Free Press Journal
  • India is on course to become USD 5 trillion economy by 2025: PM Narendra Modi tells World Economic Forum

    Davos: India is on the cusp of becoming a $5 trillion dollar economy by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the World Economic Forum, as he invited investors to come to India. Investing in India, travelling to India and manufacturing in India has become much easier, the Prime Minister said, listing his government’s policies, and added, “We have pledged to end license raj, we are removing red tape and laying out the red

  • Listen To Your Heart

    My father once taught me a trick question that he used to use in a college class on forest-fire control. He asked his students this question: If there was a fire coming from a certain direction and the wind was coming from another direction, what is the best thing to do?

  • India means business, Modi tells global CEOs

    Davos : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told top CEOs that India means business and that the subcontinent presents an exciting opportunity for multi-national companies (MNCs). Addressing a roundtable meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) gathering in the Swiss resort town, on Monday, Modi narrated India’s growth story to the bosses of the world’s leading firms.

  • Ali Fazal, Anupam Kher’s films get Oscar nominations

    “Victoria & Abdul”, a movie about a unique bond between Queen Victoria and her Indian Muslim servant Abdul Karim, stands a chance to win in the Best Costume Design and Make-up and Hairstyling categories.

  • Climate change, terrorism grave concerns, says PM Modi at WEF

    Davos : Narendra Modi on Tuesday became the first Indian prime minister to address the World Economic Forum (WEF) here in two decades during which he talked about “serious” challenges and “grave concerns” facing the world, including terrorism.

  • Injured Nadal retires on day of upsets

    Melbourne : Rafael Nadal’s drive towards a second Australian Open title came to a shuddering injury- induced halt on Tuesday on a day of upsets that saw unseeded Kyle Edmund and Elise Mertens make the semi-finals.

  • Huge appetite for further investment in India: Goyal

    Davos : There is a huge appetite for a continuous surge in foreign investments into India, with no comparable opportunity available worldwide, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday, at the Swiss resort town, and added that he sees India’s role at international platforms growing into a leader being looked upon to solve the problems of a ‘fractured world’.

  • AAP calls EC ‘Khap Panchayat’, slams new Chief

    New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday dubbed the Election Commission a “Khap Panchayat” and raised questions over new Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat’s relationship with the BJP.

  • Prime suspect held in Zainab rape case

    Forensic officials confirmed that the DNA sample from accused Ali matches with the sample found from girl’s body.

  • Rohan Bopanna-Babos in quarter-finals

     Melbourne : India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos entered the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event with a straight-set win. The fifth-seeded pairing of Bopanna and Babos beat USA’s Vania King and Croatia’s Franko Skugor 6-4 6-4 at the Melbourne Park. The match, which lasted a little over an hour, saw Bopanna and Babos break in the third game of the opening set to take a 2-1 lead. In

  • India is fifth-most attractive mrkt for investments: PwC

    Davos : India has climbed one spot to become the fifth-most attractive market for investments, and business optimism is at record high levels globally even as cybersecurity and climate change have become areas of concern for CEOs, according to a survey.

  • Big win for Republicans: Trump on US shutdown

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has hailed the end of the government shutdown as a ‘big win’ for Republicans and hit out at Democrats saying they ‘caved in’ following the 69-hour crisis.

  • Practising doctors to teach in govt medical colleges?

    New Delhi : The Centre’s publicised scheme to upgrade 58 government district hospitals into medical colleges has come cropper due to an acute shortage of the teaching faculty. The Health Ministry has sought to overcome this handicap by proposing to allow practicing private doctors and consultants with 8 to 10 years of practice to teach medicine in these institutions.

  • Zverev heavily fined

     Melbourne : Mischa Zverev on Tuesday became the first player to be heavily fined for retiring from his first round match at the Australian Open under new rules aimed at limiting early injury withdrawals.

  • 7.9 quake shakes Alaska, tsunami warning lifted

    Anchorage : A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground.

  • Modi’s speech ‘reason of pride’ for Indians, says Amit Shah

    New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos a “reason of pride” for all Indians and said the country offers opportunities to the entire world.

  • ‘Disheartened’ with SC verdict on ‘Padmaavat’, says Karni Sena

    Jaipur : The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Tuesday said it was “disheartened” with the Supreme Court dismissing pleas to ban the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, with its Chittorgarh unit chief claiming that over 1,900 women have signed up for “jauhar” are are “ready” to commit mass immolation.

  • Tokyo hit by biggest snowfall in four years

    Tokyo: Tokyo witnessed its heaviest snowfall in four years on Monday, as authorities urged commuters to return home soon from outdoors and get ready to brace for major traffic jams.

  • Liverpool see red in Swansea

    Swansea : Liverpool’s progress towards securing a Champions League spot was halted by the Premier League’s bottom club and a single goal by Alfie Mawson Monday night as Liverpool’s defensive frailties returned.