Free Press Journal
  • NAB directorates initiate fresh investigations against Nawaz Sharif family

    Lahore: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has begun fresh investigations to prepare four references against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s family in accordance with the July 28 Supreme Court verdict for his disqualification.

  • Rs 12 lakh looted from Bihar petrol pump

    Hajipur: Unidentified criminals looted Rs 12 lakh from a petrol pump in Bihar’s Vaishali district, police said today.

  • Three Boko Haram female suicide bombers kill 30 in Nigeria

    Abuja : At least 30 people were killed and more than 80 others injured when three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts in the town of Mandarari, in Nigeria’s Borno State, a stronghold of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, on Tuesday.

  • SL announces squad for ODIs against India; Tharanga urges support from fan

    Colombo: Left-arm Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will lead the side in the upcoming five-match ODI series against India. Tharanga will be leading the ODI side for the first time since Angelo Mathews gave up the ODI captaincy post the 2-3 loss against Zimbabwe in July at home.

  • New data may help pinpoint location of MH370: Australia

    Canberra: The Australian agency overseeing the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 released two new reports on Wednesday, which may help pinpoint where the Boeing 777 disappeared. The underwater search for the missing jetliner, which vanished in 2014, was called off in January after almost three years of searching, Xinhua news agency reported. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and other agencies, however, continued to conduct drift modeling and satellite

  • Mu-Barack Obama! Former US President’s Charlottesville tweet most liked in history

    Washington: An anti-racism tweet by former US President Barack Obama after the Charlottesville violence in which he quoted iconic South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has become the most liked tweet ever, garnering more than 2.8 million likes. “No one is born hating another person because of thecolor of his skin or his background or his religion,” the tweet read.

  • Ephedrine drug racket: Mamta Kulkarni escaped to Dubai, claims Thane police

    Mumbai: Mamta Kulkarni, former Bollywood starlet, is wanted by the law enforcement agencies in India. According to the media reports, Mamta may have escaped to Dubai after her husband Vicky Goswami was nabbed by the US’s Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) from Kenya in February.

  • Arjuna Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board post whitewash against India

    Johannesburg : Following Sri Lanka’s Test series whitewash against India, former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has said that the Dinesh Chandimal-led side could not be faulted for the drubbing and blamed the country’s cricket board for the same.

  • Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage

    New York: Some aspects of marriage laws for Hindus in Bangladesh mirror those for Muslims in India, according to a US government report. The International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 (IRFR) released in Washington on Tuesday examined the marriage laws governing religious groups in various countries and said that polygamy is permitted for Hindu men in Bangladesh. “Under Hindu (civil) law, men may have multiple wives, but there are officially no options

  • Serena Williams aims for outrageous Australian Open comeback

    Los Angeles: Serena Williams, feeling “new power” from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defence in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne.

  • Manisha Koirala Birthday Special: The inspiring tale of how she defeated cancer

    90s diva and Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala turns 47 today. The actress has done many powerful roles like Bombay, Dil Se, Agni Sakshi and so on in her filmi career. After debuting with the blockbuster Saudagar in 1991, the actress has done many memorable films for which she has garnered many awards and accolades.

  • GST effect: Shell out more to bring home Ganesha this year

    While people are all set to welcome Ganpati Bappa, devotees will also have to pay a bit extra for Ganesh idols. While people are preparing to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi later this month, GST is dampening the zeal. Sculptors say that buying a Ganesha idol this year will cost a little more.

  • Google unveils Allo for Chrome, exclusively for Android users

    New York: Tech-giant Google has unveiled ‘Allo’, its smart messaging app on its Chrome web browser, exclusively for its Android user base. While reports of Allo’s launch for desktop users surfaced first in February this year, the firm revealed that the app can currently be used only by Android users, by scanning a QR code on their phones. Therefore, iPhone users will not be able to use the app currently on their

  • Two mild quakes hit Chamba in Himachal Pradesh

    Shimla: Two mild quakes were recorded simultaneously on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba region, which witnessed tremors for three consecutive days in May, an official said.