Free Press Journal
  • Andrew Robb

    There is something special about India: Australian minister

    Canberra: Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb Friday said there is something special about India and his country will be a part of this important period in India’s re-emergence as a significant power.

  • Long queues in UK for ‘Charlie Hebdo’ survivors’ edition

    London: Hundreds of people queued up for hours across Britain to get their hands on the survivors’ edition of the French satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ as it hit the stands in the country today.

  • US Muslim rights groups seeks exit from UAE terrorism list

    Dubai:  The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it has sought to be removed from a list in the United Arab Emirates that designates it as a terrorist organization along with dozens of other groups.

  • Petrol

    Govt hikes excise duty on petrol, diesel again

    New Delhi: The government today hiked excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre each to take away gains coming by way of global oil prices dipping to six-year lows.

  • Constantine preferred due to earlier India experience: AIFF

    Bengaluru: All India Football Federation’s Secretary Kushal Das today said Englishman Stephen Constantine was preferred head coach of Indian men’s football team over North-East United FC Coach Ricki Herbert mainly due to his earlier Indian experience.

  • France Police

    Photojournalist shot at in anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Pak

    Karachi: A photojournalist was shot at and three other persons were injured when the activists of Pakistan’s right-wing Jamaat-e-Islami protesting against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo today clashed with police outside the French consulate here.

  • hostage

    Hostages taken in post office in Paris suburb: police.

    Nanterre (France): An armed man was holed up in a post office outside Paris today with two hostages, police said, though there is no known link with last week’s jihadist attacks.

  • Malawi warns of more rain as flood waters ravage country

    Blantyre (Malawi): Malawian authorities warned today that heavy rains were expected to continue as flood waters ravaged the country, leaving in their wake mass power outages, dozens dead and missing, and thousands displaced.

  • Brain chemical may make humans more patient

    London: The brain chemical serotonin that is widely targeted to treat depression and chronic pain may also help humans to be more patient, a new study suggests.

  • Anti-govt protestor shot dead as unrest continues in B’desh

    Dhaka: An anti-government protestor in Bangladesh was today shot dead by security forces which warned of tougher actions to contain the renewed surge of political unrest that has claimed 25 lives so far.

  • Rajapaksa steps down, hands over party leadership to Sirisena

    Colombo: Days after his shocking electoral defeat, embattled former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today handed over Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s reins to the country’s new leader Maithripala Sirisena, saying he does not want to see his party divided.

  • ISIS terrorists

    Arrests in France, Germany amid IS-linked terrorist tensions

    Paris: French and German authorities arrested at least 12 people today suspected of links to the Islamic State group and a Paris train station was evacuated, with Europe on alert for new potential terrorist attacks.

  • Indian among 22 missing in boat capsize in China

    Beijing: An Indian was among eight foreigners who are missing along with 14 others when a tugboat sank off the Yangtze River in China’s east Jiangsu Province.

  • China detaines spy chief in anti-graft crackdown

    Beijing:  China today said it has detained one of its top spy chiefs and has named 16 military commanders for alleged corruption, indicating President Xi Jinping’s bold, sweeping crackdown on graft has now touched the communist nation’s powerful army and intelligence set-up.

  • India flays European Parliament over Italian marines

    New Delhi/Brussels: India Friday blasted the European Parliament for adopting a resolution calling for the repatriation of two Italian marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen.

  • SpiceJet

    Singh draws up 5-yr Spicejet plan; to bring foreign investors

    New Delhi: Ready with a five-year plan to revive the fortunes of Spice Jet, its original founder and new owner Ajay Singh is talking to multiple foreign investors for fund infusion into the budget carrier.