Free Press Journal
  • Turkish PM expected to seek presidential election

    Ankara:  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party is widely expected to nominate him as a candidate for the country’s first directly elected presidential race.

  • Major fire breaks out in factory in Jaipur

    Jaipur:  A slipper manufacturing factory was today gutted to fire in Vishwakarma industrial area but no loss of life was reported, police said.

  • 22 die of scrub typhus infection in Mizoram

    Aizawl:  At least 22 people have died due to scrub typhus infection from ticks since 2012 in Mizoram, a state health department official said today.

  • Naxal held in Kanker

    Raipur:  A Naxal, wanted in several incidents of crime, has been arrested during a search operation in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district.

  • Petro Poroshenkon

    Ukrainian president ends ceasefire with militants

    London:  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ended a unilateral ceasefire with the pro-Russian militants in the country’s eastern region, a media report said Tuesday.

  • Five members of a family killed in road accident

    Alappuzha (Ker): Five members of a family were killed and three others injured when their car collided with a lorry at Kareelakulangara near here, police said today.

  • Prasar Bharati to expand wings in Europe

    Bonn: In a move to expand its footprint, public broadcaster ‘Prasar Bharati’ is contemplating entering into the European market to present the Indian voices to international audiences.

  • DU undergraduate admissions begin

    New Delhi:  The much delayed admissions to the three-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University began Tuesday after the first cut-off list was declared.

  • UNICEF condemns killing of three Israeli teenagers

    United Nations:  The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) condemned the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers, urging “all parties to exercise the utmost restraint”.

  • UN chief urges peaceful solution to Korean Peninsula issue

    United Nations:  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon believes that there can only be a peaceful solution through the de-nuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, calling for resumption of talks.

  • Constable commits suicide

    Muzaffarnagar:  Apparently depressed over his illness, a police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his pistol.

  • Delhi’s public transport – a hurdle for the disabled

    New Delhi: Varun Mahato, a 24-year-old visually impaired, boards a bus to his Noida office every day. His journey is a “struggle” because he often travels standing as the seats reserved for those with disability remain occupied by the abled who often callously refuse to offer him a seat.

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    Somnath Chatterjee drowsy but stable

    Kolkata: The condition of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee admitted to a private hospital after suffering a cerebral stroke was stable, though he continues to be drowsy, doctors said Tuesday.

  • Two elephants crushed to death in Jalpaiguri

    Jalpaiguri:  Two male elephants were crushed to death by a speeding train at a level crossing in Alipurduar in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district today.

  • Six killed in mishap

    Jaipur:  Six persons, including two children, were killed and two others seriously injured when their car collided head-on with a truck in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district today.

  • Preity Zinta set to make a comeback as rustic bandit

    Mumbai:  Actress-businesswoman Preity Zinta, whose current legal conflict with ex-beau Ness Wadia scorched the headlines, is set to make a comeback with Neeraj Pathak’s “Bhaiyyaji”, in which she plays a ferocious bandit.

  • France’s largest bank to pay USD 8.97 bln in penalties to US

    New York:  France’s largest bank BNP Paribas will pay a record USD 8.97 billion in penalties to settle charges that it “knowingly and willfully” processed transactions worth billions of dollars on behalf of Cuban, Sudanese and Iranian entities that had been blacklisted.

  • London to host regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in October

    London/New Delhi: India’s Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has decided to hold the 2014 regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention in London over two days in October, given the size and importance of the Indian diaspora in the UK.

  • Innovation scholars in-residence scheme to commence today

    New Delhi: Five innovation scholars selected under the innovation scholars-in residence scheme of Rashtrapati Bhavan will stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan for a period of twenty days from today.