Free Press Journal
  • SIT seeks DNA report to check identity of victim in riots case

    Muzaffarnagar: The Special Investigation Team probing riots cases here has collected samples in order to carry out a DNA match to ascertain the identity of an alleged victim in connection with a case related to last year’s communal violence in the area.

  • Civic officials, residents face off at Campa Cola society

    Mumbai: Mumbai municipal officials today descended on the posh Campa Cola society to cut off essential supplies to the illegal flats but are facing stiff resistance from the residents, who have blocked their entry by locking up the gates and forming human barricades.

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    UP CM presents budget for 2014-15

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today presented a budget of Rs 2,74,705 crore for FY 2014-15, with a deficit estimated at Rs 4,132 crore.

  • Woman injured in Meerut clash

    Meerut:A dispute between two communities turned violent here and also led to firing in which a woman was injured, police said today.

  • 34 killed in Syria car bomb blast

    Damascus: At least 34 people were killed and 50 injured Friday in car bomb blast in Syria’s Hama province.

  • Telangana to double budget allocation for healthcare

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government plans to double the budget allocation for the healthcare and beef up public health delivery services, said a cabinet minister Friday.

  • Syrians return to city shattered by war

    Homs (Syria): Syrians have begun trudging back into the Old City of Homs, where they dig among the ruins for the remains of lives shattered by heavy fighting and a grinding two-year siege that finally forced rebels to withdraw last month.

  • Tension grips MP town after RSS worker’s murder

    Mhow (MP): Tension gripped Pithampur industrial area near Indore after the alleged murder of a RSS worker, following a dispute between children over playing cricket, police said today.

  • Death toll rises to 15 in twin Malaysian boat accidents

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities said today a 15th body was found and 27 people remain missing from two boat accidents, at a time when Indonesian illegal migrant workers head home for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

  • Modi shows interest in regional co-operation: Dobbins

    Washington: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to invite leaders of South Asian countries, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, at his swearing in ceremony demonstrates his interest in regional co-operation, according to a top Obama Administration official.

  • Lucknow calm after sectarian clashes

    Lucknow:  The Uttar Pradesh capital was calm Friday, a day after sectarian clashes followed a prayer meeting over Iraq, authorities said.

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Probe anti-Muslim violence, Sri Lanka told

    New York: The Sri Lankan authorities should urgently investigate deadly violence against Muslims by Buddhist hardliners, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

  • S Korea holds nationwide fire drill

    Seoul: Workers, shoppers and hotel guests evacuated buildings across South Korea today in an unprecedented nationwide fire drill to beef up public safety following the ferry disaster that claimed around 300 lives in April.

  • Ensure that English is used on social media: Jaya to Modi

    Chennai: Terming the Centre’s move on use of Hindi as being “against letter and spirit” of the law, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suitably modify the instructions to ensure that English was the language of communication on social media.

  • Airline industry to invest in new IT initiatives: Survey

    New Delhi: Almost the entire airline industry plans to invest over the next three years in new IT initiatives ranging from managing flight disruptions to introducing self-service technologies for passengers to meet such challenges, a global  survey has shown.

  • Indonesia fears terror return as fighters head to Syria, Iraq

    Jakarta: Indonesians are joining the procession of jihadists to Syria and Iraq, sparking fears they will revive sophisticated militant networks when they return and undermine a decade-long crackdown that has crippled the most dangerous cells.

  • Anti-militancy ops should avoid collateral damage: JK DGP

    Jammu: Asserting that fight against militancy would continue in Jammu and Kashmir till lasting peace prevails, state police chief K Rajendra Kumar has said that effective strategy needs to be adopted in anti-militancy operations to avoid colateral damage.

  • Five killed in road accident in Assam

    Dhubri (Assam):Five persons, including two women, were killed today when the taxi in which they were travelling collided with a truck at National Highway 31 in Dhubri district, police said.

  • Myanmar’s religious affair minister sacked

    Yangon: Myanmar Minister of Religious Affairs U. Hsan Hsint has been sacked for misappropriating state funds, the president’s office said Friday.