Free Press Journal
  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi

    Hug Americans by all means, but don’t play into their hands

    Mumbai : The American ‘strategic’ embrace has supplanted the Russian bear hug with both Narendra Modi and Barack Obama agreeing to jointly undertake military hardware production. Not just that, the frequency of the military games will go up; both countries will move in tandem in South China Sea; share a common goal of reconstruction in Afghanistan; and the contours of future defence ties will take shape within an institutionalised military template.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Digvijay hits out at Centre on making U-turn on N-deal clause

    Indore:  Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh has accused the BJP-led NDA government of making “U-turns” on a number of issues including the nuclear deal between India and US. “During Congress-led UPA regime, the BJP leaders termed the bill on Civil Nuclear deal between India and US as against the interest of the country. On the basis of BJP’s suggestions amendments were also made in its sub-clause. Despite that BJP opposed the Bill

  • R K Laxman

    R.K.Laxman, the Uncommon Cartoonist

    Mumbai: Journalists the world over acknowledged the roles of the late editor of the ‘Washington Post’, Benjamin Bradlee, and reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein for the ‘Watergate’ expose. But people who were in the know of things added one more name, the paper’s cartoonist Herblock. Nixon, it was reported, hated Herblock more than other Washington Post journalists for his cruel and brilliant caricature of the President. The cartoons relentlessly portrayed Nixon

  • Rosetta spacecraft

    Rosetta provides unique insight into comet shedding its dusty coat

    Washington : ESA’s Rosetta mission has enabled scientists to watch the life cycle of a comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as it sheds the dusty coat accumulated over the past 4 years. The COmetary Secondary Ion Mass Analyzer, or COSIMA, is one of Rosetta’s three dust analysis experiments. It started collecting, imaging and measuring the composition of dust particles shortly after the spacecraft arrived at the comet in August 2014.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama to conclude India trip with Siri Fort address

    New Delhi : US President Barack Obama, who is on a three-day visit of India, shall conclude his trip by addressing a select gathering at the Siri Fort Auditorium in the national capital on Tuesday. President Obama shall reportedly be focussing on the relationship between India and the US and on the importance of diversity as a democratic value, followed by a question-answer round.

  • Narendra Modi, Barack Obama to jointly address nation on ‘Mann Ki Baat’

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama shall jointly address the nation on Tuesday via the radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, that shall be aired by national broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) at 8 pm. Prime Minister Modi, in a tweet, has stated that the recording of the joint address by the two leaders has been completed. “Sharing our ‘Mann Ki Baat’ during the recording of the

  • Talks not possible till Pakistan addresses our concerns: India

    New Delhi :  In a strong statement made to Pakistan, India has said that talks with Islamabad will not be possible till the Islamic Republic addresses all concerns, including those of terrorism, raised by New Delhi. According to reports, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan, in an interaction with reporters in Islamabad, stated that negotiations between the two nations will not be possible in a ‘climate of terror’, adding that despite

  • Kailash Satyarthi

    Barack Obama to meet Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

    New Delhi : US President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday, the last day of the visiting dignitary’s three day trip to India. The US President shall also meet three children rescued by Satyarthi’s ‘Bachpan Bachao’ organisation: Deepak, a former child labourer; Ayub Khan, who was forced to work in a button-making factory under the influence of substances; and Payal, who refused to be married off

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex touches new high; capital goods stocks surge

    Mumbai:  A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Tuesday scaled a new peak and was trading at 99.95 points or 0.34 percent up. The index touched a high of 29,456.63 points, surpassing its previous high of 29,408.73 points it touched Jan 23. Good buying was observed in capital goods, auto and banking, while selling pressure was seen in IT, metal and technology, media and entertainment (TECK) sectors.

  • Rahul Gandhi, Road Show

    Delhi polls: Rahul Gandhi to hold roadshow

    New Delhi : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday is scheduled to hold a road show in the Kalkaji area of the national capital, as the campaigning for the upcoming Delhi assembly elections is set to gather momentum.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will also be addressing gatherings later in the week.  BJP president Amit Shah and other leaders have already begun campaigning for chief

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 9 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai:  The rupee depreciated by 9 paise to 61.51 in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh demand for the American currency from importers. Dealers said fresh demand for the American currency from importers mainly put pressure on the rupee but a higher opening in the domestic equity market and the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas, capped the losses.  The rupee had ended higher by 28 paise

  • Cabinet Likely To Take Up 3G Spectrum Pricing Today

    New Delhi : The Cabinet is likely to consider the reserve price for spectrum auction in the 2100 MHz band, which is being used for providing 3G mobile services.

  • Missed Taj, But Obama Recalls Visit To Humayun’s Tomb

    New Delhi  : It was a pleasant surprise for US President Barack Obama when he spotted 16-year-old Vishal in the Town Hall gathering on Tuesday whom he had met four years ago working along with some construction workers during his visit to the Humayun’s Tomb.

  • CPM Welcomes Mani’s Critics

    Thiruvananthapuram : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) that once wooed Kerala Congress (M), the third largest constituent of the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF), into the opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF) headed by it by offering chief ministership to its leader and Finance Minister K Mani, is now spreading red carpet to his detractors in the ruling front.

  • Action Plan In 90 Days

    India, US Plan Task Force For Developing Three Smart Cities

  • PC’s Son Crosses Sword With TN Congress

    Panaji : In a new turf war in the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC), former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s politically ambitious son Karti Chidambaram has crossed swords with the Congress state president EVKS Elangovan by refusing to respond to the latter’s show cause notice for organising a meeting of his supporters. Instead, he has contended that only the All India Congress Committee (AICC) can seek an explanation from him since he

  • Facebook Suffers Brief Outage

    London : Popular social networking site Facebook went down for over 40 minutes on Tuesday, the longest in the website’s history, though the site was later up and running, reports IANS.