Free Press Journal
  • Deserted Fukushima town to remove pro-nuclear signs

    Tokyo:  A Japanese town that was evacuated after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster has decided to remove street signs trumpeting the benefits of atomic power, an official said.  Deserted Futaba town, which plays host to the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, is set to earmark cash to remove huge signboards erected in 1988 and 1991, a town official told.

  • Republicans, White House spar over Iran in open

    Washington:  The fight between Republicans, which have a majority in the Congress, and the White House over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme came out in the  open today with 47 Republican Senators writing a letter to the Iranian leadership to scuttle any potential deal on the issue. The White House and the top Democratic Party leadership in the Congress alleged that by doing so the Republicans have sought to not only bypass the

  • Prashant Bhushan

    ‘Whole truth will come out soon’: Prashant Bhushan

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan, who was recently ousted from the party’s top panel, said the whole truth about the matter will soon come out in front of the nation. “Time has come for the country to know the whole truth about the matter and the truth will come out soon. It’s good that those things which were being said through other people, allegations that were being made

  • Package found on Australian beach may be linked to MH370

    Canberra: An unwrapped towelette, bearing the Malaysia Airlines logo that washed up on an Australia beach, is being examined to determine whether it could have come from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The package was found by a couple Kingsley and Vicki Miller as they walked along the beach at the coastal town of Cervantes, Nine News reported.  They immediately sent it to police, who on Tuesday delivered it to the offices

  • AAP issued statement to dispel misconception of ‘one sided action’: Sanjay Singh

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh said the party came out with a statement justifying the expulsion of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party’s top panel to dispel the misconception of ‘one sided action’ against the ousted duo. “The happenings over the last five to six days were sending a very negative message to the people. It had started to appear as if the party had taken

  • Manish Tewari

    Manish Tewari accuses BJP of U-turn on Geelani-Basit meeting

    New Delhi : Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party government for its ‘U-turn’ on the meeting between Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit. “Yesterday the government says that the Foreign Secretary talks will not be held because the Pakistani High Commissioner meets the Hurriyat leadership. Today the BJP does a complete U-turn, it says that they have no objection to the Pakistan

  • Beef Ban

    Coimbatore: Protesters dine on ‘beef biryani’ to protest Maharashtra ban

    Coimbatore : Members of Aadhi Tamilar Viduthalai Iyakkam in Coimbatore expressed their outrage against the ban imposed by the Maharashtra Government on consumption and sale of beef across the state by eating ‘beef biryani’. The protesters raised slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said the party is trying to divide the people. They said beef is a healthy meat and when other meats like mutton, chicken, fish and pork are allowed to

  • North-East’s first Kisan Call Centre opens in Tripura

    Agartala : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has launched Northeast India’s first Kisan Call Centre in Agartala. The Kisan Call Centre will give immediate solution and real time advisory to farmers if they need expert consultation regarding seed procurement, agro-metric, fertilizer, soil health, pesticides usage and marketing of the produces. Apart from that the farmers’ portal will be issuing advisory for farm production under direct supervision of the experts. The Tripura government financed call centre

  • Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    AAP cites reasons for Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan PAC expulsion

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said that three of its senior leaders — Shanti Bhushan, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav — were working to ensure the party’s defeat in the recently held assembly elections in Delhi, and therefore, this was justification enough to expel them from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC). In a statement issued here, the AAP said, “During Delhi elections, three senior AAP leaders were working towards our defeat-Yogendra

  • India to play key role in formulating future internet architecture: R.S. Prasad

    New Delhi : Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that the new internet architecture, which is expected to come up by September next year, should be broad-based and global. Speaking at a conference on “Digital Pivot to Asia” organised by Observer Research Foundation and the CNBC TV-18 here, the Minister said he expected India to play a key role in formulating the future internet architecture.

  • Saina Nehwal

    ‘I failed to handle pressure’, says Saina Nehwal

    Hyderabad : Badminton ace Saina Nehwal said she couldn’t handle the pressure properly which led to her defeat in the All England Badminton Championship final. World No. 3 Nehwal lost to World No. 6 Carolina Marin 21-16, 14-21, 7-21 in the final. After making a fantastic start and wresting the first game, Nehwal faced a remarkable resurgence from the Spaniard, who won both the games.

  • India, Ireland

    India bowl out Ireland for 259

    Hamilton : India bowled out Ireland for 259 runs in 49 overs in a World Cup Pool B match at the Seddon Park here. Opting to bat, Niall O’Brien top scored for the Irish with 75 while captain William Porterfield hit 67.  Pacer Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers, clinching 3/41.

  • Swine flu

    Two more die due to swine flu in Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: Two more people died due to swine flu in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll to 18, health official said on Tuesday, adding that the number of fresh H1N1 cases has gone down considerably.  The two patients who died of swine flu since Monday – Sahiba Khatoon, 32, from Banda and Ram Chandra, 71, from Mau – were infected last week and were admitted to hospitals here.  The number of those infected

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi to begin his three-nation trip today

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be leaving for his three-nation trip to Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Modi will begin his five-day trip by visiting Seychelles where he will be given a civic reception in Mahe. The Prime Minister will hand over the Coastal Radar Surveillance System which was set up with India’s help.  PM Modi will also hold bilateral talks with Seychelles President James Alexis Michel on Wednesday

  • Sensex trades flat; IT stocks down

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading flat at 34.84 points or 0.12 percent down as IT stocks plummeted. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 11.85 points or 0.14 percent down at 8,744.90 points.

  • Rupee down 25 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened further by 25 paise to trade at a fresh two-month low of Rs 62.80 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to rise in the greenback’s value against other currencies overseas. Dealers attributed the fall in rupee to dollar’s gains against other currencies overseas and a lower opening in the domestic equity market.

  • Punchbag Misbah rises above Pakistan trouble and strife

    Auckland: What’s the toughest job in sport? Managing the Brazil or England football team or coaching England’s cricket squad, for that matter? For Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq, the answer is simple — it’s his position as captain of a team already dubbed “predictably unpredictable” by a rival coach at the World Cup. As well as two heavy defeats in their opening games in Australia and New Zealand, eight Pakistan players were fined for breaking a curfew, there were claims of

  • Daniel Ricciardo ready for home pressure

    Melbourne:  Red Bull number one Daniel Ricciardo today insisted he can cope with the pressure at his home Grand Prix, but played down his chances of winning the opening race of the season. The Australian goes into Sunday’s race at Albert Park in Melbourne as the team’s top driver after four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel moved to Ferrari. Ricciardo was still something of an unknown quantity at last year’s Australian Grand Prix

  • Hobbling Mortaza inspires Bangladesh’s World Cup dream

    Adelaide:  He is barely able to run without a grimace, wears a brace to hold up his creaking knees and walks gingerly between overs, but Mashrafe Mortaza refuses to give up on Bangladesh at the World Cup. The 31-year-old captain and pace spearhead has led from the front as the Tigers celebrated their greatest World Cup moment — a place in the quarter-finals for the first time after Monday night’s 15-run win

  • World Cup exit shines light on England’s one-day woes

    Sydney: “We thought 275 was chaseable. We shall have to look at the data.” With those words, uttered following a defeat by Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday that knocked England out of the World Cup, Peter Moores appeared to write his own epitaph for his second spell as coach of the national side. It did not require great statistical analysis to understand why England had gone down by 15 runs to Bangladesh — long regarded as