Free Press Journal
  • Sensex logs gains for 5th day in choppy trade, up 13 points

    Mumbai: After registering its best weekly performance in over four years, the benchmark Sensex today closed in the positive territory for the fifth straight day by edging up 13 points as investors bolstered their bets amid inflows by foreign funds.

  • Pak court summons Musharraf in high treason case

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court today asked former military dictator Pervez Musharraf to appear before it on March 31 for the hearing of high treason case against him after the ex President did not turn up citing bad health. The three-member special court ordered Musharraf to attend the hearing on March 31 in person and respond to the charges against him in the treason case launched in 2013 for imposing emergency in 2007 when he was president. High treason is punishable

  • Didn’t conduct any environment impact study: Art of Living

    New Delhi: The Art of Living Foundation on Tuesday told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that it did not conduct any environment impact study before deciding to hold the World Culture Festival on the ecologically-sensitive Yamuna flood plains here.

  • EPF tax rollback a welcome relief to salaried class: Experts

    New Delhi: The rollback of the controversial EPF tax proposal is a step in the right direction and will bring welcome relief to the salaried class, say tax experts. “A roll back in the provident fund amendment is a step in the right direction and once again demonstrates the commitment of the government to a consultative process and its willingness to listen,” KPMG India Head (Tax) Girish Vanvari said.

  • Jon Snow back in ‘Game Of Thrones’ only as a corpse

    Los Angeles:  The veil from the fate of Jon Snow’s character in “Game Of Thrones” has been lifted — and he will not be back from the dead. British actor Kit Harington says he has filmed some scenes of “being dead” for the upcoming sixth season of “Game of Thrones”.

  • Jiah case: HC seeks CBI response to Sooraj’s passport plea

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today issued a notice to CBI seeking its response to a petition filed by actor Sooraj Pancholi, accused of abetting the suicide of his girlfriend-actor Jiah Khan, for handing him back his passport as he has to travel abroad.

  • Maruti Vitara

    Maruti Vitara Brezza launched at Rs 6.99 lakh

    Maruti Suzuki has launched the much anticipated Vitara Brezza at a starting price of Rs. 6.99 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The much talked about sub-4 metre offering is the carmaker’s first attempt in the competitive compact SUV segment and primarily competes against the likes of Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300.

  • My son should get adequate security: Kanhaiya’s mother

    Bihat (Bihar), March 8 (IANS) Away from the bustle of International Women’s Day celebrations, Meena Devi, mother of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, is worried over the life threat to her son and has demanded adequate security for him.

  • Delhi, Dhaka to sign $2 billion loan deal

    Dhaka: Dhaka and New Delhi will sign the final agreement on a $2 billion credit from India on Wednesday. Bangladesh’s Economic Relations Division (ERD) senior secretary Mohammad Mejbahuddin and the Indian Exim Bank chairman and managing director will sign the agreement on behalf of their countries, quoted ERD additional secretary Asif-uz-Zaman as saying on Tuesday.

  • 21 militants killed in Shawal Valley air, ground strikes

    Karachi: At least 21 militants were killed in air strikes and ground operation in North Waziristan’s Shawal Valley on Tuesday. ‘Combined strikes by Pakistan army and ground forces continued the hunt for fleeing terrorists through a chase and cordon operation,’ Dawn quoted Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) DG Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa as saying.

  • ‘Person-on-a-chip’ technology may help repair damaged organs

    Toronto: Scientists have developed functional 3D models of heart and liver tissues, using “person-on-a-chip” technology – a new way of growing realistic human organ systems outside the body, which could eventually be used to repair or replace damaged organs. Researchers from the University of Toronto built model versions of both heart and liver tissues that function like real organs, using the new technology called AngioChip, a powerful platform for discovering and testing new drugs.

  • Syndicate Bank fraud: CBI carries out searches

    New Delhi: CBI today carried out searches at 10 locations spread in three cities after registering a case of alleged loan fraud estimated to be around Rs 1000 crore in Syndicate Bank.

  • S Korea says North hacked phones of key officials

    Seoul: South Korea’s spy agency said today that North Korea had hacked into smartphones belonging to a number of key government officials, part of a series of cyber-attacks launched after its fourth nuclear test. The revelations by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) came as the government is seeking to push through parliament an anti-cyber terrorism law that critics say would grant the agency unmatched surveillance powers over cyberspace, including messenger servicing networks.

  • India name probables for World cup preliminary qualifiers

    New Delhi: Star striker Sunil Chhetri is among a 28-strong Indian probable squad announced today for the 2018 soccer World Cup preliminary qualifying round matches against Iran and Turkmenistan. While India travel to Tehran to play Iran on March 24, they will host Turkmenistan in Kochi on March 29 in the Qualification Round 2 games.

  • Celebratory firing: Strict action against offenders in UP

    Kanpur: Against the backdrop of several fatalities taking place during celebratory firing, district authorities have warned of strict action against those involved, including cancellation of arms license.

  • Nike suspends ties with Sharapova after failed doping test

    New York: Global sports apparel giants Nike has suspended ties with Maria Sharapova after the Russian tennis star failed a drug test at the Australian Open. “We are saddened and surprised by the news about Maria Sharapova,” Kejuan Wilkins, a spokesman for Nike, said on Monday.