Free Press Journal
  • Maruti Vitara Brezza India launch date is 21st March

    One of the most ambitious projects ever to be undertaken by Maruti Suzuki India, Vitara Brezza will be launched on Monday, 21st March 2016, reveals Economics Times auto portal ETAuto. Interestingly, Maruti is yet to confirm the date.

  • Royal Enfield Classic 500 Squadron Blue introduced at INR 186,688

    The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Squadron Blue is the latest in the series of new color introductions by the Indian two wheeler maker. Inspired by the Indian Air Force to which the company has been supplying motorcycles since 1950’s, the new color option is priced at INR 186,688 (on-road, New Delhi).

  • India rules out troop withdrawal from Siachen

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the loss of 10 soldiers in avalanche in Siachen recently, India today ruled out withdrawal of army from the icy heights in Jammu and Kashmir, saying Pakistan cannot be trusted and it may occupy the strategic area if India vacates.

  • Pak forms new team to probe Pathankot terror attack

    Islamabad: Pakistan has set up a five-member Joint Investigation Team to probe the terror attack on the Pathankot airbase, a week after it lodged an FIR over the assault without naming JeM chief Masood Azhar who India has accused of having masterminded the strike. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which was formed by the Punjab government yesterday, is expected to visit India “shortly” to gather evidence if the Indian government gives it permission.

  • Around 22 people at JNU flashpoint event identified: Police

    New Delhi: Around 22 people present at the flashpoint JNU event, including some outsiders, have been identified after the joint interrogation of JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya conducted at a south Delhi police station today.

  • ‘Neerja’ declared tax free in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh

    New Delhi/Lucknow: Delhi and UP government today declared actress Sonam Kapoor-starrer “Neerja” tax-free. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds finance portfolio, said that the decision will be implemented with immediate effect.

  • Thousands flee deadly fighting in southern Philippines

    Butig (Philippines): At least six people have been killed and more than 20,000 displaced during a week of fighting between Islamic militants and security forces in the southern Philippines, authorities said today. Three soldiers and three militants were confirmed killed in the clashes, which involved followers of a slain Indonesian leader of a Southeast Asian militant group, the military said.

  • India capable to handle Pakistan pacers: Gavaskar

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels Indian batting is equipped to handle Pakistan pacers, who will have to deal with the dashing opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan when the arch-rivals clash in Asia Cup tomorrow.

  • Govt to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today presented the Economic Survey in parliament. The government has said that the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission which has a bearing on the common man, has stated that it will not impact market price volatality.

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    Preliminary investigation team reaches Murthal to probe brutal rapes

    Murthal: With the Haryana Government drawing major flak over the Murthal incident during the Jat stir, in which around 10 women were brutally raped by the agitators, a preliminary investigation team under Deputy Superintendent of Police (Sonipat) Bharti Dabas reached the spot here on Friday.

  • Priyanka Chopra to appear on Jimmy Fallon’s chat show

    Mumbai: Continuing her traverse in the avenues of Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra will now add a ‘desi’ twist to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. The actress will appear in the popular international TV show on March 3.

  • Europe braces for major ‘humanitarian crisis’ in Greece

    London: European governments are bracing for a major humanitarian emergency in Greece amid rising panic that the European Union’s (EU) fragmented efforts to cope with its migration crisis are nearing breakdown. EU interior ministers met in Brussels on Thursday in their latest attempt to forge a common response, but the meeting was clouded by a ferocious row between Greece and Austria, which is spearheading a campaign to quarantine Greece and throttle the

  • Japan restarts its fourth reactor, since tsunami shutdown

    Tokyo: A Japanese utility today said it started up a nuclear reactor, the fourth to come back online following a nationwide shutdown after the March 2011 tsunami disaster. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and utility companies have been pushing to get reactors back in operation nearly five years after a huge earthquake and tsunami caused a disastrous meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan.

  • Only Musharraf be tried for treason: Pakistan SC

    Islamabad: Spelling further trouble for military ruler Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s Supreme Court today ruled that only he should be tried on the charge of treason for subverting the Constitution in 2007. The apex court accepted former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar’s appeal to exclude him from the investigation into the treason case launched against 72-year-old Musharraf in 2013 for imposing emergency in 2007 when he was president.

  • Neymar deserves an Oscar for acting: Guti

    Barcelona: Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti on Friday criticised Barcelona footballer Neymar for persistent diving and said he deserves an Oscar for best actor.

  • A Mumbai police officer conducts a breath test on a biker on 31st December 2015 night in Mumbai

    Procure enough breath analysers in 4 months: HC to Maha govt

    Mumbai:  Hearing a petition related to the hit-and-run case against Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to procure within four months adequate number of breath analysers used for checking liquor consumption by drivers.

  • Zika virus may cause stillbirths

    New York: US researchers have found a possible association of congenital Zika virus to stillbirths and damage to tissues outside the central nervous system. Until now, the Zika virus was linked to microcephaly — a condition marked by an abnormally small head in newborns. However, the innate infectious virus may also be linked to stillbirths and tissue damage beyond the brain. It may also lead to hydrops fetalis — abnormal accumulation of fluid

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    Three JMB militants held for killing priest in Panchagarh, Bangladesh

    Dhaka: Three members of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been detained during a raid in connection with the attack at a Hindu temple in Panchagarh where a priest was killed five days ago.  Two firearms, two crude bombs, one grenade, five bullets and sharp weapons were seized from the house of Haris Ali at Kalirdanga village in Debiganj upazila, reports The Daily Star.