Free Press Journal
  • Nepal forms panel for provinces delineation;Madhesis reject it

    Kathmandu: Nepal has formed a political panel for resolving the thorny issue of delineation of provinces under the new Constitution to achieve reconciliation with the Madhesis who dismissed the “unilateral” move today as a bid to make Prime Minister K P Oli’s India trip successful.

  • Turkey-Israel talks on ending Gaza blockade progress

    Gaza:  Talks between Turkey and Israel over ending around nine years of Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip have made progress, a senior Islamic Hamas movement official said on Friday. Hamas deputy chief Ismail Heneya told a prayer congregation at one of Gaza city’s mosques that the Turkish talks with Israel aim at speeding up the construction plan for Gaza and its seaport, Xinhua reported. Haneya did not give more details

  • Insane Destinations for Adventure Sports in India

    • Goa- Fly boarding: Been to Goa and never tried water sports? Well, shame on you! Water sports and Goa are synonymous to one another, and one would know so unless they have been living under a rock.  While there is plethora of options to choose from, one particular water sport that’s been catching everyone’s fancy for its sheer look of daredevil-ness, is the recently introduced Fly boarding at Baina beach, Goa. Springing

  • US air raid ‘likely’ kills IS operative in Libya: US official

    Washington: A US air strike targeting an Islamic State training camp in Libya “likely” killed an IS operative linked to two major jihadist attacks in Tunisia last year, a US defence official said today. “The US conducted an air strike early this morning (Libya time) against an ISIL training camp near Sabratha, Libya, that likely killed ISIL operative Noureddine Chouchane,” the official said, using an alternative acronym for the IS group.

  • O.P. Sharma says ‘praised’ Lamba, slams ‘anarchist’ Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Amid flak for his unwarranted remark against Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator O.P. Sharma on Friday accused ‘anarchist’ Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of using all powers to recommend his expulsion from the Delhi Assembly.

  • Sena slams AG over his comments on farmer suicides

    Mumbai: Coming down heavily on Maharashtra Advocate General Shreehari Aney, Shiv Sena today said that by submitting that the state machinery has been “inept” in stopping farmers’ suicides, he has made Maharashtra government seem “unworthy” in front of the Bombay High Court. The Sena also noted that had an Advocate General of any other state made such a statement, the person would have been immediately suspended by the government.

  • Shashank Manohar

    BCCI asks Manohar to discuss financial restructuring of ICC

    Mumbai: BCCI president Shashank Manohar, who is committed to ending the monopoly of India, Australia and England in the ICC, has been asked by working committee to apprised them of the steps that are being taken regarding the financial restructuring of the global cricket body.

  • SC rejects Congress’ plea for floor test in Arunachal assembly

    New Delhi:The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of Congress leaders seeking an interim direction that it be allowed to go in for a floor test in the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly to prove majority. “This may be a possible manner of dealing with the issue, but the matter is still pending before us and we have not yet tendered our decision,” a five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice J S Khehar said.

  • Govt may cut export duty on all iron ore grades to 10%

    New Delhi: Government is mulling to reduce the duty across all grades of iron ore to 10 per cent, a move aimed at helping the industry stay competitive amid weak commodity market, which saw ore prices drop to a decade low.

  • Don’t know if America is ready for woman president: Hillary

    Washington: Hillary Clinton has said she is not sure if the US is ready to elect its first woman president even as the Democratic presidential front-runner emphasised that there has been a “big improvement” in people’s perception in this regard. “I really don’t know. I think it’s gotten better. I think there still is a very deep set of concerns that people have, which very often they’re not even aware of or they couldn’t articulate,” Clinton, 68, said.

  • Brazil’s Air Force joins fight against Zika

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s air force (FAB) has joined the fight against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of the Zika virus, a military sources said. Accompanied by eight health surveillance agents, the air force personnel spread across Rio de Janeiro searching for possible mosquito breeding grounds, Xinhua reported. The members also located zones considered at risk such as areas with stagnant water or unfrequented areas like car parks, barrels, rooftops and

  • Odd-even formula: HC refuses plea against exemption to women

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today rejected a plea against exemptions granted to women and two-wheelers in the odd-even car rationing scheme, scheduled to resume from April 15, terming it “premature”. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath observed that the plea was not for public interest but for “publicity interest only”.

  • BCCI

    BCCI to move SC against Lodha panel recommendations

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to approach the Supreme Court against the recommendations submitted in the report by the Justice R.M. Lodha committee.

  • EU to implement existing agreements on migration

    Brussels: European Union (EU) leaders agreed early Friday to implement existing agreements on the ongoing migration crisis in Europe, especially cooperation with Turkey in handling the crisis. “The full and speedy implementation of the EU-Turkey Action Plan remains a priority, in order to stem migration flows and to tackle traffickers and smugglers networks,” Xinhua quoted the leaders as saying.

  • Dhawan supports hoisting national flag at universities

    New Delhi: Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan today supported the Union Government’s move to hoist national flag on the campuses of all 46 Central Universities in order to instill nationalism and pride in students.

  • Bassi says not upset over exclusion from CIC list

    New Delhi: Delhi Police chief B.S. Bassi on Friday said that “it doesn’t matter” to him if he was not being considered for the post of information commissioner after his retirement at the end of this month.

  • Kanhaiya Kumar’s medical report shows he sustained injuries

    New Delhi: JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar sustained external injuries during the attack on him at the Patiala House court complex, his medical examination report showed even as Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi refuted the allegations. The medical report noted that there were multiple abrasions on his left foot and nose, apart from tenderness in his left toe, a police source said today.