Free Press Journal
  • 12 killed in inter-ethnic clashes in Kenya

    Nairobi:  At least 12 people were killed and several injured Thursday following inter-ethnic clashes in Wajir county of northern Kenya.

  • Nearly 85,000 South Sudanese people flee to Sudan: UN

    United Nations:  The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the aid groups have reported that nearly 85,000 people have fled the violence in South Sudan to Sudan since mid-December 2013, a UN spokesperson said here Thursday.

  • Modi opposes move to include his life story in school syllabus

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today opposed the move by BJP-ruled states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to include his life story in education curriculum, saying living individuals should not be part of the school syllabus.

  • Priyanka Gandhi visits Kashmir to pray at shrine

    Srinagar:  Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi made an unscheduled visit to the Kashmir valley Thursday to pray at a famous shrine and returned to New Delhi the same evening.

  • Italian police seize falsely labeled wine bottles

    Rome: Italian investigators said today they seized 30,000 bottles of falsely labeled premium wine from central Italy, after savvy consumers who realised that the Brunello di Montalcino they were sipping turned out to be “normal table wine” alerted authorities of the fraud.

  • Smartphone market still growing as prices fall: study

    Washington: Global smartphone sales will jump 23 per cent this year to more than 1.2 billion units, fueled by growth of low-cost handsets in emerging markets, a research firm said today.

  • US condemns murder of woman outside Pak court

    Washington: The US today strongly condemned the murder of a Pakistani woman for marrying the man of her choice and hoped that the perpetrators for this heinous crime would be quickly bright to justice.

  • Drugs, prostitution worth 10bn pounds to British economy

    London: The inclusion of illegal activities such as prostitution and drugs into national accounts would add about 10 billion pounds to national output, Britain’s statistics office said today.

  • US congressional leaders remember China crackdown

    Washington: US congressional leaders have commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown with a message for China’s leaders: They can’t hide the truth.

  • Woman killed as TC pushes her off train

    Jalgaon :  A woman passenger was killed in Jalgaon district after she was pushed off a moving train by an allegedly drunk ticket examiner: she was trying to board an AC coach while carrying a general class ticket.

  • Robert Vadra

    Vadra may lose airport immunity

    New Delhi :  The special privileges that Robert Vadra enjoyed in the UPA regime may be a thing of the past. Vadra’s name, for instance, figures in the list of VVIP passengers who are not to be frisked at airports. This immunity is likely to be reviewed, said officials of the civil aviation ministry and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security on Wednesday.

  • Modi security

    Modi sets priorities and 100-day agenda

    New Delhi :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not only defined the dos and don’ts for his ministerial colleagues but has also issued guidelines and priorities for his ministers. He has accordingly asked them to come out with a timetable on what their ministries can achieve in the first 100 days of the new government.

  • 16th LS first session from June 4

    New Delhi :  After a meeting of the Union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi the dates for the first session of the 16th Lok Sabha were officially announced. The LS would meet from June 4th to 11th.

  • Tough times for CM Chavan

    New Delhi :  Even after such a disastrous showing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, when the party could win only two seats Maharashtra, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan seems to have emerged politically unscathed as the senior party leadership struggles to find a way forward. Chavan was reported to have expressed his desire to quit during a recent meeting with party president Sonia Gandhi, but had been asked to stay put.

  • Kerala leader’s ‘joker’ dig at Rahul recoils

    Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi :  The remark by a Congress leader in Kerala T H Mustafa that Rahul Gandhi was a “joker” and he should be removed if he does not resign boomeranged on the former with the party suspending him with immediate effect.

  • Modi vacates Vadodara seat

    New Delhi :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi opted on Thursday to vacate the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat and retain Varanasi, a decision which seems to suggest that the BJP will now step up its campaign against the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP had won 71 of the 80 seats in the state.