Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court upholds sacking of 2 naval officers

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has upheld the government’s decision to sack two naval officers facing criminal trial in the 2005 Navy war room leak case.

  • BSSC chief arrested in paper leak scam

    Patna : The Bihar Staff Selection Commission chairman Sudhir Kumar was on Friday arrested by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with the paper leak scam in clerical-grade recruitment examination even as the IAS Officers’ Association demanded a CBI inquiry to ensure an independent and fair probe.

  • Army chief Rawat renews warning to stone-pelters

    Srinagar : Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday paid tributes to the three soldiers killed in militant attack in Shopian district on Thursday, even as he called for coordinated efforts by security forces to deal with the problem of stone-pelting.

  • Suicide bomber kills 51 near Syria town taken from IS

    Beirut : A suicide bomber attacked Turkish-backed rebels just outside the Syrian town of Al-Bab today, killing 51 people in a major blow just hours after they hailed its capture from the Islamic State group. The bomber blew up a vehicle packed with explosives outside a rebel command centre in the village of Susian, eight kilometres northeast of Al-Bab, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • IIP to stay muted in January will grow by 0-0.5%: D&B

    Mumbai : Index of Industrial Production (IIP) will remain weak and may only grow up to 0.5 per cent during January, on account of various constraints, including subdued domestic demand and an uncertain external demand, according to Dun & Bradstreet’s latest economic forecast.

  • Iraq air force strikes IS targets in Syria

    Baghdad : The Iraqi air force struck members of the Islamic State group inside neighbouring Syria on Friday, officials said, adding that the targeted militants were responsible for recent bombings in Baghdad.

  • After jewels, KCR set to offer ‘gold moustache’

    Hyderabad: Amid scorching criticisms from the Opposition for spending, what many claim to be tax payers money, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao is all set to offer a gold moustache (bangaru meesalu) costing around Rs 75,000 at Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple.

  • Ashwin breaks Kapil’s record

    Pune : Premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, on Friday broke Kapil Dev’s 37-year-old Indian record of most Test wickets in a domestic season on the second day morning of the first cricket Test against Australia here.

  • ‘Will approach India for Balochistan’s freedom’

    India is one of the powers of region, the biggest democracy in the world. The Prime Minister’s was the only voice we heard in a long time coming out of the neighbourhood and appreciated the intervention.

  • Punish Pak to prevent it from undermining US interests: Expert

    Washington : The Trump administration, which is formulating its Af-Pak policy, should suspend Pakistan’s non-NATO ally status and cease military aid and assistance payments to it to prevent Islamabad from undermining America’s interests, a former top Pentagon official has said.

  • Two SME IPOs to hit capital markets next week

    New Delhi : To tap upbeat investor sentiment, two small and medium enterprises (SMEs) — Akash Infra Projects and RMC Switchgears — will come out with their initial public offerings next week to raise about Rs 30 crore.

  • Trump slams FBI for failing to stop leaks to media

    Washington : President Donald Trump on Friday launched an unprecedented attack on the FBI for not being able to stop the leak of classified information and said it could have a “devastating effect” on the US. “The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security ‘leakers’ that have permeated our government for a long time,” Trump tweeted.

  • Campaign for Phase-V of UP polls to end today

    Lucknow : Campaigning for the fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls for 51 seats spread over 11 districts, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Amethi will end on Saturday.

  • Wind tariff falls to all-time low at 3.46 per unit

    New Delhi : Wind power tariff dropped to a record low of Rs 3.46 per unit on Friday in an auction of 1,000 MW capacity conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). This is another major development for clean energy after solar power touched all-time low of Rs 2.97 per unit earlier this month for Reva solar Park.

  • Targeted assassination deepens China’s North Korean dilemma

    Beijing : Facing rare criticism from its close ally for failing to stand by it in its hour of crisis, China on Friday sought to stave off pressure from the US for not cracking hard on reclusive North Korea, saying the crux of the problem was the dispute between Washington and Pyongyang.

  • Farewells galore for Navy’s INS Viraat

    New Delhi :  Mumbai will be hosting a series of farewell ceremonies on March 6 and 7 to mark the decommissioning of the Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Viraat, the world’s longest serving aircraft carrier. It served for a total of 58 years, 30 years with the Indian Navy after being part of the British Royal Navy for 28 years.

  • PFRDA hires IL&FS SDC to train more than 64k people

    New Delhi : Pension regulator PFRDA has appointed IL&FS Skill Development Corporation to train 64,500 government employees and other stakeholders on various aspects of flagship schemes NPS and APY.