Free Press Journal
  • 7.9 magnitude quake hits W.Indonesia, tsunami alert

    Padang (Indonesia):  A powerful and shallow earthquake struck off western Indonesia today, sending panicked residents of one city rushing from their homes, and local authorities issued a tsunami warning.

  • Govt may drop plan to impose 2 per cent levy on air tickets

    New Delhi: A government proposal to levy a 2 per cent cess on domestic and international tickets to fund increased regional connectivity that would have led to a hike in air fares is likely to be dropped. An indication to this effect was today given by Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey who said other means to raise funds for boosting regional air connectivity are being explored after the conclusion of discussions with

  • Kingfisher, grounded

    CBI chief blasts lenders for KFA fraud, not filing complaint

    Mumbai: Warning that non-payment of loans by big borrowers will erode people’s faith in the law, the CBI today blasted lenders for not coming forward with a complaint in the Kingfisher Airlines “fraud”, saying the delay helped the company “divert funds and destroy evidence”.

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    Upcoming car launches in March 2016

    After the adrenaline push of 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in February, March is going to be a busy month with several launches to keep the auto websites, enthusiasts and the consumers excited. Here’s a look at the upcoming car launches in March 2016.

  • VAT relief for traders who suffered losses in Jat agitation

    Chandigarh: Haryana Government today decided in principle to give relief in Value Added Tax (VAT) to those traders and businessmen who suffered losses during the recent Jat quota agitation in the state. A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting of the State Cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here.

  • Clues to mystery of what causes lightning found

    Washington:  Scientists have observed a rare but extremely powerful type of lightning spark which could help them better understand how a cloud can generate a current that is powerful enough to cause lightning.

  • Uphaar tragedy

    HC to hear Ansal brothers’ pleas against framing of charges

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today ordered that revision petitions filed before a trial court by real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal and two others, challenging the framing of charges against them in a Uphaar fire tragedy related case of tampering with evidence, would be transferred before it.

  • Bihar ruling coalition members engage in verbal spat, Oppn relishes

    Patna: The Bihar Legislative Assembly today witnessed a verbal spat between a state minister and the Congress Legislature Party leader, much to the delight of the opposition BJP, which pointed to acrimony between members of the ruling grand secular alliance.

  • First gene behind grey hair discovered

    London: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered the first gene responsible for greying hair, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatments to delay or block the process.

  • US official pitches for dialogue with India, Japan, Aus over South China Sea

    New Delhi: Amid increasing Chinese military assertiveness in the waters of South China Sea, a top American military commander today pitched for a quad-lateral security dialogue between India, Japan, Australia and the US even as he hoped for a joint patrol in the Asia Pacific region in future.

  • Lack of quality domain names points to ‘not-com’ future

    London: The shortage of familiar domain names such as dot-com and dot-co-dot-uk have seen domain registration drop but the rise of ‘not-com’ domains can open up new areas of the internet, says a new study.

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    My blood boils when I hear anti-India slogans: Satish Upadhyay

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay today said his “blood boils” on hearing anti-India and pro-Afzal Guru slogans, while lamenting that Indians in general take pride in their country “only in times of crises”. Speaking at a CII event, Upadhyay said it was essential for citizens to know the “type of freedom” they seek and went on to delve into the meaning of freedom of speech.