Free Press Journal
  • Congress red flag on govt bid to scrap UGC

     New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday raised a red flag on the government’s bid to wipe out the University Grants Commission (UGC) and instead set up a new regulator called Higher Education Commission of India (HECI).

  • Improved rail hygiene: Blankets for AC travellers to be washed twice a month

     New Delhi : The next time you get under the sheets while travelling on a Railways AC coach, snuggling in deeper to ward off the cold air in the compartment, making sure to cover your ears to keep off the chugging sound as you grab some zzzzs in motion, wrap your head around this thought, one that will make you snap awake in a jiffy – when was this blanket washed last?

  • BCCI SGM on June 22 is invalid: COA

    New Delhi : The Committee of Administrators on Thursday deemed the BCCI SGM invalid and instructed the board officials to not implement the resolutions passed in the meeting held on June 22.

  • US mum on reason for postponement of 2+2 dialogue; experts disappointed

    Washington : The US on Thursday did not spell out the “unavoidable reasons” that forced the postponement of the first 2+2 dialogue with India again, a development that India watchers here say was “unfortunate” and “more than a little embarrassing” for the Trump administration.

  • Indian shooters finish on top in Germany

    New Delhi : Indian shooters picked up eight more medals, including five gold, on the concluding day of the ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany on Thursday.

  • India, Iran are firm favourites in semi-finals

    Dubai : Reigning world champions India and runners-up Iran will be favourites to make the final when they take on their respective semi-final opponents in the Kabaddi Masters here on Friday.

  • Indian-American among Trump’s list of judges to replace Kennedy

    Washington : Amul Thapar, an Indian-American legal luminary, is among the 25 shortlisted judges US President Donald Trump could nominate to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, according to American media reports.

  • Teenager’s suicide sparks soul-searching in China

    A public outcry erupted after videos of the scene circulated online and reports that some bystanders had jeered her and urged the young woman to  jump quickly” while firefighters tried to save her.