Free Press Journal
  • Kerala, London to collaborate in IT sector

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala and London will collaborate to promote small and medium enterprises, and start-ups in the Information Technology (IT) sector, an official said on Monday.

  • Arun Jaitley

    India can’t be nor will be treated as a ‘tax haven’: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the NDA Government is determined not to allow India to be treated as a ‘tax haven’ and added that every legitimate tax demand cannot be seen or considered as an act of tax terrorism. “Every legitimate tax demand cannot be considered to be tax terrorism. We are targeting tax stability but, India should not be treated as a tax haven,” Jaitley said in

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Parrikar witnesses undocking of first Scorpene submarine in Mumbai

    Mumbai : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday witnessed the float out of the first of six Scorpene submarines (Project 75) from Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) here. Parikkar is in Mumbai to review the P-75 submarine programme administered by the Western Naval Command (WNC). According to reports, six Scorpene-class submarines are being built at BDL in collaboration with French company DCNS.

  • Air India

    AI pilots indulge in verbal duel before flight take off

    New Delhi: Two Air India pilots allegedly indulged in a heated argument on board a Jaipur-Delhi flight just before its departure and have been derostered. The incident took place when an Air India flight from Jaipur was readying to take off for Delhi yesterday evening. An Air India spokesperson said both the pilots- commander and co-pilot- have been derostered pending investigation. “There were only heated exchanges between the commander and co-pilot over some issue. We have already

  • 17 terror suspects held in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Seventeen suspected militants, including two who recently returned from Syria, have been detained in Malaysia for allegedly planning terror activities in the Muslim-majority country’s capital city Kuala Lumpur. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar tweeted that the suspects were detained by the Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division personnel yesterday.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Earlier land law hugely anti-farmer: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: The land law passed in 2013, which is sought to be replaced, was hugely “anti-farmer”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.  “The 2013 land law was hugely detrimental to rural India,” Jaitley said at the national convention of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here.  “The law is most unfriendly for rural India. It has no provision for rural infrastructure, even acquiring of land for irrigation has been left

  • Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus

    Washington: Islamic extremists grab parts of Iraq and Syria. Yemen slides into civil war. Iran’s nuclear program strains US relations with Israel. Ukraine fights Russian-backed separatists. At a time of crisis across the Middle East and beyond, the Obama administration is trying to keep its focus on a widely advertised shift to Asia.

  • Narendra Modi

    Opposition misleading people on issue of tribal,forest land: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Amid a raging debate on the controversial land bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused opposition parties of misleading people on the issue of tribal and forest land saying such a campaign will hurt the interests of the country. He said tribal and forest land do not come under the ambit of the land bill and are protected by separate laws. “The land bill has no mention…there is no word on tribal and forest land

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi calls for better management of solid waste

    New Delhi : Calling for the better management and use of solid waste, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India is effectively moving towards applying solar and wind energy to various activities of daily life. “We are moving in the direction of solar and wind energy, we also need to stress upon solid waste management. India wants environment protection by using nuclear energy but, countries say no to nuke energy to India,”

  • Dalit youth thrashed to death in UP

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): A dalit youth was allegedly beaten to death by three persons over old enmity in Basiri village here, police said today. 21-year-old Pushpender was thrashed on Saturday by Kailash, Ravi and Govind after they took him to a nearby forest. He succumbed to his injuries last evening, police said.  Victim’s brother Kapil lodged a complaint following which a case was registered against the three, police said, adding, efforts are on to nab the absconding accused.

  • India can take lead on environment issues: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that India was ready to take the lead in environmental protection but it does not get the required nuclear fuel for producing clean energy.  Inaugurating a two-day conference of state environment and forest ministers at Vigyan Bhavan here, Modi said that India was ready to take lead in environment protection but “people who lecture us on environment and the use of cleaner energy

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama assures Israel he is absolutely committed to its security

    Washington : United States President Barack Obama has said that he is “absolutely committed to making sure” that Israel maintained a military advantage over Iran, amid mounting criticism of the recently-struck framework nuclear deal. Obama said that he understood and respected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance that Israel was “particularly vulnerable” and did not have the “luxury” to test these propositions. He however, added that he was absolutely committed to making sure that

  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    Bad nuclear deal will allow Tehran to use sanction relief to bolster

    Washington : While branding the agreement reached on Iran’s controversial nuclear program “a bad deal,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asserted that Tehran would use the relief from sanctions to bolster its military operations and its “terror machine.”

  • Goa minister’s wife says don’t send children to convent schools

    Panaji: Goa Minister Dipak Dhavalikar’s wife Lata has waded into controversy after she asked parents not to send their children to convent schools even as she urged women to desist from aping Western culture, saying it has led to rise in incidents of rape. Lata, who is a functionary of controversial right wing organization Sanatan Saunstha, was addressing a convention in Margao yesterday, when she made this statement.

  • Seven arrive from strife-hit Yemen

    Chennai : Seven persons hailing from different parts of Tamil Nadu and evacuated from strife-torn Yemen by the Government, arrived here this morning. They arrived from Mumbai by three private airlines and were accorded a warm reception at the airport here.  Muthukumar and Arun, employees of a private company in Yemen, expressed relief at being evacuated by the Indian agencies. Those who returned today belonged to Tiruchirappalli, Madurai, Tiruvallore and Tirunelvei districts, officials said.

  • Omar Abdullah led NC stages walkout from Jammu-Kashmir Assembly

    Jammu: National Conference (NC) members led by Omar Abdullah today staged a walkout from Jammu and Kashmir Assembly over failure of the government to reply to a call attention motion of their member on the situation arisen due to landslides in his constituency.

  • Oman Air launches direct Muscat-Goa flight service

    Dubai: Oman’s national carrier has launched a direct flight service to Goa, the eleventh destination in India as part of the airline’s major expansion plan. Oman Air’s flight service from Muscat to Goa, which started on March 29, offers four flights per week to cater the strong demand from leisure travellers drawn by the coastal’ state’s famed natural beauty.  It also provides air travellers from India’s eastern coast opportunities to visit Oman and experience the country’s culture and

  • CCTV

    Fabindia top bosses to be quizzed in voyeurism case

    Panaji: Goa Police will quiz two top officials of Fabindia tomorrow in connection with the voyeurism case filed against the outlet’s staff after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani alleged that the store had a CCTV camera focusing at the trial room. The state crime branch has issued summons to Fabindia’s Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta and Managing Director William Bissell asking them to remain present for the investigation.

  • P C Chacko

    ‘VVIP’ AAP is the ‘worst example’ of whatever they have criticized: P C Chacko

    New Delhi : Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Monday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has emerged as the worst example of whatever they have criticized in the past, including ‘VVIP culture.’ “AAP has been saying many things which probably was only for the sake of publicity and not that they believe in those things. Today, after two months in government, they have become the worst example of whatever they were

  • kenya college attack

    Kenyan govt names Garissa University College attack mastermind

    Washington : The Kenyan government has reportedly named Mohamed Mohamud, also known by aliases Dulyadin and Gamadhere, as the mastermind who planned Thursday’s attack in Kenya’s Garissa University College, according to a tweet from the country’s Interior Ministry. The ministry said in a document that Mohamud was “credited with having an extensive terrorist network within Kenya,” reported the CNN.