Free Press Journal
  • PM Narendra Modi visits ITE campus in Singapore

    Singapore City (Singapore) : In an attempt to learn about Singapore’s approach to vocational education and skills training, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Institute for Technical Education (ITE) here on Tuesday.

  • TRS wins Warangal LS bypoll with 4.6 lakh votes

    Warangal (Telangana): The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) today retained the Warangal (SC) Lok Sabha seat as its candidate Pasunoori Dayakar won by a massive margin of nearly 4.6 lakh votes. Dayakar polled 6,15,403 votes as he humbled Congress nominee and former Union Minister Sarve Satyanarayana (1,56,311) and BJP-TDP combine’s Pagidipati Devaiah (BJP) (1,30,178) in the November 21 bypoll, for which counting was taken up this morning.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Pakistan flag hoisted on Mufti Sayeed’s ancestral house

    Srinagar: A Pakistani flag was today hoisted on the ancestral house of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Bijbehara area, the hometown of three Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in an encounter yesterday. The ‘Green and White’ flag was hoisted on the ancestral home of Sayeed in Bijbehara as hundreds of residents were marching in the funeral procession of one of the militants, eyewitnesses said.

  • Shahnawaz Hussain

    BJP blasts Aamir Khan over remarks on intolerance

    Mumbai: Attacking Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain today said there was a “deep political conspiracy” by the Congress to defame the country by harping on an atmosphere of intolerance, after Rahul Gandhi backed the actor’s comments.

  • Col Mahadik is important than Aamir’s comments: Pawar

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar today said that the supreme sacrifice by Col Santosh Mahadik was more important than actor Aamir Khan’s remarks on intolerance. “This (the brave officer’s sacrifice) is more serious than that,” Pawar told reporters when asked about the actor’s comments, which have snowballed into a major controversy.

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    Aamir Khan on intolerance: BJP criticises, Congress backs

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan found himself in the vortex of a political storm on Tuesday over his remarks on intolerance, with the BJP sharply criticising him and the Congress stoutly defending him.

  • Sudheendra Kulkarni

    Set up Albert Einstein’s memorial in Mumbai: Sudheendra Kulkarni

    Mumbai: Observer Research Foundation Chairman Sudheendra Kulkarni has written a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, suggesting that the state should join the international community in commemorating the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s ‘General Theory of Relativity’.

  • Anna Hazare protests

    Good that I left Arvind’s company: Hazare on Kejriwal-Lalu hug

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare today expressed his disappointment on the warm embrace his former protege Arvind Kejriwal and Lalu Prasad shared on stage on the sidelines of the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s oath ceremony in Patna on Friday. “It’s good that I left Arvind’s company, or else I would also be facing a similar predicament,” Hazare said.

  • Somalia’s Al-Qaeda branch warns members against joining IS

    Nairobi: Somalia’s Shebab fighters have warned they will “cut the throat” of members who shift allegiance from Al-Qaeda to Islamic State, amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so.

  • TRAI

    Call drop rate rises to 24.59% for April-June period: Trai

    New Delhi: Indicating worsening of services, telecom regulator Trai today said mobile operators had a call drop rate of as much as 24.59 per cent for 2G services and 16.13 per cent for 3G services in the April-June quarter. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) said the performance has deteriorated during the quarter on sequential basis with regard to worst affected mobile sites or cells having more than 3 per cent call drop

  • Virginia firm signs deal for export of apples to India

    Washington: With Virginia looking to boost its trade with India, a firm from the US state has signed a deal for the export of apples to the country. “I am pleased to announce this new sale of Crown’s 2015 apple crop into the highly competitive Indian produce market,” Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a statement.

  • India accuses UN Security Council of creating refugee crisis

    United Nations : India has accused the UN Security Council of creating the refugee crisis by failing in its responsibility as it asked the international community not to close the borders for refugees and cautioned them against propagating racism and xenophobia.

  • NMC urges PM to convene CMs’ meet on 7th pay commission

    Jammu: The National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately convene a meeting of all chief ministers to deliberate upon the issues arising out of implementation of seventh pay commission. “We appeal to the Prime Minister to immediately convene a meeting of all chief ministers to deliberate upon the issues arising out of implementation of seventh pay commission…and whose recommendations are likely to be accepted and effected from

  • Tomatoes

    ‘Tomato, peas prices will come down to Rs 35/kg by December

    New Delhi: Prices of tomato and peas have eased in the national capital and are likely to come down to Rs 30-35 per kg level by mid-December on arrival of new crops, Mother Dairy said today. The rates of peas, which were ruling at Rs 139 per kg last week, have come down to Rs 79 per kg at Mother Dairy’s Safal stores. Similarly, tomato prices have also declined to Rs 48-50 per

  • US, North Korea,nuclear tests

    Kim Jong-un’s aide working on farm as punishment

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sent his key aide to a local farm earlier this month as punishment for mishandling a hydraulic power station construction project, South Korea’s intelligence agency said on Tuesday.

  • Turkey shoots down Russian jet near Syrian border

    Ankara: Turkish warplanes on Tuesday shot down a Russian SU-24 fighter jet near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace, presidential sources said.

  • RBI

    RBI sets rupee reference rate at 66.3840 against dollar

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India today fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 66.3840 against the US dollar and 70.5529 for the euro. These rates were 66.3490 and 70.4693, respectively, yesterday.

  • EVA Airways and Boeing sign Taiwan’s biggest ever plane deal

    Taipei: Taiwan’s EVA Airways signed a deal today worth more than USD 6 billion for 26 Boeing jetliners, making it the island’s biggest ever single commercial plane purchase. The Taiwanese carrier will buy 18 787-10 Dreamliners — Boeing’s most recent model in its family of long-haul jets — and two 777-300ER (extended-range) aircraft.

  • Mercedes-AMG-GT S

    Mercedes launches AMG GT S in India priced at Rs 2.4 cr

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz today launched AMG GT S in India in the performance car segment priced at Rs 2.4 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The car, which comes with a 4-litre bi-turbo engine, is the company’s 14th new product introduction of the year in the country.