Free Press Journal
  • Milkha Singh

    Milkha bats for sportsmen in policy decisions to revive sports

    Jodhpur: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh today held “politics and bureaucracy” responsible for the deplorable state of sports in the country and voiced his support for incorporating sportsmen in policy decisions. “Our system is such that politicians and bureaucrats dominate sports scenario of the country and until this would change, nobody can expect an improvement,” he said at a function here.

  • CIC reprimands MoEF for giving ‘misleading’ info on radiations

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry got a rap on its knuckles from the CIC for furnishing “false and misleading” information that there was no study by it on the harmful effects of mobile radiations. The Central Information Commission was hearing a case related to an RTI applicant seeking information in respect of a press release from WHO, which termed the electromagnetic waves from mobiles as possible carcinogens for a kind of brain cancer.

  • More India-Israel joint defence projects on anvil

    New Delhi: Reflecting rapid expansion in military ties, Israel has said it was ready to share cutting-edge defence technologies with India and both countries will go for co-development of a number of key weapon systems soon. Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon said both countries have overcome hurdles in co-development of Barak 8 missile defence system and work on another key project of aerial defence systems was on track.

  • Ramai Ram demands Deputy CM’s post from Nitish

    Patna: Hours before senior Janata Dal (U) leader Nitish Kumar takes oath as the Chief Minister, former Bihar minister Ramai Ram on Sunday demanded the deputy chief minister’s post.

  • Helicopter Drone

    British nuclear facilities could be attacked by `terrorist drones`

    London: A government adviser has warned that British nuclear plants face risk of terrorist attacks by unmanned drone aircrafts, a report said. John Large, who has advised the French government after a growing number of mysterious unmanned flights were noticed over France’s nuclear plants, warned that drones also posed a threat to the United Kingdom’s 16 operational reactors, adding that such an attack would kill tens of thousands of people, reported The Daily Express.

  • Moderate quake jolts China’s Xinjiang province

    Beijing: A magnitude-5 earthquake hit China’s northwestern Xinjiang province today but caused no damage. The epicentre in Shawan county, in Tacheng prefecture, was monitored at a depth of 4 kms, the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC) reported. There are no reports of casualties or property damage, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted local government officials as saying. Resident Wang Jianan said the lamp in her second floor room swung for about 20 seconds. All

  • 30 Pak schoolkids faint after toxic gas leak

    Lahore: At least 30 Pakistani schoolchildren fainted after toxic gas leaked from a generator installed in their school here. Over 100 students were present in the basement of the private school in densely-populated locality of Mughalpur when the incident took place last evening. The school administration had arranged a farewell party for some students.

  • Divorce Case

    China’s PLA permits NCOs to invite families to halt divorces

    Beijing: In a bid to address growing divorce rate among the world’s largest military due to long-separation from families, China’s PLA has allowed for the first time non-commissioned officers (NCOs) to invite their families to stay in the military camps during Lunar New Year. Previously, only officers and their families were permitted to stay in the camps.

  • NASA to look for alien life on Jupiter’s moon

    Washington: NASA will start a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa in the hope of finding signs of life on the frozen planet. The agency is reportedly encouraged by the blasts of water vapour in the moon’s polar region. The research team thinks this could be a way to sample the liquid water, which is normally inaccessible through the thick layer of ice covering the moon, Inquisitr reported.

  • Did dark matter wipe out the dinosaurs?

    New York: The elusive dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike that wiped out dinosaurs 65 million years ago, a new study suggests. Research by New York University Biology Professor Michael Rampino concludes that Earth’s infrequent but predictable path around and through our galaxy’s disc may have a direct and significant effect on geological and biological phenomena occurring on Earth. He concludes that movement through dark matter may perturb the

  • Smartphone

    World’s first hands-free smartphone for the disabled

    London: An Israeli company has built the world’s first completely hands-free smartphone for the disabled. The smartphone, developed by start-up Sesame Enable, is designed for people with spinal cord injuries, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy or other disabilities that affects the use of hands and arms, The Times of Israel reported.

  • Hostage situation

    No major intelligence failure in Sydney cafe siege: inquiry

    Sydney: Eighteen calls were made to an Australian national security hotline about a self-styled cleric in the days before he carried out a deadly Sydney siege but none suggested an imminent attack, a review said today. Armed with a pump-action shotgun, Iranian-born Man Haron Monis took 17 people hostage in Sydney’s Lindt chocolate cafe hostage on December 15. Some 17 hours later he shot dead cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, prompting police to

  • US smartphone users concerned about targeted ads

    New York: Smartphone users in the US are getting increasingly concerned about having their activity tracked to serve them targeted ads, a study has found.

  • dharmendra pradhan

    Those who subverted system will be punished: Oil Minister

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of leakage of documents from his ministry, Oil and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asserted that all those who subverted the system would be punished but made it clear that the government was not targeting any particular corporate. He also said that his ministry is ascertaining whether standard operating procedures (SOPs) for handling confidential information was violated.

  • Ferry with 100 passengers capsizes in B’desh; many feared dead

    Dhaka: Many people are feared dead after an overcrowded ferry with over 100 passengers capsized today, in the latest maritime tragedy to hit the country within 10 days. The ferry was heading to Paturia from Daulatdia in Rajbari when was hit by a cargo trawler, a senior police official of Manikganj district said.

  • Manohar Lal Khattar

    Khattar congratulates Vij for Hry players’ good performance

    Ambala: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today congratulated his Sports minister Anil Vij for “commendable achievements” by Haryana players in the recently concluded National Games at Kerala. Haryana had secured second position in medal tally by bagging 107 medals including 40 each gold and silver, and 27 bronze.

  • AAP, Ashutosh

    AAP says will support Anna’s agitation if invited

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said it will support Anna Hazare’s protest against the amendments made in the Land Acquisition Act if the social activist ‘invites’ them to do so. “In principle we are with Anna Hazare on this issue, but as you know that Anna has himself demarcated the line that social movement has a different path and the political movement has a different path. If he calls us,

  • Recovery of IEDs averts major tragedy in Kashmir

    Srinagar: A timely detection of three improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other arms and ammunition by the army late Saturday averted a major tragedy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “A search party of the army operating in the Warson area, five kilometres from Trehgam town (Kupwara), detected three IEDs in the hollow trunk of a tree along with other war-like stores in Gazrial Forest near Khazan Mati Ridge,” a defence spokesman told