Free Press Journal
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 11 fishermen

    Rameswaram:  In continuing instances of arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Naval personnel, 11 fishermen fishing in the sea between Katchatheevu and Neduntheevu were arrested today.

  • S Korea president takes hit as second PM nominee falls

    Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s dwindling political fortunes took another hit today as her second nominee for Prime Minister was forced to withdraw over past remarks about Japanese colonial rule.

  • Reporter’s father says stunned by Egypt decision

    Canberra: The father of an Australian journalist jailed in Egypt said his family was stunned by the court’s decision to imprison his son, and Australia’s Prime Minister vowed his government would work quickly to free the reporter and get him out of Cairo.

  • 9 engineers suspended in Chhattisgarh for sub-standard work

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four sub-engineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said today.

  • 10 BJP, Sena MPs demand roll back in Mumbai suburban rail fare

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has come under pressure from its own MPs to reduce the hike in the suburban rail fare in Mumbai with 10 BJP and Shiv Sena MPs meeting Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda today to press for a roll back.

  • Guj seeks speedy setting up of semiconductor unit at Prantij

    Vadodara:  Gujarat Science and Technology Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma has sought the Centre’s intervention for speedy implementation of semiconductor wafer fabrication (FAB) manufacturing unit in the state.

  • NGC to air documentary ‘Kedarnath: Restoring the Faith’

    New Delhi:  A year after the flash floods of Kedarnath, National Geographic channel is set to showcase the ground realities of the region in its new documentary ‘Kedarnath: Restoring the Faith’.

  • SRCC defers admissions due to lack of clarity on FYUP

    New Delhi: Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) that had earlier decided to go forward with the admission process to undergraduate courses has retracted and said it was deferring the admission.

  • Three persons killed

    Nawada: In a ghastly incident, three persons were found killed with their throats slit at Kapsandi village in Bihar’s Nawada district late last night.

  • Explosion damages NFP division office

    Kohima:  An explosion damaged the division office of ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) in Mokokchung district but there was no report of any casualty, police said today.

  • Man killed by elephant in West Midnapore

    Jhargram(WB): A man was killed by an elephant at Pathardoara village in West Midnapore district, a senior Forest officer said today.

  • Obamas give rare insight into pre-White House days

    Washington:  Giving a rare insight into their pre-White House days, US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle have spoken about their family life when both of them were in jobs and found it tough to spend time together.

  • One killed in Lebanon suicide bombing

    Beirut:  At least one person was killed and six injured Tuesday in a suicide car bombing that targeted a Lebanese army checkpoint in Beirut, media reported.

  • Kabul urged to end ‘moral crimes’ prosecutions

    New York: The government of Afghanistan should adopt recommendations from UN member countries to abolish prosecution of women for so-called “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

  • Kolkata street girl going to US for study

    Kolkata:  A street child once, 19-year-old Angela Bernadette Ryle has now won a scholarship to Washington for a course on how to teach young children.

  • DU standoff: Academics to go on hunger strike today

    New Delhi: Following the conflict between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC) over the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), some academics are planning to go on a hunger strike on Tuesday.