Free Press Journal
  • HC notice to Punjab over move to allow liquor sale in hotels near highways

    Chandigarh : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Punjab government after the state assembly passed an amendment to the state excise act, allowing hotels, restaurants and clubs to serve liquor within 500 metres of highways.

  • Andy Murray Wimbledon top seed for first time

    London : Defending champion Andy Murray’s indifferent form of late did not prevent him being named top seed for Wimbledon for the first time.

  • Demands on Qatar are non-negotiable: Saudi

    The Gulf crisis has been on the boil for three weeks, and Riyadh is insisting that Qatar must end its support for extremism and terrorism.

  • China removes old Indian bunker in Sikkim, state sends report to Centre

    New Delhi : China has removed an old bunker of the Indian Army located at the tri-junction of India, China and Bhutan in Sikkim by using a bulldozer after the Indian side refused to accede to its request, according to official sources. The incident that broke out in the first week of June in Doka La general area in Sikkim had led to a face-off between the two forces, triggering tension in

  • Finance Minister turns down demands for deferring GST rollout

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday rejected demands for deferring the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout saying the Constitution does not give luxury to delay the nation’s biggest economic reform by six months.

  • Chernobyl nuke plant hit by cyber attack

    Chernobyl : The automatic radiation monitoring system at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been hit by a cyber attack and monitoring was being carried out manually, a Ukrainian federal agency said.

  • Millions vote in second phase of Nepal local polls

    Kathmandu : Voting began in Nepal on Thursday for the second phase of its local-level polls being held in the country after a gap of two decades — an election crucial for cementing democracy in the country.

  • Tata Motors, Volkswagen alliance runs into rough weather

    New Delhi : The partnership between Tata Motors and Germany’s Volkswagen group for vehicle development has run into rough weather, with differences over use of platform and doubts related to business viability.

  • Odisha’s own flood forecasting model

    Bhubaneswar : The Odisha government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin and set up a State Drought Monitoring Centre (SDMC).

  • China commissions its biggest naval destroyer

    Beijing : China’s Navy on Wednesday launched its biggest new generation destroyer weighing 10,000 tonnes as part of a massive expansion to become a global naval power.