Free Press Journal
  • Spain rescues 600 migrants in one day

     Madrid : The Spanish Coast Guard has said it rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of arrivals, the media reported.

  • Clean sweep for TMC in Bengal civic polls, BJP distant 2nd, LF wiped out

    Kolkata : Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept on Thursday the August 13 municipal polls in West Bengal by winning all the seven civic bodies. The BJP finished second in most places while the Left was down to third position. The BJP won six seats in three municipalities which included four in Dhupguri in north Bengal and one each in Buniyadpur (north Bengal) and Panskura in south Bengal. TMC also bagged key

  • Hong Kong democracy campaigners jailed over anti-China protests

    Hong Kong : Three pro-democracy Hong Kong student leaders were jailed on Thursday for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known as the umbrella movement, the media reported.

  • Medha Patkar served with fresh court warrant

    New Delhi : A Delhi court on Thursday issued a warrant seeking production of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activist Medha Patkar who failed to appear before it in defamation cases filed by her and KVIC Chairman V K Saxena against each other. Metropolitan magistrate Ashok Kumar issued the warrant against Patkar after a proxy counsel appearing for her sought exemption from personal appearance on the ground that she was arrested by the

  • Senior officers Amin, Barot resign from Gujarat police

    Ahmedabad : Two senior Gujarat police officers N K Amin and Tarun Barot, who were accused in alleged fake encounter cases, resigned on Thursday, hours after giving an undertaking before the Supreme Court that they will demit their posts to which they had been re-appointed after retirement.

  • Gorakhpur deaths: Inquiry blames pvt firm for disrupting oxygen supply

    Lucknow/Gorakhpur : An inquiry by the Gorakhpur district administration has held the Lucknow-based oxygen supply responsible for disrupting supplied to the Baba Raghav Das Medical College. The inquiry, into the supply of oxygen to the hospital on August 10 when 23 children died has uncovered several anamolies. The  inquiry panel said Dr Satish Kumar, the Head of Department (HoD) of Anaesthesia, was “prima facie guilty of not discharging his duties”. The report

  • Shell cos: Sebi to take stock in September

    New Delhi : As a multi-agency probe continues to check the black money menace, regulator Sebi will update its board next month on actions being taken against suspected shell companies — listed as well as unlisted ones — abetting alleged routing of illicit funds through stock markets.

  • Forces inside the nation are more dangerous: Abdullah

    New Delhi : Attacking the BJP-led central government, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that India faces threat from within and not from outside. “We don’t face any threat from outside, whether it is China and Pakistan. We are capable of handling them but the country faces threat from the people within the country,” Abdullah said. He also said that “there are thieves sitting inside the country, who are ruining

  • 17 pol parties attend Opposition meeting

    New Delhi : Rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav’s efforts to unite opposition parties  got a major boost  today when several top leaders of Opposition parties gathered to attend Yadav’s ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ programme at the Constitution Club in Delhi.  Among them were former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Choudhary, Rashtriya