Free Press Journal
  • CPI-M gives call to Desilt Ganges

    New Delhi: The CPI-M on Friday urged the central government to desilt the Ganga river which it said was causing floods every year.

  • Cong wooing Mayawati for UP polls

    New Delhi : The Congress is seriously wooing Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati for an electoral alliance in the Uttar Pradesh elections, but she is not opening her cards.

  • Most foreigners in Goa disappear after getting bail

    Panaji : Out of 583 foreign nationals booked for crime in Goa over the last five years, 333 went ‘underground’ after getting bail, Deputy Inspector General of Police V. Gupta said on Friday.

  • SC to rescue of expelled AIADMK MP

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday restrained Tamil Nadu Police from arresting expelled AIADMK’s Rajya Sabha member Sasikala Pushpa (40) in an alleged sexual harassment case and directed the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court to decide her plea for an anticipatory bail. The restraint order against arrest effective for six weeks was issued by the Bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur having Justice A M Khanwilkar and D

  • Pay 9% interest to flat buyers in Panchkula, SC tells DLF

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered real estate giant DLF to pay 9 per cent interest to 50 buyers for the delay in handing over possession of flats in Haryana’s Panchkula town, adjoining Chandigarh.

  • Cauvery water row: SC to hear TN’s plea for water share

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear next week Tamil Nadu government’s plea seeking release of 50 TMC of water from Karnataka to meet its irrigation demands in the backdrop of the Cauvery water row. A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur posted the matter for September 2 after Tamil Nadu government mentioned it and sought an urgent hearing.

  • Suicide truck bomb kills 11 cops, injures 78 in Turkey

    Istanbul : Eleven Turkish police officers were killed and 78 people injured in a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish rebels, three days into a two- pronged Turkish offensive against jihadists and Kurdish militia in neighbouring Syria.

  • German mayor fires intern for wearing headscarf

    Berlin : A 48-year-old Palestinian refugee, hired as an intern at a German mayor’s office, was fired on the first day of work because she refused to remove her headscarf.

  • Sarkozy to ban burkini in France if re-elected

    Paris : Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to impose a nationwide ban on the burkini — full-body swimsuit worn by Muslim women — if he is re-elected next year. While launching his campaign to succeed President Francois Hollande in the 2017 presidential election, Sarkozy late on Thursday discussed issues of French identity and the nationwide ban on Islamic veils. Earlier this week, Sarkozy controversially labelled the swimwear, worn by some Muslim

  • PKK claims responsibility

    Istanbul: The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed a deadly suicide bomb attack on Turkish police in the southeastern town of Cizre that left 11 officers dead and wounded dozens more, reports AFP.  “Our sacrifice team staged a comprehensive action in Cizre that left dozens of police dead,” said the PKK, which is known for exaggerating tolls. In the statement on its website it said the attack was retaliation for the “continued isolation”

  • Judge orders release of additional Clinton emails

    Washington : A federal judge has ordered the US State Department to start releasing by September 13 an additional 15,000 emails uncovered during the FBI’s investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private server, reports IANS.

  • Hillary video ad links Trump with white supremacist

    Washington : A new video advertisement released by the Clinton Campaign links her rival Donald Trump with White supremacists and neo-Nazis, a move slammed by the top Republican leaders including the presidential nominee.

  • Pak regrets India’s rejection of ‘discuss Kashmir’ proposal

    Islamabad : Pakistan “regretted” India’s virtual rejection of its proposal for talks on Kashmir even as it briefed the ambassadors of the P-5 and European Union countries about the situation there in yet another attempt to internationalise the issue.

  • US asks Pakistan to deny safe haven to extremists

    Washington : The US has asked Pakistan to ensure that there are no safe havens for terrorists in the country, stressing that it should not differentiate between terror groups based on their agenda or affiliation.

  • Indian-origin eye specialist jailed in UK for negligence

    London : An India-born woman optometrist in the UK was  handed down a two-year suspended jail term for failing to spot a life-threatening eye infection in an eight-year-old boy who later died.

  • Pak HRC asks govt to ensure safety of Indian prisoner

    Lahore:  An Indian man, Hamid Nehal Ansari, a Mumbai resident who is serving a three-year sentence in Pakistan for illegally entering the country faces “threats” to his life in prison, Pakistan Human Rights Commission has said and asked the government to ensure his safety.

  • CLINTON-AD Clinton video ad links Trump with white supremacist, neo-Nazis

    Washington : A new video advertisement released by the Clinton Campaign links her rival Donald Trump with White supremacists and neo-Nazis, a move slammed by the top Republican leaders including the presidential nominee “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

  • Judge orders release of additional Clinton emails

    Washington  : A federal judge has ordered the US State Department to start releasing by September 13 an additional 15,000 emails uncovered during the FBI’s investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s private server.

  • Prince William comforts teen who lost his mom, says he still misses Diana

    London : Britain’s Prince William has spoken out about missing his mother Princess Diana “every day” since she was killed in a Paris car crash on August 31, 1997. The second in line to Britain’s throne opened up about his grief earlier this week during a visit to a hospice in Bedfordshire, east England, as he comforted a 14-year-old boy who had lost his mother to cancer last year.