Free Press Journal
  • London Tube stabbing suspect charged with murder

    London: A machete-wielding man who stabbed three men at London Underground train station on Saturday has been charged with attempted murder even as police sought to reassure jittery Britishers about the new security measures taken in the wake of latest terrorist attack in UK since 2013.

  • Airstrikes, Jordan

    Syria condemns US-led airstrikes on army positions

    Damascus : The Syrian foreign ministry on Monday condemned airstrikes by the US-led coalition that targeted its army positions in the country’s eastern Deir al-Zour province, the media reported.

  • Russia loses advanced military satellite after launch

    Moscow : Russia has lost communication with a newly developed military satellite after it apparently failed to separate from the booster rocket after its launch, a source in the country’s air and space forces told TASS state news agency today.

  • Fitch keeps India’s rating at ‘BBB-‘, outlook ‘stable’

    New Delhi: Fitch Ratings today affirmed India’s rating at ‘BBB-‘ — the lowest investment grade — with a stable outlook, saying strong medium-term growth outlook and favourable external finances balance out weak structural features, including its business environment. “India’s sovereign ratings and a stable outlook balance a strong medium-term GDP growth outlook and favourable external finances, including a strong foreign reserves buffer, with a high government debt burden and weak structural features, including

  • income tax

    Expedite refunds below Rs 50,000: CBDT to tax dept

    New Delhi: The CBDT today said it has directed the Income Tax department to expedite issuance of pending refunds which are below Rs 50,000 as part of its drive to “significantly reduce” taxpayer grievances. “The status of outstanding refunds was reviewed recently. Following the review, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued directions to its field formations to expedite the issue of pending refunds below Rs 50,000 for assessment years 2013-14 and

  • Climate talks enter final phase, India promises positivity

    Le Bourget (France): Environment Ministers from across the world today converged here for crucial talks in the final leg of the climate summit amid hopes to secure a concrete pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions as a “pro- active” India eyes a stronger say in the high-stakes parleys. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar flew in to join counterparts from 195 countries to deliberate on the 48-page draft that still contains all the unresolved options

  • Sensex down

    Likely US rate hike subdues markets; Sensex down 72 points 

    Mumbai: Heightened prospects of a US rate hike, coupled with slow progress in the Indian Parliament in approving a key economic legislation, subdued Indian equity markets on Monday, leading to a barometer index provisionally closing 72 points in the red.

  • Israeli air raid targets Hamas camp after shooting incidents

    Gaza City: An Israeli air raid today struck a Hamas training camp in the northern Gaza Strip in response to shots fired at Israeli patrol vehicles along the border, with no injuries reported, officials said.

  • 13 injured in attack on government office in western China

    Beijing : Masked men attacked a government office in western China, smashing vehicles and equipment and leaving 13 people injured in a regional dispute over farmland, local authorities and state media said today.

  • No immediate loss as tremors felt in Pakistan

    Islamabad: No casualties were immediately reported as strong tremors were felt in parts of Pakistan on Monday after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Tajikistan.

  • GE says cancels sale of its appliance division to Electrolux

    Stockholm: General Electric announced today that it has decided to cancel the agreement to sell its appliance division to the Swedish group Electrolux which had offered last year to buy it for USD 3.3 billion (3.0 billion euros). The US conglomerate said in a statement that it was still interested in selling the appliance division, while Electrolux, which had wanted the acquisition to make it one of the world leaders in the appliance

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Shiv Sena takes jibe at Devendra Fadnavis for ‘deferring’ Cabinet expansion

    Mumbai: Apparently miffed with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over “deferring” the much-awaited Cabinet expansion after the state Legislature session that began today, the Shiv Sena said the government is left in a lurch on what to do about those “expecting ministerial berths”.

  • Sunny Leone

    Sunny Leone would love to promote ‘Mastizaade’ on Bigg Boss

    Mumbai: She had entered season five of “Bigg Boss” in 2011 and now Bollywood star Sunny Leone says she would love to promote her upcoming movie “Mastizaade” on the popular show. After her reality TV show stint Leone went on to make debut in 2012 with erotic thriller “Jism 2”.

  • Vin Diesel teases fans with leading lady Deepika’s photo

    Los Angeles: Vin Diesel has teased fans about his leading lady Deepika Padukone in “Xander Cage Returns”, the upcoming sequel of XXX franchise, by sharing a picture with the Indian beauty on his Instagram.

  • Major fire at slum in suburban Mumbai

    Mumbai: A major blaze today broke out at a slum in suburban Kandivili, in which some people are feared injured, a fire brigade official said.

  • Mayawati

    BSP will not ally with BJP or Cong in UP: Mayawati

    New Delhi: BSP today made it clear that it will not have an alliance with any party, including Congress, and will contest all the seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections due in 2017. “I want to state it clearly that BSP will not have any alliance with any party. Neither with BJP nor Congress. Our party will contest all 403 seats and we will contest on our own strength,” BSP chief Mayawati told

  • cbi

    CVC, CBI’s anti-corruption wing be under Lokpal: Par panel

    New Delhi: Citing overlapping of functions, a Parliamentary Committee today recommended integrating Central Vigilance Commission and anti-corruption wing of the CBI to work directly under the command and control of Lokpal to deal with corruption cases.