Free Press Journal
  • Russian media term Syria pullout a political victory

    Moscow: Russian media today hailed as a political victory President Vladimir Putin’s surprise decision to start withdrawing armed forces from Syria as UN-backed peace talks resumed in Geneva.

  • South African court rules against Pretoria government

    Cape Town: South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled that the government “acted unlawfully” by allowing South Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to leave the country during a summit last year despite an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant.

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    Major chunk of food subsidy borne by Centre, not states: Paswan

    New Delhi: Taking a swipe at some states for blaming the Centre for not doing enough to curb price rise, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said such claims were wrong as major chunk of food subsidy was borne by the Centre.

  • Nod to Real Estate Bill by Parl, relief for home buyers

    New Delhi:  It will now be difficult for promoters and builders to delay projects, with Parliament today giving nod to a bill which gives relief to home-buyers and proposes imprisonment of up to three years besides monetary penalties for any violation of rules.

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan

    Royal Enfield Himalayan launching today

    Royal Enfield (RE) has achieved cult status amongst motorcycle tourers in our country. Not just Indians but foreign nationals too have taken to its unmistakable thump. It gave bikers several options to choose from its lineup – the Electra, the Classic, the Chrome, the Thunderbird and the Continental GT. The adventure community has been wanting more from the brand and RE decided to give them just that.

  • Nitish-Kumar

    JNU row: Nitish questions panel’s advice for rusticating students

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today questioned a JNU panel’s recommendation that its students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and other varsity scholars be rusticated for their alleged role in connection with the raising of anti-national slogans on its campus.

  • JNU case: Umar Khalid & Anirban Bhattacharya move bail plea

    New Delhi: JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, arrested in a sedition case in which JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar is also an accused, today moved a Delhi court seeking bail. Both students who were arrested after they had surrendered on the night of February 23, filed their applications before the Patiala House Courts registry and their pleas are likely to come up for hearing before a sessions court tomorrow.

  • Ticket booking

    E-ticket booking facility for journalists launched

    New Delhi: Journalists now need not go to counters for booking train tickets as the Railways today launched e-booking for scribes on concessional passes available to them. “It was promised in the budget to provide e-booking facility to journalists and today we fulfilled it,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here today after launching the facility for accredited scribes.

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    Mid-day meal: Kerala teachers spend own money to feed children

    Thiruvananthapuram: Undeterred by fund crunch, teachers in government and aided schools in Kerala are spending from their own pockets to feed children under the much touted mid day meal scheme. Though government had increased the allocation under the scheme from Rs 5 to Rs 8 per child early this week, it is still “too low” to feed the children nutritious meals every day, teachers said.

  • Lee Se-Dol

    Computer wins final game against S Korean Go master

    Seoul – The Google supercomputer AlphaGo won the final game of its five-match challenge against South Korean Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol today, to take the series 4-1.

  • Take up border transgression issue with PLA: Parrikar to army

    New Delhi: In the wake of increasing Chinese transgression in Pangong Tso Lake area in Tibet, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has directed the India Army to take up this issue with the Chinese authorities during their flag meeting.

  • Bowlers need to execute plans against Windies: Morgan

    Mumbai – England skipper Eoin Morgan on Tuesday hoped that his bowlers will execute their plans against the West Indies batsmen when the two sides meet in the Super 10 Group 1 clash in the World Twenty20 cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

  • ‘Super Tuesday 2.0’ could have long term impact on politics

    Washington: With Republicans gearing up for a decisive vote in five US states, spotlight would be on the controversial frontrunner Donald Trump as the outcome could potentially seal the party’s presidential nomination after one of the most polarised polls in American history.

  • Sammy comes out in support of Gayle, Russell

    Mumbai – Ahead of the World Twenty20 encounter against England, the West Indies skipper Darren Sammy on Tuesday made it clear that swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is not under pressure to perform, despite not being in prime form lately.

  • Book your Lenovo Vibe K5 plus on Flipkart from 23 March

    Lenova Vibe K5 PlusNew Delhi – After getting a good response at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona last month, Chinese technology major Lenovo on Tuesday launched its mid-price range smartphone Vibe K5 Plus in India.

  • Modi to visit Brussels for EU-India summit

    Brussels: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Belgium on March 30 to attend the European Union-India Summit being held after four years.

  • Sensex retreats from 6-week high, slides 253 pts

    Mumbai – Market benchmark Sensex slipped from its six-week high today by plunging 253.11 points to 24,551.17 while NSE Nifty cracked below the 7,500-mark on profit-booking in healthcare and FMCG stocks amid weak global cues.