Free Press Journal
  • Violence, protests mar Trump’s inauguration day; 217 arrested

    Washington : Over 200 protesters were arrested as brick-throwing vandals torched a vehicle and damaged half- dozen stores after a series of protests marring Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony gave way to violent street clashes here in the US.

  • Don signs order to repeal Obamacare

    With his signature, Trump sent a powerful signal on Day One of his presidency: His top priority in the Oval Office will be dismantling the health care law that covers some 20 million people. (more…)

  • Pakistan asks India to suspend work on hydro projects in J-K

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s two parliamentary committees in rare joint resolution asked India to immediately suspend work on two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir and agree on the constitution of an arbitration court to resolve the water dispute.

  • Now, no visa-on-arrival for Indians in Hong Kong

    Beijing : In a setback to Indian travellers, Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, has withdrawn the visa-free facility for Indians who will have to complete a pre-arrival registration from Monday.

  • Blast claimed by Taliban kills 21 in Pakistan

    Peshawar : A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through a crowded vegetable market in minority Shias dominated Parachinar in northwest Pakistan’s restive Kurram tribal agency, killing at least 25 people and injuring 50 others.

  • Police, ruling party hit by attacks in Istanbul

    Istanbul : An assailant opened fire on a police car on Saturday in Istanbul, just hours after two other attacks against the police and Turkey’s ruling party offices, media reports said.

  • UN launches $ 550 million aid appeal for Afghanistan

    Kabul : The United Nations on Saturday launched a USD 550 million humanitarian appeal for Afghanistan, where about a third of the population is in need of assistance. Around 9.3 million people will be in need of help this year, a 13 per cent jump from last year, according to the UN.

  • Trump ditches Android, may get highly secured iPhone

    New York : As Donald Trump stepped into a high-security ring after he took the oath to become the 45th US President, one of the things he was forced to do was to ditch his Android smartphone for a “potentially modified iPhone”.

  • ‘German companies keen to join CPEC’

    Islamabad: German Ambassador to Pakistan Ina Lepel has said that companies back home are interested in joining the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project to improve bilateral trade relations further. Ambassador Lepel made the remarks during a meeting with National Security Advisor Lt. General (retd.) Nasser Khan Janjua on Friday, reports the Express Tribune. The ambassador was accompanied by German Defense Attache’ Colonel Klaus Wilhelm.

  • Comments by Vaidya spark concern in BJP

    New Delhi : The quota row touched off by a senior RSS functionary’s remarks has sparked concerns in the BJP over its fallout in the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly polls with party leaders terming the comments “ill-timed”.

  • After Jallikattu stir, clamour for lifting buffalo race ban

    Bengaluru : With the decks getting cleared for the bull taming festival of Jallikattu in neighbouring Tamil Nadu, there is a growing chorus for organising Kambala, a traditional annual buffalo race in marshy fields, held in the coastal districts of Karnataka.

  • Supreme Court hearing on postponing the budget on Mon

    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court will be hearing on Monday a petition seeking postponement of the Union Budget presentation in February ahead of the Assembly elections in five states on the ground that it would vitiate the elections and influence voters in favour of ruling dispensation.

  • ED team reaches Katni to probe hawala racket

    Bhopal : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials, on Saturday, reached Katni to investigate the alleged hawala racket in which funds to the tune of Rs 500 crore were illegally routed using fake bank accounts post-demonetisation. The agency reached Katni and started probe into the case, a top officer told PTI.

  • Angry protestors seek a ‘permanent’ solution

    Chennai : The mood of the youth gathered in large numbers at the Marina beach here is still combative demanding the holding of Jallikattu and banning the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

  • RSS anti-dalit, will not let them succeed: AAP

    New Delhi : AAP, on Saturday, strongly criticised RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya’s remark advocating review of reservation policy, and said it won’t allow the “anti-dalit” BJP succeed in their “nefarious designs”.

  • British destroyed trade to conquer India: Tharoor

    Jaipur : The East India Company knew the best way to conquer India was to control its trade and that is why controlling of ports became so important for them, noted politician and writer Shashi Tharoor said here on Saturday.

  • Ordinance could undergo judicial scrutiny: Experts

    New Delhi : As the Tamil Nadu Governor signed an ordinance to pave the way for holding of Jallikattu, constitutional experts on Saturday said the government was within its rights to issue the ordinance but it could be struck down if it undercuts the Supreme Court verdict.

  • Mulayam’s aide Ambika joins BSP, slams Akhilesh

    Lucknow : In a setback to Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav’s aide Ambika Chaudhary, on Saturday, joined the BSP, saying he was saddened by the way the SP patriarch was treated by his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.