Free Press Journal
  • Nabam Tuki

    Arunachal crisis: SC asks to return all seized documents

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to return all the personal belongings and official documents including copies of hard disks to former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and other ex-ministers after President’s Rule was imposed in the state.

  • New Zealand, Afghanistan win last league engagements

    Fatullah: Knocked out of the Super League quarterfinals, Afghanistan and New Zealand notched up consolation wins on the last day of league engagements in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here today. Afghanistan finished third in Group B with a four-wicket win over Canada in Sylhet, while New Zealand defeated Ireland by a similar margin in Fatullah.

  • World’s first ‘robot run’ farm to open in Japan

    Tokyo: A Japanese firm said today it would open the world’s first fully automated farm with robots handling almost every step of the process, from watering seedlings to harvesting crops. Kyoto-based Spread said the indoor grow house will start operating by the middle of 2017 and produce 30,000 heads of lettuce a day.

  • Storm Henry prompts new wind warnings for Scotland

    Edinburgh: Fresh weather warnings were issued on Monday as Scotland prepared for the arrival of storm Henry. According to the Met Office, gusts of 70-80mph were expected widely, with 90mph gusts possible in exposed areas, especially in the west, BBC reported. All schools in the Western Isles were ordered closed and some rail services were also likely to be suspended later in the day.

  • ‘World’s best chef’ Violier found dead

    London: Chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December 2015, has been found dead at his home, the media reported on Monday.
    Violier, 44, ran the Restaurant de l’Hotel de Ville in Crissier, near the city of Lausanne, Switzerland, BBC reported. It earned three Michelin stars and came top in France’s La Liste ranking of the world’s 1,000 best eateries.

  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    ED searches on Bhujbals’ premises a ‘political vendetta’: NCP

    Mumbai: The NCP today described the searches by Enforcement Directorate (ED) at multiple premises in Mumbai in connection with money laundering probe against party leader Chhagan Bhujbal as “political vendetta”. “This is vendetta politics. This has been done to support BJP whose Member of Parliament (MP) Kirit Somaiya first makes a statement and then two days later, action (by ED) happens,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said.

  • aap-protest

    Delhi cops under fire for thrashing women protesters

    New Delhi: Delhi Police today came under severe criticism after a video emerged in which its personnel were seen thrashing protesters and dragging female activists by their hair outside the RSS headquarters here during a demonstration against dalit student Rohith Vemula’s suicide. The video of Saturday’s incident went viral o social media, triggering sharp reactions, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleging the police force was being used as RSS and BJP’s “private

  • Misbehaving air passengers in China to be blacklisted

    Beijing: Unruly air passengers in China will be blacklisted under a new regulation that came into effect today, the government’s latest bid to curb growing incidents of air rage that gave a bad name to the Communist giant. The regulation issued by the China Air Transport Association lists 10 types of misconduct such as blocking and attacking check-in counters, security check passages and boarding gates.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Sharif resolves to eliminate terrorism from Pakistan

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today reaffirmed Paksitan’s “unflinching” resolve that terrorism will be eliminated from “every nook and corner” of the country as he vowed to defeat forces threatening the children from going to schools.

  • arvind kejriwal

    BJP using Delhi Police as private army: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday accused the BJP of using Delhi Police as a “private army” — after a video showed policemen thrashing students protesting here two days ago.

  • pune smart city

    Goa NCP deplore non-inclusion of Panaji in Smart City phase-1

    Panaji: The NCP in Goa today decried the non-inclusion of the state capital Panaji in the first phase of the ‘Smart City’ project and put the onus of the same on the Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is the former state Chief Minister. “Goa not being included in the list is a proof of how he (Manohar Parrikar) is looked upon with contempt by his own government.

  • Sensex

    Sensex ends flat ahead of RBI policy, Nifty ends below 7600

    Mumbai: The market ended on a flattish note with negative bias ahead of the RBI monetary policy review on Tuesday. The Nifty touched 7600 intraday and traded down with 7.60 points or 0.1 percent at 7555.95.

  • Narine grabs two wickets with new action in comeback

    Port of Spain (Trinidad): West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine has made his highly anticipated return to competitive cricket from a career threatening international ban.

  • Congress flays BJP-led Nagpur civic body over ‘smart city’ failure

    Nagpur: The Opposition Congress has lashed out at BJP-led Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) for its “utter” failure to get the ‘Orange city’ in the Centre’s first list for the Smart City project. “Nagpur was among the top ten cities in the nation in every manner under Congress rule. Unfortunately, the city has now slipped to the 256th place in ‘Swachh Bharat’ rankings,” Congress leader in the NMC, Vikas Thakre told reporters here yesterday.

  • Yemen rocket kills child in Saudi Arabia: state media

    Riyadh: An 11-year-old child was killed and nine members of his family were wounded today when a rocket fired from Yemen hit their house in a border region of Saudi Arabia, civil defence authorities said. The child died instantly while the rest of the family were taken to hospital, according to Lieutenant Colonel Ali bin Omair al-Shahrani, who was quoted by the official SPA news agency.

  • Japan Toyota Motor

    Toyota to halt production in Japan for one week

    Tokyo: Japanese automobile giant Toyota on Monday announced it will suspend production in all its domestic assembly plants in the country for one week, after an explosion at a steel factory created a shortage of car parts.

  • Peshawar school attack

    182 Pak ‘madrassas’ sealed since 2014 Peshawar school attack

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have sealed 182 ‘madrassas’ since the deadly Peshawar school attack in 2014, in a countrywide crackdown on religious seminaries allegedly involved in extremism, a media report said today.