Free Press Journal
  • Woman tied to­ tree, beaten on Panchayat’s order

    Muzaffarnagar: A woman was allegedly tied from a tree and beaten up on the orders of a panchayat in a village here over an “illicit relationship” with her brother-in-law’s son, police said on Friday.

  • Rolls-Royce sells marine unit for $661 mn

    London : British engine maker Rolls-Royce announced on Friday it has agreed to sell its troubled commercial marine business to Norwegian industrial group Kongsberg for 500 million pounds.

  • Trump’s scandal-plagued environment chief resigns

    Washington : US President Donald Trump on Friday announced the departure of his environment chief, Scott Pruitt, who faced ever-growing ethics scandals over his spending and conduct in office.

  • Shardul to replace Bumrah in ODI squad against England 

    New Delhi : Mumbai fast bowler Shardul Thakur will replace injured pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India’s ODI squad for the upcoming three-match series against England starting July 12.

  • MSD completes 500 internationals

    Cardiff : The Indian team’s senior most player Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday reached the coveted milestone of playing 500 international matches during the second T20 International against England, days ahead of his 37th birthday.

  • Ex-Navy Seal dies in Thai cave rescue, says official

    Mae Sai (Thailand) : A former military diver has died after running out of oxygen while assisting in the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach trapped inside a cave in Thailand, an official said on Friday.

  • Court to hear Aircel-Maxis case on July 31

    New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Friday fixed July 31 to decide whether to take cognizance of the charge-sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case.

  • 22 kids of Teresa charity home shifted

    Ranchi/Kolkata : A day after a nun at Nirmal Hriday in Ranchi was held \for allegedly selling a baby, the district unit of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Friday shifted 22 children of Shishu Niketan, another shelter home in the vicinity, to a new accommodation.

  • Burari case rarest of rare: Psychiatrist

    New Delhi : Eminent Delhi-based psychiatrist Dr Nimesh Desai on Friday described the mysterious hanging of eleven family members of three generations in north Delhi as the “rarest of the rare case”. He said that the case should serve as a wake-up call for timely treatment of persons with mental illness.

  • Upset Shah may deny tickets to 50 under-performing UP MPs

    New Delhi : BJP President Amit Shah is quite upset over 50 of its 68 MPs in Uttar Pradesh having unsatisfactory performance in the internal reports he received in Mirzapur from the party’s ‘vistaraks.’

  • Organs donated of man who killed himself for love

    Bhopal : Various organs, including the heart, were on Friday harvested from the body of a BJP youth-wing leader, who had allegedly shot himself outside the residence of his girlfriend here three days ago to ‘prove his love’ for her.

  • Hindu woman to contest assembly elections in Pak

    Karachi : Sunita Parmar, a Hindu woman in Pakistan’s Sindh province, has created history by becoming the first from the minority community to contest the provincial assembly elections to be held on July 25.

  • K’taka showcase of Cong caring for farmers: Rahul

    NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday cited the massive loan waiver to the Karnataka farmers as symbolic of how much the party cares for the farmers vis-a-vis the Modi government applying only a ‘band-aid’ in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for Kharif crops announced early this week.

  • Frolicking whale halts New Zealand fireworks display

    Wellington : A rare visiting whale in Wellington Harbour has won hearts in the New Zealand capital but forced officials to cancel the city’s annual fireworks display.