Free Press Journal
  • Syria’s chemical weapons handover ‘important milestone’: US

    Washington:  Describing Syria’s handover of its chemical weapons to global monitors as an “important milestone”, the US has said it sends out a clear message that their use will not be tolerated by the international community.

  • Gunmen kill five in fresh Kenya coast attack: police

    Mombasa (Kenya):  At least five people have been killed in a new attack on Kenya’s coast, officials said today, one week after some 60 people died in twin massacres nearby.

  • Tax exemption sought on road safety investment

    New Delhi:  The International Road Federation (IRF) Tuesday urged union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to extend 100 percent income tax exemption for industry, corporate houses, NGOs, individuals and media investments in the road safety programmes.

  • Cong workers protest rail fare hike

    New Delhi:  Congress workers today blocked tracks and stopped a train at Palam Railway Station here demanding immediate rollback of the increase in rail fares.

  • Militants capture Iraq’s key oil refinery

    London:  Militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) Tuesday fully captured Iraq’s main oil refinery at Baiji, north of capital Baghdad, media reported.

  • Bihar cop gets death sentence for fake gunbattle

    Patna:  A Bihar Police officer was Tuesday sentenced to death for murdering three teenage students in a fake gunbattle 12 years ago in Patna, a lawyer said.

  • Tourism ministry should seek Church’s view on exposition: NCP

    Panaji: Goa’s tourism ministry should take Church into confidence before designing its multi-crore publicity campaign for the decennial exposition of St Francis Xavier’s relics scheduled later this year, the NCP said today.

  • SDF govt’s 20th budget presented

    Gangtok: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling tabled a Rs 6,666.71 crore budget in the Assembly, the 20th one of the SDF government led by him.

  • 15 militants killed in Pakistan

    Islamabad: At least 15 militants were killed Tuesday in separate clashes with Pakistani security forces, media reported.

  • Helicopter purchase scam: NCP against sacking Goa Governor

    Panaji:  The NCP today opposed Goa BJP’s demand to sack State Governor B V Wanchoo stating that no action can be initiated against him in the helicopter purchase scam unless CBI comes out with specific findings involving him in the case.

  • Vijay Mallya

    Sebi seeks clarification on rival bids for Mallya group’s MCFL

    Mumbai: Market regulator Sebi has sought clarifications from two rival bidders who have made offers for acquisition of additional stakes in Vijay Mallya-led UB Group’s Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (MCFL).

  • Arun Jaitley

    Expedite military purchases: Jaitley

    New Delhi:  Describing the slow pact of military purchases “a major concern”, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday said several decisions in the pipeline need to be expedited.

  • Syria now completely free of chemical weapons

    London: The international watchdog OPCW has said that Syria has handed over the last of its declared chemical weapons to be shipped out of the country for destruction.