Free Press Journal
  • Giriraj Singh

    Congress adamant over ‘racist’ Giriraj Singh’s resignation

    New Delhi : The Congress party on Thursday reiterated that it would accept nothing less than a resignation from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and union minister Giriraj Singh for his controversial remarks on party president Sonia Gandhi. “When a minister uses such language nothing less than his resignation is acceptable. The language which was used for Sonia Gandhi, it seem that BJP people have lost their mental balance,” party spokesperson Shobha Oza

  • German wings, Andreas Lubitz

    Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz cheated on pregnant girlfriend weeks before crash

    London : Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is believed to have deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane into the French Alps, had told his pregnant girlfriend Kathrin Goldbach that he had “played away with a flight attendant.” Weeks later he brought the plane down, killing all 150 people onboard, reported The Daily Star. The news came as investigators demanded to see a footage that surfaced recently and claimed to show the final moments of Flight 9525

  • US Naval chief terms China’s great wall of sand in disputed South China Sea worrisome

    Melbourne : A U.S. commander has warned that the creation of “a great wall of sand” by China through land reclamation in the South China Sea has raised serious concerns over its territorial intentions. Admiral Harry Harris Jr, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said while addressing a naval conference at the Australian War Memorial that competing territorial claims made by several nations in the South China Sea are “increasing regional tensions

  • IS militants enter Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in Damascus, say activists

    London : According to Palestinian officials and activists, Islamic State (IS) militants have entered the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in Damascus. According to BBC, IS militants are seizing control of large parts of the camp after clashes between militants and ground inside the camp. The United Nations said that there are around 18,000 Palestinian refugees inside the camp.

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    Iraqi forces recapture ‘booby trapped’ city of Tikrit from IS militants

    Washington : Iraqi forces, aided by Shiite militiamen, have recaptured the northern city of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS) militants but they have found vehicles laden with explosives and the buildings that might be “booby trapped”. According to CNN, Iraqi forces had to disarm a large mechanical digger in Tikrit as it was packed with explosives. The troops in the city had to be extremely cautious while entering buildings as they were could have

  • Nuclear deal

    Iran nuclear talks deadline postponed `yet again` to reach `political understanding`

    London : Day after the March 31 deadline to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program was extended by a day, the United States has now said that talks will continue until at least Thursday morning, two days after the original deadline. A U.S. State Department spokeswoman was quoted as saying on Wednesday evening that the western nations and Iran continued to make progress but have not reached a political understanding. She added

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi appreciates work done by Secretaries over last 10 months

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the work done by Secretaries to the central government during the last ten months, during an informal interaction with them. The interaction, which was followed by high tea, was held on the Panchvati lawns at 7, Race Course Road. In the course of the interaction, the Prime Minister described the assembled officers, as one team, and appreciated the good work done by the team over the

  • Uber Taxi

    Uber driver arrested in Colorado after trying to break into passenger’s house

    Sydney : An Uber driver in the US state of Colorado has been arrested after he tried to break into the house of a customer he had taken to the airport. According to, the driver named Gerald Montgomery is accused of second degree assault after he tried to sneak into the customer’s house through the backdoor in Denver, Colorado last Thursday. Police said that Montgomery was caught by the passenger’s roommate who saw

  • IAF plane, Yemen

    IAF plane brings back 358 Indian home from Yemen

    New Delhi : Over 358 Indians evacuated from the strife-torn Yemen were brought home by two Indian Air Force (IAF) planes on Thursday morning. While the first plane carrying 168 people, mostly nurses from Kerala, landed at Kochi airport, the second plane carrying 190 Indian nationals landed in Mumbai. The two planes, C-17 Globemasters, brought them from Djibouti after being evacuated by Indian Naval ship Sumitra from Aden, the port city of Yemen.

  • Moderate quake felt in parts of Uttarakhand

    Dehradun: A moderate earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district in the wee hours today jolting people out of their sleep. A quake of 5.1 magnitude on the richter scale occurred in Chamoli district at 2.53 AM. Having a latitude of 30.2 degrees north and a longitude of 79.4 degrees east, it lasted a few seconds, MeT office Director Anand Sharma told. There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property, officials

  • Narendra Modi’s praise will inspire me further’, says ‘Clean India’ volunteer

    Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) : Temsutula Imsong, a young social worker who was praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her dedicated efforts to clean the ghats in Varanasi, on Thursday said the appreciation would inspire her to work harder. “I am from Nagaland state and have a small NGO here and I do social work. I don’t know exactly why he praised me but I work among rural people and maybe that is

  • Mahavir Jayanti

    Mahavir Jayanti celebrated across the country

    New Delhi : Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of 24th and last Jain Tirthankar Bhagwan Mahavir is being celebrated across the country today. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have greeted the nation on the occasion. “Greetings and good wishes on Mahavir Jayanti to all my fellow citizens and in particular, members of Jain community. Teachings of ahimsa, truth and compassion enunciated by Bhagwan Mahavira hold great significance

  • Nirmala Sitharaman

    Nirmala Sitharaman unveils new five-year Foreign Trade Policy

    New Delhi : In tandem with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ campaign, Union Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled a new five-year Foreign Trade Policy in New Delhi. The event was also attended by Trade Secretary Rajeev Kher and other dignitaries. The policy, said Sitharaman, aims at making India a significant participant in world trade by 2020.

  • ABVP protest, Bihar

    Students protest against UPPCS paper leak in Allahabad

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred Allahabad district police chief Deepak Kumar after violent protests by the students agitating against the paper leak of the UPPCS exams last week. Violent protests broke out in Allahabad on Wednesday with student bodies demanding sacking of UPPSC chairman Anil Yadav and cancellation of the exams.  A home department spokesperson said Deepak Kumar was being posted to the DGP headquarters with immediate effect and Virendra Pratap

  • Cyclone Hudhud reaches Visakhapatnam

    Visakhapatnam: Turtle hatching increases despite cyclone Hudhud’s badgering

    Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) : The nesting and breeding of turtles has been an unprecedented success this year with nearly 93 per cent of the eggs hatching successfully, even after cyclone Hudhud hit Visakhapatnam last year. Surprisingly, the cyclone proved to be a blessing for the endangered Olive Ridley turtles, as certain fallouts of the cyclone went in favour of the nesting, egg laying and hatching of turtles. Moreover, the beaches were restored with fresh

  • floods

    Flood water level rises in Kashmir

    Srinagar : The water level in the Dal lake started rising once again on Thursday after fresh rainfall hit the valley, leaving over 2,000 people stranded at the blocked Jammu -Srinagar National Highway. With the Met department predicting two more days of rainfall, the administration, the Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are on alert to deal with any emergency. Meanwhile, tour operators and hoteliers in the state have urged people not

  • Meem Afzal

    AAP needs to introspect over absence of women in its National Executive

    New Delhi: Congress leader Meem Afzal said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) needed to introspect over the absence of women representatives in the party’s National Executive. “Now the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) does not have a single female member in its National Executive, the party needs to introspect on its actions,” said Afzal. Earlier on Wednesday, Christina Samy tendered her resignation from the party’s National Executive.

  • Giriraj Singh

    Giriraj Singh should be removed from his post, says Ali Anwar

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Thursday said BJP leader and union minister Giriraj Singh should be removed from his post even if he apologizes for his vulgar remarks on Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “After the vulgar statement he made, even if he apologizes, he should still be removed from his post,” Ali Anwar. “Such people are promoted in BJP, probably he thought that if he commented on Sonia Gandhi he

  • Indian Army firing

    Encounter in Baramulla district

    Srinagar: A gunbattle broke out between militants and security forces in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today. Acting on a tip off about presence of militants in Kunzer village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said. He said a gun battle broke out when militants opened firing on the security forces, who retaliated. No casualties have been reported in the incident so far, the official said, adding intermittent exchange of

  • Boko Haram

    US pledges support in fight against Boko Haram

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged continuing US support to Nigeria and its regional partners in the fight against extremist group Boko Haram, a media report said.  In a separate telephonic talks with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, Obama highlighted the need for Nigeria and its regional partners to build on the recent progress against Boko Haram, the White House said in a statement, Xinhua reported.