Free Press Journal
  • South Koreans sue Volkswagen over emissions scandal

    Seoul: Two South Korean Volkswagen owners said on Monday that they have filed a class action lawsuit in the US against the German carmaker over its emissions rigging scandal.

  • Indian fishermen arrested

    Sri Lanka to confiscate Indian boats but release poaching fishermen

    Colombo : In an endeavor to deter the Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu trying to invade the island’s water for poaching, the Sri Lankan Government will now take strict action against the owners of the boats and release the fishermen. According to LankaPage, Sri Lankan Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera said the government will release the poaching Indian fishermen but will confiscate their boats and fishing equipments. He said that most

  • Asaram case

    Video-conferencing feasibility in Asaram trial to be checked

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government today told a court in Gandhinagar that it will need some more time to check the feasibility of producing self-styled godman Asaram through video-conferencing facility to expedite the rape trial process against him.

  • Savor the best of Mexican delights in Mumbai

    Mexican cuisine is a fusion of Mesoamerican (region and cultural area in America) cooking with European, especially Spanish elements. The native food consists of corn, beans and chili peppers, however the European influence gave rise in the use of meat, herbs and spices which added a dynamic swirl to this cuisine. With the lip smacking Salsa, crunchy Nachos, Tostadas, and fully loaded Burritos, their food is hearty and absolutely filling. The growing

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    Maruti Suzuki to export new Baleno to Japan

    Kolkata: In a first-ever move, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) will start exporting its newly-launched premium hatchback Baleno to Japan next year onwards, the company said here on Monday.

  • Drink and Drive

    Lower drinking age to 21 years: Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: A Delhi social organisation on Monday urged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to lower to 21 the legal age for drinking in the national capital and form a regulatory authority or an agency to tackle drunk driving here.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Age of ban on media is over: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: The government should stay away from putting any curbs on freedom of expression as the “age of bans is over”, Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley said today, but maintained that restrictions imposed in the Constitution play an important role in the larger interest.

  • Mamata’s vote for Nitish appeal attempt to stay relevant: BJP

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s appeal to Bihar voters to re-elect Nitish Kumar was just an exercise in keeping herself relevant in national politics, the BJP’s state unit today alleged. BJP’s Bengal unit President Rahul Sinha said it was a desperate attempt to stay relevant as other political parties completely ignored her.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex falls 109 pts as Airtel, HDFC earnings weigh

    Mumbai: Ignoring positive Asian cues on the back of China’s interest rate cut, the benchmark BSE Sensex today retreated from its two-month highs by falling 108.85 points to 27,361.96 as earnings numbers from heavyweights Bharti Airtel and HDFC Ltd failed to cheer investors.

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    UN envoy calls on Japan to ban extreme child manga porn

    Tokyo: A UN special envoy today called on Japan to ban cartoon images featuring “extreme” sexualised images of children, after Tokyo last year fell into line with other G7 nations by criminalising possession of child pornography.

  • Quake kills 11 in Pakistan, army mobilized

    Islamabad: At least 11 people were killed in Pakistan on Monday when a major earthquake with its epicentre in Afghanistan hit parts of the country, media reports said.

  • In Bihar battle, who cares about environment?

    Patna: For an election that can make or break the main contenders for power in Bihar, no one seems bothered about environmental issues. The ever increasing pollution in the Ganges, people hit hard by arsenic, fluoride and iron content in drinking water, rising air pollution and falling rainfall — issues that affect millions — have been given a go-by as Bihar readies for the third round of the five-phase assembly election.

  • Milinada Siriwardana shines as Lanka seal series 2-0 against Windies

    Colombo : Milinda Siriwardana’s all round performance helped Sri Lanka to clinch a 72-run win in the second and final Test against West Indies on Monday. With this win, the hosts won the two-match series 2-0. Chasing the target of 244, the West Indies team was bundled out for 171 in their second innings.. For the hosts, Rangana Herath and Siriwardana claimed four and three wickets respectively while Dhammika Prasad and Dilruwan Perara shared two

  • Rape case

    Tribal girl gang-raped in Chhattisgarh, 4 youths arrested

    Korba: A 20-year-old tribal girl was gang-raped allegedly by four youths, including a minor, in Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur district, police said today. All the accused have been arrested, they said. The accused, identified as Rohit Gupta (26), Abhishek Gupta (19), Sourabh Gupta (22) and a minor, were apprehended by Chalgali police yesterday based on a complaint by the victim, SHO Chalgali police station Amrendra Tandon said. As per the complaint, the victim, a native

  • BC sub-plan to be introduced in next AP Assembly session

    Machilipatnam (AP): The BC sub-plan, for the welfare of backward class communities, will be introduced in the next session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly, state Deputy Chief Minister K E Krishnamurthy said today. “The BC sub-plan was prepared with Rs 6,600 crores and it was approved by the AP Cabinet. The guidelines and other related process will be completed soon after which the sub-plan will be introduced in the Assembly,” Krishnamurthy told mediapersons here.

  • MAMI 2016: What to look for?

    So, the MAMI is back in a bigger and better avatar. As usual, film lovers are going to be blinded by too many options playing simultaneously across five venues over 8 days. Now, everyone has his or her own preferences but here is our attempt to list out the films that we would like to catch if we manage to get entry into the theatres (Yes, it does get very crowded at

  • Liverpool must overcome fear factor: Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his players to collectively shake off the fear which engulfs the team every time things go against them.