Free Press Journal
  • Obama lifts arms ban in 1st visit to Vietnam

    Hanoi: US President Barack Obama today lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.

  • 18 girls dead in Thai school dormitory fire

    Bangkok: At least 18 minor girls were killed and several others injured when a devastating fire swept through the dormitory of a private school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, police said today.

  • Bombs kill more than 120 in Syria regime bastions

    Beirut: More than 120 people were killed today in two Syrian regime bastions in a spate of bombings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Seventy-three people were killed in the city of Jableh and another 48 died in Tartus further south, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

  • 12-yr-old Indian-American genius eyes to become doctor at 18

    Los Angeles: A 12-year-old Indian-American boy, who was congratulated by President Barack Obama after he became the youngest ever to graduate from a US collage, is eyeing to become a doctor by the time he turns 18 as he has been accepted to two prestigious university campuses.

  • NSG membership: China rebuts India’s stand on France

    Beijing: China today rebutted India’s assertion that France was included in the Nuclear Suppliers Group without signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty, saying France was a founder member of the elite group and so the issue of accepting its membership does not arise.

  • Pope and top imam embrace in historic meeting at Vatican

    Vatican City: Pope Francis met the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican today in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses.

  • liquor ban

    Jayalalithaa orders closure of 500 liquor shops

    Chennai: In an effort to fulfil her poll promise of phased implementation of liquor prohibition in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, soon after being sworn-in on Monday, announced closure of 500 liquor shops.

  • Chris Gayle

    Gayle says sexism row was just a ‘little fun’

    London: West Indies star Chris Gayle has insisted controversial comments he made to a female television reporter earlier this year were “just a little fun” as he turned on critics including Andrew Flintoff and Ian Chappell.

  • Toll from Sri Lanka floods, landslides rises to 92

    Colombo: Rescue troops on Monday recovered at least seven more bodies from a landslide site in Sri Lanka’s central Kegalle district, bringing the deaths from flash floods and landslides to 92, the Disaster Management Centre here said.

  • “I am sure the energy and melody of the song will be appreciated”

    Lalit Pandit needs no introduction. This soulful and talented music director has given us several hits as Jatin-Lalit duo and also individually. Lately he recorded a song on Babasaheb Ambedkar and gears up for more exciting projects ahead, writes Sujata Majumdar.

  • Hassan Rouhani

    May 23 to be observed as ‘Day of Chabahar’: Rouhani

    Tehran (Iran): President Dr. Hassan Rouhani on Monday announced that May 23 will henceforth be called the ‘Day of Chabahar’ as India, Iran and Afghanistan signed the historic Chabahar Agreement.

  • Rupee Down

    Rupee holds 2.5 month low at 67.49, down 5 paise

    Mumbai: Extending its fall for the eighth straight session, the rupee today depreciated by another 5 paise to end at 67.49 per dollar on sustained demand for the US currency from banks and importers.

  • SRK remembers his school days

    Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was last seen on-screen in “Fan”, is in awe of how schools have changed today. He also took to social media to reminisce about the time his father Taj Mohammed Khan used to drop him at school.

  • Sarbjit’s first weekend box office collection totals 13.96 crores

    Omung Kumar’s biopic Sarbjit which released this Friday has received good response on the box office. The film has been getting a lot of appreciation from audiences and industry. The word of mouth is a catalyst in the gradual growth the film has got over the weekend.

  • ‘Tenders for MbPT land development proj consultant in 10 days’

    Mumbai: Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) chairman Sanjay Bhatia today said a global tender will be floated in 10 days to appoint a project management and implementation consultant, who will create a master-plan for the proposed port-land development at the country’s oldest harbour.

  • Aishwarya refuses toshoot love making scenes

    Karan Johar’s next film starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has our expectations raised from day one. A stunningly beautiful cast and a popular song as the film’s title.RanbirKapoor has worked with Anushka Sharma in BOMBAY VELVET and this will be his first time working with actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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