Free Press Journal
  • Katju voices concern over SC verdict on convicted lawmakers

    Jaipur: Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju today expressed reservation over the recent Supreme Court verdict, barring convicted lawmakers from contesting polls, saying it should be reviewed as “judiciary cannot make laws”.

  • Voting ends in Bhutan’s second national polls

    Thimphu: Polling for Bhutan’s second national elections ended today with an 80 per cent turnout of voters with the race between the country’s two major political parties, too close to call.

  • US military unveils humanoid robot

    Washington: The US military has unveiled one of its most-advanced humanoid robots known as Atlas, which was created to assist in future emergency situations, the American Forces Press Service reported.

  • 2 Indians among 7 girls awarded on ‘Malala Day’

    UN: Two Indians were among the seven young girls honoured with the UN Special Envoy for Global Education’s Youth Courage Award for Education as part of ‘Malala Day’ celebrations at the world body.

  • China’s ‘atomic town’ becomes cyclists’ hub

    Beijing: Once China’s ‘atomic town’ where the country’s nuclear bombs were made, Xihai in the country’s northwest has been transformed into a haven for cyclists from home and abroad.

  • 3 Christian women paraded naked in Pak, court orders probe

    Lahore: Over a month after a Muslim landlord allegedly paraded three Christian women naked in Pakistan’s Punjab province, a court here has finally taken notice of the matter and directed a judge to investigate the incident.

  • Parental divorce in childhood tied to higher inflammation

    Parental divorce in childhood tied to higher inflammation: People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health, according to new research.

  • Insect discovery sheds light on climate change

    Toronto: Biologists have discovered a new, extinct family of insects that will help scientists better understand how some animals responded to global climate change and the evolution of communities.

  • One dead, thousands evacuated as Typhoon Soulik hits Taiwan

    Taipei: Thousands of people were evacuated in Taiwan and the entire island declared an “alert zone” as Typhoon Soulik made landfall early this morning, killing one person and injuring seven.

  • BJP takes on UPA over national security

    Jammu: BJP today alleged that the UPA government has failed completely to deal with the issue of national security, and the recent terror attacks in the country, including in Jammu and Kashmir, are a fallout of its soft approach towards militancy.

  • False that Muslims being targeted in fight against terror: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today rejected as a “false perception” that Muslims are being targeted in the name of fighting terror and claimed more Hindus have been killed in fake encounters, mostly in Congress-ruled states.

  • Cong will take final decision on PM candidate: Dwivedi

    New Delhi: Congress today hinted that declaration of Rahul Gandhi as Prime Ministerial candidate cannot be ruled out, dismissing as “personal opinion” certain comments of senior leader Digvijay Singh in this regard.

  • Solar panel scam: Chandy meets Sonia

    New Delhi: Amid the political crisis in Kerala over the solar panel scam, beleaguered Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today met Congress president Sonia Gandhi to explain the political situation in the state in the wake of the scandal that has shaken the party and government.

  • Ganga flowing close to danger mark, govt on high alert

    Kanpur: The water level in the Ganga here is flowing a mere 46-cm below the danger mark, prompting the district administration to issue a high alert for the villages situated on the banks of the river, officials said.

  • Congress-ruled states to launch food security scheme Aug 20

    New Delhi: UPA’s flagship social welfare scheme, the food security ordinance, is expected to be rolled in all Congress-ruled states on Aug 20, the birthday of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, informed sources said.