Free Press Journal
  • 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

  • Pressure mounts on UN against ‘killer robots’

    Geneva : The United Nations on Friday closed the first-ever talks on fully autonomous weapons, with experts warning that time was running out to set rules for the use of the machines dubbed “killer robots”.

  • Ministry of external affairs helps defrauded Indian students in Ukraine

    Geneva : Indian students in Ukraine were saved from losing an academic year and lakhs of rupees after being duped by private consultants who arranged fake admissions for them in various universities in the country. The students were helped by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Embassy in Ukraine after they tweeted that some consultants had duped them by arranging fake admissions in various universities in Ukraine. “Mam, Indian students

  • US asks Pak to abolish harsh blasphemy laws

    US  suggested that Pak must undertake and report inquiry and prosecution of security forces who commit human rights violations.

  • Sri Lanka govt faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

    Geneva : Sri Lanka’s government faced increasing pressure on Saturday to answer for alleged human rights violations following a recent war crimes lawsuit and allegations from over 50 men who said they were raped, branded or tortured as recently as this year.

  • Lack of access to Myanmar’s Rakhine unacceptable: UN

    Geneva : The lack of humanitarian access granted by Myanmar’s government to Rakhine state, where more than half a million Rohingya Muslims have fled violence, is “unacceptable”, the UN said on Friday.

  • Kashmiri activist raises Pakistan’s conspiracy of injecting communalism in Kashmir

    Geneva : Intervening the debate at the ongoing 36th session of Human Rights Council, Junaid Qureshi, Director European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) based in Amsterdam, on Friday raised the issue of well-hatched conspiracy by Pakistan of injecting communalism in the Kashmir Valley.

  • Rohingya crisis and Suu Kyi’s baffling silence

    In an address to the UN human rights council in Geneva two weeks ago, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the top UN human rights official, said that Myanmar’s treatment of its Muslim minority appears to be a ‘textbook example’ of ethnic cleansing.  Denouncing the brutal security operation in Rakhine state against the Rohingya, Hussein added that it was ‘clearly disproportionate’ to insurgent attacks by militants last month. More than three lakh people have

  • Syria govt behind sarin gas attack: United Nations

    Geneva : United Nations war crimes investigators said on Wednesday they had evidence that Syrian government forces were behind the chemical attack that killed dozens of people in Khan Sheikhun in April.