Free Press Journal
  • Militant behind multiple Pakistan attacks arrested: officials

    Quetta: Pakistani officials claimed today they have arrested the mastermind behind several attacks that killed scores of people in the restive southwest, including a devastating blast targeting lawyers in the city of Quetta last year. Officials in Balochistan province released video showing the confession of the alleged militant, named as Saeed Ahmad Badini, a former madrassa student in his early thirties.

  • Roger Moore and the India connection!

    New Delhi: Roger Moore, the third James Bond, came to India twice that included a trip in 1982 for the shooting of “Octopussy”. His second visit came 23 years later in 2005 as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador promoting the use of iodised salt.

  • BJP shielding high-profile people in multi-crore land acquisition scam: Congress

    Dehradun: City Congress chief Prithviraj Chauhan today accused the BJP of shielding high-profile people involved in an alleged multi-crore land acquisition scam in the state. “The Centre is deliberately delaying a CBI probe into the scam related to land accquistaion for the NH-74 as several big officials and politicians are involved in it,” he alleged here. The party will soon file a petition in the Uttarakhand High Court seeking its intervention to

  • Pak Army dismisses Indian claim of ‘assault’ on its post

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army today dismissed as “false” India’s assertion that it decimated a Pakistan Army post in the Naushera sector. “Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along LoC in Naushera Sector and firing by Pakistan Army on civilians across LoC are false,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.

  • ‘James Bond’ star Roger Moore dead

    Bern: Former “James Bond” star Roger Moore, known for his swashbuckling looks and piercing gaze, has died after a short but brave battle with cancer, his family said. He was 89.Moore died on Tuesday in Switzerland, it was announced by his family on social media, reports

  • IS claims responsibility for Manchester bombing, warns of more attacks

    Manchester: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester bombing, saying a “soldier of the Caliphate” carried out the blast that tore through a crowd of fans at an Ariana Grande pop concert, killing 22 persons, a US terror-tracking organisation said on Tuesday.

  • Controversial godman Chandraswami dies

    New Delhi: Controversial godman Chandraswami — close friend of a Prime Minister and allegedly involved in the assassination of another — died here today. Chandraswami, who had suffered a stroke, died at the Apollo Hospital at the age of 66.

  • Ensure no objectionable content is telecast in border distts: Naidu

    Jaipur: Information and Broadcasting minister M Venkaiah Naidu today asked the Rajasthan government to ensure proper monitoring of cable TV so that no objectionable content or illegal channel is broadcast, especially in the border districts. Naidu also asked the state government to depute one officer in every district so that committees formed to monitor TV content at the district level can function effectively.

  • Bhiwandi, Malegaon, Panvel civic polls tomorrow; 1,251 in fray

    Mumbai: The municipal corporation elections in Bhiwandi, Malegaon and ,Panvel will be held tomorrow. Altogether 1,251 candidates are in fray in the three civic bodies, a State Election Commission official said here today.

  • No report of Indian casualty in Manchester attack: Govt

    New Delhi: No Indian casualty has been reported in the Manchester suicide attack, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.In the deadliest terror attack in the UK since the 7/7 bombings of 2005, at least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up as thousands of fans were exiting US star Ariana Grande’s pop concert in Manchester. “So far there is no report of

  • Pak university professor, his niece arrested for IS links

    Lahore: A professor at a Lahore university, where 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed taught Islamic studies, has been arrested along with his niece for their alleged links with the Islamic State terror group. The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) professor and his niece were arrested with two others during a raid in Karachi last night, according to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Police.