Free Press Journal
  • Five days of rain leave 29 dead in Andhra Pradesh

    Hyderabad: Seven more people died as heavy rain continued in coastal Andhra Pradesh for the fifth day Saturday. The death toll in the state is now 29, officials said.

  • Irked with Modi’s barbs, Cong says address Rahul with respect

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to Narendra Modi addressing Rahul Gandhi as “Shehzada”, Congress today did some tough talking as it threatened that its workers were capable of stopping such “undignified” language but were restrained due to respect for laws and the Model Code.

  • Heavy rain in West Bengal kills one

    Kolkata: A man was killed and another injured in a house collapse here Saturday following heavy overnight rain that lashed the southern districts of West Bengal including Kolkata, disrupting train and vehicular movement.

  • Militant killed in Kashmir

    Srinagar: A militant was killed Saturday by the security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

  • Chargesheet against builder Raheja, two sons in cheating case

    Mumbai: City police has chargesheeted billionnaire builder Chandru Raheja and his two sons, Ravi and Neel, in a cheating case filed by industrialist Nusli Wadia, who claimed to have suffered losses worth crores of rupees  because of the trio, police said today.

  • Congress sets up 2014 poll panel

    New Delhi Union Minister Jairam Ramesh will be the convenor of a small group which will coordinate activities of the Congress party for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, a statement said Saturday.

  • Assam Rifles personnel injured in IED blast

    Imphal: An Assam Rifles personnel was today injured when an IED, allegedly planted by militants, exploded in Manipur capital complex here, police said.

  • “Polarisation, radicalisation” RSS, BJP policy: Tewari

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari today launched an attack on Opposition BJP, accusing the party of polarising and radicalising the people from the time of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination to the Gujarat riots.

  • Married Delhi woman gang raped in moving car

    Ghaziabad: A 25-year-old married woman from Delhi was allegedly gang raped in a moving car by four youths, including two sons of her landlord, in Sahibabad area here.

  • Report: Iran hangs 16 ‘rebels’ to avenge ambush

    Tehran: Iran’s media says authorities have hanged 16 “rebels” of an unspecified armed group in retaliation for the death of 14 border guards in clashes near the frontier with Pakistan.

  • Kerala: 2nd phase of CM’s Mass Contact programme ends

    Kochi: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy heard the grievances of as many as 14,248 complainants and disbursed over Rs 2.5 crore as financial aid to the needy, as the second phase of Mass Contact programme concluded today.

  • Post 9/11, NSA spying virtually unchecked: experts

    Washington:Revelations of America’s industrial-scale surveillance have painted an alarming picture of the National Security Agency as a spy service operating virtually without limits since the 9/11 attacks, experts say.

  • Snowden’s leaks most serious in US history: ex-CIA official

    Washington: Leaks from Edward Snowden have helped America’s adversaries and represent the most serious breach of classified information in US history, the CIA’s former number-two ranking official said.

  • World Bank approves $250 mn for Uttarakhand relief work

    Washington: The World Bank has approved USD 250 million assistance for Uttarakhand, which was hit hard in June by rains and landslides that killed 580 people, to help the state undertake rehabilitation work and strengthen its capacity for disaster management.

  • Over 200 LPG cylinders seized, one arrested

    Jammu: Over 200 cooking gas cylinders were seized after a man was arrested for allegedly pilfering gas from LPG cylinders and selling them in black market here.

  • CM should pay equal attention to improve transmission capacity

    Coimbatore:Welcoming the Chief Minister’s statements on steps to improve power generation, Tamil Nadu Electricity Consumers’ Association today urged her to pay equal attention to improving transmission capacity from the Central grid to the state, as well as within the state.

  • J-K govt should ensure safety of panchayat members: AJKPC

    Jammu: Concerned by the appearance of posters threatening panchayat members with dire consequences for being “government agents”, the All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) today demanded that proper steps be taken to ensure the safety of the members of local bodies.