Free Press Journal
  • South Korea-US announce joint drills

    Seoul: South Korea and the United States said today they would kick off their annual joint military exercises on March 2, setting the stage for a likely surge in tensions with North Korea. Pyongyang had offered a moratorium on nuclear testing if this year’s joint drills were cancelled — a proposal rejected by Washington as an “implicit threat” to carry out a fourth nuclear test.

  • Breast cancer, diagnostic test

    Breast cancer recurrence diagnostic test

    Hyderabad: Sapien Biosciences, a biotech venture backed by Apollo Hospitals, has entered into a collaboration with Bangalore-based diagnostic start-up OncoStem Diagnostics for the development and validation of a novel breast cancer recurrence prediction test. OncoStem has developed a unique panel of ‘prognostic and predictive’ proteomic markers that is indicative of the aggressiveness of the cancer and hence enables prediction of the risk of recurrence within the first five years of initial diagnosis, according to an Apollo Hospitals statement.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex recovers 79 pts ahead of monthly derivatives expiry

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading above the 29,000-mark by rising over 79 points in early  trade today as participants made selective buying ahead of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment on Thursday and the Union Budget on Saturday. The 30-share barometer gained 79.71 points, or 0.27 per cent, to 29,054.82. The index had lost 487.16 points in the previous two sessions.

  • Swine Flu

    Swine flu: Nadda to make statement in both Houses of Parliament

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister JP Nadda will reportedly make a statement in both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday regarding the swine flu situation in the country. Swine flu has led to the death of over 800 people across the country while 14,000 people have been affected by the H1N1 virus. In view of the swine flu rush, the central government had placed an order to increase the national stock of diagnostic kits to

  • Hezbollah Brigade

    New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces

    Wellington: New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key announced today. Key told lawmakers the country would deploy up to 143 military personnel, who would be based “behind the wire” and would train Iraqi security forces rather than being actively involved in combat missions. He said most of the troops would likely be based

  • Uber Taxi

    Uber to collect neighbourhood data as new safety measure in India

    Washington : Uber has announced its new neighbourhood safety measures in India in partnership with Safetipin, a smartphone app wherein Uber will let Safetipin’s auditors ride along in New Delhi to collect data about neighborhoods. According to the Verge, Uber will mount smartphones on vehicle exteriors to take images of roads, city conditions and gender diversity of the people in the picture. The company said that Safetipin and Uber will then send the information

  • pakistan

    Reuters’ bureau chief Maria Golovnina found dead in Islamabad

    Islamabad: Pakistan and Afghanistan bureau chief for Reuters, Maria Golovnina has been found dead in her house in Islamabad’s Sector F-8 in Pakistan, said the police. According to the Express Tribune, the police said that the Russian reporter came back home early in the afternoon as she was unwell and later dropped on the floor after vomiting.

  • Land Acquisition Bill ‘anti-farmer’, says Mallikarjun Kharge

    New Delhi : Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday termed the Land Acquisition Bill as ‘anti-farmer’ and added that his party will counter it tooth and nail by taking support from all the opposition parties. “It (Land Acquisition Bill) is anti-farmer. With the intention to help farmers we amended it earlier the Act of 1886. We completely revamped the Act and that was in favour of farmers. We are going to oppose it

  • TMC MPs protest against Land Acquisition Bill

    New Delhi : Trinamool Congress (TMC) legislators on Tuesday staged a protest against the Land Acquisition Bill outside the Parliament. Wearing green outfits, the protesters raised slogans against the Bill. “Poor people’s interest has to be looked into. Our green clothes represent greenery and agriculture of the nation,” said TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee. The government will today introduce the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains 6 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 6 paise to 62.25 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on fresh selling of the US currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers said besides selling of the American currency by exporters and banks, a higher opening in domestic stock market supported the rupee.

  • defense ministry

    Defence Ministry worker arrested for helping Petro leak module

    New Delhi: A casual worker employed at the Defence Ministry was arrested today for allegedly providing forged identity card to a key accused in Petroleum Ministry leaks case while police maintained that no sensitive documents were leaked or stolen from the Defence Ministry. With this, 13 people have been arrested in the corporate espionage case related to Petroleum Ministry, while one person was arrested yesterday on charge of leaking confidential documents from Coal and Power  industries. Seven persons were also detained in this connection.

  • Lok sabha, Parliament

    Land Acquisition Bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

    New Delhi: The government will introduce the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Parliament to replace the Land Acquisition Ordinance. The bill will be introduced in Lok Sabha by Rural development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal : Please spare Mother Teresa

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat’s reported remark that the sole objective of Mother Teresa’s service to the poor was to convert people to Christianity was uncalled for, and added that a noble soul like her must be spared of such accusation.

  • As MPs get down to work, Rahul goes on casual leave

    New Delhi :  Personally, he is not much of a parliamentarian and numerically at 44 his Congress party — though single largest on the opposition benches — does not carry much of a weight in terms of the proceedings.

  • Land Ordinance faces House Test as Anna, Kejri close ranks outside

    New Delhi :  In the face of mounting protest against the Land Acquisition Ordinance, the government will table a bill in Parliament that seeks to convert it into an Act. It has six weeks to get the approval of both the houses, or else the ordinance would lapse.

  • DRI drug chase begins in Sholapur, ends in Delhi

    Mumbai :  In a sensational drug chase, that might just be a sequence straight out of a movie, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seized over 500 kg of contraband, suspected to be Mephedrone, popularly known as Meow-Meow, from a truck that made them chase it from Maharashtra all the way to Delhi. The drug is estimated to be worth US $ 5 million (Rs 31 crore).