Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi to hold delegation-level talks with Lankan counterpart today

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Tuesday for delegation level talks. The two neighbors are expected to sign MoUs in various fields as well. Wickremesinghe will call on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday and hold talks. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrema, who is accompanying Wickremesinghe, said that the focus of the visit will be more than just negotiations

  • M K Meena

    CNG scam: Delhi Government issues chargesheet against ACB chief MK Meena

    New Delhi : Delhi Government on Tuesday issued a chargesheet against Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) joint commissioner of police Mukesh Kumar Meena to the Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) in the ongoing probe of the alleged Rs 100-crore CNG fitness scam in which a number of officials of the previous Sheila Dikshit Government were under the scanner. Earlier, the commission of inquiry formed by the Delhi government to probe the multi-crore CNG fitness scam, issued directions

  • Magisterial probe into death of a 7-year-old by dengue

    New Delhi: Delhi government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of seven-year-old Avinash Rout who was suffering from dengue and was allegedly denied admission by five hospitals.

  • Suburban train derails in Mumbai, services hit

    Mumbai: Seven coaches of a local train today derailed between Andheri and Vile Parle stations in suburban Mumbai, disrupting traffic on the busy route linking Churchgate in South Mumbai to Virar.

  • Indonesia sends troops to fight fires as haze cloaks SEAsia

    Jakarta: Indonesia today deployed an extra 1,600 military personnel to fight forest and agricultural fires producing thick haze, as the smog closed schools in Malaysia and worsened air quality in Singapore.

  • Malaysia closes schools as Indonesia smoke haze worsens

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities today ordered school closures in Kuala Lumpur and neighbouring states as worsening haze from Indonesian forest and agricultural fires enveloped the capital in a smoky grey shroud.

  • Coal block case: SC yet to name appropriate bench

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court hearing into the plea by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and industrialist Kumaramangal Birla for quashing criminal proceedings against them for alleged wrongdoing in the allocation of the Talabira-II coal block to Hindalco is likely to be delayed as an appropriate bench is yet to be named to hear the matter.

  • Social business group Mrida plans crowd funding

    Chennai: Social business group Mrida is planning to tap the crowd funding route for lighting up some of the remote Indian villages, promote farm activities and tourism there, said a promoter.

  • Pope Francis

    I sleep like a log: Pope Francis

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has no trouble with insomnia and he “sleeps like a log”, he has told a Portuguese radio station. “Can I tell you the truth? I sleep like a log,” Francis told Radio Renascenca (Renaissance) in an interview on Monday. In the interview, Francis was asked what kept him awake. The Pope said he rushes “when I have a lot of work to do”, and would like to die

  • Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi

    Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi may not meet in US

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may not hold bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, though they will be in New York next week for the UN General Assembly, a media report said on Tuesday.

  • Narinder Batra’s demand is excuse to bar players from HIL

    Karachi: Reacting strongly to Hockey India president Narinder Batra’s demand for an unconditional apology from Pakistan players for their boorish behaviour during last year’s Champions Trophy, former coach Shahnaz Sheikh termed it as an excuse to deny their players from playing in the HIL.

  • Chris Gayle might play in the Pakistan T20 league: Najam Sethi

    Karachi: A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that West Indian T20 specialist Chris Gayle had given his consent to take part in the Pakistan Super League scheduled to be held in Doha from February 4 to 24, next year.

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    1965 Indo-Pak war martyrs will always be remembered: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Remembering the martyrs and the brave soldiers on the 50th year anniversary of Indo-Pak war, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the sacrifices made by the armed forces in the 1965 India-Pakistan war will always be remembered.

  • Beyonce’s mother released from hospital after asthma attack

    Los Angeles: Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles has been released from the hospital after suffering an asthma attack in Georgia over the weekend. The 61-year-old was in Atlanta to attend an awards show with her new husband, Richard Lawson, but was hospitalised for a few hours on September 13. “I came to Atlanta with my hubby for an award show. I had an Asthma (sic) attack and wound up in a hospital here. Hope to be

  • Sheikh Hasina wins UN award for leadership on climate change

    United Nations: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been declared as one of the winners of the UN Champions of the Earth award in recognition of her “leadership and vision” in both making climate change an issue of national priority and advocating for a global response.