Free Press Journal
  • Thai, Bangkok blast

    Bangkok blast prosecution expected in two weeks

    Bangkok: Thai police have announced that prosecution of two men, Arrested for their suspected involvement in the deadly August 17 Bangkok shrine bombing, is expected in about two weeks, the media reported on Tuesday.

  • Pyongyang preparing for nuke test: Seoul

    Seoul: Preparations by North Korea for another nuclear test were under way but there were no signs of an immediate test, South Korea’s intelligence agency said on Tuesday. The assessment was delivered by two South Korean lawmakers who attended a closed-door parliamentary audit of the National Intelligence Service (NIS), Xinhua news agency reported. Pyongyang seemed to have prepared for its fourth nuclear test, though not immediately, according to human and technical intelligences

  • Afghan asylum seeker kills himself in Australia

    Melbourne: An Afghan asylum seeker in Australia died after setting himself on fire during a video-conference with refugee advocates, immigration ministry officials said on Tuesday.

  • Bow your heads at the most extravagent Durga Puja pandals this season

    The most waited time of the year for the Bengali community. Durga Puja comes with great grandeur and splendid festivity. Pandals dedicated to Goddess Durga are erected all over Mumbai which display the skilled work of artists in the intricate decors and marvellously sculpted idols.

  • Jairam Ramesh

    Emergency gave democratic credentials to RSS, Modi: Ramesh

    Hyderabad: Emergency “disastrously” gave “democratic credentials” to RSS by bringing it into the mainstream of Indian politics, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said, terming its imposition as a “wrong” move by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Ramesh said his personal view is that Emergency brought disrepute to the Congress for having “killed” Parliamentary democracy and gave democratic credentials to people like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Arun Jaitley “who

  • Sensex

    Sensex, Nifty log first fall in 4 days on profit-booking

    Mumbai: Retreating from its two-month high, the benchmark Sensex today recorded its first drop in three sessions, falling over 58 points in a highly volatile trade due to profit-booking in metal, oil and gas and pharma sector stocks amid a mixed trend in the global market. The gauge after opening a tad higher quickly slipped into negative terrain following profit-booking in recent gainers and touched a low of 27,216.40.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN chief Ban Ki-Moon to visit Israel

    Jerusalem: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will arrive in Israel on Tuesday and meet with Israeli leaders during the visit, an Israeli foreign ministry official said.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Avoid vandalism and engage in a civilised debate: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union minister Arun Jaitley today deprecated the rising incidents of intolerance and vandalism which he said was an “extremely disturbing trend” and called for a “civilised mode” of discussing and debating issues. He also said the BJP has put on notice some of its own leaders who had made controversial statements in the wake of the Dadri lynching incident making it clear that the party has “outright shown our disagreement with

  • China’s Didi app launches bus-booking service

    Beijing: Chinese ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing has added an online bus-booking service to its platform, the company announced on Monday. The bus-booking service has attracted over 500,000 subscribers and offers more than 700 routes following tests in Beijing and Shenzhen in July, Xinhua news agency reported. Didi Chuxing, formerly known as Didi Kuaidi, already provides taxi-hailing, chauffeur and ride-sharing services. Currently, the service charges on a pay-as-you go basis at a price

  • Azam Khan

    Tight-lipped due to respect for Mulayam: Azam

    Rampur (UP): Days after Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh’s genial interaction at a function in Lucknow, senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan today said he was tight-lipped due to his respect for the party supremo. Yadav and Singh had shared dais and were seated next to each other at foundation ceremony of a 1000-bedded super specialty hospital in Lucknow on October 15. Khan, who is strongly opposed to Singh, was conspicuous by

  • Beijing defends constructing lighthouses in South China Sea

    Beijing: China on Tuesday reacted to the Philippines’ criticism of lighthouses constructed by it in the South China Sea, saying “these actions do not change the status quo there”. “China holds indisputable sovereignty over the Nansha islands and their surrounding waters. There is no need for us to bolster a sovereignty claim through building lighthouses,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. She reiterated that China’s construction completely falls within its own sovereignty,

  • shiv sena

    Shiv Sena is growing into a ‘monster’: Pakistan daily

    Islamabad: The threat posed by Shiv Sena is growing into a “monster” that may prove very hard to control, a leading Pakistani daily said today and asked the Indian government to take action against the party to safeguard the country’s image. “It is obvious the Shiv Sena terror is getting out of hand. There have been repeated incidents over the past few months. Yes, the party has existed in the past and raised

  • Hardik Patel

    Hardik Arrest: Father moves HC to set aside sedition charges

    Ahmedabad: A day after he was arrested, Patel quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel today moved a petition before the Gujarat High Court seeking to set aside the sedition charges filed against him in Surat. Hardik’s father Bharat Patel moved the plea on behalf of his son through his advocate B M Mangukiya and stated that no offence can be attributed to the Patel leader.

  • Australian cafe sparks controversy with ‘sweaty’ money ban

    Perth: A cafe in Western Australian town of Carnarvon has sparked controversy by banning people from paying with “sweaty” money stashed in their underwear, the media reported on Tuesday. Fascine Coffee Lounge owner Robin Weeks told ABC that his staff, including his son, were “fed up with accepting sweaty money from patrons”. “A couple of people pulled out money from their undies, other people from their bras,” he said. He said he

  • Shiv Sena protest BCCI

    PPP demands Shiv Sena be declared ‘terror outfit’

    Lahore : Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has filed a resolution in the Punjab Assembly demanding that the government should convince the United Nations to term Shiv Sena a ‘terror outfit’ and ban it for its alleged acts against the Muslims of both nations.

  • dengue

    Anti-dengue fogging drive not effective, affects health: CSE

    New Delhi: With over 12,500 dengue cases in Delhi, a green NGO today claimed that the ongoing fogging drive in the city was “not effective” in fighting the vector-borne disease, and has rather “harmful” effects on health, as the gas contains “95 per cent” of diesel in it. Saying that fogging only creates a “false” sense of security and is a way of “appeasing” people at the cost of their health, Centre for

  • Mumbai City face tough task against Delhi Dynamos

    Mumbai: Placed in the bottom half of the table without a win in the Indian Super League (ISL) second season, home side Mumbai City FC will aim to put aside the early stumble and aim for their first triumph against a confident Delhi Dynamos FC at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday.

  • Shahryar Khan meets Rajiv Shukla, bilateral series appears unlikely

    New Delhi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan today met IPL chief Rajiv Shukla at his residence in what was described as a “courtesy call” in the backdrop of the furore surrounding talks for a possible resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral cricket ties.

  • Ten Indians in main draw of Pune Challenger

    Mumbai: Ten Indians, led by the country’s top two Davis Cup singles players Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman, would be seen in action in the USD 50,000 (Rs 33 lakh) KPIT ATP Challenger Tennis tournament at the Shiv Chattrapathi Complex in Pune from October 24-31.