Free Press Journal
  • Mirwaiz Omar Farooq

    Hurriyat Conference welcomes Indo-Pak to re-engage

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat Conference today welcomed the decision of India and Pakistan to hold comprehensive bilateral dialogue and appealed to their political leadership to rise above their “traditional stances” and show statesmanship and “seriousness” in resolving all complex issues including Kashmir.

  • US defence chief in Baghdad to discuss war on IS

    Baghdad : US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad Wednesday for talks on progress in the war against the Islamic State group, an official said.

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex extends gains ahead of Fed decision, rises 174 pts

    Mumbai: Indian shares ended in the green for a third straight session as the benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 173.93 points to end at over a one-week high of 25,494.37 on gains in energy stocks amid a firming trend in global market ahead of the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting.

  • GST Bill

    GST rate to be below 18%, open to dropping 1% addl tax: FM

    New Delhi: Assuring the GST rate to be less than 18 per cent, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hinted at accepting Congress’ stand on scrapping one per cent additional tax, but said their demand to incorporate the rate in the Constitutional Bill is not agreeable. The Congress has been stalling passage of the Bill in the Rajya Sabha where the ruling NDA is in a minority.

  • AAP,

    Will follow SC order on air-pollution: NGT

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today said it would first go through the order passed by the Supreme Court and then decide on the plea of car dealers seeking modification of order banning registration of new diesel vehicles.

  • Big-hitting Yusuf eyes T20 World Cup squad berth

    New Delhi : Having honed his all-round skills, swashbuckling all-rounder Yusuf Pathan is eyeing a berth in India’s world T20 squad on account of his batting prowess and a good showing during the Ranji season and IPL.

  • Petrol, Diesel

    Excise duty hiked on petrol, diesel to fetch Rs.2,500 crore

    New Delhi: With the Indian basket of crude oils going below $35 a barrel, the government on Wednesday hiked excise duty on petrol by 30 paise a litre and on diesel by Rs.1.17 to gather additional revenue of Rs.2,500 crore.

  • High-end diesels cars registration no more acceptable in Delhi

    New Delhi: In an alarming decision, the Supreme Court today banned registration of diesel-run SUVs and cars having engine capacity beyond 2000 cc in Delhi and National Capital Region till 31st MArch 2016, as a first cautious measure to curb the alarming level of pollution in Delhi.

  • RIO 2016

    Nigeria targets three athletics medals at Rio Games

    Lagos: Nigeria is aiming for at least three medals in athletics at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, a top official with the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) said.

  • Adidas mulls ‘alternatives’ to sponsoring FIFA

    Frankfurt: The head of German sportswear giant Adidas hinted for the first time today at the possibility of cutting links with FIFA in the wake of the corruption allegations dogging the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal tweets images of files allegedly taken by CBI

    New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today claimed that the CBI raided the files that contained “cabinet decisions”. He further alleged that a DDCA file was scrutinised, drawing a rebuttal by the CBI agency and the central government.

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Kumar Sangakkara urges Sri Lankan selectors to prioritise Test cricket

    Sydney : Former Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara has called on his country’s cricket selectors to focus on Test format and observed that it would require more than a year to strengthen the inexperienced line-up.

  • BCCI

    BCCI pays ICC Rs 2-cr for extra squad member at 2015 World Cup

    Mumbai : BCCI has paid the International Cricket Council (ICC) around Rs 2.4 crore for various charges incurred for the Indian squad carrying “additional team members” during the World Cup held earlier this year.

  • North Korea flag

    North Korea sentences Canadian pastor to life imprisonment

    Beijing: North Korea has sentenced a Canadian pastor to life imprisonment following his arrest at the beginning of the year on subversion charges, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported today.

  • SC appoints Justice Virendra Singh as UP Lokayukta

    New Delhi: In an unusual order, the Supreme Court today exercised its constitutional authority and appointed formed High Court judge, Justice Virendra Singh, as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh after the state government failed to comply with its directives.

  • Pakistan observes Peshawar attack anniversary amid tight security

    Peshawar: Relatives holding pictures of their loved ones killed in a Taliban assault on an army school here today paraded in the city as Pakistan today marked the first anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in the country amid tight security.