Free Press Journal
  • Constitutional amendment demanded to protect Arunachal tribes

    Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP has demanded a constitutional amendment to delete the words “any Naga tribe” suffixed after the Nocte, Tangsa, Wancho, Tutsa and other tribes in the Scheduled Tribes list of the state.

  • Nifty, Sensex hit new life-time highs on capital inflows

    Mumbai: The NSE Nifty and BSE Sensex today scaled new record highs of 7,848.30 and 26,320.66 respectively in afternoon trade on the back of rally in banking, auto, capital goods and oil & gas sector stocks amid sustained capital inflows.

  • China denies xenophobic campaign against multinational firms

    Beijing: China has rejected criticism that recent spate of anti-monopoly investigations against a host of multinational firms, including Microsoft, bordered on a xenophobic campaign, saying that both foreign and local firms were equal before the law.

  • Body of girl found in Howrah

    Howrah:  The body of an unidentified teenaged girl was found in front of a college at Sherpur in Howrah district, police said today.

  • Saradha scam: Aparna Sen questioned by ED

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today questioned yesteryear actor Aparna Sen in connection with its probe in the Saradha chit fund scam case.

  • Floods ravage 1500 villages in UP and Bihar, death toll 28

    Bahraich/Darbhanga : Over 1500 villages  in nine districts of Uttar Pradesh have been severely affected by floods. So far, the death toll has been pegged at 28, and thousands are said to be homeless.

  • Shabir Ahmad Shah

    Bilateral talks cannot resolve Kashmir issue: Ahmad Shah

    Srinagar:  Senior separatist leader Shabir Ahmad Shah today welcomed the upcoming Indo-Pakistan Foreign Secretary level talks but maintained that bilateral dialogue between the two countries would not resolve the Kashmir issue as people of the state were principle party to the dispute.

  • Ebola Virus

    India-headed Nigerian dies showing Ebola symptoms

    Abu Dhabi: A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, travelling from Nigeria to India for cancer treatment, has died in the UAE after showing symptoms similar to those of deadly Ebola virus, health authorities said here Sunday.

  • Manish Tewari

    Tewari blames Centre for polarising nation religious lines

    New Delhi: Congress Party leader Manish Tewari on Monday blamed the BJP-led NDA Government for polarising the country along religious lines and for extending patronage to elements espousing such causes. He called upon right thinking pluralistic political forces to fight this menace.

  • YSRC stalls AP Assembly session on law & order debate

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was adjourned for the day today without transacting any real business after main Opposition YSR Congress members  stalled the proceedings demanding debate on alleged poor law and order situation in the state.

  • Manish Tewari

    Congress questions Centre’s deafening silence over Pak envoy

    New Delhi : Congress leader Manish Tewari today questioned the NDA Government’s deafening silence over Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s invitation to Kashmiri separatist leaders for talks before the foreign secretaries of the two countries meet in Islamabad on August 25.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa suggests two-tier tax machinery

    Chennai:  Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has suggested to the central government to delegate the levy, collection and appropriation of tax substitutes for value added tax (VAT), central excise and service tax by the state.

  • Pakistan government to hold dialogue with protesters

    Islamabad: Pakistani government Sunday announced to hold talks with two opposition political leaders who are leading thousands of their supporters in sit-ins in Islamabad and demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • S Korea, US starts military drill despite North threats

    Seoul: South Korea and the United States today launched an annual military drill, Seoul’s defence ministry said, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a “merciless” retaliatory strike.

  • Pope wraps up Asia trip with call for Korean peace

    Seoul: Pope Francis is wrapping up his first visit to Asia with a Mass for peace and reconciliation in Seoul’s cathedral attended by the South Korean president and a handful of North Korean defectors.

  • IAEA chief says visit to Iran ‘useful’

    Tehran:  The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Sunday that his brief visit to Iran and talks with top Iranian officials were “useful”, as he offered new proposals to boost cooperation between the UN nuclear watchdog and the Islamic republic, a media report here said.