Free Press Journal
  • Left Front partners call for a relook at policies

    Kolkata: With the near decimation of the CPI(M)-led Left Front in the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, LF partners feel there is a need to relook at their policies rather than change the present leadership.

  • SC to hear tomorrow plea on nursery admission

    New Delhi: he Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow a plea seeking a direction to Delhi government to consider kids for nursery admission under the inter-state transfer category if their parents did not approach it.

  • Karna govt mulling tax on ostentatious marriages

    Bangalore: Karnataka government was mulling to levy tax on extravagant and lavish wedding ceremonies, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said today.

  • China accuses Japan of creating ‘trouble’ in airspace

    Beijing: China today hit back at Japan for disrupting “normal flight routines” over disputed islands in the East China Sea and accused Japanese planes of creating “trouble” in the airspace.

  • K N Rai elected Sikkim Speaker

    Gangtok:  K N Rai was elected the Speaker of the Sikkim Assembly, while Chief Minister Pawan Chamling and 30 other legislators took oath today at its first session.

  • Modi takes a round of PMO

    New Delhi: Third day into office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a round of the PMO in South Block, meeting the staff and enquiring about the facilities available to them.

  • Even indoor tanning raises melanoma risk

    New York: Do you use indoor tanning believing that this is safe? Beware as this may increase the chances of your developing melanoma, an alarming study says.

  • SC raps cops for summoning witnesses to police station

    New Delhi: Supreme Court today came down heavily on Delhi Police after being told that despite its order, cops have been summoning persons who had witnessed the alleged manhandling of a woman lawyer inside a police station.

  • NCP calls Sena a ‘paper tiger’ over ‘climbdown’ on portfolio

    Mumbai: With Shiv Sena MP Anant Geete finally assuming charge as Minister of Heavy Industries in Narendra Modi cabinet after ‘haggling’ over “significance” of the portfolio, the NCP today termed the saffron party as a “paper tiger” who is shown the “right place” by its alliance partner BJP in allocation of berths.

  • Kill cynicism, be positive for better brain health

    London: “Be positive” is not merely a motivational punch line. People with high levels of cynical distrust are more likely to develop dementia and other health problems, a new study reveals.

  • Army helicopter shot down in east Ukraine

    London: At least 15 people were killed Thursday when pro-Russian militants shot down an army helicopter in the eastern Ukrainian town of Sloviansk, outgoing President Alexander Turchynov said.

  • Bihar plans to bring in law to curb black money

    Patna: The Bihar government has got Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s nod to bring in a Bill, similar to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) for effective crackdown on black money, highly-placed sources in the state government said.

  • Modi wishes students on passing CBSE exams

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday congratulated the students who successfully passed the CBSE Class 12 examinations and wished them good luck for the future.

  • N Korea agrees to reinvestigate all Japanese abductions: PM Abe

    Tokyo: North Korea has agreed to reinvestigate all abductions of Japanese citizens, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said today, in what appeared to be a significant breakthrough on an issue that has long hampered Tokyo’s relations with Pyongyang.

  • Injuries, arrests on third night of Barcelona clashes

    Barcelona: Thirty people were arrested and 14 others hurt when police clashed with stone-throwing youths in a third night of riots sparked by a squat eviction in Barcelona, officials said today.