Free Press Journal
  • School children killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

    Sanaa: A Saudi-led airstrike hit a Shia Houthi-controlled military base in the central Yemeni province of Ibb on Tuesday, destroying the base and damaging a nearby school where two students were killed, officials and residents told Xinhua.

  • Pakistan court orders murder case against CIA ex-officials

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court ordered police on Tuesday to register a criminal case against two former CIA officials for the offences of murder, conspiracy, waging war against Pakistan and terrorism.

  • Mass graves found in liberated Iraqi city

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces have dug up 12 mass graves found in the city of Tikrit, where it is believed that hundreds of soldiers were killed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group last June.

  • Hafiz Saeed

    Ensure security of Saudi Arabia: Hafiz Saeed to Pakistan

    Lahore: Outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed has asked the Pakistani government to make efforts to set up a joint army of Muslim countries to ensure security of Saudi Arabia, which has launched air strikes on Yemeni rebels. “Riyadh is our time-tested friend that has been providing Islamabad all the support whenever needed and our parliament’s joint session should give a strong message to the world with regard to upholding the solidarity and integrity of Saudi

  • Two British teenagers flee to Syria over Easter break

    London: The teenage brother of Britain’s youngest convicted terrorist along with a friend is thought to have fled to Syria in an attempt to join dreaded Islamic State militants over the Easter holiday break. 17-year-old Hassan Munshi, believed to be of Pakistani- origin, and his friend have vanished from the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury last week, becoming the latest young British Muslims to have left their homes and families for the jihadist

  • IS beheads four for robbery, murder in Iraq: video

    Baghdad: The Islamic State group has beheaded four men for armed robbery and murder in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh, according to an online propaganda video. The undated video seen by AFP today portrays the group, which has been steadily retreating recently from Iraqi forces backed by Iran and a US-led coalition and Iran, as still capable of maintaining law and order and dispensing justice. A masked militant in front of a

  • Obesity

    Stressed parents can make kids obese: study

    Houston: Parents, take note! Experiencing family stress throughout childhood may make kids obese by the time they turn 18, a new study has warned. The study from the University of Houston researchers suggests there is a relationship between long-term exposure to three specific types of family stressors and children becoming obese by the time they turn 18 years old.

  • Relatives: Man, kids died from carbon monoxide poisoning

    Princess Anne (US): A man and his seven children found dead in their Maryland home were poisoned by carbon monoxide from a generator they were using after the power company cut off their electricity, a couple who identified themselves as the man’s mother and stepfather has said. Police found the bodies at the home in Princess Anne after being contacted by a concerned co-worker of the father, who had not been seen for

  • Mass graves found in liberated Iraqi city

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces have dug up 12 mass graves found in the city of Tikrit, where it is believed that hundreds of soldiers were killed by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group last June.

  • No plan to ban slaughter of other animals, says Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has no plan to ban slaughter of animals other than bulls and cows, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said. “I have spoken to Advocate General who has said that his statement in the court yesterday has been misinterpreted,” Fadnavis said in the state Legislative Assembly here.

  • Sand mafia rules the roost in MP: Scindia

    Bhopal: In the wake of the killing of a police constable allegedly by sand mafia in Madhya Pradesh, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today said the state BJP government has failed to rein in such elements and claimed that there is a strong nexus between leaders and sand mafia. “Sand mafia is ruling the roost in entire Madhya Pradesh and because of them only gharials (crocodiles) have vanished from the Chambal river in

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Will Goa CM’s comment influence Fabindia probe?

    Panaji: Could Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, with his comments on the Fabindia case, first ruling out mal-intent and subsequently giving a clean chit to the top Fabindia management, end up influencing the crime branch probe?

  • Malaysia, Arrest, Indian

    Need to strongly deter heinous juvenile crime

    The Supreme Court’s advice to the government to re-visit the law so that a juvenile cannot get away with rape and murder by claiming he is too young to understand the consequences of his crime is apt and well meaning.

  • Top health official dismisses BJP MPs’ claims on smoking

    New Delhi: Director General of Health Services Jagdish Prasad today rejected the suggestions made by some parliamentarians including BJP MPs that there was no scientific evidence linking smoking to cancer, saying research has indeed been done. “Research has been done and it’s a known fact that tobacco causes cancer. There is no doubt about it. Take for example the case of Sunita (Tomar),” Prasad told reporters on the sidelines of an event.

  • BSF jawan,

    BSF losing more men in bike accidents than on the border

    New Delhi: In a worrying trend, country’s largest border guarding force BSF has lost four times more troops in off-duty bike accidents than at the borders or other conflict theatres in the hinterland in the recent past. The death of 42 jawans in the last one year (2014-March 2015) in motorbike accidents as compared to 12 personnel killed in action during the same time period in the Border Security Force (BSF) has made

  • PM to launch MUDRA Bank tomorrow

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow launch MUDRA Bank which will provide credit of up to Rs 10 lakh to small entrepreneurs and act as a regulator for ‘Micro-Finance Institutions’ (MFIs).

  • Xiaomi no more exclusive to Flipkart

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi will not be exclusive to Flipkart anymore as the company has decided to start selling its smartphones on other eCommerce sites such as Snapdeal and Amazon as well. The firm, which launched its first smartphone in India in July last year, had opted for the online route to sell its handsets partnering with online marketplace Flipkart.

  • Trailer out for Kunal Kohli’s acting debut ‘Phir Se’

    Mumbai, Apr 7 (PTI) The trailer of “Hum Tum” director Kunal Kohli’s maiden acting venture is out and has been praised by Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan. He is paired opposite Jennifer Winget in the movie which revolves around two people trying to find love again. Kohli has co-directed the film with Ajay Bhuyan. Also starring Rajit Kapoor, Dalip Tahil, Kanwaljeet Singh and Sushmita Mukherjee Bundela, the movie hits screens on May 8.