Free Press Journal
  • Policeman killed in Kashmir militant attack

    Srinagar : A policeman was killed and another was injured in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, police said.

  • American charged with subervsion in Zimbabwe over Robert Mugabe tweet

    Martha O’Donovan, who was arrested for undermining the authority of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Twitter, arrives at Harare Magistrate’s Court in Harare on Saturday. O’Donovan is accused of calling President Robert Mugabe a “sick man” in a Twitter post.

  • Kamal Haasan should be shot dead: Hindu outfit leader

    Lucknow : A senior leader of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha  slammed veteran Tamil actor Kamal Haasan for his “Hindu terror” remarks and said people like him should be “shot dead”. Referring to the statement made by Haasan in a weekly magazine, Mahasabha leader Pt Ashok Sharma said these people accused the followers of Hinduism of Hindu terror only to “push their own biased communal agenda”. “There is no other way to handle

  • Army Chief calls for Bharat Ratna for Field Marshal Cariappa

    Gonikoppal (Karnataka) : Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat spoke in favour of Field Marshal KM Cariappa’s name being recommended for the Bharat Ratna. “We stand proud because of his leadership and I think very aptly brought out, the time has also come to recommend Field Marshal Cariappa for Bharat Ratna,” the Army Chief said as he unveiled statues of his predecessors, Field Marshal Cariappa and Gen. KS Thimayya at this hill

  • Five arrested for manhandling demolition team in Bhayandar

    Bhayandar : The Navghar police on Saturday arrested five people including the owner of a lodge-cum-bar in Bhayandar on charges of rioting and voluntary causing hurt to deter on-duty  civic personnel who were supervising demolition process of the illegal establishment.

  • 3 women die during Purnima rush in Bihar

     Begusarai (Bihar) : Three elderly women died of suffocation this morning in a crowded alley near Simariya Ghat where thousands of devotees had gathered for a holy dip in the Ganga on the occasion of Karthik Purnima, police said. While police initially said there was a stampede, Superintendent of Police Aditya Kumar later denied it, saying the women, all in their 80s, died of suffocation because of the heavy rush of pilgrims,

  • After china, Afghanistan too bans Whatsapp, telegram

    Kabul : In yet another jolt to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Afghanistan on Saturday imposed a 20-day ban on WhatsApp in the country — nearly a month after China reportedly blocked all the services of the popular instant messaging app.

  • Spurious cotton seed sown over 6 lakh hectare in state: Report

    Nagpur : Spurious cotton seeds have been sown over 600,000 ha in the country’s top producing state Maharashtra in the kharif season that started June, a senior government agricultural scientist told Cogencis.

  • Art 370 a commitment to people of JK, should be honoured: CM

    Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has said that Article 370 of the Constitution, which guarantees special status to the state, is the nation’s commitment to the people of J-K and should be honoured.

  • PV Sindhu slams airline for rude behaviour, airline denies

    New Delhi : Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu accused an Indigo ground staff of misbehaving with her while travelling from Hyderabad to Mumbai, even as the airline rejected the celebrated shuttler’s allegations. World number two Sindhu claimed that the staff behaved rudely with her and an airhostess intervened to advise him against doing so.

  • Chinese pays $10K for a glass of fake Scotch

    Suspicions about authenticity of the bottle surfaced soon after the purchase, when whisky industry experts spotted discrepancies in the bottle’s cork and label from newspaper articles.

  • Kerala nun killed 22 years ago beatified

    Indore/Kochi : Sister Rani Maria, a nun from Kerala who lost her life while serving the poor, was beatified at a ceremony in Indore on Saturday.

  • Jobless man runs towards Maha CM at event, detained

    Mumbai : A 35-year-old unemployed man ran towards Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at an event with a job application in hand but was intercepted midway and detained by the police.

  • Court orders probe in land grab charge against Kerala Minister

    Kottayam (Kerala): A vigilance court here on Saturday ordered a quick verification on a complaint that Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy has converted land for paddy cultivation into a road leading to his resort at Alappuzha.

  • Sushma seeks report over attackon Sikh boy in US

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said she has sought a report from the Indian Embassy in the US following reports of an attack on a Sikh schoolboy in a city in Washington State.