Free Press Journal
  • Took risks in exposing the evils of the system in China: Mo

    Beijing: Amid criticism of his links to the ruling Communist Party of China, Mo Yan ,the winner of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize, has said he took “huge risks” by exposing the evils of the system in the country.

  • Mahapanchayat condemns idea of reducing marriageable age

    Chandigarh: A Mahapanchayat attended by several Khaps in Sonepat district today refuted the idea of a Khap leader that marriageable age of girls should be brought down to 16 years, saying the suggestion was “individual in nature” and should not be seen as stand of the body.

  • Three more injured in Bihar police firing

    Patna: Three more people were injured Saturday when police opened fire to control an irate mob as it went on rampage for the second consecutive day in Bihar’s district headquarters town of Madhubani.

  • Fire destroys Sikh temple in Washington state

    Washington: A Sikh temple and school that was under construction in Vancouver in Washington state has been burned to the ground in an early morning fire, according to a media report.

  • Heroin worth Rs 20 crore seized on Indo-Pak border

    Amritsar: BSF troops have arrested two persons and seized four kg heroin, worth Rs 20 crore in the international market, allegedly smuggled from Pakistan in Khemkaran sector of Tarn Taran district.

  • Pak Taliban plans to target media for coverage of Malala Yousufzai

    Islamabad: Angered by the coverage of its attempt to assassinate teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has drawn up plans to target Pakistani and international media organisations across the country.

  • CPI(M) top brass discuss ways to politically isolate Cong, BJP

    New Delhi: The CPI(M) leadership has begun discussions here on the ways to politically isolate Congress and BJP by joining hands with regional and other Left parties, as it gave final touches to preparations for the upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat.

  • ‘Few lessons learnt from 1962 war’

    New Delhi: India was engaged in a bruising war with China in 1962 because the apparatus of the state was at fault but no lessons seem to have been learnt from this, diplomatic, military and media veterans of the “humiliation” that the country suffered 50 years ago lamented.

  • Shinde visits LoC, reviews security in Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde visited a BSF post on the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border that divides India and Pakistan in Kashmir, and chaired a meeting of unified headquarters on the second day of his trip to the state Saturday.

  • FDA orders recall of Parle’s ‘Mango Bite’

    Thane: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked Parle Products to recall from the market the entire stock of its popular candy “Mango Bite” branding it as “unsafe”.

  • Cauvery row dampens Mysore Dasara festivities

    Bangalore: Politics has cast its ugly shadow over culture and tradition. The raging Cauvery row between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is casting a shadow on the famous Mysore Dasara festivities that have been already been scaled down this year due to severe drought in the state.

  • BJP takes decisive lead in Tehri bypoll

    Dehradun:  Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah of the BJP today took a decisive lead of 18,000 votes over Congress candidate and Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna’s son Saket in the high-profile Tehri Lok Sabha bypoll, Election Commission sources said.

  • Prez for amending rules for smooth functioning of Parliament

    Lucknow: Against the backdrop of parliamentary proceedings being paralysed regularly, President Pranab Mukherjee today suggested that parliamentarians should explore possibilities of amending rules to ensure that both houses are able to transact routine business.