Free Press Journal
  • US-PAK US strongly condemns Lahore suicide attack

    Washington: Strongly condemning the “cowardly” terror attack in Lahore, the US has said together with its partners in Pakistan and across the region it will be unyielding in efforts to root out the scourge of terrorism.

  • Qadri supporters continue siege of Islamabad

    Islamabad: Hundreds of Islamists on Monday continued the siege of the heart of the Pakistani capital to denounce the hanging of the commando who assassinated the Punjab governor for alleged blasphemy.

  • Lahore attack aimed at Christians, toll rises to 72

    Lahore: Pakistani Taliban on Monday said the horrific suicide bombing at a popular park here was targeted at Christians celebrating Easter, even as the death toll in the massacre rose to 72 including 29 children. “Three more people today succumbed to their injuries raising the death toll to 72,” Punjab Emergency Services Rescue team spokesperson Deeba Shahnaz said.

  • The test of life

    The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram

  • Study challenges old interpretation of sex determination

    New York: Swapping between human sex chromosomes occurs more often than previously thought, say researchers, challenging the widely held assumption that genetically, there is a strict boundary that suppresses swapping between the X and Y sex chromosomes in humans.

  • Breastfeeding may cut ear infections in babies: study

    Washington: Higher rates of breastfeeding, use of vaccinations and lower rates of smoking by mothers may reduce the risk of ear infections in babies, according to new research.

  • Human impact affects Earth’s global energy flow: study

    London: The impact humans have made on Earth in terms of how they produce and consume resources has formed a ‘striking new pattern’ in the planet’s global energy flow, according to a new study.

  • Pak capital tense after protest by supporters of Taseer killer  

    Islamabad: Thousands of supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, who was hanged for killing liberal Punjab governor Salman Taseer, on Monday besieged the Pakistani capital’s high-security zone demanding that the Islamist assassin be declared a “martyr”.           On Sunday, about 25,000 protesters prayed for Qadri in Rawalpindi, a month after he was hanged for shooting Taseer, and then marched towards Islamabad’s Red Zone, breaking barriers that had been erected.

  • Pope Francis

    Pope urges better security for Pakistan’s religious minorities

    Vatican City: Pope Francis today appealed to Pakistani authorities to step up security for religious minorities after the “abhorrent” suicide bombing targeting Christians which killed scores in Lahore. “Yesterday in Pakistan, Holy Easter was bloodied by an abhorrent attack,” the pontiff told a crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square in his Angelus blessing on Easter Monday.

  • Indian jailed for 14 years for Bali drug-smuggling

    Denpasar (Indonesia):An Indian man was jailed for 14 years on Monday for trying to bring crystal methamphetamine into the Indonesian resort island of Bali. Sayed Mohammed Said was arrested with 1.5 kilograms (53 ounces) of the narcotics hidden inside his backpack when he arrived at Bali airport from Bangkok in September.

  • Goal to reduce world temperatures likely to fail

    Washington: The goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius set in December last year in Paris are almost impossible to achieve, according to a new study.

  • PM’s Brussels visit to focus on port logistics cooperation, FDI boost: MEA

    New Delhi: In an endeavour to strengthen bilateral ties between New Delhi and Brussels and improve cooperation on global issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visiting Belgium during the first leg of his three-nation visit, which will include stopovers in the United States and Saudi Arabia.

  • Your allies in the war against cancer

    Despite major advancements in methods of treatment, cancer continues to be the most dreaded disease in the world, with its very name evoking the image of impending disaster. Ironically, even the chemo and radiation which are the established cures come with a plethora of side-effects. Not only does the patient lose hair, but also strength, vitality and immunity. One needs every ounce of energy one can marshal to survive this scourge.

  • Charges framed against Asaram in rape case in Gandhingar

    Ahmedabad: A court in Gandhinagar today framed charges against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, paving the way start of trial, more than two years after the police filed a charge-sheet against him and six others in a rape case. A Surat-based woman has accused Asaram of raping her repeatedly during her stay in his ashram here.

  • Modi to leave on three-nation tour on Tuesday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on Tuesday night on a three-nation visit during which he will attend the India-EU summit in Brussels and the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. Modi will attend the 13th India-European Union (EU) summit and a bilateral summit with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel on Wednesday during his first ever visit to Brussels.

  • Kohli condemns ‘senseless’ Lahore terror attack

    New Delhi: Indian batting star Virat Kohli on Monday strongly condemned the appalling suicide bombing of a public park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, describing the incident as an act of ‘senseless terrorism’.  “Deeply saddened to hear about the Lahore attacks. We stand in solidarity against violence and senseless terrorism #PrayForLahore #Lahore,” Kohli wrote on Twitter.

  • Cuba ‘has no need of gifts from the empire’: Fidel Castro

    Havana:  Cuba’s Fidel Castro signaled continued resistance to rapprochement between Washington and Havana, writing in an opinion piece today that his country “has no need of gifts” from the United States. The former president, 89, remained out of sight during last week’s historic visit to the communist island by US President Barack Obama which aimed to cement normalisation.

  • Nobody can be more proud of Bachchan’s win than me: Balki

    Filmmaker R Balki says megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who won his fourth National award today for “Piku,” is a stupendous performer. Balki has worked with the 73-year-old actor in films including “Cheeni Kum,” “Paa,” “Shamitabh,” and yet-to-be-released “Ki & Ka”.

  • arjun kapoor and kareena kapoor

    Kareena, Arjun come to Katrina’s rescue

    Many know that Katrina Kaif is nursing her broken heart these days and is only concentrating on her work. In the middle of all that is surrounding her in this tough time, actor Arjun Kapoor is one person that is taking care of her.

  • Calls flood Kerala CMO over kidnapped Catholic priest

    Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s office was on Monday flooded with phone calls from across the world wanting to know the fate of Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil who was abducted by the Islamic State terrorist group in Yemen, an official said. The official who did not wish to be named told IANS that various agencies like the UN, Vatican and the FBI were among those working hard to rescue Uzhunnallil