Free Press Journal
  • Kiran Bedi

    6P for women security, jobs, boosting NGOs on Bedi’s agenda

    New Delhi:  As poll campaign nears a crescendo, BJP’s CM candidate Kiran Bedi is counting on her administrative experience of over three decades as an IPS officer to deliver on her promise of strong governance that can ensure women security, employment and welfare initiatives. Riding on her policing experience, the BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate has been stressing on a “6P scheme” to address issues related to security for women. “The government will

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Working towards making Indore an IT hub: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Indore: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said after setting up of the proposed TCS, Infosys, and with other projects in the pipeline, a large number of youths will get jobs in the IT sector. “We are working on turning Indore into an IT hub. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys have started setting up their projects. Besides, some other companies too are going to start their work which will

  • Shinzo Abe

    Japan using diplomatic channels to save hostages: Shinzo Abe

    New Delhi:  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Sunday said all available diplomatic channels were being used to save the two Japanese nationals who were taken hostage by the Islamic State (IS) militants. “We have been pursuing every possible means, including all available diplomatic channels, first and foremost, to save lives of the two Japanese nationals,” Abe said in a statement issued by Japanese embassy here. “It is under these circumstances that an

  • siblings relationship

    Close friends know how long you’ll live: study

    Washington: Want to know how long you’ll live? Ask your closest friends! Best friends are the most accurate judges of when a person might die and which personality traits will send them to an early grave, a new research suggests.
    “You expect your friends to be inclined to see you in a positive manner, but they also are keen observers of the personality traits that could send you to an early grave,” said

  • Drinking beetroot juice before exercise can boost heart function in COPD patients

    Washington : A new study has recently revealed that beetroot juice before exercise can boost heart function in COPD patients.  A Wake Forest University study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients showed some promise, but a larger clinical trial would be needed to verify results.
    COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, makes it difficult for patients to breathe and worsens over time. Patients

  • PM Modi and President Obama to discuss civil nuclear pact, defence cooperation

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will hold bilateral talks during their meeting at the Hyderabad House in the national capital, where the two leaders are expected to discuss the pending civil nuclear pact and shore up defence cooperation between the two nations. The two leaders are also expected to sign memorandums of understanding between their respective countries. Before going in for their one-on-one talks and

  • Dinosaur,killing, asteroid

    Dinosaur-killing asteroid didn’t ravage Earth: study

    London:  A pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago also caused vast global firestorms that ravaged planet Earth. Researchers from the University of Exeter, University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London recreated the immense energy released from an extra-terrestrial collision with Earth that occurred around the time that dinosaurs became extinct.
    They found that the

  • NASA,Greenland ice sheet

    NASA maps layers deep inside Greenland ice sheet

    Washington:  Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA have created the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland ice sheet. The new map, developed using data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns, allows scientists to determine the age of large swaths of Greenland’s ice, extending ice core data for a better picture of the ice sheet’s history. “This new, huge data volume records how the ice

  • Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova

    Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova coast through to Oz Open quarterfinals

    Melbourne : 14-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal breezed past his South African opponent Kevin Anderson to stroll into the Australian Open quarter-finals in Melbourne. The Spaniard saved six set points in the first set to secure a 7-5 6-1 6-4 victory over Anderson and will now clash against Tomas Berdych to book a semi-final berth. On the other hand, in the Women’s singles, Russian second seeded Maria Sharapova cruised into the

  • Captain Pisharody

    Captain Pisharody to take over command of INS Rajali

    Chennai: In a change of guard at INS Rajali at Arakkonam near here, Captain Vinod Kumar Pisharody will take over the reins of the premier naval air station of the Eastern Naval Command on Monday. Commodore Puneet Kumar Bahl will be handing over the reins of Indian Navy Ship (INS) Rajali to Captain Pisharody on January 26, a Defence release here said. Pisharody was serving as Captain (Air) at INS Rajali since

  • Bomb explodes in Imphal

    Imphal: A powerful bomb exploed in the river bank of Nambul river at Keishamthong area in Imphal west district of Manipur, at 9.30 a m today. The bomb was planted by militants to attack the security forces. No one was injured and there was no damage due to the blast, police said.

  • Firing in Jammu by pakistan

    Pak rangers violate ceasefire, fire on BoP along IB in Jammu

    Jammu: Hours before US President Barack Obama’s arrival in India, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate. “Pakistani Rangers resorted to intermittent small arms firing on Jogwan border out post in R S Pura border belt along the IB in Jammu district during the intervening night of January 24 and 25”, a Police officer told PTI. They fired on the

  • India, Cricket, Worldcup 2015

    India look to re-ignite World Cup preparations

    Sydney:  Their World Cup preparations derailed by successive losses, India would look to reignite the spark and keep themselves afloat in the ODI cricket tri-series when they take on an unbeaten Australia in a must-win game here tomorrow. With three victories in three matches, the hosts have already qualified for the final in Perth on February 1. The heavy loss to England in Brisbane thus means that India will not only have

  • Samsung, Tizen

    Samsung to make Tizen phone in India

    New Delhi:  Buoyed by the market response to its Tizen OS-based smartphone in India, tech giant Samsung plans to manufacture the ‘Z1’ at its Noida facility soon. The South Korean firm, which is the world’s largest smartphone player, had launched the device earlier this month in India. The compelling proposition of an easy to use and clutter free interface (of Z1), along with premium design has met wideconsumer acceptance… The Z1 will

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus wants to stop the embarrassment attached to sex

    Washington : Miley Cyrus recently opened up about sex saying that most of it is just having the conversation and taking away the kind of embarrassment or guilt that people feel attached to sex. The 22-year-old singer asserted that the way sex has been made to be seen as bad or guilty and just opening up that conversation that’s saying if one is doing it, protect themselves, E! Online reported. Cyrus also

  • Break protocol, but remember we have unfinished nuclear business

    Mumbai: The thumb rule with Prime Minister Narender Modi seems to be that there is no thumb rule. Deviating from protocol, he was there on the tarmac at the Palam Airport to personally to greet president Barack Obama. It must have been a pleasant surprise for the Obamas, but it was not a very pleasant sight to see Modi stranded on the red carpet as Obama drove off in his armoured limousine.

  • Real Madrid, Barcelona

    Real Madrid maintain one-point lead at top

    London : Real Madrid maintained their one-point lead over Barcelona on the top of the La Liga table, thanks to Gareth Bale’s late penalty that helped them overcome Cristiano Ronaldo’s dismissal to secure a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Cordoba.  Algerian striker Nabil Ghilas’ early third-minute penalty helped Cordoba take a 1-0 lead and Real had to fight back. Initially Real fought back through Karim Benzema’s equaliser in the first half.

  • Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova through to Australian Open quarters

    Melbourne: Second-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova cruised into the Australian Open quarter-finals after beating China’s 21st seed Peng Shuai in straight sets here Sunday. The 2008 Australian Open winner crushed Peng 6-3, 6-0 to set up a clash against Canada’s No.7 seed Eugenie Bouchard.  Bouchard, who regrouped to beat Irina-Camelia Begu earlier in the day, became the first player into the quarterfinals.

  • Hamid Ansari, King Abdullah

    Vice President Ansari offers condolences for demise of King Abdullah

    Riyadh : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Sunday reached Riyadh as part of an official delegation representing India to offer condolences over the demise of Saudi Arabia ruler King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud. The delegation included Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Members of Parliament Gulam Nabi Azad and MJ Akbar, among other senior officials. Vice President Ansari was received at the Riyadh Air Base by Riyadh

  • Neymar, Messi

    Neymar, Messi score two-goals each as Barca thrashed Elche 6-0 in La Liga clash

    London : Barcelona maintained their one goal gap behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid as they thrashed Elche 6-0 on Saturday, thanks to a brace each from Brazilian Neymar and Argentina football team captain Lionel Messi.  Spanish centre-back Gerard Pique opened the scoring in the 35th minute with the visitors’ only shot on target in a tight first half before Messi scored from the spot after the break to double Barca’s lead.