Free Press Journal
  • Historic Vatican accord with Palestine takes effect

    Vatican City :The Vatican’s first accord with the Palestinians — an agreement that Israel has attacked as counter-productive to the Middle East peace process — has come into force, the Holy See announced today. The accord was signed in June, just over two years after the Roman Catholic Church recognised the Palestinian territories as a sovereign state in February 2013. The accord covers the operation of the Church in areas of the Holy Land under Palestinian control but its significance has been

  • shiv sena

    Pathankot attack: Shiv Sena questions peace talks

    Mumbai: BJP-ally Shiv Sena on Saturday strongly condemned the fidayeen attack at an Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in Punjab and said that terrorism and peace talks (with Pakistan) could not go together. “We are not playing politics, but it’s a fact that the bilateral peace talks and terror attacks take place simultaneously… terror and peace talks can’t go together,” Sena leader and party’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said in

  • Somali extremists use Donald Trump clip to recruit followers

    Mogadishu: Al-Qaida’s East African affiliate has released a video to recruit American blacks and Muslims that includes a clip of US presidential candidate Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering America. The 51-minute video by the Somalia based al-Shabab militant group says there is institutionalized racism and religious segregation in the US and radical Islam is the way to fight back.

  • Striker Kane urges Tottenham to be ready for EPL title charge

    London: Tottenham Hotspur star striker Harry Kane on Saturday urged his teammates to not only improve their fourth position in the English Premier League (EPL) but also mount a strong title charge in the new year.

  • Man United need to buy another striker: Van Gaal

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Saturday said it needs to buy another striker to end the goal drought of the English football club. United’s last 25 Premier League fixtures have seen them scoring just 25 goals.

  • Yemen truce has ended: Saudi-led coalition

    Riyadh: A Saudi-led coalition fighting the Shia Houthi rebel group in Yemen on Saturday announced the end of a ceasefire that was announced on December 15, 2015.
    The coalition cited continued Houthi violations to the truce as a reason to end it, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • India won’t buckle under dastardly attacks: Minister Naqvi

    Lucknow: The government will not buckle under terrorist acts, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday, in the wake of the attack at the Indian Air Force base in Punjab’s Pathankot town. The minister of state for parliamentary affairs, while on a visit to Rampur, said the recent stopover by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lahore to wish his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday was a goodwill gesture.

  • Five terrorists killed as Pathankot attack ends

    Pathankot/New Delhi: After a fierce gunfight of nearly 15 hours, security forces killed all five terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, who breached security and entered a frontline Indian Air Force (IAF) base near Punjab’s Pathankot town on Saturday, officials said.

  • Chelsea coach Hiddink demands contributions from all players

     London: New Chelsea head coach Guus Hiddink is looking for contributions from all of his footballers as the defending champions seek to improve from their 14th position in the English Premier League (EPL) in the new year. Chelsea witnessed the 2015 – the year that also gave them the title — end on a difficult note as the Blues registered only five wins from 19 matches. Head coach Jose Mourinho was sacked

  • Londoners get unexpected free ride due to technical glitch

    London: Thousands of commuters in the British capital today enjoyed unexpected free travel on the city’s transport network, including buses, trains and underground
    tube, after a technical glitch collapsed its ticketing system. The Oyster touch-in and touch-out card readers, which are used across the underground tube, buses and trams of London, failed to activate — forcing station staff to keep the ticket barriers open for everyone.

  • S.Arabia to pay ‘high price’ for executing Shiite cleric: Iran

    Tehran: Saudi Arabia will pay “a high price”for executing prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr today, Iran’s foreign ministry said. Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari strongly condemned the execution, which came after his Shiite country repeatedly asked its Sunni-ruled rival to pardon the cleric.

  • Saudi Arabia executes 47, including Shiite cleric

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges today, including a Shiite cleric who was a central figure in 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests in the kingdom. The killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr may spark new unrest among Saudi Arabia’s Shiite minority, largely concentrated in the kingdom’s east, and in Bahrain, which has seen low-level iolence since 2011 protests by its Shiite majority demanding greater rights from its Sunni monarchy.

  • NHRC to publicly hear medical negligence cases

    Mumbai – In the first ever instance of National Human Rights Commission giving public hearing to medical negligence cases against both government and private hospitals, the panel has agreed to attend to such complaints
    at a two-day grievance redressal forum here.

  • Petrol prices

    Excise duty hiked on petrol, diesel

    New Delhi – Government today hiked excise duty on petrol by Rs 0.37 per litre and by Rs 2 a litre on diesel, the second increase in duties in just over two weeks, to mop up a little less than Rs 4,400 crore.

  • Indian Air Force

    Terrorists at Pathankot were detected immidiately: IAF

    New Delhi – The terrorists who attacked an Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot were detected by aerial surveillance platforms as soon as they entered the station, an official statement said Friday, adding that the attempt to destroy “valuable assets” was foiled.

  • Gopal Rai

    Rai terms odd-even formula as successful on second day

    New Delhi – Terming the second day of implementation of odd-even formula as successful, Delhi Transport minister Gopal Rai today said he noticed “a new, collective consciousness” among people to contribute towards
    efforts for lowering pollution.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    We have ‘credible information’ on Pathankot attackers: Rijiju

    New Delhi – Terming the Pathankot terror attack as “unfortunate”, Minister of State for Home (MoS) Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said India has credible information that the attackers were sponsored by some elements from across the border.

  • Ashok Singh re-elected RJD UP chief

    Lucknow – Ashok Singh was today re-elected president of the Uttar Pradesh unit of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) unopposed.