Free Press Journal
  • Racist’ white powder letter sent to Meghan Markle: Report

    London: A letter with white powder was sent to Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle, the Evening Standard newspaper reported today, saying it was also believed to contain a racist message.

  • Saudi Arabia to spend billions on Western-style entertainment

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia announced plans today to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would been unthinkable not long ago. Long known for its ultra-conservative mores, the kingdom has embarked on a wide-ranging programme of social and economic reforms driven by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

  • Indian Sikh man’s turban ripped outside UK parliament in racist attack

    London: An Indian Sikh man’s turban was ripped by a white man shouting “Muslim go back” in an apparent racist attack outside the UK parliament, according to a media report. Ravneet Singh, 37, who is from Punjab, was waiting to enter the Portcullis House, part of the British Parliamentary Estate, to meet Sikh Labour MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi when the assault took place yesterday. Singh said he was waiting in the queue

  • China downplays report of upgrading air defences along India border

    Beijing: China today downplayed an official media report that its military is upgrading air defence along the Indian border and said both countries should work together to uphold peace and tranquillity along the border areas. State-run Global Times on February 20 reported that China is upgrading air defence of its Western Theatre Command, which looks after the security along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), to “confront any threat from India”.

  • Trump pushes for ban on gun devices like bump stocks

    Washington : Facing public wrath after the deadly school massacre in Florida, President Donald Trump has decided to consider banning bump stocks, a controversial device that turns semi-automatic rifles into machine guns that can fire hundreds of rounds a minute.

  • Sharif cannot head a political party

    Sharif, 68, was disqualified by the apex court in the Panama Papers case in July last year under Article 62 for failing to declare a receivable salary as an asset.

  • 3-month reprieve for Pak from terror watch-list 

    Islamabad : Pakistan on Wednesday claimed that it had foiled US-led efforts to place it on a terrorist financing watch-list after the country was granted a three-month reprieve by the Paris-based international watchdog FATF.

  • Schools across US get copycat threats after Florida shooting

    Houston : Schools across the US have received copycat threats on social media as they remain on high alert after an expelled former student fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, media reports said.

  • Pakistan will get its first Hindu woman Senator 

    Lahore : Kirshna Kumari Kolhi from Thar in Pakistan’s Sindh province will become the first-ever Hindu woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country, the ruling Pakistan People’s Party said on Wednesday.

  • Spain court orders arrest of self-exiled Catalan separatist

    Madrid : A Spanish court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant valid only in Spain for a former Catalan MP who is in self-imposed exile in Switzerland to avoid jail while she is investigated over her role in the region’s secession drive.