Free Press Journal
  • Lanka presidential race set to get violent: Report

    Colombo: Sri Lanka faces a risk of serious election-related violence that merits close international attention in the run-up to the country’s January 8 presidential poll, a global advocacy group has said.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah hits out at PM Narendra Modi

    Srinagar: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today alleged that the BJP-led Central government has left no stone unturned to make Kashmiris suffer during and after the floods that caused unimaginable destruction in the state.

  • ATK keen to forget ill-tempered clash against FC Goa: Habas

    Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Habas today said they have left behind the ill-tempered clash against FC Goa in the first leg of the Hero Indian Super League football tournament and are now solely focussing on reviving their sagging fortunes.

  • 11 killed in Philippines blast

    Manila: At least 11 people were killed and 21 others injured when an improvised bomb ripped through a passenger bus in southern Philippine province of Bukidnon Tuesday, the military said.

  • AGP protests centre’s move on land swap with Bangladesh

    Guwahati: Assam’s regional party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Tuesday held protest demonstrations across the state protesting the central government’s decision to hand over Assam’s land to neighbouring Bangladesh.

  • Rape

    Rape victim screamed for 30 minutes, but no police came

    New Delhi: She was slapped, threatened and sexually assaulted for 30 minutes inside a car parked on a secluded bridge here. But the cries of the 25-year-old working woman who was raped fell on deaf ears, as no one, including the patrolling police, came for help.

  • Voting

    61 percent turnout in third phase of Jharkhand polls 

    Ranchi:Braving the winter cold, people turned up in good numbers to cast their ballot in the third of the five-phase assembly polls in Jharkhand. Around 61 percent voting was recorded when voting ended at 5 p.m. for three seats – Ranchi, Hatia and Kanke. Balloting ended at 3 p.m. in 14 constituencies.

  • 27 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria military operations

    Lagos: At least 27 Boko Haram fighters were killed in two separate operations by troops in northeastern Nigeria’s states of Borno and Bauchi in a bid to rid the areas of insurgency, the country’s defence headquarters said Tuesday.

  • Ugandan rebels suspected of killing 36 civilians in DRC

    Kinshasa: At least 36 people were killed between Saturday night and Sunday morning in Beni, a territory over 350 km from Goma town in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), sources said.

  • Air India

    Air India crew detained in Moscow

    New Delhi: The cabin crew of national carrier Air India were detained in Russian recently due to visa issues, parliament was informed Tuesday.

  • Lawyers strike paralyses judicial work in Delhi courts

    New Delhi: Judicial work in the Delhi courts was paralysed due to indefinite strike of city lawyers protesting the delay in tabling amended bill regarding enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of district courts.

  • Progress on road projects indicates proactive govt: Crisil

    Mumbai: Construction work in 12 road projects, which were awarded in FY 2014, has started, indicating a proactive government and faster approvals by the implementing agencies, a study by Crisil Research said.

  • Djokovic insists he is close to winning elusive French Open

    New Delhi: World number one Novak Djokovic insists he is close to winning the French Open, the only trophy missing from his Grand Slam cabinet, even though he has a minor problem and his name is Rafael Nadal.