Free Press Journal
  • 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.

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    ‘India has nothing to worry about China-Bangla ties’

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked India not to worry about Dhaka’s growing ties with China, asserting that the cooperation with Beijing was meant only for the country’s development.

  • Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion Week visit 

    London : Queen Elizabeth II has always dressed with style and flair, but  on Wednesday marked her first visit to London Fashion Week.The monarch squeezed in the front row, chatting with American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who wore her trademark sunglasses, and presented an award recognising British design excellence.The lucky recipient was Richard Quinn, a recent fashion graduate of Central Saint Martins who started his own label in 2016 and has quickly

  • Evangelist Billy Graham, who reached millions, dies at 99

    Montreat (US): Billy Graham, who transformed American religious life through his preaching and activism, becoming a counsellor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, died today. He was 99. Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina, spokesman Mark DeMoss told The Associated Press.