Free Press Journal
  • Perplexed Pakistan puts off execution of disabled convict

    Islamabad : Pakistan  postponed the hanging of its first-ever paraplegic death row convict at the eleventh hour citing lack of clarity of rules on how to execute a physically disabled person, amid an outcry by rights groups over the impending execution.

  • $2.5 bn deal to buy Apaches, Chinooks

    New Delhi :  Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US, the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday cleared a nearly USD 2.5 billion dollar deal for 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing.

  • Mulayam thanks PM Modi for his praise and slams him for ‘lies’ too

    Lucknow  : In the backdrop of praises showered on him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said it was matter of honour for him and his party but attacked the BJP saying it has ‘cheated’ people by telling ‘lies.’

  • S Korea, Japan, US to hold talks

    Seoul : South Korea, the US and Japan plan to hold a trilateral meeting of their top diplomats next week in New York, Seoul’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

  • Left MLAs protest in Bengal Assembly brandishing toy guns

    Kolkata: Left Front legislators on Tuesday protested in the Assembly with toy guns against Monday’s incident during a procession march in which a few persons were allegedly seen brandishing pistols and flags of Trinamool Congress (TMC) were also spotted. The protest drew sharp reaction from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who termed it as ‘undemocratic and a reflection of political frustration’ of the Left parties in West Bengal, reports PTI.

  • “Netaji files with Centre to be made public”: BJP

    Kolkata : The Centre will declassify the files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose lying with it and is only taking time to do it because they have links to several nations, according to West Bengal BJP president Rahul Sinha.

  • State to present revised sedition circular in HC

    Mumbai :  The BJP-led Maharashtra government on Tuesday said that its circular on sedition, which has triggered a row for ostensibly trying to invoke sedition charges for criticising the political establishment, got lost in translation and promised to bring a revised version.

  • Injured women is being carried to a hospital after reported shelling by rebel fighters in Aleppo. At least 38 Islamic State group fighters were killed in air strikes by the Damascus regime against three jihadist-held towns in central Syria, amonitoring group said.

    Damascus gets warplanes from Moscow

    Damascus : Damascus has received new warplanes and reconnaissance aircraft from Moscow to fight against the Islamic State group, a Syrian military source said.

  • UP typist given police cover after ‘threat call’

    Lucknow : Lucknow Police on Tuesday provided security to 65-year-old typist Kishan Kumar after he got a threat call as he shot into the limelight when photographs showing a sub-inspector smashing his typewriter went viral on social media. “Policemen have been deployed for his security. They will pick up and drop Kumar from his home in Gomti Nagar to his workplace in Hazratganj,” a senior police official said.

  • Political appointments will have to wait: State BJP chief

    Mumbai : Increasing the uncertainty over political appointments in state-owned corporations, Maharashtra BJP president Raosaheb Danve has ruled out making the appointments any time soon.

  • Hungary to stop refugees with new fences

    Budapest : The Hungarian government is set to build more border fences in an attempt to stop the flow of refugees, the media reported on Tuesday.

  • Tobacco forum wary of MPs with vested interest

    Mumbai : The Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control (AFTC) —a coalition of 65 pan-India tobacco control NGOs — have written to the Speaker of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on September 18 with regard to the conflict of interest in nominating members for various parliamentary committees.

  • Abhishek only Indian in singles at Thailand Open Bangkok

    With no top Indian shuttlers in fray, Abhishek Yelegar will represent the country in men’s singles at the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold scheduled to be from September 29 to October 4.

  • Gujarat has most diabetics in India, Rajasthan comes next, says report

    New Delhi  : An alarming fact emerges from Gujarat in reference to lifestyle illness. Over a quarter of India’s diabetics, which number at least 559,718 though data from several states was not available, are in the state of Gujarat which has the highest number at 161,578.

  • Sun journalists on trial for paying for stories

    London : Two journalists from the ‘Sun’ newspaper in the UK today went on trial on charges of paying a police officer to gather information for stories.

  • Man caught fleeing with stolen goat

    MUMBAI: A man, who fled with the goat of a 13-year-old boy, has been nabbed by the Malwani police. On Monday, Rizwan Ahmed had taken his goat, reportedly purchased for Rs 21,000, to a ground in Malvani. A man approached him and told him to give the goat some water or the goat will die of thirst. Rizwan rushed to fetch water and when he came back, the man had fled with