Free Press Journal
  • PM Modi has insulted India on foreign soil, not Rahul Gandhi: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who “insulted” India on foreign soil, after the BJP accused Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi of belittling the Prime Minister in his speech at a US university, reports IANS.

  • Rishabh wins bronze in SL

    Mumbai : Fourteen-year-old Rishabh Shah of Mumbai produced some steady performances which helped him to secure two bronze medals, in both the Under-14 Rapid and Blitz formats of the 2nd Western Asia Youth Chess Championship which concluded at the Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa, Sri Lanka on Monday.

  • Myanmar gets China support on Rohingyas

    Beijing: China on Tuesday said it backs the Myanmar government’s efforts to “uphold peace and stability” in Rakhine state, where a military crackdown has sent more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing for Bangladesh.

  • From Jat to Patidaar to Maratha, agitations are just not about reservations

    New Delhi: Jat reservation protests in Haryana, Patidar protests in Gujarat, Maratha protests in Maharashtra and the farmer’s unrest in Madhya Pradesh, all happened in the recent past. If one were to go by the media headlines and the general perceptions, these issues seem to pertain mostly to demands for reservation. However, there is a feeling that the country is missing the fundamental issues behind these recurring protests across various states.

  • EC refuses to take cognizance of Yadav’s claim over JD(U) symbol

    New Delhi : The Election Commission on Tuesday refused to take cognizance of the Sharad Yadav faction’s claim of being the real JD(U), citing lack of documents filed by its leaders to back it, an EC official said, reports PTI.

  • Ronaldo is back as Madrid look to ease striker worries

    Madrid : Spanish football giants Real Madrid will look to get back to winning ways in front of their fans when they open their defence of the Champions League with a home game against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday.

  • James is our next superstar: Valderrama

    Kolkata : Colombian legend Carlos Valderrama feels that Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez is one of the best footballers in the world and can become the country’s greatest player after him.

  • KISS to impart employability skill to tribal students: Achyuta Samanta

    Kolkata: Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), a private university in Bhubaneswar in Odisha which has recently got the status of being the first tribal university in the country has undertaken an initiative to help tribal students become more employable for government and corporate jobs. Talking to news persons in Kolkata the founder and mentor of the institute, professor  Achyuta Samanta said that Union Human Resources Development has given its approval to

  • Gorkhaland agitators urged to end indefinite shutdown

    Kolkata : West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urged the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), the principal political party in Darjeeling hills to immediately withdraw the indefinite shutdown in the hills. The West Bengal government on Tuesday convened the second round of all party meeting to break the impasse in Darjeeling hills in the north Bengal branch of state secretariat – Uttarkanya.

  • SBI Life IPO to open on Sep 20

    According to sources, SBI Life Insurance has fixed a price range of Rs 685-700 for the IPO. At the upper end of the price band, the company is expected to raise Rs 8,400 cr.

  • Firms releasing data with name to face strict action

    New Delhi  : Law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday warned companies of consequences if they release data or information about an individual with name and without his or her consent. “Some things are completely private, should not come in public. Today, I would like to gently remind, all the companies dealing with data, that if any data of an individual is released by name you will suffer consequence unless there

  • 67 startups receive tax benefits so far

    New Delhi : The government has extended tax benefits to 67 startups so far with a view to promoting budding entrepreneurs in the country, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry C R Chaudhary said Tuesday.