Free Press Journal
  • Chirpy Sidhu silenced in own backyard?

    Chandigarh: What does the name Navjot Singh Sidhu bring to mind? Someone who can talk his way in and out of every situation? At least that’s what it was not too long ago. Now, the cricketer-turned-politician-cum-TV star seems to have been silenced in his own backyard –  the Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency – by those who are supposed to be on his  side.

  • India to collect biometric data for visas: Preneet Kaur

    New Delhi: Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs Preneet Kaur has said India will collect biometric data of foreign nationals applying for visas to visit the country.

  • 14 killed as bus plunges into river in Nepal

    Kathmandu: At least 14 people were killed and seven others injured today when a passenger bus veered off a mountain highway and fell some 500 metres into a river.

  • India has important contribution to make in Asia Pacific: US

    Washington: As the world’s largest democracy and given its strategic location in the Indo-Pacific geography, India has an important role to play in the Asia Pacific region, a top American diplomat has said.

  • Heroin seized in Aizawl

    Aizawl: Special Narcotics Cell of Mizoram Police Crime Unit officials seized 135 grams of pure heroin in Aizawl, sources said today.

  • BSES moves SC against NTPC notice to cut power supply

    New Delhi: Reliance Group-owned power distribution companies in Delhi today approached the Supreme Court against NTPC’s notice threatening to cut off power supply for not clearing outstanding dues.

  • Progress made against al-Qaeda will reduce drone strikes: US

    Washington: The US today said that the progress made against the core of al-Qaeda will reduce the need for drone strikes in the near future, amid reports that it was planning to narrow its controversial programme in Pakistan to target a short list of high-level terrorists.

  • Russia says not the time for Syria humanitarian resolution

    United Nations: Russia’s UN envoy has said that Moscow opposes a UN Security Council Resolution demanding greater humanitarian access in Syria to those in urgent need of food and medical supplies.

  • Govt seeks review of prosecution sanction for Ajita Pandey

    BHOPAL: The government is not sparing any effort to save senior IAS officer Ajita Vajpayee Pandey. Generally, the government officials and employees are suspended as soon as the Lokayukta submits chargesheet against them, but Pandey seems to be exception.

  • Mohanti, Agarwal to become ACS

    BHOPAL: SR Mohanti and Rakesh Agarwal, IAS officers of 1982 batch, will become additional chief secretaries ( ACS). They are among the 26 bureaucrats, whose promotions were approved in the departmental promotion committee ( DPC) meeting held on Wednesday at Mantralaya.