Free Press Journal
  • Punjab seeks funds from Centre for modernisation of police force

    Sunam (Pb): Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the Centre must show “magnanimity” while allocating funds for the modernisation of the state police, and urged it to treat Punjab as a unique state by virtue of it being situated on the border. Patting the Punjab Police for showing exemplary courage in combating the terror attack at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur, Badal said, Punjab being a border state “deserves” special attention from the Union

  • Yang Weize

    Former Chinese official expelled from CPC

    Beijing: Yang Weize, former party chief of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, has been stripped of his post and expelled from the Communist Party of China (CPC) for graft. His case has been handed over to judicial authorities, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC said on Friday. It said that an investigation found Yang had “seriously violated” party rules and concealed some personal matters which should have been reported to

  • Bandh, Jammu

    BJP, ACC activists clash as Jammu observes complete bandh

    Jammu: Clashes broke out between activists of AIIMS Coordination Committee (ACC) and the BJP today in Jammu, where a complete bandh was observed over demand of establishment of AIIMS in the region, following which police used cane charge to bring situation to normal.

  • Rupee up

    Rupee recovers by 2 paise to 64.02 in late morning deals

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee pared its initial losses to recover by 2 paise to 64.02 against the American unit in late morning deals on bouts of dollar selling by banks and exporters amid rally in domestic equities.

  • Sensex up

    Sensex reclaims 28,000; Up 312.29 points

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex was up 312.29 points at 28,017.64 and the broader Nifty touched 8,504.80, up 0.99 %, in late morning deals on across the board buying led by sectors like metal, realty, healthCare, auto, among others.

  • Aquino chooses administration candidate for 2016 polls

    Manila: Philippine president Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday endorsed Manuel Roxas II, secretary of the department of the interior and local government (DILG), for the 2016 presidential elections. Aquino, in a speech, said he chose Roxas because he believes that his cabinet official, who belongs to the ruling Liberal Party, would certainly continue the “straight path”, Xinhua news agency reported. “To my Bosses (Filipino people), I tell you today, in my opinion, the

  • India ranks 14th out of 22 countries on TB prevalence

    New Delhi: India had 2.6 million cases of Tuberculosis as per the latest count and ranks 14th among 22 high TB burden countries globally, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • Militant attack

    2 Turkish police killed in gun attack blamed on PKK: reports

    Istanbul: Two Turkish police were killed today in a gun attack on police headquarters in the southern region of Adana blamed on Kurdish militants, the official Anatolia news agency reported. The gunmen fired on police headquarters in the city of Pozanti, sparking clashes which left two police as well as two militants dead, Anatolia said, quoting top local officials. The police were hunting for those attackers who escaped, it added. The attack is the

  • NHRC notice to UP over alleged beating of disabled people

    New Delhi: The NHRC on Friday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh authorities over the alleged beating up of disabled people by police at Bijnore collectorate. It called for a report on the matter within two weeks.

  • Over 9,700 women rights violation cases since April

    New Delhi: More than 9,700 cases of atrocities against women, including domestic violence and rape, have been registered since April one this year, with Uttar Pradesh seeing the highest number of such cases, the government said today.

  • Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched

    Duma (West Bank): Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early today and torched two homes, killing a young child and critically wounding at least three people, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. The Israeli prime minister called the incident a “terror attack.” According to the military, the suspects entered the village of Duma, near the city of Nablus, where they set the homes ablaze and scrawled graffiti, including “Long live

  • RBI

    Govt names Addl Secretary to RBI board in place of Fin Secy

    New Delhi: In an unusual move, the Finance Ministry has nominated Ajay Taygi, Additional Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs to the RBI board in place of Economic Affairs Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. As per the convention, Economic Affairs Secretary besides the Financial Services Secretary is part of Central Board Directors of RBI.

  • Gold

    Gold futures fall Rs 132 on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold was down Rs 132 to Rs 24,779 per 10 grams in futures market today as speculators trimmed their positions amid a weak global trend. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in October fell by Rs 132, or 0.53 per cent, to Rs 24,779 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 298 lots. Similarly, the yellow metal for delivery in August lost Rs 120, or 0.49 per cent, to Rs 24,598 per

  • Euro depreciation makes Europe a favourite tourist spot

    Kolkata: The fall in Euro rates seems to have turned into a boon for Indian tourists as the number of those planning to visit Europe, specially Greece, has seen a surge in the last few months. With competitive air fares and lucrative tour packages, there is a big surge in the number of tourists who are more interested in visiting Europe than South Asia or USA.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Coining of ‘Hindu terror’ weakened anti-terror fight

    New Delhi: Government today hit out at Congress, saying the term “Hindu terrorism” coined by its previous government had “weakened” the fight against the scourge by diverting the direction of probe into the incidents of terrorism. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who made a statement on Gurdaspur attack in Lok Sabha a day after his speech on the issue was disrupted in Rajya Sabha, attacked the opposition for making it appear that Parliament is

  • Northern Railway

    Railways announce three special trains for Kawad Yatra

    Muzaffarnagar: Northern Railway today announced that it would run three special trains for Kawad Yatra which is slated to begin on August 1. Two trains would run daily from Delhi to Haridwar via Shamli while another special train would run daily via Hapur from August 1 to August 12. Kawadias are Lord Shiva devotees who gather at Haridwar every year to take a dip and collect water of river Ganga to offer to Lord Shiva. Kawad Yatra

  • terrorist

    Tailban’s new chief may have deceived fellow insurgents: Report

    New York: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, Taliban’s newly-anointed chief, may have deceived fellow insurgents for the past two years by claiming to pass orders and messages from Mullah Muhammad Omar even though he would have been aware that his boss had died in 2013, a media report said. “Yet even by Mullah Omar’s standards, his elusiveness in his final years was remarkable. Only a handful of high-ranking Taliban had any access to their leader, and

  • Shot, murder

    One killed, 12 injured in Sri Lanka shooting

    Colombo: One person was killed and 12 others were injured on Friday when gunmen opened fire at a group of United National Party (UNP) supporters in Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo, a media report said. The incident took place in the city’s Kotahena suburb, the Colombo Gazette reported. According to police, the supporters were engaged in campaigning activities in support of former UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake when gunmen travelling in two vehicles opened