Free Press Journal
  • Millions vote in sixth round of Indian election

    New Delhi: Millions poured into polling centres across 12 states Thursday in the sixth round of general election to pick 121 members to the Lok Sabha, officials said.

  • Four troopers injured in Jharkhand Maoist attack

    Ranchi: Five people, including four security personnel, were injured in a  Maoist attack in Jharkhand’s Bokaro district, while the second phase Lok Sabha election was underway Thursday in the state, police said.

  • Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief

    New Delhi: Admiral Robin K Dhowan, who has commanded frontline warships like INS Delhi, today took over as the Chief of Naval Staff, a post which was lying vacant for nearly two months since D K Joshi quit suddenly in the wake of a series of mishaps.

  • CRPF personnel commits suicide by shooting himself

    Raipur: A CRPF personnel today allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon at a paramilitary camp in insurgency-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.

  • Just 10 percent voting in Kashmir’s Udhampur

    Udhampur: Balloting was sluggish in this Lok Sabha constgituency in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, with just 10 percent votes cast in the six districts in the first two hours of polling, officials said.

  • Andaman’s Jarawa tribals: A training centre holds out new hope

    Port Blair: A newly-launched training centre here is expected to play a significant role in enabling the endangered Jarawa tribe, one of the oldest inhabitants of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands whose number has shrunk to a mere 400, to decide their own future, an official said.

  • Nearly a third of Rajasthan votes by noon

    Jaipur:  Nearly a third of the 34 million voters in Rajasthan’s 20 Lok Sabha constituencies cast their ballots by noon  Thursday, with people turning up early at the polling booths before the sun began to beat down on them.

  • This could be my last vote, says 103-year-old man

    Udhampur: Masu Ram, 103, voted in the Lok Sabha election from the Udhampur constituency in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, and said this could be his last vote.

  • SC rejects plea to probe army’s role in Sri Lanka

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe into the role of the Indian Army as a peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka during operations against the LTTE.

  • Five suspected Naxalites held in Bihar

    Patna: Security forces today apprehended five suspected Naxalite cadres along with arms from East Champaran district of Bihar.

  • Brisk polling in biggest round of LS polls

    New Delhi: Moderate to brisk voting was today recorded in the first five hours of polling across 12 states covering 121 constituencies in the fifth phase – the biggest of the nine-phased Lok Sabha polls amidst Maoist violence in Jharkhand where rebels injured a CRPF jawan, blew up a railway track and exploded ten bombs.

  • India releases 21 Pakistan prisoners

    Amritsar: India released 21 Pakistani prisoners who were languishing in jails across the country due to delays in the identification processes.