Free Press Journal
  • Turkey says wants safe zone in Syria including Azaz

    Ankara:  Turkey said today it was seeking to create a “safe line” inside Syria that would include the
    flashpoint northern town of Azaz near the Turkish border. “We want to form a 10-kilometre safe line inside Syria, including Azaz,” Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan told A Haber television in an interview. Turkey has long pressed for a safe zone, backed up by a no-fly zone, to protect its borders and provide protection for refugees on Syrian soil.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Suu Kyi, military chief meet for power transition

    Yangon: Leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday met Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing for the third time on rule of law and continued undertakings for lasting peace. Present at the meeting at the military headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw were Lt. Gen Ye Aung from the military, and NLD senior members U Zaw Myint Maung and Tin Myo Win, Xinhua reported.

  • Erdogan vows not to allow Kurdish stronghold in northern Syria

    Ankara: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today vowed Turkey would not allow the creation of a Kurdish stronghold in northern Syria, saying there was no question of Turkish forces stopping their bombardment of Syrian Kurdish fighters. “We will not allow a new Qandil on our southern border” with Syria, Erdogan said in a televised speech in Ankara, referring to the mountain in northern Iraq which for years has been stronghold of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.

  • Lankan President meets Angela Merkel

    Berlin: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena met the German Chancellor Angela Merkel today at the German Federal Chancellery in Berlin. German Chancellor welcomed the Sri Lankan President at a special ceremony according to a Guard of Honour. Subsequently,The Himalayan Times reported that Merkel and Sirisena started bilateral discussions on trade and economic cooperation.

  • Delhi-High-Court

    HC notice to Swamy in Herald case

    New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on the pleas of Congress treasurer Motilal Vora and Young India Ltd, seeking quashing of trial court’s order allowed summoning of some documents in National Herald case.

  • CIDCO plans integrated township ‘Khalapur Smart City’

    Mumbai: The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) has decided to develop an integrated township ‘Khalapur Smart City’, entailing an investment of Rs 7,909 crore.

  • 2200 officials were under CBI surveillance as graft suspect

    New Delhi: CBI has kept 2,200 senior central government officials under surveillance for suspected corruption during the last one year and has registered FIR against 101, agency chief Anil Sinha said here today.

  • Govt took decision in favour of Vodafone also: Prasad

    New Delhi: Rejecting Vodafone’s criticism over the Rs 14,200-crore tax notice, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said in the past government had taken decision in the “favour” of the UK-based telecom giant also.

  • Make Constitution more inclusive, India to tell Nepal PM

    New Delhi: India will prod Nepal to complete the “unfinished task” of making the new Nepalese Constitution more inclusive when its Prime Minister K P Oli arrives here on Friday on his maiden visit to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

  • Raj Thackeray

    BJP need not give certificates on nationalism: Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Telling BJP that it should not give certificates on nationalism, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray today said there was no need for the Union Government to have intervened in the controversy at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

  • Court attack: Delhi Police ‘openly flouting’ SC orders:Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today alleged that Delhi Police is “openly flouting” Supreme Court orders and wondered what instructions Commissioner BS Bassi has from his “bosses” after an attack on JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar and mediapersons at Patiala Court premises.

  • Centre run by ABVP goons: Congress

    New Delhi: With violent protests and scuffles becoming order of the day at the Patiala House Court, the Congress on Wednesday alleged that the Centre is being run by ABVP goons.

  • Rijiju promises action over attack on journalists

    New Delhi: Under fire for his attempt to play down Monday’s attack on journalists in the Patiala House Court, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday accepted that it was “a serious matter” and that the police would act against those involved.

  • Ignoring SC order, men in black robes beat scribe, student

    New Delhi: In an open defiance of Supreme Court order, a large group of men dressed in lawyers’ robes today again barged into the Patiala House court complex and allegedly beat up a journalist and a student ahead of the hearing in the sedition case of JNU students’ union President Kanhaiya Kumar.