Free Press Journal
  • ‘Jihadi jack’ charged with being isis member

    London : A 21-year-old British Muslim convert dubbed ‘Jihadi Jack’ has been charged with being a member of the ISIS terrorist network, media reports said on Saturday.

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England hammer Spain 5-2

    Kolkata : England swaggered their way into the FIFA U-17 World Cup triumph and the invigorating final against Spain was as much a celebration of attacking football as it was about an incredible turnaround. The Three Lions colts hammered The La Rojas juniors 5-2 in the highest-scoring final in the history of this age-group tournament.

  • Supreme Court orders on Mahakal Jyotirlingam come into force

    Ujjain : Directives of the Supreme Court, came into force at the Mahakaleshwar Temple with the Temple Management Committee (MTMC), executing its orders in connection with the ‘pujan-abhishek’ of the Mahakal Jyotirlingam. The ‘bhasmaarti’ ritual was performed, by covering the Mahakal Jyotirlingam with a cotton cloth, and ‘jalabhishek’ was performed by pouring reverse osmosis (RO) water.  Directives regarding materials used along with their quantity and quality were also adhered to.

  • Brazil finish third with 2-0 win over Mali

    Kolkata : A goalkeeping howler and Yuri Alberto’s opportunistic late strike were enough for Brazil to beat Mali 2-0 in an uninspiring match and finish third in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

  • A common toilet for men and women? Activists seek action

    Mumbai : Public toilets have been in news since the very day when the BJP launched its ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ campaign. The Union government’s campaign made such an impact that a full fledged film was made on this issue. The government has since then claimed to have built thousands of toilets at numerous places in the country.

  • Spain takes direct control of independent Catalonia region

    Madrid : Spain on Saturday moved to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional parliament’s independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe.

  • US waiting to see Pak act on terror in next weeks

    Washington : The US is waiting to see the practical steps taken by Pakistan over the next weeks and months in its war against terrorism, a top American diplomat has said asserting that the Trump Administration is moving quickly on its own strategy to fight against terror groups.

  • No more lame excuses by babus, MBMC chief e-tracks file movement

    Bhayandar : Files getting stuck at the table of some civic babus in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) will now be a thing of the past. Thanks to the online Letter and File Management System (LFMS) – a workflow-based e-tracking system implemented by the municipal commissioner, Dr. Naresh Gite, in the day-to-day affairs of the MBMC. Files now do not meet any untoward obstacles mainly due to negligence, malpractices and lame excuses.

  • Jolt for TDP in T’gana as Revanth Reddy quits party

    Amaravati : The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) suffered a setback in Telangana on Saturday as the state working president and MLA, A Revanth Reddy, quit the party saying the recent happenings in the state unit pained him.

  • National Kalidas art fest winners announced

    Ujjain : Results of the National Kalidas Painting and Sculpture Competition-2017 were announced on Saturday and entries of five artists of the country were chosen as the best entries.

  • Man-U defeat Tottenham in EPL

    Manchester : French forward Anthony Martial put Manchester United back on track with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, ending the latter’s winning streak in the English Premier League on Saturday.

  • Hues of Kathak

    Well-known artists of the country namely Afsar Khan (A); Swati Sinha (B) and Manish Sathe (C) stage classical dance presentations, in the presence of an impressive audience (D) at the Vikram Kirti Mandir, Ujjain on Friday night. It was first day of a four-day dance festival, being jointly organised by the Pratibha Sangeet Kala Sansthan, Sangeet Natak Academy, Kathak Kendra, New Delhi and Ministry of Culture, Government of India FP PHOTOS

  • Pentagon chief says N Korea engages in ‘outlaw’ behaviour

    Seoul : The threat of nuclear missile attack by North Korea is accelerating, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, accusing the North of illegal and unnecessary missile and nuclear programs and pledging to repel any strike.

  • Kailash Satyarthi moots sex education in schools, to meet PM Modi

    Mumbai : The Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, founded by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, has submitted recommendations to human resources development ministry to impart sex education in schools.

  • Akene Yamaguchi blows away Sindhu in French Open semi-final

    Paris : PV Sindhu had a below-par outing as Japan’s Akene Yamaguchi beat the World Championship silver medallist 21-14 21-9 in a thoroughly one-sided semi-final of the French Open Super Series here.

  • Minor fire at Kurla slum

    Mumbai : A minor fire erupted at a slum area in Kurla (West) on Saturday morning which was doused off within an hour. Officials said that short circuit caused the fire which further spread to three small godown of cloths connected to each other.

  • Panel to discuss airport expansion to be formed

    Coimbatore : A committee, headed by a senior IAS officer, will be formed soon to discuss the expansion process of Coimbatore airport, State Local Administration minister S P Velumani said on Saturday.