Free Press Journal
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Lanka coexists peacefully with people of all faiths: Rajapaksa

    Colombo: Sri Lanka, a nation inspired by Buddhism for well over 2,500 years, have co-existed peacefully with communities of other faiths despite attempts to create communal tensions from time to time, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

  • Decomposed body of unidentified man found

    Jaipur: Decomposed body of an unidentified man was found at Sarai-bari area in the foot hill of Amber city here, police said today.

  • MoCA directs AAI to clear cargo 24×7 at Chennai airport

    Chennai: Ministry of Civil Aviation has directed the Airport Authority of India to clear consignments on a 24×7 basis without any “restrictions” from today at the Chennai airport.

  • Special paramilitary unit takes over Parliament security

    New Delhi: A special commando-trained squad of paramilitary troops has taken over security duties at the Parliament House complex, days before the first Budget Session of the new government commences.

  • India seeks extension of its flagship projects in Nepal

    Kathmandu: India has sought extension from Nepal for its flagship projects worth billions of rupees where New Delhi has directly injected funds with the receiving parties not required to go through official channels.

  • PPSS suffers setback

    Paradip: In a setback to the anti-Posco movement, Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti(PPSS) backed sarpanch candidate lost the panchayat elections in Dhinkia gram panchayat, situated in the plant site, to the ruling BJD candidate.

  • ECoR lines up special trains for Rath Yatra festival

    Bhubaneswar: With an aim to provide comfortable journey to the commuters and to avoid rush in regular trains to and from Puri during the Car Festival-2014 of Lord Jagannath, East Coast Railway has provided special trains from different parts of the state including the special trains to and from neighbouring states.

  • Taliban fire rockets at Kabul airport

    Kabul: Taliban insurgents fired rockets into Kabul international airport today, setting a hanger ablaze but no casualties were reported, officials said, in an attack that underlined security fears in the Afghan capital.

  • Two dead in Buddhist-Muslim unrest in Myanmar

    Yangon: Buddhist-Muslim clashes have left two dead in Myanmar’s second-largest city, authorities said today, after a rape accusation triggered a new round of sectarian rioting in the former military-ruled nation.

  • Twitter may drive couples to break up, divorce: study

    Washington: Spending too much time on Twitter may damage your romantic relationship, even leading to negative outcomes such as physical cheating, breakup or divorce, a new study suggests.

  • Final push in ‘historic’ Iran nuclear talks

    Vienna: Iran nuclear talks entered today the decisive, dangerous endgame with a final round of hardball negotiations potentially going all the way to a July 20 finish line.

  • EU court scraps sanctions on Iranian university

    Brussels: A European Union court has annulled sanctions placed by the 28-nation bloc on a leading Iranian university because of its alleged involvement with the country’s nuclear program.

  • 11 hurt in Gaza raids, rockets strike 2 Israeli houses

    Jerusalem: Eleven Palestinians were wounded today when Israel pounded 15 targets in Gaza as militants kept up a volley of cross-border fire, with rockets hitting two houses in the Israeli south.

  • Couple electrocuted in Ballia

    Ballia (UP): A couple was today electrocuted when they came into contact with live electricity wire in Rasra area here, police said.

  • How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

    Melbourne: Astronomers studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal have found how bigger galaxies absorb smaller ones.

  • Iraq struggles to drive back Sunni militants

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces today struggled to break a military stalemate with Sunni militants, as US officials reached out to key leaders to push for an end to political chaos in the strife-torn country.