Free Press Journal
  • Malaysia Airlines

    Firm to receive up to $70 million if MH370 found in new hunt

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia signed a deal with an American firm today to resume the search for MH370 almost four years after the plane disappeared, with the company to receive up to $70 million if successful.The new hunt, which will last 90 days, is expected to start in mid-January when a high-tech vessel leased by the seabed exploration firm, Ocean Infinity, reaches a new search zone in the southern Indian Ocean. The Malaysia

  • Tamil Nadu: Transport workers strike enters 7th day; buses remain off road

    Chennai: Transport employees today staged protests in front of labour commissioner’s offices across Tamil Nadu as their indefinite strike over wage revision entered its seventh day. Many employees led by M Shanmugam, general secretary of the DMK-backed Labour Progressive Federation (LPF), gheroed the labour commissioner’s office here and raised slogans against the state government.

  • Shocking! Journos accompanying Mamata Banerjee on a London trip caught stealing sliverware, fined £50

    In a shocking event, senior journalists from India accompanying West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on a official visit to London caught sealing cutlery while attending an official dinner at the conference hall. According to reports, the security staff of the luxury hotel in London were baffled when they saw the CCTV footage of the event. The footage reportedly showed a senior well-known journalist of a Bengali newspaper picking up a set

  • Maharashtra: Marathwada stares at water scarcity due to low crop yield

    Mumbai: The Marathwada region of Maharashtra, a perennially drought-plagued area, is once again staring at a severe water scarcity. Over 41 per cent of the villages in this region of central Maharashtra have reported ‘paisewari’ (average yield) below 50 paise. This will force the government to mull augmenting foodgrain and water supply in the region.

  • Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on SIT probe into Kulburgi murder

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Centre on a plea by Uma Devi, the widow of rationalist M.M. Kalburgi, seeking a SIT probe into his murder.  Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the response as Uma Devi demanded a coordinated probe in the killings of Kalburgi, Govind Pansare and Narendra Dobhalkar as the circumstance surrounding them were the same.

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    Goa CM Manohar Parrikar gives green signal to ‘Padmavat’

    Panaji: If ‘Padmavat‘ has been given a censor certificate by the CBFC, then the Goa government does not have a problem to screen it in cinema halls, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. “If they have a censor certificate we do not have objection. If there is a law and order issue, we will look at it then,” Parrikar told reporters.

  • I-T department warns people to keep away from benami transactions

    New Delhi: The Income Tax Department today warned people to “keep away” from benami transactions, cautioning that violations under the newly enacted law invites criminal prosecution and rigorous imprisonment up to seven years.

  • Assist in fight against terrorism: US to Pakistan

    Washington: The US today expressed hope that Pakistan would “come to the table” and demonstrate willingness to “aggressively” confront terrorist groups that operate from its territory, amid reports that Islamabad has suspended its military and intelligence cooperation with America.

  • Defence, intelligence cooperation with US suspended: Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan has suspended defence and intelligence cooperation with the US amid growing tensions over Washington’s suspension of military aid to Islamabad, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has said.

  • Kim-Jong-Un

    After Olympic deal, S Korea floats summit with N Korea’s Kim Jong Un

    Seoul: South Korea’s president said today he’s open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if certain conditions are met, as he vowed to push for more talks and cooperation with the North to try to resolve the nuclear standoff.

  • Onir, Apurva Asrani, Supreme Court, Article 377, LGBTQ community, Supreme Court decision on Article 377

    Onir, Apurva Asrani speak on the Supreme Court’s decision to reconsider Article 377

    Onir: “It’s heartening that finally after four years the Chief Justice Deepak Mishra recognised the inherent flaw where the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution to every citizen irrespective of gender or sexuality is denied to the LGBTQ community. The honourable court last year had recognised the personal law and recognises that the right to love between two consenting adults is a fundamental human rights. Denying this

  • Reuters journalists charged with violating Myanmar law

    Bangkok: Prosecutors in Myanmar formally charged two journalists from the Reuters news agency today with violating the Official Secrets Act, signaling the case will go forward despite international condemnation.