Free Press Journal
  • Anna Hazare

    Govt. should withdraw Land Ordinance Bill: Anna Hazare

    Ralegan Siddhi, (Maharashtra): Veteran social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday called for the Land Ordinance Bill to be taken back, adding that the government should instead look out for ways to improve the condition of the farmers.

  • Apple

    Apple to allow users to help test upcoming iOS releases

    Washington: Apple is reportedly getting ready to allow users with public betas to test its upcoming iOS releases, a report said. Apple’s iOS 8.3, which introduces support for wireless CarPlay, new emoji, and easier Google logins, is expected to be released in beta form via the firm’s AppleSeed program in mid-March, reported The Verge.

  • Punjab power utility applies for Pachwara coal block

    Chandigarh: Punjab power utility PSPCL is looking to retain Pachwara central coal block for meeting fuel requirements for its thermal power plants and has applied for this coal block, which is one of the 53 reserved for state-run power utilities.

  • Ravi Shastri

    Sticking with Dhawan despite poor form proved right: Ravi Shastri

    Melbourne: Heaping praise on his players for the emphatic win over South Africa in the cricket World Cup here, team director Ravi Shastri today said the management’s decision to stick with Shikhar Dhawan, despite his poor form in the run-up to the showpiece event, proved right today.

  • HC seeks report on rehabilitatn of Chaskaman project-affected

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to file a report by March 5 on how many farmers — particularly those affected by Chaskaman irrigation project — have been rehabilitated under the State Project Affected Persons Rehabilitation Act. The Chaskaman Project, aiming to irrigate an area of 44,170 hectares, stands across river Bhima in Krishna basin near village Bibi in Khed tehsil of Pune district.

  • Low IQ tied to greater drinking among young men

    London: A lower IQ is associated with greater and riskier drinking among young adult men, a new study has found. Although several studies have shown an association between intelligence and various health-related outcomes, the research on cognitive abilities and alcohol-related problems has been inconsistent. Sara Sjolund, a doctoral student at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and her colleagues analysed data collected from 49,321 Swedish males born during 1949 to 1951 and who

  • 2 Nepalese schoolgirls injured in acid attack

    Kathmandu: Two teenage Nepalese schoolgirls suffered burn injuries after a masked boy hurled acid at them at a tuition centre here today. The girls, aged 15 and 16, were studying at the tuition centre in the Basantapur area of the capital when the boy barged into the room and splashed acid on them.

  • UK parents told to take away passports of girls at terror risk

    London: Amid reports that three missing British Muslim schoolgirls may have crossed over to Syria to join Islamic State (IS) terrorists, parents in Britain are being asked to confiscate the passports of their children if they feel they were at a similar risk. The head of Inspire, a human rights organisation working with Muslim women, called on schools to do more to burst the “romanticised notion” of IS that is being peddled to

  • New app to speed research data collection

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new web application that speeds up researchers’ data collection. American University sociology Professor Michael Bader and colleagues used the app to rate 150 different features of neighbourhoods in major metropolitan cities across the US.

  • Ukraine claims 12 cease-fire violations overnight

    Kiev: Ukrainian officials say Russia-backed separatists violated a troubled cease-fire a dozen times during the night with artillery and rocket attacks and an attempt to storm a Ukrainian encampment. Explosions were heard in the main rebel-held city Donetsk around dawn today and a rebel website says several buildings in the city were damaged by artillery.

  • mamata banerjee

    Mamata snaps back at media when asked about bizman’s detention

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today snapped back at the media when she was asked about the detention of a businessman who accompanied her on her Bangladesh visit, saying she could have put them in jail also. “I could have put you in jail also, but I did not do that out of goodwill,” Mamata said when a newsperson asked her about the detention of Shibaji Panja at the NSCBI Airport here last night

  • Arun Jaitley

    Budget 2016: India Inc counsels controlling fiscal deficit

    New Delhi: Keeping in view the government’s compulsions to contain fiscal deficit, the Confederation of Indian Industry Sunday expressed the hope that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would keep a firm focus on fiscal prudence and fiscal discipline in the union budget 2015-16.

  • Shibaji Panja granted bail

    Kolkata: A local court today granted bail to businessman Shibaji Panja, a member of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s delegation to Bangladesh, after he was arrested from the airport here last night on a look-out notice issued by the Delhi Police. Panja was produced before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Barrackpore, which ordered his release on a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

  • Brain’s seat of speech shuts down when we talk

    Washington: A brain area, long recognised as the command centre for human speech, actually shuts down when we talk, scientists have found. Broca’s area of the brain has been recognised as the command centre for human speech, including vocalisation.

  • ISIS

    ‘Arab oil funds helping IS fight war’

    London: The Sunni jihadi group Islamic State (IS), which controls large territories in Iraq and Syria has been getting financial support from oil-rich Arab sympathisers outside those two countries, a media report said. Rich private donors in the Gulf states have been supporting the IS with funds that help to pay the fighters, who may number well over 100,000, The Independent reported, citing Kurdish officials.

  • Genelia D’Souza’s must-haves for complete life

    Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Genelia D’Souza says you just need love and a dog to complete your life. “All you need is love and a dog, Then life is complete… Happy Birthday Flash… Your my reason to smile,” Genelia tweeted Sunday. The actress also posted a photograph of herself with her pet dog on the micro-blogging site.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar Chief Minister

    Patna: Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar was sworn-in as the Bihar Chief Minister on Sunday. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy at the Raj Bhawan in Patna by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.

  • Mamata refuses responsibility over Shibaji Panja’s arrest

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday shirked off any responsibility over the arrest of entrepreneur Shibaji Panja who accompanied her during her three-day visit to Bangladesh. Panja, against whom the Delhi Police have issued a look-out notice, was detained at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose international airport here Saturday upon his arrival from Dhaka. He was arrested Sunday.