Free Press Journal
  • Singapore

    Singapore world’s most expensive city for expats

    Singapore: Singapore has retained the position of the world’s most expensive city for expatriates for the second successive year, according to a survey conducted the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

  • School student killed, 33 injured in Himachal accident

    Shimla: A six-year old girl student was killed and 33 students of a private school were injured on Tuesday when a bus driven by the school principal rolled down a 130-feet gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district, police said. The accident occurred near Banethi, some 20 km from Nahan town.

  • Malaysia, Arrest, Indian

    Three top brokers arrested in National Spot Exchange scam 

    Mumbai: Three top brokers, including Amit Rathi of Anand Rathi Commodities, were arrested by the Economic Offences Wing here in connection with the Rs.5,574-crore National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) scam, official sources said.

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    December 16 rapist like a robot: Documentary maker

    New Delh: Documentary maker Leslee Udwin, during the making of “India’s Daughter” which is based on the horrific December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi, tried several methods to evoke remorse or any other emotion in Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts, during their conversation but failed miserably. The director said he stoically listened to her like a robot.

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    Govt plays down embarrassment in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi: Government today played down the embarrassment it suffered in the Rajya Sabha on the motion of thanks to the President’s Address, saying it has no relevance except as a reminder that treasury benches do not have a majority. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said it was “unfair” on the part of the opposition to “force” this kind of amendment, but added that there was “nothing new” in it as it

  • Afzal Guru

    Guru’s body might have been cremated rather than buried: JK MLA

    Srinagar: The Union Home Ministry’s refusal to hand over the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to his family gives rise to suspicion that he might have been cremated rather than buried inside Tihar Jail, Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid has claimed. “…(The) Ministry of Home Affairs is maintaining its stand that Afzal Guru’s remains cannot be handed over to his family as he was buried, as per jail manual, in

  • India Hockey

    Poland women’s hockey team confident ahead of HWL Round 2

    New Delhi: The Poland women’s hockey team on Tuesday went through an intense training session and sounded confident of finishing on top in the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 that starts from Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.

  • Bharat FC faces Sporting in battle of struggling teams

    Pune: Debutants Bharat FC are upbeat about their ninth round I-League football clash tomorrow with another struggling outfit, Sporting Clube de Goa, at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here tomorrow. Bharat FC are currently 10th on the 11-team table, having garnered 5 points from 6 games while their winless Goan opponents occupy the last spot with 3 points from 7 games. A victory for the League debutants would help them inch their

  • Ranjib Biswal to remain IPL chairman

    New Delhi: Odisha Cricket Association president Ranjib Biswal will retain his position as the chairman of the cash-rich Indian Premier League in the new regime under Jagmohan Dalmiya. Although none of the sub-committees has been announced, it has been reliably learnt that there won’t be any change in the IPL hierarchy with Biswal being at the helm of affairs. “The east zone units need to stick together. Since Ranjib had supported Mr Dalmiya’s

  • No more beef in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Beef, the popular red meat, was on Tuesday banned in Maharashtra with presidential assent being accorded to the relevant legislation — two decades after the assembly had passed it during the former Shiv Sena-BJP government in the state.

  • Aadhar Card

    Maha Cabinet okays plan to issue Aadhar-linked ration cards

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet today approved the proposal to issue Aadhar-linked ration cards in a bid to curb fake beneficiaries and bring in transparency in the public distribution system (PDS). Under this Rs 173.72 crore-worth two-phased programme, Aadhar-linked ration cards will be distributed and all PDS outlets across the state will be connected with a mobile terminal technology-enabled biometric network. “We keep receiving complaints about irregularities and malpractices in PDS outlets and even fake

  • Scrap Metro-3 project, BJP asks Maharashtra Government

    Mumbai: Mumbai BJP secretary Vivekanand Gupta urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today, to scrap the Metro-3 project and implement the coastal road project instead, in a letter written to the CM. “The Metro-3 project is worth Rs 23,136 crore as of today and there are chances that costs will escalate. A whopping amount will be spent on the Metro but it will cover an area of only an upto western suburbs near

  • Maharashtra to have whistleblower/witness protection law

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that it would soon come out with a law to provide protection to whistleblowers and witnesses in sensitive cases. The court had last October asked it to frame a fresh policy on the issue. The division bench headed by Justice A S Oka was today informed that the government was likely to come out with a law instead of a mere policy.

  • Russian opposition bids farewell to slain Putin critic

    Moscow: Thousands of mourners today filed past the coffin of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, bidding farewell to a charismatic activist whose brazen assassination shocked the country. The 55-year-old former deputy prime minister, longtime Putin critic and anti-corruption crusader who was gunned down near the Kremlin late Friday, will be buried in Moscow later today. The European Union condemned what it called “arbitrary” bans imposed on several prominent European figures whom Russia

  • bus accident

    20 killed as bus falls off cliff in China

    Beijing: At least 20 members of an opera troupe were killed and 13 others injured today when a bus carrying them fell off a cliff in China’s central Henan Province. The accident took place in the early hours of the morning near the boundary between Xinxiang City and Linzhou City, according to local rescue headquarters. The bus with 33 staff of a privately owned opera troupe from Xingyang City in Henan Province was

  • Libyan Islamist forces bomb eastern oil ports

    Benghazi: Two major oil-ports in eastern Libya, Es Sidra and Ras Lanuf, were hit by an air-raid on Tuesday launched by the Islamist armed forces, according to security sources. A warplane fired rockets at oil facilities in Es Sidra and the airport in Ras Lanuf but caused no severe damage or casualties, an official from the Petroleum Facility Guard (PFG) said.

  • Top woman leader of LTTE arrested at Colombo airport

    Colombo: A top woman leader of the banned LTTE has been arrested by the Sri Lankan police at an airport here while she was trying to board a flight to Paris. 41-year-old Burugesu Pahiradi, the former chief of the women’s wing of the LTTE’s Sea Tigers, was arrested yesterday at the international airport here by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TD) of the police.

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    3 to 5 cups of daily coffee may lower heart attack risk

    Seoul: People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk of heart attack as they are less likely to develop clogged arteries, a major new study has claimed. Despite earlier concerns about a potential increase in heart disease risk associated with drinking coffee, a recent meta-analysis of 36 studies showed that moderate coffee consumption was associated with a decreased risk of heart disease. An international team

  • Pregnant woman with doctor .

    40 pc Indian women are underweight during pregnancy

    Washington: Over 40 per cent of Indian women are underweight when they begin pregnancy compared to 16.5 per cent of pre-pregnant females in sub-Saharan Africa, a region where people are poorer and fertility rates are higher than in India, a new study has found. The study by researchers at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs also found that on average women in both India and sub-Saharan Africa gain