Free Press Journal
  • K.Chandrasekhara Rao

    Telangana shutdown hits normal life

    Hyderabad: The day-long shutdown called by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday protesting the Centre’s ordinance to hand over 200 villages of Telangana to Andhra Pradesh for Polavaram irrigation project, affected normal life.

  • Modi walks through PMO

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday he “took a round” of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here and posted his picture with other officials.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Kerry congratulates Sushma

    New Delhi:  US Secretary of State John Kerry called up External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to congratulate her, an official said Thursday.

  • Egypt’s Sisi wins overwhelming majority

    Cairo: Ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was assured today of an overwhelming victory in Egypt’s presidential election, securing 96.2 of the vote with most of the ballots counted.

  • UN should play greater role against terrorism: China

    United Nations: The UN should play a greater role in counter-terrorism and promoting closer cooperation of the international community on the battle, a Chinese envoy to the UN said here Wednesday.

  • US lawmaker calls for sanctions against Chinese enterprise

    Washington: A US lawmaker has announced to introduce a legislation in the Congress to sanction China’s state-owned enterprises and their leading officers, in the wake of last week’s Justice Department charges against five Chinese nationals for conducting cyber-espionage on private American companies.

  • UN: Syria won’t meet deadline to destroy chemicals

    United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has informed the UN Security Council that the June 30 deadline for totally eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons will not be met.

  • India and China need to take steps on climate change: US

    Washington: The US has said that it is willing to take steps to reduce its emissions but also wants countries like India and China to take responsibility to address the challenge of climate change.

  • Syrians in Lebanon, Jordan cast ballots in presidential poll

    Beirut: Syrian nationals in Lebanon and Jordan started to cast their ballots for a new president at embassies Wednesday irrespective of strong criticism of the elections from western countries and the UN.

  • Libyan warplanes bomb militias in Benghazi

    Benghazi: Warplanes belonging to Libya’s “coup” general Khalifa Haftar Wednesday launched an air strike on Jihadist militia bases in Benghazi city, military officials said.

  • Canada to deport Rwandan genocide suspect

    Kigali: The federal court of Canada has decided to deport one of the key Rwandan genocide suspect Jean Berchmans Habinshuti after he failed to gain asylum status in Canada, a source said here Wednesday.

  • Quake rattles Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

    Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic): A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the waters between the  Dominican Republic and the US territory of Puerto Rico today, shaking buildings in both places.

  • US removes restrictions on aid to Madagascar

    Antananarivo: The US has removed restrictions on assistance to Madagascar, the presidency of Madagascar said citing a US government statement Wednesday.