Free Press Journal
  • Lightning kills four in Bihar

    Patna: Four people were killed after being struck by lightning in Bihar’s Banka district Sunday, an official said.

  • Ban Ki-moon adopts lion cub

    Nairobi: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has adopted a lion cub in Nairobi National Park as a sign of support for efforts against the trafficking of animals around the world.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina wins Australian Open, second title of 2014

    Sydney: Top Indian top shuttler Saina Nehwal drubbed Spain’s Carolina Marin here Sunday to clinch the women’s singles title of the Australian Badminton Open, her first Super Series title in over an year-and-a-half and her second crown of the year.

  • Iraq gets fighter jets from Russia

    London: Iraq has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help fight Sunni insurgents, the Iraqi defence ministry said.

  • Malaria kills 55 in Tripura

    Agartala: A malaria epidemic has killed at least 55 people, including 46 children, in Tripura this month while thousands have fallen ill, officials said here Sunday.

  • Narendra Modi

    Business confidence up in Modi regime: CII

    New Delhi: Business confidence is up after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new government took office, according to the Business Outlook Survey by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

  • Showdown likely as Haryana plans separate gurdwara body

    Chandigarh: With the Haryana government giving indications of announcing a separate body to manage Sikh shrines in the state, a showdown with the SGPC and Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal is likely next week.

  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast mounts to 19

    Hyderabad:  The death toll in the disaster in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh rose to 19 with two people succumbing to their injuries since Saturday night, officials said.

  • Man burns himself in Tokyo

    Tokyo: A man burned himself at a crowded train station here Sunday to protest against the Japanese government’s attempt to exercise the right to collective self-defence.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    India won’t question Bangladesh polls: Sushma Swaraj

    Dhaka: India has no opinion on the Jan 5 general election in Bangladesh which the Awami League won amid criticism by the West, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said.

  • Puri’s annual Ratha Yatra begins

    Puri:  About half a million devotees converged here as the annual Ratha Yatra festival of Lord Jagannath began Sunday.

  • Four new polio cases detected in Pakistan

    Islamabad:  Four new polio cases have been detected in Pakistani areas bordering Afghanistan, a media report said Sunday.

  • NDA government no different in tackling economic crisis: Analysts

    New Delhi: The new NDA government has given no indication it is better equipped than its UPA predecessor in tackling the myriad crises affecting India’s economy, according to a group of policy analysts who discussed here the challenges before the dispensation ahead of the union budget on July 10.

  • Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open title

    Sydney:  India’s sixth seed Saina Nehwal clinched the women’s singles title at the $750,000 Australian Badminton Open Super Series by defeating Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final here Sunday.

  • Ramadan begins in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: The devout Muslims in Kerala will for the next almost 30 days be indulged in prayers, fasting, charity and religious activity as the holy month of Ramadan began here early Sunday.

  • India-Pakistan trade talks to resume in July

    Islamabad:  Commerce ministers of India and Pakistan will meet in Bhutan in July to discuss the revival of talks on trade liberalisation, media reported.

  • Delhi building comes crashing down, kills 10

    New Delhi: Ten people were killed and two others injured Saturday in one of the worst building collapses in the capital in recent times when a four-storey structure came crashing down.