Free Press Journal
  • Nagaland govt prefers CBI probe in lynching case

    Kohima: The Nagaland government has recommended a CBI inquiry into the March 5 Dimapur lynching case, Chief Minister T R Zeliang said on Thursday, reports PTI.

  • Yemen prez flees palace after jet attack

    Aden :  An air raid on the presidential palace in Yemen’s southern city of Aden and intense fighting at the airport today raised fears for President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled his residence.

  • Govt can fix prices of select fertilisers

     NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court rejected a Fertiliser Association of India petition challenging the government’s right to fix prices of fertilisers. In 2013, the government had issued a notification allowing it to fix the prices of phosphatic and potassic fertilisers. The umbrella organisation of fertiliser companies had argued that fixing of prices disabled companies from recovering adverse fluctuation of costs. The government’s contention was that benefits of fall in global prices

  • Let’s do lunch: Michelle to Abe

    Tokyo : Michelle Obama suggested a lunch date with Shinzo Abe at his wife’s restaurant today, offering the Japanese prime minister a place at her table next time she is in town, reports AFP.

  • Shy guy, Upen Patel?

    Upen Patel was recently called upon stage to present the award for the most stylish actress on Indian Television, and to his surprise the winner of the honor was none other than KarishmaTanna! The duo has been linked together since their tryst at the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’ early this year.

  • Sri Lanka’s future in great hands: Sanga

    Johannesburg: Sri Lanka cricket great Kumar Sangakkara has claimed that he is positive about the future of the team and believes that the team is in great hands, after the wicketkeeper batsman bowed out of ODIs following a World Cup quarterfinal defeat by South Africa. Sangakkara said that he believes that the team is in great hands, adding that skipper Angelo Mathews has been such an impressive leader right throughout. He also

  • Govt to shut seven more ill PSUs

    New Delhi:  The government has approved closure of seven terminally ill public sector units, including HMT Watches, that have incurred a total loss of around Rs 3,139 crore over a period of time, Minister of State for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises G M Siddeshwara said. The PSUs whose closure has been approved are HMT Bearings, Tungabhadra Steel Products, Hindustan Photo Films Manufacturing Co, HMT Watches, HMT Chinnar Watches, Hindustan Cables and

  • Affirmative action not cast(e) in stone

    Anyone familiar with the socio-economic history of Jats in northern India would have had no problem identifying them with the relatively well-off groups in the wider agrarian society. A land-owning caste, Jats have dominated the rural economy in these parts like no other caste. Yet, distortions of the reservation policy, and the need of politicians to garner votes at all costs, caused the Jats to demand backward status even when they lorded

  • Maha might become a ‘dry’ state soon

    Mumbai : Maharashtra might become a dry state in near future. After Chandrapur, the state is contemplating on extending the ban on liquour to the districts, if demand comes in from the villages, Social Justice Minister Dilip Kamble told the Legislative Council on Thursday.

  • Beating India a real challenge for any team, says Mashrafe

    Melbourne : Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza on Thursday showered accolades on the Indians who thrashed his side by 109 runs here, saying that it would be a challenge for any team to beat the defending champions in the ongoing cricket World Cup.

  • Arrest over FB post: SC to hear plea

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Friday a plea seeking an explanation from Uttar Pradesh Police about the circumstances under which a Class XII student was arrested for allegedly posting on Facebook ‘objectionable’ comments against senior Samajwadi Party leader and minister Azam Khan, reports PTI.

  • Kerry, Zarif see progress in Iran N-talks

    Lausanne :US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart reported “progress” in talks on Tehran’s contested nuclear programme but with still much left to achieve ahead of a March 31 deadline.

  • German couple compensates Greece for war ‘damages’

    Athens : A German couple visiting Greece were hailed as heroes by the local press today after paying €875 ($945) to a town hall in what they said were World War II reparations.

  • Weather flip-flop still continues

    Mumbai : Mumbaikars will have warmer days and colder nights with the city witnessing varying temperatures and the maximum going up by nearly four degrees Celsius just in a day.

  • Too much talent affecting Aus:  Waugh

    Sydney: Former Australian cricket great Steve Waugh has warned the current squad of being wary of the excessive talent they have in the team as he insists that they could be their own biggest enemy in big matches in the World Cup. He warned that their only danger is if that they’ve got so much talent that one can sometimes leave it up to the next person. He claimed that he knows

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You are in a hurry to achieve your goals and today the time will be sufficient for you to do all your work at work place and also at home. Romantic relationship will be fine today.

  • Factors Which Influence People

    A Tata, Ambani, Bajaj, or a Birla accumulates a fortune through the application of the same principles that are available to all of us. We envy their wealth without ever thinking of studying their philosophy and appropriating it to our own use. We look at a successful man at the hour of his triumph and not when he was struggling.