Free Press Journal
  • Pakistani youth lands in jail for writing ‘Hindustan Zindabad’

    Islamabad : Expressing love for the word Hindustan, a Pakistani youth was arrested by police in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Seeing “Hindustan Zindabad” written on the wall of a house in the Nara Amazai area of Haripur infuriated the local community, the daily Express news reported on Monday.  According to police, Sajid Shah had been booked for treason under section 505 of the Pakistani Penal Code. A police officer said that Shah had written Hindustan

  • Chabahar port: China hopes it will bring peace, stability

    Beijing : China on hoped that the launch of the strategic Chabahar port in Iran which enables India to directly trade with Afghanistan besides rivalling Pakistan’s Gwadar port is conducive to regional peace and stability.

  • In 94.6 per cent cases of rape, accused known to victim: NCRB

    Indore : Girls and women are more vulnerable to their own relatives and acquaintances than unknown persons on the issue of sex-related crimes, data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) “Crime in India 2016” report has indicated.

  • Rohingya crisis: Hasina seeks Cambodia’s help

    Cambodia : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday called for Cambodias support in developing a sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis and the minorities’ persecution in Myanmars Rakhine state.

  • ‘Kwaussie’ named OZ word of the year

    Sydney : Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term “Kwaussie” — a mix of Kiwi and Aussie — was on Monday picked as word of the year.

  • Coal scam: File status report in Ranjit Sinha’s case, SC to SIT

    New Delhi : The special investigation team (SIT), set up to probe the allegations of abuse of authority prima facie committed by former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to scuttle the coal scam probe, was on Monday directed by the Supreme Court to submit a status report before it.

  • Ex-prez Saleh killed, say Yemen rebels

    Sanaa : Yemen’s Huthi rebels on Monday claimed that ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh had been killed as fighting shook the capital Sanaa following the collapse of his alliance with the insurgents.

  • Modi promotes 2 tainted officers

    New Delhi : Questions are being asked on Prime Minister Modi-headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) empanelling two Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers as the Chief Commissioners of Income Tax despite they being accused in the CBI’s FIR for each allegedly accepting bribe of over Rs 5 crore in 2011 from a Vadodara-based Sterling Biotech company of the Sandesara Group.

  • IL&FS Engineering Services wins Rs.582 cr road contract

    Mumbai : IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited (IL&FS Engineering Services) has bagged a road contract in Maharashtra which is worth Rs 581.96 crore with a completion period is 21 months.

  • Causes behind Brahmaputra turning black could be natural: Union Minister

    New Delhi : A preliminary study has found that the water of the Siang river, which originates in southern Tibet and becomes the Brahmaputra upon entering Assam through Arunachal Pradesh, is turning black due to a recent earthquake in the region, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has said.

  • ‘Rooftop solar forecast lowered’

    New Delhi : Renewable energy consultancy firm Bridge to India said it has lowered projections for rooftop solar capacity addition to 10.8 GW, as against 13.2 GW, by 2021.