Free Press Journal
  • Indian Air Force

    Government clears take off, women to fly IAF fighters by mid-2017

    New Delhi: The induction of women as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force was cleared today by the government in a landmark move for the armed forces which have so far dithered over combat role for women. As per the plan, the first women pilots would be selected from the batch which is presently undergoing flying training at Air Force Academy. After successful completion of ab-initio training, they would be commissioned in the fighter stream in June 2016. Thereafter, they would

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    Nearly 75,000 tons of pulses seized from hoarders in 13 states

    New Delhi: Nearly 75,000 tonnes of pulses have been seized from hoarders in raids across 13 states as part of the measures to control the skyrocketing retail prices that have touched up to Rs 210 per kg. The Centre has also asked the states to hold discussions with dal millers, whole-sellers and retailers to make pulses available at reasonable prices. “De-hoarding operations across the states continued. These have resulted in seizure of 74,846.359 tonnes pulses so far. Total 6,077 raids have been

  • Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal

    Anti-social elements will not be spared: Sukhbir Singh Badal

    Mansa: Asserting that there was a need to maintain communal harmony and brotherhood in the state, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the “anti-social” elements responsible for the sacrilege of holy book would not be spared. Badal said stated this while attending Bhog of Akhand Path (continuous recitation of religious texts) held at Gurudwara Sulisar Sahib village Kotdharmu. While praying for peace and unity in the state, Badal also expressed deep anguish at the incidents of the sacrilege of Guru

  • Sergei Lavrov

    Sergei Lavrov urges moves towards elections in Syria

    Moscow: Moscow said today it hoped to see political progress on the Syria crisis in the foreseeable future and urged moves towards presidential and parliamentary polls in the war-torn country. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Rossiya 1 television channel that a “correct understanding” of the situation was developing among Western politicians. He said the raging migrant crisis in Europe had helped to alter EU politicians’ thinking.

  • Kraigg Brathwaite

    Kraigg Brathwaite puts West Indies in strong position against Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Part time spinner Kraigg Brathwaite’s six-wicket haul put West Indies in a strong position at the end of Day three of the second and final Test against Sri Lanka, here on Saturday. Brathwaite bowled an inspired spell of spin bowling to bundle out the hosts out for 206 runs before rain called off play on the third day. The visitors, who are currently at 20-1, will require another 224 runs to level the

  • Buon appetito at the best Italian restaurants in Mumbai

    Italian cuisine is noted for its diversity and simplicity, which means most of their dishes have only four to eight ingredients. The food relies on the quality and freshness of these ingredients. The Italians take their wine, cheese and coffee very seriously. For food that is fresh and served with great elegance and simple flavours, Mumbai is nowhere behind in dishing it out for you. So get your forks and knives ready,

  • Arrest

    Bajrang Dal activist’s murder: One more arrested in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Karnataka Police on Saturday arrested one Imtiaz Guntal Katte in connection with the murder of Bajrang Dal activist Prashant Poojary. Katte is the ninth person arrested in this case. The police arrested Guntal Katte from Mumbai, where he was preparing to fly to Dubai.

  • Digvijay Singh

    PM Narendra Modi’s silence on ‘Dalit killings’ well thought out: Digvijay Singh

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s continued silence on violence against Dalits is planned. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s follows an ideology. This ideology is violent and has led to atrocities of Dalits. His silence in this matter is a well thought out plan. There are two ideologies at work in this country, one is that of the Sangh which is about violence and hatred and another is

  • sebastian vettel ferrari

    Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel to face 10-place grid penalties

    Austin: Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will have to bear 10-place grid penalties for Sunday’s Formula 1 United States Grand Prix after their team decided to use an updated power unit. Reportedly, it has always been Ferrari’s plan to have a new engine for the USGP as it would allow the Italian car makers to have fresh engines for the remaining four races. It would also give them an opportunity to

  • Manish Tewari

    Relief Fund row: Opposition slams CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Sanction of Rs 8 lakh from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for a dance troupe’s trip to Thailand today generated heat with opposition parties slamming Devendra Fadnavis for the grant amidst a severe drought in Maharashtra even as he sought to counter the chorus of criticism. Facing attack and with Congress even calling for his resignation, Fadnavis said that the CM’s Relief Fund has separate accounts for drought relief, etc. and the funds extended to the dance troupe was not

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Aung San Suu Kyi urges action on illegal use of religion in campaign

    Kawhmu (Myanmar): Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today urged the government to take action against people using religion to stir tensions as campaigning intensifies for landmark polls next month. The former junta-ruled nation has seen sporadic outbursts of deadly unrest in recent years, largely targeting minority Muslims who face increasing political exclusion as the influence of Buddhist nationalist monks grows.

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    Lese majeste-accused police officer dies in Thai custody

    Bangkok: A senior police officer charged under Thailand’s controversial royal defamation law has died in custody after “hanging” himself in his cell, officials said today, prompting an investigation. Earlier this week Police Major Prakrom Warunprapa was charged with lese majeste, one of the strictest such laws in the world as it carries up to 15 years in jail on each count for anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent.

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    Taiwan reports more dengue cases

    Taipei: The number of dengue cases reported in Taiwan has risen to 26,910 since the outbreak in May, the island’s disease control centre said on Saturday. On Friday, the island reported 261 new cases, 150 in the city of Kaohsiung and 102 in Tainan, Xinhua news agency cited the department’s update as saying. Two new deaths related to dengue were reported on Friday, taking the death toll to 122, the department said. The

  • isis

    ISIS threatens to eradicate Jews ‘worldwide’

    Washington D.C.: The Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in its new video has threaten to attack Israeli in Jerusalem and worldwide. In the video, a Hebrew-speaking masked said that soon there won’t be a single Jew left in Jerusalem and added the ISIS will move to eradicate the ‘disease’ of the Jewish people ‘worldwide’, the Washington Times said. The video has come just three days after the extremist group released a similar video

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    Hoax call from ‘India’ triggers bomb scare in Pakistan

    Islamabad: A hoax call allegedly traced to the Indian financial capital, Mumbai, claimed that a bomb had been placed on the premises of the Sindh Governor House in Pakistan, the media reported on Saturday. Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) members rushed to the site and combed the Governor House and the area surrounding it but found no explosive device.

  • Virat Kohli

    Was pushing myself to the limit: Virat Kohli

    Mumbai: It took India’s batting order mainstay Virat Kohli 13 innings to score another One-Day International (ODI) century but the Test captain says he was pushing himself to the limit after the ton instead of basking in it’s glory so that India could have 30-40 more runs on the board.

  • ISIS

    ‘IS recruiting from Norway asylum camps’

    London: Islamic State (IS) extremists have been spotted attempting to recruit refugees from asylum camps in Norway, a media report said on Saturday. Supporters of the Islamic terrorist group were spotted chatting to Syrians at an asylum centre in capital city Oslo, the Mirror online quoted police officials as saying. Authorities have already registered concerns that, given their desperate situation, refugees may be vulnerable to radicalisation as they flee towards European cities.

  • Arun Jaitley attacks ‘primitive’ Nitish Kumar Govt.

    Patna : Highlighting the short comings of the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) Government in Bihar, Union Finance Minster Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will bring stability in the state politics. He also expressed confidence of BJP’s victory in the ongoing Bihar Assembly polls. “According to our assessment, we have an advantage and are leading. BJP will bring stability in Bihar’s politics. We will work towards good governance

  • NDA to win, Nitish Kumar to resign on November 8: Amit Shah

    Patna: BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday exuded confidence that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would step down from his position following BJP-led NDA achieving two-third majority after the ongoing five-phased Bihar assembly polls.