Free Press Journal
  • India-Bangladesh district-level officials meet postponed

    Agartala: The district magistrate-level meeting of India and Bangladesh, to be held on June 24 in Chittagong in Bangladesh, has been postponed as most of the Indian officials do not have passports.

  • South Korean wartime sex slaves to sue Japan

    Seoul: Twelve South Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sex slavery on Tuesday said they will take Japan to a US federal court unless Tokyo apologises by the end of June for the atrocities done to them. The 12 victims plan to lodge a civil suit at the US District Court in San Francisco on July 1 unless Japan demonstrates sincere intent to make amends for its crimes during the Second World War,

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    Complaint against Smriti Irani: Court order likely tomorrow

    New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to pronounce tomorrow its order on a complaint against Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly giving “false” information about her educational qualification in affidavits filed with the Election Commission. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain had on June 1 reserved the order on the plea after hearing arguments on the aspect of limitation and whether cognisance can be taken or not.

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    100 Britons jailed in France for smuggling miganrts

    London: At least 100 Britons have been jailed in France in the last year for trying to smuggle migrants through the port town of Calais to Britain, media reported on Tuesday. According to prosecutors, most of them had hidden the migrants in their own cars, BBC reported. The deputy prosecutor for the Calais region’s main court, Julie Colaert said, “In the last two years we have seen more and more English smugglers.”  “Trafficking

  • 'World Widows Day'

    Widows appeal PM to introduce ‘Widow Protection Bill’ in Parl

    Vrindavan: Widows from Vrindavan and Varanasi today appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure introduction of ‘Widow Protection Bill’ in the monsoon session of Parliament. Hundreds of widows gathered at Widow Shelter Home here under the aegis of Sulabh International to mark the ‘World Widows Day’.

  • Barack Obama hosts annual Iftar at White House

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said Americans stand united in rejecting the targeting of any religious group as he opened the White House to Muslim Americans for a traditional Iftar dinner during the holy month of Ramadan. The annual Iftar was attended by eminent Muslim Americans and member of the diplomatic corps from Islamic countries including those from Bangladesh and Pakistan. “When our values are threatened, we come together as one nation. When three

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    Three in Kerala diagnosed with kala azar

    Thiruvananthapuram: Three migrant labourers in the state have been identified with kala azar or ‘black fever’, said Kerala health authorities.

  • Pakistan Government says SC can’t hear plea against military courts

    Karachi : The Pakistan government has argued that the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction to entertain a petition challenging the establishment of military courts until the armed forces were assisting the civil power. According to the Dawn, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt said the validity of any direction issued by the federal government to the armed forces could not be called in question in any court as per the addition of clauses 2,

  • Australian govt trying to confirm deaths of two citizens who fought for IS

    London : The Australian government is checking reports of militant deaths in Iraq to confirm if the two citizens who went to fight for Islamic State (IS) have been killed. According to BBC, media in Australia reported that Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar were killed in Iraq while fighting. The duo came to public notice when pictures of severed heads were posted on their social media accounts last year. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has

  • Sartaj Aziz

    Pakistan minister Aziz says Afghan governement, Taliban negotiators to meet in one week

    Karachi : Pakistani Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said that the Afghan government and Taliban negotiators are likely to meet in a week’s time. According to the Dawn, Aziz said that a major breakthrough in the process is expected within three months. Aziz said at the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee that Pakistan earlier facilitated a meeting between Afghan High Peace Council’s Secretary Masoom Stanekzai and Taliban

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    China blocks India’s move seeking action against Pakistan 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. As the UN Sanctions Committee met here at India’s request, a clarification was to be sought from Pakistan over Lakhvi’s release in the 26/11 trial but the Chinese representatives blocked the move on grounds

  • ‘Jail-made’ shirts to hit Kerala market

    Thiruvananthapuram: A new brand of cost-effective ready made shirts, sewn exclusively by prisoners, will compete with leading brands in Kerala market during the coming Onam festival season. After its popular low-cost chapati-chicken curry combo and three-fold umbrellas, the Poojappura Central Prison here has forayed into garment business by manufacturing readymade cotton shirts under the brand name ‘samraksha’. The first set of shirts, designed and sewn by jail inmates, is expected to hit the market this Onam, the state’s

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    J&K man claims his picture used in wanted militant’s posters

    Srinagar: A shopkeeper from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district has claimed that the picture of a wanted militant in Sopore, circulated by the police, was actually his and has alleged that the posters have put his life in danger. Irfan Shah, a resident of Bomhama area of Kupwara, said he was surprised to see his picture taken during a picnic, being circulated as that of the most wanted militant Abdul Qayoom Najar who is

  • Nikki Haley

    Nikki Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag

    San Francisco: South Carolina Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley has called on lawmakers to remove the controversial Confederate flag from the state capital, days after nine people were killed inside a historic black church by a white shooter, who was seen holding the flag, a symbol of white supremacy. “The time has come. That flag, while an integral part of the past, does not represent the future of our great State,” Haley said. “We are not

  • Suicide

    IIT-Kanpur student attempts suicide

    Kanpur: A student of IIT-Kanpur allegedly tried to commit suicide by slitting his wrist here, official said today. Arun Kumar Sharma (25), a student of Ph.D mechanical engineering who hails from Kota, attempted suicide yesterday evening in room number eight of the hostel over family problems, Administration Incharge, NN Kishore told PTI.

  • Phone tapping: More service providers appear before Andhra SIT

    Vijayawada: Representatives of four more telecom service providers on Tuesday appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Andhra Pradesh probing the alleged phone-tapping by Telangana government.

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    World Bank critics threatened, jailed: rights group

    Washington: The World Bank Group has done little to prevent or dissuade governments from intimidating critics of the projects it funds in some countries including India, Human Rights Watch has said.

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    More than 800 dark galaxies found

    New York: After analysing data obtained with the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have discovered 854 “ultra dark galaxies” filled with mysterious dark matter in the Coma Cluster, one of the richest cluster of galaxies containing thousands of systems. The amount of visible matter they contain, less than one percent, is extremely low compared to the average fraction within the universe, the astronomers said.  “These galaxies are dark because they lost the gas needed to

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    Chattisgarh IIIT will be a catalyst of growth in IT sector: Goyal

    Raipur: Union Minister of State for Power and Coal (Independent charge) Piyush Goyal today inaugurated the newly built International Institute of Information Technology campus at Naya Raipur in Chhattisgarh and said it will become a catalyst of growth in IT and telecom sector.