Free Press Journal
  • BJP will open its Kerala Account

    Thiruvananthapuram :  Kerala may once again repeat the four decade-old history of throwing out incumbent governments if the exit poll findings released after the elections on Monday are any indication.

  • Meet ‘Ross,’ the newly hired legal robot

    Washington : The world’s first artificial intelligence lawyer has been employed by a law firm in the US, which will use the robot to assist its various teams in legal research, reports PTI.

  • ‘US trying to sow discord between China and India’

    Beijing : Accusing the US of “sowing discord” between China and India, Beijing today said the two neighbours are wise enough to resolve their boundary dispute peacefully through talks and asked America to respect their efforts.

  • ‘I’m not stupid,’ Trump tells Cameron

    London : Donald Trump today indicated that he may end up having a bad relationship with David Cameron after the British Prime Minister criticised his controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the US as “divisive, stupid and wrong”.

  • Indonesia landslide kills 15 students

    Sibolangit : Fifteen students holidaying at a popular tourist spot in western Indonesia have been killed in a landslide, an official said today, with fears the death toll could rise, reports AFP.

  • Sri Lanka frees 34 Indian fishermen

    Colombo : Thirty-four Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan naval personnel last month for allegedly entering their country’s waters, were today released by two separate Lankan courts, reports PTI.

  • Chinese executive ‘confesses’ to USD 800m fraud

    Shanghai : The alleged mastermind of a scam which cost Chinese investors hundreds of millions of dollars lived in a penthouse flat featuring peacocks and fountains, reports said today after he was paraded on television confessing, reports AFP.

  • BNP leader held for plot to oust govt

    Dhaka: A senior BNP leader has been arrested in Bangladesh over his alleged involvement in a plot to oust the Awami League government in collusion with Israel following his meeting in India with a top Israeli politician; police said today, reports PTI.

  • Kabul locked down as minority Hazaras protest over power line

    Kabul: Tens of thousands of minority Shiite Hazaras today marched through the streets of the Afghan capital to protest at the proposed route for a major power transmission line, in a brewing political crisis for the beleaguered government, reports AFP.

  • US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

    Miami : A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a shark – with the whole animal still clutching on to her right arm, local media reported, reports AFP. The small nurse shark, which was about two feet long, was killed by a beachgoer soon after the attack, the Palm Beach Post reported.          The victim was an unidentified 23-year-old woman who was bitten

  • Pak manager molests Indian woman jobseeker in UAE

    Dubai : A Pakistani manager in the UAE has been accused of molesting a 19-year-old Indian woman on the pretext of providing her job, media reports said, reports PTI. The 33-year-old Pakistani administrative manager with a real estate company in Dubai is accused of luring the Indian jobseeker, who is a housewife, to his flat where he claimed he wanted to train her on computer skills and molested her, Gulf News reported.

  • Arun Jaitley

    FM hopeful of getting GST Bill passed in monsoon session

    New Delhi : Confident of support from regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hoped that the Goods and Services Tax (GST)  Bill will be approved in the monsoon session of Parliament and said the government will not relent on crackdown against corruption to win Congress backing.

  • Bandhan posts Rs 275 cr profit

    Kolkata : Bandhan Bank, which started banking operations from August 2015, registered a net profit of Rs 275 crore during September 2015 and March 2016, reports PTI.

  • Tata Coffee Q4 net down 12%

    New Delhi:  Tata Coffee posted 12.55 % fall in consolidated net profit to Rs 34.47 crore in fourth quarter of the 2015-16 fiscal due to higher expenses.

  • MF agents want Sebi to scrap commission disclosure rule

    New Delhi : Opposing the mandatory disclosure of commissions paid by mutual funds (MFs) to distributors, agents selling such financial products have requested regulator Sebi to scrap the directive saying it would be detrimental to the growth of the industry, reports PTI.

  • EPFO to provide 3-yr life cover to subscribers after job loss

    New Delhi : Retirement fund body EPFO next month is likely to consider and approve a proposal to provide life insurance cover to its subscribers for three years after cessation of employment, reports PTI.

  • Pfizer to buy Anacor Pharma for $5.2 bn

    New York : Drug major Pfizer Inc said it will acquire biopharmaceutical firm Anacor Pharmaceuticals for around $5.2 billion in an all-cash deal.

  • MP Board Class 10 – Best result in past 4 years; girls outperform boys

    BHOPAL :  Mukesh Chandel of Kalapipal in Shajapur district shared the first rank with Divya Yadav of Patan in Jabalpur, both scoring 589 marks out of a possible 600, in the merit list of Class 10 of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Examination (MPBSE), the result of which was declared on Monday.

  • To demolish BRTS or not…

    Indore :  Troubled by bottlenecking on AB road because of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS), commuters feel that breaking down BRTS would help in making the city greener by cutting down waiting time, resulting in saving fuel. iBus was started to reduce petrol consumption and pollution by providing decent mode of transportation for all. However, it has failed in its purpose, as most vehicle owners cannot think of stepping into an already