Free Press Journal
  • Pakistani troops fire at Indian posts in Kashmir

    Jammu: Pakistani troops resorted to “unprovoked firing” at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the military said Saturday.

  • Congress’ northeast bastion crumbles, BJP makes inroads

    Agartala/Guwahati: Northeast India, considered a stronghold of the Congress with five of the eight states currently being ruled by the party, is about to fall into the lap of the BJP and its allies following the unprecedented Lok Sabha results, experts say.

  • Modi’s rise given massive coverage in Nepali media

    Kathmandu: The impressive victory of the Narendra Modi-led BJP in India’s Lok Shaba elections has generated a foreign policy debate in Nepal and has lent fresh impetus to the simmering discontent against the Himalayan nation adopting secularism as against being a Hindu state till 2008.

  • Five killed in Laos plane crash

    Vientiane: At least five people have been confirmed killed and five injured Saturday after an aircraft carrying representatives of the Laos government crashed, an official said.

  • Saudi MERS death toll rises to 163

    Riyadh: Health authorities in Saudi Arabia have reported three more fatalities from the MERS respiratory virus, taking the death toll in the world’s worst-hit country to 163.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Rajanth crosses Vajpayee’s victory margin , misses on vote pc

    Lucknow: BJP President Rajnath Singh surpassed the highest victory margin of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee of 2.18 lakh votes, set in 2004, by winning the seat with a difference of over 2.72 lakh votes.

  • Congress leader Raju finishes third in Kakinada

    Rajahmundry (AP):Union Minister and Congress leader M M Pallam Raju finished a poor third in Kakinada Lok Sabha constituency, from where he had been elected three times in the past.

  • Over 2000 NOTA votes cast in Kanpur

    Kanpur: A total of 2276 voters chose the None of The Above (NOTA) option in the Kanpur Lok Sabha seat, which saw competition between BJP’s Murli Manohar Joshi and Congress’s Sriprakash Jaiswal.

  • 3% votes, but only 3 seats for independents in LS-2014

    New Delhi: Independent candidates may have won just three seats in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls, but they have garnered close to three per cent vote share — higher than parties like Aam Aadmi Party, NCP and CPI.

  • Activists join Suu Kyi for Myanmar charter change

    Yangon: Democracy activists in Myanmar joined opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi today in calling for constitutional amendments ahead of next year’s general elections.

  • 16 Arunachal ministers, Parliamentary secretaries lose

    Itanagar:  Congress in Arunachal Pradesh though roped in with absolute majority to form the next government but it suffered a serious setbacks as 16 of the party’s sitting ministers and Parliamentary secretaries lost the assembly polls.

  • Mayawati

    Parties close to UPA paid for people’s anger against Cong:BSP

    Lucknow: Faced with one of the worst showing in Lok Sabha elections in which her party failed to open its account, BSP chief Mayawati today said the parties which had supported the UPA at the Centre faced the anger of the people towards the Congress-led alliance.

  • Harish Rawat

    BJP demands Harish Rawat’s resignation on moral grounds

    Dehradun: BJP, which swept all the five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, today asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to resign owning moral responsibility for the Congress’ rout in the state.

  • Sri Lanka blocks LTTE commemoration attempt

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has blocked an attempt to commemorate LTTE members killed in the civil war in the Tamil-dominated north ahead of the fifth anniversary of the end of the three-decade long battle.

  • Manmohan Singh resigns

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resigned today, capping a 10-year tenure of two UPA governments that have been brought to an end by a shattering defeat in the Lok Sabha elections.

  • Canada vending machines pop out marijuana

    Vancouver: The vending machines at a Vancouver storefront look ordinary — but instead of spitting out gum or snacks, for a few coins they deliver medical marijuana.