Free Press Journal
  • Vienna is world’s best city to live in: survey

    London: Austria’s capital Vienna is the best place in the world to live, according to an international survey on quality of life that has no Indian city in the top 100.

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    Jat unrest: Haryana CM faces ire in Rohtak

    Rohtak: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had to face the wrath of the people affected by the ongoing pro-reservation protests by the Jat community members as his convoy was stopped and he was not allowed to voice his opinion on the matter.

  • Left parties call Begusarai bandh for Kanhaiya Kumar’s release

    Begusarai (Bihar): A one-day bandh call given by Left parties in Begusarai, the native district of jailed JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, today evoked a mixed response.  Normal attendance was reported in schools, colleges and offices even as CPI and CPI(M) leaders blocked NH-31 near the bus stand by stopping vehicles and protestors appealed to shopkeepers to down their shutters.     Shatrughan Prasad Singh, former MP from Begusarai and member of CPI Central

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    Tainted Pak cricketer Aamir gets Kohli’s backing

    Mirpur: The jury is still out on whether Pakistan’s convicted spot-fixer Muhammad Aamir should have been allowed to play international cricket but Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli is “happy” to find the talented left-arm pacer back in their national team.

  • Stolen Chinese relic to return after 20 years

    Beijing: The head of an ancient Buddhist sculpture stolen in 1996 from Youju Temple in China’s Hebei province is set to return to the country, the media reported on Tuesday. The sculpture, made of white marble, dates back to the North Qi (550-557 AD) of South and North Dynasties, the People’s Daily reported.

  • Marriage of 16-year-olds sparks debate in China

    Beijing: Photos of two 16-year-olds in wedding gown and suit have sparked heavy criticism and heated discussion on Chinese social media, a news report on Tuesday said. The two teens, who were first reported to be a 13-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, have clarified online that they both were 16-year-old, and their marriage was accepted by their respective families despite the legal marriageable age in China being 22 for males and

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    Death threat to Salman Khan? Cops try to trace callers

    Mumbai: Mumbai police are trying to track down an unknown person who alerted them of possible threats to eliminate Bollywood superstar Salman Khan last week, an official said here on Tuesday.

  • Cooch Behar ‘rail roko’ enters 4th day

    Cooch Behar (WB): The ‘rail roko’ agitation led by Greater Cooch Behar People’s Association (GCPA) demanding Union Territory status or C category statehood for Cooch Behar entered the fourth day today, as rail traffic to from the northeastern region continued to be disrupted.

  • Bajaj V15 launch price starts from INR 63,275, bookings open

    With official launch around the corner, the new Bajaj V 15 premium commuter bike has been started arriving at company dealerships. Showcased a day ahead of 2016 Auto Expo, the new Bajaj V15 is now open for bookings. The booking amount ranges from INR 5,000 to INR 10,000 depending on the dealership.

  • Pay hikes in 2016 to be slightly lower at 10.3%: Study

    New Delhi: Employees in India can expect an average pay increase of 10.3 per cent across various job roles in 2016 with chemicals and high technology industries likely to lead the market in terms of salary hikes. According to a research by Hay Group division of Korn Ferry, the 10.3 per cent pay rise across sectors represents a slight dip against an actual average salary increase of 10.4 per cent across India Inc

  • Hrithik unveils gaming avatar

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, who is stepping into the gaming world, recently unveiled his digital avatar.

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    Jat protests: Blockade lifted from Delhi-Hissar rail route

    Hissar: Jat protestors today lifted their blockade from the railway track at Mayyar in the district, clearing the Delhi-Hissar rail route. The railway track was closed on February 11 after Jat protesters sat on a dharna.

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    Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah in soup over Rs 70 lakh watch

    Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday cornered Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over a Rs. 70 lakh worth watch gifted to him and called for a probe into the matter.

  • Simple one-step process to convert water, CO2 into fuel

    Washington: Scientists have successfully shown that carbon dioxide and water can be directly converted into usable liquid hydrocarbon fuels in a one-step process by using concentrated light, heat and high pressures.

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    Sikh comedian forced to remove turban at US airport

    San Francisco: An Indo-Canadian Sikh comedian was forced to take off his turban here during a security check, weeks after a Sikh-American actor was barred from boarding a flight in Mexico for refusing to take off his turban. Jasmeet Singh, who’s known on the internet as “JusReign,” posted about the incident on Twitter, NewYork Daily reported. “So the (agents) made me take off my turban in extra screening or they said

  • NTPC stake sale’s institutional portion oversubscribed in 2hrs

    New Delhi: Government’s 5 per cent stake sale in India’s largest power producer NTPC got off to a thumping start today with the institutional investors portion getting oversubscribed within two hours of opening of trade.

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    I love sports, says Sunny Leone

    Mumbai: Actress Sunny Leone says she loves to watch as well as play sports, and is also growing to get passionate for the sport of cricket.

  • New Skoda Superb Launched at Rs. 22.68 lac

    Czech automaker, Skoda has finally launched it’s flagshhip for the Indian market – the Skoda Superb. The luxury barge starts at a sticker price of Rs. 22.68 lacs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) and will go head to head against the likes of the Toyota Camry and the yet to be launched Honda Accord.

    The new Superb broke cover in Prague last year and the Indian

  • Setting up e-platform to provide best prices to farmers: Prez

    New Delhi: Government is setting up a national online agriculture market platform to connect 585 regulated wholesale markets to ensure fair remunerative prices for the farmers, President Pranab Mukherjee said today. Addressing the joint sitting of Parliament, he said ‘Kisaano ki Samriddhi’, the well-being of farmers, is vital to India’s prosperity.