Free Press Journal
  • Man held for murder of Vikhroli woman

    Mumbai : The mere presence of a minor injury on the earlobe of an elderly woman led the Vikhroli police to realise that it was a case of murder and robbery and resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old youth from the area.

  • ED building a dossier on Mallya

    Mumbai : With a case of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) being registered against Vijay Mallya, the Enforcement Directorate has started the elaborate process of building a dossier against him that will be presented to foreign courts.

  • BJP finds an ally in Kerala

    A new political party of the backward caste Ezhava community joined the NDA headed by the saffron party. However, the move suffered a setback with the Nair Service Society that represents the upper caste Nairs refusing to join the bandwagon
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  • Kerala BJP denies Smriti behaved rudely with CM

    Thiruvananthapuram : A senior BJP leader on Wednesday denied media reports about union HRD Minister Smriti Irani allegedly behaving rudely with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in January.  The chief minister had gone to meet her in her office in Delhi to seek funds for the off-campus centre of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) at Malappuram in the state, reports IANS.

  • Rahul attacks BJP, RSS over poll qualification norms in Raj

    New Delhi : Signalling a fresh confrontation, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday mounted a fresh attack on the government over making educational qualifications mandatory for contesting Panchayat polls in BJP-ruled Haryana and Rajasthan, accusing BJP and RSS of taking away the right from the poor, dalits and adivasis.

  • Indians held captive in Iraq are still alive, says Sushma

    New Delhi :  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that Indians held as captives by terrorists in Iraq are alive and assured that the government is making all efforts to bring them back. About 40 Indians from Punjab are believed to be held as captives in Iraq since last year. One of them who claimed to have escaped from there had earlier made a claim that the others might have been

  • Centre, seven states seek review of SC verdict on public advts

    New Delhi: The Centre and some states including poll-bound West Bengal and Tamil Nadu on Wednesday sought revision of the Supreme Court verdict barring publication of leaders’ photos in advertisements except those of President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India, saying that it infringed fundamental rights and federal structure.

  • Jat agitation: Haryana HRC issues notices to authorities

    Chandigarh : Taking suo motu cognisance of violence during Jat quota agitation in Haryana, the state Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notices to authorities concerned seeking their responses even as it said it had not received any complaint regarding alleged rape and molestation in Sonipat during the turmoil.

  • Hindustan Unilever Settles Class Action Litigation in TN

    Chennai :  The first-ever class action litigation moved in the country by industrial workers against occupational health exposure has ended in a settlement with the multinational giant Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) on Wednesday agreeing to pay an “undisclosed” ex-gratia amount to 591 former employees of its thermometer factory in Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump adds to lead, Sanders upsets Hillary in Michigan

    Detroit : Donald Trump continued his victory streak by grabbing three more primaries despite facing hostility from Republicans in the race for the White House, while Democrat Hillary Clinton suffered a jolt as she lost to Bernie Sanders, infusing new life into his campaign.

  • Residents celebrate after Otsu District Court issued an unprecedented order for a nuclear reactor to stop operating and ordered a second one to stay offline at Takahama plant, in Otsu.

    Japanese court orders two nuke reactors to shut down

    Tokyo : A Japanese court  ordered the shutdown of two nuclear reactors previously declared safe under post-Fukushima safety rules, a decision that comes just days before the fifth anniversary of the atomic disaster. The order will bring the number of operating reactors in Japan down to two. Dozens were shuttered in the wake of Fukushima, the world’s worst nuclear accident in a generation The ruling by the Otsu District Court –  the first

  • IS commander possibly killed in Syria airstrike

    Washington : The Islamic State group’s battle-tested equivalent of a defense minister is believed to have been killed in a US air strike in northeastern Syria, a US official said.

  • ‘US will act if tests confirmed’

    Jerusalem : US Vice President Joe Biden said that the United States would take action against Iran if long-range ballistic missile tests Tehran said it carried out were confirmed.

  • Iran fires new missiles marked with ‘Israel must be wiped out’

    Dubai : Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written in Hebrew on them, state media reported, a show of force by the Islamic Republic as US Vice President Joe Biden visited Israel.

  • North Korea claims it has miniaturised nuclear warheads

    Seoul : North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says his scientists have successfully miniaturised thermo-nuclear warheads to place on a ballistic missile and create a “true” deterrent, state media said.

  • George Martin, producer for the Beatles, dead at 90

    London : George Martin, record producer of the Beatles, has died. He was 90. The cause of death of Martin, who was also known as the “fifth Beatle”, has not yet been released, reported The Guardian.

  • Ukrainian pilot vows to continue hunger strike

    Donetsk : A Ukrainian military pilot on trial in Russia over the killing of two journalists defiantly raised her middle finger at the court today and vowed to press on with a hunger strike. Nadiya Savchenko’s high-profile case has raised deep concern in the West and in Kiev, where the government denounced the trial as a “farce” and demanded her immediate release.   “I will continue my dry hunger strike,” the 34-year-old said

  • Chinese couple sells infant to buy iPhone

    Beijing : IANS A Chinese couple was sentenced to three years in jail for selling their new-born daughter online to buy an iPhone and a motorbike with the funds, a media report said.

  • Link between Zika virus, paralysis found for first time

    London : In a first, a 15-year-old girl infected with the Zika virus – which causes incomplete brain development in newborns – was diagnosed with a paralysis-causing myelitis by French researchers.