Free Press Journal
  • David Headley’s half-brother attends Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral in Delhi

    New Delhi: Pakistan’s choice of delegates for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s funeral in Delhi last week have caused a flutter as among the five was Danyal Gilani, the half-brother of David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-American terrorist jailed in the US over his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike, reports NDTV.

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe remembers Atal Bihari Vajpayee as ‘good friend of Japan’

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condoled the demise of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and described him as a “good friend of Japan”. “I am deeply saddened to learn the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee,” Abe said in a message, which was shared by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Twitter.

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    Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A poet who inspired people through his poetries

    New York: THERE are two Ps — Poetry and Politics – that Prime Minister Atal Bihari indulged in with consummate ease. One is by choice and the other by profession. Yet it is amazing how he was able to blend these apparently inconsistent faculties. Perhaps it was the innate poet in him that made him the fine politician-gentleman that he was.

  • Maharashtra: Bodies of family drown off Ratnagiri coast kept at Shatabdi Hospital morgue; funeral on Wednesday

    Mumbai: Bodies of the five members of a family, who drowned off the Ratnagiri coast on Sunday, arrived in Mumbai on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Kenneth Masters, 54, his sister Monica D’souza, 44, Sanomi, 22, Rech,19, and Mathew,18. The two members of the family who survived are Kenneth’s wife Leena, 52, and Monica’s mother-in-law Rita (70).

  • Florida cops try to unlock phone with dead man’s finger

    New York: Two detectives in Florida reportedly visited a funeral home to unlock the deceased man’s smartphone by using his fingerprint, a move which has been claimed as disrespectful and a violation of rights, the media reported. Linus F. Phillip, 30, was shot and killed on March 23 at a Wawa gas station in Florida, after police said he tried to drive away when an officer was about to search him, the

  • Thousands of people expected at Stephen Hawking’s funeral

    London: Thousands of people are expected to arrive in Cambridge for the funeral of British physicist Stephen Hawking on Saturday.  Cambridge University is working with the police to supervise the area around Great St Mary’s Church where the service is scheduled to take place, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Bhopal: Martyr’s kin create ruckus over absence of Chief Minister at funeral

    BHOPAL: Angry family members of Narayan Sonkar, a CRPF jawan who was killed in a naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, refused to perform his funeral till chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reached the place. The incident happened at the martyr’s ancestral village Gangatirakalan in Rewa district on Wednesday. The martyr’s wife insisted that the funeral would be done only after the CM arrives. Even as the administrative officers were trying to

  • Bodies of Colombia plane crash victims flown home

    Medellin : The bodies of the 71 victims killed in a plane crash in Colombia that wiped out a Brazilian football team returned home, as mourners prepared a massive funeral, reports AFP.

  • Thousands flock to funeral of Muhammad Ali

    Louisville (Kentucky): Thousands of people have gathered to pay their last respects to boxing legend Muhammad Ali who passed away at age 74 a week ago. The two-day funeral began on Thursday at the Freedom Hall arena where Ali had some of the best bouts at the dawn of his distinguished boxing career. Some 14,000 free tickets were issued to attend the jenazah, reports Tass.

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    Marilyn Monroe was unrecognizable with ‘false breasts, hairy legs’ when she died

    London: The funeral director, who helped prepare Marilyn Monroe’s body for burial after she died aged just 36 in 1962 following a suspected overdose, has spoken out for the first time, revealing the star’s final hours. Allan Abbott, who ran one of the most popular funeral services in the 1960s for celebrities along with Ron Hast, has written a tell-all book about his work for the stars and claims Monroe was almost unrecognizable when he saw

  • Slain officer cremated with full state honours

    Mumbai :  Senior Police Inspector Vilas Joshi, who was shot dead allegedly by his deputy at Vakola police station, was on Sunday cremated with full state honours in south Mumbai.

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    Japan PM to attend Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral

    Tokyo: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Singapore on March 29 to attend the state funeral of former Singapore prime minister and its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, the government said on Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the prime minister’s trip to the country at a press briefing, Xinhua reported. According to reports, other regional leaders will also attend the funeral.
    Lee, 91, died on March 23. He served as the

  • Phil Hughes, Funeral

    Australia bids tearful adieu to Hughes

    Macksville (Australia): Eyes welled up all around and mourners, including Australian skipper Michael Clarke, broke down while reading out heart-rending tributes to the late Phillip Hughes, who was laid to rest in his home town here today.