Free Press Journal
  • M Venkaiah Naidu

    No changes in Preamble of Constitution: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu categorically stated that the government shall not make any changes to the Constitution. Naidu was reacting to a query raised by Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia in the Lok Sabha, with regards to an advertisement printed by the government on Republic Day, which carried an older version of the Preamble, with the words ‘secular’ and socialist’ missing. In his reply, Naidu said that the image in

  • Bobby Jindal

    Bobby Jindal : Barack Obama unfit to be commander-in-chief

    Washington: Republican leader Bobby Jindal has said that Barack Obama is unfit to be commander-in-chief, as he slammed the US President for repeatedly refusing to commit resources needed to defeat radical Islamic terrorists. The Indian-American Louisiana Governor was talking to reporters at the White House after his meeting with Obama along with other members of the National Governors Association yesterday.

  • Nicolas Cage

    Nicolas Cage joins film on Edward Snowden

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Nicolas Cage will star as a former US Intelligence official in the upcoming biographical film about American whistleblower Edward Snowden. The thriller titled ‘Snowden’ will be directed by Oliver Stone, reported Variety.

  • IS opens English-speaking schools in Syria to teach children how to blend in to ‘spread terror’ overseas

    New York: A United Nations official has said that Islamic State (IS) militants have opened up two English speaking schools in Syria to teach their jihadi children how to blend in to “easily spread terror” while visiting other countries. According to the New York Post, the official said that these people start off as “mini-jihadists” and grow up to become “adult jihadists”.

  • Anna Hazare protests

    Anna bends, allows protest to turn ‘political’

    Even as the political class was squabbling in Parliament over the Land Acquisition Bill, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, a reunion of sorts was taking place outside at Jantar Mantar between the two most famous faces of the Lokpal movement — Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Dev Patel

    Dev Patel reveals Mario Testino branded him `normal-looking`

    Washington: Dev Patel, who rose to fame since the release of ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ has opened up about Mario Testino insult. The 24-year-old British actor, who recently split from his girlfriend Freida Pinto whom he met on the set of the Danny Boyle-directed flick in 2008 and are still incredibly close, said that he remembers going to this one Burberry show, and it was exciting as they’ve always been very kind to him, E! Online reported.

  • ISIS

    IS kidnaps 90 Christians in Syria

    Damascus: At least 90 Syrian Christians of the Assyrian minority have been confirmed kidnapped by Islamic State (IS) militants from two Assyrian towns in northern Syria, Xinhua news agency reported citing a monitoring group. The IS militants Monday snatched the 90 Assyrians from the towns of Tal Shamiram and Tal Hurmoz in the countryside of the predominantly Kurdish city of Hasaka in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) cited sources as

  • Cyber security

    Mobile phone users’ data at risk of attacks: McAfee

    New Delhi: Cellphones with mobile apps could be potential target of cyber attacks globally and subscribers’ data including usernames and passwords are at risk, security software maker McAfee said today. The failure of mobile application developers to patch critical secure sockets layer (SSL) vulnerabilities could potentially impact millions of mobile phone users, according to McAfee Labs Threats Report: February 2015.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti Sayeed will swear-in as Jammu and Kashmir CM March 1

    Jammu: Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be sworn in as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir March 1, a top source said. “Yes, decks have been cleared for Mufti Sahib to be sworn in as the chief minister of the state March 1,” a source said.

  • Loksabha, Parliament

    Land Bill tabled in LS, PM to try and allay misgivings

    New Delhi: A bill to replace the land ordinance was introduced on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha, where the government enjoys a majority and does not need the help of the Opposition to pass legislation. The government had lost all hope of moving it  in the Rajya Sabha where it is in a minority.

  • Ban conversion to stop ‘Ghar Vapasi’: Yogi Adityanath

    Rohtak: Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has said VHP’s ‘Ghar Vapasi’ programme will continue unless conversions are banned and that India’s problem was “not poverty” but “vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour”. “Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel ‘Ghar Vapasi’ programme will continue,” Aditynath, who is BJP’s Hindutva face, said at a meet organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

  • Fin Comm asks to increase 10% of states share in central taxes

    New Delhi: The Finance Commission has suggested raising share of states in central taxes to 42 per cent from current 32 per cent. As per the increased devolution suggested in the report of the 14th Finance Commission, the states will get Rs 3.48 lakh crore in 2014-15 and Rs 5.26 lakh crore in 2015-16.

  • Binyamin Netanyahu

    Mossad contradicted Binyamin Netanyahu’s Iran’s 2012 nuke claim

    London: Binyamin Netanyahu’s 2012 claim that Iran was a year away from making a nuclear bomb was reportedly contradicted by Israel’s Mossad spy agency, according to leaked cables. The Guardian reports that it is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest spy leaks in recent times.

  • HSBC India

    HSBC’s India headcount up by 1,000; US staff size down

    London: At the centre of a probe into black money allegedly stashed by Indians in Swiss banks, global banking giant HSBC increased its headcount in India by 1,000 last year to 32,000 — the second highest after the UK. As per the bank’s latest annual report, it had a total worldwide workforce of 2,66,000 full-time and part-time employees at the end of 2014.

  • Israel Palestine Conflict

    Israeli troops kill Palestinian near Bethlehem

    Bethlehem:  Israeli troops have shot dead a 19-year-old Palestinian man during unrest at a refugee camp near the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Palestinian medics said today. Jihad al-Jafari, a supporter of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah movement, was killed in an overnight confrontation at the Dheisheh camp, the medics said. A spokeswoman for the Israeli army said that troops were attacked by people throwing stones and incendiary devices, adding that one soldier was wounded.

  • Tigers

    India’s tiger success story based on dodgy science: Study

    Washington: A new study has indicated that methods commonly used in censuses of tigers and other rare wildlife put the accuracy of such surveys in doubt. The study conducted at University of Oxford focused on the inherent shortcomings in the “index-calibration” method that means it can produce inaccurate results. The team created a mathematical model to investigate index-calibration describing the approach and then tested its efficiency when different values, representing variations in

  • Chris Gayle double ton

    Sleepy giant Gayle wakes up with fastest double ton

    Canberra: Chris Gayle has become the 4th player after three Indians — Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma — to score a double ton in an ODI. This is also the fastest double ton off just 138 balls, as against Sehwag’s off 140 balls.

  • Antibiotics, harmful bacteria

    Antibiotics may give rise to new harmful bacteria

    New York: Besides treating bacterial infections, some antibiotics may also give rise to harmful new bacteria, research suggests. “For a long time we have thought that bacteria make antibiotics for the same reasons that we love them – because they kill other bacteria,” said Elizabeth Shank, assistant professor of biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • NASA, New Fronteir, 2016

    Next NASA New Frontiers mission to begin in 2016

    Washington:  NASA has announced to start its next mission in the New Frontiers line – a cost-capped class of $1 billion robotic solar-system explorers – in 2016. New Frontiers missions are managed by a single principle investigator who is responsible for keeping the mission’s development cost under $1 billion. The cost cap does not include the price of a launch vehicle which is covered under the NASA Launch Services Programme, Spacenews reported.