Free Press Journal
  • Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

    Geneva: Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media reported on Sunday. ‘The Tribune de Geneve’ newspaper quoted Geneva’s prosecutor’s office spokes­man Henri Della Casa as saying authorities had decided to open a formal criminal inquiry into allegations that Ramadan raped a woman in a Geneva hotel in 2008.

  • India regrets Kashmir issue being raised at UNHRC

    United Nations: India has expressed regret that the Kashmir issue is being raised at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) after mentions of it by Michelle Bachelet, the new UN Human Rights High Commissioner, and by Pakistan at its current session.

  • FB ‘terrorism’ definition ‘overly broad’

    Geneva : Facebook’s definition of what constitutes “terrorism” is “overly broad” and risks leading to censorship and the arbitrary denial of access to its services, a UN rights expert warned Monday.

  • UN points to possible war crimes in Yemen

    The Yemeni government forces and the rebel Houthi movement made little effort to minimise civilian casualties and pointed to the bombing and shelling of schools, hospitals and markets, in which thousands of people died.

  • Former UN Secy-Gen Kofi Annan dies

    Geneva : Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness.

  • India plans rules to regulate e-commerce

    Geneva : India is in the process of framing rules to regulate the e-commerce sector, which is expected to touch $120 billion by 2020, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday.

  • Spider silk vaccine may help prevent cancer

    Geneva: Scientists have developed microcapsules made of spider silk that can deliver cancer vaccines directly to the heart of immune cells. To fight cancer, researchers increasingly use vaccines that stimulate the immune system to identify and destroy tumour cells. However, the desired immune response is is not always guaranteed.

  • Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP

    PM Modi most-liked world leader on the Facebook: Study

    Geneva/New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most liked world leader and far ahead of others, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook, according to a study which said 43.2 million people follow the Indian premier on the social media platform.

  • FIFA forces pace on $25B Club World Cup

    Geneva : FIFA is forcing the pace on talks over a USD 25 billion offer to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global national team competition.

  • Dutch give Koeman first win  by cruising past Portugal’

    Geneva : Ronald Koeman claimed his first win in charge of the Netherlands national team as the Dutch cruised to a comfortable 3-0 friendly victory over an uninspired Portugal in Geneva on Monday.

  • Tata Motors looks to roll out new products

    Geneva : Tata Motors plans to bring in new products in order to have presence in around 95 per cent of Indian passenger vehicles market by 2020,

  • BBC appeals to UN over Iran harassing Persian staff

    London: The BBC on Monday said it will make an unprecedented appeal to the UN to stop Iran from harassing its Persian service staff in London and their families in Tehran. The news corporation has said that Iran has stepped up a campaign of intimidation, including threats, arrests of relatives and travel bans.

  • Tata Motors looks to overhaul product portfolio in next 5 yrs

    Geneva :Tata Motors plans to completely overhaul its passenger vehicle portfolio over the next five years as part of its plans to grow sales volume and market share in the highly competitive Indian market, the company’s top executive said on Tuesday.

  • Syria rebels must ‘act’ to make truce work: Russia Minister

    Geneva : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that rebels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta were responsible for ensuring that a “humanitarian pause” in the area brings relief for devastated civilians.

  • India objects to US solar claim at WTO

    Geneva : India has rejected the United States’ latest legal assault on its solar power policies at the World Trade Organization (WTO), rebuffing a US legal claim, and could now explore possible new protection of its fledgling solar industry, Reuters reported.

  • Possible ‘elements of genocide’ in Myanmar: UN

    Geneva : The UN rights chief on Tuesday  for a fresh international investigation into Myanmar’s abuses against its Rohingya Muslim minority, warning of possible “elements of genocide”.

  • US takes India back to WTO in solar row

    Geneva : India has failed to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling on solar power, the United States will tell the WTO’s dispute settlement body (DSB) next month, triggering a fresh round of litigation, according to an agenda issued on Wednesday, according to a Reuters report. Renewable energy has become a hot area of trade friction as major economies compete to dominate a sector that is expected to thrive as reliance

  • Syrian opposition seek Russia’s help

    The opposition was not seeking President Bashar al-Assad’s removal from office as a precondition for talks