Free Press Journal
  • Dacoits loot pilgrim bus, 1 dead

    Muzaffarnagar: One person was killed when a group of armed men looted a tourist bus carrying 47 pilgrims to Haridwar, police said today.

  • GPCB appoints expert to study polluted river stretches

    Ahmedabad:  In a bid to tackle pollution in several river stretches across the state, the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has roped in a Mumbai-based expert, who will submit a report documenting the causes as well as the steps needed to improve the situation.

  • Nine Palestinians killed in Gaza

    Gaza:  At least nine Palestinians were killed Monday across the Gaza Strip ahead of a seven-hour humanitarian truce proposed by Israel.

  • Sunderbans mangrove trees losing capacity to absorb CO2: study

    Kolkata: The vast mangrove forest in the Sunderbans is fast losing its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases, from the atmosphere due to rise in the salinity of water, rampant deforestation and pollution, a study has found.

  • Three killed in Pakistan roadside bomb explosion

    Islamabad:  At least three people, including a politician belonging to former cricketer Imran Khan’s party,  were killed Monday in a roadside bomb explosion in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

  • Five killed in mishap

    Lakhimpur (UP):  Five persons, including three ‘kanwarias’, were today killed and over two dozen injured when a milk tanker rammed into a tractor-trolley in Nakaha area.

  • Narendra Modi, pashupatinath

    Modi prays at Pashupatinath, offers 2,500 kg of sandalwood

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday prayed at Pashupatinath temple here, granted Rs.25 crore to build a ‘dharamshala’ in the temple complex and offered 2,500 kg of sandalwood.

  • Ganja seized; three SL refugees held

    Madurai: Three Sri Lankan Tamil refugees were today arrested after 44 kg of ganja, valued at about Rs 44 lakh, was allegedly seized from them, police said.

  • School children drown in pond

    Namakkal:  Two school children, aged 14 and 11 years, drowned in a pond near here, police said.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi wins millions of Nepali hearts: Daily

    Kathmandu:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in parliament has won millions of Nepali hearts, said a daily Monday.

  • 6 injured in clash between two communities

    Bareilly: At least six persons, including a child, were injured in a clash between two communities over cattle breeding at Baheri town here, police said today.

  • NDFB-Songbijit militant killed in encounter

    Guwahati:  A militant of NDFB-Songbijit faction has been killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and Army in Assam, a senior police officer said today.

  • Modi visit makes huge splash in Nepali media

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to Nepal made banner headlines in Nepali dailies, with one saying Modi has won hearts and another noting that his speech in the parliament left lawmakers spellbound.

  • Pakistani delegation to arrive in India to discuss trade

    Islamabad:  A 25-member Pakistani delegation will leave for India Wednesday to attend the 4th meeting of India-Pakistan Joint Forum (IPJF) here Aug 7-8 to discuss trade between the two countries, media reported Monday.

  • Ukrainian fighter jet shot down by rebels

    Kiev: Pro-Russian rebels of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet, officials said.