Free Press Journal
  • ‘Chinese road building party entered India, but no standoff’

    Indian troops pushed back the labourers, and seized the equipment. While there was no confrontation between troops on both side, Indian troops have since barricaded the area and have been guarding it. Sources said China has requested that the equipment be returned.

  • My nuclear button is ‘big and more powerful’: Trump tells North Korea

    Washington : US President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned that his “nuclear button” is “much bigger and more powerful” than the one controlled by North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, as the White House said it was keeping all of its options on the table to curb Pyongyang’s atomic programme.

  • MS tech to continue empowering India

    New Delhi : Various technologies at Microsoft that began transforming the lives of individuals and communities in India last year will gain further momentum in 2018, the company’s President Anant Maheshwari said on Tuesday. In a mission statement, Maheshwari said he is proud to play a role in the transformation of India’s core pillars of education, health care, agriculture and governance, among others. Today, about 25 per cent students drop out from

  • India cancels $500 mn defence deal, says top Israeli arms firm

    The company recently inaugurated its facilities in Hyderabad where the project was to be executed but company sources said that it is “designed to accommodate a number of other projects Rafael is engaged in with its Indian partners”. As per the original proposal, India had planned to acquire the ATGMs for the Army at a cost of USD 500 million.

  • Pak test-fires ‘Harba’ naval cruise missile ‘Harba’

    Islamabad : The Pakistan Navy on Wedneday said that it has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed ‘Harba’ naval cruise missile after launching it from a newly commissioned fast attack vessel.

  • Tamil Nadu teen defeats GM in Mumbai chess tournament

    Mumbai : FIDE Master Rathanvel VS of Tamil Nadu caused a major stir on day four of the IIFL Wealth 3rd Mumbai International Open Chess Tournament as he notched a victory over Russian Grandmaster Andrey Deviatkin in a closely-fought battle.

  • Panama case: Sharif says no proof of any wrongdoing   

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted premier Nawaz Sharif on Wednesdya claimed he was disqualified by the Supreme Court on flimsy grounds and said there was no proof of any wrongdoing by him, after appearing in the anti-graft court trying him for alleged corruption in three cases.

  • TN, Maharashtra lads advance into semis

    Mumbai : Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra lads recorded convincing victories to advance to the semi-final round of the Sub-Junior Boys’ Team Championship of the LIC of India sponsored 44th Sub-Junior National and Inter-State Carrom Championship, organized by the All India Carrom Federation and hosted by the Maharashtra Carrom Association, at the Halari Visa Oswal Samaj Hall, Dadar (East) on Wednesday.

  • 2,300 madrasas in UP may lose govt recognition

    Lucknow: Nearly 2,300 madrasas in Uttar Pradesh run the risk of losing their recognition for not submitting their details on the website of Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Board, UP minority welfare minister said on Wednesday.

  • Cabinet approves 2-lane bi-directional Zojila tunnel with parallel escape tunnel in J&K

     New Delhi : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to the construction, operation and maintenance of 2-lane bi-directional Zojila Tunnel with Parallel Escape (Egress) Tunnel, excluding approaches on Srinagar-Leh section connecting NH-1A at Km 95.00 and at Km 118.00 in Jammu & Kashmir on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode.

  • Yuki squanders chances galore in defeat against Herbert

    Pune : Yuki Bhambri pressed the self-destruct button by squandering six break chances in the deciding set and crashed out of the Tata Open Maharashtra following a three-set defeat against eighth seed Pierre-Hugues Herbert here on Wednesday.

  • US willing to end all aid to Pak: Haley     

    Washington : US President Donald Trump is prepared to stop all funding to Pakistan until it stops harbouring terrorists, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said. Haley’s comment came a day after Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists in return for USD 33 billion aid over the last 15 years. Speaking to reporters at a news conference at the

  • Rajini seeks Karuna’s blessings; Stalin says none can destroy us

    Chennai : Tamil film superstar Rajinikanth, who has drawn enormous attention with his announcement on entry into politics, on Wednesday evening called on ageing DMK president M Karunanidhi at the latter’s house in Gopalapuram here to seek his blessings. However, the DMK patriarch’s son M K Stalin ended up making a reference to Rajinikanth’s “spiritual politics” principle and commented that none can destroy the Dravidian movement.

  • Bilateral trade suffers due to adamant Pak

    New Delhi : India’s bilateral trade with Pakistan suffers because an adamant Pakistan has not reciprocated to accord the “Most Favoured Nation” (MFN) status to India as WTO member as it still bans the import of 1209 products, permitting the transit of only 138 Indian products through the Wagah-Attari land border.

  • Guj: Disgruntled BJP minister skips Cabinet meet

    Ahmedabad : Unhappy over the allocation of portfolios in the new BJP government in Gujarat, state fisheries minister and Koli leader Purshottam Solanki on Wednesday skipped a cabinet meeting.

  • GST delays coal royalty revision

    New Delhi : The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has held up the revision of the royalty on coal and lignite. A study group set up in July 2014 to review the royalty rates had given its recommendations in April 2016, but the matter was again referred to it for reconsideration in the light of the GST, and its final recommendation is awaited.

  • Govt okays $845MN WATERWAY PROJECT

    New Delhi : The government on Wednesday approved the Rs 5,369-crore Jal Vikas Marg Project (JVMP) for enhanced navigation on the Haldia-Varanasi stretch of the National Waterway-1 (NW-1). The project spans Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and the major districts under its ambit are Varanasi, Ghazipur, Ballia, Buxar, Chhapra, Vaishali, Patna, Begusarai, Khagaria, Munger, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj, Musrhidabad, Pakur, Hoogly and Kolkata.