Free Press Journal
  • No license to liquor makers from April 1, says Nitish

    Munger (Bihar) : Intensifying the campaign for complete ban on alcohol in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said no license would be provided to any liquor manufacturing unit from the next financial year.

  • Oppn behind move to not renew liquor makers’ licences: Sushil Modi

    Patna: A day after the Nitish Kumar government decided against the renewal of licences of liquor manufacturing units in Bihar from next financial year, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday claimed that the decision was taken at the behest of the opposition parties.

  • All roads lead to Jaipur as JLF countdown begins

    Jaipur : With just hours to go for the Jaipur Literature Festival to kick-off as legendary lyricist Gulzar, American poet Anne Waldman, mystic Sadhguru and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurate the five-day event here Thursday,  it is an overwhelming setting here marked by the presence of several literary heavyweights as also book lovers.

  • Thousands converge in Washington to attend Trump’s inauguration

    Washington : Thousands of people including many Indian-Americans are converging here to attend US President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in ceremony themed ‘Make America Great Again’, the catchy slogan which propelled the real-estate tycoon to victory.

  • Parting gift: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence

    Washington : Outgoing President Barack Obama has commuted the majority of the remaining prison sentence of Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

  • Sri Lanka scuttles move to legitimizes homosexuality

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s cabinet rejected a proposal to end discrimination based on sexual orientation because it could legitimise homosexuality, which is illegal on the island, a government minister said. Sri Lanka’s 1883 penal code, a legacy of its British colonial rulers, makes sex between men punishable by 12 years in jail, although the law is rarely enforced.

  • Relationship with Pakistan extraordinarily complicated: US

    Washington : Describing the US’ ties with Pakistan as “extraordinarily complicated”, the Obama administration, on Wednesday, hoped that the incoming Trump government would deepen its security and counter-terrorism cooperation with Islamabad to make America a safer place.

  • 67 killed in Mali car bomb attack

    Bamako (Mali) : At least 67 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a military barracks in the north of Mali on Wednesday, medical sources told EFE.

  • Triple-quake strikes reeling, snow-bound central Italy

    Rome : A series of earthquakes measuring 5.3—5.7 magnitude struck central Italy today, bringing fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall.

  • India’s dynamic economy to grow at 7.7%: UN report

    New Delhi : India is one of the most “dynamic emerging economies” and is likely to grow at 7.7 per cent this year on strong private demand and government reforms but excluding the effect of demonetisation, a UN report said today.

  • Fgn a/c, property, bullion cannot be disclosed under PMGKY

    New Delhi : Drawing a line for disclosure under the new tax evasion amnesty scheme, the government on Wednesday said only unaccounted domestic cash holding can be declared through it and not jewellery, stocks, immovable property or overseas accounts.

  • Government’s five insurance firms to be on bourses

    NEW Delhi :  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, on Wednesday cleared “in principle” listing of five government-owned general insurance companies on the stock exchanges, divesting its 25% share to the public.