Free Press Journal
  • R K Pachauri

    Pachauri allowed to visit TERI offices, bar two

    New Delhi: A court here on Friday allowed environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, accused in a sexual harassment case, to visit all the offices of TERI, except two establishments in one of which the complainant worked.

  • Thai soldiers

    Thai soldiers shot dead and burnt in deep south: police

    Narathiwat (Thailand): Suspected militants have shot dead two Thai soldiers and burned their bodies, police said today, in the latest outbreak of violence in the kingdom’s insurgency-battered deep south. The drive-by shooting in the Ruso district of Narathiwat province took place shortly before noon yesterday, the last day of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, a period when the region often sees a surge in attacks.

  • DMK slams Centre on rejecting SunTV applications in FM auction

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi today said Centre’s rejection of applications for Sun TV Group, owned by his grand nephew Kalanithi Maran, to participate in Phase III of FM auctions amounted to “strangulating democracy” and asked the government to reconsider its decision. “Based on unproven allegations, with no proper explanation made on threat to national security, Centre denying permission to media organisations like Sun Group (to participate in the auction) amounts to strangulating

  • Ashraf Ghani

    Next round of peace talks with Taliban in three weeks : Ashraf Ghani

    Kabul : Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has said that the next round of reconciliatory talks between his government and the Taliban will take place in 15 days or a maximum of three weeks. President Ghani, who was on a visit to eastern Khost province on Wednesday to meet the families of victims of Sunday’s deadly suicide bombing that left 27 civilians dead, said ‘peace’ was desired by all people, adding that the recently

  • Coal Scam

    Rajasthan identifies over 30 mining blocks for auction

    New Delhi: Rajasthan has identified over 30 blocks of iron ore, limestone, manganese and potash among other minerals for auction. Besides, the state has asked the Centre for assistance regarding environmental clearances for mining proposals, an official statement said today.

  • Rape case

    Woman raped, assaulted by husband, brother-in-law

    Etah (UP): A woman has accused her husband and brother-in-law of rape and assault for dowry, police said here today. A case in this regard was filed against the duo at Kotwali City police station yesterday, following intervention of court.

  • Chinese extremists

    Over 550 Chinese extremists held for travelling to war zones

    Beijing: China has arrested 553 extremists who tried to cross the border in Yunnan province to travel to war zones overseas, mostly to Syria to join Islamic State militants, since 2014, officials said today. As of June this year, police have captured 35 people who planned to illegally cross the border and participate in the Syrian conflict, and shot and killed four terrorists during the process, Dong Jialu, deputy head of the Yunnan Provincial

  • Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari to talk terrorism, trade with Obama

    Abuja: Nigeria’s new president Muhammadu Buhari is due to meet Barack Obama next week in Washington, where they are set to discuss the fight against terrorism and boost damaged bilateral relations. Facing an uptick in violence from the jihadist group Boko Haram, Buhari – who came to power in late May – is expected to push for US help to tackle the insurgency and also improve trade, particularly in oil.

  • Khaled Bahah

    Exiled Yemen VP says Aden ‘liberated’

    Riyadh: Yemen’s exiled Vice President Khaled Bahah announced online today the “liberation” of second city Aden after four months of devastating fighting between loyalist forces and Iran-backed rebels. “The government announces the liberation of the province of Aden on the first day of Eid al-Fitr which falls on July 17,” Bahah said on his Facebook page, referring to the Muslim holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

  • Kashmir Security

    Security forces bust hideout in Kashmir, recover arms

    Srinagar: Security forces today busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, police said. Acting on a tip off, security forces launched a search operation at Marhama forest in Awoora area of Trehgam, 120 km from here, a police officer said.

  • Indian American fugitive killer extradited to US

    New York: An Indian American medical transcriptionist who pleaded guilty to killing his ex-lover 10 years ago was extradited to the US from India and will now serve his 23-year prison sentence, a media report said on Friday.  Amit Livingston, who failed to appear before the court in 2007, pleaded guilty to killing his 31-year-old former lover Hermila Hernandez in 2005, India West reported. Hernandez was shot in the back of the

  • Vyapam scam will be raised in Parliament: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    New Delhi: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today said the issue of Vyapam scam will be raised during the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament as he accused Madhya Pradesh government of “inaction” in probing the massive irregularities, in which many accused and witnesses have lost their lives.

  • LPG tanker overturns, no casualty

    Jaipur: A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas overturned causing leakage in Jaipur’s sub-urban town of Dudu in the wee hours today. No casualty was reported in the incident and the driver and cleaner escaped unhurt, police said.

  • Hongkong Protest

    Hong Kong protest leaders to stand trial

    Hong Kong: Two Hong Kong students who initiated the “Occupy Central” protest last year will stand trial on Friday for allegedly obstructing police officers from performing their duties. Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the leader of Scholarism, and Nathan Law Kwun-chung, secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, were arrested on Tuesday and were accused of obstructing police officers during a demonstration in June 2014, China.org reported.

  • Sugary Drinks

    Tax on sugary drinks can curb obesity

    Washington: A tax on sugary drinks that depends on the number of calories or amount of sugar per litre could help fight obesity, a study says.  A few countries like Mexico have already imposed a tax on sugary drinks. This would encourage drinks companies to offer low-calorie alternatives.  Worldwide, an estimated 1.9 billion adults are overweight, of whom 600 million are obese. Sugary drinks are a significant contributor to obesity as they

  • Muhammad Hafeez

    Hafeez fails ICC bowling test, banned for 12 months

    Dubai: Pakistani all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was on Friday suspended from bowling in international cricket for the next 12 months following an independent assessment of his action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    BJP slams Rahul Gandhi’s ’56-inch chest’ jibe

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday hit back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi following his ‘56-inch’ chest jibe directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that those having a limited vision of 5.6 millimetres naturally would not understand the unlimited vision of 56.