Free Press Journal
  • Jio launch may not impact Airtel revenue share: Report

    New Delhi: Drawing parallels between Reliance Jio’s current playbook and Reliance Communications’ 2003 launch, Deutsche Bank Markets Research has said Bharti Airtel appears to be better prepared with its 4G plans and it does not anticipate any impact on its revenue share or margins from the Jio launch.

  • PM, Shah trying to derail trial in Ishrat case: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today dismissed as “bundle of lies” the BJP’s charge that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi gave any direction to the then Home Minister P Chidambaram in the Ishrat Jahan case.

  • Cabinet okays ‘Paris Global Climate Agreement’ signing

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the signing of the Global Climate Agreement adopted at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP-21) held in Paris in 2015.

  • India, China hold 19th round of border talks

    Beijing: India and China today held the 19th round of talks to resolve the vexed border dispute amid a growing discord between the two nations over Beijing blocking India’s bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held the annual talks with Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi to discuss the road ahead to resolve the dispute which has bedevilled bilateral ties.

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    UDF promises bicycle and laptops to students   

    Thiruvananthapuram: The ruling Congress-led UDF in Kerala today released its manifesto for May 16 assembly polls with a slogan of ‘Food for all, Housing for all and health for all’, stating that their main objective was to take further the five-year initiatives on its policy of ‘Development and Care.’

  • Alibaba predicts 20 years of ‘enviable’ growth for China

    Beijing: The Chinese economy will overcome the difficulties it is facing currently and will continue to occupy an enviable position over the next two decades, Jack Ma, founder and chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, said on Wednesday. China will face “a difficult three to five years” but continue growing at a rate “enviable to most other major economies for another 15 to 20 years”, Efe news quoted Ma as saying.

  • One lakh security personnel posted for third phase of WB polls

    Kolkata: Ahead of the crucial third phase of polling in West Bengal, a tight security ring of one lakh security personnel, including 75,000 central paramilitary personnel, has been deployed all over the state.

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    Govt. firm in providing ‘permanent’ remedy for drought: Javadekar

    New Delhi: Asserting that several parts of the nation was staggering under the adverse effects of drought, Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the government is firm in providing a stable and permanent remedy to the crisis and prepare the resilience in the economy to face such situations.

  • My films should create good memories: Suriya 

    Chennai: Actor Suriya, who loves to experiment with a variety of roles and complex projects, says he wants to be part of films that create good memories such that audiences want to revisit even after a decade.

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    Hoax bomb threat in Jet Airways flight; one passenger detained

    Ahmedabad: A Jet Airways Mumbai-Ahmedabad -Mumbai flight carrying 125 passengers and six crew members was today delayed after a bomb scare, which later turned out to be a hoax even as one person was detained after a chit with “bomb” written on it was recovered from under his seat.

  • Hand over power to younger generation: Raul Castro

    Havana : Cuban President Raul Castro called for handing over power to the younger generation in an address at the closing of the 7th Congress of the Cuba’s Communist Party (PCC). Castro on Tuesday signalled that he wants top leaders to retire at 70, starting from 2021, and that the next five years would be a transition period for creating a younger generation of leaders, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Women rally in support of Rousseff in Brasilia

    Rio de Janeiro: Hundreds of women rallied in front of the Planalto Palace, the government headquarters, in Brasilia in support of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and against her impeachment. During the rally on Tuesday they carried red and white roses as well as signs calling for the president to stay, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Two North Koreans detained with foreign currencies in Colombo

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan customs officials have detained two North Korean nationals and seized about USD 1,70,000 which they allegedly tried to sneak outside the country. This is the first incident that a foreign government has confiscated hard cash from North Korean nationals following tough U.N. sanctions imposed on Pyongyang last month for conducting nuclear and long-range missile tests.

  • NATO, Russia to hold talks since Crimea annexation

    Brussels: NATO and Russia begin their highest level talks for nearly two years today, in a bid to ease military tensions over the Baltic Sea and the simmering violence still gripping eastern Ukraine. The meeting of the NATO-Russia Council will be the first since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, when the alliance cut off all practical ties with Moscow in protest.

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    Deepika, Salman to romance in Kabir Khan’s next?

    New Delhi: If you think Deepika Padukone will be missing out on the plum Bollywood roles, then here’s news for all…the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress might be starring opposite Salman Khan in Kabir Khan’s next.