Free Press Journal
  • Yellow dust hits South Korea, warnings issued

    Seoul: South Korea was Monday hit by the heaviest yellow dust in five years with meteorological authorities issuing warnings and advisories.  The dust warnings were issued in Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi province and parts of Gangwon province, Xinhua reported, citing the Korea Meteorological Administration.  The advisories were issued for most other parts of the country.

  • Srinivasan should’ve refrained from being BCCI chief: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan should have refrained from functioning as the cricket board chief after the apex court had declared that he was in a conflict of interest situation and could not contest elections.

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    Malware can track your smartphone via power usage

    Washington: Without using location data, malicious software can track your smartphone simply by measuring the way it uses the power, computer scientists have reported. Location data is closely guarded by many smartphone users. That’s why the Android and iOS operating system prevent third party apps from accessing location data without the specific permission of the user.

  • New system to turn wastewater into freshwater

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new technology that turns wastewater into freshwater more efficiently than conventional methods. Dr Jianmin Wang, a Missouri University of Science and Technology professor developed multiple wastewater treatment technologies that produce freshwater that is not only cleaner than wastewater treated using traditional methods, but also requires less maintenance and energy.

  • Patient’s ethnic heritage determines best drug for BP?

    London: Scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher are investigating whether treatment for high blood pressure can be improved by taking a person’s ethnic heritage into account. A wide variety of drugs are available for the treatment of blood pressure and although these are effective and safe, it is often necessary to try different types of drugs and use a combination of two or more drugs.

  • Corporate espionage accused

    Petroleum ministry leak: Fresh arrest exposes new espionage racket

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police Monday confirmed it had arrested another person in the case relating to the leak of petroleum ministry documents which, an officer said, has helped in bust ing another espionage racket. “We have arrested one more person, Lokesh, who used to provide stolen documents of coal and petroleum ministry to some corporate houses. His arrest led us to burst another racket,” police chief B.S. Bassi told the media.  Lokesh, in

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi to skip budget session, takes leave of absence 

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial budget session, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took “leave of absence” to reflect on a series of electoral defeats and deliberate on the future course of the 130-year-old party, top sources said here. “Rahul Gandhi has been granted leave of absence for ‘aap chintan, aap manthan’ (introspection),” a party leader told IANS.

  • SWINE FLU

    5 die due to swine flu in Bengal; no dearth of meds: Minister

    Kolkata: Five persons have succumbed to swine flu in West Bengal, while 67 others have been affected so far, state Minister for Health Chandrima Bhattacharya said today. The minister said there is no shortage of medicines and testing kits at hospitals to tackle the spread of the H1N1 virus.

  • Copies of six Ordinances laid in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: Copies of six Ordinances promulgated recently on issues such as land acquisition and coal were today laid in the Lok Sabha amid protests by some members against the trend of using the Ordinance route. The copies were laid by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on the first day of the Budget session, shortly after President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to joint sitting of both Houses.

  • Anna Hazare

    ‘Do not want Vishwas on stage, can protest as part of public’: Anna

    New Delhi: Asserting that he did not want to turn the protest against the Land Ordinance Bill into political confrontation, veteran social activist Anna Hazare on said Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas can come for the protest as a part of the general public.

  • 67 fall ill after suspected food poisoning

    Khargone (MP): At least 67 people, including 10 children, fell ill after consuming food at a wedding party in Sita Mangal Bhawan here, police said. The incident took place last night following which all the victims were admitted to a district hospital around 2 AM for suspected food poisoning, Sanjay Bhatt, a senior doctor told PTI today.

  • 7-yr-old raped in Mathura

    Mathura: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Kosi town here, police said today. 22-year-old Vishnu, a worker in a tent company, yesterday took the minor to nearby bushes and raped her in Kosi town under Kosi Kalan Police Station area, Dy SP Atul Kumar Srivastava said. The girl’s family, on hearing her cries, rushed to the spot, following which the accused fled the spot.

  • Asaram Bapu

    Asaram witness killing: Min assures justice to victim’s family

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): Union Minister of state for Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan has assured justice to the family of the slain witness in the sexual assault case against self-styled godman Asaram. The Minister yesterday met Akhil Gupta’s family members including his father, mother and wife Varsha at their residence here and assured them of providing justice in the case. Balyan said that he would request Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to conduct a CBI inquiry

  • Sonia unimpressed with President’s address, says nothing new

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi was today unimpressed with the President’s Address, which laid the roadmap of the Narendra Modi government, saying there was “nothing new” in it and talked about only some revamped UPA policies. “There is nothing new. These are only revamping some of old UPA policies and presenting it,” she said when asked about President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to the joint sitting of Parliament.

  • C Vidyasagar Rao

    Maha Governor, CM to hold meeting of Vice-Chancellors tomorrow

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of universities in the state C Vidyasagar Rao has convened a meeting of Vice-Chancellors of non-agricultural universities tomorrow. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Finance and Planning Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, Higher, Technical and Education Minister Vinod Tawde, Ministers of State and senior government officials will attend the meeting, which will be held in Sahyadri State Guest House at 5 PM, a Raj Bhavan spokesperson said.

  • Anna hazare

    Anna Hazare to discuss Land Ordinance with Arvind Kejriwal

    Mumbai: Veteran social activist Anna Hazare and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet in Delhi tonight in the backdrop of the agitation against the Land ordinance. The meeting will take place at the New Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, Hazare’s aide Dutta Awari told PTI. The government is bringing a new bill to replace the Land Ordinance amid stiff opposition from non-NDA parties in Parliament and outside.

  • Inflation at record low due to decisive measures: President

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today said inflation has fallen to a record low due to a number of decisive steps taken by the government and the economy is again on a high growth trajectory. Delivering his address to the joint sitting of Parliament, whose budget session commenced today, he said, “Inflation and food inflation, in particular, are at a record low due to a number of decisive measures taken by the government.”

  • Govind Pansare

    Sena salvo against Maha CM on Pansare murder

    Mumbai: Firing a fresh salvo against the BJP-led government, Shiv Sena today said nothing has changed in Maharashtra despite change of regime and ridiculed the Devendra Fadnavis government over the failure to arrest killers of communist leader Govind Pansare. In a veiled attack on the Chief Minister, an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece said: “What has changed with the new government ? If someone knows please tell us.”