Free Press Journal
  • India’s dilemma on global platform

    The killing last Friday of Zahran Alloush, leader of the rebel Jaysh al-Islam group in Syria, again highlighted the dilemma that was evident during Narendra Modi’s visit to Moscow and talks with Vladimir Putin. The visit may have been rewarding in bilateral terms but it exposed the handicap from which India suffers when it comes to playing a major role on the international stage. The dilemma is worth examining because in the

  • Injured Madhesi leader airlifted to Delhi for better treatment

    Kathmandu : Nepal’s top Madhesi leader Rajendra Mahato (in pic), who had suffered injuries in a clash with police during a sit-in last week, was airlifted to Delhi for further treatment as his condition did not improve.

  • NIA concludes probe in SIMI training camp case

    New Delhi : National Investigation Agency has filed its final charge sheet in December 2007 Wagamon SIMI arms training camp case against two absconding accused Wasiq Billa and Alam Jeb Afridi for alleged sedition and other offences.

  • Sena slams BJP for ‘double standards’ on Sami citizenship

    Mumbai : The Shiv Sena on Friday took a dim view of the BJP granting Indian citizenship to Pakistan-born singer Adnan Sami and said the move shows its ruling ally’s double standards on the issue.

  • Tepid start to New Year

    Mumbai : The benchmark Sensex failed to go the distance on the first day of 2016 as it rose a modest 43 points at 26,160.90, a one-month high, helped by select auto, capital goods and realty stocks.

  • PBL kicks off today

    Mumbai : The revamped Premier Badminton League (PBL), commencing here today  with hosts Mumbai Rockets taking on the Saina Nehwal-spearheaded Awadhe Warriors, is to experiment with a new concept – Trump match – that’s expected to keep the interest till the end of a tie. The League, revived after a gap of two years following a successful inaugural Indian Badminton League in 2013, has brought in the fresh idea in which each of the

  • GAIL, Petronet revise supply pact

    New Delhi : GAIL India Ltd has entered into a binding gas sale and purchase agreement with Petronet LNG Ltd for supply of an additional 0.3 mtpa of regassified liquefied natural gas with effect from Friday.

  • 10 people charred to death in Ramban in J-K

    Jammu: Ten people, most of them labourers working on a tunnel project, were charred to death in a fire incident in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. “There was a fire caused probably by a short circuit at the barracks of labourers working on a tunnel project in Talwas in Chanderkote belt of Ramban district at around 1 AM today,” IGP Jammu, Danish Rana, said. He said that 10 people

  • HK bookseller critical of China goes missing: Wife

    Hong Kong : A Hong Kong employee of a publishing firm known for producing books critical of the Chinese government has gone missing, his wife said, following the earlier apparent disappearance of four colleagues, according to a report by AFP.

  • After niece, woman succumbs to burns, but infant still critical

    Bhayandar : Bahadur Singh, 35, who in an attempt to kill his wife Tanya (25), her niece Shakeela Shaikh (20) and son Jaidev (13 months) had set the bedroom of his apartment ablaze in Mira Road is yet to be arrested by the police.

  • ‘Calf injury was a huge setback’

    Mumbai : A sudden calf muscle tear having upset his plans to make it to the 2015 year-ending Dubai Super Series finals, India’s most experienced male shuttler, Parupalli Kashyap, is looking forward to the Premier Badminton League to put his game back on track in the Olympic year. “I had a calf muscle tear on my left leg which happened in the French Open almost two months back. It was a big setback. I

  • Louis Van Gaal eyes EPL title

    Manchester : Manchester United have dropped to the sixth spot on the points table after six matches without a win, but manager Louis van Gaal is still aiming to win the English Premier League (EPL). United enjoyed their last EPL victory on November 21 at Watford. They have lost three of the six matches since, but produced an improved performance in the goalless draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday. They will next face

  • Maruti ends 2015 with highest ever annual sales

    New Delhi : Car market leader Maruti Suzuki and rival Hyundai Motor posted robust growth in December on the back of good sales of models like Baleno, Creta and Grand i10, reports PTI.

  • Medical boon for Mulund

    Civic-run hospital to turn into a super-specialty hosp with 420-bed capacity by 2017 (more…)

  • Political storm erupts after HC stay

    Jammu : A two-member Division Bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court today stayed the order of a single bench which had directed hoisting of the state’s flag on official buildings and vehicles of constitutional authorities, triggering a political storm.

  • China’s two-child policy comes into effect

    Beijing : Couples in China are now allowed to have two children as the new family planning law came into effect from today, ending the world’s most populous country’s controversial one-child policy amid concerns over an ageing population and shrinking workforce.