Free Press Journal
  • Thai ruling party to launch election bid amid protests

    Bangkok: Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s party is due today to kick off campaigning for controversial elections boycotted by the opposition and rejected by anti-government protesters preparing to “shut down” Bangkok.

  • W Ghats: Kerala urges PM to relax ESA rule

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala today conveyed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh its apprehensions over the K Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats conservation and asked the Centre to correct flaws in identification of Ecologically Sensitive Areas through remote sensing method.

  • Indian High Commissioner meets Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader

    Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the party led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, has stressed on the need for dialogue and negotiation to arrive at peaceful solutions to all the outstanding Indo-Pak conflicts.

  • MP minister’s ex-PA held for taking Rs 2,000 bribe

    Bhopal: A former personal assistant with Madhya Pradesh Mining and Energy minister Rajendra Shukla has been arrested by Lokayukta police for taking bribe from a taxi operator.

  • Chinese ship used in Antarctic rescue stuck in ice

    Sydney: A Chinese icebreaker that went to the aid of a Russian ship stuck in heavy floes in Antarctica has now itself become trapped by ice, officials said today, amid anger about the impact of the rescue on research.

  • J&K Bank should look beyond Indian shores: Omar

    Jammu: Pitching for outlining a vision for Jammu and Kashmir Bank in the next 25 years, state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said it should look beyond the Indian shores to have a global presence.

  • BJP begins campaign for Himachal CM’s ouster

    Shimla: The opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh Saturday started a week-long ‘Virbhadra hatao, pradesh bachao’ campaign to seek Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh’s resignation following allegations of corruption against him.

  • Minor girl raped, accused held

    Arwal: A minor girl was raped by a man in a village under Karpi police station area in Bihar’s Arwal district, police said today.

  • 13 killed as massive snowstorm hits northeastern US

    New York: Residents across the US northeast braced for a weekend with temperatures plummeting to dangerously cold levels after a massive snow storm dumped several inches of snow from Boston to New York, killing at least 13 people and cancelling thousands of flights.

  • Woman killed, four injured in road accident

    Purnia: A woman was killed and four other  persons injured today in a collision between a truck and an autorickshaw on NH-31 near Saraiya crossing under Baisi police station area in Bihar’s Purnia district, police sources said.

  • Don’t chop mango trees, court says

    Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has banned the chopping of mango trees in Uttar Pradesh.

  • AAP National Executive meets, first list of LS candidates soon

    New Delhi: After its success in the Delhi Assembly polls, the AAP National Executive was meeting here today to decide on its strategy for the Lok Sabha elections with a senior leader saying his dream would be to see Arvind Kejriwal as the Prime Minister.

  • Two Pakistani smugglers shot dead, four kg of heroin seized

    Amritsar: Two Pakistanis, who had smuggled in four kgs of heroin worth Rs 20 crore in the international market, were shot dead in a brief encounter with BSF at the Gulgarh BOP along the Indo-Pak border.

  • 8 killed in fresh violence in Karachi

    Karachi: At least eight persons were killed in violence in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi since early this morning, with three persons being shot dead in an incident of firing by unknown armed assailants.

  • AAP can give third option for PM: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: People should get a third option for the prime minister’s post in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, said Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav here Saturday.

  • Reducing digital divide vital: PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Lauding Kerala’s pioneering efforts in achieving total e-literacy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said reducing the digital divide was vital to improve the lives of common people across the country.