Free Press Journal
  • Alexis Tsipras

    Two more child migrants drown off Greece amid angry protests

    Athens: Two children drowned overnight off the Greek island of Kos when a boat carrying migrants sank, officials said today, as protests were held against rising migrant deaths. The two children had boarded a dinghy in Turkey with their families to set sail for Kos, whose northern coast lies just 250 metres away, port police said.

  • In talks with Pakistan on media ban on LeT coverage: US

    Washington: The US has said that it is in talks with Pakistan regarding that country’s recent move to ban media coverage of terrorist outfits including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). “All I can tell you is we’re aware of them, we’re looking into them, we’re talking about this with Pakistani leaders,” State Department Spokesman, John Kirby, told reporters. “I’m going to refer you to Pakistan for the reasoning behind its decisions,” he said.

  • Burdwan blast, NIA

    Suspected JMB terrorist involved in Burdwan blast arrested

    Agartala: A suspected Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist, who confessed to having been involved in the Burdwan blast in West Bengal, was today arrested from Tripura’s Sipahijala district, about 50 km from here. Police said Jahangir Hussain (32) was arrested from Himmatpur village under Jatarpur police station bordering Bangladesh following a tip-off from the state intelligence wing. z

  • Govt school, 7 shops gutted in fire in J&K

    Srinagar: A government high school and seven shops were gutted in separate fire incidents in the valley. Fire broke out in a government high school at Gooripora on the outskirts of Srinagar last night, causing damage to the building, a police spokesman said. The cause of the fire is being investigated, he said. In a separate incident, five shops were gutted in fire at Tikipora village of Lolab area in Kupwara district of

  • Gay priest fired by Vatican describes ‘special homophobia’

    Barcelona: The Polish monsignor who came out as gay and was fired by the Vatican just before a meeting of bishops about outreach to gays says a “special kind of homophobia” exists among priests, because those who are homosexual are forced to hate themselves. Krzysztof Charamsa says in an interview with The Associated Press that he hopes more priests will come out “to destroy the code of silence in the church.”

  • Priyanka`s `Quantico` gets her 1st People`s Choice nod

    New Delhi: Not only has she won a million of hearts with her new show ‘Quantico,’ but Priyanka Chopra has also made it to the final nomination in the Favourite Actress in a New TV Series category of People’s Choice Awards 2016.

  • No bar on collegium: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme court today said there was no bar on the collegium to go ahead with its work to appoint judges for the higher judiciary, which is plagued with large-scale vacancies. The indication that it was not interfering with the functioning of the collegium system came while the apex court decided to give nine more days to elicit suggestions to improve the functioning of over two-decade-old controversial system of appointment to

  • Chhota Rajan

    Chhota Rajan’s ‘fake-identity’ passport revoked, inquiry on

    New Delhi: India has revoked the passport of arrested underworld don Chhota Rajan as an investigation found that the document was procured on a fake identity by him from the Indian mission in Australia. “His passport has been revoked as it was obtained using fake identity,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, adding government has instituted an inquiry into the matter. Asked how the High Commission in Australia issued the passport, he

  • Bihar Polls

    Bihar polls: Over 55 percent turn out by 4 p.m.

    Patna: The fifth phase of polling in Bihar on Thursday saw 55.9 percent voters casting their votes till 4 p.m. The polling recorded in Madhubani district saw 52.04 percent, Supaul 57.14 percent, Araria 57.50 percent, Kishanganj 58.34 percent, Purnea 57.77 percent, Katihar 63.70 percent, Madhepura 56.89 percent, Saharsa 49.22 percent, and Darbhanga 53.51 percent respectively till 4 p.m.

  • HC blocks launch of Reliance breast cancer drug till Nov 17

    New Delhi: Noting “serious issues” in a plea opposing Reliance Life Sciences’ move to launch a breast and gastric cancer drug allegedly similar to that made by Swiss pharma major Roche’s subsidiary Genentech Inc., Delhi High Court has directed the Indian firm not to release the product in the market till the next date of hearing. Justice Manmohan Singh observed that Reliance’s drug – TrastuRel – was approved by the Drug Controller General

  • bikaner

    Get bewitched by Bikaner

    As we continue exploring the vivid state of Rajasthan, Bikaner is another addition to its breathtaking attractions. The glorious palaces, forts and stunning temples add up to give fine piece of beauty. The architecture so fine, that the beauty has not lost its essence here. From art studded with gold, to walls that speak magical history, Bikaner is a haven for those who adore ancient goodness.

  • Indian, Russian troops to have exercise in Raj desert

    Jaipur: 250 officers and soldiers from Russia will join Indian counterparts in the joint military exercise in Rajasthan’s deserts from Saturday to finetune skills in counter-terrorism operations. The troops of the two countries will engage in a variety of missions including joint planning, cordon and search operations, search and rescue, joint tactical drills and special arms skills during the 14-day exercise.

  • 11 civilians killed in ‘rebel bombing’ of Yemen’s Taez

    Aden: At least 11 civilians have been killed in “indiscriminate bombing” by rebels of Yemen’s third city Taez, as clashes with pro-government forces intensified, a military official said today.

  • Coal Mine

    Coal scam: No role in conspiracy, was eligible: Jindal Steel

    New Delhi: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) today told a special court that it was not involved in any conspiracy to get a coal block in Jharkhand and was the only eligible firm to get it. Arguing on framing of charges in the case, senior advocate N Hariharan, who appeared for accused firm, said the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block was allocated to it after the recommendation of the screening committee and all

  • SRK Security

    Row over remarks on “intolerance”: SRK’s security stepped-up

    Mumbai: Amid the row over Shah Rukh Khan’s remarks on “extreme intolerance” in the country after which he came under attack from some sections in BJP, the Mumbai Police have beefed up the security of the Bollywood superstar. “We have increased the security of the actor, who was already provided police security a few days back,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Satyanarayan Chaudhary said.

  • Pakistan beat England in third Test to clinch series

    Johannesburg : Pakistan spinners displayed a sparkling performance to help their side beat England by 127 runs in the third and the final Test in Sharjah on Thursday and consequently clinched the three-match series 2-0.

  • Satya Nadella

    Nadella embraces E-comm cos,ropes in PayTm, Snapdeal for cloud

    Mumbai: Microsoft chief Satya Nadella today said the tech giant will fund hundreds of new generation entrepreneurs in India’s ‘smart cities’ space and is overwhelmed by the start-up culture in the country, especially in e-commerce. Delivering keynote address at ‘Future Unleashed: Accelerating India,’ which is Microsoft’s largest ever customer conference in the country, Hyderabad-born Nadella also announced new partnerships with e-commerce leaders such as Justdial, PayTm and Snapdeal.