Free Press Journal
  • MH 370 plane

    China seeks further investigation into MH370

    Beijing: China today requested Malaysia to continue investigating the cause of the crash of a Malaysian Airlines plane after Kuala Lumpur confirmed the debris found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated MH370. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the Chinese government requests the Malaysian government to act on its commitment, continue the investigation into the cause of the accident, provide the families with necessary help and uphold their lawful rights

  • A Saudi man reacts following a blast inside a mosque, in Riyadh.

    17 killed in bomb attack on Saudi police at mosque

    Riyadh: A “terrorist” bomb targeting a mosque used by Saudi police killed at least 17 people today in the southern city of Abha, state television El-Ikhbariya reported. The explosion took place as worshippers were praying at a mosque used by Saudi special forces in Abha, the broadcaster said, describing it as a “terrorist” attack. It gave no further details.

  • On Hiroshima bombing day, PM pitches for violence-free world

    New Delhi: On the anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the 70-year-old incident reminds of the “horrors of war” and pitched for creating a violence-free world, a sentiment reciprocated by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. In a message on the anniversary of the bombing on the Japanese city, he emphasised that solutions to problems of humanity lie in peace and progress.

  • Lok sabha, Parliament

    LS passes Bill to repeal 295 obsolete Acts

    New Delhi: A bill seeking to scrap a set of 295 obsolete Acts dealing with several issues including changes in marriage laws and cement hoarding was today passed by Lok Sabha which continued to witness boycott by Congress and several other opposition parties.

  • Amitabh Thakur IPS

    Amitabh Thakur to oppose UP govt’s move in Yadav Singh case

    Lucknow: Firing a fresh salvo, suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur today accused Uttar Pradesh government of wasting public money by challenging a High Court order for a CBI probe against former NOIDA chief engineer Yadav Singh in a graft case and vowed to oppose it.

  • Head down south for the best monsoon getaways

    Monsoon has swirled in bringing its heavenly showers that make us smile. A short escape from the busy city life into the greenery can be your sinful indulgence as we take you to the amazing South India to explore some of the best monsoon destinations. Take a step to these untouched beauties which offer a delightful experience in the rain. These places will cast a spell on you as you devour them

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP government justifies not seeking Jung ok for circle rates

    New Delhi: The tussle between Delhi government and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung over the notification of new circle rates intensified on Thursday with the Arvind Kejriwal government stating there was “no need of seeking” Jung’s approval. Jung, however, said he would examine the constitutional and legal aspects of the notification.

  • dinosaur eggs

    231 dinosaur eggs seized from home in China

    Beijing: As many as 231 fossilised dinosaur eggs and a dinosaur skeleton have been seized from a house in China’s southern Guangdong Province.

  • China says Silk Road trade touches USD 485 billion   

    Beijing: China today said since it began implementing the ambitions Silk Road initiative, the trade volumes with countries along the route has touched USD 485.4 billion in the first half of this year, accounting for 25.8 per cent of the country’s total volume of foreign trade.

  • Court allows video conferencing proceedings against Jundal

    New Delhi: A court here has allowed a plea by the NIA seeking proceedings against suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Jundal to be conducted via video conferencing, court sources said on Thursday. District Judge Amar Nath on Wednesday allowed the NIA plea.

  • SSP impersonates a robber in UP, police fails to act

    Kanpur: In a novel move, a senior police officer here roamed the city streets impersonating a robber in an attempt to review the alertness of city police who failed to take any action against him. Following the incident, eight policemen have been sent to ‘line hazir’ whereas Station Officers of six police stations have been issued a warning, Senior Superintendent of Police Shalab Mathur said today.

  • Andrzej Duda

    Poland swears in conservative Andrzej Duda as new president

    Warsaw: Conservative lawyer Andrzej Duda was today sworn in as Poland’s president, promising generous social benefits and calling for a greater NATO presence in the region amid concerns over the perceived threat from Russia.

  • Lok Sabha passes bill to deal with cheque bounce cases

    New Delhi: A bill providing for filing of cheque bounce cases at the place where a cheque is presented for clearance and not the place of issue, was approved by the Lok Sabha today. The amendments in the Negotiable Instruments Act will have implications for over 18 lakh cheque bounce cases pending in various courts, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said while piloting the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill 2015 in the

  • Special Oly Gold winner Laxmi returns home to grand welcome

    Guwahati: A girl student of a special children school in Guwahati has made India proud by winning a gold medal in Soft Ball and a silver medal in 50 m race in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Laxmi Kumari of Asha Special Children School, Narangi Army Cantonment, was given a grand welcome at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordalai International Airport today here on her return by her fans and admirers

  • Sadhvi Prachi

    There are 1-2 terrorists in Parliament: Sadhvi Prachi

    Roorkee: Firebrand VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi triggered another controversy today by alleging there re “one or two terrorists” in Parliament in remarks that appeared to be targeting MPs who were against hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. Prachi’s controversial outburst that sparked an outrage also saw her asking the Centre to hand over the Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Naved Yakub arrested in Udhampur yesterday to Hindu organizations so that he is taught

  • Islamic States

    UK charges radical preacher Anjam Choudary with supporting ISIS

    New York : Radical preacher Anjem Choudary, along with an associate, has been charged by the British authorities with inciting support for the terrorist organization, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to the New York Times, the Metropolitan Police in London said that Choudary was charged along with Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, an associate.

  • Rajiv case: Tamil Nadu supports in SC right to remit jail terms

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu today strongly supported in the Supreme Court the statutory right of the Executive to suspend or remit sentences of convicts saying if judiciary prohibits states from exercising it then it would amount to denial of fundamental right to life. “If the court asks Executive not to consider suspending or remitting sentences of convicts then it would amount to denial of right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution,”

  • Anand Sharma

    Sushma’s defence as “tear-jerker” full of “holes”: Congress

    New Delhi: Rejecting as “tear-jerker” Union Minister Sushma Swaraj’s emotional statement on Lalit Modi controversy, Congress today said it was “puntured with multiple holes” and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he cannot “brazen up” it by remaining silent. Party spokesperson Anand Sharma accused Modi and Swaraj of once again having “misled” the nation “shamelessly and unbashedly”.

  • gaza blast

    Blast from Gaza war ordnance kills 4, wounds 13

    Gaza City: A Palestinian health official says at least four Palestinians from the same family were killed and 13 people were injured in the Gaza Strip by an explosion of Israeli military ordnance left over from last summer’s war.