Free Press Journal
  • Air turbulence injures 24 people in US

    San Francisco: At least 22 passengers and two crew members were injured today when a JetBlue flight experienced turbulence with many hitting their head on the ceiling, US media reports said.

  • Delhi Diesel Ban Revoked – But There’s A Catch!

    Delhi folks, rejoice! You can now get your hands on that big diesel SUV or saloon you were eyeing. The Supreme Court has lifted the ban that barred registrations of vehicles with diesel engines larger than 2,000cc. The ban was in effect for nearly eight months, and has caused serious damage in terms of sales (and jobs) for a few manufacturers in particular.

  • Bribery charge against IGP to be probed: Goa CM

    Panaji: Amid demands for an independent probe into the allegation of bribery against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said an inquiry would be conducted into it, but not by the police department.

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    Taliban plans attack at borders with India, warns Pak agency

    Lahore: Pakistan’s top counter-terrorism agency has issued two alerts, warning about possible terror attacks by two Taliban suicide bombers at the Wagah and Ganda Singh borders with India around the Independence Day. The National Counter-Terrorism Authority has asked the Punjab Director General of Pakistan Rangers, the Home Department and the Punjab police chief to take high preventive measures to protect the public as well as security personnel.

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    B’desh arrests 5 militants, identifies Jul 1 attack mastermind

    Dhaka: Five members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh have been arrested for their involvement in the Dhaka cafe attack that left 22 people dead, as police today identified a second mastermind of the worst terror strike in the Muslim-majority country. “Our counter-terrorism unit arrested five neo-JMB

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    Chinese police probes power plant explosion

    Beijing: Chinese police today questioned the owner of a power plant in central Hubei Province where 21 people were killed and five others injured after a high- pressure steam pipe exploded at the facility. DNA tests will be conducted to identify the bodies of 21 people, aged between 22 and 51 years, killed in the explosion at Madian Gangue Power Generation Co.Ltd. in Dangyang City yesterday, local authorities said.

  • SC for autopsy of Srinagar youth under DJ supervision

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered that exhumation and autopsy of the body of a 26-year-old man, who was killed allegedly by police at Tengpora in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on July 10, would be carried out under the supervision of the District and Sessions Judge.

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    21 killed, five injured in China power station blast

    Beijing : At least 21 were killed and five others injured in a steam-pipe explosion at a power station in central China. The blast took place at Dangyang city about 3:20 p.m. local time on Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said three of the five injured were in serious condition and that the cause of the explosion wasn’t clear.

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    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Potterheads don’t have to be divided into the Love-cursed-child-group or Hate-cursed-child-group. There can be a Mixed-feelings-for-cursed-child group as well, which is sitting at fence and loving and hating the play at the same time, says Manasi Y Mastakar.

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    New Chinese flags sent to Rio to replace flawed ones

    Beijing: Flawed Chinese flags that were hoisted at the Olymipics in Rio de Janeiro are being replaced following protests by Chinese netizens, authorities have said. Workers at a company based about 75 kilometers outside Sao Paulo have been toiling for 30 hours straight, rustling up Chinese national flags with the correct design, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

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    Sikh man shot dead at robbery in convenience store

    New York: A 36-year-old Sikh man was shot dead by a masked gunman during an armed robbery at a convenience store in the US. Amanjeet Singh Toor was shot dead early Monday during the robbery at the store in Arizona where he worked. The assailant then chased the other employees out of the store before returning to grab a bag, police added.

  • Twitterati slam Vijay Goel over Rio misconduct

    New Delhi: Soon after the Rio Olympics organizing committee threatened to cancel Sports Minister Vijay Goel‘s accreditation, Twitter went abuzz about the incident with Twitterati slamming the Minister for being “aggressive and rude” and pushing in non-accredited persons into restricted venues.

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    UN to issue stamp to mark M S Subbulakshmi’s birth centenary

    United Nations: To honor the legacy of India’s carnatic music legend M S Subbulakshmi, the UN will issue a stamp to mark her birth centenary next week, coinciding with the celebrations of India’s 70th independence day.

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    Quetta attack: Pak hints involvement of India’s RAW

    Islamabad: Pakistan has in a veiled statement indicated that India’s intelligence agency RAW might have collaborated with the local militant groups in carrying out Monday’s terrorist attack in Quetta, which killed over 70 people.