Free Press Journal
  • Blasts targeting Shias kill one, wound nearly 90 in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: At least one person was killed and nearly 90 others were injured today in a series of bomb blasts in front of a Shia shrine in Bangladesh where the members of the minority community had gathered for a procession to mark the holy day of Ashura.

  • Flight operations at Jammu airport resume

    Jammu: Flight operations to Jammu airport resumed on Saturday after the Indian Air Force (IAF) withdrew its notice to airmen (NOTAM).

  • Firing by Pakistan

    Samba: Pakistan targets nine BSF posts in overnight firing

    Samba (Jammu and Kashmir) : Unprovoked firing by Pakistan troops which began last night continued into early morning on Saturday in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. The firing began at 8 PM on Friday and continued until 2 AM on Saturday to which the BSF retaliated heavily.  Total of nine posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) were targeted in the firing and the affected areas also include areas between river Basantar

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Relief fund row: BJP defends ‘transparent’ Maharashtra CM

    Mumbai : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday defended the charges against Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of doling out Rs. 8 lakh for a dance troupe to Bangkok from the state relief fund, saying that false allegations against a ‘transparent’ and fair leader will not be ‘tolerated’.

  • Two kg explosives seized from under culvert in Rajouri

    Jammu: Army troops seized two kilograms of explosives along with detonators from under a culvert along a busy road in Rajouri district, foiling militants’ plan to carry out attack. “Alert army columns of Ace of Spades Division, while carrying out road opening towards Chingus, discovered suspicious looking poly bag under a culvert near village Chhatiari yesterday,” a Defence spokesman said. “Our troops immediately cordoned off the area and recovered approximately two kgs of explosives with five detonators,” the spokesman

  • Three workers killed in road accident

    Rangia: Three workers were killed and seven injured in a road accident at Baihata Chariali in Assam’s Kamrup district in the wee hours today. The labourers were travelling in a mini truck from Kharupetia to Barpeta when a speeding truck hit the vehcile from behind killing the three on the spot, police said. The injured were admitted to the Gauhati Medical College Hospital in a critical condition. The deceased have been identified as Ali Hussain, Akkel Ali and Sadek Ali

  • Syrian Refugees

    Austria grants NGOs 15 mn euros to tackle migrant crisis

    Vienna: Austria transferred 15 million euros ($16.5 million) to the country’s non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to cover their costs in dealing with the present migrant crisis, the interior ministry said.

  • Google’s Doodle ‘celebrates’ R.K. Laxman’s 94th birthday

    Mumbai: Google ‘celebrated’ the 94th birthday of R.K. Laxman legendary cartoonist, and creator of The Common Man with a special Doodle on Saturday. The doodle, in black-and-white — just like Laxman’s sketches which created history — depicts a studio in three parts, comprising his work desk, the artist sitting on a chair drawing his famous ‘Common Man’ on a vertical canvas, with the Common Man peeping from behind, and a collection of work

  • Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico

    Mexico City: Hurricane Patricia, a category 5 storm, made landfall on Mexico’s south-western Pacific coast, a media report said on Saturday. It made landfall on Friday evening near Emiliano Zapata, a village in Jalisco state, sources from state-run SNM weather service told EFE.  SNM monitoring stations recorded the hurricane at its maximum sustained winds at 305 kph, down slightly from a terrifying 325 kph hours earlier. The hurricane, the largest on record

  • 22 dead in suicide blast at Muharram procession in Pakistan

    Karachi : At least 22 people have been killed, mostly women, and 40 others injured in a deadly suicide blast through a Muharram procession in Lashari Muhalla in Jacobabad in Pakistan. According to the Dawn, the army took over the town soon after the incident. An emergency was declared in all hospitals of the town and announcements were made through mosques and Imambargahs for donation of blood. According to sources, the suicide attack took

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif seeks US backing against India

    Karachi : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the US to back his country in the long-standing dispute with India, a day after talks with US President Barack Obama. According to The Dawn, Sharif made it clear that his top priority was seeking international support to compel India to hold talks on the future of Kashmir. Sharif also accused India of escalating ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary. In

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama names new envoy to anti-IS coalition

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has named White House advisor on Iraq Brett McGurk as his new special envoy to the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) terror group, the media reported.

  • Pakistan’s double-face over Balochistan exposed: Congress

    New Delhi : After Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was heckled in Washington by an activist who demanded to free the restive Balochistan province, the Congress on Saturday said that the double-face of the hostile neighbour has been exposed as it is clear that they are discriminating with Balochistan and constantly pointing fingers at India regarding the issue.

  • Pakistan target BSF posts on border

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Saturday started unprovoked firing on the international border in Samba district of Jammu region, targeting BSF border posts, an official said. “Pakistan Rangers targeted nine BSF border outposts in Samba district in overnight firing,” a BSF source told IANS here. “Pakistan Rangers have used mortars during the ceasefire violation.” “They targeted Khoada, Mangu, Ragal, Challyarian and other BSF posts, the source added. Firing at some of these places

  • Ground crew prepare fighter jets for combat sorties at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria. Since early morning, Russian combat jets have been taking off from this base in western Syria, heading for missions.

    Nine Russian raids hit Syria hospitals

    Beirut : Nine Russian air strikes have hit hospitals or field clinics operating in war-torn Syria, killing civilians and medical staff, a Syrian medical organisation has said, reports AFP.