Free Press Journal
  • Election Commission team to visit Meghalaya

    Shillong: An Election Commission (EC) team led by Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat will arrive here on Thursday to take stock of the preparations for the February 27 assembly polls, an official said on Tuesday. Rawat will be accompanied by Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa. The five-year term of the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly will expire on March 6.

  • Jammu and Kashmir: 2 LeT militants killed after 30-hour-long gunfight

    Srinagar: Two holed up LeT militants, involved in a failed terror bid on a CRPF camp here, were killed on Tuesday in a nearly 30-hour-long gunfight, police said. “While one was gunned down as he came out of the under construction building to get into another adjacent building, the other was trapped and killed inside the building that they took refuge in on Monday,” a police officer said.

  • Earthquake jolts the Andaman Islands

    Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar): An earthquake of 5.6 magnitude hit the Andaman Islands on Tuesday morning. As per the meteorological department, the earthquake occurred at around 8: 09 AM in the morning.

  • Odisha: IT official caught accepting bribe from a petrol pump owner

    New Delhi: An income tax official in Odisha was arrested after he was allegedly caught accepting a bribe from a petrol pump owner to not reopen an assessment matter, CBI officials here said today. Niranjan Behera was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Bhadrak yesterday night.

  • Srinagar: One terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Karan Nagar

    Srinagar: Security forces launched a final assault on terrorists hiding in a building in Karan Nagar area for the last 24 hours, killing an unidentified militant, police said. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained, a police official said.

  • Sunjuwan military camp attack: Suspected terror attack on Army camp foiled

    Jammu: Security forces today launched a massive search operation after Army personnel foiled a suspected terrorist attack on their camp in Jammu, three days after a deadly strike by Jaish-e-Mohammad group killed seven people at Sunjuwan military station, an official said.

  • Kerala: 30-year-old Youth Congress worker hacked to death

    Kannur (Kerala): A 29-year-old Youth Congress leader was hacked to death allegedly by CPI(M) workers at Mattanur in Kannur district, police said today. The incident occurred late last night when four assailants came in a car and hurled crude bombs and attacked S P Shuhaib and two other party members with machetes, they said.