Free Press Journal
  • 20 students hospitalised due to food poisoning in Sri Lanka

    Colombo: At least 20 school students were hospitalised in Sri Lanka after suffering from food poisoning on Monday, police said. The children, aged between eight and nine years, were students of a school in Veyangoda area of western Sri Lanka, Xinhua reported.

  • Biggest fear is not living up to my father’s name

    New Delhi: Being a star kid comes with its own advantages but actress Sonam Kapoor says it is a constant struggle to make her own mark while living up to the legacy of her father Anil Kapoor.

  • Pope John Paul II’s ‘intense’ letters revealed

    London: Hundreds of letters and photographs that tell the story of Pope John Paul II’s close relationship with a married woman, which lasted more than 30 years, have been revealed, BBC reported on Monday. The letters to Polish-born American philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka had been kept away from public view in the National Library of Poland for years.The documents reveal a rarely seen side of the pontiff, who died in 2005, after an

  • Prakash Karat 

    Rajnath relies on fake Twitter IDs: Prakash Karat

    New Delhi: CPI-M leader Prakash Karat on Monday took pot-shots at Home Minister Rajnath Singh for saying that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed backed the Afzal Guru event at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus here.

  • Adarsh

    Govt pursuing political vendetta against Oppn: Cong

    Nagpur: Congress in Maharashtra has accused the BJP-Shiv Sena government of pursuing political vendetta against opposition parties to hide its failures. The government is trying to muzzle the voice of dissent raised by the opposition, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Chavan told reporters here yesterday.

  • China

    China’s January foreign trade slumps

    Beijing: China’s foreign trade slumped in January, with both exports and imports slowing at a faster-than-expected rate due to weak global demand, customs data showed on Monday. Exports in yuan-denominated terms dropped 6.6 percent year on year to 1.14 trillion yuan ($175 billion), slowing from 2.3 percent growth last month, Xinhua reported. Imports declined 14.4 percent to 737.5 billion yuan, worsening from a four percent slump last month, according to the General

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    Ranveer meets Ludacris at NBA All-Star game

    Toronto: Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh celebrated Valentine’s Day by being “in the house” and “kickin it” with American rappers Ludacris and Ne-Yo at the basketball exhibition game NBA All-Star Game here.

  • drones

    Drones spot looting of ancient tombs at Jordan site

    New York : Not just delivering pizzas or attacking enemies in the battlefield, drones are now being used to document and monitor a ravaged landscape on the Dead Sea Plain in Jordan. The findings reveal that looting still continues at the site of Feifa, located 38 km south of Bab edh-Dhra’, though at a measurably reduced pace, according to an archaeologist from Chicago-based DePaul University. The site contains a small Iron Age fortified

  • Amit Shah addressing the media in Patna on Monday.

    ‘Hitler’ mindset exists only in Congress’ DNA: Amit Shah

    New Delhi: Asserting that the Congress was supporting the JNU issue out of sheer frustration, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Monday said that the grand old party was resorting to backing ‘anti-national’ elements and channelling a ‘Hitler’ mindset after being unable to bear the success of the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

  • Wish to carry my run of form to World T20

    New Delhi: Hoping to carry his great run of form to the Asia Cup and World T20, India opener Shikhar Dhawan today said keeping things simple and “doing the basics right” has worked in his favour.

  • DoT to make mandatory for mobiles to support local languages

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) is likely to come out with regulations in 3-4 months that will make it mandatory for mobile phones to support Hindi and at least one regional language. The move is aimed at making users communicate in local languages and access government services like e-payment through mobile phones.

  • Taiwan to launch 4G disaster alert system

    Taipei: Taiwan on Monday announced it will launch an early warning system for natural disasters on 4G mobile phones, following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake on February 6 that killed 116 people.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman

    Manufacturing is actually picking up, says Sitharaman

    Mumbai: Trying to instil confidence in the investor community, Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman today said manufacturing in the country is picking up and the perception that there is slack in the sector is wrong. “Manufacturing is actually picking up. The last quarter figure showed that the country’s GDP growth will be over 7 per cent. It also revealed that manufacturing is growing over 9 per cent. Actually,

  • Inflation cools to (-)0.9% in Jan as food prices ease

    New Delhi: Reversing four months of rising trend, WPI inflation fell to (-)0.9 per cent in January as food articles, mainly vegetables and pulses, turned cheaper. The Wholesale Price Index-based inflation was (-)0.73 per cent in December. In January 2015, it was (-)0.95 per cent.

  • Aamir Khan

    ‘Make In India’ cultural show fire most unfortunate

    Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan, one of the attendees of a cultural extravaganza at the “Make In India’ Week event here, says the fire at the venue was most unfortunate – and is glad the crisis was handled well.

  • Mehbooba Mufti offers prayers at Sayeed’s grave

    Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Monday offered ‘Fateha’ prayers at her father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed’s grave in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Prospects bleak for Saudi oil firms amid lower prices

    Dubai: Saudi Arabian oil and gas firms face bleak prospects for the first quarter of the year due to lower oil prices and falling demand, according to a survey that also forecast a moderation in optimism levels. Dun & Bradstreet South Asia Middle East Ltd (D&B) in association with the National Commercial Bank released the D&B Business Optimism Index (BOI) survey for Saudi Arabia for first quarter of 2016.

  • PWF demands rescinding of sedition case against JNU leader

    Puducherry: People`s Welfare Front today demanded that the sedition case against Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, be withdrawn. Addressing reporters here, the convenor of the PWF and CPI Puducherry State committee, R.Viswanathan alleged that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre had been gagging the voice of the progressive minded student outfits. “Filing sedition case against the president of JNU students union is highly objectionable and the case