Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan PM urges president to reject five mercy pleas

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a letter to President Mamnoon Hussain urged him to dismiss mercy pleas of five terrorists on death row, media reported Friday.

  • Shanghai police expected smaller crowd at New Year party

    Beijing: Shanghai police claim they expected a smaller crowd at a New Year’s Eve celebration where 36 people died in a stampede, and had deployed fewer police officers than at other celebration venues, media reported Friday.

  • One killed in Somalia roadside blast

    Mogadishu: At least one person was killed and 14 others, including seven Kenyan teachers, were injured in a roadside blast in Galkcayo, a city in central Somalia, authorities said Friday.

  • J Jayalalithaa

    Special high court bench to hear Jayalalithaa case Jan 5

    Bengaluru: A special bench of the Karnataka High Court will hear, from Jan 5, the corruption case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and her three aides on a daily basis.

  • 20 US states begin 2015 with higher minimum wage

    Washington: Twenty US states as well as Washington, DC, have hiked their minimum wages as new laws came into force at the beginning of 2015, and now 29 of its 50 states have a minimum wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.

  • Italy takes over abandoned cargo ship with 450 immigrants

    Rome: The Italian Coast Guard took control Friday of a cargo ship that was heading to the Italian coast with about 450 illegal immigrants, including 30 women and several children, and no crew on board, media reported.

  • Mehdi Masroor Biswas

    Pro-ISIS Twitter handler sent to judicial custody

    Bengaluru: A special court Friday sent ISIS Twitter handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas to 14 day judicial custody after his 15-day police custody expired, a top police official said.

  • minor rape case

    Badaun, UP: Minor girl raped by two policemen

    Badaun: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by two constables inside a police station in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh, prompting the authorities to terminate the services of the absconding accused and suspend the SHO.

  • Gujarat mock-drill row: Azam Khan targets BJP

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Friday took a jibe at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre over the anti-terror mock drill conducted by the Gujarat Police, which showed dummy terrorists wearing skull caps and shouting pro-Islamic slogans, saying this is a gift for Muslims in India on the occasion of the New Year.

  • BJP compliments Coast Guard for foiling possible terror attack

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday complimented the Coast Guard for averting a possible terror attack. The BJP was reacting to the Coast Guard intercepting a suspicious fishing boat, which was later found to be carrying explosives, off the coast of Gujarat.

  • stocks

    Stocks help rupee recover by 6 paise v/s US dollar to end at 63.29

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee recovered from initial losses and ended 6 paise higher at 63.29 against the greenback on Friday on selling of dollars by banks and exporters, amid hopes of more foreign capital inflows into equity market.

  • Uber cab rape: Court to consider charge sheet on January 5

    New Delhi: A court in Delhi on Friday fixed January 5 for considering the charge sheet filed by Delhi Police against a driver of US-based cab service provider Uber who was arrested for allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman executive in Delhi.

  • Arvind Kejriwal's Road Show

    Kejriwal suffers from soar throat; takes break from campaigning

    New Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has taken a short break from his daily campaigning, owing to sore throat and cold weather. The former Delhi chief minister, who is fighting a survival battle for his political party, has been holding a minimum of two rallies everyday, and at times three across Delhi.

  • Michael Hussey not ready to coach India

    Sydney: Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey says he is mystified by a report in India that claimed Mahendra Singh Dhoni has floated the idea of him becoming India’s coach once Duncan Fletcher’s contract expires.

  • Religious leaders to form ‘Dharam Sansad’

    Kolkata: To spread communal harmony and tackle religious issues in a non-political way a new body, “Dharam Sansad”, comprising representatives from all religions would be formed, it was announced during a religious seminar here Friday.