Free Press Journal
  • Drop Harsimrat from union government, demands Congress

    Chandigarh: The Congress’ Punjab unit Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drop union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the cabinet following the move of her party, the Shiromani Akali Dal, to protest against the Border Security Force(BSF).

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Naqvi urges MPs to respect parliament

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Tuesday urged MPs “not to denigrate the parliament by their words and deeds”.

  • Four killed in Germany bus accident

    Berlin: At least four people died and 40 were injured in a bus accident in Germany Tuesday, media reported.

  • Akali Dal tones down drugs protest against BSF

    Chandigarh: After drawing flak for its move to protest against the BSF on the drugs issue, Punjab’s ruling Akali Dal Tuesday seemed to have toned down its action, saying that it will now hold three ‘dharnas’ on the India-Pakistan border “to create awareness about drugs as well as focus on the need for greater vigilance”.

  • Ukraine, breakaway Donetsk leaders agree on ‘full truce’

    Kiev: Representatives from Kiev and the leadership of independence-seeking insurgents from Donetsk region have agreed to sign a deal on “full truce” during their latest meeting, a senior Ukrainian defence official said Tuesday.

  • Lakhvi detained in new case; Indian parties seek action in 26/11

    Islamabad/ New Delhi: Mumbai terror attack’s alleged mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was sent by a Pakistani court to two-day judicial remand in an fresh case Tuesday, a day after India strongly raised concerns over his imminent release.

  • Babul Supriyo seeks to solve East-West metro corridor impasse

    Kolkata: With a view to resolving the impasse concerning the East-West metro project, union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo Tuesday met 60 settlers at Duttabad in the satellite township of Salt Lake who have refused to relocate thus blocking the corridor.

  • Ranji: Varun Sood puts Delhi on the verge of win over Gujarat

    New Delhi: Gujarat were on the brink of a defeat against Delhi thanks to left-arm spinner Varun Sood’s exploits in both the innings of their Ranji Trophy encounter at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here, while veteran batsman S. Badrinath cracked 152 to help Vidarbha set a 405-run target for Rajasthan at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

  • Excise cuts withdrawn, cars may cost more in 2015

    New Delhi: The central government Tuesday decided not to extend the excise duty concessions provided to the auto sector in 2015, which may lead to cars getting expensive.

  • Iraqi forces recapture town from IS

    Baghdad: Iraqi security forces Tuesday retook control of a town in Iraq’s northern central province of Salahudin after days of heavy fighting with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, a provincial security source said.

  • AirAsia QZ8501: Bad weather obstructing debris retrieval

    Jakarta: Bad weather and high waves have obstructed the retrieval of bodies from the AirAsia QZ8501 plane in the Java Sea, an official said Tuesday, two days after the jetliner went missing.

  • Soldier injured in Pakistani firing in Jammu

    Jammu: A soldier was injured when Pakistan Tuesday fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.