote

    Kolkata: Voters of a leprosy colony in Bankura district of West Bengal today exercised their franchise freely as a polling booth was marked exclusively for them inside a hospital where doctors turned into polling personnel.

  • prakash javdekar

    Maha Govt. providing all assistance in drought-hit regions: Javadekar

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Monday said what is being witnessed in Maharashtra in terms of drought is a natural calamity and added that the state government is providing all assistance to those in distress.

  • Report: immigrant students blocked from enrolling in school

    San Francisco: Immigrant children living in the US without legal status have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services they need, according to a report on school districts in four states by Georgetown University Law Center researchers. Such students have faced long enrollment delays and have been turned away from classrooms as the result of some districts’ arbitrary interpretations of residency rules and state laws, the researchers said.