Free Press Journal
  • Priest arrested in Puerto Rico on sex-abuse charges

    San Juan: A Catholic priest was arrested by the FBI and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for crimes of sexual trafficking and paedophilia, an official said.

  • Giriraj Singh

    Giriraj courts controversy again

    Patna: BJP leader Giriraj Singh today again courted controversy by saying that all terrorists belong to a “particular community”.

  • 201 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine

    Soma (Turkey): Turkey’s energy minister says the death toll from an explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey is now 201.

  • 200 killed in Turkey coal mine explosion

    Istanbul: At least 200 people were killed and some 400 workers remain trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in Turkey Tuesday, officials said Wednesday.

  • Wildfire forces 20,000 evacuations near San Diego

    San Diego: A wildfire roaring through Southern California forced evacuation orders for more than 20,000 homes, but so far only one mobile home burned as a high-pressure system brought unseasonable heat and gusty winds to the parched state.

  • No victory rallies in Burdwan after counting: DM

    Burdwan(WB):  A proposal by the Burdwan district administration that victory procession will not be taken out after counting for the Lok Sabha elections on May 16 has been agreed to by political parties.

  • Heads of state and government are eligible for A1 visas: US

    Washington: Continuing to maintain silence on granting a visa to BJP leader Narendra Modi, US has said the heads of state and government are eligible for A1 visas and no individual automatically qualifies for an American visa.

  • French foreign minister defends sale of warships to Russia

    Washington: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has defended in Washington the sale of two warships to Russia, despite US opposition — while leaving open the door to re-examine the contract in October.

  • Man who plotted to kill Obama sentenced to death

    Sioux Falls (US): A judge has formally sentenced a man to death for killing a woman as part of what he said was a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama.

  • Brazil leader warns against World Cup violence

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said that her government accepted people’s right to demonstrate during the World Cup but warned that it would not tolerate violence.

  • US and Pak to expand bilateral trade and investment flows

    Washington: US and Pakistan has agreed on a joint action plan to expand the bilateral trade and investment flows over next five years, including diversifying agricultural production and enhancing intellectual property protection.

  • NASSCOM prepares five point agenda for IT companies in India

    Silicon Valley: NASSCOM has prepared a five point agenda for the new Indian government to help its IT companies contribute in the development agenda within the country and to enable them in increasing their global foot print.

  • 157 killed in Turkish coal mine explosion

    Istanbul:  At least 157 miners were killed, 75 injured and more than 200 workers were trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa Tuesday, officials said.

  • Hungary court sentences 92-year-old to jail

    Budapest:  Bela Biszku, a high-ranking former senior official, was Tuesday sentenced by a Budapest court to five years and six months of imprisonment. The decision is subject to appeal.

  • US state of Texas halts execution at 11th hour

    Washington:  A Texas appeals court halted at the 11th hour the execution of a murderer who was to have been the first US inmate put to death since a botched lethal injection ignited a national debate.