Free Press Journal
  • Over 25 fall ill after food poisoning in Bihar

    Patna: Over 25 people, including five children, fell ill at a marriage party in Bihar on Friday in a case of suspected food poisoning, officials said. The incident took place at Ahira village in Jehanabad district, around 50 km from Patna.

  • Man booked for killing sister in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: An FIR has been registered against a man, a day after he allegedly shot dead his 25-year-old sister over family dispute at Sikri village here, police said today. Mohsin has been booked on charges of murder for shooting his sister Reshma (25) and injuring his mother Tari (50) and sister-in-law Farzana over a family dispute here, SP Rakesh Jolly said.

  • 15 members of marriage party killed in Bengal

    Alipurduar (WB): Fifteen members of a marriage party, including the bride and the groom, were killed and three others injured when their vehicle collided with a truck on National Highway 31 near Madarihat in this district today. The vehicle, carrying a marriage party, was coming from Birpara after the marriage ceremony and collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction this morning, Superintendent of Police Akash Meghariya said.

  • Abhishek Manu Singhvi

    Narrow-mindedness cause for Pakistan breaking up: Congress

    New Delhi: Condemning the Pakistan Foreign Office’s criticism of the Indian Government’s plans to create special townships in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress Party said that Pakistan’s continuing narrow mindedness is a key cause for it breaking up.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari to inaugurate Shillong bypass today

    New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will on Friday dedicate the Shillong bypass to the people of Meghalaya.

  • US envoy says Burundi situation remains ‘very dangerous’

    Bujumbura (Burundi): The crisis in Burundi over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid to cling to power for a third term is “very dangerous”, a US envoy has warned. Speaking after talks with the central African nation’s president, senior US diplomat Tom Malinowski yesterday said Washington could impose targeted sanctions over the crisis. Unrest broke out in Burundi on Sunday, after the ruling CNDD-FDD party designated President Nkurunziza as its candidate for the next

  • lpg price

    Non-subsidised LPG rate cut by Rs 5; ATF to cost more

    New Delhi: Price of non-subsidised LPG was today cut by Rs 5 per cylinder even as jet fuel (ATF) rates were marginally raised in step with global trend. The price of non-subsidised or market-priced domestic cooking gas (LPG) was cut by Rs 5 to Rs 616 per 14.2-kg cylinder in Delhi, state-owned fuel retailers said. The reduction comes on the back of two successive hikes – Rs 5 on March 1 and Rs

  • Russian politician sees U2’s album cover as `gay propaganda`

    Wellington: A member of Russia’s parliament has taken a dig at U2’s album and is considering it as a gay propaganda. A member of Russia’s parliament has asked prosecutors to determine whether Apple violated Russia’s ban on gay propaganda when it delivered band’s latest album to a half-billion iTunes users for free last year, Stuff.co.nz reported.

  • Senior UN, EU officials arrive in Nepal

    Kathmandu: Two senior United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) officials have arrived in Kathmandu to assess the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, media reported on Friday.

  • Nepal quake toll rises to 6,166

    Kathmandu: The toll in the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal has risen to 6,166, the Nepalese home ministry said. According to Nepal Police, the total number of injured is over 10,000, Kantipur News reported. As many as 12,064 houses have been reported destroyed.

  • Nepal quake: Woman rescued alive after 128 hours

    Kathmandu: A woman was rescued alive from rubbles of a collapsed building after 128 hours in Nepal, which has been hit by a massive earthquake on April 25, a media report said.

  • Bangladesh Violence

    Bangladeshi court indicts 65 in violence case

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court is all set to start trial of 65 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir in a case of violence, media reported on Thursday.

  • Vergara, Loeb split over refusal to have children

    Los Angeles: Nick Loeb, former fiance of Sofia Vergara, says they split up because the actress “refused” to have children despite previously exploring surrogacy.

  • Amit Shah blames Mamata for BJP’s wash out

    New Delhi : Disappointed with BJP’s failure to perform in West Bengal municipal elections, party president Amit Shah on Thursday blamed Mamata Banerjee government for his party’s wash out, saying the results would have been different had the police not been in-charge. But Shah displayed confidence saying that the state will experience Saffron surge in the upcoming Assembly elections.

  • Govt decides to rein in private schools; caps profit, fee hike at 10%

    BHOPAL : In the wake of protests from parents over frequent and hefty fee hikes in certain private schools, the state government, on Thursday, issued guidelines for regulation of school fees, proposing a two-tier committees for appeal and a maximum 10 per cent fee hike in a year.

  • Police readies to arrest Shrinivas Tiwari

    BHOPAL : Preparations are on to arrest former Assembly Speaker Shrinivas Tiwari, in connection with recruitments in Vidhan Sabha Secretariat. Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing into the matter has issued a notice to Tiwari asking him to be present on May 4 for quizzing.

  • Temp soars to 41.2 degree Celsius

    Ujjain : With mercury levels hovering around 41-42 degree Celsius, over a dozen cases of sun-stroke were reported at various city hospitals and clinics. The Jiwajirao Government Observatory and Health Department warned the residents of heat wave conditions in coming days and indicated possibilities of further rise in temperature.

  • Miraculous pullout lifts Nepal gloom

    Kathmandu :  A miraculous pullout of a teenage boy on Thursday lifted the gloom in Kathmandu on a rainy day while three fresh aftershocks kept people on edge, even as Nepal’s Army Chief indicated that the death toll in the quake could be as high as 15,000. There was a long silence followed by a round of cheers when 15-year-old Pemba Lama was brought out of

  • 600 pending cases likely to be resolved at Lok Adalat

    Ujjain : Social Worker Harsh Shukla in a press release informed that impact of Lok AdalatAct-2005 (RTI)is apparent before its completion. Lok Adalat will be organised on May 2, 2015 and pending 600 cases in the division are likely to be resolved.