Free Press Journal
  • Thailand deports scores of Uighur Muslims to China

    Bangkok : Thailand on Thursday has said it had deported around 100 Uighur Muslims detained in the kingdom since last year to China, in a move sparking fears for the safety of the asylum-seekers.

  • Bank unions target labour reforms, threaten strike on Sept 2

    Rajkot : The All-India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) today threatened a nation-wide strike call on September 2 to protest against the proposed labour law reforms. This is the second all-India bank strike in as many months.       “AIBEA has given a strike call to all bank employees to observe a nation-wide strike on September 2 to protest against the proposed amendments to labour laws, which are detrimental to workers,” AIBEA general secretary CH

  • Archery Association of India sends notice to archers

    New Delhi :  The Archery Association of India (AAI) on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to the archers and coaching staff of the Indian men’s compound team after they failed to turn up for a bronze medal play-off match in the recently-held World University Games.

  • US drone attack kills senior IS leader

    Islamabad : A senior leader of Islamic State (IS) militant group and former Pakistani Taliban spokesman was among 24 terrorists killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan along its border with Pakistan.  Shahidullah Shahid, a Pakistani national, was deputy chief of the IS, also known as Daesh in Arabic.

  • New drug clears skin in psoriasis sufferers

    New York : People suffering from psoriasis that causes itchy, dry and red skin may soon benefit from a drug that offers greater efficacy than the current standard of care for the chronic skin condition, shows phase II human trial, reports IANS.

  • Nitish to enforce prohibition if he retains power

    Patna: In a bid to woo women voters, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said prohibition would be imposed if he retained power after the coming Assembly elections.

  • Reply to PIL on floods: High Court directs authorities

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed State government and railway and municipal authorities to respond to a PIL alleging neglect and failure of authorities to drain out rain water which had paralysed normal life following heavy downpour in the city on June 18.

  • BSE mulls delisting over 1,000 stocks suspended for 7 yrs

    Mumbai : In a major clean-up exercise, top exchange BSE has proposed delisting more than 1,000 companies from its platform as trading in their shares have remained suspended for more than seven years for various penal reasons, reports PTI.

  • Unequal pay still concerns Dipika Pallikal

    New Delhi :  India’s top-ranked player Dipika Pallikal is conspicuous by her absence at the ongoing National Squash Championship but she remains firm on her stance of not being part of the premier domestic event until equal prize money is offered to male and female participants.

  • The Mindful Vacation

    WHEN a relaxing vacation seems further away than Timbuktu, here’s how to make the best of the little time you have. Your most important carry-on item? The mind-set you bring to the trip.

  • Long way off?

    There was palpable undercurrent of despondency in the manner ‘Freedom of Goa’ day was observed on Friday. The display of enthusiasm by the Goans in India was less real than in the past; as Friday  marked the 450th anniversary of the re-conquest of Goa by Afonso d’ Albuqurque, freedom for Goa seemed a long way off. Another reason for the sombre mood of the Goans was the Government of India’s policy towards

  • Leaders stand with 35 Malad schools

    Mumbai: A meeting of the joint action committee of city-based schools took place on Thursday to stand with 35 schools in Mal-wani area in Malad which are under hammer as they are construc-ted on the government land. Shikshak Bharti president and legis-lator Kapil Patil said, “Principals and teachers of 35 schools are on strike from earlier this week. It is a very sensitive issue as it is con-cerned with 35,000 students in

  • Drug compound can help reduce HIV potency

    New York : Researchers have discovered that supplementing existing antiretroviral therapy with a natural compound can reduce the potency of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), thereby halting the progression of AIDS, reports IANS.

  • MakeMyTrip, RBL Bank, IRCTC in Fortune India Next 500 list

    New Delhi : MakeMyTrip, RBL Bank, Inox wind and IRCTC are among the firms that have made it to the Fortune Next 500 list of Indian companies, which has been topped by iPhone distributor Redington India.  Redington India tops the list with annual revenue of over Rs 1,690 crore followed by Inox Wind (Rs 1,689 crore), ISMT (Rs 1,685 crore), Emcure Pharmaceuticals (Rs 1,683.5 crore) and Orientcraft (Rs 1,683 crore).