Free Press Journal
  • Six Indo-Americans felicitated

    Washington:  Six Indian Americans have been felicitated with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor for the year 2014.

  • Two Thai protesters dead, 21 wounded in gun and grenade attack

    Bangkok: Two anti-government protesters were killed and 21 were wounded in a gun and grenade attack early today in Bangkok, medical officials and police told AFP, stoking fears of wider political violence in the crisis-hit kingdom.

  • Thousands flee raging fires in southern California

    Los Angeles: Thousands of people are fleeing their homes to escape raging wildfires in southern California,which has triggered the partial evacuation of a military base and a tourist amusement park.

  • Iran prisoners were beaten: Amnesty report

    Nicosia: Inmates at Iran’s Evin Prison were blindfolded and handcuffed before being dragged and beaten by baton-wielding guards, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

  • Egypt to blame if health fails: Jazeera journalist

    Cairo: A jailed Al-Jazeera journalist who has been on hunger strike for over 100 days said he holds the Egyptian authorities responsible if his health fails, according to a video aired.

  • Two protesters killed in Bangkok attack

    Bangkok:  Two anti-government protesters were killed and 22 others injured in a gun and grenade attack here early Thursday, media reported.

  • Jaya playing an open ended game

    Chennai :  With an RSS internal survey indicating that the NDA may fall short of the magic mark in the Lok Sabha and exit polls indicating that the AIADMK will be the dominant regional player, all eyes are on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Heavyweights are eyeing plum posts

    New Delhi :  All the BJP heavyweights – Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley – with whom Narendra Modi has a comfort level could find a place in the future Union cabinet. They are all eyeing plum portfolios keeping in mind their stature in the party and equation with Modi – If electronic media is to be believed Rajnath is getting Home, Jaitley finance and Gadkari Infrastructure or Railways.

  • Navin’s BJD hedging till results only

    New Delhi :  Political parties are repositioning themselves vis-à-vis the NDA but stopping short of committing themselves in any way.

  • CBI binds its own hands in ministerial probes

    New Delhi :  The Central Bureau of Investigation has tied its own hands by issuing two circulars, one on the investigation against any union minister or former union minister and another on probe into allegations of corruption against a joint secretary or a senior bureaucrat.

  • Negotiator Nitin gets cracking

    New Delhi :  With all exit polls indicating that a Narendra Modi-led BJP would power a National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre, party seniors Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Nitin Gadkari called on prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi at his official residence in Gandhinagar on Wednesday to discuss the formation of the new government.

  • Rahul deserts party in hour of grief

    New Delhi : For the sake of public consumption, Congress leaders may be debunking the numbers predicted by the exit polls and putting on a brave face, but there were enough tell-tale signs of acceptance of defeat at a farewell dinner hosted on Wednesday by party president Sonia Gandhi for the outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • RSS survey says NDA to fall short

    New Delhi :  An RSS internal survey suggests that the NDA may not get an absolute majority.  As such, the top RSS leadership will be camping in Delhi from Thursday to be available at hand in providing guidance.