Free Press Journal
  • ISIS

    Islamic State affiliate claims Libya bombings that killed 12

    Tripoli: The Islamic State group’s affiliate in Libya has claimed responsibility for a series of car bombings that killed 12 people in the country’s eastern city of Benghazi. The Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for yesterday’s bombings in a post on an Internet bulletin board site known to be used by the group and its sympathizers. The claim included a picture of an alleged Tunisian suicide bomber it said was involved in the

  • Airbus

    At least three Britons killed in Alps crash

    London: At least three Britons were among 150 people killed when a German airliner crashed in the French Alps, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said today.The minister offered his condolences to the families and friends of those involved in Tuesday’s crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320. There were no survivors. “We currently believe that three British people have been killed in this tragedy but we can’t rule out the possibility that there are further

  • Yemen military air base seized, president stays in Aden

    Sanaa: Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Wednesday remained in the port city of Aden after his tribal militia was defeated by the Shia Houthi group, who seized a military air base in Lahj province earlier in the day.

  • Mohammed Nasheed not to appeal 13-year jail term

    Male: Former Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed, sentenced to 13 years in jail under anti-terrorism laws, has decided not to appeal his conviction citing that the court has not released all the documents related to the case which are important for “a meaningful defence”. Nasheed’s office issued a statement last night saying that the former president has decided not to go for the appeal because the Criminal Court has not released the ‘End of

  • ‘No blacks’ Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

    Nairobi: A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said today. The restaurant fell into the spotlight of city authorities after furious residents took to social media to denounce an apparently racist policy of not allowing African patrons to eat there after 5 pm.

  • Milk is just what your brain ordered

    New York: Milk is not just good for babies, but for adults as well — at least their brains. New research at the University of Kansas Medical Center has found a correlation between milk consumption and the levels of the naturally-occurring antioxidant glutathione in the brain in older, healthy adults.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Fadnavis sitting on ministers’ assets details: RTI activist

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is yet to take a decision on making public his cabinet members’ declarations of their assets and liabilities,117 days after his government took office, an RTI activist said here on Wednesday.

  • Maha govt to facilitate soft loans for cops to buy own homes

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the government is trying to facilitate availability of loans at low interest rates for police personnel to buy homes. “We are trying to build government houses for police and also trying to make available soft loan for the police department employees so that they can buy their own houses,” Fadnavis said in the state Legislative Council here.

  • Eight oils that can heal your body

    Los Angeles: Using an adequate amount of the right kinds of fats and oils can play a pivotal role in slowing down the ageing of your body.

  • HC issues notice to Delhi law minister

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the city’s law minister, Jitendra Singh Tomar, and the Election Commission on a plea filed by BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg seeking setting aside of Tomar’s election from the Tri Nagar assembly constituency.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex falls for 6th day, down 50 pts to nearly 10-week low

    Mumbai: Ahead of March derivative contract expiry, the benchmark Sensex today closed 50 points down to nearly 10-week low of 28,111.83 on losses in capital goods, power and metal stocks, extending its string of losses to the sixth straight session. Sensex constituents such as L&T, SBI, TCS, NTPC, ONGC, GAIL, Coal India, Tata Steel, BHEL and Tata Power suffered losses. ICICI Bank, Tata Motors, Sun Pharma, Wipro, M&M and Sesa Sterlite notched up

  • India well equipped to take on Australia 

    India have not beaten Australia in any form of cricket in four months they have been Down Under. Does that count for anything in the context of the World Cup? It does not appear so seeing the unbeaten run of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men on their way to Thursday’s semifinal.

  • NHRC orders probe into abduction of woman by BJD MLA

    Bhubaneswar: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Odisha government to conduct a fresh inquiry by the Crime Branch into the alleged involvement of an BJD lawmaker in molesting and abducting a woman in November 2013.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Had raised concern in RS 3 yrs ago over misuse of IT Act: Jaitley

    New Delhi A day after Supreme Court struck down the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today posted on Facebook his speech in the Rajya Sabha about three years ago in which he had raised concerns over the misuse of the provisions of the legislation. “Powers are, normally, assumed under these rules on the assumption that they won’t be misused. We feel the pinch only when they

  • Tata Motors fixes rights issue price at Rs 450 a share

    New Delhi: Homegrown auto major Tata Motors today fixed the issue prices of two different types of shares at Rs 450 and Rs 271 per scrip for its proposed Rs 7,500 crore rights issue. At a meeting held today of the company’s board also approved buy-back of secured non-convertible debentures issued in May 2009 of face value of Rs 1,250 crore that mature on March 31, 2016, as part of its debt restructuring

  • Manmohan Singh

    Manmohan moves SC against summons in coal block allocation

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday moved the Suprme Court challenging the summons issued to him by a trial court over the allocation of coal blocks to Kumar Mangalam Birla owned Hindalco.

  • 36 held for animal sacrifice at Kaup fest

    Mangaluru: Thirty six persons were arrested in Udupi district today for allegedly violating ban on animal sacrifice during ‘Suggi Maripuja’ at Kaup in the district. The arrests were made during a raid after reports that poultry had been sacrificed at Kaup Marigudi premises during the celebrations which began yesterday, police said. The Karnataka High Court had ordered both the district Deputy Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police to strictly ensure that animal sacrifice

  • India, Qatar sign agreement on transfer of sentenced nationals

    New Delhi: India and Qatar on Wednesday signed an agreement for the transfer of sentenced persons between the two nations. Under this agreement, Indian prisoners convicted in Qatar can be deported to India to serve their sentence, and vice versa.