Free Press Journal
  • In historic first, Sikh elected to be attorney general of New Jersey

    New York : In a historic first, a distinguished Sikh public prosecutor “who has experienced hate and intolerance first-hand” has been nominated to be the next attorney general of the US state of New Jersey.If Gurbir S. Grewal’s nomination by Democrat Governor-elect Phil Murphy is approved by the State Senate early next year, he will be the first Sikh to assume the top state law enforcement position in the United States and

  • Kazakhstan call for Diwali Day at UN

    New York : A senior Kazakhstan diplomat has suggested that the UN adopt an International Diwali Day to commemorate the festival that he said embodies the values of the world body.

  • California wildfire bigger than New York city

    Los Angeles: The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City, according to fire officials.  The Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has consumed 230,000 acres since it broke out on December 4, reports the BBC.

  • Saudi prince is $450.3 mn Da Vinci art buyer at auction

    New York : The mystery buyer of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi,” which fetched a record $450.3 million at an auction here last month, is a Saudi prince, a media report said.

  • US nod to Prez Trump travel ban

    The travel ban is the third version of a contentious policy that US Prez first sought to implement a week after taking office in January.

  • ‘Democrats back Trump for stronger ties with India’

    New York : Although there is an ideological chasm between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic Party, India-US relation “transcends partisanship” and the party supports his initiatives to strengthen it further, according to Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi.

  • China probes new daycare scandal after needle marks on toddlers

    Beijing : Chinese police have launched an investigation into alleged child abuse at a Beijing pre-school after parents found apparent needle marks on toddlers, sparking new outrage days after a scandal at another daycare.

  • Britain’s defeat at ICJ election a ‘humiliating blow’: UK media

    Minutes after an 11th round of voting was scheduled to begin in New York on Monday, a letter was released by the UK mission to the UN announcing that Sir Christopher Greenwood would accept defeat and allow his Indian rival to fill the vacancy in the UN’s principal legal body based in The Hague.

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    UNGA President holds consultations on ICJ elections

    Washington: UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has held several rounds of consultations at the UN headquarters in New York ahead of next week’s crucial election to break the deadlock between India and the UK for the last seat at the International Court of Justice.

  • Bail tightened for official in bribery case

    New York : A judge tightened bail conditions on a South American soccer official charged in the FIFA bribery scandal after prosecutors surprised the courtroom by accusing the defendant of threatening their star witness by making a slashing motion on his neck as the witness testified at trial.

  • 5 rare and expensive food items to try before you die

    They say you don’t need a silver fork to enjoy a good meal. For a normal person, a good meal need not be very expensive. But there are people who don’t mind paying a little extra for a really good dish, especially if it’s made from rare and expensive food items.