Free Press Journal
  • Indian boy chosen ‘Preacher of the Nation’ in UAE

    Dubai: An eight-year-old Indian boy was adjudged the “Preacher of the Nation” in an Arabic religious sermon contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Wednesday.

  • Gold, silver tumble on selling, weak global cues

    Mumbai: Gold extended its slide on the bullion market here today and dropped below the Rs 28,000 per 10 grams level on sustained selling by stockists and poor retail demand in the backdrop of bearish global cues.

  • Crime

    Amend Juvenile Justice Act: NCW chairperson

    New Delhi: Pressing for a debate on the issue of juveniles who commit rape, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma Wednesday called for amending the Juvenile Justice Act.

  • Nepal’s former prince held on drug charges in Thailand

    Bangkok: Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah, known for his flamboyant lifestyle, has been arrested by Thai police on drugs charges for a second time in two years and could be jailed for up to five years.

  • Tripura MP wants easy visa for Bangladeshis

    Agartala: A Lok Sabha member from Tripura Wednesday said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured him that her ministry would take steps to provide hassle-free visa to Bangladeshis willing to visit India.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi to meet South American leaders

    Brasilia:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet a group of South American leaders to foster cooperation between the two regions.

  • MNS gears up for state assembly election

    Thane (Maha): Preparations of the MNS for the upcoming State Assembly elections in Maharashtra is going in full swing with party drafting its blue print for the election, party leader and MLA Pravin Darekar said today.

  • Ved Pratap Vaidik

    VIF denies link with Vaidik

    New Delhi: Vivekananda International Foundation, a think-tank, today rubbished reports linking it with Ved Prakash Vaidik whose meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafeez Saeed in Pakistan triggered a row.

  • M S Dhoni

    Proud to be on Indian soil in UK: Dhoni

    London:  Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni introduced his squad to the British Indian community at a special reception here ahead of the second cricket Test match which gets underway at Lord’s here tomorrow.

  • 100,000 from Pakistan take refuge in Afghanistan

    Kabul: Around 100,000 people, who were forced to leave their houses in the wake of Pakistan army operations against militants in North Waziristan, have taken refuge in Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday.

  • indian economy

    ‘Indian economy most poor among major world economies’

    New Delhi: Debunking Congress claims that it had left a good economy, BJP today alleged that Indian economy is doing “most poorly” among major economies in the world and to say that it was doing well was “scandalous and shameful”.

  • AP: 24 IPS officers transferred in reshuffle

    Hyderabad:Effecting the first major shake-up of the police administration after forming the first government of truncated Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today replaced Superintendents of Police of all 13 districts in the state.

  • Kashmir.. representational pic

    Territorial army soldier killed in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Separatist guerrillas Wednesday killed a soldier of the territorial army in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

  • Heavy rain in Himachal, more to come

    Shimla: Heavy rainfall will continue in Himachal Pradesh after Renuka in Sirmaur district recorded the heaviest – 300 mm – in the state, the Met Office said Wednesday.

  • Arsenal will not be in top four: Owen

    London: Former England and Liverpool striker Michael Owen has said that despite Arsenal splashing cash to recruit Barcelona and Chilean star Alexis Sanchez, the North London club will fail to finish in the top four of the English Premier League.

  • Oil minister says no proposal to revise subsidy to LPG consumers

    New Delhi: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today said that the there was no proposal with the government to change the subsidy given on liquefied petroleum gas to domestic consumers. Pradhan made a statement to this effect in response to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

  • Emraan Hashmi

    Everyone trying to outdo themselves in kisses onscreen: Emraan

    Mumbai: Actor Emraan Hashmi is more than happy to hand over his ‘serial kisser’ crown to counterparts as well as newcomers and feels that everyone is trying to outdo themselves each time while getting bold on-screen.