Free Press Journal
  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj returns from US visit

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj returned to the capital today after a three-day visit to the US during which she participated in the International Yoga Day celebrations at the United Nations. During her visit, Swaraj met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and discussed several regional and global issues including climate change and sustainable development.

  • Iran MPs pass bill to safeguard nuclear ‘rights’

    Tehran: Iran’s parliament passed a bill today obliging the government to safeguard the country’s “nuclear rights and achievements,” despite talks with global powers on curbing the Islamic republic’s disputed atomic programme. The measure was met by anger from President Hassan Rouhani’s government, with a spokesman saying the draft law was unconstitutional as it contravened the country’s defence and security policies.

  • Lakhvi

    China blocks India’s move seeking action against Pak on Lakhvi

    United Nations: China has blocked India’s move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in violation of a resolution of the world body as it contended that India provided insufficient information.

  • CBSE

    CBSE to re-conduct AIPMT exam on July 25

    New Delhi: The CBSE on Tuesday announced that it would re-conduct the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental courses on July 25.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Team behind Dhoni, dressing room atmosphere same: Ashwin

    Mirpur: India off-spinner RavichandranAshwin has said that the team is standing strongly behind beleaguered skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and there is no change in the dressing room atmosphere despite the visitors losing their first-ever ODI series to Bangladesh.

  • Underfire India loook to salvage pride in final ODI

    Mirpur: Stung by their first-ever series defeat against Bangladesh, underfire India will look to salvage some pride and prevent the hosts from registering a rare clean sweep when they go into the third and final cricket one-dayer here tomorrow.

  • K V Thomas

    K V Thomas urges Centre to give ration to fishermen hit by ban

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader K V Thomas today urged the Centre to provide free ration to fishermen affected by the ban imposed on fishing by mechanised boats for the months of June and July. Ban on fishing by mechanised boats is imposed between June 15 and July 31 by state like Kerala in the territorial waterways and a total ban on fishing is imposed for one month from June 1 by the

  • Young guns turn into poster boys of militancy in Kashmir

    Tral (Kashmir): Kashmir valley’s bloodied folklore has it that he took up the gun to avenge his elder brother’s humiliation by the security forces who made him do squats after picking him up for no crime. Four years down the line, Burhan Wani, 19, is a youth icon referred to as “Robinhood” of Tral, who opens fire only to fight injustice.

  • Nitish Kumar

    BJP challenges Nitish over black money issue

    Patna: The BJP today challenged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar “to prove” when Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised that Rs 15 lakh will be deposited in every Indian’s bank account once all the black money stashed in foreign countries is brought back.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Stalled projects being micro-monitored for revival: Arun Jaitley

    San Francisco: The government is minutely monitoring the stalled projects in a move to enable a pick-up in industrial growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.  “Micro attention is being paid to stalled projects and a pick-up in that area would be helping demand for industrial products,” Jaitley said at a meeting here on Monday with US companies operating in India. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) that co-hosted the event with

  • Ajsu party demands SIT probe into 1993 doctor attack case

    Ranchi: The Ajsu party, an ally in the NDA-led government in Jharkhand, today demanded a SIT probe into the 1993 case of attack on a Ranchi-based doctor, hours after a local court sentenced two of its leaders to seven years in prison. “We have faith in the judiciary. We will appeal in the High Court against the lower court’s order against Kamal Kishore Bhagat and A Bodra,” Ajsu party spokesman Deo Sharan Bhagat

  • North Korea sentences 2 South Koreans to life on spying charges

    Pyongyang: North Korea’s Supreme Court has convicted two South Koreans on state subversion charges and sentenced them to life in prison with labour. The sentences for Kim Kuk-gi and Choe Chun-gil were handed down today after they were found guilty of spying for South Korea. Officials in South Korea have denied they were involved in espionage and demanded they be released. North Korea presented the two before reporters in March and said they had been

  • Activists set sail for Gaza in bid to break Israeli blockade

    Jerusalem: Activists aboard a flotilla of boats are to soon set sail for Gaza in a fresh bid to break Israel’s blockade of the territory, five years after a similar attempt ended in a deadly raid. The so-called Freedom Flotilla III — a convoy of ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists, at least one European lawmaker and an Arab-Israeli MP — will try to reach the shores of the Gaza Strip by the end of the month.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal backs Tomar’s resignation to target PM on Lalit Modi controversy

    New Delhi: Attempting to downplay the controversy surrounding the fake degree of his former Cabinet colleague Jitender Singh Tomar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should initiate steps against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for allegedly helping former IPL boss Lalit Modi.

  • heatwave karachi

    Brutal Pakistan heatwave kills 630 people in Karachi

    Karachi: Pakistan’s worst heatwave in decades has claimed at least 630 lives in the country’s largest city as authorities today ordered closure of all educational institutions and government offices and the army has also been called in to deal with the situation. The heatwave, sweeping across Sindh province, has been going on since the start of Ramzan on Friday, wreaking havoc and triggering an emergency situation in major hospitals of the province.

  • Haris Sohail

    Haris Sohail suffers an injury, may return home

    Karachi: Pakistan’s Test batsman Haris Sohail has suffered a shoulder injury in Sri Lanka and could be recalled home. Chief selector Haroon Rasheed told PTI that the team management has not yet decided to send Sohail back to Pakistan. “He suffered a nasty fall on his shoulder during practice but the management is currently having him examined by the best doctors and will decide soon whether he will remain with the team or return home,” the

  • Sadhvi Prachi

    Don’t like Yoga? Then go to Pakistan, says Sadhvi Prachi

    New Delhi: VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi today kicked up another controversy with her remarks that those who are opposed to Yoga should go to Pakistan and that they have “no right” to stay in the country. The comments came by way of Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s(VHP) response to All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s (AIMPLB) opposition to yoga.

  • hannibal-finale

    ‘Hannibal’ to be taken off after third season

    Los Angeles: Popular television series “Hannibal” has been canceled by NBC after three seasons. The network announced that it would not order a fourth season of the critically-acclaimed psychological thriller by writer-producer Bryan Fuller and the currently airing season would be its last, reported Ace Showbiz.