Free Press Journal
  • Turkey detains four IS suspects planning attack

    Ankara : Turkey’s state-run news agency says police have detained four Islamic State suspects who were allegedly planning to carry out a “sensational” attack.

  • Bangladesh orders work begin at proposed Rohingya island

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has ordered construction to start at a desolate island where it wants to relocate tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees, an official said on Thursday, despite warnings the site is uninhabitable.

  • 5 infected with HIV at China traditional medicine hospital

    Beijing: At least five patients at a traditional Chinese medicine hospital in China were accidentally infected with HIV, officials said today, as authorities moved to censor online discussion over the incident.  A technician at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine re-used a tube employed in an earlier medical exam for an HIV-positive patient, the province’s health and family planning commission said in a statement on its official website, calling it

  • No decision yet on taxing cash transactions above `50,000: Shaktikanta Das

    New Delhi : The government has not taken any decision with regard to introducing a tax on bank transactions, though it has received a set of recommendations from the Committee of Chief Ministers, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday.

  • Govt makes Aadhaar mandatory for availing PDS foodgrains

    New Delhi : After cooking gas LPG, the government on Thursday made Aadhaar mandatory for availing subsidised foodgrains from the ration shops with a view to better target Rs 1.4 lakh crore subsidy under the food security law.

  • Quality of fiscal deficit matters, says Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said not only was it important to meet the fiscal deficit target but also to maintain its quality so that the economy’s growth is not affected.

  • Sadhguru, Isha foundation, final stretch of your life, last step, peace of mind,

    Adiyogi or Shiva – the Highest Possibility

    Sometime ago, I had some guests from Australia. I was driving them around in Mysore to show them a few places. These people, if I drove fast, they would say “Shit!” If I braked, they would say “Shit!” If they saw something beautiful, they said “Shit!” If they saw something ugly, “Shit!” If they liked something they said “Shit,” if they didn’t like something, again “Shit!” I was just listening to this.

  • Govt appoints 3 directors on RBI Central Board

    New Delhi: The  Government on Thursday appointed three part-time Non-Official Directors on the all powerful Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India for a four-year term.

  • PV sales surge in India as demonetisation impact recedes

    New Delhi : Signalling a drive towards recovery with the impact of demonetisation waning off, passenger vehicle (PV) sales in India rose by 14 per cent in January reviving hopes of the automobile industry to achieve double digit growth this fiscal.

  • Regulating P-notes: Sebi writes to SIT seeking clarification

    New Delhi : Markets regulator Sebi has sought clarification from the Special Investigation Team, set up by Supreme Court to check black money, regarding stricter norms for Participatory Notes (P-notes) used by overseas investors.

  • India in command

    Hyderabad : Skipper Virat Kohli and opener Murali Vijay pulverised a hapless Bangladesh attack into submission with majestic hundreds as India reached a commanding 356 for three at the end of the first day of the one-off Test here.

  • Record for Pujara, bad luck for Karun

    Hyderabad : It must have been a day of mixed feelings for Cheteshwar Pujara and Karun Nair. Both created records albeit of different kinds. While Pujara may manage a smile despite missing out on a Test hundred, Karun would just wonder what more could he have done apart from scoring a triple ton to miss out on a Test match.

  • Worked on leaving deliveries : Vijay

    Hyderabad : Ton-up India opener Murali Vijay said he has curbed the tendency to nibble at deliveries outside off and is back to batting the way that fetched him runs in international cricket.

  • ‘SL don’t produce those champions’

    Colombo : Analysing Sri Lanka’s recent poor run on foreign shores, former skipper and current chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya on Thursday lamented that in recent times, the country has failed to produce any of the champion cricketers of the past.