Free Press Journal
  • Gambhir hits third fifty as KKR post 174/5 against MI

    Mumbai: Captain Gautam Gambhir rode on an early luck to struck his third half century in six innings and help Kolkata Knight Riders amass 174 for five wickets against defending champions Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League match, here today.

  • Syria ceasefire should be ‘revitalised’ before peace talks resume: UN envoy

    Geneva: The UN’s Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura today said that he planned to hold another round of peace talks next month but called for a ceasefire to be “revitalised” before setting a date. He made the comments after briefing the United Nations Security Council on progress at the talks, which he said had made gains despite escalating violence on the ground that continued to threaten a fragile truce.

  • British-Kashmiri among 12 London mayor candidates

    London: A British-Kashmiri musician, promising to reduce air pollution and provide free education to Londoners, will be contesting the London mayoral elections to be held on May 5.

  • Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria’s Aleppo city

    Beirut: A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said today. The contested city is now one of the main battlegrounds of Syria’s devastating civil war, with a cease-fire that has collapsed and peace talks in Geneva stalled.

  • First rocket launch from Russia’s Vostochny after delay

    Vostochny: Russia’s new Vostochny cosmodrome hosted its first rocket launch today, the Roscosmos space agency said, after a last-minute delay a day earlier led to President Vladimir Putin criticising the programme’s officials.

  • Top IS operative killed in Lebanon

    Beirut: A top Islamic State (IS) operative was killed in a military raid in a town bordering Syria, authorities said on Thursday.

  • Australia talks tough on asylum-seekers

    Sydney: Australia cannot be “misty-eyed” about boatpeople, the country’s prime minister said today, the day after his immigration policy was thrown into disarray when Papua New Guinea ordered an offshore processing camp to close.

  • Japan wants foreign tourists to avoid ‘public flatulence’

    Tokyo: A Japanese tourism board has called on foreign tourists to refrain from public “belching or flatulence” in an etiquette guide which was hastily rewritten, reportedly after complaints from a Chinese resident.

  • Italy to start fingerprinting migrants at sea

    Rome: Italy is to introduce the fingerprinting of migrants crossing the Mediterranean as soon as they are picked up by rescue boats, officials say.

  • Xi reasserts China’s sovereignty over SCS

    Beijing: President Xi Jinping today said China will “firmly safeguard” its sovereignty in the South China Sea, but at the same time the country is willing to peacefully resolve the maritime disputes with several of neighbours through direct talks.

  • Mumbai Indians win toss, opt to bowl

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field against Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL T20 cricket match, here today.

  • Actors you may not know who are also trained dancers

    On the occasion of International Dance Day; 29th April, let’s take a look at some professional dancers who have established themselves on screen as commendable actors. The Hindi film industry is world renowned for its songs and dance numbers, however there are a few actors who are known more for their acting caliber and haven’t so far found an opportunity to display their dancing talent. Here’s a list of actors who are

  • Trupti takes her campaign to Haji Ali dargah

    Mumbai: After her successful campaigns to break bar on entry of women in some Hindu temples, Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai today took her movement for gender equality to the famous Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai but stopped short of going into the shrine, avoiding a showdown with the protesters who had gathered to block her.

  • Liverpool defender Sakho suspended for 30 days for doping

    Liverpool: Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho was on Thursday provisionally suspended for 30 days by European football’s governing body (UEFA) after it opened disciplinary proceedings against him following a failed drugs test.

  • Amitabh and Vidya Balan’s first look from TE3N

    A typical Sujoy Ghosh film, TE3N surely looks great from its first look. Known to deliver a successful woman centric thriller like KAHAANI, Sujoy excels in portraying the realities of life. And from the first look of his upcoming film TE3N, Sujoy seems to be playing the right cards yet again.

  • DDCA should allow corporate membership: Official

    New Delhi: Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) vice president C.K. Khanna has proposed it offers membership to corporate houses to improve its financial position and offer more opportunities to budding players.