Free Press Journal
  • Suggestion on handing over Sir Creek to Pak ridiculous: FM

    Ahmedabad: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today termed as “ridiculous” the suggestion that India was handing over Sir Creek to Pakistan and asserted that nobody was going to give it to the neighbouring country.

    “Nobody is giving away Sir Creek to Pakistan. But I don’t know anything about the letter,” Chidambaram said on a question regarding a

  • Stop dialogue with Pakistan on Sir Creek, Modi tells PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked the Prime Minister to stop dialogue with Pakistan at once on the Sir Creek issue and demanded that it should not be handed over to the neighbouring nation.

  • LPG quota issue: EC disapproves Moily’s announcement

    New Delhi: The Election Commission today strongly disapproved Oil Minister Veerappa Moily’s announcement of raising subsidised LPG quota ahead of Gujarat elections and asked him to be circumspect in future.

  • 10 held in China for doomsday rumours

    Beijing: Ten people, including a woman, were arrested in China Wednesday for spreading rumours about the end of the world, and asking people to join a cult to survive the apocalypse.

  • US website mixes up Sri Sri and sitar maestro, causes panic

    New Delhi: An American news website in its report on the demise of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar put up the picture of Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, triggering panic among his followers.

  • China stresses global development over US report

    Beijing: China Wednesday stressed it aims at making greater contribution toward peace and development of mankind, in response to a US intelligence report that said China will surpass the US to become the world’s largest economy before 2030.

  • Syrian refugees now number more than 500,000: UN

    Geneva: The Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and North Africa now number more than 500,000, while a daily average of 3,000 people seek aid from the UN Refugee Agency.

  • Russia’s fourth T-50 stealth fighter flies

    Moscow: Russia’s fourth prototype Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter jet took to the skies for the first time Wednesday in a 40-minute flight at the Komsomolsk-on-Amur factory in Siberia, Sukhoi said.

  • Sensex ends flat; capital goods, metal stocks lose

    Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Wednesday closed 31 points lower following selling pressure in capital goods, metals and public sector undertakings (PSU) stocks.

  • India protests Chinese stapled visas

    New Delhi: India has conveyed to China “at the highest level” its concerns over stapled visas issued to people from Jammu and Kashmir, the government said Wednesday.

  • Five children die in Delhi wall collapse

    New Delhi: At least five children, all below the age of 10, died here after a boundary wall under construction collapsed on them Wednesday, a fire brigade official said.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned till Thursday over coal blocks

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was Wednesday adjourned till Thursday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members disrupted proceedings and did not allow the house to function, demanding action on alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.

  • Mayawati’s remarks unfortunate, says Shukla

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla Wednesday termed as “unfortunate” remarks by Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati targeting Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari over repeated disruptions in the house.

  • No proof of UFOs on Sino-Indian border: Antony

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A.K. Antony today said that, there is no conclusive proof of sighting unidentified flying objects (UFOs) over the Sino-Indian border.

  • Ruling BJP cautious on action against Yeddyurappa loyalists

    Belgaum (Kar): Faced with the prospect of instability of its government, ruling BJP today treaded cautiously on initiating action against 13 MLAs who threw their lot with former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and attended his party’s formal launch on December 9 at Haveri.

  • Parliament attack: Hang Afzal Guru, says BJP

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 11th anniversary of the December 2001 attack on parliament by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday again demanded the hanging of Afzal Guru, sentenced to death for the attack.

  • BJP may win 122 seats in Gujarat: survey

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to win a near two-thirds majority of 122 seats in the 182-member Gujarat assembly, according to a survey released Wednesday.