Free Press Journal
  • US warns of more sanctions on Russia

    Washington: The White House Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of its failure to help calm down the tense situation in eastern Ukraine.

  • 12 killed in Mt Everest avalanche

    Kathmandu: At least 12 people, all of them Nepalese, were killed in an avalanche on Mt. Everest Friday morning, an official said.

  • Mayawati bares her prime ministerial ambitions

    Agra: A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he would stake claim for the prime minister’s post, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati Friday said if her supporters voted intelligently, a “Dalit ki beti” could well be at the helm of affairs of the central government.

  • First bodies found within cabins of South Korean sunken ferry

    Seoul: Three days after the 6,825-tonne passenger ferry capsized and sank off the Jindo Island near the southwestern tip of South Korea, first bodies were found Saturday morning within the passenger cabins of the ferry, local media reported.

  • High-tension wire falls on bus in MP

    Bhopal:  Many casualties were feared as a high-tension wire fell on a bus in which around 60 members of a marriage party were travelling in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district Friday, police said, adding the exact number was not known yet.

  • Two UN employees abducted in Karachi

    Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped two local employees of the UN in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi late Friday, police said.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    EC notice to Mulayam for violating model code

    New Delhi:  The EC Friday issued notice to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav saying his remarks on promises for teachers at a meeting in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh violated the model code of conduct.

  • Four Indians arrested with huge foreign currency cache

    Kathmandu: Nepal police have apprehended four Indians from Nepalgunj along the India-Nepal border Friday evening with a huge cache of foreign currency while they were trying to board a Kathmandu-bound flight at the local airport.

  • 96-year-old Delhi man succesfully undergoes bypass surgery

    New Delhi: One of the oldest patients to undergo an open heart bypass surgery in India, a 96-year-old man recently underwent the life-saving procedure and was discharged from hospital Friday, doctors said.

  • Unrepentant SP seeks to play minority-victim card

    Lucknow: An unrepentant Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh’s loud-mouth urban development minister, continues to justify his acerbic speeches and acid-laced comments on political opponents and has now – with the party’s ostensible backing – decided to turn the heat on the Election Commission (EC), accusing it of being “prejudiced towards Muslims”.

  • Manmohan Singh

    ‘Media ignored Manmohan Singh’s development pitch’

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set to lay down office in about a month, his communication adviser made a belated attempt to redeem his battered image, suggesting that even that the media, especially television, did not take enough note about the all-round progress of the country and the prime minister’s thrust on development.

  • Three JNU students killed in campus accident

    New Delhi: Three students of Jawaharlal Nehru University were killed Friday in the campus when their motorcycle hit a divider and then a tree, police said.

  • Odisha polling figure pegged at 74 percent

    Bhubaneswar: The final voting percentage in Thursday’s polling in Odisha has been pegged at 74 percent, up from 65.3 percent in 2009, an official said Friday.