Free Press Journal
  • 2 killed, several trapped in garment factory fire in China

    Beijing: At least two workers were killed and four persons injured even as several others remained trapped today inside a multi-story garment factory when the building caught fire in China’s Henan Province. Two bodies were found when the firefighters searched the building after the fire was extinguished. Four workers were
    injured in the incident, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

  • G7 pledges to clamp down on terrorist financing

    Sendai (Japan): The G7 today pledged to clamp down on financial support for terrorist networks, with a plan to step up intelligence-sharing, freeze assets and tighten reporting rules on international transfers. The club of wealthy nations has been cooperating to block the financial pipelines that allow terrorists to travel, plan and carry out attacks, but said that more must be done.

  • Gotthard tunnel under Alps to handle 300 fast trains every day

    Vienna: Gotthard tunnel, the world’s longest underground rail passage, equipped with state-of-the-art signalling and train control system will be fully operational from December and handle 300 fast trains every day. The 57-km long tunnel through the Alps aims at reducing travel time between Zurich and Milan, shifting goods transportation from road to rail and is expected to be used by hundreds of passengers and freight trains every day.

  • In search of real Kashmir

    We visited Kashmir for the first time about 20 years back, when it was facing serious militancy related problems. Indeed, we crossed the scenic Banihal Pass with much trepidation in our mind. During that visit, on the usually crowded Dal Lake we were the only Indian civilian tourists, apart from another foreign group from Japan. But, even then its spectacular beauty, the famous Kashmiri hospitality and kindness of ordinary people were very

  • Govt may cut sugar import duty to cool prices

    New Delhi: The government today said it will consider lowering import duty on sugar and banning exports of the sweetener if prices spike further from the current level. With retail prices crossing Rs 40/kg, the government has taken several steps, including imposition of stock holding limits on sugar traders and withdrawal of sugar output subsidy of Rs 4.50/kg to mills, in the last few weeks to check the price rise.

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    New Express train between Pune-Hazrat Nizamuddin from May 23

    Mumbai: Railways would introduce a new weekly AC Express train between Delhi and Pune from May 23, which would be flagged off by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through remote from Rail Bhavan in Delhi.

  • Sanders outraises Clinton for fourth consecutive month

    Washington: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders from Vermont has outraised his rival Hillary Clinton in the Democratic race to the White House for the fourth consecutive month. Sanders’campaign yesterday filed a report with the Federal Election Commission showing he raised more than USD 26.9 million in April, out-raising Secretary Clinton for the fourth month in a row. He has raised more than USD 212 million since the start of the campaign.

  • Congress suffering because of dynasty issues: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Taking a dig at the dynasty-driven Congress, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the party will shrink in absence of stalwarts like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as it does not have leaders of that stature. “Where you have dynasties, dynasties become Albatross around your neck. Without the dynasty, you are irrelevant. With the dynasty, you stagnate. That is the problem of the Congress,” he said at an event organised

  • Access to space observatory from Oct: ISRO

    Bengaluru: Access will be open for guest observers from the Indian science community to Astrosat, the country’s first dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory from October, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. Observing time will be awarded on the basis of proposals reviewed by peers (or senior academics), it said.

  • 5 best spicy food restaurants in Mumbai

    They may not compete with Trident or Taj. They are your humble middle class dhaba type of restaurants. But they sure know how to serve spicy food says Anirudh Sk.

  • Aman lodge-Matheran toy train to resume ops soon: Central Railway

    Mumbai: The Railway Ministry has said the toy train service between Aman lodge and Matheran hill station would not be closed, following which the Central Railway (CR), which operates the service, has assured to resume its rides soon.

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    Kangana Ranaut, a ‘Queen’ of lies?

    New Delhi: Seems like, the reigning queen of Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut, is skilled not only at stunning us time and again with her thrilling performances, but also at keeping people in the dark.

  • Criticism hurts terribly: Abhishek Bachchan

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan has a strong fan following, but sometimes he gets criticised on the public platform for his work. The son of megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he gets bothered by criticism.

  • Food- Now just a touch away!

    Oshin Fernandes reviews the various Food Delivery Apps in the market. Where should your next order be from and why?

  • Centre asks states not to levy taxes on pulses to cool prices

    New Delhi: Worried about a further spike in prices of pulses in coming months, the Centre today asked state governments not to levy local taxes like VAT and mandi fees on dals, besides taking stern action against hoarders to boost supply and bring down rates. Briefing reporters after the state food ministers’ meet on prices of essential commodities, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the government will consider increasing size of pulse

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    Anil Kapoor acquires rights of ‘Prison Break’

    Mumbai: After “24” and “Modern Family”, Bollywood actor-producer Anil Kapoor has now acquired the rights of another American TV series “Prison Break”.

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    Arunachal CM warns forces trying to create rift with Assam

    Itanagar: Perturbed over reports that some organizations are trying to create division among the people living along the inter-state border with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul today said his government would take strong action against such divisive forces and appealed to the people to maintain peace.