Free Press Journal
  • ISIS

    A few Indians have left to join ISIS, says government

    New Delhi: There are intelligence inputs that a few Indian youth have left the country to join the ISIS (Islamic State) and the intelligence agencies were closely monitoring their movement and activities, parliament was told Tuesday.

    “There are intelligence inputs that a few Indian youth have left the country to join the ISIS. Their numbers, however, are miniscule. The intelligence agencies are

  • Criminalisation of politics: Meghalaya lawmakers demand NIA probe

    Shillong: Opposition legislators in Meghalaya Tuesday demanded a probe by the NIA into politicians hobnobbing with militants, even as Chief Minister Mukul Sangma assured that law would prevail in the state.

    “There was ample proof of criminalisation of politics in Meghalaya. Yet, we choose to remain blind to this or pretend it does not exist,” National People’s Party legislator James Sangma said,

  • Hong Kong Protest

    80 pro-democracy protesters arrested in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong: At least 80 pro-democracy protesters were arrested Tuesday in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district following multiple clashes between police and demonstrators, media reported.

    Police were trying to control a stretch of a street for hours where many demonstrators were refusing to abandon their protest.

    Bailiffs started to clear the occupying area in Mong

  • Adani's port

    Adani group to expand Dhamra port cargo handling capacity

    Kolkata: Eyeing an increased 100 million tonne cargo capacity by 2020, the Dhamra Port Company Limited – owned by the Adani Group – Tuesday announced it would pump in around Rs. 7,000 crore for expanding the cargo handling facility, an official said.

  • Rajya Sabha passes bill simplifying law for small establishments

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha Tuesday passed a bill which simplifies labour law procedures for establishments employing up to 40 workers.

    Moving the Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2011 Labour Minister Bandaru Dattareya said the main purpose of the amendment is simplification of laws.

    “The main purpose

  • Sania Mirza

    Sania named UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region by UN Women at an event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women.

    Sania, India’s most successful women’s tennis player and the first Indian to break into the World Tennis Association’s top 50 rankings, is the first South Asian woman to

  • voting

    Kashmiris defy separatists, brave cold weather to cast ballot

    Jammu/Srinagar: Voters in Jammu and Kashmir defied a boycott call by separatist groups and braved inclement weather to cast their ballot in large numbers as 15 assembly constituencies voted in the first of the five-phase state polls.

    State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umang Narula told the media in Jammu that more than 70 percent of the over one million voters cast their

  • Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi

    Ready for talks but ball in India’s court: Sharif

    Kathmandu:  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said Islamabad is ready to hold talks with India but “the ball is now in India’s court”, the Geo News reported.

    Speaking in the Nepal’s capital city, where he reached Tuesday to attend 18th Summit of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Nov 26-27, Sharif said the question about bilateral talks should be put

  • FC GOA

    FC Goa eye for third spot

    Margao: Having jumped to fourth spot after beating FC Pune City, FC Goa are now eyeing a victory against Kerala Blasters tomorrow in the Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda.

  • Chris Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth loves teasing wife

    Los Angeles: Actor Chris Hemsworth says he loves to tease his wife Elsa Pataky by pretending he cannot understand her, when in real he is just distracted.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Expert panel to review e-forms: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an expert committee to review e-forms and other overall filing process, in order to simplify procedures for stakeholders, Minister of Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley said here Tuesday.

  • Sushma Swaraj, Sartaj Aziz

    Sushma Swaraj, Sartaj Aziz meet briefly on SAARC sidelines

    Kathmandu: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today interacted briefly with Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz here on the margins of the SAARC Foreign Minister’s meeting during which they exchanged pleasantries.

  • Hong Kong Protest

    12 arrested during eviction of protesters in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong: At least 12 people were arrested in a police operation Tuesday to clear out pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district following multiple clashes between the police and demonstrators.

  • Turkey trains Iraqi Kurdish fighters

    Ankara: Turkish armed forces have trained 230 Iraqi Kurdish fighters of the autonomous administration in northern Iraq and will continue the training as long as needed, a media report said Tuesday.

  • Narendra Modi, SAARC Summit, Nepal, Kathmandu

    Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal for SAARC summit

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Modi arrived Kathmandu Tuesday afternoon in a special Indian Air Force aircraft to attend the 18th Saarc Summit Nov 26-27.

  • India, China Border

    China ready to hold fresh border talks with India

    Beijing: China welcomes India’s newly-appointed special representative on border talks, Ajit Doval, and expects a new round of parleys soon, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday.