Free Press Journal
  • CM J Jayalalithaa approves setting up ITI in R K Nagar constituency

    Chennai : A day after according administrative sanction for setting up an Arts and Science College in her Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today approved setting up an ITI in the Assembly segment. The Chief Minister has approved a sum of Rs 7.06 crore towards various purposes under this initiative, including filling up teaching and non-teaching vacancies, a government release here said. Presently, there are 77 state-run ITIs in the state with over

  • Arvind Kejriwal in trouble-hit Punjab tomorrow

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Kotkapura in Punjab’s Faridkot district tomorrow, which has been the nerve centre of protests over recent incidents of sacrilege and police firing in the state.

  • China stock

    Chinese shares open higher

    Beijing: Chinese stocks opened higher on Friday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edging up 0.26 percent to open at 3,377.55 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.81 percent higher at 11,397.2 points, Xinhua reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 1.23 percent higher at 2,488.31 points.

  • Tokyo shares rise

    Tokyo stocks open higher

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks opened sharply higher on Friday as market sentiment brightened after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi hinted at expanding its quantitative easing program in December. At 9.15 a.m. (local time), the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average soared 399.17 points, or 2.17 percent, from Thursday to 18,835.04, after briefly gaining more than 400 points, Xinhua reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped

  • Category 5 Hurricane Patricia nears Mexico’s Pacific Coast

    Manzanillo (Mexico): Hurricane Patricia grew into a monster Category 5 storm and bore down on Mexico’s central Pacific Coast late for what forecasters said could be a devastating blow, as officials declared a state of emergency and handed out sandbags in preparation for flooding.

  • US, Pak call for enhanced military relations

    Washington DC : The United States and Pakistan have called for “enhancing” the military-to-military relationship between the two countries, despite US officials earlier accusing Pakistani army of using terror groups to stir tensions in India and supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan. According to The Washington Times, specifics were not provided but the language suggested that a major weapons deal may be in pipeline. Pakistani officials have voiced their frustration recently over the aging state

  • Haryana govt “insensitive” towards Dalits: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP supremo and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati today accused the BJP government in Haryana of being “insensitive” towards Dalits and termed as shameful the killing of two children who were burnt alive three days ago.

  • Sharif, Obama call for resilient Indo-Pak dialogue

    Karachi: Pakistani Prime Minister and US President Barack Obama have urged for sustained and resilient talks between India and Pakistan aimed at resolving all outstanding issues, including Kashmir. According to the Dawn, they agreed that better ties between the countries would ensure peace in the South-Asian region. Both Sharif and Obama expressed concern over escalating violence along the Line of Control, a joint statement on the talks between the two leaders said. The two leaders

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton ends marathon 11-hour grilling on Benghazi

    Washington: Hillary Clinton wrapped up 11 hours of testimony before Congress today, for the most part deftly handling a marathon grilling by lawmakers seeking details about the 2012 attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Nawaz Sharif seeks third party mediation on Kashmir issue

    Washington: Describing Kashmir as “a flashpoint” between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said there is a need for a third party meditation to resolve the issue and end stalemate in the Indo-Pak dialogue process.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina Nehwal lone Indian survivor at French Open Super Series

    Paris : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal emerged as the lone survivor at the French Open Super Series after she defeated Minatsu Mitani of Japan to reach the quarterfinals of the women’s singles event. Saina, who slipped to world number two in the latest rankings, claimed a 21-19, 21-16 win over her Japanese opponent in a thrilling second round contest that lasted 41 minutes. In men’s singles, HS Prannoy crashed out of the tournament

  • Rupee recovers

    Rupee trims initial gains, still up by 24 paise vs USD

    Mumbai: The rupee pared some of its initial gains against the US currency, but was still quoted higher by 24 paise at 64.88 per dollar on sustained dollar selling by banks and exporters amid firm stock markets.

  • Sensex up

    Sensex rebounds 261 points in early trade, Nifty above 8,300

    Mumbai: Stock market benchmark BSE Sensex climbed over 261 points and the NSE Nifty reclaimed the 8,300 mark in early trade today, snapping its two-session losing streak, on positive cues from other Asian markets.

  • Haryana: Dalit teen found dead, family accuses cops

    Gohana (Haryana): A 15-year-old Dalit boy’s dead body was found here on Thursday which led to angry protests by the villagers while the kin of the boy have accused the police of killing him.