Free Press Journal
  • Greenpeace India

    Greenpeace India to appeal against registration cancellation

    New Delhi: Greenpeace India today decided to file an appeal against the order cancelling its registration as a society, terming it as “unjustified” and alleged that the repeated attempts to “muzzle” its voice show government’s “unwillingness” to engage in a healthy democratic dialogue. Claiming that the ecological and human rights situation in India is “steadily worsening”, the NGO’s Executive Board in a detailed statement attacked the government and charged that the order contains

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Modi’s development is about few businessmen: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government has a different meaning of the word “development” in the country, as for them it means “development of a few businessmen”. “The word (development) is being repeated. They have changed meaning of the term. For them, it means development of a few businessmen,” Gandhi said while addressing the birth anniversary function of the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru at

  • Paris mayhem an ‘attack on humanity’: Narendra Modi

    London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the bloodbath in Paris that left 127 people dead and some 200 injured was not an attack on France or its people but on humanity, urging the global community to define terrorism.

  • Sensex

    Bihar poll, earnings, economic data drown equity markets 

    Mumbai: Losing altitude for the third straight week, the Indian equity markets crashed to their lowest levels in around a month’s time, as tailwinds from the Bihar election outcome and macro economic numbers unsettled investors.

  • dharmendra pradhan

    Time has come to think on income bracket for subsidy: Pradhan

    Kolkata: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said time has come for the government to think on income bracket for consumers to avail LPG subsidy. “The finance minister asked me whether time has come to think of any income brackets for consumers to avail of LPG subsidies and I told him there is a need to think on this,” Pradhan told reporters on the sidelines of a CII seminar here. Urging

  • BSNL to offer free internet to Imran Khan of Alwar

    New Delhi: After finding mention of his name in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at Wembley Stadium, state-run BSNL will offer free internet to Imran Khan of Alwar for developing mobile applications used by students. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called Khan this morning and congratulated him for the noble work he is doing for the students. The Minister also invited Khan to Delhi and informed him about free internet facility from BSNL.

  • China has over 156,000 Internet cafes

    Beijing: China has more than 156,000 Internet cafes including 14,000 being operated illegally, the government said today as it launched a three-month campaign against law-breaking cybercafes. The Ministry of Culture said authorities revoked permits of more than 2,000 Internet cafes last year. Internet cafes are often forced to close due to violations of the law, including allowing minors to use the services. While urban cafes mostly abide by the law, many in the

  • LG Nexus 5X: Lightest of all Nexus smartphones but overpriced 

    It’s that time again but we are not refering to the festive season. Google has added two new smartphones to its portfolio – the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. No! we are not feeling tipsy or are hungover after the festive season, if anybody or anything is light, it is the Nexus 5X (probably the lightest of all Nexus smartphones). We got our hands on the phone which was launched

  • Iranian president cancels visit to France

    Tehran : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani cancelled his visit to France following the terrorist attacks in Paris, the official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday. “Due to the terrorist attacks in Paris, the travel of the president to three European countries of France, Italy and Vatican was postponed to another date,” Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javed Zarif said.

  • ‘Growth of Indo-Iranian ties key for regional development’

    Chennai: Expansion of Indo-Iran relations can be the “best contribution” for regional development, a top Iranian official said today. Describing India as a “top country” in the region with which post-sanctions Iran should look to expand ties, the country’s Ambassador to India, Gholamreza Ansari, said there was a “great opportunity” for the two nations to expand ties. “Definitely, that (growing bilateral ties) can be the best contribution for the security and development of

  • Philosopher Basaveshwara gave world ideals of democracy: PM Modi

    London: Unveiling the statue of philosopher Basaveshwara here on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the philosopher gave the world the ideals of democracy“Long before the Magna Carta, considered the first charter of democracy, philosopher Basaveshwara gave the world the ideals of democracy,” said Prime Minister Modi.

  • British opposition leader meets Modi

    London: British leader of opposition Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the second day of his three-day visit to Britain. “Engaging across the UK political spectrum. Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn calls on PM Narendra Modi,” tweeted ministry of external affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

  • ISIS

    Paris attacks: ‘ISIS’ supporters laud carnage on social media

    New Delhi: With France reeling from the series of attacks that struck the heart of the city in Paris with bombings and multiple shooting that have left over 150 dead, many supporters and sympathisers of ISIS took to social media to celebrate the brutal carnage using the hashtag ‘parisisburning’.

  • Ranbir Kapoor – Katrina Kaif avoid Salman Khan at Anil Kapoors party

    The major Diwali parties in Bollywood this week had their share of scandals controversies and unexpected run-ins. But the one run-in that didn’t happen this Diwali and which everybody is talking about was at Anil Kapoor’s residence where Ranbir-Katrina beat a hasty retreat when they spotted Salman Khan entering the venue with his entourage.

  • Egypt court sentences 7 militants to death for killing 25 cops

    Cairo: An Egyptian court today sentenced seven militants to death for killing 25 policemen in the country’s restive North Sinai governorate in the aftermath of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster. The verdict was delivered by the Cairo Criminal court against the seven militants including their leader Adel Habara. Three others were sentenced to 25 years in prison and 22 defendants jailed for 15 years while three others were acquitted.

  • France blames IS for Paris terror strikes, vows to hit back

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande blamed the Islamic State group for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II and vowed today to strike back without mercy at what he called “an act of war”. Hollande said at least 127 people died last night in shootings at Paris cafes, suicide bombings near France’s national stadium and a hostage-taking slaughter inside a concert hall.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Sharif offers support to bring Paris attackers to justice

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday offered “support to bring the perpetrators of the Paris attacks to justice.” “Pakistan stands firm behind the people and the government of France in this hour and extends its support to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Xinhua quoted Sharif as saying in a statement.

  • State of emergency declared in France

    Paris : French President Francois Hollande formally declared a state of emergency following a series of six attacks here which left at least 127 people dead and over 200 injured. The emergency was declared during a cabinet meeting at the Elysee palace, the official residence of Hollande, on Friday night, a media report said.