Free Press Journal
  • Irani takes dig at Rahul’s PM wish after 2019 polls

    Shillong : Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday pooh-poohed Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s statement that he was ready to be the Prime Minister in case the Congress emerged as the single largest party after the 2019 general elections.

  • Telecom operators to face fine up to Rs 76L for pesky calls

    New Delhi  : Mobile subscribers who continue to get pesky calls and messages even after being in do-not-disturb list can expect a respite as regulator Trai has proposed more power for customers under new rules to control such communications and penalty of up to Rs 76 lakh per month on violators. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday proposed introduction of blockchain-based framework, apparently first-of-its-kind in the world, to prevent

  • Indian-origin girl killed in South Africa car hijacking

    Johannesburg : A nine-year-old Indian-origin girl has died after being shot during an apparent botched car hijacking in South Africa, sparking protests by the community members in Durban.

  • Sebi probes tech glitches at MCX, NSE’s NOW

    New Delhi : The Sebi has begun initial probe into technical problem with MCX’s trading system and “disruption” in NSE’s web-based tool NOW, officials said.

  • Kashmiri separatists ask govt to clarify on talks offer

    Srinagar : The Kashmiri separatist leadership on Tuesday asked the Central government to clear the ambiguity in its offer of dialogue before the separatist leadership deliberates on joining these talks.

  • Anil Vij compares Rahul Gandhi to deadly Nipah virus

    Chandigarh : Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, who is known for making controversial statements, on Tuesday compared Congress President Rahul Gandhi to the deadly Nipah virus, saying he would “destroy whosoever comes in contact with him”.

  • US cop hits woman, probe ordered after video goes viral

    Washington : A probe has been launched after a video showed a police officer punching a woman at a New Jersey beach in an attempt to arrest her for being a minor in possession of alcohol, the media reported.

  • UK public backs more visas for Indian doctors

    London : Britain’s citizens back a more liberal visa regime for overseas doctors and medical staff from countries like India to meet the shortage of the UK’s state-funded National Health Service, according to a new survey released on Tuesday.

  • Nitish appeals for Special Status for Bihar

    NEW DELHI: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, in a blog, has highlighted various issues impeding Bihar’s development and implored the central government for granting the Special Category Status (SCS) for the state.

  • Pahlaj Nihalani announces film based on Vijay Mallya

    MUMBAI : Former chief of the Central Board for Film Certification and self-confessed ‘sanskaari’  Pahlaj Nihalani has said that he is making a film based on the life of ‘King of Good Times’-turned-wilful defaulter and absconder Vijay Mallya. Bollywood actor Govinda will be seen playing “a man who is the biggest scamster of our times”,  says Nihalani, about his film,  allegedly titled, ‘Rangeela Raja.’ Three new heroines will be reportedly launched in

  • France sails past Ireland 

    Paris : Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were on target as France stepped up their World Cup preparations by beating the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris.

  • ‘Spiderman’ joins fire brigade as a first step to French citizenship

    Paris: Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian ‘Spiderman’ feted for saving a child hanging from a balcony, took his first step toward French citizenship on Tuesday and joined the fire brigade as accolades continued to pour in over his daring rescue. Video footage of Gassama scaling four storeys of the building with his bare hands has catapulted the young man to global fame, and earned him the promise of citizenship from President Macron.

  • I have full faith in Argentina: Messi

    Buenos Aires : The captain of the Argentine national football team, Lionel Messi, said despite the “faith” he has in his squad, they must go into the Russia World Cup with a “calm” attitude and not take victory for granted because he doesn’t feel that they are “the best” in the tourney this time around.

  • 230mn Indians paid over 10% income as medical cost

    New Delhi : While half of Indians do not have access to essential health services, a big chunk of those availing the services ended up shelling out more than 10 per cent of their income, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report.

  • Top North Korean general on way to US ahead of summit

    Seoul : President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that a senior North Korean official is headed to New York for talks as preparations for his historic summit with Kim Jong Un gather pace.

  • Medical staff feared Skripals would not survive

     London : Doctors in Britain who treated former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter following their March poisoning in Salisbury have said they initially feared the pair would not recover.