Free Press Journal
  • Indian-American woman to run for US Congress

    Washington : Indian-American politician Aruna Miller has filed nomination papers to run for the US Congress from a Congressional seat in Maryland, reports PTI.

  • Banned notes converted into stationery by prisoners in TN

    Chennai : Convicts undergoing life imprisonment at the Puzhal Central Prison here are giving a fresh lease of life to demonetised currency, converting the shredded notes into customised stationery.

  • Merkel embarks on new talks to form government

    Berlin : German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country’s election.

  • Akhilesh tears into Yogi govt on saffronisation of Haj house

     Lucknow : Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday hit out at Yogi Adityanath led-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government after the exterior walls of a Haj house was painted in saffron and said that changing the paint is not a symbol of development.

  • Now saffron colour decorates Lucknow police station

    Lucknow: The colour saffron appears to be gradually spreading across Uttar Pradesh, with parts of a nearly 80-year-old police station in the state capital being given a splash of the colour, days after the Haj office here was painted orange.

  • Sydney experiences hottest day in 80 yrs

    Sydney: The city of Sydney recorded its hottest day on Sunday with the mercury hitting 47.3 degrees Celsius after almost 80 years, according to Australian weather authorities.

  • Those who underwent surgery, transfusion before 2002 to be screened for Hepatitis C

    New Delhi: People who underwent surgery or blood transfusion for any reason before 2002 will be screened for Hepatitis C in a new drive by the government. The step has been initiated, as before 2002, blood samples at the blood banks were not examined thoroughly, a senior health ministry official said, reports PTI. The screening programme is expected to start from March, the official said.

  • John Young, who set records in space with NASA, dies

    Washington : John Young, a legendary US astronaut who went into space six times, orbited the moon and then walked on its craggy surface, has died, NASA has announced.

  • China to move millions from homes to eradicate poverty

    Beijing : Chinese authorities will move millions of people from their homes across the country as part of President Xi Jinpings goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2020, a media report said on Sunday.

  • UP: Loudspeakers installed in religious places to be removed

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday has been directed to remove all loudspeakers present in public places, religious and otherwise, that have been installed without appropriate permission being sanctioned towards the same, in a bid to curb noise pollution caused by these.

  • Two drown in Pavana backwaters

    Pune: A weekend outing to Pavana dam near Lonavala in district turned tragic for a group of picnickers as two members of the group, both IT professionals, drowned in the backwaters on Sunday.

  • Rahul embarks on visit to Bahrain

    New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi on Sunday embarked on a visit to Bahrain – his first foreign trip after becoming the Congress chief – where he will address a convention of NRIs and meet the Gulf country’s Prime Minister Prince Salman bin Hamas Al-Khalifa. Gandhi, who will be a state guest of Bahrain, is also expected to meet King Hamas bin Isa Al Khalifa, reports PTI.

  • Barcelona sign $192-million Coutinho in 3rd richest deal

    Barcelona : Philippe Coutinho finally got his wish when Barcelona agreed to sign the Brazilian star from Liverpool for 160 million euros ($192 million) in the third richest deal of all time.

  • Juventus trails Napoli by a point, Atalanta stuns Roma in Serie A

    Rome : Record defending champions Juventus defeated Cagliari 1-0 to trail Serie A football league leaders Napoli by a point, while Atalanta continued their impressive show with a 2-1 victory which pushed AS Roma to the fifth spot.

  • DAKAR RALLY – Al-Attiyah, Sunderland on top

    Pisco (Peru) : Qatar’s Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota) and Briton Sam Sunderland (KTM) topped the first stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally in the car and motorcycle sections, respectively, on a day marked by caution when many drivers chose to wait for later legs to make a move.

  • 4 injured in blast at chemical factory

    Jalgaon: Four workers of Gitanjali Chemicals factory in Jalgaon sustained burns due to a blast at the factory at around 9 pm on Sunday. They were rushed to a near-by hospital for treatment. More details were awaited at the time of going to the press.

  • Mohun Bagan return to winning ways under new coach

    Kolkata : A new-look Mohun Bagan beat defending champions Aizawl FC 2-0 to finally arrest their four-match winless streak in the I-League football tournament, here on Sunday.