Free Press Journal
  • Five killed, over 90,000 left without power in US storm

    New York :  At least five people have been killed and over 90,000 households left without electricity as powerful storm continued to pound the US East Coast on Saturday with drenching rain.

  • Key Trump aide quits as ex-wives allege abuse Rob Portman, 40, has, however, denied the allegations

    Washington : Rob Portman, White House Staff Secretary and a close aide of US President Donald Trump, resigned on Thursday  after his two ex-wives accused him of physical and emotional abuse. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters Portman has resigned, a day after the UK-based Daily Mail newspaper published allegations of his two ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, accusing him of domestic violence.

  • Elderly Indian American woman, son found shot dead at home

    Washington: An Indian American woman and her son have been found shot dead at their home in a Virginia suburb of Washington, local police said. The police have launched a manhunt to nab the alleged killers of Mala Manwani, 65, and her son Rishi Manwani, 32. The police were notified by a caller on Wednesday that a co-worker who lives in the 25000 block of Tomey Court had not come to work this

  • White supremacists march again in Virginia, but turnout is small

    Washington: White supremacists carrying Tiki torches rallied again on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, but in numbers far smaller than during the turbulent August demonstration that left a young counter-protester dead.

  • 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.”

  • Trump has not shown ‘competence’ needed to lead nation: Bob Corker

    Washington: A powerful Republican Senator has questioned the competency of Donald Trump saying that he has not demonstrated the “stability” or “competence” necessary to effectively lead the country, days after the president made controversial comments about the racist violence in Virginia.

  • No military solution in North Korea: Bannon

    Bridgewater : President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon says there’s no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president’s recent pledge to answer further aggression with “fire and fury.”

  • Charlottesville race attack: What you need to know

    The recent dastardly race attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia has divided the United States of America and has created a senses of unease and paranoia among the masses. America has over the years suffered many vicious and horrific race attacks and the recent episode in Charlottesville has wounded many communities and it will take a long time before the situation returns to the normalcy.

  • Satya Nadella, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg slam Charlottesville violence

    San Francisco: Breaking their silence over the violence at a white supremacist rally in the US, Microsoft’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, Apple’s Tim Cook and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have condemned the incident as “horrific” and “a disgrace” to the nation.

  • Muslim girl assaulted, killed after leaving US mosque

    Washington: A Muslim girl was found dead a day after she was assaulted near a mosque in the US state of Virginia and a suspect has been arrested, police said.  The victim was identified as 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen of Reston and her body was found in a pond on Sunday, The Washington Post reported.  Fairfax County police identified the suspect as 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres and charged him with murder.

  • Sulabh chief announces to name Indian village after Trump

    Washington: A top Indian sociologist and social worker has announced to name one Indian village after US President Donald Trump, as part of his efforts to further India-US relationship. “I announce to name one village in India as Trump
    Village,” Sulabh International founder and chief, Bindeshwar Pathak, announced at a community event organized in the
    suburbs of Washington DC.

  • Tamil-Americans hold rally in support of Jallikattu

    Washington: Several hundred Tamil-Americans have gathered at the Gandhi status here to hold a rally in support of the ongoing Jallikattu movement demanding lifting of the ban on bull-taming sport which is an integral part of Tamilian culture.

  • Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law visits Hindu temple

    Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps daughter-in-law visited a well-known Hindu temple frequented by scores of devotees in the state of Virginia and reached out to the Indian-American community.

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    ‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history

    Providence (US): Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the “Pokemon Go” trail. Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques, statues, mosaics and landmarks, ranging from a Civil War battlefield in Chancellorsville, Virginia, to a Hells Angels clubhouse on New Zealand’s North Island.

  • Trump promises to get rid of ‘gun free zones’

    Washington: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has promised to get rid of “gun-free zones” if he is elected as the next US president.

  • Police: Bus station gunman kills trooper; others shoot him

    Richmond (US): A gunman fatally shot a Virginia state trooper at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were also shot but were expected to recover. Trooper Chad P Dermyer, 37, died today after being shot multiple times, according to Virginia State Police Superintendent Col Steven Flaherty. The civilians, both women, sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

  • Virginia firm signs deal for export of apples to India

    Washington: With Virginia looking to boost its trade with India, a firm from the US state has signed a deal for the export of apples to the country. “I am pleased to announce this new sale of Crown’s 2015 apple crop into the highly competitive Indian produce market,” Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe said in a statement.

  • Indian-origin woman’s store robbed in US

    Washington: A convenience store owned by an Indian-origin woman was robbed by three armed men in the US town of Madison Heights in Virginia, a media report said on Friday. The robbers held Sarla Patel, the owner of Du Drop convenience store, at gunpoint around 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday before fleeing with cash, gun cartridges, shoes, a textbook and some office supplies, reported on Friday. The store’s surveillance footage shows Patel