Free Press Journal
  • Rajnath says BJP ‘most secular party’

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the country’s “most secular party”, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday. The minister stated this at a media briefing while commenting on the issue of “intolerance”. In what appeared to be a softening of the party’s position vis-a-vis writers and artistes returning their awards, Rajanth Singh described them as “intellectuals”.

  • Bihar’s 162 new MLAs are crorepatis

    New Delhi : Of the 243 newly elected Bihar legislative assembly members, 162 are crorepatis or multi-millionaires, an analysis said on Tuesday.

  • VHP blames Karnataka government for activist’s death

    New Delhi: Condemning the death of their activist, who died during clashes that erupted in Madikeri of Karnataka, the VHP on Tuesday blamed the state government for the death saying it was the result of “vote-bank politics”.

  • Himalayas were born 47 mn years ago: Scientists

    Sydney/Washington: An international team of scientists has discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean — identifying when the initial collision between India and Eurasia occurred leading to the birth of the Himalayas.

  • Infiltration reduced during new central regime: Rajnath

    New Delhi: Ever since the BJP-led government took office at the Centre, infiltration from across the Pakistan border into the Kashmir Valley has sharply gone down, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday.

  • Govt allows 100% FDI in five plantation crops including coffee

    New Delhi: The government today allowed 100 per cent FDI in five plantation crops, mainly coffee, rubber, cardamom, palm oil tree and olive oil tree via automatic route, a move hailed by the industry. At present, 100 per cent FDI is allowed only in tea plantation through the government approval route. “In line with this sector, the government has decided to open certain other plantation activity namely, coffee, rubber, cardamom, palm oil tree and

  • Nitish Kumar

    Top leaders to attend Nitish’s oath taking

    Patna: Several top leaders from across the country are likely to attend the oath taking ceremony of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on November 20, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) said.

  • Maldives lifts state of emergency

    Male: Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen today lifted with immediate effect the State of Emergency, a week after it was imposed citing threat to national security and giving sweeping powers to security forces while suspending the right to freedom of movement and assembly. “State of Emergency (SoE) originally announced for 30 days from 4th November 2015. Now it ends on 10th November with immediate effect,” a Foreign Ministry statement said here, maintaining that the overall

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the Delhi Economics Conclave 2015 in New Delhi on Friday.

    Modi granting corporate’s wish by easing FDI: CPI-M

    Kolkata: The CPI-M on Tuesday flayed the Narendra Modi government for easing foreign direct investment (FDI) across 15 sectors, dubbing the move as the wish of the corporate sector.

  • British PM sets out key demands for EU reform

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday formally launched his bid to renegotiate Britain’s membership in the European Union, setting out his four key demands for EU reform.

  • Stunts huge risks for entertainment, says Rohit Shetty

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Rohit Shetty believes it is not easy to do stunts and they are huge risks for entertainment. “It (doing stunts) is a difficult job. It is sad that out hard work doesn’t get acknowledged. In all cars my stunt men are sitting,” Rohit told reporters here at the trailer launch of “Dilwale” last night.

  • ‘Fantastic beasts’ to have four central characters

    Los Angeles: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, the “Harry Potter” spin-off, will have more than one central character apart from Newt Scamander. He will be joined by three others who will assist him in completing the dangerous tasks on the adventure, reported Aceshowbiz.

  • ISIS

    War on IS needs ‘boots on ground’: US air force secretary

    Dubai: The air campaign against the Islamic State group has made progress in degrading the jihadist organisation but will not be enough without local boots on the ground, the US air force secretary said today. The comments from Deborah Lee James come just days after Pentagon chief Ashton Carter raised the possibility of deploying additional US special forces personnel to Syria if more partners can be found among local forces on the ground.

  • FDI

    Govt takes reforms forward, relaxes FDI norms in 15 sectors

    New Delhi: Pushing ahead with major reforms, the government today relaxed foreign investment rules in 15 sectors such as civil aviation, banking, defence, retail and news broadcasting and eased the process for approval of FDI. While 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) has been allowed in DTH, cable network and plantation crop, overseas investment limit in uplinking of news and current affairs TV channels has been raised to 49 per cent from

  • China stresses two-child policy not yet valid

    Beijing: The two-child policy of China will be implemented after legislators approve the revision of law to allow all couples to have two children, the country’s top family planning authority said on Tuesday. China needs to readjust its family planning management, put in place adequate public services, and promote birth monitoring and risk prevention before the new policy comes into effect, Xinhua quoted Wang Peian, deputy head of the National Health and Family

  • Rat’s head in burger shuts down Mexican McDonald’s outlet

    Mexico City: A McDonald’s outlet in Mexico was shut down after a customer reported finding a rat’s head inside a burger, the media reported on Tuesday. However, the fast food chain denied the allegations claiming it was an extortion bid by the customer, EFE news reported.

  • Myanmar’s election process transparent: EU mission

    Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar’s general election was credible and transparent, and the process was better than expected, head of an EU Election Observation Mission said on Tuesday.

  • Sikh radicals ‘appoint’ convicted terrorist as Akal Takht chief

    Amritsar: Deepening the crisis within Sikh religious affairs, radical Sikhs on Tuesday announced the “appointment” of convicted Khalistani terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara as the Jathedar (chief) of the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikh religion.

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    Vaiko seeks release of Tamils on hunger strike in Sri Lanka

    Chennai: MDMK chief Vaiko today urged all countries in the world to exert pressure on Sri Lanka to release Tamil prisoners there who are on a hunger strike seeking their release. “I appeal to all countries in the world to do their duty of exerting pressure on Sri Lanka to release Eelam Tamils languishing in jails there for many years,” he said in a statement.