Free Press Journal
  • DGCA told to file affidavit on airworthiness of A320 neos

    New Delhi : In a move that may impact the operations of no-frill carriers IndiGo and GoAir which operate the A-320 neo planes, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to state on affidavit that the remaining fleet of aircraft of this model, which have not yet been grounded, were safe and airworthy.

  • Mizoram upsets Goa, Punjab edges past plucky Odisha

    Kolkata : Mizoram produced a stunning upset to down six-time champions Goa 3-1, while an own goal by Odisha gave Punjab a lucky 2-1 win, in the Group B opening fixtures of the National Football Championship for the 72nd Santosh Trophy here on Tuesday.

  • Anti H-1B posters come up in US metro stations

    Washington : Anti-H1B posters have come up in local metro stations and commuter trains in San Francisco and California, ahead of the work visa, which is popular among Indian IT professionals, filing season beginning in April.

  • Mosul massacre: Govt did its best in Iraq hostage crisis: PM

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Government did its best in Iraq hostage crisis. Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told in the Parliament that 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in Iraq in 2014, have been killed by the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (IS), reports ANI.

  • Shooter dead, 2 wounded in US school shooting

    Washington: A high school shooting in the US state of Maryland on Tuesday has resulted in the death of the shooter and two others being injured, officials said.

  • President Kovind presents Padma awards

    New Delhi : President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday presented Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri awards at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  • Chandigarh, PSB, AI in quarters of hockey nationals 

    Lucknow, : Hockey Chandigarh, Punjab & Sind Bank, Air India Sports Promotion Board and Railway Sports Promotion Board were among the teams to have registered victories in the 8th National Hockey Championship here today.

  • India to take up trade protectionism measures with US

    New Delhi : India on Tuesday said it will bilaterally take-up the issue of recent trade protectionism measures imposed by the US. Addressing a press conference after the Informal WTO Ministerial Meeting here, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu said: “Every country will have a different response to it. We are obviously not the largest exporter of steel or aluminium to the US….”

  • Musharraf’s passport renewed over fears he may not return to Pak

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s diplomatic passport was renewed two months before its expiry as the government feared that he might not return to face the high treason case, the country’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said.

  • Avenish stages fine rally to down Joseph

    Mumbai : A determined Avenish Shah of Cue Schooling escaped from the jaws of defeat as he made a solid recovery to record a come-from-behind 4-3 victory against Joseph Menezes of Otters Club in a best-of-7 frame third round match of the Matunga Gymkhana 6-Red Open Snooker Tournament 2018, sponsored and hosted by Matunga Gymkhana, under the auspices of BSAM and played at the gymkhana’s billiards hall.

  • Data row: Zuckerberg told to testify

    LONDON : A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday asked Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to appear before it to explain in person claims that millions of users’ data was harvested for political campaigns.

  • SC rejects PIL as CBI begins probe in SSC paper leak case

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) paper leakage case after the Centre informed it that the probe agency has already started investigating it.

  • 7.5% growth not enough to boost jobs, says Rajan

    New Delhi : Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday said reforms are likely to be put on the shelf till the next general elections but expressed hope that the country will move up to a “higher plane of growth” thereafter.

  • Shami stayed in Dubai hotel for 2 days: BCCI

    Mumbai : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed to Kolkata Police that Indian pacer Mohammed Shami stayed in a hotel in Dubai on February 17 and 18.

  • BBB seeks wider  mandate from govt

    New Delhi : Expressing displeasure over lack of communication between Banks Board Bureau (BBB) and the finance ministry, Vinod Rai, former CAG who now heads the advisory body, has said that most of BBB’s recommendations have not received due attention from the government and it has been merely working as an appointment board since inception.

  • Last male northern white rhino dies

    Nairobi : The world’s last surviving male northern white rhino who lived in Kenya, has died after months of ill health, his caretakers said on Tuesday.

  • Facebook security chief to step down

    New York : With Facebook dealing with an alleged data breach crisis, the Chief Information Security Officer of the social network, Alex Stamos, is planning to leave the company by August, according to a report in The New York Times.