Free Press Journal
  • Dacoits kill local SP leader, house looted

    Firozabad :  A group of dacoits attacked the house of a local Samajwadi Party leader, killing him and injuring his wife in the wee hours today near Shikohabad here, police said.

  • Irom Chanu Sharmila

    Sharmila re-arrested

    Imphal: Two days after she was released on court orders, civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was today re-arrested by the police on fresh charges of attempt to commit suicide and forcibly taken away to a city hospital from a makeshift shelter where she was continuing her fast.

  • Rape

    Woman gang raped and robbed in Azamgarh

    Azamgarh:  A 28-year-old woman was today allegedly gang raped by unidentified persons, who also robbed her ornaments in Bithauli village under Sidhari area here, police said.

  • Group of 15 vultures sighted in Tripura

    Agartala: A group of about 15 vultures, a dwindling species, were recently sighted in Kalyanpur area of Khowai district, a top forest official said here today.

  • Infosys-sponsored prize for Argentine mathematician

    Bangalore:  Argentina-born mathematics evangelist Adrian Paenza won the prestigious Leelavathi Prize, sponsored by the Indian IT bellwether’s Infosys Foundation in partnership with the International Mathematical Union.

  • Two injured in bridge collapse

    Jalpaiguri (WB):  The driver and helper of a truck were seriously injured as a bridge collapsed when their vehicle was moving on it near Bagrakote in Jalpaiguri district today.

  • 3rd patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore

    Indore: With a 32-year-old woman at a local hospital testing positive for the H1N1 virus, the number of patients infected with swine flu in Indore this year has risen to three, an official said today.

  • C’garh bypoll: Cong bracing for tough fight against upbeat BJP

    Raipur:  Congress is likely to face an uphill task during next month’s by-poll for Antagarh Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district where it suffered a blow at the hands of ruling BJP in last year’s Assembly elections.

  • SC notice to centre, poll panel over Congress plea

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a petition challenging a Delhi High Court direction to investigate the Congress party’s foreign funding.

  • Rajan-Vichare-Sena-MP

    Force-feeding: HC dismisses PIL to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs

    New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court today dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the Lok Sabha Speaker and Chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena MPs for allegedly force-feeding a fasting Muslim employee at the new Maharashtra Sadan here.

  • Irom Sharmila again arrested in Manipur

    Imphal:  Human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on an indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years demanding repeal of a law giving sweeping powers to the armed forces to tackle terrorism, was again arrested Friday, two days after she was released following a court order.

  • Pak targets two border out posts in Jammu

    Jammu: Violating the ceasefire for the 14th time in the past 12 days, Pakistani troops today targeted two border out posts (BoPs) along the International Border in Jammu sector drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

  • Nawaz-Sharif

    Not mediating between Pak govt and protesting parties: US

    Washington:  The US has said it is not mediating between the Pakistani government and the opposition parties, who are leading a protest in Islamabad demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over allegations of corruption and election rigging.

  • BKS Iyengar

    US media hail Iyengar as one of the greatest yoga gurus

    Washington: Mainstream American media and yoga experts have mourned the loss of B K S Iyengar, calling  him as one of the greatest yoga gurus who was instrumental in bringing the physical and spritual exercise to West.

  • 469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF

    United Nations:  A senior official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said here Thursday that a total of 469 children were killed in the Gaza Strip, where the situation is “dire” because of its debilitating effect on the one million Gaza Strip inhabitants under the age of 18.