Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • First evidence of water found 40 light-years away

    Geneva : The Earth-sized planets orbiting the ultracool TRAPPIST-1 dwarf star 40 light-years away may have substantial amounts of water and could be habitable, scientists say. An international team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to estimate whether there might be water on the seven planets orbiting in the nearby TRAPPIST-1 planetary.

  • Syria peace talks end sans breakthrough

    GENEVA: The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced the conclusion of the latest round of the Syria peace talks, saying that the next round will convene in September.

  • Harikrishna climbs to top

    Geneva : Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna dished out a stellar performance to beat world No. 4 Levon Aronian of Armenia in the sixth round to climb to the top of the leaderboard at the Geneva FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament.

  • ‘Education could not make human beings compassionate and kind’

    BHOPAL: Carnegie Hall, New York, Royal Albert Hall, London, Kennedy Centre, Washington,  House of Commons,  Victoria Hall, Geneva, Chicago Symphony Centre, Palais beaux-arts, Mozart Hall, Frankfurt, St. James Palace, The Opera House in Australia. There is hardly any prestigious concert venue that he has not performed in.