Free Press Journal
  • Turkey Ankara Blast

    Turkey terror attack: Death toll rises to 86

    London: At least 86 people were killed and dozens injured in twin explosions that struck a road junction in the centre of Turkish capital Ankara on Saturday. The explosions were a “terrorist attack” carried out by a suicide bomber outside Ankara’s main train station. The attack was the deadliest in the city’s history, and has ratcheted up tensions ahead of Turkey’s November 1 snap elections.

  • Asim Khan

    I’m victim of big conspiracy of AAP’s internal politics: Asim Khan

    New Delhi: A day after his sacking over graft charges from the Delhi cabinet, Asim Ahmed Khan trained his guns at the Aam Aadmi Party and said he was a “victim” of a big conspiracy of party’s “internal politics”. Addressing a news conference, he said he was being made a “sacrificial goat” and there was a “threat to his life”. The Ballimaran MLA did not take any question and left more questions

  • tax

    High indirect tax revenue reflects robust growth: CEA Arvind Subramanian

    New Delhi: Growth in collection of indirect taxes in the first half of the current fiscal shows robust GDP expansion, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has said. “Indirect tax growth: 35.8 per cent. And 11.5 per cent without new measures. Latter shows tax base-nominal GDP-growth robust,” Subramanian tweeted.

  • Jammu bandh

    Jammu Bandh over beef issue remain peaceful

    Jammu: A bandh called today by Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) and various religious and social organisations in the district to protest against the ‘beef party’ hosted by Independent MLA Engineer Rashid and killing of cows in Udhampur district passed off peacefully.

  • Telangana bandh

    Mixed response to Telangana bandh, leaders detained

    Hyderabad: Telagnana bandh, called by the opposition parties which demanded that the TRS government implement its farm loan waiver promise in one go rather than in a phased manner, evoked a mixed response today. State Congress President N Uttam Kumar Reddy, state TDP President L Ramana, BJP Floor Leader in Assembly K Laxman, CPI leader K Narayana and several other leaders participated in protests here and elsewhere in Telangana.

  • Kapil-Sibal

    Dadri lynching a conspiracy, says Kapil Sibal

    New Delhi: Former union law minister Kapil Sibal on Saturday termed the Dadri lynching incident a “conspiracy”. A Muslim man, Mohammed Akhlaq, was beaten to death by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Bisara village in Dadri near the national capital on September 28 over rumours that he ate beef.

  • Indrani Mukerjea

    Traces of cocaine found in Indrani Mukerjea’s urine samples

    Mumbai: Traces of cocaine were found in the urine samples of Indrani Mukerjea, one of the prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, Maharashtra jail officials revealed on Saturday. The revelation was made by Inspector General of Prisons Bipin Kumar Singh more than a week after Indrani was rushed last Friday from Byculla Jail to the Sir J.J. Hospital, where she was under treatment for five days.

  • Sensex

    Lower chances of US rate hike lifts Indian equities

    Mumbai: Lowered chances of a US rate hike, coupled with a strengthening rupee, propelled the bellweather indices of the Indian equity markets to gain three percent each in the just-concluded weekly trade. Furthermore, a Bombay High Court judgement in favour of telecom firm Vodafone in a tax dispute case and the continued positive sentiment unleashed by a massive monetary easing by the country’s central bank on September 29 supported the markets’ gains.

  • Indrani Mukherjea

    Indrani Mukerjea did not attempt to commit suicide, says IG Bipin Kumar Singh

    Mumbai: The Inspector General (Prisons), Bipin Kumar Singh on Friday clarified that Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, did not attempt to commit suicide. “She was taking multi-vitamins, but she had not taken overdose of any medicine. She took the medicine in front of the guard. She did not attempt to commit suicide. There is no evidence of any foul play, sabotage or conspiracy or attempt to

  • Singapore_Airlines

    Singapore Airlines to introduce new cabin class in India

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines will soon introduce its new premium economy class on the Delhi and Mumbai routes. On the Delhi route, the new cabin class would be available from October 25 and on the Mumbai route from January 2 next year.

  • coal mine

    3 killed, 7 missing in coal mine explosion in China

    Beijing: At least three mine workers have been killed and seven others remain trapped after a gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China’s Jiangxi Province. The provincial coal mine safety supervision department said last night’s accident, in Yongji Coal Mine in Shangrao County caused a section of the shaft to collapse.

  • Arun Jaitley

    India’s current account deficit down to 1.3 percent of GDP: Arun Jaitley

    Lima: Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the country’s current account deficit has come down substantially to around 1.3 percent of GDP in 2014-15, as against around 4.8 percent two years earlier. Besides, he said while the country was suffering from double-digit inflation then, this has dipped to a low of 3.7 percent, an official statement said.

  • Assam

    AASU threatens to launch second Assam movement

    Barpeta (Assam): The All Assam Students Union (AASU) today threatened to launch a second Assam movement to protest  against the Centre’s decision to give citizenship to all Hindu Bangladeshis who came here after 1971. Addressing a gathering during its ‘Gana Satyagrah’ programme here, AASU Chief Advisor Sammujjal Bhattacharjya said, “Assam will not bear the burden of illegal migrants whether they are Hindus or Muslims. We are neither anti-Muslims nor anti-Bengalis, but we

  • MERS, Virus

    33 percent Saudi MERS cases occurred in hospitals

    Riyadh: Thirty three percent of a total of 1,252 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases reported over the past four years in Saudi Arabia took place within hospitals, a media report said on Saturday. According to statistics, 413 cases emerged inside hospitals, while 12 percent of total cases involved health workers inside hospitals and clinics, Arab News reported.

  • Indian Super League 2015

    FC Goa aim to extend ascendancy against Chennaiyin FC

    Margao: FC Goa will aim to build on their impressive start when they face winless Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) third round match here on Sunday. The battle between last year’s semi-finalists is expected to be a closely contested affair at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium despite the two team’s standings in the second edition of the tournament.

  • Bihar Polls

    High-pitch campaigning ends for 1st phase of Bihar polls

    Patna: Loudspeakers fell silent as a high-decibel vitriol-filled campaigning for 49 seats going to poll in the first phase of Bihar assembly elections ended this evening. Though the electioneering got off to positive start with the two main contenders to power– BJP-led NDA and JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance–initially singing the development tune, it soon turned into a slanging match, with rivals freely engaging in name-calling. From ‘Shaitan’ (devil) to ‘Brahma Pisach’ (super devil) to

  • Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal overcomes Fabio Fognini jinx to reach China Open final

    London: Rafael Nadal remained one win away from securing his first hard-court title in almost two years after defeating his new Italian nemesis Fabio Fognini to reach the China Open final on Saturday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion claimed a 7-5, 6-3 win over Fognini to set up the summit clash against either world number one Novak Djokovic or David Ferrer.

  • Nokia

    Notice to Nokia India over royalty payments issue

    New Delhi: The Income Tax (IT) department on Saturday clarified that it has served a tax demand to Nokia India after it completed the assessment of financial year 2010-11 in August this year. The notice was served regarding the existing dispute over royalty payments to its parent firm.

  • Crème de la crème of Hyderabad

    A place which has been ruled by the Qutub Shahis, Mughals and Nizams offers a gigantic platter of historical monuments which are worth a visit. The city of Hyderabad is noted for the masterpieces it hosts for tourists from all around the world.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi gets relief package for Karnataka farmers

    Haveri (Karnataka): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday secured a special relief package from his party-ruled Karnataka government for distressed farmers, reeling under drought, crop failure and a spate of suicides. “The state government has agreed to waive interest on crop loans you took from cooperative banks, increase compensation to families whose farmers committed suicide to Rs.5 lakh from Rs.2 lakh,” Gandhi said at a farmers’ rally at Ranebennur in Haveri district,