Free Press Journal
  • ‘Ex-husband raped British woman before killing her’

    Lahore : A 28-year-old Pakistani-origin British woman, who was murdered for “honour” in Punjab province, was raped by her former husband before he and her father allegedly killed the woman, according to the medical report.

  • Bus, fuel tanker collision kills 36 in Afghanistan

    Kabul : At least 36 persons were killed and 28 wounded when a bus collided with a fuel tanker in Afghanistan’s southern province of Zabul on Sunday, an official said, reports IANS.

  • Young activists take on China in key HK polls

    Hong Kong : Young Hong Kong independence activists calling for a complete break from China stood in major elections for the first time today, the biggest vote since 2014 pro-democracy rallies.

  • Babies try and grasp social, cultural cues at dinner table

    Washington : A recent research suggests that babies do a lot more at the dinner table than play with their sippy cups. The babies pay close attention to what food is being eaten around them and especially who is eating it.

  • ‘Page 3 girl on UK’s IS terror watch list’

    London : A 27-year-old British glamour model is on an Islamic State related terror watch by UK authorities after she used social media to communicate with extremists, said a media report.

  • Weekly horoscope by Nikilash Pradhan

    Aries:- get rid of thoughts and matters that bind you. Today things will be going as per your planning this will give happiness and increase your confidence. Trading in commodities will gain profits today.

  • Bhattacharya hopes to kick off SBI’s mega merger by Oct-end

    “The merger process will start by October-end. The grievance committee will come back to us hopefully by the end of this month, thereafter we have to send it to the Reserve Bank and then to the government for the final approval, which may probably take a month. Post which the merger can take place,”  Arundhati Bhattacharya/ SBI chairman Continue Reading ...-->

  • Mother gets a postal stamp in her name

    Mumbai : Mother Teresa, who is now Saint Mother Teresa, will have a new stamp in her name.  This philately stamp was unveiled by Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha, on the occasion of her canonisation.

  • ‘States await Rs 24,000 crore bounty from excise on oil products’

    Mumbai :   Indian states await a big boost to their finances this year as they are on course to get an additional Rs 24,000 crore bounty or more from the Centre by way of the excise duty share on oil products this fiscal year, which is set to jump by around Rs 60,000 crore.

  • Don’t interfere: B’desh tells Pak after remark on Ali hanging

    Dhaka : Bangladesh summoned Pakistan’s envoy here to protest its “interference” in the country’s internal affairs after Islamabad said it was “deeply saddened” by Jamaat leader and 1971 war criminal Mir Quasem Ali’s execution.

  • MBMC moots Pune-pattern for home-based idol immersions

    Bhayandar : After mysteriously scrapping the project of creating eco-friendly ponds for three consecutive years, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has finally woken up to the need of checking the unabated pollution of water bodies in the twin-city while immersing idols during the Ganesh festival. Taking a cue from their counterparts in Pune, the MBMC has now geared up to introduce “Jal Abhishek”, a unique environment friendly technology which involves mixing of

  • Royal tiff solved: Gates of Jaipur hotel reopened

    Jaipur : Ending a week-long tussle, the JDA on Sunday opened the main entrance to the Raj Mahal Palace heritage hotel following a meeting between Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raj and Rajmata Padmini Devi, a member of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur which owns the property.

  • Railways set to roll out 2 major reform initiatives

    New Delhi : The Railways Ministry is set to roll out two major initiatives – setting up of a regulatory authority for fixing fares and creating an infrastructure development fund – that will have far-reaching effect on the national transporter, officials said.

  • After Russia, India is most ‘unequal’ country globally

    New Delhi : India is the second most ‘unequal’ nation in the world where millionaires, or those with net assets of USD 1 million or more, control over half of its total wealth, says a report.

  • UP Supercop has Taser gun tested on him

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Javeed Ahmad on Sunday surprised his colleagues by having a Taser gun tested on him. Taser gun is an electroshock weapon which fires dart-like electrodes at the target. Due to electric shock the target suffers neuromuscular incapacitation resulting in temporary immobility.

  • Aus PM assures Modi of backing India’s NSG bid

    Hangzhou : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull who assured his country’s support to India’s bid for the NSG membership and the two leader agreed to deepen the bilateral defence and security cooperation.