Free Press Journal
  • UN chief says Israeli attack on UN-run school a ‘criminal act’

    United Nations:  UN chief Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned an Israeli attack on a UN-run school in the Gaza Strip that killed 10 Palestinians, terming it as a “moral outrage and a criminal act” and demanding that those responsible for the act should be held accountable.

  • China factory blast toll reaches 75

    Beijing:  At least 75 people have been killed and 185 injured in a factory explosion in China, authorities said Monday.

  • Nepal social media abuzz as Modi mingles with common people

    Kathmandu : A photograph uploaded on Facebook that showed visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepping out of his luxury vehicle and meeting common people has received thousands of likes.

  • WTO move: Pakistani daily calls India powerful

    Islamabad:  India is “powerful enough” to block an initiative at the WTO, said a Pakistani daily that, however, noted the move is “something of a U-turn by the neo-liberal” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • China quake: Toll rises to 381

    Beijing:  The toll from the 6.5-magnitude devastating earthquake that jolted southwest China’s Yunnan province has now risen to over 380.

  • Modi impact: Nepal man’s family reunion an online hit

    Kathmandu :  A photograph of a happy Jeet Bahadur Saru Magar, a man who was looked after by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has now been reunited with his family in Nepal, has gone viral on Nepali online web sites.

  • Blocked roads, downpour hamper rescue in quake-hit China

    Beijing:  Blocked roads and torrential rains are hindering the relief efforts after a strong earthquake killed at least 381 people and injured 1,800 others in the mountainous southwest China.

  • Israel announces seven-hour humanitarian truce

    Jerusalem:  The Israeli military announced that it will hold fire for seven hours Monday in parts of the Gaza Strip to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid and for displaced Palestinians to return to their homes.

  • US offers help to China for quake relief

    Washington:  The White House Sunday offered condolences over loss of lives in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan, where a strong earthquake befell earlier in the day, saying the US was ready to help.

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    Schools shut in Kathmandu due to Modi visit

    Kathmandu:  Most educational institutions here were closed Monday due to “problems in transportation management” in view of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to different parts of city, a daily said.

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    Police baton charge teachers protesting in Amritsar

    Amritsar: Police officials in Punjab baton charged members of Elementary Teachers Training(ETT) demanding to bring district schools under the education department.

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    Modi’s visit a symbolic new start: Nepali daily

    Kathmandu:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Nepal marks “more of a symbolic new start”, said a Nepali daily that noted the failure to reach power sector agreements should serve “as a salutary reminder about the reality of Nepal-India relations”.

  • Indian tally: Gold, silver & handcuffs

    Two Indian Games officials are arrested for driving under influence of liquor and alleged sexual assault

  • Kathmandu on Modi’s hit list

    Kathmandu :  Assuring Nepal that India did not want to interfere in its internal affairs, Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit the Himalayan nation in 17 years, on Sunday underscored that their border should be a “bridge” and not a barrier, even as he announced $ 1 billion Line Of credit for Kathmandu.

  • Kannada writer being booked for rape call

    Bangalore :  Well-known Kannada writer and columnist known for his pro-RSS leanings, V R Bhat, who was arrested by the police for threatening social activist N Prabha Belavangala with rape in a post on Facebook, would be booked under the Goonda Act, police sources said on Sunday.

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    A saffron surge in Anandiben’s Gujarat

    Gandhinagar :  It takes a wise man to handle a lie while truth is best left to fools. Or so it seems, if current events in Gujarat are anything to go by.