Free Press Journal
  • Japan to set up counter-terrorism intelligence unit

    Tokyo: The Japanese government has moved up the launch of a new intelligence unit dealing with international terrorism in the wake of the November 13 Paris attacks, the media reported on Sunday. The government has planned to set up the unit in the foreign ministry by the end of the year, public broadcaster NHK reported.

  • Reforms, derivatives expiry to drive markets

    Mumbai: Parliament’s upcoming winter session and the derivatives’ expiry are set to rock the equity markets during next week’s trading session.

  • The World Of Hrishikesh Mukherjee

    Jai Arjun Singh looks closely at Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s oeuvre, from well-known films like Bawarchi, Guddi, Abhimaan and Khubsoorat to lesser-known (but equally notable) works such as Mem-Didi, Biwi aur Makaan and Anuradha. Combining a fan’s passion with a critic’s rigour, The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee is a book for anyone who takes their filmed entertainment seriously.

  • IFA 2015 sees upswing in business

    This year IFA saw a substantial increase in trade visitors from Germany and abroad proving that the Consumer Electronics and home appliances market is on the upswing. The event saw 1,645 exhibitors displaying their new products and innovations to over to 245,000 visitors from across the globe and 6,000 journalists from more than 70 countries. Business generation wise orders placed amounting to around 4.35 billion euros IFA brought smiles on the faces

  • State of emergency declared in Crimea

    Moscow: A state of emergency was declared in Crimea after transmission towers in the neighbouring Ukraine’s Kherson region were blown up, causing a blackout, media reported on Sunday. Crimean authorities rushed to connect hospitals and other vital infrastructure to power stations and generators late Saturday after the four main transmission lines from Ukraine were cut off on Friday, RT news reported.

  • Asean issues declaration on forming community at year end

    Kuala Lumpur: The ten members here on Sunday signed a document on the “formal establishment of the Asean Community” on December 31, 2015, a milestone in the process of regional integration.

  • DRDO test-fires interceptor missile

    Bhubaneswar: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday test-fired an Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile from Abdul Kalam island in Odisha’s Balesore district on Sunday.

  • Paris attack: Brussels terror alert continue

    Brussels: Belgium’s capital Brussels continues to remain under the country’s highest terror alert level as authorities warned of a possible imminent threat a week after deadly attacks in Paris on November 13, media reports said on Sunday.

  • Paulo-Dybala

    Juventus beat AC Milan to win three straight matches

    Rome: Juventus for the first time pulled out three straight Serie A victories of the season after beating AC Milan 1-0. In Saturday’s match, Paulo Dybala scored the only goal in a sellout at the Juventus Stadium, where there was increased security a week after the deadly attacks in Paris, reported Xinhua news agency.

  • Al Qaeda

    Al Qaeda operative in video our son: Kashmir family

    Srinagar: A family in south Kashmir has confirmed that the Al Qaeda operative killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan’s north Waziristan earlier this year was their son. According to a family of Nagam village in Anantnag district, the Al Qaeda operative shown in a video released by the publicity wing of the terror organisation, is their son Muhammad Ashraf Dar.

  • Polling under way for Gujarat local bodies

    Ahmedabad: Ballotting was under way in Gujarat on Sunday for the first phase of the two-phase local body elections in 572 municipal wards to pick four candidates each.

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    Feeling guilty

    Sleepless over health problem

    I am 42 years old. I recently have started to feel a big lump in my right breast. I am so scared and nervous that I just avoid thinking about it. I haven’t even told my husband or my daughter. I just don’t want to go to the doctor or do any test as I am so fearful of breast cancer. I am not sleeping, I am

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    Two Bangladeshi leaders executed for war crimes

    Dhaka: Bangladesh executed two political leaders, convicted of war crimes during the country’s independence war in 1971, amid tight security early today. Bangladesh’s war crimes tribunals had found the two guilty of collaborating with Pakistani forces and committing crimes, including mass killings.

  • Narendra Modi

    New global resolve needed to fight terrorism: Narendra Modi

    Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, the second day of his official visit to Malaysia, called for a new global resolve to fight the scourge of terrorism while outlining five elements to make the 21st century an Asian one.

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    PM Modi witnesses signing of Kuala Lumpur declarations

    Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, the second day of his visit to Malaysia, witnessed the signing ceremony of two significant declarations as part of this year’s Asean Summit.

  • Rabindranath Tagore: From a poet to a politician

    Political preoccupations began to weigh on Tagore. Tagore who had till then preserved an aristocratic detachment, found himself drawn more and more into the popular movements, writes MEERA S. SASHITAL.

  • Dinning under the stars

    With an attentive and helpful staff, you really feel welcome and wanted at Sky Lounge in Hotel Aureole, writes GITA HARI.

  • An Early Switch

    Youngsters and those in their late 20s are increasingly switching careers unlike the older generation, says Roshani Shinde.