Free Press Journal
  • PM to skip CHOGM, Khurshid set to lead delegation

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is unlikely to travel to Colombo next week to attend the Commonwealth summit, bowing to political pressure, especially from the Tamil parties. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid is set to lead the Indian delegation, said sources Saturday.
    In Chennai, DMK patriarch M. Karunanidhi was quick to welcome the “decision” of the prime minister not to attend, saying it

  • Chhattisgarh starts poll fight with voting Monday

    The battle of the hustings begins in earnest from Chhattisgarh on Monday with voting in assembly polls taking place in constituencies in Maoist-affected areas of the state. This will set the stage for the electoral fight in five states over the next month.
    The stakes are high for both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the elections are expected to

  • Seven drown during Chhath in Bihar

    Patna: At least seven persons, including two youngsters, drowned in different rivers during morning arghya (offering) on the occasion of Chhath today in Bihar, police said.

  • 2 critically injured in bear attack

    Srinagar: Two persons were critically injured in a bear attack in Budgam district of Kashmir, police said today.

  • Iran press divided over prospect of nuclear deal

    Tehran: The Iranian press was divided today over the prospect of a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, with reformist newspapers cautiously optimistic but hardline titles wary of a trap.

  • Indian-American doctor to be honoured in US

    New York:An Indian-American doctor has been chosen for a prestigious award in the US for his contribution to the health sector of the country.

  • Saudi reports two new cases of MERS virus

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has recorded two new cases of the MERS virus, the health ministry said today, a day after authorities in neighbouring Qatar reported one new case.

  • Five killed in road Bihar accident

    Ara: Five passengers were killed and 22 others injured when a private bus overturned and fell into a roadside ditch in Bihar’s Bhojpur district today, police said.

  • Man accuses MLA wife of beating him up

    Sambhal (UP):A Samajwadi Party MLA has been booked along with her aides for allegedly beating up her estranged husband.

  • Ex-judge, son arrested for woman’s death in Chhattisgarh

    Bilaspur: A former judge and his son were arrested in connection with the death of a woman, who was found outside their house with serious burn injuries in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

  • India remains undecided about PM visit to Lanka

    New Delhi:A decision on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would attend CHOGM is still pending, with the external affairs ministry saying Saturday that India has not yet communicated to Sri Lanka on who is to attend the Commonwealth summit meeting in Colombo later this month.

  • Six detained in Bihar serial blasts case

    Patna: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has detained six people and seized hundreds of bank passbooks, ATM cards and other documents in Bihar’s Lakhisarai district in connection with the Patna serial blasts, police said Saturday.

  • Low voter turnout in Maldives as cloud gathers over runoff

    Male: Early voter turnout in the Maldives’ controversy-ridden presidential polls was much lower than the annulled September 7 election, officials here said today amid fading hopes of conducting a run-off tomorrow.

  • Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in UNSC

    Islamabad:Pakistan has opposed the creation of new permanent seats in the 15-member UN Security Council during the two-day UN General Assembly debate on Security Council reform.

  • Question mark on PM attending CHOGM continues

    New Delhi: A question mark continued to hang on whether Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would attend the CHOGM in Colombo with the external affairs ministry saying Saturday that India has not yet communicated to Sri Lanka on who would attend the summit. The exernal affairs ministry also appeared to be preparing the ground for the prime minister not to attend the 53-nation summit of countries that were formerly part of the British

  • No decision yet on PM attending CHOGM: MEA

    New Delhi: Amid indication that Prime  Minister Manmohan Singh is unlikely to attend the CHOGM summit in Sri Lanka, the External Affairs Ministry today said no decision has been taken on the visit which has been opposed by parties in Tamil Nadu as well as a section in Congress.

  • PM, Sonia, Modi to campaign in Raj this month

    Jaipur: Senior leaders of ruling Congress and main Opposition BJP, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi, would be touring poll-bound Rajasthan for campaigning this month.