Free Press Journal
  • Three prisoners escape from Kolkata jail

    Kolkata:  Three prisoners, including a murder convict, escaped from the city’s Alipore Central Correctional Home Friday, a West Bengal minister said.

  • Fire at Mumbai hotel, 20 injured, 1 dead

    Vashi (Mumbai): A hotel in Vashi, Mumbai caught fire early in the morning today. The firemen, however, have managed to douse the fire.

  • Prakash Javadekar

    ‘Time for action by developing nations on climate change’

    New Delhi: Noting that response of many countries is not adequate to combat climate change, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said time has come for “enhanced action” by developing nations.

  • Two bodies found in Nawada

    Nawada:  Two bodies and a seriously injured person were found lying beneath a railway overbridge in Nawada district of Bihar today.

  • Barrack Obama - America

    US made the world a more secure and prosperous place

    Washington:  Asserting that the US has made the world a more secure and prosperous place, President Barack Obama has said that the American leadership is necessary to underwrite the global security and prosperity.

  • Jaswant Singh

    Jaswant Singh suffers head injury, in critical condition

    New Delhi: Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh is in a critical condition after being operated upon for a head injury at the Army Research and Referral Hospital here following a fall at his residence.

  • C’garh to offer special package to doctors in Naxal-hit areas

    Raipur:  To overcome the acute shortage of doctors in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit regions, the state government is working on a “special package” to offer certain facilities, besides lucrative salary, to the specialists for their posting in such areas.

  • Over 70 Kerala students hospitalized after alleged gas leak from metal plant

    Kollam (Kerala): Over 70 school students have been hospitalized in last two days after a suspected gas leak from the Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd plant (KMML) in Chavara near Kollam district.
    A high-level inquiry has been sought by the government following the gas leak on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

  • Fire breaks out in South Ex market

    New Delhi:  Fire broke out in the office of Vijay Mallya-owned United Spirits in posh South Extension-1 market on the Ring Road this morning, a fire department official said.

  • John Kerry

    Kerry in Kabul to seek resolution on election dispute

    Kabul:  US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks in Kabul today aimed at pressuring Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates to resolve disputed elections and have the winner installed by the end of this month.

  • Hamas ready to resume fight in Gaza

    Gaza:  Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Islamic Hamas movement, said Thursday “resistance fighters ” were ready to resume fighting with Israeli army after an Egyptian-mediated 72-hour fire ends Friday.

  • US on high alert over Ebola outbreak

    Washington:US Thursday has put on high alert the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) Thursday against Ebola outbreak, which has killed many hundred people in West Africa.

  • UN pays tribute to staff killed in Gaza

    United Nations: The UN flag was flying at half-mast Thursday at the organisation’s New York headquarters to commemorate its staff members killed in Gaza since the conflict started almost a month ago.

  • UN chief urges international assistance to displaced Iraqis

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday he was “appalled” by the recent attacks on minority groups in northern Iraq and called for international assistance to the affected people.