Free Press Journal
  • Brussels terror suspect also charged in Paris attacks

    Washington D.C.: Brussels terror suspect Ossama Krayem who is already in connection with the deadly attack that killed 32 people in the Belgian capital last month, was formally accused with involvement in the November serial attacks in Paris.

  • Belgium arrests Paris attacks suspect Abrini, four others

    Brussels: Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was arrested along with four other people in a series of raids linked to the deadly Brussels airport and metro bombings, federal prosecutors said. Yesterday’s arrests mark an important step in the investigation into the cell believed to have carried out both the November 13 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris and the March 22 bombings that left 32 dead in Brussels. Both attacks

  • AI Hong Kong-Delhi flight makes precautionary landing at Kolkata

    Kolkata: A New Delhi-bound Air India (AI) flight with 158 passengers on board from Hong Kong today made a precautionary landing at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here after the pilot reported a snag in one of the engines of the plane, AI officials said.

  • Shun denial and double standards

    It is remarkable how easily people in real life correspond to stereotypes. Last Friday, as the news of the senseless murder of a young dentist in Delhi’s Vikaspuri by a lumpen mob agitated social media, a friend with strongly ‘liberal’ and ‘syncretic’ inclinations posted a tweet: “#DrPankajlynched really, are we reduced to debating such nonsense and giving communal twist to everything.”

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    Gul Panag’s husband back from Brussels

    Mumbai: Actress Gul Panag has heaved a sigh of relief as her pilot husband, who was stuck at the Brussels airport following recent bomb blasts in the Belgian capital city, is back home.

  • US victim of Brussels bombing ‘lucky’ to be alive

    Washington: A young American missionary who survived the blasts in Brussels with serious injuries says he’s lucky to be alive after previous brushes with fate at the Boston Marathon bombings and the France terror attacks. Mason Wells, a Mormon missionary from Utah, was standing in line at a Delta check-in counter when the first explosion went off just feet (meters) away, he told CNN on Friday.

  • Brussels survivor: Hubby rushes to be at bedside

    Mumbai : Soon after the series of blasts that ripped through Brussels recently, Rupesh Chaphekar, husband of Jet Airways in-flight attendant Nidhi Chaphekar, took a flight to Paris from Mumbai and then travelled all the way by road to Brussels to be with her.

  • ‘New Brussels anti-terror raid linked to foiled French plot’

    Brussels: Belgian police carried out a major operation in Brussels today in connection with a foiled terror plot in France, police sources said, with media saying a man had been “neutralised” and reporting explosions. A French police source said the raids in the Brussels suburb of Schaerbeek were related to the arrest of 34-year-old Reda Kriket in Paris yesterday, who was found with heavy weapons and explosives in his apartment.

  • Brussels aftermath: Flyers asked to take off footwear, belts

    New Delhi: Amid a heightened alert in the wake of Brussels terror attacks, security agencies have stepped up vigil at sensitive airports in the country with passengers being made to take off their footwear and belts and go through detailed frisking.

  • Jet Airways aircraft with 242 persons lands in Delhi

    New Delhi: A Jet Airways aircraft carrying 242 persons including 28 crew members, who were stranded in Belgian capital Brussels following the deadly terror attack on airport and metro station, arrived here from Amsterdam this morning.

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    Six people arrested in Brussels after attacks

    Brussels: Six people were arrested on Thursday in Brussels in anti-terror operation following Tuesday’s terrorist attacks, the federal prosecutors office said.

  • Terror in the name of religion

    Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels are a grim reminder that the modern, well-connected world is a very grim place, indeed. Virtually no part is free from the scourge of terror of one or the other kind. Every continent is vulnerable to jihadi/Islamist terror. If it is Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that torments much of West Asia and all of Europe, it is Al Shabab and other affiliates of the al Qaeda

  • Belated bad news from Brussels

    Infosys techie on board bombed Metro missing; Jet Airways flight attendant injured in attack in medically induced coma but recouping.

  • ‘Smiling bomber’ who was allowed to walk free twice

    Brussels : This is a snap of the smiling assassin who murdered 11 people at Brussels airport this week in a suicide attack. The chilling image of Ibrahim El Bakraoui was taken last summer by Turkish authorities after the jihadist was captured just a few miles from the border with ISIS’s heartland in Syria. The police returned El Bakraoui to Europe and warned that he was a known extremist who posed a terror