Free Press Journal
  • 15 countries issue warnings against travelling to Bangkok

    Bangkok: Fifteen countries today issued warnings to their citizens asking them to avoid travelling to areas near the anti-government rallies in Bangkok after the opposition called for a three-day nationwide strike.

  • German leftist terrorist suspect convicted

    Berlin: An 80-year-old German woman who was part of a leftist terrorist organisation has been acquitted of a role in the deadly 1975 terror attack on OPEC headquarters in Vienna but was convicted of participating in three arson attacks in the late 1970s.

  • BJP leaders lack substance: Nitish; JD(U) demands apology

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today dismissed BJP’s barb questioning his mental state, saying remarks by its leaders showed they have no substance,while JD(U) demanded an apology from its former ally.

  • NASA scientist date with Super 30

    Patna: Enthused by the success of Super30, a private educational programme to help economically poor students for IITs, NASA scientist Neil Pundit visited the institution and interacted with the students.

  • Lineman falls to death along with electric post

    Coimbatore: A 25-year-old lineman in TNEB today fallen to death when the electric post he was repairing broken and fell to the ground in the middle near Karumathampatti, on the city outskirts.

  • TDP not to attend meeting with GoM on Telangana

    Hyderabad: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has decided not to attend the meeting convened by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Bangladesh factory workers clash with police, 100 injured

    Dhaka: Nearly 100 people were injured today when thousands of angry garment workers in Bangladesh demanding a higher wage clashed with police, resulting in the closure of about 200 factories.

  • UP govt employees begin indefinite strike

    Lucknow: Lakhs of employees of the Uttar Pradesh government today went on an indefinite strike over their various demands, including removal of “anomalies” in salary and allowances.

  • SAD names candidates for Delhi polls

    New Delhi: The Shiromani Akali Dal today declared the names of its candidates for four seats in the ensuing elections to the Legislative Assembly of Delhi which the party is contesting in alliance with BJP.

  • PM Sharif briefed by army on security issues

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefed on internal and external security issues at the Pakistan Army’s headquarters in Rawalpindi today.

  • MP polls: Modi, Sonia to campaign for their parties

    Bhopal:  BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address 20 election meetings for his party in Madhya Pradesh, while Congress president Sonia Gandhi is  scheduled to address three meetings as the state goes to polls on November 25.

  • Chautala’s flat attached by court for laundering crime

    New Delhi: A special money laundering court has ordered attachment of a residential property of former Haryana Chief Minister O P Chautala, terming the purchase of the asset from “proceeds of crime” of the teachers recruitment scam.

  • Ashok Bajpai, son expelled from BSP

    Allahabad:  Bahujan Samaj Party has expelled its leaders Ashok Bajpai and Harsh Vardhan following allegations that the father-son duo had grown indifferent towards the interests of the party after it lost power in Uttar Pradesh in the Assembly elections held last year.

  • BJP disappointed at PM’s speech in CBI meet

    New Delhi: BJP today expressed disappointment over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s speech at a CBI conference and alleged that he was trying to pressurise the agency against probing corruption cases on the ground that it should not investigate policy issues.

  • BJP criticises new reserve price of spectrum

    New Delhi: Expressing dismay at the new reserve price of spectrum set by TRAI, BJP today said the steep reduction in costs will benefit a few operators and cause a loss to the exchequer and demanded that Prime Minister ask his office to reject the recommendations.

  • DMK to support resolution over boycott of CHOGM in TN Assembly

    Chennai:  Expressing displeasure that the Centre had ignored calls for India’s total boycott of the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka, DMK today said it would support any resolution in the special Tamil Nadu Assembly session if it was beneficial for the welfare of Tamils.

  • Japan pledges $150 mn for Uttarakhand flood relief

    New Delhi: Japan Tuesday pledged to provide $150 million towards reconstruction efforts in Uttarakhand in the wake of devastating floods that hit the Himalayan state in June this year.