Free Press Journal
  • India visit to promote goodwill says Nepal President

    Kathmandu : Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is embarking on her maiden foreign visit to India next week, said her visit will focus on promoting goodwill and strengthening bilateral ties between two nations. “This is basically a goodwill visit and will focus to strengthen bilateral relations,” the Himalayan Times quoted her as saying. The Nepal President is scheduled to leave for New Delhi at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab

  • Kerala rape: Nadda highlights deteriorating law, order situation to EC

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Thursday spoke to the Election Commission in connection with the rape and murder case of a law student in Kerala and expressed concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in the Congress-ruled state.

  • A final against Atletico always special: Real Madrid’s Ronaldo

    Madrid: Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that “a final against Atletico is always special” after the Spanish football giants beat Manchester City 1-0 in the second leg of UEFA Champions League semi-final. After a goalless outing in the first leg in Manchester, Real Madrid beat City 1-0 here on Wednesday. Now, the 10-time European champions are set to play Atletico Madrid in UCL final on 28 May at the

  • Smoking, Warning labels

    VHAA welcomes Supreme Court verdict on 85pc pictorial warning

    Guwahati: The Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA), supporting bigger pack warnings on tobacco, has welcomed the Supreme Court directive to tobacco companies to implement the new rule of 85 per cent pictorial health warnings on both sides of tobacco product packets.

  • Gold ends flat in thin trade silver recovers

    New Delhi: Gold prices remained steady at Rs 30,100 per ten grams at the bullion market today in the absence of any worthwhile activity at prevailing levels, even as the precious metal strengthened overseas.

  • Facebook opens office in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Facebook has opened its office here in Malaysia, expanding its presence in Southeast Asia, which is the social media giant’s fastest growing market.

  • PCB to appoint Mudassar as director of academies

    Karachi: Former Test allrounder Mudassar Nazar is set to take over as director of academies in the Pakistan Cricket Board, which has created the position to streamline and groom new talent in the country and to improve the domestic cricket structure. Nazar, 60, has submitted his documents with PCB which, in its Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday, specifically removed the requirement of a candidate being a qualified graduate to be eligible

  • Stuart Law turns down Pak coaching job offer

    Karachi: Pakistan’s hunt for a new coach continues to face hurdles as their top choice — Australian Stuart Law — has turned down the position, expressing his inability to join the team immediately. The Pakistan Cricket Board said it will try to convince Law or choose from Englishman Andy Moles and Australian Test batsman Dean Jones.”Yes there are hurdles in the way of signing on Stuart Law as head coach although he

  • Reliance Defence gets 16 more manufacturing licences

    Mumbai: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence has received 16 licences to manufacture an array of hardware ranging from small arms, heavy weapons, ammunition and explosives to electronic warfare systems, missiles, unmanned vehicles and laser systems for all defence platforms.

  • FM rules out rollback of excise duty on jewellery

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today rejected demands, including from ally Shiv Sena, for rollback of one per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery and asserted that jewellers will have to pay taxes.

  • Govt to build 1,000 km of expressways for Rs 16,680 cr

    New Delhi: To ensure quicker connectivity, the government plans to build 1,000 km of expressways at an investment of Rs 16,680 crore under its NHDP programme, which include the Vadodara-Mumbai project.

  • Gambhir insists `top-placed` KKR not taking any game for granted

    Kolkata: After claiming a seven-run win over Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash last evening , Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir has insisted his side will not take any game for granted despite climbing up to the top in the point table.

  • accident

    17 killed in Chhattisgarh road accident

    Raipur (Chhattisgarh): At least 17 were killed and many others injured after a Raipur-bound luxury bus from Jharkhand’s Garhwa district fell off a bridge at Daldhowa Ghat in Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur district.

  • CBI must summon Sonia, Manmohan on Agusta: Swamy

    New Delhi: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh should be summoned by the CBI on the AgustaWestland helicopter case.

  • Maneka Gandhi

    Anganwadi workers misused for pol meets, greeting VIPs: Maneka

    New Delhi: Anganwadi workers across the country have been “misused” for over four decades by making them work extra hours for even attending political meetings or greeting VIPs, which has been banned now, Women and Child Development minister Maneka Gandhi said today.

  • Nepal urged to act speedily on Terai abuses

    New York: Nepal should ensure that investigations into all deaths and injuries during the protests in the southern Terai region are fast and transparent, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The US-based rights body said it had learned that police were reportedly refusing to register First Information Reports (FIRs) filed on behalf of the victims. “Despite endless promises of reform, impunity remains the norm in Nepal,” Brad Adams, Asia director at Human