Free Press Journal
  • Pak shelling kills 2 civilians in J&K, forces evacuation

    Jammu : Pakistani troops again pounded Nowshera area of Jammu and Kashmir near the Line of Control (LoC) with mortars on Saturday, killing two civilians and injuring three and forcing evacuation of hundreds of people from there.

  • Hizb seems headed for split as top commander dissociates from group

    Srinagar : Hizbul Mujahideen, a terror outfit which has been fighting for Jammu and Kashmir’s annexation to Pakistan since 1989, on Saturday seemed to be heading towards a vertical split with its valley-based commander Zakir Moosa dissociating himself from the outfit.

  • Rahul calls review meetings of poll-bound states

    NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi will soon hold review meetings of the party in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to discuss the organisational weaknesses and take decisions to strengthen the party for the Assembly elections due in these states next year-end. Party sources said Rahul has already started the state-wise review of the party, but his first priority is to give attention to the states that go to the polls before the 2019

  • RSS worker’s killing: Kerala Guv asks CM to take action

    Thiruvananthapuram/Kannur : A day after an RSS worker was hacked to death in Kannur, Governor P Sathasivam on Saturday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to take immediate action to end incidents of political violence.

  • Sonia urged to keep Bengal Cong’s prospects in mind

    Kolkata : West Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Saturday urged AICC president Sonia Gandhi to not allow equations of national politics hamper the prospects of the party in the state.

  • Laden’s son bent on ‘avenging his father’s death’: Ex-FBI agent

    “He tells Osama (in the letter) that he remembers every look… every smile you gave me, every word you told me” — Ali Soufan, who was leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe of the terror group after the September 2001 attacks, described a letter from the son, Hamza, that was collected in the raid and now declassified. Hamza would be about 28 now and wrote the letter when he was 22 and

  • Pope makes Fatima child shepherds who ‘saw Virgin’ saints

    Fatima: Two young, barely-literate shepherds who had visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, a Portuguese site now a global draw for pilgrims, were declared saints on Saturday by Pope Francis. In an emotional outdoor service on a packed, 400,000- capacity esplanade at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, Catholic worshippers from all over the world sang and looked on, some crying, while many more watched the canonisation

  • N Korea open to dialogue with US ‘under the right conditions’

    Beijing : Pyongyang will hold talks with Washington “under the right conditions”, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday, raising the possibility of bilateral contact after US President Donald Trump expressed his willingness to meet the North’s leader. Choe Son-hui, Director-General of North Korea Foreign Ministry’s North America bureau, told reporters in Beijing that her country “will hold dialogue under right conditions” with the US administration.

  • Nepal to conduct 1st local elections in 20 years today

    Kathmandu : Nepal is set to hold its first local-level polls in two decades today that are crucial for cementing democracy amid political turmoil in the country.’

  • Hyderabad sun rises

    Kanpur : Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad cruised into the Indian Premier League play-offs with an easy eight-wicket victory over Gujarat Lions riding on a throughly professional team performance.

  • Pride at stake in inconsequential match

    New Delhi : Only pride will be at stake when Delhi Daredevils host embattled Royal Challengers Bangalore in an inconsequential IPL game here today with both teams seeking an end to their misfiring campaign on a positive note.

  • Would have been a shame if Sunrisers didn’t qualify-Warner

    Kanpur : After powering Sunrisers Hyderabad to the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs, skipper David Warner said it would be a “shame” if the defending champions failed to make it to the top four.