Free Press Journal
  • Seoul welcomes new US sanctions on Pyongyang

    Seoul: South Korea on Friday welcomed stringent new US sanctions against North Korea, anticipating it will help curb Pyongyang’s provocative behavior. US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a North Korea sanctions bill that Congress overwhelmingly passed last week in response to Pyongyang’s nuclear and long-range rocket tests, The Korea Herald reported. The sanctions bill calls for imposing mandatory sanctions on those assisting Pyongyang due to its nuclear and missile programmes,

  • Gold up

    Gold tops Rs 29K-level after more than a year

    New Delhi – Riding on a firm global trend and strong demand from domestic jewellers, gold prices shot up by Rs 540, topping the 29,000 mark again, to close at Rs 29,290 per 10 grams.

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    Jats refuse to withdraw pro-quota stir, attack Khattar

    Chandigarh: Jat leaders today refused to withdraw their agitation till a legislation is passed giving quota to the community under OBC even as the authorities in the worst-affected district suspended Internet and mobile SMS services due to the stir which has disrupted rail and road traffic.

  • Don’t need lessons from RSS, BJP on patriotism: Rahul

    Raebareli (UP): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said he did not need lessons on patriotism from RSS and BJP, which have accused him of supporting “anti-nationals” over the JNU row. “I don’t need to take lesson from BJP and RSS…. Rastrabhakti mere khoon me hai (Patriotism is in my blood),” Rahul said when asked about his support to JNU students and the protests by BJP.

  • Nomura

    Govt to present ‘run-of-the-mill’ Budget: Nomura

    New Delhi: Government is likely to present a “run-of-the-mill” budget with an fiscal slippage to 3.7 per cent of the GDP in the next fiscal from an earlier target of 3.5 per cent, a Nomura report says. According to the Japanese financial services major, the government is likely to meet its fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent of GDP in the current financial year, but in 2016-17 it might slip to 3.7

  • Mekong Delta faces worst drought, saltwater intrusion

    Ho Chi Minh City: Parts of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam have been experiencing the most serious drought and saltwater encroachment in the past for nearly 100 years, the media reported on Friday. The ongoing drought and saltwater intrusion has seriously damaged rice and fruit tree-growing areas, forests, agriculture and animal husbandry, as well as freshwater shortages in many southern cities and provinces, Xinhua news agency reported citing the Tien Phong daily.

  • Hafeez confident of Pakistan’s good show at World T20

    Karachi: Pakistan batting all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has expressed confidence that his side will put their best foot forward in their bid to lift the World Twenty 20 title for a second time.

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    Kabir Bedi to star in ‘The Broken Key” 

    Mumbai: Acclaimed actor Kabir Bedi, who has featured in international projects like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”, will soon be seen essaying the role of a professor of antiquities in “The Broken Key”.

  • China

    China to make permanent residency easier for foreigners

    Beijing: China plans to make it easier for foreigners to live and work in the country under new rules for
    obtaining permanent residency. Guidelines issued by China’s Cabinet aim to expand the categories of foreigners in China eligible to obtain the Chinese equivalent of a US green card. Procedures will also be simplified and restrictions relaxed on foreign students seeking jobs in the country.

  • Virat Kohli’s Pakistani fan’s bail plea dismissed

    Lahore: Notwithstanding a police clean chit, a Pakistani court has dismissed the bail plea of a young die-hard fan of ace cricketer Virat Kohli who was arrested on treason charges for hoisting the Indian flag atop his home.

  • Free Kanhaiya, punish those who fabricated evidence: Left

    New Delhi: Six Left parties on Friday sought the release of JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and punishment to those who they said fabricated “evidence” leading to his arrest for sedition.

  • CIDCO inks MoUs worth Rs 30,000 cr during MII Week

    Thane: City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) inked 11 MoUs worth Rs 30,000 crore for the development of NAINA projects, including Khalapur Smart City, during the just concluded Make In India Week.

  • Trump softens stand against Pope after US-Mexico wall row

    Washington: Hours after calling Pope Francis’s explosive remarks against him “disgraceful”, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in a damage-control move appeared to have mellowed down his outburst saying he does not “like fighting with Pope”. The pontiff in a criticism of the controversial real- estate tycoon had said that Trump cannot claim to be a Christian and slammed his comments on immigration in particular building a wall along the US-Mexico border.

  • Woman killed by crocodile in Odisha

    Kendrapara (Odisha): A 58-year-old woman cattle grazer was killed by a crocodile in a fresh instance of man-animal conflict in areas close to Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district, a forest official said.

  • Arjun Kapoor fears losing out on love

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor says he is scared of losing out on his loved ones — both on screen and off-screen — and adds that it is one of the reasons he is hesitant to watch Sonam Kapoor’s “Neerja”.

  • Goa: EC granted to proposed rail freight terminal put on hold

    Panaji: The State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) of the Environment department in Goa has kept on hold the environment clearance granted to rail freight terminal proposed to be built by mining firm Sociedade de Fomento, a senior official said.

  • Court directs police to book 4 persons for kidnapping teenager

    Etah: Acting on a direction of a local court here, a case has been registered against four persons for allegedly kidnapping a teenaged boy nearly two months ago after police refused to register a complaint in the matter. Sonu (19) was kidnapped from his house by his neighbour, identified as Pooja, and three others on January 1, Inspector Kotwali City Shyovir Singh said.

  • Lahiri is one-over, Spieth shoots one of his worst rounds ever

    Pacific Palisades (US): India’s Anirban Lahiri was one-over through 16 holes and will need to come back to complete remaining two holes in the first round of the Northern Trust Open golf tournament at the Riviera Golf and Country Club here.