Free Press Journal
  • Referendum on temporary refugee camp held in Slovakia

    Bratislava (Slovakia): A referendum on setting up a temporary refugee camp was held in Slovakia’s Gabcikovo city. “People want to live in peace and security. The referendum was announced following a petition that was signed by 3,148 people,” Xinhua news agency quoted Mayor Ivan Fenes as saying on Sunday. The Slovak government has made an agreement with Austria on placing 500 refugees seeking asylum in Austria on a temporary basis at the Gabcikovo

  • Naxal Attacks

    Naxals set drill machine on fire in NMDC’s mine area

    Raipur: Naxals stormed into a mining region of the state-run NMDC in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district and set ablaze a drill machine and a vehicle, police said today. “A group of Maoists raided the mines deposit no.5 of National Mineral Development Corporation, located on Bailadila hills mining area under Bacheli police station limits late last night and torched the machine and a dumper engaged in mining work,” Kirandul Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) MZ Baig told PTI. On

  • Farmer Suicide

    Sonia Gandhi pulls up Agriculture Minister for ‘outrageous’ statement on farmer suicides

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government’s ‘anti-farmer’ policies has crippled farmers and also criticised Union Agriculture Minister Raja Mohan Singh for rubbing salt into their wounds by giving an outrageous answer to a question on farmer suicides.

  • RIO 2016

    Britain grabs two Olympic triathlon spots

    Rio de Janeiro: Britain secured two of the six Olympic triathlon places on offer at the sport’s official Rio 2016 test event in Copacabana here. Non Stanford and Vicky Holland took the silver and bronze for Britain in the women’s event on Sunday which was won by Gwen Jorgensen of the United States in one hour, 58 minutes and 46 seconds, reports Xinhua. “I’m over the moon. I’ve been working towards this

  • IAAF

    Four Caribbean federations support IAAF reforms

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Four Caribbean members of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) are supporting calls for reforms to the sport’s world governing body.

  • Nokia

    Nokia completes next stage of transformation with agreement to sell HERE to automotive industry consortium

    Espoo (Finland): Nokia has announced an agreement to sell its HERE digital mapping and location services business to a consortium of leading automotive companies, comprising AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG (the ‘Consortium’). The transaction values HERE at an enterprise value of EUR 2.8 billion with a normalized level of working capital and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

  • Woman constable killed over dowry in UP

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): A woman constable was allegedly beaten to death by her husband and in-laws over dowry in Khatauli town here, police said today. As per a complaint by Ompal Singh, Renu’s father, his daughter was beaten to death by her husband and her in-laws over dowry in Meerut yesterday, Station House Officer of Khatauli police station, Sunil Kumar said. She got married to Kapil Kumar, a computer engineer, in 2014, the SHO said. Renu, posted at

  • Man shot dead in UP

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): A 30-year-old man was shot dead by three unidentified bike-borne persons in Khatauli town here, police said today. The miscreants opened fire on Aas Mohammad last evening following which he was rushed to a hospital and declared dead, Station House Officer (SHO) S K Tyagi said. The body has been sent for post-mortem, the SHO said, adding that an investigation is on in the matter.

  • Amarnath

    322 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

    Jammu: A batch of 322 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas. The batch comprising 196 men, 71 women, five children and 50 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 10 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4:30 AM, a police official said. Amid tight security arrangements provided by CRPF, the convoy has already crossed Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar national highway, he said. With today’s batch, as many as 46,208 pilgrims

  • John Key, New Zealand

    New Zealand PM John Key to mark Singapore’s independence jubilee

    Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is to represent the country at celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence on August 9.  Key said on Monday that he would take part in events marking the 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s diplomatic relations with Singapore and the close ties between the two countries. “New Zealand is honoured to be one of the countries invited to celebrate this historic occasion in

  • China Stock Market

    Chinese stocks open lower on Monday

    Beijing: Chinese stocks opened lower on Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.33 percent to open at 3,614.99 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 1.58 percent lower at 12,178.57, Xinhua news agency reported.  The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 2.79 percent lower at 2,471.04 points.

  • MH 370 Malaysia Plane

    MH370 investigators to meet in France ahead of wing analysis

    Paris: Five days after the discovery of a Boeing 777 wing fragment on La Reunion island, French and Malaysian aviation experts will meet together with police and magistrates in Paris today to coordinate their work in the investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370.

  • Oil, Fuel

    Oil prices languish as supply concerns linger

    Singapore: Oil prices fell in Asia today on persistent concerns about the global supply glut after the OPEC cartel’s indication that it will not budge from its current lofty output levels, analysts said.

  • Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho

    Arsene Wenger breaks Mourinho’s curse to lift Community Shield

    London : Arsene Wenger has finally registered a win against Jose Mourinho after FA Cup holders Arsenal defeated Chelsea 1-0 to claim the Community Shield for a second season in a row at Wembley. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the winner in the 23rd minute following a Theo Walcott’s pass, the BBC reported. Arsenal manager Wenger had failed to win a single match against Mourinho’s Chelsea in his previous 13 attempts.

  • RBI

    RBI likely to cut rate by 0.25% tomorrow: Moody’s Analytics

    New Delhi : Research firm Moody’s Analytics today said the Reserve Bank is likely to cut the benchmark rate by 0.25 per cent in its monetary policy review tomorrow as inflation is likely to remain subdued on the back of average rainfall and lower commodity prices. “The Reserve Bank of India could deliver fireworks in its monetary policy meeting on Tuesday by cutting the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7 per cent,” it

  • floods

    Heavy rains disrupt normal life in West Bengal

    Asansol, (West Bengal): Flash flood due to heavy rains in various parts of West Bengal has disrupted normal life in the state. Many states including Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Manipur have been facing the adverse effects of the flash floods. On Sunday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and the Chief Minister of Manipur, Okram Ibobi Singh, and enquired about the rescue and relief operations going on

  • Indian fishermen arrested

    163 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan to arrive at Wagah Border today

    Karachi : 163 Indian fishermen, who were released from Karachi’s Malir District Jail as a goodwill gesture on Sunday, will arrive at Wagah Border today. The prisoners were apprehended 10 months ago after allegedly straying in Pakistan’s territorial water. The release follows an interaction between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during the summit in Ufa, Russia, recently in which it was agreed to release the detained fishermen of the