Free Press Journal
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services starts processing of H-1B work visa

    Washington: The US has resumed fast processing of H-1B work visas in all categories subject to Congress-mandated limit, five months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas popular among Indian IT professionals.

  • Theme-based pujas to recreate US,UK in 2017 Durga Puja pandals

    Kolkata: Thanks to globalisation, some leading theme-based puja committees are all set to showcase a slice of the US and UK in the Durga Puja pandals. Iconic landmarks of the US will be recreated in a unique collage at the ‘Badamtala Asar Sangha’ puja in south Kolkata where the goddess will be placed in a hall resembling a banquet hall, which will be surrounded with replicas made of steel and wood, puja

  • One killed, four injured in Washington state school shooting

    San Francisco, One student was killed and four others injured on Wednesday in a shooting at a high school near Spokane in the US state of Washington. The shooting took place shortly after 10:00 a.m. local time at Freeman High School in Rockford, Spokane County, in Eastern Washington state, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Irma: Sixty Indians to be evacuated from St Martin

    Washington : About 60 Indian nationals are being evacuated from the vacation island of St Martin in the Caribbean, which has been devastated by Hurricane Irma, an extremely powerful storm that wreaked havoc in the region. Most of the Indian nationals have a transit visa, a temporary short period visa, to the US.

  • Pak must change approach towards terror groups: US

    Washington: The United States said today that Pakistan must “change its approach” towards terror groups operating from its soil and take decisive action against them.

  • US warns nations backing North Korea

    United Nations: The US on Monday called for “strongest possible” measures against North Korea in the wake of a powerful nuclear test and warned that every nation that does business with Pyongyang and is aiding its “dangerous” nuclear intentions will be on its radar. North Korea on Sunday carried out its most powerful nuclear test to date, claiming to have developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that could sit atop an intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • Actor Mark Ruffalo joins march against white supremacy

    Charlottesville: Actor Mark Ruffalo has joined activists marching from Charlottesville, Virginia, to the nation’s capital to condemn white supremacy recently on display in the Virginia city. “The Avengers” star tweeted photos of himself today in “The March to Confront White Supremacy.”

  • US gave us peanuts in aid, says former Pak minister

    Islamabad : The US has given Pakistan “peanuts” and not “billions of dollars” in aid, said the country’s former Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday as he lambasted US President Donald Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia.

  • Lahiri misses cut at Northern Trust, courtesy missed putts

    New York : Anirban Lahiri endured another painful week on the greens as he continued to miss short putts and missed the cut at the Northern Trust, the opening FedExCup Playoffs event on the PGA Tour.

  • It’s time to say goodbye to US aid: Pak’s Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif

    Lahore : Pakistan’s Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that it is time to say goodbye to US aid after President Donald Trump made harsh remarks and “exaggerated statements” about the financial assistance to Islamabad.

  • Revoke major non-NATO ally status of Pak: US lawmakers

    Washington : Hailing Donald Trump’s new tough line against Pakistan, top US lawmakers have demanded that Islamabad be designated a “state sponsor of terrorism” and its major non-NATO ally status be revoked to force it stop from supporting terrorist groups.

  • US couple name baby ‘Eclipse’ after solar event

    Washington : What could be the most appropriate name for a baby born in the US on August 21 this year? An American couple have the answer as they have named their daughter ‘Eclipse’ for being born on the day total solar eclipse hit the US for the first time in 99 years.

  • US welcomes North Korea’s ‘restraint’ on nuclear programme

    Washignton, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday welcomed “some level of restraint” showed by North Korea with its nuclear programme, seeing a possible pathway to a future talk between Washington and Pyongyang. “We have had no missile launches or provocative acts from the part of North Korea since the unanimous adoption of the UN Security Council resolution,” Xinhua quoted Tillerson as saying.

  • Barcelona attack: Victims came from various nationalities

    Barcelona: The dead and injured in Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona were of many nationalities including citizens of the US, Britain, China and Pakistan, according to the Catalonian region’s Interior Ministry.

  • US President to discuss South Asia strategy with top aides

    Washington : President Donald Trump is set to discuss with his national security team the US’ strategy in South Asia, including developing a new regional policy for resolving the long-running conflict in Afghanistan that may include both India and Pakistan.

  • Donald Trump warns N.Korea against making ‘overt’ threats

    Washington, US President Donald Trump has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that he “will truly regret” if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or any ally of Washington, the media reported. “This man will not get away with what he is doing,” Trump told reporters on Friday at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club.

  • US, North Korea maintaining back channel diplomatic talks

    New York: Apart from issuing threats to North Korea, United States President Donald Trump’s administration has been maintaining direct back-channel diplomatic talks with North Korean regime to defuse the tensions over Pyongyang’s missile tests and nuclear program. Diplomats from each country, including U.S. envoy to North Korea Joseph Yun and North Korean diplomat Pak Song Il are maintaining a relationship with each other in New York, fostered as well by outside groups that favor

  • Not going to run scared from Pyongyang: Nikki Haley

    Washington : The US and the international community is “not going to run scared from North Korea”, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said after Pyongyang refused to roll back its nuclear weapons programme.