Free Press Journal
  • AAP’s CM face in Goa summoned by ACB in housing scam case

    Panaji : A few days after he was nominated as the Aam Aadmity’s chief ministerial candidate in Goa, former bureaucrat Elvis Gomes has been issued summons by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of the Goa Police in connection with a housing scam case.

  • Congress releases list of 16 candidates for Punjab polls

    New Delhi : Congress on Friday released a list of another 16 candidates for the upcoming Punjab assembly polls, dropping two of its sitting MLAs and renominating six others and bringing in four fresh faces.

  • Eco-friendly Christmas tree draws revellers in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru : An eco-friendly Christmas tree outside a church is attracting huge crowd here. The 25 feet tree, created by the members of the Mar Thoma Church, is completely made using recyclable material.

  • Hails Aleppo recapture, moves to expand Syria presence

    Moscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin said the recapture of the devastated city of Aleppo by Syrian regime forces was a “very important” step towards stabilising the war-torn country, reports AFP. “The liberation of Aleppo from radical elements is a very important part of the normalisation in Syria, and I hope, for the region overall,” Putin told defence minister Sergei Shoigu in a meeting, the Kremlin said.

  • Germany probes if attack suspect was part of a ‘terror network’

    Berlin : German authorities said they were investigating whether the main suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, who was shot dead in Italy, had accomplices, as they warned the high threat level remained “unchanged”.

  • Christmas Day terror plot foiled by Australian police

    Sydney : An Islamic State-inspired Christmas Day terror plot targeting central Melbourne with explosives has been foiled after raids across the city resulted in seven arrests, said police. Victoria Police chief commissioner Graham Ashton alleged those detained planned to attack high-profile locations including Melbourne’s iconic train station, Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral. “Over the last fortnight… we have had to conduct a criminal investigation relating to the formation of what we believe

  • Syria army, civilians move into ruined Aleppo streets

    It was the biggest victory for President Assad’s forces in nearly six years of civil war and a major win for his foreign backers, with key ally Russia hailing the recapture as “very important” step (more…)

  • 88 dead in Turkish raids on IS-held Syria town

    Beirut : At least 88 civilians have been killed in 24 hours of Turkish air strikes on an Islamic State group bastion in northern Syria, said a monitoring group. A barrage of raids hit Al-Bab on Thursday, killing 72 civilians including 21 children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • Obama to dismantle ‘registry for Muslims’

    Washington : US President Barack Obama has taken steps to prevent President-elect Donald Trump from establishing a registry of American Muslims and banning people from Muslim nations entering the US, the media reported, according to IANS.

  • UN Security Council delays vote on Israeli settlements

    United Nations : The UN Security Council has delayed a contentious vote on a draft resolution demanding that Israel halt settlements as President-elect Donald Trump weighed in and said the United States should veto the measure, reports AFP.

  • UK made situation worse in Syria: Ex-envoy

    London:  A former British ambassador to Syria has accused the Foreign Office of lying over the country’s civil war and said the British policy there has “made the situation worse”. Peter Ford said the Whitehall department led by Boris Johnson and Philip Hammond before him had “gotten Syria wrong every step of the way”, reported the Independent on Friday, according to IANS.

  • Your day by Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries: You have to follow the basics to get success in your projects. Wedding bells will ring for the singles among you. You will be adaptable and versatile. A short business trip is likely.

  • Most Brazilian women shun pregnancy: Zika to blame

    Paris : More than half of young Brazilian women have shunned pregnancy due to Zika, which can cause birth defects, according to a research released. In a national survey in June of more than 2,000 literate women in Brazil aged 18 to 39, 56 per cent said they had “avoided, or tried to avoid pregnancy” due to the virus, according to an article in the medical journal BMJ.

  • At least 40 killed in DR Congo anti-Kabila protests: UN

    Geneva : At least 40 people have been killed and another 460 arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week during  protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to leave office, the UN said on Friday.

  • Bhopal: Fair during day, pub in night

    BHOPAL: The Van Mela fair venue turns into an open pub in the night. Drunkards rule the roost after nightfall on Fair premises and no security personnel stops them. Even stall owners do not gather the courage to report the matter to the police  as they are threatened with dire consequences.