Free Press Journal
  • Khobragade seeks dismissal of visa fraud case against her

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has asked a court here to dismiss the indictment against her and terminate any “open” arrest warrants in a visa fraud case, arguing that she was “cloaked” in diplomatic immunity and cannot face criminal prosecution in the US.

  • Indian commits suicide in Oman

    Dubai: A 36-year-old Indian craftsman allegedly committed suicide in Oman by hanging himself from a ceiling fan, a newspaper reported.

  • PPA flays Arunachal’s monitoring system

    Itanaghar: The People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) today criticized the monitoring system of the state government at ground level and termed it as an eyewash and waste of public money.

  • Provocative moves from China unacceptable: US lawmakers

    Washington: Cutting across party lines, US lawmakers have expressed concern over China’s “threatening and provocative” moves to assert its maritime territorial claims in the East China Sea, saying Chinese actions are unacceptable.

  • Danish woman gang raped, looted in Delhi

    New Delhi: A 51-year-old Danish woman tourist was looted and raped by a gang here near railway station late Tuesday, police said Wednesday.

  • Justice Swatanter Kumar moves HC seeking to restrain media

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge and National Green Tribunal Chairperson Swatanter Kumar today moved the Delhi High Court seeking to restrain the media from reporting the alleged sexual assault case of his former woman law intern.

  • Maoist killed in gunbattle with police in Jharkhand

    Khunti (Jharkhand): Police have killed a Maoist in a gunbattle, arrested one and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions after combing operation in Jharkhand’s Khunti District.

  • Tejpal bail plea hearing Wednesday

    Panaji: A Goa court Wednesday will decide on Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal’s petition for bail in a sexual assault case, which had led to his arrest Nov 30, 2013.

  • OJM launches campaign for CMC polls in style

    Cuttack: Rajya Sabha Member Pyari Mohan Mohapatra has launched campaign for his newly formed political party  Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) here for the forthcoming Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) election.

  • Guatemala’s vice president hit in face with flour

    Guatemala City: Guatemalan authorities have detained two women who threw flour on Vice president Roxana Baldetti’s face at the end of the president’s state of the nation speech.

  • Murder convict caught after jumping parole

    Burdwan (WB): A murder convict, serving life imprisonment, was caught at Pandua in Burdwan district while trying to escape, police said.

  • UN chief alarmed by rising toll in South Sudan

    United Nations:UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is “alarmed” by the climbing toll in South Sudan since the fighting broke out a month ago between anti- and pro-government forces.

  • Govt expects all-time high foodgrain production this year

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said the country’s foodgrain production this year is likely to surpass the previous record of 259.29 million tonnes achieved in the 2011-12 crop year.

  • Man of fundamentalist background can’t be PM: Mukul Sangma

    Shillong: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will never become the prime minister of India because of his fundamentalist background, but the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will make it, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said here Wednesday.

  • Two critical after Japan navy collision

    Tokyo: Two people were critically ill today after their boat collided with a Japanese naval vessel in waters between two of the country’s main islands, officials said.

  • Philippines seeks more US navy ships amid China threat

    Manila: The Philippines wants to acquire two more navy ships from the United States to boost its maritime protection amid threats from China, the country’s military chief said today.