Free Press Journal
  • IPL 2016: Delhi bowlers restrict Sunrisers to 146/8

    Hyderabad: Delhi Daredevils produced a superb bowling effort to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to a modest 146 for eight in an Indian Premier League match, here today.

  • Global child sex tourism rising, thwarting efforts to fight it

    Bangkok: The sexual abuse of children by tourists and travellers is a growing scourge around the globe that has largely managed to outwit attempts to curb it in the last two decades, a major study warned today.

  • UK announces major overhaul of BBC

    London: Britain announced a major overhaul of public service broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) amid fears that the government was threatening the independence of the 94-year-old institution.

  • Tanden leads Clinton campaign in slamming Trump’s policies

    Washington: Indian American Neera Tanden on Wednesday led the Hillary Clinton campaign in slamming the economic policies of Donald Trump, Republican presidential presumptive nominee, and alleging that this poses threat to the economic future of women and families.

  • ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ wins Hero award in UK

    London: who was crowned as the World’s Ugliest Dog in 2012, has won the Hero award here for serving as a therapy dog and helping adults and children with disabilities.

  • Pak journalist gunned down for supporting love marriage

    Islamabad: A Pakistani journalist has been brutally shot dead by the relatives of a woman for supporting her in marrying a man of her choice without the family’s permission in Punjab province, sparking massive protests.

  • Rajapaksa’s brother arrested in Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Sri Lankan police today arrested former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s younger brother Basil in connection with an alleged land transaction involving money laundering, police said.

  • Islamic State launches mobile app for children

    Washington: ISIS has reportedly launched its first mobile app for children to teach them the Arabic alphabet and the vocabulary taught by it includes jihadist themes along with words like ‘tank’, ‘gun’ and ‘rocket’.

  • Major IS attack on Mosul repelled, 63 militants killed

    Baghdad: A day after the Islamic State killed at least 93 people in four separate suicide bombings in Iraq, the security forces repelled a major attack near Mosul on Thursday, leaving over 60 IS militants dead, an official said.

  • Pak, B’desh summon each other’s envoys over Nizami’s execution

    Islamabad/Dhaka: In a tit-for-tat, Pakistan and Bangladesh both summoned each other’s envoys today, as the row over execution of Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for 1971 war crimes escalated. “A strong protest was lodged at the unfortunate hanging of Mr Motiur Rahman Nizami on the alleged crimes committed before December 1971 through a flawed judicial process,” Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement.

  • SC notice on PIL seeking two-fold increase in judges

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking a twofold increase in the strength of judges at all levels of judiciary from trial courts to the apex court for securing fundamental right of fair trial and speedy justice.

  • Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries

    Washington: Abortion rates have declined to a historic low over the last 25 years in developed countries but in poorer nations rates have remained unchanged, a new study has found, highlighting the urgent need for better access to modern contraception in these regions.

  • Brazil’s Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial

    Brasilia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended today to face impeachment, ceding power to her vice-president-turned-enemy Michel Temer in a political earthquake ending 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America’s biggest nation.

  • WR-CR services disrupted after signal failure at CST and Goregaon

    Mumbaikars again stuck in between their way to home in the evening wee hours where you could hardly find a passenger resting in place. Passengers from both Central line and Western are affected due to the signal failure.

  • Raveena Tandon wraps up ‘Maatr – The Mother’

    Gurgaon: Actress Raveena Tandon, who will next be seen essaying the role of a mother in the upcoming film “Maatr – The Mother”, on Thursday wrapped up the shooting of the film here.

  • Bank Strike

    Bank employees union calls for nationwide strike on Aug 29

    Vadodara: An umbrella body of bank unions has called for a nationwide strike on August 29 to protest against the government’s banking reforms. The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), representing nine unions who count 10 lakh bank officers and employees as members, will go on strike on August 29, All India Bank Employees Association General Secretary C H Venkatchalam said in a statement issued here.

  • Food Inflation

    Retail inflation jumps to 5.39% in Apr on high food prices

    New Delhi: Retail inflation soared to 5.39 per cent in April on higher food prices, reversing a downward trend seen in recent months. The annual rate of price rise, based on consumer price index, in the previous month stood at 4.83 per cent, the lowest in six months. In April 2015, the rate of price rise was at 4.87 per cent.