Free Press Journal
  • Train Derails

    No casualties in Latehar train accident, confirm Rail officials

    Latehar: Railway officials have confirmed that there were no casualties in the train accident that occurred in Jharkhand’s Latehar district, after the Patna-bound Palamu Express derailed following a blast on the railway tracks by suspected Maoist rebels.

  • Will not give ball possession easily: Lalit Upadhyay

    Antwerp (Belgium): Confident after registering two wins in the ongoing Hockey World League Semi-Final, Indian midlfielder Lalit Upadhayay said the team will look to improve ball-possession in the next couple of games against Pakistan and Australia. After opening their account with 3-2 win against France, India came up with an improved showing against Poland with a convincing 3-0 triumph. Upadhayay said that India are eyeing a clean sweep in the league phase. While we won the

  • Rupinder’s absence hurt India’s PC conversion: Van Ass

    Antwerp (Belgium): India may have enjoyed a winning run in the opening two games of the ongoing Hockey World League semifinals, but coach Paul van Ass admits that the team has faced penalty corner issues in the absence of injured drag flicker Rupinder Pal Singh. India’s penalty corner attempts have made little impression in the matches against minnows France and Poland, although stand-in shooter Manpreet Singh scored a goal in the opening fixture.

  • Robert Firmino

    Brazil slowly inching back to their best: Robert Firmino

    La Serena (Chile): Brazil striker Roberto Firmino says his side is slowly inching its way to its best at the Copa America football tournament despite the loss of talismanic captain Neymar to a tournament-ending four-match ban. Neymar was handed the penalty following his red card in the Group C 0-1 loss to Colombia.  “Of course we are sad because of his suspension and his exit, but the Selecao are looking better and

  • Narendra Modi

    PM to launch 3 schemes for transforming urban India

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set tomorrow to launch three mega flagship schemes aimed at transforming urban India, including the much talked about Smart Cities proposal, with a whopping Rs 4 lakh crore kitty having been lined up for the projects.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Swaraj leaves for Nepal to attend donors’ conclave

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today embarked on a two-day visit to Nepal to attend an international donors’ conclave where she is likely to announce a major financial package by India for reconstruction of the quake-hit Himalayan nation. The International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction (ICNR) has been organised by the Nepalese government to raise funds for carrying out rebuilding of areas devastated by the massive earthquake of April 25 which claimed

  • French government says spying “unacceptable between allies”

    Paris: France today said that spying was “unacceptable between allies” after WikiLeaks said leaked documents showed that the US wiretapped President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors.  “It is unacceptable between allies,” French government spokesman Stephane Le Foll said, shortly before an emergency meeting called by Hollande with his security chiefs. “It is difficult to accept that between allies… there can be this kind of activity, particularly related to wiretapping linked to the president of the Republic,” Le

  • WikiLeaks: NSA eavesdropped on the last 3 French presidents

    Paris: WikiLeaks published documents that it says show the US National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents, releasing material which appeared to capture officials in Paris talking candidly about Greece’s economy, relations with Germany and, ironically, American espionage. The release caused an uproar among French politicians, although it didn’t reveal any huge surprises or secrets. France itself is on the verge of approving broad new surveillance powers, and is among several US allies that

  • Arun Jaitley

    Govt to weed out root cause of black money: Jaitley

    San Francisco: In a stern message on black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the government is targeting to weed out the root causes of this menace and a one-time compliance window will be announced in the next few days for those with undeclared assets abroad to come clean. “The government is taking a number of steps to compress the flow of black money. The most important step…is to weed out the

  • Iran’s ayatollah rejects long-term nuclear research freeze

    Tehran: Iran’s top leader has hardened his stance in nuclear negotiations with world powers as a deadline for a final deal rapidly approach, saying he rejects a long-term freeze on nuclear research and wants to ban international inspectors from accessing military sites. The comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who repeatedly has backed the Islamic Republic’s negotiators amid criticism from hard-liners, may give his diplomats little room for concessions ahead of the June 30 deadline.

  • tax

    No taxman can terrorise assesses of scrutiny: CBDT chief

    New Delhi:/ Seeking to allay concerns of taxpayers, CBDT has asked them not to get terrorised by threats of their cases being wilfully chosen for “scrutiny” by the taxman as the procedure is fully electronic and devoid of any human intervention. The taxman is empowered to undertake a scrutiny procedure, under section 143 (3) of the Income-tax Act, against any taxpayer if he/she is suspected to have not filed a correct return of

  • Global publics support US and fight against IS: poll

    Washington: Countries across the world have a favorable view of the US and its fight against the Islamic State radical group, according to a Pew Research Centre report. America’s use of torture, though, was widely condemned, with people in the 40 countries included in the study declaring the practice against suspected terrorists was not justified. Internationally, the global median of public perception of the US was 69 per cent favorable and 24 per cent unfavorable.

  • Gold

    Gold at two-month low on weak global cues, sluggish demand

    New Delhi: Continuing its falling streak for the fourth straight day, gold prices plunged by Rs 160 to trade at over two-month low of Rs 26,790 per 10 grams at the bullion market today largely in tandem with a weakening global trend coupled with easing demand from jewellers.

  • Praful bidwai

    Veteran journalist Bidwai dead 

    New Delhi: Senior journalist and well-known columnist Praful Bidwai has died, a family friend said on Wednesday. He was 65. Bidwai died in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening while eating at a cafe there, family friend Pamela Philipose told IANS. Earlier reports said he suffered cardiac arrest.

  • Jayant Sinha

    Economic recovery more statistical than real: Yashwant Sinha

    Mumbai: Questioning NDA government’s claims of economic recovery since it came to power, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has said that growth is up “only statistically” and there are serious issues which still need to be addressed. “We have recovered from the slowdown, at least statistically, if not really, because we have changed the norms,” Sinha, a former Union Finance Minister, said at an industry meet here late last evening.

  • Stephen Harper

    Canada must guard against terrorism: Stephen Harper

    Ottawa:  Canada is not immune to the threat of terrorism and so “continued vigilance is essential”, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said.  Harper made the remarks on Tuesday while laying a wreath in the Hall of Honour to mark the “National day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism” observed to honour those killed in the 1985 Air India bombing. An Air India flight flying from Toronto to London crashed off the coast of Ireland

  • Gold Prices

    Indians on gold buying spree, while Chinese gold imports tumble

    New York/Singapore: Demand for gold in China is reportedly dropping, where as it is on the rise in India. According to a report appearing in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), India and China are the two largest consumers of the yellow metal in the world, and this divergence in demand is being seen as unusual.

  • Smriti Irani

    Court takes cognizance of complaint against Smriti Irani

    New Delhi: In fresh trouble for HRD Minister Smriti Irani, a Delhi court today took cognizance of a complaint filed against her for allegedly giving false information about her educational qualification. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain took cognizance of the complaint and fixed the matter for recording of pre-summoning evidence on August 28.

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Nawaz Sharif reaffirms support for army ‘actions against criminals’

    Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated his support for the military in its “actions against criminals” and gave his approval for extending the fight against terrorism to urban centres. According to the Dawn, Sharif also praised the achievements made b the Zarb-i-Azb operation that will enter its next phase in July. The Prime Minister’s comment came during a meeting with the country’s General Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif. According to the Prime Minister’s


    Veg oil body SEA asks members to comply with food safety norms

    New Delhi: With food safety regulator FSSAI stepping up surveillance on packed food items including edible oils, vegetable oils industry body SEA has asked its members to comply with all norms under the FSSAI Act to avoid any difficulties at later stage.