Free Press Journal
  • Jaswant Singh expelled from BJP

    New Delhi:  Veteran leader Jaswant Singh was Saturday expelled from the BJP after he refused to withdraw his nomination as an independent from Rajasthan’s Barmer parliamentary constituency, party sources said Saturday.

  • One killed as militants attack radar post in Pakistan

    Islamabad:  At least one security personnel was killed and two were injured as some unidentified militants attacked and briefly took control of a radar post in Pakistan’s Balochistan province Saturday night.

  • 17 killed in Iraq violence

    Baghdad: At least 17 people were killed and 23 wounded in a new wave of attacks Saturday across Iraq, including in the volatile province of Anbar, police said.

  • Three killed in Lebanese suicide bombing

    Beirut:  Three army soldiers were killed and as many injured in a suicide car explosion that targeted an army checkpoint in Lebanon Saturday, local media reported.

  • 14 killed in Brazil bus-truck collision

    Rio de Janeiro:  A head-on collision between a minibus and a dump truck left at least 14 dead and 19 injured in the Brazilian city of Manaus, officials said Saturday.

  • Breaking shackles: Moving beyond the confines of disability

    New Delhi:  Undeterred by the disability that is a part of his life, Vineet gleefully danced to singer Yo Yo Honey Singh’s “High Heels”. A member of NGO Handicapped Children’s Rehabilitation Association (HCRA), Vineet, who has a missing arm, did not miss a single step and continued to lip-sync as well.

  • 19 candidates vie for two Goa seats

    Panaji:  As many as 19 candidates are in the fray for the two Lok Sabha seats in Goa and none of the parties seem to be on a sure footing with the election less than two-week away.

  • Seven members of family die in Maharashtra fire

    Amravati (Maharashtra):  Seven members of a family were charred to death as they slept when fire engulfed their shop cum residence in Paratwada village in this Maharashtra district early Sunday, police said.

  • EC firm on postal voting for Mizoram refugees in Tripura

    Agartala/Aizawl:  Despite opposition in Mizoram against allowing tribal refugees in Tripura’s relief camps to cast postal ballots, the Election Commission (EC) is firm on its decision, officials said Sunday.

  • 239 candidates for 20 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan

    Jaipur:  With withdrawal of 46 nomination papers, 239 candidates are now finally in the fray for 20 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan where the first phase of polling will take place April 17, officials said Sunday.

  • India seeks equal role for all governments in global internet

    New Delhi:  Close on the heels of the US decision to relinquish its oversight of Internet Corporation for Assignment of Names and Numbers (ICANN), a global multi-stakeholder meeting – NETmundial – on the future of internet governance will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, April 23-24. Nearly 800 delegates representing government, private sector, civil society, academia and technical communities, including several from India, are expected to attend this meeting.

  • Only seven women candidates in Rajasthan

    Jaipur:  A grand total of only seven women candidates have been fielded by the Congress and the BJP to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Rajasthan.

  • Thailand’s senatorial poll peaceful

    Bangkok:  Voting for Thailand’s upper house of parliament started Sunday, with no disruption from the anti-government protestors reported till noon.

  • Liquor sales zoom past Rs.90 bn in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram:  Liquor sales in Kerala during the current fiscal fell down marginally quantitywise but zoomed past Rs.90 billion in value terms.

  • Modi has given a ‘face’ to opposition: Thackeray

    Mumbai:  After many years, the Indian opposition has got a face in Narendra Modi and this will create “a saffron storm” in national politics, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said Sunday.

  • Don’t vote for those who preach hatred: Sonia

    Guwahati: In a clear hint at the BJP, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday asked people in Assam not to vote for those who believe in the politics of hatred.

  • LS polls to script a new history this time: Jatia

    Ujjain: Lok Sabha polls 2014 will create a new history. Public is looking for the bright future of the nation as BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi are all set to dethrone the decade- old corrupt UPA government.