Free Press Journal
  • Barack Obama

    Kenya ‘homecoming’ to cap Barack Obama Africa charm offensive

    Washington: Barack Obama will make a first presidential pilgrimage to his father’s homeland of Kenya this week, the capstone of a weeklong overture to Africa taking in three key nations. Obama will host recently elected Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria — Africa’s most populous nation and biggest economy — at the White House today.

  • Silver

    Silver futures below Rs 34,000 on lower global cues

    New Delhi: Silver prices fell below Rs 34,000 level by slumping Rs 599 to Rs 33,601 per kg in futures trade in line with a weak trend overseas where the metal dropped to seven-month low. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in September dived by Rs 599, or 1.75 per cent to Rs 33,601 per kg in a business turnover of 927 lots. Also, the metal for delivery in far-month December tumbled Rs 579

  • US Airstrike

    Afghan officials say 14 soldiers killed in US air strike

    Pul-e Alam (Afghanistan): At least 14 Afghan soldiers were killed in a US air strike early today on an army checkpoint in a Taliban-infested province south of Kabul, officials said. “At 6:00 am today, two US helicopters attacked a checkpoint in Baraki Barak district of Logar province,” district governor Mohammad Rahim Amin told AFP. “The checkpoint caught fire… and 14 Afghan army soldiers were killed,” he added. An American military official said he was “aware of an

  • China Stock market

    China stock market fail a test to evaluate resilience

    Beijing: The dramatic fall of China’s stock market is “a test to evaluate the resilience of the Chinese economy”, a state-run daily said Monday, assuring that the country’s outlook is still bright.  An opinion piece in Global Times on Monday said that China’s economic fundamentals are more robust than its counterparts elsewhere. “The recent dramatic fall of the Chinese stock market is a test to evaluate the resilience of the Chinese economy.

  • Standard Chartered

    Standard Chartered rejigs regional, client businesses

    New Delhi: In a major management structure rejig, Standard Chartered Group today it will divide its regional businesses across the world into four major regions instead of eight at present. Standard Chartered has divided its regional businesses under ASEAN & South Asia, including India; Africa & Middle East; Greater China & North Asia, and Europe & Americas. ASEAN and South Asia will be led by Ajay Kanwal, Africa & Middle East by Sunil Kaushal, and Ben

  • Shaila Dande

    Young woman constable ends life

    Thane: A newly-wed woman police constable attached to the Thane Police headquarters allegedly committed suicide at her residence near here by consuming acid, police said today. Sr PI K N Gete of Kolsewadi Police Station said that 23-year-old Shaila Dande, who ended her life yesterday was married to one Pandurang Kalu Dande (30), an advocate in the Bombay High Court, on June 7, 2015.

  • Gold

    Gold crashes below Rs 25,000 per 10 grams in futures trade

    New Delhi: Gold prices fell below Rs 25,000 per 10 grams today by tumbling Rs 524 in futures trade after the precious metal sank to over five-year lows in global market. At the MCX, the gold contract for delivery in August crashed by Rs 524, or 2.06 per cent, to Rs 24,974 per 10 grams in a business volume of 597 lots at the Multi Commodity Exchange. Also, the metal for delivery in far-month October was trading

  • Arun Jaitley

    Sluggish economy, overloading taxation system can’t create jobs: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that a sluggish economy and an overloading taxation system cannot create jobs. “A sluggish economy cannot create jobs. An overloading taxation system will not be able to create jobs. From the past twelve months, we have been working towards social security and better working conditions for labourers,” he said in his address at the inauguration of 46th session of Indian Labour Conference.

  • Xi Jinping

    Train army to adapt to new situations: Xi Jinping

    Beijing: President Xi Jinping has called for strict management and training of the Chinese army to adapt to new situations and tasks and achieve the goal of a stronger army. Xi, who is the general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the remarks when visiting the 16th army group on Saturday, reported Xinhua.

  • Sanjay Raut

    ‘Will stand with BJP in Parliament, share same DNA’: Sanjay Raut

    New Delhi : The Shiv Sena on Monday said that it would stand with the BJP in the monsoon session adding that both the parties shared the same DNA. “We share DNA with the BJP, I am sure something will come out of meeting today and we will stand together in Parliament. Every Parliament session has such an environment, whatever the issues are will be discussed,” said Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut. The monsoon

  • Microsoft

    India story is very exciting one: Microsoft

    New York: Microsoft recognises India as a “growth opportunity”, a senior company executive has said as he voiced enthusiasm over the potential of combining the firm’s technological tools with the country’s ambitious campaigns like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’.

  • Amarnath Yatra

    1,342 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

     Jammu: A fresh batch of 1,342 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security. The batch comprising 909 men, 312 women, 24 children and 97 others left in a cavalcade of 38 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4.50 AM, a police official said. The convoy has already reached Patnitop on the Jammu- Srinagar National Highway. With today’s batch, as many as 37,265 pilgrims have so far

  • Japan’s Mitsubishi apologises to US prisoners of war

    Los Angeles: Japan’s Mitsubishi Materials has made a landmark apology to US prisoners of war forced to work in its mines during World War II, seven decades after the conflict. The Japanese government only officially apologised to former American POWs five years ago, and Mitsubishi’s initiative yesterday appeared to be the first of its kind by a Japanese corporation.

  • Vyapam Scam

    Congress wants to play ‘politics’ on Vyapam scam, says BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday accused the Congress of politicsing the Vyapam scam and said that this case is under the purview of the Supreme Court. “The Vyapam case is in the purview of court. If the Congress still makes hue and cry on it means they just want to play politics on issue,” said BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi. The CBI has constituted a special team of 40 officers, headed by

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray anchors Great Britain to first Davis Cup semi-final in 34 years

    London : World number three Andy Murray battled past Gilles Simon in a dramatic four-set thriller to help Great Britain reach their first Davis Cup semi-final in 34 years. Murray overcame his French opponent Simon 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-0 in a thrilling contest at Queen’s Club to give Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five tie, the BBC reported. This was Murray’s third straight victory after thumping Jo-Wilfred Tsonga on Friday followed

  • Cuba’s reopened embassy in US to fly original vintage flag

    Havana/Washington: The Cuban government is preparing to reopen its embassy in Washington on Monday with the original Cuban flag that was taken down in 1961, when the two nations cut off ties.  In a move heavy with symbolism, the flag to be raised during the inauguration ceremony is the one that was lowered on January 3, 1961, when the Cuban diplomatic mission in the US closed, reported Xinhua.

  • Michael Clarke

    Michael Clarke says Australia can improve after trouncing England

    London: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his side still had room for improvement after their utterly dominant 405-run win in the second Ashes Test against England at Lord’s. They needed just 37 overs to bowl England out for a meagre 103 on the fourth day yesterday, paceman Mitchell Johnson leading the way with three cheap wickets, having set their arch-rivals a mammoth victory target of 509 runs.

  • Gujarat government plans to relocate existing electricity infrastructure

    Ahmedabad: In order to facilitate developmental works by various urban and semi-urban civic bodies in the state, the Gujarat government has decided to undertake a project to relocate existing electricity infrastructure, such as poles and transformers, at a cost of Rs 100 crore.

  • Chinese doctors protest violent attacks by patients

    Beijing: About six lakh doctors in China have signed an online petition against the increasing attacks by angry patients and their relatives, calling for an end to the frustrating violence and abuse against the medical staff. The campaign was launched after a physician was injured by her patient in south China’s Guangdong Province on Wednesday. The police in Huizhou City, Guangdong, said yesterday that the suspect surnamed Liao has confessed to the attack on

  • 323 recruits take part in Passing Out Parade in Jammu-Kashmir

    Srinagar : Three hundred and twenty three army recruits took part in an impressive Passing Out Parade (POP) at the Bana Singh Parade Ground in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Light Infantry Regimental Centre showcased its latest batch of 323 passing out recruits from the state. Marching in precise unison with a singular aim of devoting their life in service of their nation, singing their Regimental Song ‘Balidanam Veer Lakshnam’, the young soldiers inspired