Free Press Journal
  • Scientists discover trove of 1st century Roman letters

    London : Scientists have discovered a cache of 25 wooden writing tablets in the UK, dating back to the first century AD, which includes a letter from a Roman cavalry officer wanting to go on a vacation.

  • Assam flood worsens: Six more dead, 15L people hit

    At the Kaziranga National Park, 129 anti-poaching cap area or 73 per cent of the forest is under water, leaving some animals dead and forcing some to move to nearby higher lands.

  • NGT bans nylon, synthetic manja

    Although kite flying with ‘manja’ has been a sport and recreational activity in the country since time immemorial, but the strings endanger the lives of birds, animals and human beings and damage the environment.

  • Nagaland CM asked to prove majority before July 15

    Kohima : Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Tuesday asked Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority by July 15 in wake of the turbulence within the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) and demands for him to step down.

  • People of Darjeeling suffering as Centre and state spar: HC

    Kolkata : The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday sought an affidavit from a responsible officer of the Centre detailing the difficulties in replacing a part of the Central Armed Police Force deployed in the restive Darjeeling hills.

  • Misa Bharti appears before ED in money laundering case

    New Delhi : RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti on Tuesday arrived at the Enforcement Directorate office here to join the probe into the ongoing case of money laundering of over Rs 8,000 crore.

  • JD(U) to take call on Tejashwi in next meeting

    Patna : The future of the grand alliance in Bihar is likely to see a major turn in the coming days after the Janata Dal (United) party leaders led by party president and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar decided to meet after four days to decide on the fate of Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav who is facing a CBI inquiry for alleged corruption.

  • Tata Steel to sell SAW mills in UK to Liberty House Group

    New Delhi : Tata Steel on Tuesday said it has signed definitive agreement with Liberty House Group to sell its Submerged Arc Weld (SAW) mills at Hartlepool in the UK for an undisclosed sum.

  • Banks should focus on funding the unorganised sector, says Jaitley

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday exhorted financial institutions, including Nabard, and banks to focus on funding the unfunded so that employment in the unorganised sector goes up. “It is a fact that people in the unorganised sector are much higher than the organised sector, but the former gets credit with a lot of difficulty,” he said at an event organised by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural

  • Government’s yes and no to GST on prasad

    New Delhi : In a typical doublespeak, the Finance Ministry on Tuesday denied any GST on “Prasad” and free food distributed by temples and other religious places like mosques, churches, gurdwaras and dargahs, but in the same breath said they will be subjected to the input tax, expressing inability to exempt or grant any concession.

  • IB raises red flag over allowing 100% FDI in domestic airlines

    New Delhi : The Intelligence Bureau has raised serious concerns over the government’s proposal to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment in local airlines citing security issues, a source said.

  • Rafael Nadal vows return

    London : Rafael Nadal must have realised it wasn’t going to be his day at Wimbledon when he bashed his head against a door frame performing a warm-up leap in the bowels of Court One as he prepared to face Gilles Muller.

  • Muslim driver’s courage saved many lives in Amarnath attack

    Srinagar : The courage and presence of mind of the Muslim driver from Gujarat who kept driving the Amarnath pilgrim bus even after it was attacked by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir helped save many lives.

  • Global food commodity prices to be low over next decade

    Mumbai : Due to slower growth in demand in the emerging economies, the global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, stated the latest 10-year agricultural outlook published by the OECD and FAO. The report further stated that biofuel policies have a diminished impact on markets.

  • Amarnath Attack is an assault on the nation: Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the attack on Amarnath pilgrims is an assault on the entire nation and the government, and it is high time that such dastardly incidents are given a befitting reply.

  • Hat-trick for Ramesh Singh in the 2nd Borivali Premier Football League

    Mumbai : Fleet Footers riding on Ramesh Singh’s fine hat-trick tamed Tigers SF by a thumping 5-0 margin in a round-5 match of the 2nd Borivali Premier Football League (BPFL), organized under the auspices of the MDFA by the Borivali Sports Foundation and played at the St. Francis D’Assisi Ground, Borivali (W).

  • In India NPA is viewed as criminal: Arundhati Bhattacharya

    Kolkata : With the Indian banking industry bearing the brunt of huge NPAs waiting for resolution, State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya on Tuesday said that NPA is treated as criminal in the country.

  • Amarnath attack: Opposition flays Centre, Mehbooba Government

    New Delhi/Srinagar : A day after seven Amarnath pilgrims lost their lives in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, the opposition on Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government at the Centre as well the Mehbooba Mufti-led state government for failing to provide security.