Free Press Journal
  • Hurricane Maria kills 4,600 in Puerto Rico

    San Juan: Hurricane Maria killed more than 4,600 people in Puerto Rico, 70 times the official death toll of 64, the media reported on Wednesday. A Harvard University study estimated that a third of deaths after September’s hurricane were due to interruptions in medical care caused by power cuts and broken road links, reports the BBC.

  • US President Donald Trump vows support for relief, recovery effort in Puerto Rico

    Washington: United States President Donald Trump has vowed support for the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. “It’s been total devastation,” Trump said, adding, “But I think it’s going really well, considering.” Trump said this even as he departed the White House on Friday afternoon ahead of a weekend at his New Jersey golf club.

  • Jennifer Lopez’s family is safe in Puerto Rico

    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has been able to locate her missing relatives in Puerto Rico.After six days of worrying about her family in Hurricane Maria-devastated Puerto Rico, the “On the floor” singer shared a video of finding the last of her relatives to her Instagram on Wednesday, reports people.com.”After a long six days we found the last of the family!” Lopez, 48, wrote in the caption. “Now the rebuilding begins!”

  • Hurricane Maria knocks out power across Puerto Rico

    San Juan: Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to make a direct hit on Puerto Rico in almost a century, has ravaged the island and knocked out electricity supply across the island, the media reported.

  • Category 5 hurricane Maria hits Dominica island

    Washington: The “potentially catastrophic” Category 5 hurricane Maria, the strongest storm on record to make landfall in Dominica, is battering the Caribbean island, and is on course directly hit Puerto Rico, the first time in 85 years, the media reported.

  • Hurricane Irma: Massive destruction in northern Caribbean islands

    New York: The most powerful category 5 Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hammered Puerto Rico on Wednesday night and caused widespread destruction and number of casualties in northern Caribbean islands specially Barbuda, which has been “literally reduced to a rubble”.

  • Hurricane Irma hits Caribbean islands

    St John’s (Antigua) : The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday, churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba before possibly heading for Florida over the weekend.

  • Mysterious alien signals came from distant dwarf galaxy, says study

    Washington: Rare, short bursts of ‘alien’ cosmic radio waves that puzzled astronomers since there detection nearly 10 years ago may have originated from a dwarf galaxy more than three billion light years from Earth, scientists including one of Indian origin have found.

  • India achieve highest ranking in 6 years

    New Delhi : The Indian football team on Thursday made an encouraging progress in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings, climbing up 11 places to 137th in the list.

  • New FIFA rule better, but don’t see it as a great advantage: Constantine

    Kolkata : With world football governing body FIFA tweaking its rules to allow national teams the services of players for an entire week before an international friendly, Indian coach Stephen Constantine now has more time to prepare his players afor the September 3 game against Puerto Rico. However, the Anglo-Cypriot is not entirely satisfied.

  • India announce probables for friendly against Puerto Rico

    New Delhi : India on Thursday named a 28-strong list of probables for the upcoming international friendly against Puerto Rico which is scheduled to be played in Mumbai on September 3.

  • Focused on winning football friendly against Puerto Rico: Subrata Paul

    Mumbai : Delighted at being named for the prestigious Arjuna Award, veteran goalkeeper Subrata Paul said it will “motivate” him to do better adding that he is totally focused on helping the national side beat Puerto Rico in the forthcoming international friendly on September 3.

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    Puig eyes first-ever Olympic gold for Puerto Rico, advances to women’s singles final

    Rio de Janeiro: Puerto Rico’s Monica Puig is one win away from a first-ever Olympic gold medal for the Caribbean island after stunning two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 here at the ongoing Rio Games in the women’s tennis singles semifinals. Victory against the Czech here on Friday was the 34th-ranked Puig’s second upset after Spain’s Garbiñe Muguruza this week of a Grand Slam champion, reports Efe.

  • Hyderabad boy Rohit Khandelwal crowned Mr World 2016

    London: Rohit Khandelwal has become the first Indian to win the coveted title of Mr World 2016 at the grand finale of the Mr World competition held at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre in Southport, UK.