Free Press Journal
  • Man mauled to death by elephant

    Jalpaiguri (WB): A man was killed by a wild elephant near a jungle at Mantadari in Jalpaiguri district, forest officials said today.  Naresh Roy (55) was flung on the ground after being lifted by the elephant with its trunk. He died on the spot last evening, Conservator of Forest Tapas Das said.  The elephant came out of a jungle nearby when Roy was returning home at Ambari-Falakata from a market, Das said. 

  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav condoles death of eminent cartoonist R K Laxman

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has expressed profound grief over the demise of eminent cartoonist and creator of ‘Common Man’, R K Laxman, an official spokesman said here.  In his condolence message, Akhilesh said that Laxman made cartoons which highlighted social inequalities and reality.  He said that the creator of ‘Common Man’ would always be remembered through his cartoon characters.

  • Barack Obama, Car

    The world’s most powerful leader not immune to car troubles

    New Delhi: The ‘Beast’, the breathtaking armoured limousine in which the US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle arrived for India’s Republic Day parade on January 26, gave the Americans a few nervous moments, soon after the pomp and show ended.

  • Want India as permanent member of UNSC: Barack Obama

    New Delhi : US President Barack Obama on Tuesday stated that he supports India’s candidature for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, adding that a world without nuclear weapons should be the primary goal for every country. “I believe if we are going to be true global partners, our two nations must do more around the world together. So, to ensure national security and peace, multilateral institutions created in

  • Hafiz Saeed

    Outlawed JuD defies Pak govt by launching ambulance service

    Karachi:  Unfazed by sanctions imposed by the government, Mumbai 2008 attacks mastermind Hafeez Saeed-led militant outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) has launched an ambulance service here in southern port city of Pakistan.  The service was started by JuD controlled charity Falah- i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) yesterday and inaugurated by none other than Saeed, declared as militant by the UN and the US.

  • Barack Obama

    Sisters and brothers, proud to be India’s partner: Barack Obama

    New Delhi: “Sisters and brothers of India”, is how US President Barack Obama addressed a town hall style gathering here Tuesday, stressing that the ties between the two countries can be the “defining partnership of the century”. In his speech at the Siri Fort Auditorium before a gathering largely comprising young people, students, NGOs and diplomats, Obama said: “I believe that the relationship between India and the US can become the defining

  • Be careful on relocating tigers: Valmik Thapar

    Kolkata: Tiger expert Valmik Thapar has expressed concern on relocating the Royal Bengal tigers in the Sunderbans mangrove of West Bengal and “dumping” them elsewhere in the forest, a process, he said, traumatises the big cats. “The problem in Sunderbans which needs to be addressed by wildlife scientists is that tigers get caught and then taken in boats in the forest department and dumped back in the forests. You should be very

  • BJP hartal demanding resignation of Mani near total

    Thiruvananthapuram :  Normal life across Kerala was today disrupted due to a day-long state-wide hartal called by BJP today demanding resignation of Finance Minister K M Mani in the wake of graft charges against him in the bar bribery scam. Buses, taxis and autorickshaws kept off the roads and shops remained closed all over the state. No untoward incidents were reported from any part of the state, police said. Government offices, including

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    India will succeed as long it is not splintered on religious lines: Barack Obama

    New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for religious tolerance, US President Barack Obama today said every person has the right to practice his faith without any persecution and that India will succeed so long it is not “splintered” on religious lines. Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third and final day of his visit to India, Obama also said that America can be India’s “best partner”.

  • India-US ties a defining partnership of the century: Barack Obama

    New Delhi:  US President Barack Obama said Tuesday the India-US relationship  could potentially emerge as the defining partnership of the century. “I believe that the relationship between India and the US can become the defining partnership of the century,” Obama said in a town-hall style lecture at the Sri Fort Auditorium here. The US president said he desired to share his vision of how the two countries could strengthen their bilateral relationship.

  • Lance Armstrong

    Armstrong claims would probably dope again in 1995-type situation

    London : Disgraced former US cyclist Lance Armstrong has claimed that he would probably dope again if he were back in 1995. Armstrong is of the opinion that the time is near when he should be forgiven for doping and lying. He was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from sport for life by the United States  Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in August 2012.

  • FBI busts Russian spy ring trying to gather intelligence on US sanctions against Russia

    London : The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly charged three men who it accused of spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City. U.S. prosecutors said that 39-year-old Evgeny Buryakov worked for an alleged Russian spy ring that included two other people named, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy, who no longer live in the U.S., reported the BBC. Buryakov, who worked at Russian bank in Manhattan,

  • Barack Obama visit: Delhi Police advise commuters to avoid August Kranti Marg

    New Delhi : With US President Barack Obama scheduled to address a gathering at the Siri Fort auditorium in the city, the Delhi Traffic Police on Tuesday advised commuters to steer clear of the August Kranti Marg and its adjoining areas in South Delhi. According to reports, the stretch will have restrictions at several points and the movement of traffic is likely to be affected. However, movement of vehicles will be allowed

  • Coal scam: CBI files progress report in sealed cover

    New Delhi:  CBI today filed the progress report of its further investigation in a sealed cover before a special court in connection with a coal blocks allocation scam case allegedly involving former Coal Secretary P C Parakh, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others. The agency informed the court that they are also filing statements of various persons recorded during the further investigation and requested the judge that the sealed cover be not

  • Pakistan to refer 54 cases to military courts

    Islamabad:  Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan has referred 54 terror-related cases to military courts that were set up in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre that left 150 people dead, mostly children. Provincial Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani said the selected cases include 19 related to the banned Tehreek-i- Taliban Afghanistan, 18 to banned sectarian militant group Lashkar-i-Jhangvi and 17 to Sipah-i-Muhammad.

  • Mountain sized asteroid

    Mountain-sized asteroid that flew past earth had own moon

    Washington : NASA has released radar observations of the 325 meter-wide asteroid that flew safely past Earth, showing that the asteroid had its own moon. Asteroid 2004 BL86 was over 3 times the Earth-moon distance i.e. 1.2 million kilometers, Discovery News reported. According to reports, as the asteroid rotates through the 20 radar images, it appears to show some diversity in its landscape.

  • Demis Roussos

    Greek singer Demis Roussos passes away at 68

    London : Greek singer Demis Roussos passed away at the age of 68 as he was suffering from with an undisclosed illness for some time, it has been revealed.  Roussos’ bandmate Vangelis paid tribute in a statement saying he is shocked because he could not believe that this happened so soon adding that nature gave him this magic voice which made millions of people around the world very happy, the BBC reported.

  • Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby accused of drugging, sexually assaulting another woman again

    Washington : Bill Cosby has been accused again by a woman named Cindra Ladd, who has claimed that the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her. Ladd alleged that Cosby gave her a capsule after meeting her in New York in 1969 when she was 21-years-old adding that she spent the rest of the night in a “blur”, the Huffington Post reported.  She said it was obvious her me that the 77-year-old actor

  • Barack Obama congratulated for clean energy agreement with India

    Washington :  A top American Senator has congratulated US President Barack Obama for reaching an agreement with India to generate more renewable energy and thus reduce impact on the world’s climate. “This agreement with India is significant progress toward the larger goal of a reaching a comprehensive global agreement on climate change in Paris later this year,” said Senator Tom Carper, a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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    Asia resilient to external shocks: Moody’s

    Chennai : Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Services Tuesday said Asia will be resilient to global macro-economic challenges in 2015. In a statement, Moody’s said Asia was less vulnerability to external shocks than other emerging economies and with sound fundamentals that compare well with many regions in the world. “As global growth remains subdued with brighter prospects in the US offset by lacklustre growth in the Euro Area and Japan, and