Free Press Journal
  • Biden in Cyprus to push reunification, Russia sanctions

    Nicosia:US Vice President Joe Biden was in Cyprus today to encourage its leaders to intensify efforts to end the island’s 40-year division and back threatened sanctions against Russia despite close ties.

  • Afghan presidential hopefuls want transparent runoff

    Kabul: As the three-week campaign for the second round of Afghan presidential elections between the two frontrunners began Thursday, both the presidential hopefuls have called for a transparent result of the runoff.

  • Taiwan mourns victims of subway stabbing spree

    Taipei: Taiwan today mourned the four victims murdered in a stabbing spree aboard a Taipei subway train, the first attack of its kind in the country.

  • DGCA fixes fee structure for services

    New Delhi: In the wake of complaints of red-tape and delays, DGCA has come up with specific timelines and fee structure for its services like issuing of flying permits, airworthiness certificates, aircraft import or even clearance of flight schedules.

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    AAP to challenge Delhi court’s decision against Kejriwal

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said that it would challenge the Patiala Metropolitian court’s decision tomorrow if it goes against party chief Arvind Kejriwal, even as it announced a mass contact programme.

  • Eleven sentenced to lifer in abduction case of doctor’s son

    Muzaffarpur: A court in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district today convicted eleven persons to life imprisonment with six of them ordered to serve out their terms till death in the abduction case of nine-year old Hrithik Raj five years ago.

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    Cong criticises BJP for inviting Pak PM to Modi’s swearing-in

    New Delhi: Congress today attacked BJP over sending an invitation to Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi, reminding the party of its earlier remarks that terror and talks cannot go hand in hand.

  • Invite to neighbours celebration of democracy: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today rejected objections in some quarters to the invitation extended to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony, saying it is an invite to celebrate democracy and should be seen in that context.

  • 70 injured in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: About 70 people suffered minor injuries while rushing out into the open in Odisha during an earthquake on Wednesday.

  • Punjab minister resigns

    Chandigarh:Punjab minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur today resigned from the government “on moral grounds” following recent reports of alleged involvement of a family member in drug trade.

  • Australian warship makes hashish seizure

    Sydney: An Australian warship has seized 786 kilogrammes of hashish in the Arabian Sea, the defence department said today, one week after it found a large stash of heroin off Somalia.

  • Eight soldiers killed in east Ukraine town

    London: At least eight soldiers were killed and 15 injured Thursday in the eastern Ukrainian town of Donetsk when armed separatists attacked a security checkpoint, a media report said.

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    Gold tumbles by Rs 800 as RBI eases import curbs

    New Delhi:  Gold prices tumbled by Rs 800 to hit nine-month low of Rs 28,550 per ten grams in the national capital today after the Reserve Bank eased import norms.

  • RCB put Knight Riders in to bat

    Kolkata: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match here today.

  • Pak promises China to step up crackdown on militants

    Beijing: Pakistan today promised to step up crackdown on separatist Islamic militant group ‘East Turkistan’ force following multiple explosions in China’s troubled Xinjiang province that left at least 31 people dead.

  • Hike tobacco taxes in Southeast Asia: WHO

    Manila: The World Health Organisation – Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) Thursday called for increasing taxes on tobacco products to discourage smoking in southeast Asia.