Free Press Journal
  • Rahul expresses anguish over loss of lives in train mishap

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today expressed deep anguish over the Gorakhdam Express accident in Uttar Pradesh and offered condolences to the bereaved families for the loss of their loved ones.

  • Sensex swings wildly, ends flat ahead of Modi swearing-in

    Mumbai: After crossing the 25,000-mark in early trade, the Sensex retreated to end with a marginal rise of 23.53 points at a fresh record close of 24,716.88 today on massive profit-booking ahead of the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.

  • ‘Time running out’ as CO2 levels hit new high: UN

    Geneva: Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the UN’s weather agency said today, highlighting the urgency of curbing manmade, climate-altering greenhouse gases.

  • ANMI to approach new govt for STT removal, reducing stamp duty

    New Delhi: Concerned over high transaction costs in the capital market, grouping of trading members ANMI is likely to approach the new government seeking removal of Securities Transaction Tax and reduction in stamp duty.

  • Ex-CAG Vinod Rai begins audit of Padmanabhaswamy temple

    Thiruvananthapuram:  Former CAG Vinod Rai, who was asked by the Supreme Court to undertake the audit of the properties, assets and accounts of the past 25 years of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple here, began his preliminary work Monday.

  • Betel shop owner to dedicate his day’s earning to Modi

    Jamshedpur: A betel shop owner here has decided to dedicate his one-day’s earning to Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and distribute “Banarasi Paan” free of cost to mark the oath-taking ceremony today.

  • Inquiry ordered into Gorakhdham train mishap

    New Delhi: Railways today ordered an inquiry into the Gorakhdham train mishap in Uttar Pradesh and announced compensation for the next of the kin of those killed and the injured.

  • Sarkozy ally grilled over controversial Tapie payout

    Paris: A right-hand man to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was detained for questioning today
    over his role in a highly controversial state payout to disgraced former tycoon Bernard Tapie.

  • Thai protest leader indicted for murder

    Bangkok: Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban was Monday indicted by a criminal court on murder charges, a media report said.

  • Improvement in Indo-Pak ties vital for regional peace: China

    Beijing: Lauding the new Indian government’s move to invite Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, China today said improvement in Indo-Pak ties contributes to regional peace, stability and development.

  • Delhi HC agrees to hear plea against Kejriwal

    New Delhi: A petition was filed Monday in the Delhi High Court here seeking action against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for writing an open letter to his supporters from the Tihar Jail.

  • Religious preacher Morari Bapu congratulates Modi

    Gonda (UP): Religious preacher Morari Bapu today congratulated Narendra Modi on the occasion of his swearing-in ceremony and exuded confidence that he would fulfil his responsibility as the Prime Minister with utmost dedication.

  • Toll in China rainstorms rises to 37

    Beijing: At least 37 people were killed and six others were missing after rainstorms hit China, officials said Monday.

  • Dubai creates Guinness record in diabetes screenings

    Dubai: Dubai has added another feather to its cap, breaking a Guinness world record by conducting 8,675 diabetes screenings for mall shoppers in just eight hours. The previous Guinness record was 7,024 tests.
    A team of more than 80 nurses was on hand for an eight-hour diabetes screening of shopper at Dubai Mall Sunday as the One Heart Health Community launched a major awareness drive to highlight the risks of heart problems, and

  • Attackers detained after online outrage in China

    Beijing: Police Monday detained three men in China’s capital Beijing, suspected of assaulting a teenager that led to outrage on the internet, media reported.

  • Pope Francis visits Jerusalem

    London: Pope Francis Monday visited the holy city of Jerusalem, marking an end to his three-day Middle East tour, media reported.