Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Metro security staff demand government postings, go on a strike

    Mumbai: At least 40 Maharashtra Security Force (MSF) staffers went on a strike and staged a demonstration at Ghatkopar metro station on Tuesday. The staffers were demanding to make them permanent government enployees as they were currently appointed as contract employees. The strike by the security staff did not affect the commuters and the services as it did not take place during the peak hours.

  • 90 feared dead off Libya coast

    Cairo : The Libyan navy said that at least 90 migrants are believed to have perished when their rickety boat started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast.

  • UN demands protection of hospitals in war zones

    United Nations: The UN Security Council today demanded that hospitals and clinics be protected in war zones, in a resolution that draws attention to the rise in attacks on medical workers in conflicts worldwide.

  • Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria’s Aleppo city

    Beirut: A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said today. The contested city is now one of the main battlegrounds of Syria’s devastating civil war, with a cease-fire that has collapsed and peace talks in Geneva stalled.

  • End siege, starvation in Syrian town: MSF

    Brussels: MSF or Doctors Without Borders on Friday called for immediate medical evacuation of sick patients from Madaya town in Syria to a safe place for treatment.

  • Migrants rescued in major operation in Mediterranean

    Rome : Nearly 3,500 migrants have been rescued from 15 boats off the coast of Libya, Italy’s coastguard said. The boats – nine wooden boats thought to be converted fishing vessels and six large rubber dinghies – were all found drifting around 45 miles off the Libyan coast after issuing distress calls via satellite phone yesterday morning, the coastguard said.