Free Press Journal
  • Call to end election-related attacks in Afghanistan

    Kabul:  Taliban threats and violence against campaign workers and election officials risk undermining Afghanistan’s presidential election slated for April 5, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.

  • Focus now again on missing airliner’s crew, passengers

    Kuala Lumpur/New Delhi: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that the communications system of the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing March 8 was disabled just before it reached the east coast of peninsular Malaysia even as India intensified its end of the multinational search operation.

  • Two seniors killed in Thane high-rise blaze

    Thane : Two senior citizens were killed and two others were injured in a blaze on the upper floors of a high-rise in a posh housing complex here early Sunday, officials said.

  • Shazia Ilmi, Soni Sori in AAP’s sixth candidates list

    New Delhi:  The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Saturday declared its sixth list of 55 candidates for Lok Sabha polls including prominent party leader Shazia Ilmi, alleged Maoist conduit Soni Sori and ex-IPS officer officer Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya.

  • Thai navy suspends search for missing Malaysian jet

    Bangkok: The Thai navy Saturday suspended its search over the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea for the Malaysian jet that went missing March 8, navy spokesman Karn Dee-ubon said.

  • Shakti Mills rapes: Verdict to come March 20

    Mumbai:  Barely seven months after a Mumbai woman journalist was gang-raped in the deserted Shakti Mills complex, a court here Saturday completed its hearing in the case and wil pronounce the verdict March 20.

  • Devyani Khobragade re-indicted, India says ‘unnecessary step’

    Washington:  Dashing hopes of a closure of the Devyani Khobragade affair, Indian American prosecutor Preet Bharara has secured a fresh indictment of the Indian diplomat even as India described it as an “unnecessary step”.

  • Vidya: USA ahoy!

    Vidya Balan is the ambassador of IIFA, International Indian Film Academy and is currently busy touring countries to create awareness about IIFA and its upcoming celebrations. Vidya will visit the United States for a special multi-city promotional tour of New York, Houston, Tampa and Orlando.

  • Two killed in Mumbai warehouse crash

    Mumbai:  Two people were killed and one was injured when a two-storey warehouse collapsed in Mumbai early Sunday, officials said.

  • Dec 16 convicts claim innocence in robbery case

    New Delhi:  Two men convicted in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape, who are facing trial for allegedly robbing a carpenter on the same day, Saturday claimed before a court here that they had not beaten up or robbed the victim.

  • 11 hours for voting in Lok Sabha polls

    New Delhi:  Voters across India, barring the northeast, will be given 11 hours – from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. – to cast their ballot for the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission said Saturday.

  • TRS rules out even alliance with Congress

    Hyderabad: In a major jolt to Congress, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Saturday ruled out electoral alliance with the party for the forthcoming polls to Lok Sabha and state assembly.

  • Gangrape case

    SC stays death sentence of two Dec 16 gang rape convicts

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Saturday stayed the execution of the death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, two of the four convicts in the Dec 16, 2012 gang rape, whose death sentences was upheld by the Delhi High Court March 13.

  • Jubilation in Varanasi as Modi declared BJP candidate

    Lucknow/Varanasi:  Celebrations broke out among BJP members in Varanasi after the party late Saturday announced the candidature of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the temple town.

  • BJP names LS candidates for Delhi

    New Delhi:  BJP’s Delhi chief Harsh Vardhan will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Chandni Chowk against Congress’s Kapil Sibal, according to the fourth list announced by the party late Saturday.