Free Press Journal
  • K’taka CM hands over ‘gifted’ watch to Assembly Speaker

    Bengaluru : Mired in a controversy over a luxury watch gifted to him, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday handed it over to the Speaker amid uproar in the state Assembly, declaring it a state asset. As the Assembly was rocked by the controversy for the second consecutive day, an angry Siddaramaiah gave the watch and a letter to Speaker Kagodu Thimappa as BJP and JDS members continued to stage a dharna

  • Trump vs Clinton likely after big wins on ‘Super Tuesday’

    Washington : Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton surged ahead in the 2016 US presidential polls by posting emphatic wins in the crucial ‘Super Tuesday’ primaries as an epic face-off between the two front-runners seemed likely after the biggest day of the race for nominations.

  • Marco Rubio registers his first win in Minnesota

    Washington : Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio registered his first victory in the party’s primaries as he won in Minnesota, giving a much needed boost to his campaign.

  • I am a unifier, Trump tells Republicans

    Washington : Donald Trump said he is a “unifier” and can expand the Republican party if named presidential nominee as the frontrunner tried to make peace with party insiders deeply opposed to his candidature.

  • Change in command of US-NATO forces in Afghanistan

    Kabul :  US Army General John W “Mick” Nicholson has taken command of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, inheriting America’s longest war and a vicious insurgency.  Nicholson, 58, took over today from US Army General John F Campbell, who oversaw the end of the international combat mission in 2014 and an escalation in the Taliban’s war against Kabul.

  • Gulf monarchies declare Hezbollah terrorist group

    Riyadh : Gulf monarchies declared Lebanon’s Hezbollah a “terrorist” group, in the latest regional move against the Shiite organisation fighting in support of Syria’s regime.

  • Kamala Harris may become first Indian American senator

    Washington : Indian American Kamala Devi Harris, the attorney general of California, may become the first Indian American senator in the US Congress, the media reported on Wednesday, reports IANS.

  • China to build floating nuke power station

    Beijing : China will start the construction its first floating nuclear power plant that could sail to specific sites and anchor offshore to produce power by the end of this year, officials said.

  • International Space Station’s ‘one year crew’ returns to Earth

    Dzhezkazgan : US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth on Wednesday after spending almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars, reports AFP.

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with MoS Jayant Sinha and Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das at a Post-Budget interactive session with Industry Associations in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI

    Govt has taken one step forward on retro tax issue, says Jaitley

    New Delhi : The government has taken “one step forward” to resolve the retrospective tax cases by putting in place a statutory mechanism for ending such disputes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.

  • Kanhaiya gets 6-month bail and some sermons

    Unusual order prefaced with lyrics from film Upkar, judge likens offence to an infection in the limb, asks him to ‘control anti-national activities on JNU campus’

  • Nine dead in attack on Indian mission

    Jalalabad/New Delhi: In the fourth attack since 2007, heavily-armed terrorists, including suicide bombers, on Wednesday struck outside the Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city, killing nine persons, including Afghan security personnel, and causing damage to the chancery.

  • Government will stick with reforms to push growth beyond 8%: Das

    New Delhi :  The pace of economic reforms will continue and efforts will be made to get the GST and bankruptcy legislations approved by Parliament expeditiously with a view to pushing growth to over 8 per cent, the government on Tuesday said.

  • GAIL postpones $7-bn LNG ship tender again

    New Delhi : State gas utility GAIL India Ltd has again postponed its $7-billion tender for hiring nine newly-built ships to ferry LNG from the US, by one month.

  • Govt to infuse more funds to AI based on requirement

    New Delhi : The Government on Wednesday allayed apprehensions that the already strained finances of Air India might see further pressure following reduced allocation of funds for the carrier in the next fiscal budget and said it is committed to infuse more equity based on the requirement.

  • Solapur baby with multiple heart attacks healed at Rel hospital

    Mumbai: Aditi Galbale, a four-month-old baby from Barshi Village of Solapur, suffered nearly 20 heart attacks after getting diagnosed with a rare disease called Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from Pulmonary Artery (ALCAPA) in January.