Free Press Journal
  • Lankans vote today to decide Rajapaksa fate

    Colombo : Sri Lankans will vote today in a crucial general election after a tense poll campaign with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa eyeing a political comeback as prime minister months after being toppled as president by Maithripala Sirisena, who has vowed not to make him premier.

  • India giving befitting reply to Pak on firing: Parrikar

    Bilaspur  : India is giving a “befitting” reply to Pakistan, which is engaged in continuous ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri of Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Sunday.

  • China blasts may cost over $1.50 bn for insurance firms

    Tianjin : Chinese insurance agencies are bracing to pay over $1.50 billion insurance claims, perhaps the biggest in recent years, to claimants affected by the massive twin blasts in Tianjin port city in which 112 people were killed and over 720 injured. Ninety-five people, mostly firefighters are still missing four days after the blasts reported to have been triggered by storage of massive quantities of deadly chemicals like sodium cyanide.
    Besides the payment of

  • ‘ISI hid news of Mullah Omar’s death’

    Washington : Pakistan’s intelligence had knowledge about the death of reclusive Taliban chief Mullah Omar and its move to hide the news is “failure” of not only the US-Pak intelligence co-operation, but also the American intelligence as well, a former top Pentagon official has said.  Mullah Omar is reported to have died in a hospital in Karachi in, 2013. But the information about his mysterious death, most probably due to tuberculosis, was

  • Left parties to launch campaign against BJP

    New Delhi : Left parties will launch a campaign against the BJP from poll-bound Bihar next month to expose the party on various issues, including alleged corruption.

  • Gas prices to dip below $4.2 from Oct

    New Delhi : Natural gas prices in India may, from October 1, fall below $4.2 per unit, a rate that was used last year to devise a new pricing formula to incentivise domestic exploration, reports PTI.

  • Stress won’t give you cancer

    New York : Stressful events are not associated with cancer, researchers have said, adding that people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not at the risk of developing the deadly disease, reports IANS.

  • Violent video games inflate aggression

    Washington: Playing violent video games can lead to an increase in aggressive behaviour and decrease in prosocial behaviour and empathy, according to a new report, says PTI.

  • BJP workers protesting against Congress in Mumbai on Sunday.

    BJP opposes Oppn

    The ruling party launches drive against Congress on monsoon session washout (more…)

  • Yajat stuns top seed Hrishikesh

    Mumbai :Unseeded Yajat Thanawala won back-to-back ties to storm into the sub junior boys semi-finals, in the Li Ning 4 Star All Mumbai Table Tennis Tournament, at the NSCI, Worli, on Sunday. Thanawala shocked top seed Hrishikesh Malhotra 5-11, 11-8, 11-5, 2-11, 11-6 in an exciting pre-quarter-final and turned giant-killer when he upset eighth seed Maanav Shah 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 in the quarter-finals, on a dramatic day of upsets.

  • Narendra Modi

    Hitting all the right buttons

    The traditional Independence Day address by the Prime Minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort was unusually long. Maybe Modi was compensating for his much-commented failure to speak in the just-concluded monsoon session of Parliament. The 85-minute address, his second from the historic podium, would also be criticised by some for its pointed and implied barbs at the Opposition, especially Rahul Gandhi. But, all said and done, the PM cannot be

  • Old MSRTC buses to be converted into classrooms: Raote

    Mumbai : No buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) will be scrapped henceforth as the corporation has decided to donate the used buses to schools in tribal area to be used as classrooms.

  • Indonesian plane with 54 onboard crashes

    Jayapura (Indonesia) : The wreckage of a passenger plane which went missing with 54 people aboard in rugged eastern Indonesia has been found by villagers, an official said, in the latest fatal accident to hit the country’s aviation sector.

  • NITI Aayog to hire young geeks at a premium!

    New Delhi : The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has proposed more attractive pay packages to get talented young professionals on board — offering over 30 percent more than what  its predecessor – the Planning Commission – offered.

  • Top seed Tanishq shuttles ahead

    Mumbai : Top seeded Tanishq Saxena, of Mumbai Suburbs  continues to show irresistible form as he made short work of Pune’s Vedant Gokhale 21-13 to sail into boys under-15 pre-quarterfinals of the Bliss Pharma-Maharashtra State Sub-junior week-end badminton tournament, held  at North Indian courts at King’s Circle, here on Sunday.

  • No clear guidelines on UGC’s circular on ‘Gender Champions’

    Mumbai : Due to lack of proper guide-lines on the selection criteria of Gender Champions, the Univer-sity of Mumbai is yet to imple-ment the Gender Champions, an imitative of University Gra-nts Commission, varsity officials said. Ministry of women and child development and minis-try of human resource develo-pment also joined hands in the Gender Champions initiative. The aim of this drive is to move towards a gender just society that treats women equally.