Free Press Journal
  • Extreme heat waves could hit the world every year by 2075

    New York: Sweltering heat waves that typically strike once every 20 years could become yearly events across 60 percent of Earth’s land surface by 2075 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, says a study.

  • Dhoni, Rohit, Yuvraj to feature in 6th successive World T20

    Mumbai: India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star opener Rohit Sharma and middle-order specialist Yuvraj Singh are set to make their sixth successive appearance at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament, which is scheduled to start in India next month. The 27-day tournament begins in Nagpur on March 8 with a total of 19 men’s players from all countries set to feature in their sixth straight event, while 29

  • Paper warrants for CAPF personnel rail travel likely to be scrapped

    New Delhi: The Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel may not have to visit reservation counter to book a train ticket as the government may soon replace the age-old paper-based warrant system with an online facility. A senior paramilitary force official said the Railway Board has recently send its approval in this regard and the Union Home Ministry is developing the required “web services module” so that e-tickets could be issued and paper-based

  • Students march for Rohith, JNU; Rahul, Kejriwal join them

    New Delhi: In the second such protest in less than a week, thousands of students from various universities across the country today took to the streets in the national capital demanding justice for Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and protesting the JNU crisis.

  • PNB declares 900 firms as wilful defaulters; owe Rs 11,000 cr

     New Delhi: State-owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) has declared a list of about 900 wilful defaulters
    including Winsome Diamonds & Jewellery, Zoom Developers and Nafed, which owe close to Rs 11,000 crore to the lender.  The bank recently declared beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines and its guarantors UB Holdings and Vijay Mallya as a wilful defaulters. Kingfisher Airlines owes Rs 1,500 crore to PNB.

  • Pakistan makes arrests in Pathankot attack case

    Islamabad: Pakistani law-enforcement agencies have conducted raids in various cities of the country’s Punjab province and arrested a number of suspects in connection with Pathankot airbase attack in India, media reported on Tuesday.

  • Maruti Suzuki resumes production at Haryana plants

    New Delhi: Automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday announced that it has resumed production at its facilities in Gurgaon and Manesar. The company had to temporarily suspend manufacturing of vehicles at its flagship facilities in Manesar and Gurgaon on Saturday, due to the transport and other disruption caused by the Jat community’s quota agitation.

  • 210 more trains cancelled due to Jat stir

    New Delhi: Railways today cancelled about 210 more trains due to the Jat agitation including Kalka Shatabdi, Ludhiana Shatabdi and Himalayan Queen. A total of 1152 trains have been cancelled or short-terminated due to the ongoing agitation in Haryana. A senior Railway official said trains like Sarai Rohilla-Bikaner and Katra-Delhi also remained cancelled today.

  • Over 110,000 migrants have crossed Med to Europe this year

    Geneva: More than 110,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Greece and Italy so far this year, and 413 have lost their lives trying, the International Organisation for Migration said today.

  • HC dismisses IAS hopeful’s plea seeking quashing of FIR

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today dismissed a petition filed by an IAS aspirant seeking quashing of an FIR registered against him for allegedly getting into scuffle with police and observed that police should not be made a “soft target”.

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    Jet Airways offers discounts on international flights

    Mumbai: Airline major Jet Airways on Tuesday launched a seven-day sale offering discounts of up to 30 percent on international flights. According to the company, the ongoing seven-day sale will end on February 29. The scheme offers discounted fares on economy and premiere classes for passengers travelling on the airline’s international network.The travel period under the new offer commences from March 10 onwards.

  • Ringing Bells to face action if ‘Freedom 251’ not delivered

    New Delhi: The government is monitoring Ringing Bells, which has announced launching the world’s cheapest smartphone, and will take action if the company fails to deliver the Rs 251 handset, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. “Our Ministry enquired into how prepared they (Ringing Bells) are, whether they can provide a phone for Rs 251 or not. Whether they have the BIS certificate or not, we have spoken to them,”

  • 210 more trains cancelled due to Jat stir

    New Delhi: Railways today cancelled about 210 more trains due to the Jat agitation including Kalka Shatabdi, Ludhiana Shatabdi and Himalayan Queen.  A total of 1152 trains have been cancelled or short-terminated due to the ongoing agitation in Haryana.  A senior Railway official said trains like Sarai Rohilla-Bikaner and Katra-Delhi also remained cancelled today. He said the Delhi-Paniapt-Ambala and
    Delhi-Rohtak-Bhatinda routes are still closed for traffic affecting train movement in the section.

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    Won’t shy away in using options if 5 JNU students don’t cooperate: Bassi

    New Delhi: Delhi Police police will not “shy away” in using its options if the five JNU students who resurfaced in the campus fail to cooperate with the investigators, Commissioner B S Bassi today said. “There is no doubt that seditious speeches and slogans were raised in the event concerned. We also know that some involved in it, who went absconding soon after, have now returned.

  • Bill Gates backs FBI in iPhone spat: report

    Paris: Microsoft founder Bill Gates is backing the FBI in its standoff with Apple over unlocking an iPhone in the probe of last year’s deadly San Bernardino attacks, a media report said today. Breaking ranks with Silicon Valley companies who support Apple in its refusal to hack the phone of one of the attackers, Gates said technology companies should be forced to co-operate with law enforcement in terrorism investigations, the Financial Times said.

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    BJP leader booked for making hate speech against Rahul Gandhi

    Dehradun: A complaint has been filed against Udhampur BJP leader Jagtar Singh Bajwa, after he was allegedly caught on tape asking the country’s youth “to decapitate Rahul Gandhi and hang his head on JNU’s gate” three days ago, police said today. Bajwa has been booked on charges for giving a speech with
    intent to instigate and cause riot, Bajpur police head O P Sharma said, adding that an investigation has been launched.