Free Press Journal
  • Policy decision on combat role for women soon: Parrikar

    Mumbai: Close on the heels of the Indian Air Force mooting a proposal to induct women as fighter aircraft pilots, another male bastion may give way with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today stating that his ministry was looking at combat role for women in the armed forces. “My ministry is working out (how) to assign combat role for women in the armed forces, and a policy decision will soon be made,” Parrikar said,

  • Sitaram Yechury

    BJP uniting Hindus with hatred against minorities: Yechury

    Agartala: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre is trying to unite Hindus by fomenting hatred against religious minorities, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday.

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    Bihar assembly elections: Unaccounted money recovered

    New Delhi: A day ahead of the first phase of voting for the Bihar assembly, the Election Commission on Sunday said about Rs.19 crore has been recovered as unaccounted money from 13 people. “Income tax authorities have informed the Commission that, after searches, approximately Rs.19 crore in Delhi and Muzaffarpur, Bihar, have been recovered as unaccounted money,” the commission said in a statement.

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    Voting through Internet can be possible: Manish Tewari

    Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader and former Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today said that voting through the Internet can be possible after “agreed rules of engagement in cyber-space, trust and ownership of the processes are sorted out”.

  • Sanjeev Kapoor to open restaurant in Canada

    Toronto: Popular Indian chef and entrepreneur Sanjeev Kapoor will be launching his first eatery at Brampton, in Canada, in November, the official website of the restaurant said.

  • Hindus, Muslims come together for wedding in Bishada

    Dadri (UP): Shocked, shaken and deeply divided following the lynching of a man over beef eating rumours a fortnight ago, Bishada village near Dadri is turning a new leaf today with Hindus joining their Muslim brethren in making preparations for the wedding of two girls belonging to the minority community. In eagerly awaited signs of normalcy gradually returning to the village, about 60 km from the national capital, Hakeem, who until a few

  • India, China Border

    India, China armies to begin anti-terror drills

    Beijing: The fifth round of joint India-China anti-terrorism military exercises will commence in the Chinese city of Kunming tomorrow. The 10-day drills will focus on various aspects of anti-terrorism operations and the two sides will share mutual experiences. In last year’s exercises held at Pune the drills focussed on practices learnt while tackling insurgency and terrorism, thereby promoting healthy military-to-military relations between the two armies.

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    Indian football team left with little training time

    Muscat: Stranded for a day in Turkmenistan due to non-arrival of flights, Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine is a worried man now as his beleaguered players will not get much time to prepare for their World Cup qualifying round match against Oman here on October 13.

  • E-retailers festive season sales flouting FDI norms: CAIT

    New Delhi: Traders body CAIT has alleged that e-commerce firms such as Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal are violating FDI norms by holding forthcoming festive season sales and it has complained to the Commerce Ministry. “These companies solicit general public into their respective sales by big advertisement campaign on print, electronic and social media… the advertisements addressed to the public in general tantamount to retail trading,” Confederation of All India Traders said in a

  • Hamas warns Israel against ‘foolishness’ after deadly strike

    Gaza City: Islamist movement Hamas today warned Israel against “foolishness” after an air strike by the Jewish state in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire killed a pregnant woman and her toddler. “This shows the occupation’s desire to escalate,” said Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip. “We warn the occupation against continuing this foolishness.”

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    New-age firms disrupting hiring processes as well

    New Delhi: As new-age firms dole-out fatter salaries to attract the most skilled employees, companies need to strengthen their work environment, increase their staff engagement and reward policies, to hold on to talent. A war of talent is raging between the new age companies and established organisations. These startups are not only changing the placements scenario in top B-schools, they are also hiring from leading banks and consulting firms by offering fatter pay

  • Prez discusses Syria crisis with Jordanian PM

    Amman: The explosive situation in Syria, Palestine and the threat posed by terror group ISIS was discussed by India and Jordan today on the second day of President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit here. The two countries also signed six agreements of cooperation covering a wide range of subjects including merchant shipping, training of diplomats, information technology, cultural exchanges and media. Ten MoUs for academic cooperation between Indian and Jordanian universities were also signed.

  • Swiss banks: iTunes meant money, download was loading cash

    Zurich: As the famed secrecy walls of Swiss banks crumble under continuing global pressure, it now emerges that secret codes were used not just for account details but also for communications between the bankers and their clients. A number of such codes, including ‘iTunes’ and ‘gas’ for funds and ‘download’ for instruction to transfer the money are coming to the fore after a number of banks signed settlement agreements with the US tax

  • Navaratri: Celebrating the nine avatars of Shakti

    No sooner Ganesh Chaturthi is over and the fortnight of Mahalaya or the Pitripaksha begins, we wait for it to pass and for the festival of Navaratri to commence.

  • Rohit’s ton in vain as Proteas steal five-run win over India in first ODI

    Kanpur: Rohit Sharma’s brilliant knock of 150 wasn’t enough to guide India to victory as the home-side suffered a five-run defeat against South Africa in the opening match of the five-match ODI series here on Sunday. Chasing a stiff target of 304, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side managed to score 298 runs by the end of 50 overs.

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    ICC probes Sri Lanka official over match fixing

    Colombo: The International Cricket Council has launched a probe into a top Sri Lankan official suspected of involvement in match-fixing, the sport’s local governing body said today. Jayananda Warnaweera, curator of the Galle International Stadium, is under investigation by the ICC’s anti corruption unit, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Prakash Shaffter said.

  • Marxism faces risk of becoming irrelevant: Chinese General

    Beijing: As China held its first world Marxism Congress, a Chinese military general has warned that Marxism would become irrelevant if the political and economic ideology that changed world failed to find answers to contemporary social problems. In a speech read out at the World Congress on Marxism at Peking University, General Liu Yazhou, political commissar at the National Defence University, told over a 100 national and international ideologues of Marxism that “(the researchers)

  • Suicide Bombing, Afghanistan

    Taliban suicide car bomb targets NATO convoy in Kabul

    Kabul: A Taliban suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy in central Kabul today, triggering a powerful explosion in an attack that comes two weeks after the resurgent militant group overran a key northern city. The rush-hour bombing, which sent a plume of smoke into the sky, wounded at least three civilians including a child, as the Taliban ramp up attacks on government and foreign targets.

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    South Africa snatch 5-run win from India

    Kanpur: Rohit Sharma’s rollicking 150-run knock went in vain as South Africa pulled off a thrilling five-run victory in the first cricket One-dayer against India to continue their winning run here today. Chasing a record 304 at the Green Park, the Indians fell agonisingly short of the target in the last over, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.