Free Press Journal
  • Bhaiyyaji gets fourth term as RSS gen secy

    Nagpur : Bhaiyyaji Joshi was on Saturday re-elected as RSS general secretary for a fourth term of three years by its office-bearers from across the country. Joshi, who has been holding the post since 2009, will now continue in the position till 2021.

  • Trump-Kim meeting only after concrete actions from N Korea: US

    Washington : A meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would not take place without “concrete actions” that match the promises made by Pyongyang, the White House said on Saturday.

  • Will not change constitution to cling to power: Russia Prez 

     Moscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to be reelected for a fourth term in next weekend’s ballot, has said he has no plans to change the constitution to stay in the Kremlin beyond 2024.

  • Ambedkar statue vandalised in UP

    Azamgarh : Miscreants allegedly vandalised the statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar in a village here, adding to the string of such incidents in the country targeting political icons and social reformers.

  • Govt responsible if Bhujbal suffers ‘untoward fate’: Pawar

    Mumbai : NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday cautioned Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that his government would be held responsible if jailed party leader Chhagan Bhujbal suffered any “untoward fate in the days to come”.

  • India to play shorter formats before Tests in overseas tours

    Mumbai : Having learnt a harsh lesson from the South Africa tour, India will from now on play the shorter formats first overseas to help acclimatise with the conditions before a Test series, the BCCI said on Saturday.

  • INX Media Case: Karti urges SC to hear him before ED arrest order

    New Delhi : Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram, on Saturday urged the Supreme Court not to pass any order without hearing him, if the Enforcement Directorate (ED) challenges Delhi High Court’s interim order in connection with the INX media money laundering case.

  • AFI names team of 31-members

    New Delhi : The Athletics Federation of India on Saturday named a 31-member Indian track and field team (18 men and 13 women) for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

  • ‘Failed state’ Pak openly supporting terror, Saeed

    Geneva : India’s Permanent Mission at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, has squarely accused Pakistan of openly supporting cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and allowing United Nations-designated terrorists like Hafiz Saeed to operate with state support. Speaking at the 37th session of UNHRC), Second Secretary of India’s Permanent Mission, Mini Devi Kumam, describing Pakistan as a “Failed State”, said, “In gross violation of UN Security Council

  • Florida passes law that allows some school staff to be armed

    Miami : Florida Governor Rick Scott  signed into law a bill backed by relatives of Parkland school shooting victims that restricts access to firearms and paves the way for some school staff to be armed.

  • E-way bill rollout from April 1, GSTR-3B extended till June

    New Delhi : The all-powerful GST Council on Saturday decided to rollout the requirement of carrying an electronically generated bill for transporting goods between states from April 1 but failed to finalise simplification of the GST filing process though it discussed two models and then decided to take the final decision only in the next meeting. Jaitley told reporters that further discussion was felt necessary to ensure that there is no evasion

  • Leander to be considered against China

    New Delhi : Veteran Leander Paes is in contention to make a comeback to the Indian Davis Cup squad for next month’s tie against China as the selectors get ready to announce the team today.

  • India can stand tall in trade war: Anand Mahindra

    New Delhi : Asserting that India can “stand tall in a trade war”, noted industrialist Anand Mahindra has said the world needs access to the country’s fast-growing large economy amid the US hiking tariffs on certain steel imports.