Free Press Journal
  • Oil

    Iran to ink oil deals worth billions of dollars

    Tehran: Oil contracts worth tens of billions of dollars will be signed within the next two years, Iran Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangeneh has said following a meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tehran.

  • Wagah Border

    Indian passengers of Samjhauta Exp cross Wagah border on foot

    Lahore: After spending three days at the Lahore Railway Station and its adjacent hotels in Pakistan’s Punjab province, a total of 86 Indian passengers have left for their home by crossing the Wagah border on foot. Some 200 people were going to India by Samjhauta Express last Thursday when it was stopped at the Wagah Border by the Indian authorities who cited potential security risks due to protests by farmers. The train then

  • Melting of Antarctic ice shelves may double by 2050

    Washington: The surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves may double by 2050 and surpass intensities associated with ice shelf collapse by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the present rate, a new study has warned.

  • Britain falls back into deflation

    London: Britain has fallen back into deflation as consumer prices were pushed into negative territory for the first time since April, the media reported.

  • Ebola

    Chinese Ebola vaccine starts clinical trials in W Africa

    Beijing: A vaccine against Ebola developed in China, which is the first based on the virus strain responsible for the West African outbreak in 2014, has entered its second phase in a clinical trial in Sierra Leone, scientists say. Chen Wei, a researcher at the Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in China, said that dozens of volunteers recruited from among local people have been given the

  • China’s Letv may soon launch smartphone with 6GB RAM

    New Delhi: Chinese electronics giant Letv is expected to soon announce a new smartphone with a curved display and 6GB RAM, a source said. “Letv will soon announce a next generation smartphone to outperform other devices available in same price range,” the source told IANS.

  • Sensex crash

    Caution over Q2 dents markets, Sensex slips by 63 points 

    Mumbai: Caution over the ongoing results season and weak global cues coupled with reduced chances of a lending rate cut depressed investors leading to a barometer index of the Indian equities provisionally closing 63 points down on Tuesday.

  • H. S. Phoolka

    Public prosecutor’s Malegaon blast affidavit a very serious affair: H.S. Phoolka

    New Delhi: Reacting to public prosecutor Rohini Salian affidavit, Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and senior advocate H.S. Phoolka on Tuesday said strict action should be taken against the officer who dispelled the impression of India being selective in cases of terrorism. Phoolka described Salian’s affidavit as a very serious matter.

  • Jerusalem attacks kill two, wound five

    Jerusalem: A gun attack on a bus and a car and knife assault in Jerusalem today killed at least two people and wounded five in two separate incidents, authorities said. It was the bloodiest violence in Jerusalem since the current wave of unrest began at the start of October and the first time an attack has seen gunfire on a bus.

  • Ancient “casket in casket” found in China

    Beijing: Archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old stone coffin which contains a smaller casket in China’s Xinjiang Uygur region, the media reported.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    ‘NSAs could have met in New York but Islamabad didn’t seem keen’

    New Delhi: After the aborted NSA-level talks in New Delhi, there was a chance of the Indian and Pakistani National Security Advisors holding a meeting in New York last month, but India “got a sense” the other side wasn’t open to the idea, said official sources on Tuesday.

  • dadri lynch

    Misguided anger not solution to problems: Sangeet Natak Akademi

    New Delhi: Amid a string of writers and a theatre artist returning their awards in protest against the Dadri lynching and the “rising intolerance” in the country, the Sangeet Natak Akademi chair has advised against “misguided reactions.” “Reaction is the first ‘dharma’ of a creative person, but all I am saying that it should not be misguided and dircted towards the wrong people or organisation,” Chairperson of
    Sangeet Natak Akademi, Shekhar Sen, told PTI.

  • Hitting back, India says don’t need Pak lecture on pluralism

    New Delhi: India today lashed out at Pakistan for “lecturing” it on pluralism after Islamabad expressed concern over attempts to disrupt functions of its prominent personalities, and asserted that non-practice of terrorism was central to the betterment of the Indo-Pak relationship. “(As if) Pakistan is the embodiment of tolerance, pluralism. India does not need to take a lecture from Pakistan. If India has a shortcoming, it is capable of looking after it,” top

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    NDA ‘storm’ not ‘wave’ can be expected in Bihar polls: Paswan

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said that he expected an NDA “storm” rather than a “wave” in the Bihar polls. “It’s not only a wave of the NDA, rather it is a storm. We will clean sweep all seats on which polls were conducted yesterday,” Paswan told media.

  • Residents yet to get over the damages of ‘Cyclone Phailin’

    Berhampur (Odisha): Devastation caused by ‘Cyclone Phailin’ destroyed the house of Parbati Mohanty in Odisha’s Ganjam district on October 12, 2013 who lost her home and hearth. Two years later, 75-year-old Parbati of Bhimarao Peta in Berhampur is living in a makeshift hut along with her handicapped daughter and two grand-daughters as they still await for rehabilitation as promised by the state government.

  • HC extends tenure of panel to probe housing scam till Nov 30

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to extend till November 30 the tenure of a one-man panel appointed to probe the alleged irregularities in allotment of flats under the Chief Minister’s discretionary housing quota since 1982. The direction was given by Justices Abhay Oka and V Achilya who acted on a request made by the committee. The bench, on October 9, last year, had appointed Justice J A Patil,

  • Viswanathan Anand

    Viswanathan Anand ends on positive note but far from podium

    Berlin: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand ended the World Rapid Championship on a positive note, scoring four points out of five games on the final day, but the Indian ace could only finish 25th after tying for the 13th spot in the final standings.