Free Press Journal
  • ‘India, China account for 45 percent of total demand in Q3’

    New Delhi: India and China remained the dominant figures in the global gold market, accounting for close to 45 percent of total demand in the third quarter (July-September) of 2015, a World Gold Council report said here on Thursday.

  • Ready to toughen anti-doping control, says Russia

    Sochi: Russia is ready to toughen anti-doping control and launch criminal proceedings against athletes and officials allegedly involved in doping and drugs use, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

  • I.S. Jha appointed Power Grid chairman

    New Delhi: State-run utility Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd on Thursday announced the appointment of I.S. Jha as its chairman and managing director with effect from November 10.

  • Spicejet posts profit, explores ways to raise funds

    Chennai: Closing the second quarter with a profit of Rs.23.77 crore on a revenue of around Rs.1,040 crore, low-cost airline Spicejet on Thursday said it was evaluating means of raising funds, including strategic funds.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar’s oath taking to display anti-Modi muscle

    Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and chief ministers of Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh will attend the November 20 oath taking of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in an event which is being touted as the beginning of opposition unity against the BJP.

  • Heavy rains

    Heavy rains breach Mumbai-Nellore highway

    Hyderabad: Vehicular traffic on the Mumbai-Nellore national highway came to a standstill on Thursday as heavy rains lashing Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh breached the road, official said. With water flooding their houses, people in Vasili and Kolagatla villages in Atmakur mandal dug a part of the national highway to make way for flood water.

  • Pro-government forces kill 15 Houthi fighters in Yemen

    Aden (Yemen): At least 15 fighters of the Shia Houthi group were killed on Wednesday in an ambush by pro-government forces in Yemen’s southern province of al-Dhalea, an army officer told Xinhua.

  • Sonia, Kejriwal, Mamta to attend Nitish’s oath taking

    Patna: A number of leaders, including Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, will attend Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar oath-taking ceremony being described as “a new beginning of opposition unity in the country”.

  • Shiite Muslims run after police fire tear-smoke shells as devotees defy restrictions for a Muharram procession in Srinagar on Thursday.

    Life back to normal in Srinagar

    Srinagar: Life in Srinagar was back to normal on Thursday, a day after a protest shutdown and imposition of official restrictions in the city. Educational institutions, public transport, shops and other businesses opened as authorities withdrew security forces from traffic crossings and other sensitive areas.

  • Mumbai City FC brace up against Pune challenge in ISL

    Navi Mumbai:  Having put their campaign back on track after a shaky start, Mumbai City FC will have a chance to avenge their first-leg loss against FC Pune City when the two Maharastrian sides face-off in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match at the D.Y. Patil Stadium here on Friday.

  • Siddaramaiah

    BJP demands Karnataka CM’s resignation

    New Delhi: In the wake of the controversy over the celebration of Tipu Sultan’s birth anniversary in Karnataka, the BJP on Thursday demanded Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s resignation for his alleged failure to control law and order in his state.

  • Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu

    Saina Nehwal wins, P V Sindhu exits China Open

    Fuzhou (China): It was a contrasting day for India’s two top badminton players as top seed Saina Nehwal advanced to the women’s singles quarter-finals, while P.V. Sindhu suffered a second round loss at the prestigious $700,000 China Open Superseries Premier here on Thursday.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi’s party on verge of landslide win in Myanmar polls

    Myanmar: Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party was on the verge of a formal victory on Thursday, as incoming results from Myanmar’s historic polls pointed to a landslide win for the pro-democracy crusader and a resounding rejection of military rule.

  • Tipu Jayanti

    Tipu Sultan row: After Girish Karnad, BJP MP receives death threat

    Bangaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Kodagu district in Mysuru, Pratap Sinha filed a complaint on Thursday alleging that he has received a death threat for opposing the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan. Sinha had said earlier that the state government was spreading hatred by celebrating Tipu’s birth anniversary.

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

    Bihar election debacle won’t dampen PM Modi’s UK visit: BJP

    New Delhi: Brushing aside speculations that the Bharatiya Janata Party”s (BJP) dismal show in the Bihar election would dampen Prime Minister Narendra Modi”s U.K. visit, the ruling party said the visit will be an advantageous one for India.