Free Press Journal
  • Epic saga: How India’s rowing-star Dattu overcame poverty to win gold

    “Three months after the death of my father, I joined the army to support my family. My mother also used to keep unwell and her health was my biggest concern. There might be lack of food in a poor family but there is no dearth of love and affection”

  • Asia to see 78% spike in meat eating by 2050: Report

    Singapore : Population growth and rising incomes across Asia will drive a 78 per cent increase in meat and seafood consumption by 2050, a new report released on Tuesday said.

  • Indonesia bids spectacular farewell to Asian Games 2018

    Jakarta: Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games, displaying the same gritty spirit with which it organised the 15-day sporting extravaganza as thousands braved heavy rain to turn up for a spectacular closing ceremony here on Sunday.

  • Multiple earthquakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, five dead

    Mataram: Multiple earthquakes — including a powerful and shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor — have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least five people and setting off fresh waves of panic.

  • Indonesian woman faces 18-month jail

    Jakarta : Indonesian prosecutors have demanded an 18-month prison term for a woman who was charged with blasphemy after she complained about the volume of a mosque’s loudspeakers.

  • Death toll jumps to 347 after earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok Island

    Jakarta : The death toll in the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Lombok island on Sunday swelled to 347, according to the state-run Antara news agency. Indonesia’s national disaster agency had last put the death toll figure at 131. As aid has begun to reach the northern parts of the island, which were among the worst hit by the natural calamity, many people are complaining that assistance has not arrived in

  • David Beckham’s family caught up in Bali earthquake that killed over 140

    Famous English footballer David Beckham and his family have been caught up in the powerful earthquake which has hit the island of Lombok in Indonesia killing at least 142 people. Beckhams were holidaying with their four children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and daughter Harper at the island when the quake struck. As per the reports, all four kids are unharmed but have been shaken by the sudden turn

  • 1200 tourist being evacuated from Indonesia post earthquake

    Mataram: More than one thousand tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia’s tiny Gili islands on Monday after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds. The Gilis are three coral-fringed tropical islands popular with backpackers and divers, a few kilometres off the northwest coast of the larger Lombok island.

  • Indonesia: 91 dead after 6.9-magnitude quake hit Lombok island

    Mataram: Indonesia evacuated hundreds of tourists from popular resorts and sent rescuers fanning across the holiday island of Lombok after a powerful quake killed at least 91 people and reduced thousands of buildings to rubble.

  • Indonesia earthquake kills 82, rescuers search for survivors

    Mataram: Indonesian security forces and emergency workers raced Monday to aid victims of a powerful earthquake on Lombok that killed at least 82 people, as strong aftershocks sparked terror on the holiday island that suffered another deadly quake just a week ago.

  • 34 killed in Indonesia boat capsized

    Jakarta: At least 34 persons were killed while 155 others rescued after a boat capsized off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Wednesday. A disaster management official said the number of passengers the ferry was carrying exceeded the maximum authorised capacity, reports Efe news. The capsize took place late Tuesday. It was enroute to Selayar island. The boat was also carrying 48 vehicles.

  • India announces 524 athletes for Asian Games 

    New Delhi : The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Tuesday announced  a 524-member contingent of athletes for the August 18-September 2 Asian Games in Indonesia where they will vie for medals in 36 disciplines.

  • ‘IGI, Mumbai airports poor in punctuality’

    New Delhi : The IGI airport in Delhi, the 16th busiest in the world, ranked poorly in flight punctuality, securing the 451st position among the 513 airports worldwide, according to a study conducted by OAG, a global leader in providing flight information. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, the second busiest in the country, fared much worse in flight punctuality as it was ranked fifth least punctual airport in the world,

  • Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python, body found intact inside belly

    Makassar: An Indonesian woman has been found in the belly of a giant python after the swollen snake was captured near where she vanished while tending her vegetable garden, police said today. The body of 54-year-old Wa Tiba was found Friday when villagers cut open the seven-metre (23-foot) python which was found bloated in the village of Persiapan Lawela on the island of Muna, offshore of Sulawesi.

  • Emerging India, Indonesia maritime axis

    India and Indonesia have upgraded their bilateral ties to Comprehensive Strategic Partnership on the eve of 70 years of diplomatic relations bringing the Indo-Pacific into focus as they signed 15 MoUs or agreements. Prime Minister Modi, who is on a five-day three nation tour of Southeast Asia, was in Indonesia before moving on to Malaysia and Singapore (where he will deliver the Keynote Address at the Shangri-La Dialogue).