Free Press Journal
  • Maoists trying to set up bases in upper Assam: Centre

    Guwahati: The Centre today claimed that the Maoist extremists were focusing to set up bases in upper Assam, close to international border and this could create a “serious strategic security complication” to northeastern states.

  • Antrix-Devas deal: ISRO declines to share letters by Nair,others

    New Delhi:  ISRO has refused to disclose the contents of letters written by its former chief G Madhavan Nair and others in connection with findings by a committee that went into controversial Antrix-Devas deal, saying they were “personal” that may impede process of investigation or apprehension of offenders.

  • AAP accuses BJP of trying to topple Kejriwal govt

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party today accused BJP of trying to topple the Arvind Kejriwal government claiming that the opposition party was attempting to lure its MLAs to switch side.

  • Small plane crashes near Johannesburg, three dead

    Johannesburg:  A light aircraft crashed today at Johannesburg’s Lanseria airport in South Africa, killing all three people aboard, an official at the city’s second hub said.

  • Delhi government to invoke ESMA as vegetable wholesalers strike

    New Delhi: The Delhi government will invoke the Essential Services Maintenance  Act (ESMA), Education Minister Manish Sisodia said Monday as wholesalers of fruits and vegetables began an indefinite strike here to protest against the government withdrawing their six percent commissions from farmers.

  • Al-Qaeda disavows ISIL in Syria

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda has disavowed the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), whose members have been locked in deadly clashes with Syrian rebels, according to a statement posted on jihadist websites.

  • Controversial Japan mayor to seek new mandate

    Tokyo: The controversial mayor of Japan’s second city, Osaka, is to step down and seek re-election in a bid to prove he has public support for plans to reform local government.

  • Women’s commission disappointed in Visva Bharati VC case

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Commission for Women today expressed disappointment with the NCW for not responding to its complaint against Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati university who is accused of sexually harassing a professor.

  • Goa Speaker rubbishes allegations in land deal case

    Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar today refuted allegations of disproportionate assets levelled against him by a social activist in connection with purchase of a plot of land.

  • Manmohan singh - on unscientific prejudices against Bt crops

    Don’t succumb to prejudice against Bt crops: PM

    Jammu: Batting for genetically modified or biotechnology (Bt) crops, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday that India “should not succumb to unscientific prejudices against Bt crops”.

  • Maldives MP stabbed, taken to Sri Lanka for treatment

    Colombo: A Maldavian member of parliament was stabbed in Male and is receiving treatment after being flown to Sri Lanka in a serious condition, a media report said Monday.

  • Couple strips in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan

    New Delhi: A couple in their 30s stripped in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan after they were denied entry to the president’s house, police said Monday.

  • AAP lawmaker claims BJP attempted to buy him off

    New Delhi: An AAP lawmaker alleged Monday he had been approached by BJP leaders, including Narendra Modi, in an attempt to buy him off for Rs.20 crore.