Free Press Journal
  • China warns of more heavy rain   

    Beijing: More heavy rain will batter south and east China in the coming days after storms brought floods to some areas in the past week, the country’s meteorological authority said today. The National Meteorological Center (NMC) forecast downpours in Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shanghai and Zhejiang, from today till tomorrow morning.

  • Bangalore, Hyderabad in hunt for maiden IPL crown

    Bengaluru: With just over 24 hours to go for the much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) summit clash, all eyes will be on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium which will host the exciting battle between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) here.

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    Mark Salling indicted for possessing child pornography

    Los Angeles: Actor Mark Salling, who is known for his role as Noah “Puck” Puckerman in the comedy television series “Glee”, has been reportedly indicted for possessing child pornography.

  • Lankan President defends returning land to Tamils

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has defended his government’s decision of giving back miltary-occupied lands of Tamils, saying the community has waited 27 years for it. “We are being accused of giving back lands of the Tamil. I ask you if your own property is held by the military, how would you react?” he said yesterday while addressing the Sri Lankan community in Japan.

  • Attacks on Africans a serious issue: Yechury

    New Delhi: Criticising the central government over attacks on African nationals in India, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said that such attacks were a serious issue with international repercussions. “Attacks on Africans in Delhi is a serious issue with international repercussions. The BJP government can’t wish them away,” Yechury said in a tweet.

  • J&K bans sale of loose cigarettes, ‘beedis’ and tobacco

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has banned sale of loose cigarettes, ‘beedis’ and tobacco in the state with immediate effect in a bid to discourage consumption of tobacco products especially among the youths.

  • Turkey says 104 IS militants killed in air and land strikes

    Ankara: Turkey’s state-run news agency says US-led coalition airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against the Islamic State group in Syria have killed 104 militants. Anadolu Agency says on Saturday said the strikes came late Friday, hours after rockets fired from Syria hit a southern Turkish town and wounded five people.

  • A holiday home in the mind

    We should develop a holiday home in the mind to relax. Instead we built concrete jungles of thoughts where we fear to tread says Ravi Valluri.

  • Iran’s Khamenei warns of Western ‘schemes’ as new MPs meet

    Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged newly-elected lawmakers today to resist “schemes” from the West as parliamentarians met in Tehran for the first time since elections finished in April. “The turbulent state of the region and the world and the international adventurism of oppressors and their vassals have confronted the Islamic Iran with conditions more complicated than before,” said a message from Khamenei, read to a packed parliament chamber.

  • Govt has worked for uplift of minorities: Heptullah

    New Delhi: Union Minister Najma Heptulla today claimed her Minority Affairs Ministry has succeeded in changing the “intentionally created” perception that the Modi government would be anti-minority by launching various schemes for the uplift of the communities in its two-year rule.

  • Nehra taught me how to bluff batsmen: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad seam bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has credited veteran pacer Ashish Nehra for teaching him the art of deceiving batsmen. The Sunrisers set up a mouth-watering summit clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore after defeating the Gujarat Lions by four wickets in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League here at Feroz Shah Kotla last evening.

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    Chidambaram, Sibal, Jairam Congress nominees for Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday named former union ministers P. Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Jairam Ramesh, Ambika Soni and Oscar Fernandes as its candidates for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha.

  • Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib unhappy with IPL performance

    Dhaka: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is unhappy with his performance in the Indian Premier League for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Shakib took five wickets in 10 matches and failed to take more than one in any match for Kolkata, who lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator on Wednesday, reports