Free Press Journal
  • 90 migrants are feared drowned off Libyan coast

    Paris : The UN’s migration agency says its partner agencies are reporting that 90 people are feared drowned after a smuggler’s boat carrying mostly Pakistani migrants has capsized off Libya’s coast.

  • Cuban President Fidel Castro’s eldest son commits suicide

    Havana (Cuba) : The popular eldest son of the late Cuban president Fidel Castro committed suicide, state media reported. He was 68 years old.”Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, who had been treated by a group of doctors for several months due to deep depression, took his life this morning,” Cuba’s official newspaper Granma reported. “Fidelito” — as he was known on Caribbean island nation — had initially been hospitalised for his condition and then

  • Delhi sealing drive, Kasganj violence disrupt Rajya Sabha

    The House debated for over 2 hours a private member Bill of Dr Subramanian Swamy for protection of cows, ban on their slaughter and provide for deterrent punishment including death penalty for any such slaughter. Dr Swamy, however, withdrew his Cow Protection Bill after the reply of Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, just before it was to be put to vote.

  • Pak govt, not India behind my house arrest: JuD chief

    Lahore : JuD chief Hafiz Saeed on Friday backtracked from his earlier statement about the alleged role of India and the US in his house arrest, claiming he was detained by the Pakistan government to stop him from raising the Kashmir issue.

  • Suarez gives Barca edge

    Wins first-leg semi-final against Valencia in Copa del rey

  • DDA changes rules; AAP, BJP compete to take credit

     New Delhi : The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Friday approved changes to the city’s Master Plan – in a move to provide relief to traders hit by the sealing drive.

  • Top-four battle heats up for Premier League’s big spenders

    London : The intensifying battle for Champions League places takes centre stage in the Premier League this weekend as Liverpool host Tottenham, while Manchester United and Chelsea seek to recover from damaging defeats.

  • US wants Pak to act against terror sanctuaries: Official   

    Washington : The US has made it clear to Pakistan that it expects it to act against terrorists in sanctuaries on its soil and help reduce terror attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan, a top American diplomat has said.

  • Man arrested for raping teenager inside film theatre

    HYDERABAD: Police on Friday said that a 23-year-old man had been arrested for allegedly raping a teenager inside a film theatre. According to Inspector M Mattaiah of Market Police, Kandakatla Bikshapathi, an earth mover driver, and the 19-year-old victim had gone to a theatre on January 29 to watch the recently-released film “Padmaavat”.

  • Syria is making new chemical weapons despite 2013 deal: US

     Washington : The Trump administration on Friday accused Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government of producing and using “new kinds of weapons” to deliver deadly chemicals despite committing to abolish its program in 2013, and said the world must find a way to stop it.

  • Bullfight issue goes to Constitution Bench

     New Delhi : The legality of the bullfight events, known as Jallikattu as part of Pongal festivities in Tamil Nadu, will be now vetted by a Constitution Bench of five judges.

  • 12-year-old Shahyan Razmi advances into second round

    Mumbai : Mumbai youngster Shahyan Razmi of Radio Club showed plenty of promise and good potting skills as he went to record a commendable 3-1 win against Yogesh Sharma of Pune in a best-of-five frame first round match of the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship 2018, win, at the CCI’s Wilson Jones Billiards Room.

  • GAIL places order of Rs 440 cr for 350 km of pipeline

    New Delhi : GAIL (India) Limited has placed order of Rs 440 crore for laying of approximatley 350 kms of pipeline from Vijaipur (in the state of Madhya Pradesh) to Auraiya (in the state of  Uttar Pradesh).

  • Kolkata marathon gets AIMS certification

    Kolkata : The second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon has attained qualification status of a major International race from AIMS.

  • German Mirror Lubricants & Greases launches Mirr Oils

    Mumbai : German Mirror Lubricants & Greases announced the national launch of ‘Mirr Oils’— its innovative range of lubricants catering to needs of automotive, marine and industrial applications.

  • Bharat Budget: To improve lives of distressed farmers and rural areas

    The Union Budget for 2018-19 – presumed to be the last Budget by the present Government and its presentation getting preponed to February 1, 2018 in recent years, could be termed as a ‘Bharat Budget’ as it is overwhelmingly dominated by measures aimed at improving the economic lots of distressed farmers and rural areas.

  • Hospitality industry feels dejected this budget

    The hospitality industry feels dejected and is extremely disappointed with the Union Budget. Tourism contributes 7.5 per cent to India’s overall GDP and hospitality is the backbone of tourism. Hospitality is the single biggest contributor to India’s tourism GDP and its growth or decline or stagnancy directly reflects on the health of tourism in the country.

  • Digital to boost MSMEs, start-ups

    Steps taken towards boosting Digital India have been overwhelming. Essentially, the impact will have two legs, one being building infrastructure and other enhancement of digital services. Establishment of a national programme to direct efforts in artificial intelligence, setting up 5 lakh Wi-Fi hot spots, establishing of ICT infrastructure, setting up of national programme for cyber space and doubling the budget for the Digital India program, all adds to the strengthening of the