Free Press Journal
  • Cyber security

    56 hackers arrested in anti-cybercrime operations

    London: Fify-six suspected hackers have been arrested in separate anti-cybercrime operations carried out across England, Scotland and Wales, authorities said today. The National Crime Agency arrested 56 suspected hackers in 25 separate operations as part of a “strike week” against cybercrime.

  • 7 killed in Egyptian school bus-train collision

    Cairo: At least seven people including five children were killed and 25 others injured after a speeding school bus rammed into a train east of the Egyptian capital city, police said today. The incident took place at an unauthorised railway crossing on the Cairo-Ismaila desert road, they said. Hossam Abdel Ghafar, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, said that at least seven people were killed and 25 others were injured when the

  • Banned Pak sectarian outfit protests over targeted killings

    Islamabad: A banned Pakistani sectarian group today staged a protest march in the capital Islamabad over the alleged targeted killings of its supporters. Dozens of supporters of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), an anti-Shia group, marched from Islamabad’s Red Mosque to the parliament house. During the march, led by the outfit’s Islamabad president Ghulam Mustafa Baloch, the protesters raised slogans in support of their fallen supporters.

  • Case registered against Sadhvi Balika Saraswati

    Mangaluru: A case has been slapped against VHP leader Sadhvi Balika Saraswati from Madhya Pradesh who was the star speaker at the Hindu Samajotsava held here on March 1 for allegedly disturbing communal harmony through her provocative utterances. Police said the case has been booked under Sections 153(A) of IPC based on a complaint from Suresh Bhat Bakrabail, Dakshina Kannada District President of Komu Souharda Vedike, an organisation that professes by communal harmony.

  • Air India

    Air India to hire PR firm for image make-over

    New Delhi: With frequent delays and cancellations of flights denting its reputation, national carrier Air India has planned to engage an image make-over firm to regain the customers’ confidence. The airline recently floated tenders, inviting technical and commercial bids from interested PR firms. March 30 is the last date for submission of the bids. “Air India has been under a lots of media exposure in the recent times due to various reasons. It

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mandate a historic opportunity, no digging of past, assures Mufti

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today said he has been given a historic opportunity by the people to “connect and further gel” the three distinct regions of the state– Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh– and assured there will be “no digging of the past”. The government has come with a positive agenda to change the system of governance and ensure justice for all.

  • Haryana mulls law to make registration of pregnancy compulsory

    Chandigarh: In view of the skewed gender ratio in the state, Haryana government is mulling to frame a law under which registration of pregnancy will be made compulsory. “Legal opinion is being sought to take action if one does not get pregnancy registered within first three months,” state’s Health Minister Anil Vij said today while addressing senior officials of the health and police department here.

  • Tarun Gogoi

    Gogoi terms Dimapur lynching ‘barbaric’, AIUDF seeks CBI probe

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today condemned the lynching of an Assamese youth in Nagaland for allegedly raping a girl and termed the incident as “barbaric, heinous and inhuman”. The opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) too has condemned the incident as “unfortunate” and demanded a CBI inquiry into it.

  • India_West Indies WC

    India beat Windies by 4 wickets, Qualified for Quarter finals

    Perth: Defending champions India today survived a scare before defeating a spirited West Indies by four wickets in a group league encounter to romp into the quarter-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup here with four wins on the trot. Chasing a modest target of 183, India’s top-order struggled due to poor shot selection before skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s composed unbeaten innings of 45 helped them reach the target in 39.1 overs and

  • Dual injury blow for Sri Lanka ahead of Australia clash

    Sydney: Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least two changes for Sunday’s crunch cricket World Cup clash with Australia here, with veteran spinner Rangana Herath ruled out and batsman Dimuth Karunaratne being sidelined for the rest of the tournament.  The 36-year-old, left-armer Herath has been ruled out after splitting the webbing between his spin fingers in the side’s last win over England, reports

  • Naidu seeks oppn support for passage of key bills

    Chennai: Lacking numbers in Rajya Sabha for passage of key bills, the government today appealed for opposition support, saying “Congress and friends” should back it to give “push for development” considering the larger interest of people’s welfare. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the measures were part of the government’s efforts for a “push for development” initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Congress and friends should help passage of legislations in Rajya

  • Colours rule streets as people celebrate Holi

    New Delhi: Colours ruled the streets today as people of all ages celebrated Holi across the country and joined the revelry applying ‘gulal’ on each other, gorging on sweets and singing and dancing to songs and drum beats. While the celebrations were mostly incident-free, two persons lost their lives in Bihar and two others were killed in Uttar Pradesh during or after Holi celebrations.

  • Surrendering to militants an insult to people of J-K: BJP

    Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday strongly condemned the statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed with regards to the ‘rehabilitation’ of militants, terming it an insult to the people of the state.

  • Blue Monster course in Doral gives Lahiri a rough welcome

    Doral (Florida): Anirban Lahiri, even par after the first 10 holes in the first round, crumbled over the last eight at the Blue Monster in Doral at the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Thursday. Playing his first event at Doral, Lahiri, the World No. 34, finished with eight-over 80, which curiously was the same as Asia’s other representative in the event, Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand. The Asian duo was tied 71st at the US$9.25 million tournament.