Free Press Journal
  • Pro-govt gains in Aleppo ahead of key Syria talks

    Aleppo (Syria) : Syrian pro-government forces used intense air strikes as cover for an advance in the battleground city of Aleppo ahead of fresh diplomatic talks on today to end the conflict, reports AFP. The United States and Russia, which support opposite sides in the five-year war, will meet in Switzerland to try to resurrect the peace process.

  • Cardinals angered over Vatican McDonalds

    Rome : The new McVatican comes with a side order of outrage. Plans to open a McDonald’s next to Saint Peter’s Square in Rome have angered cardinals, including a group of the red-hatted “Princes of the Church” who live above the proposed site. “It’s a controversial, perverse decision to say the least,” Cardinal Elio Sgreccia said in an interview with La Repubblica daily.

  • Hate crime charges filed against attackers of Sikh man

    New York : Hate crime charges have been filed by authorities against a group of men who brutally attacked a 41-year-old Sikh-American man, knocking off his turban and cutting his unshorn hair with a knife.

  • India objects to Pak’s glacial flood project

    Islamabad : After India objected to Pakistan’s $ 35 million proposals to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the board has postponed its decision of granting the aid.

  • Best Offline Android Apps: Helping You Survive Without The Internet

    Although mobile data and Wi-Fi are easier to come by than ever, there are still times when you’re in the e-dark and in need of an app that work offline. In other cases, it might be a matter of privacy. On Android there are loads of great apps that function just as well offline as on. These are the best offline Android apps, now updated with our favorite offline note-taking app.

  • I don’t endorse sex comedies: Kiku Sharda

    Comedian Kiku Sharda says he wants to stay away from sex comedies. “That’s not the kind of comedy that I am comfortable with. I don’t endorse sex comedies. Even in TV shows, there are many double meaning dialogues and I am not really comfortable doing that,” Kiku told IANS.

  • Coup attempt reported in Libya

    Tripoli : Libya’s UN-backed unity government has suffered a blow in its Tripoli base when a rival seized key offices in the capital and proclaimed the reinstatement of the former administration, reports AFP.

  • Ulta Pulta: The ‘fragrant’ bureaucracy

    The dynamic Andhra Pradesh administration under Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu is all set to take a Big Leap forward exploiting its cattle wealth, says V Gangadhar after a recent visit to the state. The AP bureaucracy, however, has its own doubts. 

  • American NGO worker kidnapped in Niger

    Niamey : An American NGO worker was kidnapped in the Niger town of Abalak, northeast of the capital Niamey, before being taken by his abductors to Mali, a security source told AFP. “It is too early to determine the identity of the kidnappers, who have returned to Mali. The authorities have put the region on maximum alert”, the source said, asking not to be named.

  • Teacher, sufi preacher held for blasphemy in Pakistan

    Lahore : A private college teacher and a sufi preacher have been arrested on draconian blasphemy charges in separate incidents in Pakistan’s Punjab province, police said, reports PTI.

  • Woman found dead in wealthy Indian family’s home in UK

    London : A woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a wealthy Indian-origin family’s home in an upscale area here, prompting the British police to launch a murder probe into the incident, reports PTI.

  • Mourning the king, Thailand turns no entertainment zone!

    Bangkok : Concerts and colossal beach parties in Thailand have been cancelled.  An annual festival meant to placate the country’s goddess of water with lanterns that float into the sky will not take place.

  • A Day Of Morchas

    Kolhapur sees massive Maratha march

  • Using Virat Kohli’s brain more now: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Dharamsala : Well aware of the change in transition that will happen across formats in near future, India’s limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said he has started using Test skipper Virat Kohli’s advice more often on the field.

  • Arjun Ghosh ousts Harmeet in national ranking TT

    Rajkot: Defending champion Harmeet Desai of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) went down 3-4 to West Bengals Arjun Ghosh in the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals of the National Ranking Table Tennis Championships at the Veer Savarkar Municipal Corporation Stadium here on Saturday.