Free Press Journal
  • MHA claims fall in naxal attacks

    Lucknow  : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there has been a steep decline in the number of naxal attacks in the country. “There has been a steep decline in such incidents,” Singh told reporters on Saturday. He shared the information with reporters when asked about the attack in insurgency-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh in which an STF officer was killed and a jawan injured.

  • Lalu to declare seats for SP in Bihar today

    Patna  : The Bihar unit of Samajwadi Party, which had protested over denial of seats in the grand alliance for Bihar Assembly polls, on Saturday claimed to have fruitful talks with the alliance partners RJD President Lalu Prasad and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over seat sharing.

  • Adhir Chowdhury

    Congress consolidating position in Bengal: Adhir Choudhury

    Kolkata  : West Bengal PCC President Adhir Chowdhury on Saturday claimed that the party was ‘ascending’ in the state and slowly consolidating its position. “Congress in West Bengal is ascending.

  • Flood threat looms large in rural Bihar

    Patna  : Bihar, which faced a drought-like situation till last week, is now bracing up to handle floods in hundreds of its villages, officials said on Saturday.

  • Tiger goes loose in zoo, causes panic

    Hyderabad zoo authorities swung into action immediately after the tiger was sighted roaming free and evacuated the premises after closing all the gates as a safety measure (more…)

  • Eyeball to eyeball, rival Koreas hold peace talks

    S Korean president’s national security adviser, Kim Kwan-Jin (R), and Unification Minister Hong Yong-Pyo (2nd R) shaking hands with the N Korean military’s top political officer Hwang Pyong-So (L) and North Korean top official in charge of South Korea affairs, Kim Yang-Gon (2nd L), during their meeting (more…)

  • ‘IS leader killed in US air strike’

    Washington : The second-in-command of the dreaded Islamic State militant group has been killed in a US air strike in northern Iraq, the White House has said. Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, also known as Hajji Mutazz was killed on August 18 while travelling in a vehicle near Mosul, Iraq, along with an ISIL media operative known as Abu Abdullah, the White House said.

  • Pakistan Speaker unseated by tribunal over poll rigging

    Lahore : In a jolt to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N, National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq was unseated by Punjab election commission’s tribunal as it ordered a re-poll in his constituency, accepting Imran Khan’s petition challenging the 2013 result on grounds of rigging.   The tribunal declared the election in the NA-122 constituency null and void though Sadiq can appeal the verdict in Supreme Court. 60-year-old Sadiq, who is from the ruling

  • Jindal, Trump oppose birthright citizenship

    Washington : Indian-American US presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal has joined fellow Republican candidate Donald Trump in calling for an end to birthright citizenship for children born to illegal immigrants.

  • Police quiz gunman over French train attack

    Arras : French investigators were interrogating a man who was overpowered by three young Americans after he opened fire with a Kalashnikov on a train between Amsterdam and Paris.

  • Brotherhood’s supreme guide Badie gets 6th life term

    Cairo : Mohamed Badie, top leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood already on death row, was sentenced to life for the sixth time along with two senior leaders and over 90 other members for storming a police station in 2013.

  • Syrian woman gets Mackler ‘courageous journalism’ award

    Washington : A Syrian-based journalist who has trained citizen reporters in the war-ravaged country has been named the recipient of the 2015 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism, organisers said.

  • China to flaunt its missile power at massive parade

    Beijing : China will display a range of missiles during the massive military parade commemorating the end of World War II here on September 3, where the People’s Liberation Army would flaunt latest military gears, not seen in public before.