Free Press Journal
  • Voting for a new parliament begins in Egypt

    Cairo: Egyptians are voting in the nation’s first parliamentary election since the military’s 2013 ouster of Egypt’s first freely elected president and the election a year later of the general who removed him. Egyptians residing abroad began voting Saturday and will continue Sunday, the first of two days of voting in 15 provinces, including Cairo’s twin city of Giza. Voting in Egypt’s 13 other provinces will be on November 22-23. Many analysts and observers expect

  • Indian-fishermen

    Pakistan arrests 27 Indian fishermen

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have arrested 27 Indian fishermen on charges of intruding into its territorial waters, Radio Pakistan reported on Sunday. The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency said it also seized their boats for illegal fishing. India and Pakistan routinely arrest each other’s fishermen. They are freed after varying periods of detention.

  • ‘Real, credible’ threat to foreign nationals in Bangladesh: US

    Dhaka : The United States Embassy in Dhaka in its updated security message has alerted the American citizens living in Bangladesh and stated that the terror threat against foreign nationals remains ‘real and credible.’

  • Amit Shah

    Beef row: Amit Shah summons leaders over controversial remarks

    New Delhi: With BJP under fire over controversial remarks of its leaders on Dadri and beef row, party chief Amit Shah has cracked the whip and warned them against making such remarks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed “extreme displeasure” on the comments.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Actors urge govt to aid film institutes

    Mumbai: The film fraternity have urged the Central and Maharashtra governments to provide an impetus to film-related education.

  • South Africa opt to bat against India in third ODI

    Rajkot: South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and opted to bat against India during their third One-Day International (ODI) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

  • RSS downplays Panchjanya article

    New Delhi : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Sunday negated allegations of publishing an article backing the Dadri lynching incident in its mouthpiece Panchjanya, saying the government must focus on ways to reduce communal clashes in the country.

  • Society should tackle incidents such as Nangloi collectively: Kiran Bedi

    New Delhi : Expressing grief over the horrific Nangloi rape case where a two-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped, former IPS officer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi on Sunday said incidents such as these marks the failure of the society as a whole.

  • Abdul Kalam’s word of caution on ‘Make in India’

    New Delhi: Late President A P J Abdul Kalam was a tad cautious about ‘Make in India’ campaign saying though it’s “quite ambitious”, it has to be ensured that India does not become the low-cost, low-value assembly line of the world.

  • Noida suicide case: All three accused arrested

    New Delhi : The police on Sunday arrested the third accused in the case of the 17-year-old girl, who killed herself after being repeatedly harassed and stalked by some youths, thus successfully rounding up all the suspects. The girl had identified her stalkers in her suicide note, based on which the police went ahead with their investigation and managed to successfully nab all the three accused. According to reports, the girl named her stalkers

  • Sahitya Akademi must ensure moral policing is curbed: writer

    Panaji: The Sahitya Akademi should urge the government to ensure stringent measures to curb moral policing by “protagonists of mono-culturism”, Goan Sahitya Akademi award-winner Damodar Mauzo has said.

  • Kin of TN maid in Saudi dismiss “mental disturbance” claim

    Vellore/Chennai: The family of an Indian woman domestic help, whose hand was allegedly chopped off by her employer in Saudi Arabia, has dismissed as “lies and conspiracy” the claim of police in the Kingdom that she was suffering from “mental disturbances”.

  • Man gets 10 years jail term for killing suspected thief

    New Delhi: A man has been awarded a 10-year jail term for beating a suspected thief to death by a Delhi court which observed that he had no business to become a supreme authority and take law into his hands to commit a “fiendish act having shades of stone age”.

  • Sikh Protest

    Sikh protests continue over Granth Sahib’s desecration

    Chandigarh: Sikh protesters continued to block roads in Punjab’s Malwa region on Sunday to protest against the desecration of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of Sikh religion.

  • Woman attempts suicide after killing three-year-old son

    Bahraich: A 37-year-old woman allegedly attempted suicide after killing her three-year-old son in Vishnapur village under Ikauna police station here, police said today.  Zarina killed her son Faizan by slitting his throat with a knife and attempted suicide with the same knife yesterday, they said. The victim was mentally disturbed and was living with her parents from the last few days, police said, adding that she has been referred to Lucknow.