Free Press Journal
  • Polio vaccine being given under army cover in Pakistan

    Islamabad: Polio workers continued to administer polio drops Thursday under the protection of the army in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal region in the fourth phase of polio vaccination drive.

  • Second round of Afghanistan’s presidential elections on June 14

    Karachi: Afghanistan’s final results have reportedly shown that the nation’s presidential elections will be up for a second-round vote between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani on June 14.

  • Jayalalithaa expels ex-minister for suggesting AIADMK-BJP tie-up

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday expelled ex-Member of Parliament K. Malaisamy from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) after he had hinted at the possibility of the AIADMK tying up with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Narendra Modi expectedly becomes India’s next prime minister.

  • BJP supporters hold special prayers for Modi to become PM

    Kaushambi (Uttar Pradesh): Special prayers were being held across India on Thursday for the victory of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, a day prior to the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Singh’s services will be assessed properly: PMO official

    Thiruvananthapuram: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prepares to demit office this week, a senior PMO official said if the PM has chosen to remain silent on some of the controversies that happened during his ten years in office that is out of his dignity and not due to weakness.

  • How to make sandwiches healthier

    London: A sandwich is something easy to make and one can eat it while on the go, but few realise that gorging on the delicacy everyday can raise blood cholesterol and increase the risk of heart attacks. An expert, therefore, suggests the use of ingredients like lower saturated fat dairy spreads and whole-grain bread to make it healthier.

  • Ukraine destroys two rebel bases

    Kiev: Ukrainian armed forces have destroyed two military bases set up by insurgents in eastern Ukraine, according to authorities.

  • Contingency plan ready for volatility on poll results: Rajan

    Shimla: The Reserve Bank today said it has put in place contingency plans to infuse liquidity into the system to deal with any possible volatility in markets tomorrow in view of the election results.

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    Sensex, Nifty end at new closing peaks ahead of poll results

    Mumbai: After a day’s breather, Indian stock markets today continued to rise with both Sensex and Nifty logging fresh closing highs on fag-end buying in an otherwise choppy session ahead of the Lok Sabha poll outcome.

  • Brazil favourites, tough for European teams: Ibrahimovic

    New Delhi: No European team has won a World Cup across the Atlantic and the trend is expected to continue in the upcoming extravaganza, according to iconic Swedish striker Zlatan Ibramohivic, who is backing Brazil to lift a record sixth world title and their first at home.

  • Palestinians mark their 1948 displacement

    Ramallah: Palestinians marched in the West Bank and Gaza today to commemorate their displacement in the 1948 Mideast war that followed the establishment of the state of Israel.

  • Gold, silver regain on renewed buying amid global support

    Mumbai: Gold prices rose modestly after a three-session downtrend at the domestic bullion market due to renewed offtake by jewellery stockists and retail investors following firming overseas trend.

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    Ishrat case: Court dismisses plea against Amit Shah

    Ahmedabad: In a relief for Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, a local CBI court today dismissed a plea seeking arraignment of the former Gujarat Home Minister and ex-police commissioner of Ahmedabad K R Kaushik as accused in the case.

  • Chowrasia best Indian at Manila, Lahiri struggles on first day

    Manila: Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, Anirban Lahiri endured a frustrating opening day to card a three-over 75 even as SSP Chowrasia emerged as the best-placed Indian at tied 10th after the first round of the ICTSI Philippine Open here today.

  • All set for counting of votes in Haryana tomorrow

    Chandigarh: All necessary arrangements are in place for the counting of votes at 90 centres in Haryana tomorrow, state Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad said today.

  • Study: Crime laundering billions on sports bets

    Paris: Organized crime launders USD 140 billion each year by laying bets on sporting events, says a new study of sports betting, corruption and match-fixing.