Free Press Journal
  • Wasim Akram

    Police probe firing on Wasim Akram’s car

    Karachi: Police have started investigation into the firing on former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram’s car, a media report said. Police recorded statements of witnesses, got custody of CCTV footage and sent casings of spent bullets to forensic laboratory on Thursday, Dawn on Friday quoted officials as saying. A gunman said to be aged around 50 years had fired shots at Akram’s car on Karsaz road on Wednesday after a road accident, which

  • Landslide

    Major landslide at Mumbai-Pune expressway

    Mumbai : A major landslide occurred at the Pune-Mumbai expressway late last night. The landslide has been reported near the Adoshi tunnel located near Lonavla. No one has been reported injured till now.

  • Chief Election Commissioner to visit Patna today

    New Delhi : Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and election commissioner Achal Kumar Joti will be visiting Patna today to review the preparations for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections. The duo will reportedly be meeting administration and police officials besides the representatives of various political parties before taking a call on fixing the poll schedule. The Election Commission had published the final electoral rolls on July 31. The assembly polls in Bihar would be held

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    Single authority needed for looking into food sector related issues: Paswan

    New Delhi : Union Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan has said that there is a need to to constitute a single co-ordinated body to look into many overlapping issues and expedite issuance of clearances from various ministries and government departments in the food sector.

  • LOC firing

    India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire on LoC

    Jammu: Heavy exchange of fire took place between India and Pakistan on Friday on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. “Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on the LoC in Sauji yan area of Poonch district at 3.30 a.m. today (Friday),” defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS in Jammu. “Our troops are effectively responding with same calibre weapons. Firing exchanges are still on

  • Dead Galaxies

    NASA’s Hubble discovers galaxy star birth mechanism

    Washington: Astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe’s largest galaxies continue to producing stars long after their peak years of star birth.  NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope allowed the astronomers to see brilliant knots of hot, blue stars forming along the jets of active black holes found in the centres of giant elliptical galaxies.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex sheds 41 points in early trade

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading 41.21 points or 0.15 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 12.90 points or 0.15 percent down at 8,575.75 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,327.11 points, was trading at 28,256.92 points (at 9.16 a.m.) in the

  • Rupee down

    Rupee marginally down 2 paise at Rs. 63.79 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee was marginally down by 2 paise at Rs 63.79 against the dollar in early trade today due to appreciation of the US currency overseas. Dealers attributed the rupee’s fall to dollar gains against other currencies overseas. Some demand for the dollar from importers also weighed on the rupee sentiment, they said. Yesterday, the rupee had ended marginally lower by two paise at 63.77 against the American currency on mild dollar demand from banks

  • MH370

    ‘MH370 wreckage to be found in Aussie search area’

    Canberra: Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Friday said that the wreckage from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 will be found in Australia’s search zone in the southern Indian Ocean.

  • Car bomb, Afghanistan

    Car bombing kills 8 in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least eight people were killed and more than 100 injured on Friday when a car bomb went off in the eastern part of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, police said.  The incident occurred near an army camp in Shah Shahid area. All the victims were civilians, Xinhua quoted a security source as saying.

  • Chidambaram

    Chidambaram questions Sushma Swaraj on her statement

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today questioned Sushma Swaraj over her statement in the Lok Sabha that she did not help Lalit Modi get travel documents and wanted to know the truth about the three versions of her “intervention” in the matter.

  • Bobby Jindal

    I will provide real leadership to America: Bobby Jindal

    Washington: Asserting that the country needs “a doer and not a talker”, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has said he will provide “real leadership” to America if elected president in the November 2016 elections.

  • North Korea puts back its clocks to adopt ‘Pyongyang Time’

    Seoul: North Korea today announced it was moving its clocks backwards 30 minutes to create a new “Pyongyang Time” — breaking from a time standard imposed by “wicked” Japanese imperialists more than a century ago. The change will put the standard time in North Korea at
    GMT+8:30, 30 minutes behind South Korea which, like Japan, is at GMT+9:00.

  • Village sarpanch injured in Sena-BJP workers’ clash

    Thane: A village sarpanch in the district was seriously injured when local Shiv Sena and BJP workers allegedly clashed over the results of gram panchayat by election, police said today.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Kin of woodcutters gunned down in AP given government jobs

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government today gave government jobs to the next of kin of 20 persons who were gunned down by Andhra Pradesh security agencies in Seshachalam forests in April this year.

  • Congress protest

    Congress MPs to continue protest at Gandhi statue in Parliament today

    New Delhi : Congress MPs will continue their protest at the Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises today against the suspension of the party’s 25 lawmakers from the Lok Sabha. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had earlier this week suspended the MPs over disruption of parliamentary proceedings under ruling 374 (A), leading to outrage from various quarters. The Monsoon Session of Parliament has remained at a logjam with the opposition led by the Congress,

  • floods

    Narendra Modi expresses grief, solidarity with Myanmar over flood emergency

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed grief and solidarity with Myanmar in the face of the flood emergency the nation is facing.  Sad to learn about devastating floods in Myanmar. India stands shoulder to shoulder with Myanmar in this hour of need,” he tweeted. Twelve regions and states of Myanmar have been severely affected by Cyclone Komen, which has led to widespread floods and landslides in that country. Around

  • Churchill Alemao

    ED seeks details of Goa Louis Berger bribery case

    Panaji: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Goa is keen on probing the money laundering angle in the Louis Berger bribery case, in which a former PWD minister has been already been arrested. An ED official on condition of anonymity told IANS that the central government agency had sought a copy of the First Information Report filed by the Crime Branch, in connection with the $976,630 bribe paid by Louis Berger officials in

  • Ceasefire, Pakistan

    Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in Poonch’s Sawjian sector

    Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir): Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again in the Sawjian sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Heavy firing started from the Pakistani side since 3:30 am. This is the latest in a series of ceasefire violations from across the border.

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