Free Press Journal
  • Top UN official says war-hit Gaza on ‘disastrous trajectory’

    Jerusalem: A top UN official helping oversee Gaza’s reconstruction following its 2014 war with Israel says the territory is on a “disastrous trajectory,” with Israel’s blockade and Palestinian divisions hampering recovery.

  • M&M unveils concept coupe XUV Aero; SUV Tivoli

    Greater Noida: Mahindra & Mahindra today unveiled its all new concept coupe XUV Aero and its Korean arm SsangYong’s compact SUV Tivoli. The auto major also launched a sports version of its electric car e20 Sports and new range of trucks under the brand name Blazo.

  • Antony’s silence on scams reflects decadence of Cong: Pinarayi

    Kochi: In a scathing attack on Congress, CPI(M) leader Pinarayi Vijayan today said the “silence” of its leaders such as A K Antony over solar scam and the bar bribery charges haunting the Oommen Chandy regime in Kerala reflected the party’s “decadence” under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi.

  • Ex-servicemen agitation for OROP

    Govt to pay OROP arrears in four lots

    NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday notified tabulation of the ”One rank, One pension” (OROP) to the defence personnel as declared on November 7 last year, along with the detailed instructions for payments, benefiting over 18 lakh ex-servicemen and war widows.

  • Amitabh Kant/ Dept of Industrial Policy and Promotion Secy

    People free to eat beef: Kant

    NEW DELHI: Senior bureaucrat Amitabh Kant on Wednesday created a flutter by saying that in a democracy like India people should have the freedom of choice to eat what they want, including beef.

  • Barcelona crush Valencia to all but assure Cup final place

    Madrid: Leo Messi and Luis Suarez scored seven goals between them as FC Barcelona all but assured their place in the final of the Spanish King’s Cup football competition following a crushing 7-0 win at home to Valencia in the first leg of their semi-final tie on Wednesday night.

  • Judge refuses to throw out sexual-assault case against Cosby

    Norristown (US): A judge has refused to throw out the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby, sweeping aside a former district attorney’s claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago.

  • Assange says will accept arrest if UN panel rules against him

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he will turn himself over to British police tomorrow if a UN panel rules he has not been arbitrarily detained, after spending years in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

  • Arjun Kapoor

    Arjun Kapoor wishes late mother Happy b’day

    New Delhi: Mothers are special to everyone and today, Arjun Kapoor is celebrating his mother Mona Shourie Kapoor’s birthday, who passed away in 2012 after battling cancer.

  • Halle Berry calls Oscar diversity troubles ‘heartbreaking’

    Los Angeles: Halle Berry, the first and only black woman to win the Oscar for best actress, has spoken about the current controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in nominations process, describing the situation as “heartbreaking”.

  • Park Geun-Hye

    S Korea slams North rocket launch, vows to destroy any threat

    Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye today said a planned rocket launch by North Korea could “never be tolerated,” as her defence ministry vowed to shoot down any missile that threatened its territory.

  • Now, ‘hack-proof’ RFID chips to keep your money safe

    Washington D.C.: A team of researchers has come up with a new type of radio frequency identification (RFID) chip that is virtually impossible to hack, securing credit cards, key cards and pallets of goods in warehouses.

  • US officials contact France over Super Bowl security blanket

    San Francisco: US authorities have consulted officials in France to help plan against a Paris-style terror attack on the Super Bowl, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said, stressing there was no evidence of a credible threat against the event.

  • Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan

    Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan showcased at Auto Expo 2016

    Tata has unveiled its Zica-based compact sedan, Kite 5, at the ongoing Auto Expo, which is being held in the Greater Noida region. After the unveil of Zica hatchback, few moths ago, the compact car had managed to garner substantial attention, courtesy of its design and various segment-first features. You can get all of that in the Kite 5, but with the added practicality of a boot. The car doesn’t seem awkward,

  • Oil prices extend rebound in Asia

    Singapore: Oil prices extended their rebound in Asia today, buoyed by a weaker dollar, bargain buying and fresh speculation of a possible output cut by the OPEC producers’ group.

  • Keep your kitchen clean to curb over-snacking

    Washington D.C.: If you want to stay slim, you may want to keep your kitchen clean as a new study suggests that a messy kitchen can make you eat more.