Free Press Journal
  • Yadavs quiet for now, fireworks after Diwali

    Lucknow : After more than a month of a bitter and public turf war that shocked Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party’s warring Yadavs have called for truce now. But there may be more fireworks post Diwali.

  • Slain Colonel’s buddies ensure sweet Diwali for unit jawans

    Mumbai : Classmates of an Army officer from Maharashtra, who laid down his life battling militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last year, have sent 400 packets of sweets to soldiers in his unit. Col Santosh Mahadik, the Commanding Officer of 41 Rashtriya Rifles, was critically injured during the operation in the Haji Naka forest area of Kupwara near the LoC in Kashmir in November and succumbed

  • Soldier’s body mutilated: India must tell the world, says former Army chief

    New Delhi : As tributes were paid to a soldier whose body was mutilated by “terrorists” in Machil sector, former Army chief General J.J. Singh (retd) said it reflected the ‘barbarism’ of the Pakistan Army, and added that India should inform the international community of the act. The soldier, Sep Mandeep Singh, who was from Kurukshetra in Haryana, was beheaded by “terrorists” who fled back to Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir under cover fire from Pakistan

  • Temporary staff can also claim ‘equal pay for equal work’: SC

    New Delhi : In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has held that the principal of ‘equal pay for equal work’ has to be made applicable to those engaged as daily wagers, casual and contractual employees who perform the same duties as the regulars, reports PTI.

  • Blind faith killing owls ahead of Diwali festival

    Agra : Owls are in high demand during tantrik and black magic rituals done on Diwali night. Experts say this is affecting the bird population.  An expert associated with the Wildlife SOS in Agra told IANS that countless owls face a cruel fate at the hands of poachers who cater to ignorance and misguided beliefs.  Revered in Indian mythology and culture, the owls are reportedly used as sacrificial offerings by some people indulging

  • Denied salary, DCW chief won’t celebrate Diwali

    New Delhi : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal won’t celebrate Diwali on Sunday — in solidarity with her employees who have been denied salary.

  • This Diwali to be more polluted than last two years

    New Delhi : Diwali this year in Delhi is expected to be significantly more polluted than in the previous two years, reports IANS. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) of the Ministry of Earth Science, the air quality in the National capital region will be “severe” on October 30 and 31 and “worst” on October 31. The Air Quality Index (AQI) will be 443 on Sunday, or

  • FBI revives email probe, but Hillary confident

    Washington : Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she is “confident” a new FBI probe linked to her emails will not change its original finding that she should not be prosecuted and wants the agency to immediately explain the inquiry to the American people.

  • Sharif sacks minister over report on rift with military

    Islamabad : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sacked his information minister Pervaiz Rashid over the recent “leaked” media report about a rift between the civilian and military leaderships on support to militancy, reports PTI.

  • Escape arrest, reach Islamabad: Imran to party

    Lahore : As police detained more than 600 activists of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in different parts of Punjab province, party chief Imran Khan on Saturday directed his workers to escape arrest and reach Islamabad on November 2 for a final showdown with the Nawaz Sharif government.

  • Trump hails FBI move

    Washington : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said “justice would finally be served” with FBI deciding to re-open its probe into the use of personal email hosted on a private server by former US Secretary of State and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

  • Chinese vessels leave disputed shoal: official

    Manila : Chinese vessels have left the contested Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea, a Philippine official said, less than a week after President Rodrigo Duterte visited Beijing pledging closer ties.

  • Iraqi forces free town from IS

    Mosul : Iraqi security forces on Saturday freed a town from the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the south of the group’s stronghold of Mosul, as a major anti-IS offensive continued to seize more ground around the city, a security source said.

  • Syria rebels battle to break Aleppo siege

    Aleppo (Syria) : Fresh fighting shook Aleppo as rebels battled to break a siege of the city by the Syrian regime, accused by Washington of using starvation as a weapon of war. Opposition fighters unleashed a barrage of rockets on the government-held western side of the divided city on Friday as they announced a major offensive aimed at reopening vital supply lines.

  • Nobel panel signals desire for Dylan song at ceremony

    Stockholm : The Swedish Academy said on Saturday that Bob Dylan is not obliged to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, but is required to hold some sort of lecture or even sing a song, according to a report by AFP.