Free Press Journal
  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi meets farmers in Haryana’s Bhandwa village

    Bhiwani (Haryana): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met farmers affected by unseasonal rains in Bhandwa village in Haryana’s Bhiwani District. The farmers had earlier said that they were happy to see her hearing their woes.

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    Renuka Chowdhury cheated us by taking bribe for poll ticket, claims tribal leader’s wife

    Khammam (Telangana): B Kalawati, the wife of a tribal leader from Telangana, on Saturday accused Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury of cheating after the latter allegedly took Rs. 1.10 crore to give a Congress Party ticket to her husband to enable him contest from the Wyra state assembly constituency. She further alleged that Chowdhury did not give her husband the ticket, but gave it to somebody else.

  • Maoists Attacks

    Maoists raising money via illegal marijuana plantations: experts

    Bhubaneswar: Security experts have stated that Maoist forces are raising money for arms and ammunition from illegal marijuana plantations. According to reports, teams of the police and excise department have found many such plantations in forest regions with strong left wing extremist (LWE) presence. The Odisha government has also stated that the Angul, Boudh, Deogarh, Gajapati, Malkanagiri, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Sambalpur districts have huge cannabis plantations. Police, excise, revenue and forest department officials have

  • Militants attack

    Pilgrim critically injured in militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu: A pilgrim bound for the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir was critically injured when militants on Saturday morning launched an attack on an army camp in Samba district, police said. A resident of Uttar Pradesh was critically injured in the militant attack on the Mesar camp of 82 armoured regiment in Samba district. He was rushed to the Samba district hospital where doctors referred him to the Government Medical College

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    North Korea ‘prepared’ to launch nuclear war ‘any time’ if it feels threatened

    London: North Korea is prepared to launch a nuclear war if it feels threatened, the nations’ ambassador to the U.K. has said. Hyun Hak-bong said that North Korea had nuclear weapons and was ready to use them “any time.” He cautioned, “If a sparkle of a fire is made on the Korean peninsula, it will lead to a nuclear war,” reported Sky News.

  • ISIS

    IS reduces Christian, Shia Muslim shrines to `rubble` in Iraq

    London: In an attack that marked the latest blow to Iraq’s religious and cultural heritage, the Islamic State (IS) has apparently destroyed Christian and Shia Muslim shrines in northern Iraq, including a fourth-century memorial built by an Assyrian king. Photographs released by “Nineveh province media office” showed the apparent destruction of the holy sites in Hamdaniya, northern Iraq, reported The Guardian.

  • Ebola

    Liberia reports first Ebola infection in a month

    Monrovia: Liberia has said, a patient in the capital has tested positive for Ebola, more than a month after the last new case of the disease was registered. The country that was hit hardest at the peak of the deadly epidemic has seen more than 4,000 deaths, but was at an advanced stage in its recovery and was expecting to be declared Ebola-free by mid-April.

  • new zealand team

    New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs

    Wellington: New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs and gets in to Semi Final of World Cup 2015. Martin Guptill’s unbeaten 237 powered New Zealand to the semi-finals of the cricket World Cup as they defeated the West Indies by 143 runs in a quarter-final at the Wellington Regional Stadium here on Saturday.

  • White House

    US says no evidence of IS link to Yemen attackers

    Washington: The White House said that the US cannot confirm that the extremists responsible for bombing attacks in Yemen were affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) group. Three bombing attacks rocked Yemen’s capital Sanaa and Saada province during Friday prayers, killing at least 137 people and wounded some 350 others. The IS has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    20 killed in Al Qaeda attacks on state institutions in Yemen

    Sanaa: At least 20 soldiers were killed and scores of others injured when suspected Al Qaeda militants carried out attacks on government institutions in the southern province of Lahj on Friday evening, a military official said. “Gunmen suspected of belonging to the Al Qaeda group launched attacks at the same time on the government compound and the intelligence offices in Houta city, Lahj’s provincial capital, killing about 20 soldiers and destroying a number of

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    Ukraine, Russia start new talks to supply gas to Kiev

    Brussels: Ukraine and Russia has launched EU-brokered talks in Brussels aimed at supplying gas to Kiev through next winter and securing onward deliveries to Europe. A deal to ensure supplies for the current winter expires at the end of this month, and that agreement was only agreed after tense negotiations against the backdrop of the war in eastern Ukraine.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon slams deadly terrorist attacks in Yemen

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday strongly condemned terrorist attacks on two mosques in Yemen’s capital Sanaa and called on “all Yemeni sides to immediately cease all hostile actions and exercise maximum restraint”. “The secretary general strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on two mosques during Friday prayers in Sanaa, as well as on a government building and mosque in Sadah, which have killed and wounded dozens of people,” deputy UN spokesperson

  • coal

    Coal mine auction: Govt rejects bids of Jindal Steel, Balco

    New Delhi: The government has rejected the bids of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Balco, amid speculation of cartelisation during the auction of coal blocks held recently. The government was re-examining the bids for nine recently auctioned coal blocks, including those where Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) and Balco emerged top bidders.

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams pulls out of Indian Wells with knee injury

    Washington: World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the forthcoming BNP Paribas Open semifinal tie with a right knee injury. Williams was competing in Indian Wells for the first time in 14 years after suffering a harrowing experience during her title win over Kim Clijsters in 2001 at Indian Wells, where the former was racially abused by spectators before the finals.

  • Martin Guptill

    Martin Guptill hits record 237 in New Zealand’s 393/6

    Wellington: Opting to bat, New Zealand scored 393 for six against West Indies in the fourth quarterfinal of the ICC cricket World Cup here today. Martin Guptill today bludgeoned his way to the highest individual World Cup knock as New Zealander rode on the opener’s swashbuckling 237 to record an imposing 393 for six against West Indies in the  fourth quarterfinal match of the mega event here.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Setback for Oppn unity

    New Delhi :  Congress president Sonia Gandhi seemed to herald the rise of a consolidated opposition against the Modi Sarkar earlier this week as she led the march of MPs from 14 parties to the Rashtrapati Bhawan to protest against the Land Bill. At that time, Janata Dal (U) leader Sharad Yadav had remarked: “This is the voice of the majority.

  • Bills thru as opposition splits

    New Delhi :  After lot of procedural wrangling, the Rajya Sabha approved the Mines and Minerals Bill and the Coal Mines Bill on the last day of the first half of the budget session. The Modi Sarkar can now breathe easy as of the four reform bills on its agenda three have cleared the parliamentary hurdle. And that too just before the month long break began.

  • Cops told to slap FIR on SRK

    Mumbai :  The Maharashtra State Commission for Child Rights has directed the Marine Drive police to register a case against actor Shah Rukh Khan for using foul language in the presence of children after an IPL match at Wankhede Stadium in 2012. The commission has also ordered an inquiry as to why a case had not been registered in the matter when the complainant had approached the police in June 2012.

  • City all set to welcome Chetra Navratri & Hindu New Year

    Ujjain : With Navratri beginning and Gudi Padwa (Hindu New Year)starting from Saturday, the city is all set to welcome the first nine nights in the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar celebrated mainly in honour of Goddess Durga. All temples of the deity located in the city have been decorated ardently. With fast being observed during this period, people banish themselves from bad habits and purify their body and are thronging