Free Press Journal
  • Don settles fraud lawsuits for $25mn

    San Diego : President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over Trump University, his former school for real estate investors, reports AP.

  • Dalai Lama preaches in Mongolia, angers China

    Ulaanbaatar : The Dalai Lama preached on Saturday to thousands of supporters in Mongolia, on a visit set to test the country’s ties with China at a time when it is seeking a critical aid package from its powerful neighbour, reports AP. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader addressed followers at the Gandantegchenlin monastery and spoke about materialism to kick-start a four-day visit that Mongolia has said will be purely religious in nature and

  • Iraqi troops face stiff resistance from IS in eastern Mosul

    Mosul : Iraqi troops faced stiff resistance on Saturday from Islamic State militants as they pushed deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the US-led international coalition, a senior military commander said, reports AP.

  • Pak bans two militant outfits

    Islamabad : Pakistan has banned two militant groups linked with the Taliban and al-Qaeda for their involvement in several terror attacks across the country, reports PTI.

  • Tintin drawing sells for record £1.55 million in Paris

    Paris : An original drawing from “Explorers on the Moon”, widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record 1.55 million euros at a Paris auction on Saturday, auction house Artcurial announced, according to a report by AFP.

  • Queues getting shorter at banks; ATMs still erratic

    Kolkata : Bank branches provided some respite to customers in terms of cash availability on Saturday eleven days after demonetisation but long queues outside ATMs persisted even as three more deaths stated to be due to cash crisis were reported in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Bank manager delivers cash to hospitalised senior citizen

    Khandwa (MP) : At a time when long queues to withdraw money have become the order of the day across the country, a bank manager here went to hospital and personally handed over cash to an ailing customer who needed it urgently, reports PTI.

  • For NDA govt, India began only after May 2014: PC

    Mumbai : Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said jan dhan account is another name for no-frills accounts opened during the UPA government tenure and that the latter should be added while counting the number of bank accounts opened for financial inclusion, reports PTI.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the financial inclusion programme – Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), under which jan dhan accounts were opened on August 28, 2014.

  • Youth breaks into bank; hangs self after outcry

    Satna (MP) : A 22-year-old youth broke into a bank at Bela village in the district, but allegedly committed suicide after local residents raised an alarm and gathered outside the bank to catch hold of him, police said on Saturday. “The youth, Dharmendra Singh Patel, cut open the shutter of Allahabad Bank’s branch office in the village on Friday night. The bank is located on the ground floor of a two-storey building,” Rampur

  • Note ban to bring probity in politics, govt: Rajnath

    New Delhi: Hailing the Centre’s move to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the action will bring probity in political and administrative works besides reducing the gap between rich and poor. There are some hardships being faced by the people following the demonetisation but this will continue for a short time only as the government is putting in all efforts with full sensitivity to normalise the

  • Civilians assisting cops in managing queues

    New Delhi : Over 250 people joined hands with police personnel in managing long queues, waiting outside banks and ATMs to get their demonetised Rs 500/1000 currency notes, as part of Delhi Police’s ‘Police Mitra’ initiative launched on Saturday by Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma, reports PTI. The civilians–mainly farmers, housewives, self-employed individuals, jhuggi dwellers, social workers, retired officials, students, advocates, ex-servicemen–came forward to help police in managing crowd in the southwestern range.

  • Muslim board to oppose govt move on triple talaq

    Kolkata : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Saturday decided to oppose tooth and nail the Centre’s move against the triple talaq and the “imposition” of Unform Civil Code in the country.

  • Expelled leaders meet Mulayam, seek return

    Lucknow : Some expelled youth leaders of the Samajwadi Party, believed to be close to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Saturday, met party president Mulayam Singh Yadav triggering speculations of their possible return to party fold.

  • U’khand flood victims’ kin to get 50% compensation hike

    Nainital: The Uttarakhand High Court on Saturday ordered a hike of 50 per cent in compensation being paid to families of 2013 disaster victims besides asking the state government to pay Rs 7,500 per month for the upbringing of minor children of families which had lost their breadwinners in the flash floods tragedy. A division bench of the High Court comprising Justice Rajeev Gupta and Justice Alok Singh issued the order on

  • CIC raps Army for giving ‘fake’ info on encounters

    New Delhi : Army has received a rap on the knuckles from the Central Information Commission for providing a “misleading” reply to an RTI applicant in an attempt to withhold disclosure of records in the infamous Pathribal fake encounter in Jammu and Kashmir in 2000.

  • Cong will bring bill to save Punjab water: Amarinder

    Barnala (Pb) : Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh on Saturday said a new legislation will be brought in the assembly to save state’s waters and to waive off property tax charges for those with income up to Rs 2.5 lakh, if the Congress comes to power in the state.