Free Press Journal
  • VW scandal: The chief executive Martin Winterkorn refuses to quit

    Berlin: The chief executive of Volkswagen (VW) has refused to resign despite an escalation of the emissions scandal following the VW’s admission that 11 million of its vehicles have been fitted with a device designed to cheat emission tests.

  • With over 400 million users, Instagram pips Twitter

    Washington: Facebook-owned popular photo-sharing website Instagram has added 100 million new users in the past nine months to zoom past the micro-blogging site Twitter which currently has 316 million monthly active users.

  • Look forward to meeting Barack Obama: Xi Jinping

    Seattle: Chinese President Xi Jinping said looks forward to having “in-depth exchange of views” with President Barack Obama during his first state visit to the US.

  • Lead healthy life for pimple-free skin: Alia Bhatt

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, who flaunts glowing skin on the big screen, says every youngster should lead a healthy life as it is one of the first steps to follow for being pimple-free.

  • I never got my due in Bollywood: Imran Khan

    New Delhi: Hits and flops are a part of any actor’s career but Imran Khan feels people have been too harsh on him for his failed outings while overlooking his successes.

  • India, US launch new ‘Diplomacy Partnership’ to align stands

    Washington: Reflecting their dramatically expanded political, economic and strategic cooperation, India and the US have announced a new Diplomacy Partnership aimed at more closely aligning their strategic perspectives, diplomatic training, and engagements around the world.

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Kashmir issue main cause of India-Pakistan tension: Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: Terming the Kashmir dispute as the main reason of tension with India, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged New Delhi to hold talks on all issues, including Kashmir.  The issue should also be raised at other platforms besides bilateral talks between the two neighbouring countries, Geo TV quoted Sharif as saying on Tuesday. “Sooner the issue is resolved, the better it will be for both the countries,” he said, adding

  • US backs India’s bid for permanent UNSC seat

    Washington: The US has said it is committed to India’s inclusion as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, days after the General Assembly adopted a negotiating text for the long-pending reforms of the powerful wing of the world body.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton opposes controversial oil pipeline

    Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has expressed firm opposition to a controversial oil pipeline issue after keeping silence for months.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi’s visit to lay new benchmarks in engagements with US: MEA

    Washington DC : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States is aimed at getting more foreign direct investment and making the ‘Make in India’ program a huge success, adding that it expects the visit to lay new benchmarks in engagements with the United States.

  • India to hold Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Los Angeles in November

    Washington DC : With a view to further increase people-to-people contacts between India and the United States, it has been announced that India will be holding a regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) in Los Angeles in November this year.

  • France launches probe into Volkswagen fraud

    Paris: France has launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen had used defeat device software in its diesel vehicles in France, the country’s environment minister has said.

  • Oil Prices Drop

    US oil price drops

    New York: The US oil price fell on Tuesday as traders worried that global supplies exceed demand.

  • Gold down

    Gold futures extend losses

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange extended losses on Tuesday as a new round of expectations that Fed will raise interest rates lifted the US dollar. The most active gold contract for December delivery fell $8.00 (0.71 percent) to settle at $1,124.80 per ounce, reported Xinhua news agency. As for the other metals, silver for December delivery lost 46.50 cents (3.05 percent) to close at

  • Portugal to receive up to 4,500 refugees

    Lisbon: Portugal will receive up to 4,500 refugees from Italy and Greece, authorities said.  The decision was approved in Brussels, Xinhua news agency quoted a statement released on Tuesday. EU governments on Tuesday reached a deal to share 120,000 refugees around most countries in Europe, with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia all voting against creating the quota. The number of refugees to enter the EU this year is forecast at