Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan wins UNHRC seat by more than two thirds vote

    New York:  Pakistan on Monday won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by more than two thirds vote when the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body. Pakistan was elected for the term 2018-20. The election in the 193-member Assembly was by secret ballot, with a simple majority required. Pakistan polled 151 votes, when 97 were needed.

  • Oz cricketers are no longer friends: Virat

    Dharamsala : Indian captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said he no longer considers Australian cricketers his friends after being targeted both on and off the field by them in a fiercely-fought Test series that his team won.

  • Indore: Drupad Academy wins Global Theatre Olympiad

    Indore: Drupad Dance Academy has won Global Theatre Olympiad Award organised by Theatre Movement at Kala Vikas Kendra Cuttack, Odisha. The ten-day grand event was organised from 21 to 31st January 2017.

  • Dream final becomes reality…

    Melbourne : As Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won match after match at the Australian Open, making their unlikely way through opposite sides of the draw, tennis fans couldn’t help but look ahead. Could the two old rivals, almost six years on from their last meeting in a Grand Slam final, possibly meet for one more match for the ages in Melbourne? Federer and Nadal each had to survive epic five-set matches in

  • Bhopal: NTPC, Singrauli organises inter-departmental volleyball championship

    BHOPAL: The team of Operation Group-A won an inter-departmental volleyball championship was organised at NTPC Ltd, Singrauli Super Thermal Power Station. Operation Group-A defeated Electrical Maintenance team in the finals by 25-20 and 25-17. Chatur Singh and Munnan Singh of Operation Group-A displayed extraordinary playing skills. As many as 7 teams of various departments took part in the event.

  • Bhopal: 25th mini national volleyball tourney concludes

    MORENA: Boys of Uttar Pradesh and girls of West Bengal won the gold medal in 25th national mini volley ball contest on Thursday which was organised by Morena Municipal Corporation. Higher Education minister Jaibhansingh Pawaiya gives the prize to the players. National vice chairman of Nehru youth centre BD Sharma proposed thanks to the citizens and players for their support. 39 teams of girls and boys from 22 states participated in the

  • Bhopal: Shahdol, BJP victory margin down in all assembly segments

    BHOPAL: Bharatiya Janata Party may have won the Shahdol Lok Sabha bye-polls but the results have sounded alarm bells for the party, as far as the upcoming Assembly and Lok Sabha elections are concerned. The margin of victory of the BJP, in comparison to Lok Sabha elections 2014 has declined in every single assembly segment.

  • Contract theory earns pair Nobel Economics Prize

    Stockholm: British-American economist Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland today won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work on contract theory, the jury said.

  • Jailed Saudi blogger wins EU rights prize

    Paris : A Saudi blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Muslim clerics has won the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for human rights, the media reported.

  • Bopanna-Mergea enter quarters

    Stuttgart : Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea won their men’s doubles first round to advance to the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Open here on Wednesday.

  • Serena Williams

    Miami Open: Serena Williams earns 700th win, reaches semis

    Washington: Seven-time champion Serena Williams overcame some hard moments to beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career victory at the Miami Open, a media report said on Thursday.  The win also earned her a semifinal spot at the prestigious tournament, where she’s the two-time defending champion, reported Xinhua.

  • Australia lauded for World Cup win

    Melbourne: Australia lauded its World Cup winning team today for a “fairytale” victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as Australia cruised home by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a record crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The win, culminating a gruelling tournament, was front page news across the country with The

  • Glory

    Oscars: ‘Glory’ wins in original song category

    Los Angeles : John Legend and Common’s music and lyrics in “Glory” from the film “Selma” received the Oscar for Best Original Song category at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night.  The song performed by Legend and Common was co-written by Che Smith. The number was also performed at the Oscars ceremony here.