Free Press Journal
  • heavy floods, Japan

    Three killed, 26 missing in heavy rains in Japan

    Tokyo: Massive floods and landslides caused by heavy rain in eastern Japan have claimed the lives of three people while 26 others are missing, the authorities reported on Friday.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama tells administration to take in 10,000 Syrian refuges over next year

    New York : US President Barack Obama has told his administration to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year amid escalating pressure to demonstrate the country’s efforts to join European nations in resettling displaced Syrians. According to The New York Times, Obama’s statement came as the White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing that the administration was continuing to examine responses to a refugee crisis that has overwhelmed

  • A K Antony

    Congress will retain power in Kerala: A.K. Antony

    Kochi: Political signs were very bright for the Congress-led United Democratic Front to retain power in Kerala, former defence minister A.K. Antony said on Friday. “As a first step to retain power, the coming local body elections would be the pointer to the UDF retaining power after the assembly elections to be held next year,” the three-time chief minister told reporters on the sidelines of a function. Local body polls are scheduled

  • Malegaon Case

    2008 Malegaon blasts case: SC seeks Centre, NIA reply on PIL

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from Centre and National Investigating Agency (NIA) on a plea challenging removal of Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case and alleging that Government was exerting pressure on her to “go soft” on the accused.

  • Majeed Memon

    Bihar battle has become prestige issue for PM Modi: NCP

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Friday downplayed reports of tussle over seat sharing between various political parties in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls and said that the contest has become a prestige issue for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The election in Bihar going to be very prestigious particularly for the honourable PM of this country because it is he who has jumped into the battlefield and has

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    BJP takes jibe at Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav

    Lucknow: The BJP on Friday took a jibe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s statement that industrialists should not judge the state by media reports but rather experience it.

  • NDFB militants

    Two NDFB-S militants arrested in Assam

    Chirang (Assam) : Two senior NDFB-S rebels have been arrested from two different locations in Assam’s Chirang district.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee trims initial gains, still up 5 paise to 66.38 Vs USD

    Mumbai: The rupee trimmed its initial gains but was still up by five paise at 66.38 per dollar in late morning deals following bouts of selling of the US currency by some banks and exporters. The domestic unit resumed higher at 66.34 per dollar as against yesterday’s level of 66.43 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market.

  • Shahid Siddiqui

    Government trying to harm nation by banning meat: Shahid Siddiqui

    New Delhi : Former MP Shahid Siddiqui on Friday said that the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre is trying to harm the nation and society with its move to ban meat. “Bakri Eid is about to arrive in a few days. If this continues then it can lead to tensions in society. This is not the right time for appeasement. The Bharatiya Janata Party had said that it won’t do appeasement of

  • Jumpa Lahiri

    Jhumpa Lahiri gets National Humanities Medal from Obama

    Washington: President Barack Obama presented the 2014 National Medals of Arts and Humanities to Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri and 20 other distinguished persons at a White House ceremony.

  • Mumbai Train blast

    MCOCA to pronounce verdict on 2006 Mumbai serial blast case

    Mumbai: A Special Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) court is likely to pronounce its verdict today in the 2006 train blast case in Mumbai. In a trial that lasted for eight years, the prosecution examined 192 witnesses, including eight IPS and five IAS officers as well as 18 doctors.

  • Bihar polls: Manjhi says will agree with BJP’s decision on seat-sharing

    New Delhi : Continuing his tirade against the grand alliance of Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) president Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday said that BJP chief Amit Shah would take a final call on seat sharing for the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls. “We want Amit Shah to decide on seats in a way that would benefit the alliance in Bihar. Whatever he decides, we will agree,”

  • Rajnath Singh

    Pakistan Rangers to meet Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: A delegation of Pakistan Rangers, who are on visit to India for director general level talks, will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday. “Pakistan Rangers led by Maj.Gen. Umar Farooq Burki will meet home minister between 11 a.m. and 11.50 a.m.,” an official told IANS. Sources said that the Pakistani delegation would discuss with the home minister about the first day of talks that took place between border forces

  • Barack Obama

    Democrats block resolution opposing Iran deal in Senate

    Washington: US Senate Democrats blocked a united Republican resolution to reject a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, handing President Barack Obama a major victory on his foreign policy priority.

  • Peter Robinson

    Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson resigns

    London: Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson stepped down from the power-sharing government over the political crisis linked to the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Robinson is the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). He announced his resignation on Thursday after his party failed to win support in a vote to suspend the assembly, reported Xinhua news agency.

  • Jeev Milkha

    Good fightback on back nine by Jeev Milkha in Holland

    Zandvoort (The Netherlands): Jeev Milkha Singh, still looking for his first Top-20 finish in a strokeplay event this season, fought back well on the back nine to finish the day at three-under 67 in the first round of the KLM Open here.