Free Press Journal
  • 11 climbers perish after quake jolts Malaysia peak

    Kundasang : A strong earthquake that jolted Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu killed at least 11 people and left another 8 missing, an official said as authorities searched for survivors on Southeast Asia’s highest peak.

  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at the residence of one of the Jute Mill workers after an interactive session with them, at Rishra in Hooghly district of West Bengal on Saturday.

    Rahul Gandhi has ‘blueprint’ to revitalise Cong: Scindia

    New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi has a blueprint for revitalising Congress and “change” will be seen in the next two months, senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said as he defended the nearly two-month-long break from politics taken by the party’s Vice President.

  • Loan fraud case Delhi HC grants bail to Matang

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court has granted anticipatory bail to former Union minister Matang Sinh, facing arrest in a default case where he allegedly did not repay a Rs 67-crore loan taken from the Canara Bank.

  • Kiev gay rights march ends in injuries, arrests

    Kiev : At least seven people were injured and more than 20 arrested in Kiev as scuffles broke out between members of a rare Ukrainian gay pride march and their nationalist opponents, reports AFP. The socially-conservative country — locked in a bruising war with pro-Russian insurgents — is seeking a closer alliance with Europe and remains keen to promote civil liberties freely enjoyed in much of the West.

  • RSS mouthpiece justifies action in IIT-M row

    New Delhi : RSS mouthpiece ‘Organiser’ on Saturday justified the action taken against a Dalit students body by IIT, Madras, and claimed educational campuses are “afflicted with red ideology.” In an editorial “Unmasking pseudo-Ambedkarites” in its lastest edition, RSS also attacked Rahul Gandhi for visiting Mhow on the birth anniversary of Ambedkar.

  • Egyptian court quashes Hamas’ terror group tag

    Cairo : An Egyptian court overturned a decision of another tribunal which listed Palestinian Islamist group Hamas as a terrorist organisation. Quashing the earlier ruling, the Urgent Matters Appeals Court cited a lack of jurisdiction as the reason for annulling the decision.

  • Goa gang rape victims were escorts: Police

    Panaji : Two women from Delhi who were gang raped in a Goa resort were working as escorts and were accidental victims of a revenge plot, a senior police official said on Saturday.

  • How lead has soured India’s Maggi way of life!

    New Delhi/Noida : For Ramesh Nayak, 26, living got tougher after Maggi noodles were banned in Delhi. His cart in south Delhi selling Maggi noodles was his only earning until a week ago, when the local distributors stopped supplying him Maggi.

  • Rising heat in Mumbai is its own doing

    Mumbai : The scorching heat of Mumbai, which resulted in unexpected showers in the city on Friday evening, is the result of the city’s own doing, environmentalists say. Changed lifestyles that are excessively dependent on energy consuming machines, like air conditioners, refrigerators, cars and even fans and tube lights, are responsible for the rise in temperature that the city has witnessed in the past decade. This in-turn is responsible for delayed monsoons and