Free Press Journal
  • Pak cleric’s flight diverted to Lahore; clashes erupt

    Islamabad/Lahore:  An Islamabad-bound flight carrying Canada-based divisive preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri, who has vowed to lead a “revolution” against the Pakistan government, was  today diverted to Lahore for security reasons as clashes erupted between his supporters and police.

  • Crop calendars for Bengal farmers

    Kolkata: Farmers in West Bengal now have a comprehensive guide for cultivation in the form of a ‘Crop Calendar’ – a 15-page booklet that gives them information regarding cropping practices.

  • Mandali elected Dy Speaker of AP Assembly

    Hyderabad:  Senior legislator Mandali Buddha Prasad has been unanimously elected as Deputy Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

  • Afghan official: Taliban free 33 professors

    Kabul: An Afghan official says the Taliban have released 33 university professors and students abducted nearly two weeks ago in the country’s east.

  • M Venkaiah Naidu

    Make Delhi Metro viable, reduce travel costs: Naidu

    New Delhi : With an aim of promoting use of metro train service in the national capital and lending an ear to commuters, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today took a ride on it and said efforts will be made to popularise the service, make it more viable and reduce travel costs.

  • Woman murdered by husband

    Sambhal (UP):  A 32-year-old woman was murdered allegedly by her husband in Asmauli area, police said here today.

  • UGC standing panel on DU to meet at 4 p.m. Monday

    New Delhi: The standing committee set up by the University Grants Commission to advise Delhi University to scrap the four-year under-graduate programme and revert to the three-year course will meet here Monday at 4 p.m., said a committee member.

  • MSME meet at Guwahati on June 26

    Thane:  A one-day meet of micro, small & medium enterprises (MSMEs) across the country will be held in Guwahati on June 26 to discuss various issues faced by the industry.

  • Crackdown on terror cells in China; 380 detained

    Beijing: China has broken up 32 “terror groups”, detained 380 “suspects” and sentenced 315 others in a crackdown against Islamist militants in the restive Xinjiang province in the first month of a year-long campaign to combat increasing terror attacks.

  • Guj varsity launches new courses for security job aspirants

    Ahmedabad: In a bid to provide youth with better academic qualification in fields of counter-terrorism, anti-insurgency and cyber security, a city-based university has launched specialised courses for such career aspirants.

  • Australian PM introduces bill to repeal carbon tax

    Canberra: Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay.

  • Militants seize more Iraq towns as US warns on spillover

    Baghdad:  Sunni militants have advanced in western Iraq and killed 21 people after security forces withdrew from several towns, as US President Barack Obama warned the offensive could spill over into other regional nations.

  • Lower Subansiri project incurring daily loss of Rs 10 crore

    Itanagar:  The Lower Subansiri hydro- electric project at Gerukamukh on the Assam-Arunachal border is incurring a daily loss of Rs 10 crore after anti-dam activists of Assam raised safety-related issues.

  • 2nd Philippine senator face arrest for corruption

    Manila:  A Philippine anti-graft court has ordered the arrest of a second senator, one of three members of the powerful Senate to be indicted on a charge of receiving huge kickbacks from government development and anti-poverty funds.

  • US hails Ukraine’s declaration of ceasefire

    Washington:  US Vice President Joseph Biden hailed Ukraine’s unilateral declaration of a ceasefire with militants in the country’s eastern region, but warned of further sanctions, media reported Monday.

  • Aspiring DU students suffer due to tiff over FYUP

    New Delhi: Students of the Delhi University as well as aspiring students have been facing a lot of difficulties due to ongoing till between the UGC and university over the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) and hope that things get sorted before the beginning of new session.