Free Press Journal
  • Computer games

    Playing video games linked to school failure

    London: Children who spend too much on the internet, mobiles and video games are likely to perform poorly in schools, new research has found. The researchers, however, noted that not using a computer at all could also adversely affect performance at school.

  • Kiran Bedi, Kumar Vishwas

    BJP to move EC against Kumar Vishwas’s ‘sexist remark’ on Kiran Bedi

    New Delhi : Upping the ante against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to file a complaint with the Election Commission against party leader Kumar Vishwas for his sexist remark against its chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi. Earlier in the day, a police complaint had been filed against Vishwas for allegedly making sexist comments against Bedi at a recent rally held

  • Bitcoin

    Investors robbed of $11 million Bitcoins in four years: Study

    New York: Frauds such as online ponzi schemes have skimmed at least $11 million in Bitcoin deposits from unsuspecting cyber customers over the past four years,  a study says. Bitcoin is the digital world’s most popular virtual currency, with millions in circulation.

  • Moro Islamic Liberation Front

    Give peace a chance, say Philippine government and rebel negotiators

    Kuala Lumpur: Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators issued a joint plea today for the country to stick to a historic peace accord that is now in peril after a deadly clash spurred calls for retribution against the guerrillas. Both sides told a press briefing in Kuala Lumpur that two days of talks in Malaysia on disarming the rebels had made progress, and they vowed not to waver in implementing an accord on the

  • google news

    Google to change privacy policy in United Kingdom

    Washington: Google has agreed to change the privacy policy in the UK to improve the information it provides to people on how it collects personal data followed by pressure from the country’s data protection authority. According to PCWorld, Google has signed an agreement that says that the company is committed to making further changes to the privacy policy to meet the requirements on UK’s Data Protection Act, said the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

  • Asaram Bapu

    Asaram witness killing: Deceased’s father demands CBI inquiry

    Muzaffarnagar: The father of the slain witness in the sexual assault case against self-styled godman Asaram has demanded a CBI inquiry into his son’s murder. Naresh Gupta has sought an inquiry into the murder of his son Akhil alleging that it was not the result of any local enmity and was directly linked with Asaram’s bail rejection by the High Court earlier this month. He further alleged that Asaram’s daughter Bharti may be behind the

  • CBI, Mukul Roy

    Like Mukul Roy, CBI should question Mamata Banerjee: BJP

    Krishnagar (WB): BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh today demanded that the CBI should question Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam saying there should not be different yardsticks for two people. “CBI should interrogate Mamata Banerjee because the probe agency can’t have two different yardsticks for two people. There was a meeting between Saradha chief Sudipta Sen, Banerjee and Mukul Roy in Delo in Darjeeling district, which Roy had publicly admitted.

  • Nupur Sharma, Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal, get some stability: Nupur Sharma

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal’s challenger in the New Delhi constituency Nupur Sharma may be a first time contestant but the London School of Economics post-graduate says she is confident of pulling off a surprise and defeat the AAP chief in the prestigious seat. Calling the contest with Kejriwal a “fight of ideology”, the BJP candidate says people are not going to support him this time as he does not have “stability” and “clarity” in

  • Bangladesh authorities arrest top BNP leader amid crackdown

    Dhaka: A top Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader has been arrested here on charges of instigating violence, two days after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered law enforcement agencies to take “necessary” action to maintain law and order in the country. The elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested BNP spokesman Ruhul Kabir Rizvi from a house in posh Baridhra area overnight, with the officials saying he appeared to be instrumental in instigating violence.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Manohar Parrikar underlines preparedness of Armed Forces

    New Delhi : Union Defence Minister on Saturday said India is trying to build preparedness of armed forces to tackle any situation along the Pakistan and Chinese border. “We are trying our best to be prepared for everything. You have to assume the worst and hope for the best,” Parrikar told media persons here this morning at a function to distribute Republic Day awards. The Defence Minister termed the Tral encounter as unfortunate.

  • Sumitra Mahajan

    Sumitra Mahajan to inaugurated four-day Speakers’ meet in Lucknow

    Lucknow : The 77th annual convention of presiding officers of legislative bodies will be inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. The conference would see the participation of Speakers and Deputy Speakers from 30 states as well as Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of six Legislative Councils. State assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey will deliver the welcome address at the convention, which is being hosted by the state after 30 years. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is also

  • Dalai lama, Barack Obama

    Dalai Lama, Barack Obama to attend religious meet

    Dharamsala: Globe-trotting monk the Dalai Lama and US President Barack Obama will be together at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington next week, the second time in less than a year, his aides said here Saturday.  “His Holiness is on a religious tour to the US and will attend the National Prayer Breakfast Feb 5 where the US President will also participate,” a senior functionary in the Dalai Lama’s office told IANS.

  • India cricket team

    Cricket Analysis: Team India, raise your morale, then the game

    Bengaluru: In the late 1970s India’s poor record of growth had led an Indian economics professor, Dr Rajkrishnan, to mockingly coin the term ‘Hindu rate of growth’ to describe the slow pace at which the Indian economy was growing. The term gained currency with India-watchers in the West.

  • PMK to approach TN Governor for probe into AIADMK ‘scams’

    Chennai: Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) today said that it will approach the Tamil Nadu Governor seeking a probe into the alleged scams under the AIADMK regime in the state. PMK has “gathered details” about various “scams” during the present government and has been insisting for setting up an inquiry commission headed by a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court, a party release here said. As part of this effort, PMK founder S Ramadoss will lead a

  • Malayalam actor, models among 5 arrested on drug charge

    Kochi: A Malayalam actor and four women were arrested here for allegedly possessing narcotics, police said today. On a tip off, the police raided the flat in Kadavanthara last night and recovered 10 grams of cocaine. Police took into custody five persons– actor Shine Tom Chacko, Assistant Director Blessy and three young models when the party was on at the flat. Their statements were recorded this morning, police said. The cocaine, said to have been brought from Goa, was seized,

  • 2 held in UP for black marketing

    Muzaffarnagar: Two persons were booked for their alleged involvement in black marketing of rice meant for sale in a fair price shop in Budhana town here, police said today. The accused identified as Krishanpal and Praveen Giri were arrested and 548 quintals of rice was seized when police intercepted a truck yesterday, Sub-Divisional Magistrate J P Gupta said. The duo were transporting the rice for black marketing, he said, adding, they have been booked under Essential Commodities

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    Coast Guard has responded successfully to maritime challenges

    New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday praised the Indian Coast Guard for responding to maritime challenges successfully, and hoped it would continue to pursue excellence and discharge its duties with alacrity, dedication and professionalism.

  • Maoists attack villagers in Bihar’s Nawada District

    Nawada (Bihar) : Heavily armed Maoists thrashed several villagers and torched two tractors and a motor cycle in the Rani Bazar area of Bihar’s Nawada District on Friday evening. Nawada District’s Superintendent of Police, Parvez Akhtar, said the aim of the Maoists was to lure police personnel to the place to attack them. He said Bihar Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have launched a massive combing operation in the area.

  • AAP, Manifesto

    AAP releases manifesto, promises full statehood for Delhi

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Saturday released its manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly elections, focusing on full statehood, women’s safety and reducing electricity tariff. The AAP intends to enhance women’s safety by installing CCTV cameras. The manifesto also promised to open 20 new colleges, a 50 percent reduction in power tariff, clean drinking water at affordable prices and a free Wi-Fi zone, among others.

  • Panchayat, Rape

    Take Rs.41,000, forget rape: Panchayat tells victim

    Patna: In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a Mahadalit woman to pay her Rs.41,000 and asked the victim to not report the incident, police said Saturday. The incident occurred in a panchayat under Kodha police station in Katihar district.  But the accused, a local muscleman, refused to pay the money. When she protested about his refusal to pay amount, the accused