Free Press Journal
  • Sikh attacks in US: Sukhbir, Harsimrat appeal for Sushma’s intervention

    New Jersey: In the wake of yet another attack on a Sikh man in the US, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday appealed to External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj to take up the matter with the US authorities.

  • Vajpayee was strong advocate of South Asian cooperation: Saarc

    New Delhi: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) on Friday condoled former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death describing him as a strong advocate of cooperation within the South Asian region. In a message to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, Saarc Secretary General Amjad Hussain B. Sial said: “We have lost a great statesman, politician, writer, poet, and above all a humane person committed to peace.”

  • Bangladesh looks to increase power import from India

    Kolkata: Bangladesh, which is importing around 700 megawatt (mw) of power from India, is looking to ramp up its electricity import from the country, an official of the neighbouring nation said here on Friday.

  • Global leaders condole death of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Washington/Moscow: Leaders from a number of countries including the US and Russia have expressed grief over the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and recalled his contributions in strengthening bilateral relations and maintaining regional peace.

  • This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career, says Elon Musk

    New York: Electric car maker Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk admitted to The New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll on him personally in what he calls an “excruciating” year. The newspaper said Musk alternated between laughter and tears during the interview in which he said he was working up to 120 hours a week and sometimes takes Ambien to get to sleep.

  • Australian teenager found guilty of hacking into Apple’s secure systems

    Sydney: Australian teenager pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into Apple’s secure systems and said that he was a fan of the technology giant and hoped to work there one day, the media reported. The 16-year-old boy is facing criminal charges after the technology giant called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

  • Pakistan denies charges of aiding Taliban in Afghanistan’s Ghazni attack

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Foreign Office has denied allegations that Pakistani citizens supported the Taliban attack on Afghanistan’s Ghazni last week, a media report said on Friday. “We have not received any evidence to back up these spurious accusations and reject these baseless allegations,” Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal said, rejecting allegations made by Afghan officials and others.

  • Sexual abuse accusations criminal and morally reprehensible: Vatican City

    Vatican City: The Vatican broke its silence about a grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuse of thousands of children by over 300 priests in the US state of Pennsylvania, calling the accusations “criminal and morally reprehensible”.