Free Press Journal
  • VW sued by US for emissions cheating; faces USD 20 bln penalty

    Washington: The US has sued Volkswagen alleging that nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles, including all its brands, had illegal defeat devices installed resulting in excess harmful emissions and the German automobile giant faces penalties well above USD 20 billion.

  • Toyota

    Toyota may explore petrol version of Innova, Fortuner

    New Delhi: The Indian unit of Toyota is all set to explore the petrol versions of its popular multi-purpose vehicles Innova and SUV Fortuner to tide over the Supreme Court’s verdict, curbing registration of vehicles with large diesel engines in the National Capital Region.

  • Rape case

    Minor delivering baby in school washroom: Accused arrested

    Hyderabad: A 39-year-old man, who allegedly raped and impregnated a Class IX girl student, following which she delivered a baby in her school washroom in Madhapur last year, has been arrested, police said today. Accused Dileep Sarkar, a native of Kolkata, who runs a hotel here, allegedly raped the 15-year-old girl on at least five occasions resulting in her getting pregnant, Madhapur inspector K Narsimhulu said.

  • Women to constitute 33 per cent of constables in paramilitary

    New Delhi: Women will soon account for 33 per cent of constable-rank personnel in paramilitary CRPF and CISF and 15 per cent in the border guarding forces BSF, SSB and ITBP. These forces together comprise of around nine lakh personnel of whom only around 20,000 are women now. The 33 per cent reservation in constable level p sts in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and

  • New Zealand seal series win over Sri Lanka

    Mount Maungani (New Zealand): New Zealand sealed the one-day series against Sri Lanka today with Martin
    Guptill’s century spearheading a 36-run victory in the fifth and final one-dayer at Mount Maunganui.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Defamation case: Arun Jaitley to record his statement in court

    New Delhi: Supreme Court advocate H.S. Phoolka has said that today’s hearing on the defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders is only for recording the statement of the complainant and his witnesses.

  • salman sultan

    Top 25 upcoming movies of 2016

    2016 has a lot in store for film fanatics. With all sorts of drama, romance, comedy and thriller, we list down the upcoming Bollywood movies you need to look out for this year.

  • shripal-sabnis

    Intolerance: We are living in sheer fear: Shripal Sabnis 

    Mumbai: Renowned academic and Marathi litterateur Shripal Sabnis, who had criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lahore trip, says he lives in the shadow of fear over “intolerance” to what he claims were “unbiased, objective observations”.

  • Chris Gayle apologizes for ‘sexist’ joke to female scribe

    Johannesburg : West Indies swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle has apologized for his recent comments made to a female TV journalist, which the authorities have described as `disrespectful` and ` inappropriate`, saying that he is sorry and didn’t mean to hurt her.

  • Manipur Earthquake: Rescue and Relief ops in progress

    Imphal: Rescue and relief work was today on in full swing in quake-hit Manipur even as life limped back to normal with markets opening in the state capital. However, offices and educational institutes remained close in the aftermath of the quake that left seven persons dead and 100 injured.

  • RIO paralympic games

    Rio Games in mind, Govt gives financial support to athletes

    New Delhi: With an eye to enhance India’s medal hopes in this year’s Rio Olympics, the Sports Ministry today sanctioned financial assistances for boxers Vikas Krishan and Sumit Sangwan, female discuss thrower Seema Antil Punia and shooter Chain Singh.

  • Australia pull out of U-19 cricket World Cup in Bangladesh

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Tuesday that it has withdrawn from the Under-19 Cricket World Cup to be held in Bangladesh from January 27 due to concerns about the safety and security of its players.

  • BCCI

    BCCI mulls Day-Night cricket in Duleep Trophy

    Mumbai: Taking a cue from the success of the first Day-Night Test in Adelaide last year, the Tour and Program Fixtures Committee has recommended to the BCCI Technical panel to consider organising the Duleep Trophy matches with pink ball.

  • 14 killed in China bus fire, arson suspected

    Beijing : Arson was suspected after a bus caught fire in China on Tuesday and left at least 14 people dead and 32 injured, the authorities said.

  • Social ties may be as important as exercise, diet

    Washington: Having a lot of healthy social relationships during adolescence and late adulthood could help you lead a healthy life, a new study suggests.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Railways to soon invite bids for modernisation of stations: FM

    New Delhi: Eyeing more investment from private players in infrastructure space, the government is considering allowing them to manage smaller airports while railways will soon invite bids for modernisation of 400 stations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

  • Climate change altering Greenland ice sheet

    London: Climate change over the last few years has altered the structure of the Greenland ice sheet, causing it to lose its ability to limit mass loss of ice by retaining melt-water, a new study has found.