Free Press Journal
  • Country singer Craig Strickland found dead

    New York: Country singer Craig Strickland was found dead near an Oklahoma lake one week after he and his friend went missing.

  • Kuwait recalls envoy from Iran over Saudi row

    Kuwait City: Kuwait became today the latest Gulf Arab state to recall its ambassador from Iran to protest attacks on Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic republic.

  • Xi Jinping asks CPC members not to ask unnecessary questions

    Beijing: In a stiff warning to ruling Chinese Communist Party members, President Xi Jinping has told them not to ask unnecessary questions and stay away from spreading gossip, forming factions and indulging in corruption.

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    Pathankot attack: Parrikar admits ‘security lapses’

    Pathankot: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted that “security lapses” led to the terrorist attack on the IAF base here that left seven security personnel and six terrorists dead.

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    J&K tourism players roped in for anti-tobacco drive

    Srinagar: Various tourism players in Jammu and Kashmir have been roped in by Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) for a 10-day drive aimed at creating awareness about the ill effects of tobacco use. “The anti-tobacco drive initiated from December 31, 2015 will continue till the end of this week with various tourism players and tourist police playing a vital part in the initiative,” a VHAI spokesman said here today.

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    Cong’s remarks shameful, will give boost to anti-nationals: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today lashed out at Congress for criticising government over Pathakot attack, saying its “shameful” statements will boost the morale of people with “anti-national mindset”, but the ruling party parried queries on castigation from ally Shiv Sena.

  • Power supply, telecom services partially restored in Manipur

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha chaired a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee here today to take stock of ongoing relief operations in Manipur in which the Chief Secretary of Manipur participated in the meeting through video conferencing.

  • Militants used to talk to ‘Commander Sahib’ frequently: Rajesh

    Pathankot: Dumped after being attacked with a knife, the Gurdaspur SP’s jeweller friend Rajesh Verma today said the militants who had abducted them were in constant touch with a “commander sahib” and used to call him at an interval of every 10 minutes. 40-year-old Verma, who was in the captivity for more than four hours after he was abducted along with SP Salwinder Singh and a cook on Friday last, said the militants

  • Sena slams Modi’s Pak policy, sparks fly between Cong and BJP

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDA ally Shiv Sena today blamed the Pathankot attack on his Lahore diplomacy, saying it was time for him to focus on India rather than “trying to unite the world” even as sparks flew between BJP and Congress over his Pakistan policy.

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    Money laundering: RBI to share banks’ inspection report

    New Delhi: Bowing down to pressure, the Reserve Bank of India has agreed to share relevant extracts of its banks’ inspection reports with a central economic intelligence wing to help it check money laundering and violations of other banking laws. The central bank is expected to soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), an apex intelligence agency under the Finance Ministry, in this regard, official sources said.

  • 9 drowned migrants, including children, found on Turkish beach

    Istanbul: Turkish authorities today found the bodies of nine migrants, including several children, washed up on a beach after their boat sank while crossing the Aegean Sea to EU member Greece, a media report said.

  • Govt starts probe into dumping of Chinese auto part

    New Delhi: Government has initiated a probe into alleged dumping of an automobile component – Axle for Trailers – by China in the domestic market. The move is aimed at protecting domestic players in the automobile sector against cheap imports. The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), an arm of the Commerce Ministry, has begun investigations into the matter. In a notification, the DGAD has said it has found a sufficient

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    Global cues weigh heavy, Sensex down 46 points 

    Mumbai: Negative global cues, coupled with disappointing macro-data, subdued Indian equity markets during the late-afternoon trade session on Tuesday. This led a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to trade marginally in the red — down 46 points, a day after it plunged to a new four-month low.

  • Blast near Indian consulate in eastern Afghanistan

    Jalalabad:  A small bomb exploded near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad today, authorities said, after a series of attacks on Indian installations in the region.