Free Press Journal
  • 209 sheep killed after bear chases them over cliff

    Foix (France) : More than 200 sheep have fallen to their deaths after apparently being chased down a gorge in the Pyrenees by a brown bear, officials said on Tuesday.

  • Lok Sabha shut for yet another day after ruckus

    New Delhi : The Opposition on Tuesday placated Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for almost 15 minutes to have the suspension of six young Congress MPs revoked. The Congress MP were suspended for their unbecoming act of throwing paper balls at her and entered the well with slogans when she did not relent forcing adjournment of the House for the second day without any business.

  • Government looking at RJio free phone offer for possible GST avoidance

    New Delhi : The finance ministry is examining Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd’s offer to give 4G-enabled feature phones to customers at effectively “zero” price for possible goods and services tax avoidance, two senior ministry officials said on Tuesday.

  • Egyptian army kills 40 terrorists in Sinai

    CAIRO: At least 40 terrorists have been killed in air strikes carried out by the Egyptian army in the restive North Sinai province, military said on Tuesday.

  • Islamabad envoy to Delhi Abdul Basit to retire early

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has sought early retirement and his request has been accepted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, a media report said on Tuesday.

  • Commerce Min in consultations with states to promote exports

    New Delhi : A team of officers, led by the commerce secretary, is holding detailed consultations with states to clear the bottlenecks that are hampering exports, an official has said. “So far, we have done this exercise with 14 states. It is an ongoing exercise to involve states in promoting the country’s exports,” the commerce ministry official said.

  • Israel to remove metal detectors from holy site

    Jerusalem: The Israeli Security Cabinet has decided to remove metal detectors, which have aroused a wave of protests among Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank, from the Temple Mount compound and replace them with “smart security checks” at the entrance.

  • Indian teenager in UK raped, killed

    LONDON: A 19-year-old Indian Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in the UK in a suspected honour killing after she began a relationship with an Arab Muslim, a media report said on Tuesday.

  • Party is like a mother: Naidu

    New Delhi: NDA’s vice presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday suggested the BJP workers that the party was like “mother” and they should never forget her.

  • No order for Kushner-Gorkov talks: Russia

    Moscow: A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says a meeting between Donald Trump’s son-in-law and the chairman of a Russian bank did not occur on Kremlin orders.

  • Mark Zuckerberg has limited understanding of AI: Elon Musk

    San Francisco : In the ongoing spat between two tech honchos, Founder and CEO of SpaceX Elon Musk has hit back at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying the Internet entrepreneur’s understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) is ‘limited’.

  • Russia, China hold naval exercise in Baltic Sea

    Moscow: Ships of the Russian and Chinese navies have begun exercises in the Baltic Sea, watched fromafar by neighboring NATO countries uneasy about Russia’s growing military assertiveness.

  • Thai freezes ousted PM’s Yingluck Shinawatra bank accounts

    Bangkok : Thai authorities have frozen seven bank accounts belonging to ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra over a USD 1 billion fine she faces for her administration’s controversial rice subsidy scheme, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

  • BRICS Youth Forum opens in Beijing

    Beijing: The 2017 BRICS Youth Forum opened in China on Tuesday to discuss youth development in the BRICS member-nations.

  • Kerala MLA sent to police custody

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MLA M Vincent, arrested on charges of raping a woman and driving her to attempt suicide was sent to police custody for a day by a court on Tuesday.

  • Gulf quartet unveils Qatar terrorist blacklist

    Riyadh : Saudi Arabia and its allies on Tuesday released a joint statement naming 9 charity organisations and 9 individuals ‘directly or indirectly linked to Qatari authorities’ as ‘terrorist’.