Free Press Journal
  • Top bureaucrats take stock of price situation

    New Delhi: Days before the swearing in of new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top bureaucrats today took stock of the price situation and the government’s preparedness to deal with any possible failure of monsoon.

  • UK working to overturn EU mango import ban: Vaz

    London: Britain is taking action to overturn the EU ban on import of mangoes from India though it is unlikely to be lifted before the end of this mango season, leading Indian-origin MP Keith Vaz said today.

  • Thai army convenes meeting of political rivals to end crisis

    Bangkok: A day after imposing martial law, Thailand’s army chief today convened a meeting of all stakeholders to end the prolonged political turmoil plaguing the nation and avoid another “Ukraine or Egypt” in the making.

  • Pak: 7 injured in Karachi blast

    Karachi: At least seven people including security personnel were injured when a remote-controlled bomb
    went off in Pakistan’s biggest city today.

  • SRK richer than Cruise in Hollywood-Bollywood rich list

    New York: Shah Rukh Khan is the lone Indian celebrity to make it to a list of the top ten wealthiest Hollywood and Bollywood personalities by beating stars like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp.

  • Thai army chief assumes role as crisis mediator

    Bangkok: Thailand’s army chief assumed the role of mediator today by summoning the country’s key political rivals for face-to-face talks one day after imposing martial law. Residents, meanwhile, tried to make sense of the dramatic turn after six months of turmoil.

  • Goa Congress to introspect Lok Sabha poll results

    Panaji: Goa Congress leaders today resolved to introspect over the recent debacle in Lok Sabha polls where the party lost both the parliamentary seats in the state.

  • Watchdog: Syrians lack medical care in Lebanon

    Beirut: Syrian refugees in Lebanon lack access to specialised medical care like dialysis and cancer treatment, forcing some to risk their lives to return to their war-ravaged country for health care, according to a report by Amnesty International released today.

  • 16 Afghan police killed in past 24 hours: officials

    Kabul: Insurgents have killed 16 policemen in Afghanistan in the space of one day and beheaded eight of them, officials said today, as security forces prepare to guard a second-round election.

  • Main accused in Sagar Ghosh murder case surrenders

    Suri (WB): Subrata Roy, one of the main accused in the murder case of Trinamool Congress rebel Sagar Ghosh, surrendered before a court here today and was remanded in judicial custody till June three.     Acting Chief Judicial Magistrate Jyotsna Roy ordered Subrata be sent to judicial custody till June three.

  • AERB rules out design flaw in valves in KNPP Unit-I

    Chennai: Failure to drain out hot water before undertaking maintenance work on valves in Unit-I of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant had led to the mishap last week in which six persons were injured, a preliminary inquiry has found while ruling out any defect in the design of the valves.

  • Egyptian court sentences Mubarak to three years in jail

    Cairo:  An Egyptian court today sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison after
    finding the 86-year-old leader guilty of embezzling public funds, three years after he was toppled following a popular uprising.

  • Apr IIP to be higher; inflation, rupee may be range bound: D&B

    New Delhi: India’s factory output is expected to have improved last month, and inflation as well as the rupee may remain range-bound in the short term on hopes of a revival in economic activity, says a D&B report.

  • Cyprus pins hopes on new government for resolving tax issues

    New Delhi: Seeking to promptly sort out tax-related issues with India, Cyprus today said it expects to closely co-operate with the Narendra Modi-led government to resolve the matter, which has created “immense obstacles” for investment activities between the two sides.

  • Patna blasts cracked; Target was Modi, claims NIA

    New Delhi: A conspiracy had been hatched to harm Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi, the NIA claimed today, saying it has cracked last year’s Patna serial blasts case with the arrest of four persons including a juvenile allegedly having association with banned terror groups like SIMI and Indian Mujhaideen.

  • hockey

    India eyeing consistency in hockey World Cup

    New Delhi: Motivated by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar’s morale-boosting pep talk, a well-prepared and fully focussed Indian men’s hockey team will strive for consistency in the upcoming FIH World Cup as it leaves for The Hague, Netherlands – the venue for the mega-event tonight.

  • Six persons gunned down in Pakistan

    Peshawar: Unidentified gunmen today barged into the house of a school teacher in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province and opened indiscriminate firing, killing him and five others.