Free Press Journal
  • Rat on board grounds AI plane

    New Delhi: A rodent forced the grounding of an Air India aircraft that arrived here from Kolkata as the plane was taken to a remote bay for fumigation.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma to visit Myanmar Aug 8-11 for ASEAN meeting

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel to Myanmar Aug 8-11 to attend the ASEAN-India foreign ministers meeting in the capital Nay Pyi Taw and also the East Asia Summit foreign ministers meeting, an official said Wednesday.

  • Coal India to cut e-auctions by 50 percent

    New Delhi: State miner Coal India (CIL) will halve its e-auction so as to make more coal available for the power sector in the context of a fuel shortage, the government said Wednesday.

  • Protest over UPSC

    Government promises all-party meet on CSAT row

    New Delhi: Cornered over the CSAT row, government Wednesday said that the exam this year should be allowed to be held in its current format, while promising an all-party meet to discuss the issue.

  • Palestinian arrested for murder of Israeli teens

    Tel Aviv: Israeli security agencies have arrested a Palestinian suspected of organising the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in Hebron in the West Bank June 12, the media said.

  • Indian author wins American Literary Forum Society award

     New York: Noted novelist and documentary maker Nikhil Chandwani has become the first Indian author to win “Conspiracy Novel of the Year” award from the American Literary Forum Society.

  • Oommen Chandy

    No threat to UDF Ministry: Chandy

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today asserted there was no threat to the UDF Government led by him and rejected speculation that Kerala Congress (M) leader and state Finance Minister K M Mani was exploring the possibility forming a ministry with LDF support.

  • Egypt court sentences 12 Morsi supporters to death

    Cairo: An Egyptian court Wednesday upheld death sentences against 12 alleged supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi over killing a police major general in 2013, media reported.

  • Telangana announces cash awards for CWG medalists

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government Wednesday announced cash award of Rs.50 lakh to Parupalli Kashyap for winning the gold medal in men’s badminton singles at the just-concluded Commonwealth Games at Glasgow.

  • Gurgaon man held for rape

    Gurgaon: A man has been arrested for the rape of a woman who Monday climbed atop a 200-feet mobile phone tower here protesting the sexual assault, police said Wednesday.

  • Five juveniles held for killing youth

    New Delhi: Five juveniles have been arrested for stabbing a 21-year-old youth to death on a crowded street in broad daylight, police said here Wednesday.

  • US drone attack kills seven militants in northwest Pakistan

    Islamabad: At least seven militants were killed today in a US drone strike in Pakistan’s restive North Waziristan tribal region where the Pakistani military is conducting an offensive against foreign and local terrorists.

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    Amarinder blames Badal for confrontation in Haryana gurdwaras

    Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh today held Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal responsible for today’s clashes between Sikhs and policemen and alleged that the SAD patron was behaving like a “modern day mahant” who does not want to lose control of gurdwaras.

  • LS passes Bill to give teeth to Sebi to tackle ponzi menace

    New Delhi: The crucial Sebi bill aimed at tackling the ponzi menace was today approved by Lok Sabha with government saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon announce a financial scheme which will discourage people from being allured by fraudulent operators.

  • Roji M John elected NSUI President

    New Delhi: Roji M John today became the first “elected” national president of NSUI, after Rahul Gandhi introduced the system of election of office bearers in the Congress’ student wing and Youth Congress.

  • Government doesn’t interfere in CBI work

    New Delhi: The government does not interfere with the investigation of cases by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

  • India passenger traffic increases by 4.2 percent: IATA

    New Delhi: India’s domestic passenger traffic grew by 4.2 percent in June as compared to the corresponding period of last year, aviation body International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Wednesday.

  • Gurudwara row: HSGMC members clash with police in Kurukshetra

    Chandigarh: Members of newly formed HSGMC today clashed with police who resorted to lathicharge after they “forcefully” tried to take control of a gurdwara in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district where Amritsar-based SGPC task force personnel were gathered in large numbers.