Free Press Journal
  • 24 dead in Taiwan gas leak

    Taipei:  At least 24 people have been killed and 271 injured in gas leak explosions in a Taiwan city, an official said Friday.

  • Pak used US anti-terror military aid to fight India’

    Washington: Most of the American military aid to Islamabad for counterinsurgency has gone into buying equipment to fight India, a former US diplomat has told lawmakers as he described Pakistan as a country which is “on the edge in many ways of being a failed state”.

  • 10 soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine

    London: At least 10 soldiers were killed when pro-Russian rebels ambushed a column of government troops in eastern Ukraine, close to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site, media reported Friday.

  • US Kashmiri Pandits ask Modi to allow Kashmir yatra

    Washington:  Kashmiri Pandits in the US have sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the Kousar Nag religious yatra in the valley to proceed after the Jammu and Kashmir government rescinded the order permitting the event.

  • 3-day Gaza ceasefire goes into effect

    Gaza:  A three-day ceasefire in the Gaza Strip went into effect today following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers.

  • UN, US announce 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

    United Nations:  The United Nations and United States announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed to an “unconditional humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza for a period of 72 hours starting today, allowing both sides to negotiate on a “durable” armistice.

  • US condemns Israel over civilians deaths

    Washington: The shelling of a UN facility in Gaza this week by the Israeli military is “totally unacceptable and indefensible”, the United States has said while appealing to the Israeli military to better its efforts to protect innocent civilians in the Gaza conflict.

  • Russia faces deepening isolation from intl community: WH

    Washington:  Russia faces the prospects of more economy sanctions and further isolation from the international community if it doesn’t stop supporting separatist rebels inUkraine, the White House has said.

  • Hamas accepts UN-proposed ceasefire in Gaza

    Gaza:  Islamic Hamas movement and other Palestinian factions accepted early Friday a UN-proposed ceasefire for 72 hours with Israel, a senior Hamas official said.

  • Seema, Krishna

    Seema, Krishna qualify for women’s discus throw final

    Glasgow:  Both Seema Punia and Krishna Poonia advanced to the women’s discus throw final but while Seema’s throw put her in second position, Krishna was placed a lowly 11th in the qualification round of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium.

  • Sunil Gavaskar

    Don’t know what India did in 5 days after Lord’s win: Gavaskar

    New Delhi:  Severely critical of the Indian cricket team’s poor show against England in the third Test, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said the old habit of getting complacent after a big win seems to have affected the side during the lost match.

  • Sindhu

    CWG badminton: Sindhu makes it a good day for India

    Glasgow:  India’s Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Thursday night joined Parupalli Kashyap, Rajah Menuri Venkata Gurusaidutt and Puthenpurayil Chandrika Thulasi in the quarterfinals of badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games here.

  • Sindhu, Kashyap, Guru & Thulasi reach quarterfinals at CWG

    Glasgow:  Indian shuttlers had a good day in office as P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, R M V Gurusaidutt and P C Thulasi all qualified for the quarterfinals in their respective events at the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.

  • Death toll in Indonesia boat accidents up to 34

    Jakarta:  Rescuers in Indonesia recovered more bodies after vessels carrying villagers to celebrations of a Muslim holiday capsized in two separate rivers, raising the death toll to 34, officials said today.

  • Protest over UPSC

    Rajya Sabha adjourned twice during Question Hour on UPSC row

    New Delhi:  Opposition today created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over the issue of regional language aspirants having disadvantage in Civil Services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) leading to two adjournments during Question Hour.