Free Press Journal
  • ‘Khoobsurat shehzade’ cannot help UP: Shah mocks Rahul, Akhilesh

    Mathura : Taking potshots at Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav, BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday alleged the two “good-looking princes” involved in corruption are now out to mislead the people of Uttar Pradesh, and accused the SP government of discriminating on the basis of caste and religion.

  • Have no prime ministerial ambitions: Akhilesh

    Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Saturday said he had no prime ministerial ambitions and was content with his job in the state. “I am content with my task in Uttar Pradesh and harbour no ambitions of becoming the Prime Minister of the country,” he said at an event organised by a news channel here. “People who stay away from Delhi are happier,” he said in a lighter vein.

  • Trump to speak to Poroshenko as Ukraine unrest snowballs

    Avdiivka (Ukraine) : US President Donald Trump was to hold his first talks with Ukraine’s leader on Saturday as a surge in fighting killed dozens refocusing world attention on the conflict in Europe’s backyard.

  • China warns Trump not to push it for talks with Dalai Lama

    Beijing : Warning Trump administration of  “endless trouble and burden” if it uses the Dalai Lama against it, China on Saturday sharply criticised the new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for his “amateurish” suggestion that he would encourage talks between Beijing and Dharmsala-based Tibetan government in exile. The US should stop using Dalai Lama to create trouble for China, as it brings no benefit to the US but damages Sino-US relations, Zhu

  • Iran ‘biggest state sponsor of terrorism’: Mattis

    Tokyo : US Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Saturday that Iran was the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism, as President Donald Trump slapped fresh sanctions on the country’s weapons procurement network.

  • US revokes 60,000 visas after Trump’s travel ban

    Washington : The US has cancelled 60,000 visas since President Donald Trump signed the controversial immigration order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries, according to the State Department.

  • At least 9 killed in Indonesia boat accident

    Jakarta : At least nine people have been killed and one is still missing after a fishing boat capsized in eastern Indonesia, an official said on Saturday.

  • 93 migrants helped ashore in Cyprus

    Nicosia : A boat carrying more than 90 migrants believed to be from Syria was rescued off the northwest coast of Cyprus, the island’s authorities said on Saturday.

  • Anti-IS Syria force launches new phase in Raqa campaign

    Aaliyah : US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters announced on Saturday a new phase in their campaign for the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqa, but said they needed more weapons to win.

  • Yemen tribesmen kill 13 Qaeda fighters

    Aden : Yemeni tribesmen on Saturday killed 13 Al-Qaeda fighters who had slipped back into a southern town hours after pulling out in the face of street protests, a security official said.

  • Clinton emails show Chatwal gets invited to Manmohan lunch

    Washington : Sant Singh Chatwal, a prominent hotelier and convicted Indian-American Democratic Party fundraiser, secured an invitation to a State Department lunch for the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2009 through top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, according to emails.

  • India A and Bangladesh practice hard

    Hyderabad : India A and Bangladesh teams underwent rigorous training session on the eve of their two-day warm-up match here on Saturday.

  • Celta Vigo could be a Real Test

    Madrid : Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos will make his 500th appearance for the capital football giants when they face a difficult La Liga match against Celta Vigo away on Sunday night.

  • SA floats #T20 Global League

    Johannesburg : Following in the footsteps of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL), Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday announced a new eight-team franchise based league — #T20 Global League — tentatively scheduled to start in the last quarter of 2017.

  • Losing players to KOLPAK one of reasons for T20 league: Lorgat

    New Delhi : Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat on Saturday conceded that one of the major considerations before announcing the launch of an ambitious Twenty20 Global Destination League was losing key South African players to the KOLPAK agreement.