Free Press Journal
  • Prince Charles and Narendra Modi visit the Science Museum, see pics

    London: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Prince Charles at an exhibition on Indian science and innovation here on Wednesday. Modi welcomed Prince Charles at “Illuminating India: 5,000 Years of Science and Innovation” at the Science Museum here, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

  • Syria regime forces shell Damascus jihadist bastion

    Beirut: Syrian regime forces shelled the last pockets in Damascus controlled by the Islamic State group, preparing the ground for a possible assault on the jihadist stronghold, a monitor said today.

  • WWII bomb to force mass evacuation in central Berlin

    Berlin: The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb will force a mass evacuation around Berlin’s central railway station Friday, covering several government ministries and a hospital, police said.

  • PM Modi lauds achievements of Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal during his Sweden visit

    Stockholm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the achievements of Indian athletes at the Commonwealth Games and especially mentioned pugilist MC Mary Kom and shuttler Saina Nehwal in his address to the Indian diaspora in Sweden. Addressing the Indian community at the Stockholm University here yesterday, Modi said that India’s stature has increased at the world stage.

  • No Brexit deal without Ireland solution says EU President Donald Tusk

    Strasbourg: Britain must come up with a solution for the Irish border after Brexit or there will be no divorce deal or transition period, EU President Donald Tusk warned today. Finding a way to avoid border checks between EU member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc is proving one of the thorniest issues in the negotiations.

  • Taliban bombing kills 5, including Afghan police commander 

    Kandahar: An Afghan official says a bomb blast has killed five people, including a police commander, in the southern Kandahar province, an attack claimed by the Taliban. A Kandahar police spokesman says Col Janan Mama, commander of the border rapid reaction force, three of his police bodyguards and a civilian were killed in Wednesday’s attack.

  • 5 Nepalese female journalists to climb Everest

    Kathmandu: Five Nepalese female journalists on Wednesday left on an expedition to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. The team, “First Women Journalists Everest Expedition 2018”, will climb the 8,848 metres high peak starting next month under the slogan “Unified Voice for Equity”, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Rape, murder dehumanise societies in profoundly dangerous ways says UN Women chief 

    United Nations: Acts of rape and murder “dehumanise societies” and letting the perpetrators of such crimes go unpunished is a “warning” sign for all, the head of UN’s agency on women empowerment said, amid the outrage over Kathua and Unnao rape cases.  UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the statements by the UN Resident Coordinator in India and the “condemnation” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the

  • One dead after Southwest jet engine failure says US official 

    New York: A catastrophic engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas left one person dead and prompted an emergency landing in Philadelphia today. Southwest flight 1380, a Boeing 737, encountered a problem with the engine shortly after take-off from New York’s LaGuardia airport, Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference.

  • African-American father killed by US police in front of supermarket  

    Los Angeles: Police gunned down an African American father of three using two dozen bullets in the parking lot of a Walmart supermarket in California, authorities and his lawyer has said. Diante Yarber, 26, was unarmed and parking his car in Barstow, about two hours east of Los Angeles, at the time of the incident on April 4, according to his lawyer Lee Merritt.