Free Press Journal
  • Climate change conference promises to deliver a deal 

    Paris:Negotiators from 196 countries appeared set to clinch a deal on Saturday after burning midnight oil, veering around limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius and even 1.5 degrees if possible and creating a fund of $100 billion per annum by rich nations for developing countries to pursue their national interests without harming the environment further.

  • Gambia’s president declares country Islamic state

    Dakar (Senegal): Gambia’s president has declared the tiny West African country an Islamic republic, saying it is line with the country’s majority religion and is an effort to break from a colonial past.

  • Russia slams Riyadh talks as not representing entire Syria opp

    Moscow: Russia today slammed as unrepresentative the talks held this week in Saudi Arabia among Syrian political and armed opposition groups which culminated with a call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. “We cannot agree with an attempt made by the group that gathered in Riyadh to monopolise the right to speak on behalf of the entire Syrian opposition,” said the foreign ministry in Moscow, which supports Assad.

  • NDDB trains women dairy cooperative members of Afghanistan

    Ahmedabad: The National Dairy Development  Board (NDDB) has conducted a five-day training workshop for 12 women members of dairy cooperative of Afghanistan at Anand near here, a senior official said today.

  • JK budget session to begin from January 18

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra  has summoned both houses of the state legislature to meet here for the budget session commencing from January 18. The Governor, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him under sub-section (1) of section 53 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, has summoned the state Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council to meet at Jammu on Monday, the
    18th January, 2016 at 11:00 am, an official spokesman said.

  • MCD teachers take out candle march protesting delay in salary

    New Delhi: Teachers of North and East Delhi  municipal corporations today took out a candle march near the Chief Minister’s residence, protesting against the “irregularity” in payment of their salaries for past one year. The protesters raised slogans against Delhi government and MCDs for “irregular payment” of salaries, which they claimed have been delayed by months.However, officials of North and East Delhi Municipal Corporations said that the salaries of only 1-2 months were delayed due to financial crisis faced

  • Abe’s two day India visit: Highlights

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    Indo-Pak talks have potential to benefit J&K, says PDP

    Srinagar: Praising External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Islamabad, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today termed it as a step in the right direction which would benefit the people of Jammu and Kashmir. “The External Affairs Minister having expressed her commitment for a comprehensive bilateral dialogue has sent-out a positive signal, having the potential to go a very long way in resolving the disputes between India and Pakistan. “The Minister has

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    AAP is ‘disarrayed force’, lacks pro-people ideology: Badal

    Tarn Taran (Pb): Launching a scathing attack on the Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today described it as a “disarrayed force” which “lacks” development-oriented ideology. “AAP is a disarrayed force and is bereft of any pro-people or development-oriented ideology,” Badal said during a Sangat Darshan programme in Khadoor Sahib constituency here.

  • Skeletal remains from Lanka mass grave to be sent overseas

    Colombo:  Skeletal remains found at an alleged mass grave in the Tamil-dominated former warzone in Sri Lanka will be sent overseas for DNA tests, a lawyer said today. V S Niranjan, a lawyer at the Magistrate’s Court in Mannar, said that Magistrate M Alexrajah issued the order yesterday to send the remains of 88 skeletons found in 2013 at Thiruketheeswaran area.

  • Telangana Min meets MP CM to study river linking project

    Bhopal: Telangana’s Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao today met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan here to study the Narmada-Kshipra river linking (lift irrigation) project that was completed in a record 13-month period. Rao along with a team of officers met Chouhan at the Mantralaya (state secretariat) to discuss the salient features of the ambitious project.

  • Backward Forum to protest regressive religious practices

    Mangaluru: The Karnataka Backward Class Awareness Forum today announced that they would be holding a ‘massive protest’ in Mysuru on January 15 against regressive religious practices, superstitions and demanding an anti-superstition bill. Forum president K S Shivaram said the ‘Yede Snana’, a practice of devotees belonging to backward communities rolling over the ‘prasadam’ offered to the deity, was as regressive as ‘Made Snana’, where the devotees roll over leftovers of food on plantain

  • China hands over 2 new corvette class warships to Bangladesh

    Beijing: China has handed over two most advanced corvette class warships with ability to sail at a maximum speed of 25.5 knots on the high seas besides versatile combat capacity and excellent manoeuvrability to the Bangladesh navy, state media here reported today. China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) delivered the two vessels to the Bangladesh navy in Qidong City, east China’s Jiangsu Province.

  • Assange to be interrogated soon by Swedish authorities

    London: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is expected to be questioned soon by Swedish authorities over alleged sexual offences after Ecuador indicated it had reached a bilateral deal with Sweden. Assange has been wanted for questioning by Swedish authorities since 2010, but was granted asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up for more than three years.

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    China, Russia suffer wars, resolved to peace: Fidel Castro

    Havana: China and Russia, with firsthand experience in ravages of wars fought on their soil, are resolved to find peaceful solutions to regional and global conflicts, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has said.

  • BJP President Amit Shah

    BJP’s ‘ache din’ in Maharashtra due to Munde’s efforts: Shah

    Parli (Maha): BJP President Amit Shah today lauded contribution of late Gopinath Munde in building the party in Maharashtra, where the saffron outfit is heading its first Government, and also praised Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for providing a “clean” administration. “The glory days of BJP in Maharashtra today are due to Mundeji, who ensured the party’s spread among the poor and downtrodden,” he said here in Beed district of Central Maharashtra.

  • Maha Council polls: Congress rebels withdraw in three places

    Mumbai: Congress rebels in Solapur and Akola-Washim-Buldhana local body seats have withdrawn from the fray for the December 27 biennial elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council. Today was the last day of withdrawal. Former Congress MLA Dilip Mane withdrew his nomination in Solapur while Shyam Rathi backed out in Akola-Washim-Buldhana.

  • Amit Sadh tight-lipped on playing young Salman in ‘Sultan’

    Mumbai: The grapevine has been rife with the speculation that Amit Sadh may be seen as a young Salman Khan in upcoming film “Sultan”, but the actor is tight lipped on whether he is doing the role or not. Gossip mills are abuzz that the “Kai Po Che” actor may essay the role of younger version of Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar’s “Sultan”.

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    Daisy Shah finds dancing a stress buster

    New Delhi: Actress Daisy Shah, a former assistant to choreographer Ganesh Acharya, considers dancing a “stress buster”. Before gaining recognition with Salman Khan-starrer “Jai Ho” in 2014, Daisy earlier worked as an assistant to Acharya in films like “Zameen” and “Khakee”.