Free Press Journal
  • Nitish Kumar

    BJP fomenting ‘communal tension’ in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today accused BJP of trying to create “communal tension” in the state to “polarize” people on “communal lines” in the upcoming Assembly polls scheduled for later this year. “The BJP is trying to create communal tension in Bihar at local level in the districts on some pretext or other,” the Chief Minister told reporters here.

  • Indian wrestlers win 16 medals at Junior Asian c’ship

    New Delhi: Indian grapplers finished with an impressive haul of 16 medals, including three gold, at the Junior Asian Freestyle, Greeco-Roman and Female Wrestling championship at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. The Indian team’s performance has won them 68 Champion Trophy points, while the Greeco-Roman team finished runners-up with 59 points at the July 9-12 championship. In Men’s Freestyle category, the Indians claimed a total of eight medals with Ravi Kumar bagging the yellow metal in

  • Hostage situation

    18 rescued from Paris store hostage drama 

    Paris: Police on Monday rescued 18 people from a shopping centre north of Paris where armed assailants were holding at least 10 others hostage in a clothing store, media reports said.

  • India, Mens Hockey

    Teams can retain 3 domestic and 3 international players: HIL

    New Delhi: The six existing franchisees of the Hockey India League (HIL) can retain upto three domestic and as many international players from the fourth edition of the tournament to be held next year, the organisers said today. With the players auction for the next season slated to take place in September, the franchisees will have to submit the list of retained players to the orgainsers by July 20.

  • harsh vardhan

    Harsh Vardhan asks scientists, researchers to think out-of-the-box

    Panaji: Indian scientists should think ‘out of the box’ while carrying out research so as to conform to the national development path, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said. “The Narendra Modi-led government is committed towards science and its progress. The scientists should think out of the box and come out with research that can push the nation on growth path by benefiting the public,” he said addressing the twelfth International Symposium on

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar looks forward to PM’s economic package for J&K

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference working president Omar Abdullah today said he was looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement about economic package to Jammu and Kashmir. “Good to hear the PM is coming with a ONE LAKH CRORE economic package for J&K. I look forward to seeing how the package is structured,” Omar wrote on micro blogging site Twitter.

  • rape case

    15-yr-old kidnapped, gang-raped in UP

    Etah: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by four youths in Jaithera area here, police said today. On July 4, the victim was on her way to collect her marksheet with her uncle when the accused Bhanu along with three other friends kidnapped her. They took her to a house and raped the victim for several days, police said. She managed to escape from their clutches yesterday and narrated her ordeal to family post

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish slams BJP for not releasing socio-economic caste census

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today mounted a verbal assault on BJP-led NDA government for not releasing socio-economic caste census and questioned the reason behind suppressing the data even as it was compiled on the basis of popular demand.

  • Sartaj Aziz

    Pakistan seeks more evidence on 26/11

    Islamabad: In a turnaround, Pakistan today asked for “more evidence and information” from India on the Mumbai attack case and asserted that talks cannot take place without Kashmir being on the agenda, barely three days after the two countries agreed to re-engage. Going back to its oft-repeated stand, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz made it clear “no dialogue will take place with India unless Kashmir issue

  • Salman Khurshid

    We don’t need to apologize for emergency: Salman Khurshid

    Hyderabad: There is no need for the Congress to apologise for imposition of Emergency in 1975 as people realised the decision was right and voted Indira Gandhi back to power, senior party leader Salman Khurshid has said. “Why should we apologise? Why should we discuss Emergency? Certain things happened. After that, people of India voted Smt. Indira Gandhi as the Prime Minister. So, if we have to apologise, then people of India will

  • Small plane with three on board missing in Washington state

    Los Angeles: Rescue workers in Washington state said they would continue searching today for a small plane carrying three people that disappeared after takeoff from neighboring Montana. The red and white private Beech 35 aircraft went missing after departure Saturday at 4:00 pm (2200 GMT), and family members informed authorities when the plane never arrived, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. “The last cell phone signal from one of the plane’s occupants was

  • Washington Post reporter trial resumes in Iran

    Tehran: The trial of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, accused of spying on Iran for the United States, resumed behind closed doors in Tehran today, state media announced. The case against the 39-year-old, a dual American-Iranian citizen who denies guilt but has been in custody for almost a year, comes with Iran locked in nuclear talks with world powers. As Iranians waited for news of a possible nuclear deal in Vienna, the official IRNA news agency

  • Jordan court frees journalist accused of violating news ban

    Amman: A government-owned newspaper says Jordan’s state security court has released a staff reporter who was detained last week for allegedly violating a ban on writing about a foiled terror plot. The Al-Rai daily reported today that Ghazi Mrayat was freed on bail a day earlier after initially being ordered held for 15 days. At issue was a follow-up story Mrayat wrote about the arrest of an Iraqi suspect who allegedly was sent by an Iranian group to

  • Oomen Chandy

    Kerala IPS officer in trouble for disrespecting Home Minister

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said “suitable action” would be taken against senior IPS officer Rishiraj Singh, who allegedly showed “disrespect” to Home minister Ramesh Chennithala by refusing to acknowledge his presence at a function and failed to even salute him.

  • Ashok Gajapathi Raju

    Gagan satellite-based navigation system launched

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, which would make airline operations more efficient and reduce costs. GAGAN is a satellite-based navigation system which provides autonomous, high precision geo-spatial location information of the user in terms of latitude, longitude and height along with velocity and time. Jointly developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI), at an investment of Rs 774

  • ShivSena

    Exit from ‘Opposition’ mindset, Shiv Sena tells BJP

    Mumbai: In a stinging attack on its ally, the Shiv Sena today said that it will be “unfortunate” if the BJP does not come out of its “Opposition” mindset and provide a strong leadership in Maharashtra even as it asserted that it cannot turn a blind eye to the situation on the border.

  • Probe in Sagar Ratna encounter case transferred to CBI: Centre

    New Delhi: The probe into the encounter killing of Manoj Vashisth, accused in several cases of fraud, at a restaurant here in May has been transferred to CBI, the government said today. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain also told the Delhi High Court that since the probe has been transferred to CBI as sought by Vashisth’s wife, her plea should be disposed of.

  • Amit Shah

    Complaint filed against BJP workers for thrashing AAP members

    Kanpur: A police complaint has been filed against BJP workers for allegedly thrashing Aam Aadmi Party members when they went to meet BJP chief Amit Shah here. The complaint was filed by AAP leader Arvind Katiyar in Swarup Nagar police station yesterday.