Free Press Journal
  • At least 13 dead, dozens wounded as Afghan University siege ends

    Kabul : A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended today after at least 13 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul’s outskirts, a government spokesman said. The attack underscored how despite efforts by the Afghan authorities to improve security, militants in this country are still able to stage large-scale and complex attacks, including in the country’s capital, Kabul.

  • Modi offer for govt ‘placement’

    Modi has made the offer on MyGov, the government’s online citizenship engagement platform he had launched in July 2014 to provide the citizens multiple avenues to share their expertise and creativity.

  • N Korea withdraws ambassador from London

    London : North Korea has ordered its ambassador in London to return home over the scandal around his deputy’s alleged defection to South Korea, reports PTI.

  • Brazil opens impeachment trial against Rousseff

    Brasilia : The impeachment trial of Brazil’s first woman president Dilma Rousseff got underway with high expectations that the suspended leader of Latin America’s biggest economy will be sacked within days.

  • No records available on AgustaWestland contract, says Ministry

    New Delhi : It may appear strange but Indian Air Force has claimed it does not have records related to controversial VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland which was later scrapped following allegations of bribery.

  • Hell hath no fury like Mehbooba questioned

    New Delhi/Srinagar : When Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was asked to justify the Kashmir killings in the ongoing bloody unrest, she angrily walked out of the press conference she jointly addressed with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday.

  • Give probe on Scorpene fiasco to independent body or SC: Congress

    New Delhi : Questioning India’s defence preparedness following the leak of details related to the French-made Scorpene submarine, the Congress on Thursday asked the Centre to form an independent probe body, or let the Supreme Court investigate the matter.

  • SC rejects review petition of Telangana for division of assets

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has dismissed a review petition filed by Telangana against its verdict which had held that the newly carved out state cannot claim ‘absolute’ right over institutions, merely because they are located in its capital Hyderabad which is now being shared by Andhra Pradesh also.

  • ‘Commission’s report on Vemula’s caste is politically motivated’

    Hyderabd: Terming the judicial commission’s report on Rohith Vemula’s suicide as “politically motivated”, the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice at University of Hyderabad on Thursday said such conclusion was aimed at ‘weakening’ the case against varsity Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile and others. “Through media reports it was learnt that the one-man commission constituted by Ministry of HRD has declared Rohith Vemula a non-Dalit. It is shocking to see such conclusion, as

  • Bomb attack kills 11 children in Syria: monitor

    Beirut:  Eleven children were killed  in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria’s Aleppo city, a monitor said.

  • Flood situation remains grim in Bihar, eases in MP

    Patna/Bhopal : The flood situation in Bihar remained grim on Thursday; though the river Ganga and its tributaries started showing sign of receding but hundreds of thousands of affected people have been still strggling for survival, officials said. The situation, however, was easing in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.

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    Lalu defends ‘Ganga at doorstep’ remark

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday defended his remark on Ganga reaching the doorsteps of the people, saying his statement should be taken on a positive note. “I agree that Ganga has caused loss, but there is profit in it as well. Currently, the loss is that various people are adversely affected by the disaster,” he told the media here. “Without informing anyone, the BJP government in

  • Bihar flood toll rises to 135

    Patna: With reports of eight fresh deaths on Thursday, the total toll in Bihar flood increased to 135, with Bhojpur district accounting for 12 deaths in the second round of floods due to the swollen Ganga.

  • Amarinder to take a call over Sidhu

    New Delhi : As former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu’s induction into AAP looked uncertain, Congress on Thursday said the party’s Punjab unit chief Amarinder Singh will take a call on the matter of the cricketer-turned-politician’s entry into the party.   “As regards such issues, we have authorised Amarinder Singh to deal with,” AICC chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala said when asked whether Sidhu was welcome into the Congress fold.

  • Naveen launches Mahaprayan scheme

    The government came under severe attack after a tribal man had to walk around 10 km carrying his wife’s body on his shoulder from a government hospital in the backward district of Kalahandi, as he was unable to get a vehicle to take the body to his village.

  • Uttarakhand floods not ‘act of god’: NGT

    New Delhi: Rejecting GVK Group firm Alaknanda Hydro Power Company’s contention that the 2013 cloudburst and floods in Uttarakhand was an “act of god”, the National Green Tribunal has directed it to pay a compensation of Rs 9.26 crore to the persons affected by the disaster. The green panel held the company liable for lack of proper care in storing muck from a construction project, which allowed the material to flow during

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    RBI lets banks to issue Masala bonds

    The RBI will be seeking amendments to enable the central bank to accept corporate bonds under the LAF which is used to bridge temporary liquidity issues by lenders  (more…)