Free Press Journal
  • diwakar raote

    Maha transport minister injured in road mishap

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote was today injured when his car met with an accident here. A tourist car driver applied emergency brakes due to which the vehicle turned in the opposite direction leading to a collision with Raote’s car at around noon near Kamala Mill bridge in Parel area of Central Mumbai, police said.

  • US varsity blames Air India, students for visa mess

    Washington: A US university, whose Indian students faced deportation in recent weeks, has blamed Air India and some of the deported students for the prevailing confusion on the issue. “I want to share with everyone my strong belief that these difficulties arose solely because of the actions of Air India,” Peter Hsieh president of the Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) said in an email to its students.

  • Justice R.M Lodha Committee’s suggestion to legalize sports betting in India welcomed by FICCI

    New Delhi: FICCI welcomes Justice R.M Lodha Committee’s suggestion to legalize sports betting in India. FICCI has been advocating legalization of sports betting in India for the past 4 years and have been pushing this agenda with the Central and state governments. FICCI feels that the issue should be discussed with the stakeholders in the sports sector before tabling any bill in the Parliament for further debate.

  • Amit Jogi expelled from Congress for six years

    Raipur: Amit Jogi, the legislator from Chhattisgarh’s Marwahi Constituency, has been expelled from the Congress for six years.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    Odd-Even rule: AAP Govt. to file reply in Delhi HC on Jan. 8

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government on Wednesday said that it would be addressing the observation made by the Delhi High Court with regard to the Odd-Even formula on January 8.

  • ‘Anti Pak-India elements won’t succeed in their plans’

    Islamabad: Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Wednesday said some anti Pak-India elements want to sabotage the dialogue process between New Delhi and Islamabad through acts like the Pathankot air base attack but they would not succeed in their nefarious designs. Indian leadership has not levelled any allegation on Islamabad regarding the Pathankot airbase terror attack, Radio Pakistan quoted Asif as saying.

  • US calls on India, Pak to stand firm on talks post Pathankot attack

    Karachi: The United States has urged India and Pakistan to not allow extremists to prevent them from holding talks on bilateral issues following the deadly attack on Indian air force base in Pathankot. According to The Dawn, US State Department spokesperson John Kirby urged Pakistan to act against perpetrators of the deadly attack.He said that the US wants India and Pakistan to resolve all issues bilaterally.

  • Newly-appointed Zidane upbeat on leading `difficult` Real

    Johannesburg: Zinedine Zidane, who has been named as the new manager of Real Madrid, has admitted that it would be difficult to lead his new team, but added it will be a stimulating challenge to do so. Describing Real as the ‘best team’ in the world, the 43-year-old said that he was ready to take up the challenges ahead and added that he would try his best to bring victories to the

  • Incessant rain abandons fourth day of Sydney Test

    Johannesburg: Persistent downpour has washed out the fourth day of the second Test between Australia and West Indies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.  Due to continuous drizzling, the umpires had decided to suspend the play after the third day’s play was also called off without a ball being bowled. This is the fifth time in over a century of Test cricket in Australia where play had been abandoned for two consecutive

  • Dengue mosquitoes love to lay eggs in water near flowers

    New York: Mosquitoes known to transmit diseases such as dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya are more likely to lay eggs in water sources near flowers, new research has found. The researchers studied the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) and its egg-laying preferences. “This study provides evidence of the attractiveness of flowering butterfly bushes to ovipositing (i.e., egg-laying) Aedes albopictus,” said one of the study authors Timothy Davis from University of Florida in the

  • Seoul vows to punish Pyongyang for H-bomb test

    Seoul – South Korean vowed on Wednesday to forge a united stance with the international community to punish Pyongyang for going ahead with a fourth nuclear test.

  • Indonesian passengers stung by delay due to bee on plane

    Jakarta: A bee delayed an Indonesian passenger plane for four hours after getting stuck in vital equipment and causing a problem with the aircraft’s controls, the airline said today.The flight, operated by Indonesian flag carrier Garuda, was scheduled to take off Tuesday morning from the western island of Sumatra and head for Jakarta.But the pilot of the Boeing 737, which was carrying 156 passengers, decided not to take off after noticing a

  • UN Security Council

    UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on N Korea

    United Nations – The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today in New York after North Korea claimed it had carried out a “successful” hydrogen bomb test, diplomats said.

  • india

    India to pitch for trade facilitation pact in services at WTO

    New Delhi – India will pitch for a trade facilitation agreement (TFA) in services at the WTO and other bilateral free trade pacts as the sector has huge potential and it contributes significantly in the country’s economy.

  • Deepika to begin Vin Diesel’s ‘XXX’ in Feb

    New Delhi: The speculations about Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel’s ‘XXX’ series have finally been confirmed as the actress will go on floors next month. ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ director DJ Caruso recently tweeted the news, saying, “we start in january. She starts sometime in February”. The director even shared a picture last month captioning it, “Xander will travel this road #xandercagereturnsxxx #VinDiesel #Dominicanfiliming #DeepikaPadukone.”

  • dollar-investment

    UAE-based Lulu Group to invest Rs 1,000 crore in UP

    Dubai – Dubai-based Indian business tycoon’s Lulu Group will invest Rs 1,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow to set up a convention centre, shopping mall and a five star hotel.

  • ‘Ghayal Once Again’ will now release in February

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Sunny Deol’s forthcoming action film “‘Ghayal Once Again”, which was to hit the screens on January 15, will now release on Feburary 5. “Big announcement: Save the date, ‘Ghayal Once Again’ now to be released worldwide on 5th February, 2016 #Ghayalon5Feb @IAMSUNNYDEOL @sakpataudi,” read a tweet on the official page of the film.

  • Manish Tewari

    Pak army chief, ISI complicit in Pathankot attack: Congress

    New Delhi – Asserting that Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Shaif and the ISI are deeply complicit in the Pathankot terror attack, the Congress Party on Wednesday said there was no point in holding a dialogue with Islamabad as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accounts for nothing in his country.