Free Press Journal
  • India fertile ground for Zika epidemic: Lancet

    Toronto: With 13 Indians already confirmed to have been infected with the Zika virus in Singapore, experts have more bad news to share. A new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases has warned that India has all the right ingredients for a potential Zika epidemic.

  • Rahul to hold ‘Khaat Sabhas’during yatra

    Lucknow: Rahul Gandhi will hold ‘Khaat Sabhas’ to have one-to-one interaction with farmers during his month-long ‘Deoria to Dilli’ yatra beginning September 6. “During the yatra, Rahul Gandhi will hold ‘Khaat Sabhas’ (meetings on charpoy) with farmers at Deoria and Kushinagar, to have one-to-one dialogue with them,” Congress spokesman R P N Singh told reporte here.

  • Women activists slam AIMPLB on triple talaq

    New Delhi: Women activists on Friday slammed the All India Muslim Personal Law Board for its counter-affidavit in Supreme Court on triple talaq saying the Muslim body has turned a blind eye to the plight of women suffering due to this practice.

  • Judge opts out of collegium meeting

    New Delhi : Justice J Chelameswar, one of the five senior most judges of the Supreme Court, did not take part in Collegium’s meeting on Thursday to discuss various issues including the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP).

  • Stranded father walks miles with daughter’s body

    Malkangiri (Odisha) : In a near rerun of the Dana Majhi incident in Kalahandi, a man here was forced to walk miles carrying his seven-year-old daughter’s body on Friday as the ambulance transporting them allegedly left them midway.

  • ‘Conversion was not Mother Teresa’s focus’

    Kolkata : For those who accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa of “religious bigotry” and baptising even dying people, her close associate Sunita Kumar could be the perfect counter. A devout Sikh, Kumar says she often sat in the same chapel beside the Catholic nun who the Vatican will canonise on Sunday – the two reciting their own religious prayers. “And that’s how the Mother wanted it. We prayed with her

  • Conclave of RSS full-timers in BJP set from Sept 10

    New Delhi : In continuation of the BJP’s advance preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, its central, state and regional organising secretaries will be holding a 3-day long conclave at Surajkund tourist resort on the outskirts of Delhi from September 10.

  • Sidhu’s front just a pack of disgruntled leaders: Badal

    Chandigarh: Terming former BJP parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu’s new political front ‘Awaaz-e-Punjab’ as comprising of ‘disgruntled’ leaders, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday said it would hardly have any impact on the state’s politics.

  • Trinamool is now 7th ‘national party’ in India

    New Delhi : After winning two consecutive Assembly polls in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee on Friday added yet another feather to her cap with her Trinamool Congress being extended the ‘national party’ status by the Election Commission. Sources in the poll panel, quoting an order, said Trinamool Congress has satisfied one of the conditions mentioned in the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 to be recognised as a national party – having

  • Ex-armymen rally in Bihar for carrying liquor

    Patna : Hundreds of ex-armymen on Friday marched to Raj Bhawan from Hathikhana near Bihar Regimental Centre headquarters protesting against arrest of serving and former army officers and men for carrying liquor while travelling through Bihar. A delegation of the Bihar ex-servicemen league submitted a memorandum to principal secretary of Governor, Ramnath Kovind who is away in Madhya Pradesh. They marched on the 5 kms long Bailey Road with banners and placards demanding

  • Miracle cure paved way for canonisation

    Vatican City : The Brazilian man whose “miraculous” cure from a brain infection paved the way for Mother Teresa’s canonisation this weekend said he is grateful for his life but doesn’t feel particularly chosen by God, reports AP. Rather, Marcilio Haddad Andrino told a Vatican press conference today he is just one example of God’s ample mercy and love.

  • Indian murder suspect found in Britain

    London : A 62-year-old Indian-origin man wanted in India on suspicion of kidnapping and murdering his friend and business partner in Punjab last year has been tracked to his home in Britain.

  • Attacks across Iraqi capital kill 15 people

    Baghdad : A series of attacks across Baghdad, including an explosion at a weapons warehouse that set off munitions and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Iraqi capital, killed 15 people and wounded over 50, according to Iraqi officials. The attacks underscore the poor security situation in the Iraqi capital, which has been subject to several recent  attacks.  At least three rockets landed in eastern Baghdad, killing five people and wounding

  • France’s Jungle migrant camp to be closed ‘in stages’

    Lille (France) :  The “Jungle” camp (in pic) in the northern French town of Calais, home to thousands of migrants hoping to reach Britain, will be dismantled in stages, the country’s interior minister has vowed, reports AFP.  France Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told a regional paper yesterday that he would press ahead with the closure “with the greatest determination”, gradually dismantling the site while also creating accommodation for thousands elsewhere in France “to

  • Muslim in headscarf stabbed to death in US

    New York :  In a suspected case of hate crime, a 60-year-old Muslim woman wearing a headscarf was stabbed to death by unknown persons here. Nazma Khanam, a former schoolteacher, was on her way home along with her husband Shamsul Alam Khan, 75, after closing their shop and picking up some groceries when she was attacked.   They were just blocks away from their home when the attacker struck about 9:15 PM

  • Muslim tourists branded ‘terrorists’ in English town

    London : A Muslim family of 12, including seven hijab-clad women, have claimed that they were called “terrorists” and stared at as if they were “aliens” during their holiday at an English seaside town. The group visited Skegness, Lincolnshire, one said they were treated like “aliens” after they were allegedly stared at and called “terrorists” by passers-by, The Independent reported.  The woman was quoted as saying by Lincolnshire Echo,  “Once we reached

  • UK Sikh bakery show contestant suffers racist abuse

    London:  A 28-year-old Sikh man in the UK, competing in a television bakery show, has suffered racist abuse. Rav Bansal, who has proved popular on The Great British Bake Off  show, said he was asked whether he was a “PAKI” by a stranger who referred to the “not-so-British Bake Off”. “So today I was asked ‘Are you the p*ki on the not so British bake off?’ Really, in 2016?,” he questioned on