Free Press Journal
  • Naqvi tightens leash on schemes for minority

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has tightened leash over the UPA government’s 15-point programme in the districts with minority concentration as recommended the Justice Sachar committee report, renaming it as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Yojana.

  • Ankara arrests 3 former diplomats over coup plot

    Istanbul : A Turkish court  placed under arrest three former top diplomats, including an advisor to ex-president Abdullah Gul, over links to the failed July 15 coup, state media said.

  • Turkey allows policewomen to wear Islamic headscarf

    Istanbul : Turkey has for the first time allowed policewomen to wear the Islamic headscarf as part of their uniform, according to a ruling published in the official gazette.

  • 19 MQM offices razed, over 200 unit offices sealed

    Karachi : Further cracking down on Pakistan’s MQM, authorities have demolished around 19 of the party’s offices and sealed another 219 of its sector and unit offices besides the headquarters for being ‘illegally’ constructed on government land.

  • ‘British’ boy featured in IS execution video

    London : The Islamic State (IS) terror group has released a video showing five boys, including one it identified as British, carrying out the killing of prisoners in Syria. The children appeared to be about 10 to 13 years old and one boy, identified as Abu Abdullah al-Britani, is white, BBC reported.

  • UK broadcaster shuts down for an hour, asks viewers to exercise

    London : One of Britain’s leading broadcasters has blacked out its programs for an hour in hopes of spurring viewers to get some exercise. ITV shut down broadcasts on several of its channels on Saturday morning as part of its effort to entice UK citizens to sports clubs, which are being opened for free this weekend as part of a national event called “I Am Team GB.”   Many viewers lauded ITV’s challenge to

  • Hindu girl weds childhood Muslim friend in Pakistan

    Karachi : In a rare case of peaceful inter- religious marriage in Pakistan, a Hindu girl has tied the knot with his childhood Muslim friend after converting to Islam, with their families properly solemnising the marriage in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province.  The family of Gordhan Das Khatri willingly allowed their daughter to convert to Islam in order to marry her childhood friend Bilal Qaimkhani whose father Muhammad Yousuf Qaimkhani is an old friend

  • Wife fell to death as hubby used smartphone app for navigation

    London :  A 53-year-old woman was killed while descending a 3,000-feet mountain after her husband used a smartphone app to navigate instead of a paper map which apparently showed the wrong path, the media reported.

  • GST Council to take price hike issue

    Indore : If introduction of Goods and Service Tax (GST) leads to price hike, it is up to the Council to decide over the rate of GST, said Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya here on Saturday while interacting with media persons on the sidelines of the state-level seminar on GST, at Ravindra Natya Graha on Saturday.

  • Disability does not deter his passion

    Indore : “Our greatest glory is not, in never falling, but in rising every time we fall,” Confucius quoted.

  • Cell arrests youth for harassing woman

    Indore : ‘We Care for You Cell’ officials nabbed a person who was using a SIM, issued to the MPEB, to harass a woman by sending her obscene messages and pictures.

  • Police foil robbery attempt, four held

    Indore : Four persons were arrested while planning an armed robbery and one pistol, one live cartridge, knives, machete and air pistol were seized from them.

  • Traffic jam, a regular occurrence here

    Indore : Parking is a perennial problem on the road from Patel Bridge to Jawahar Marg, particularly the stretch till Saifi Hotel due to parking on both sides of the road. Although a parking lot exits at Premsukh Talkies, it is too far for people of Siyaganj as well as for people from Jawahar Marg.

  • National Sports awardees to meet PM today

    New Delhi : Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Saturday said that the nominees for this year’s National Sports awards, including silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu and bronze medal winning wrestler Sakshi Malik at Rio Olympic Games, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here today.