Free Press Journal
  • Sushma Swaraj

    Talks with Pak beginning with trust: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: Rejecting any “flip flop”, India today asserted that the decision to re-start talks with Pakistan was based on “trust” and said the intent would be to have an “uninterrupted” dialogue process despite provocations by the “saboteurs”, an apparent reference to terror groups. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, while briefing Parliament on her recent visit to Pakistan, justified the decision to have ‘Comprehensive Dialogue’, saying there is a “need for bridging the

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama to explain anti-ISIS strategy at Pentagon this week

    New York : US President Barrack Obama will visit the Pentagon and the National Counter terrorism Center this week to explain his strategy to combat Islamic state of Iraq and Syria(ISIS) with no expectations of bringing significant changes to the plan.

  • Demolition: Delhi Police registers case over infant’s death

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has registered a case of death due to negligence in connection with the loss of life of a seven-month-old girl allegedly during demolition of a slum cluster in west Delhi’s Shakur basti. A case in connection with the death of the infant was registered at Punajbi Bagh police station, on the basis of statement of Mohammad Anwar, father of the deceased, yesterday evening. “The case has been registered under

  • IS eyes oil as it advances to Libyan interior: Jean-Yves Le Drian

    Paris: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today that the Islamic State group was spreading from its stronghold on the Libyan coast to the interior of the country with the aim of getting access to oil wells.

  • Agusta Westland Choper Deal

    VVIP chopper deal: Interpol notices issued against 2 Italians

    New Delhi: Interpol has issued Red Corner Notices (RCNs) against two Italian nationals, alleged to be the middlemen in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal from AgustaWestland, on charges of money laundering pressed by the ED. Officials said the global warrant for arrest has been issued against Carlo Gerosa and Guido Ralph Haschke after a special court here had issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against them on the plea of the Enforcement Directorate some

  • ‘No terrorist act in Russian plane crash in Sinai’

    Cairo: Egypt on Monday completed its probe into the Russian plane crash in Sinai peninsula and found nothing indicating “any illegal intervention or terrorist action” in the tragedy.

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    Andhra Pradesh achieved 11.77 pc growth rate in H1: Naidu

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said the state has achieved 11.77 per cent growth rate in the first half of this fiscal against the target of 10.62 per cent. “Andhra Pradesh has surpassed by 4 per cent the national growth rate of 7.2 per cent by achieving a growth rate of 11.77 per cent in the first half (H1 – April to September) of this fiscal,” Naidu said after

  • AAP lashes out at Rahul, protests against slum demolition

    New Delhi: As a political slugfest broke out over slum demolition issue, AAP today hit back at Rahul Gandhi alleging such actions were also carried out under Congress rule while Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called him a “child”. Aam Aadmi Party and Trinammol Congress protested near the Mahatma Gandhi statue outside Parliament condemning the demolition by Railways in Shakur Basti area of West Delhi after it was blamed for the death of an

  • Anup-Chetia

    ULFA leader Chetia seeks “forgiveness for past mistakes”

    Guwahati: Deported ULFA leader Anup Chetia, who is an accused in a number of murder, abduction and extortion cases, today sought forgiveness from the people of Assam for “past mistakes” and said he was ready for peace talks. “I ask for forgiveness from the people of Assam for our past mistakes”, the ULFA General Secretary, who was incarcerated in Bangladesh for 18 years, told reporters

  • Economic blockades in Manipur cause substantial loss to the state

    Imphal: Frequent economic blockades called by various organizations in Manipur have been causing huge economic loss to the state. The obstruction also causes problem for local commuters besides affecting the supply of essential commodities.

  • Socialist principles solution to all problems: UP CM

    Lucknow: Terming socialist principles solution to all problems, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today asked Samajwadi Party workers to read stories of struggles the party leaders. Releasing a book about SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, titled ‘Mulayam Singh ka Uttarakhand mein Yogdaan’, the Chief Minister said, “Several books have been written about Netaji, but his struggle for Uttrakhand has been presented very well in this book.”

  • Registration of diesel vehicles: Car dealers move NGT

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today agreed to hear a plea seeking modification of its order which said that diesel-run vehicles will not be registered in Delhi in the wake of alarming pollution levels in the city. “Let it come tomorrow,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, which took the matter on mentioning, said.

  • Teacher attacked in Paris suburb by man citing IS: police

    Paris: A teacher in a Paris suburb was attacked today by a man wielding a box cutter and scissors who cited the Islamic State jihadist group, sources in the police and prosecutor’s office said.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Arun Jaitley holds talks with Congress leaders on GST Bill

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today met Congress leaders in a bid to sort out differences for passage of the GST bill in Rajya Sabha and both sides agreed to meet further as the talks were inconclusive. With just eight days left for the winter session, Jaitley and Parliamentary Affairs Minster M Venkaiah Naidu today held consultations with Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Deputy Leader Anand Sharma.

  • Jaya urges PM to sanction special housing scheme for flood-hit

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction a special scheme for constructing 50,000 houses for urban poor who need to be resettled at a total cost of 5,000 crore as part of restoration works in rain-hit areas. Stating that the “poor and vulnerable” people, both in urban and rural areas, were worst affected, Jayalalithaa said the government has undertaken an “extensive exercise” of enumerating the

  • Stressed? Help a stranger to feel better

    New York: Providing help to friends, acquaintances, and even strangers can reduce the effects of daily stress on our emotions and our mental health, says a study. “Our research shows that when we help others, we can also help ourselves,” explained study author Emily Ansell of the Yale University School of Medicine in the US.