Free Press Journal
  • Kerala Government using budget as ‘instrument for corruption’: CPI (M)

    New Delhi : CPI (M) leader P. Rajeev on Friday alleged that the Oommen Chandy-led United Democratic Front (UDF) Government in Kerala is using budget as an instrument for corruption. “The government is using budget as an instrument for corruption. So, we did not allow K.M. Mani to present the budget,” he said while commenting on the uproar in Kerala Assembly. There was chaos in the Kerala Assembly earlier today as leaders of the

  • Maithripala Sirisena, Narendra Modi

    PM Modi receives ceremonial reception at Presidential Secretariat in Colombo

    Colombo : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Secretariat here on Friday. After the reception, Prime Minister Modi met Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Colombo this morning from the Mauritian capital Port Louis, was received at the airport by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

  • Boko Haram

    IS accepts Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance

    London : An audio tape released by the Islamic State (IS) showed that the terror outfit has accepted a pledge of allegiance from Nigerian militant group Boko Haram. In the audio message, an IS spokesperson said that the aim of establishing a caliphate has now been expanded to West Africa, reported the BBC. The authenticity of the tape has not been verified yet. The news came a week after Boko Haram posted a message pledging

  • Google

    Google now takes armchair travelers on virtual tour to Mount Everest

    Wellington : Google has announced that it is teaming with Ava Sherpa, a Nepalese mountaineer who reached the summit of the Mount Everest 21 times and Story Cycle, a nonprofit to take armchair travelers on a virtual tour to the top of the mountain through Google Maps. According to, the pictures do not take viewers to the top of the mountain but around the region such as the Phortse, Khumjung, Thame, Lukla,

  • Lies and Statistics: How India’s Largest State Fudges Crime Data

    Is Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s most populous state, better governed than richer and more advanced Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat? If you look at some statistics, the answer is yes.

  • High cholesterol, stops vitamin E

    High cholesterol stops vitamin E from reaching tissues

    New York: High cholesterol and triglycerides levels in the body can prevent the essential vitamin E from reaching the tissues that need it, new research has found. Vitamin E is especially important in some places such as artery walls, the brain, liver, eyes and skin.  It plays important roles in scavenging free radicals and neurologic function.  In the diet, it is most commonly obtained from cooking oils and some vegetables.

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    Pakistan court orders release of alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi

    Karachi: Pakistan’s Islamabad High Court has declared the detention of alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi illegal, ordering his release. According to the Express Tribune, Justice Noorul Haq termed the notifications which were issued by Islamabad’s District Administration as null and void, this morning. Lakhvi’s lawyer Rizwan Abbas, putting forth the arguments pertaining to the case, said that the statements were all in Hindi.

  • E-cigarette

    E-cigarette ads make one desire tobacco

    Washington : Watching e-cigarette television advertisements can make people crave for tobacco, regardless of whether they did or did not smoke before. Researchers Erin K. Maloney, Ph.D. and Joseph N. Cappella, Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania studied more than 800 daily, intermittent, and former smokers who watched e-cigarette advertising, and who then took a survey to determine smoking urges, intentions, and behaviors.

  • Proper food, in time

    Eating at right time key to healthy heart

    Washington: A new study has revealed that eating at the right time is as important as what the person is eating in order to maintain a healthy heart. Researchers at San Diego State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that by limiting the time span during which fruit flies could eat, they could prevent aging-and diet-related heart problems. The researchers also discovered that genes responsible for the body’s circadian rhythm are

  • K.M. Mani

    Kerala legislators go berserk as budget presented in assembly

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala assembly witnessed unruly scenes on Friday as members of the Left opposition broke the speaker’s chair and the electronic equipment. Finance Minister K.M. Mani tabled the 13the state budget amid the ruckus.  The finance minister had to be escorted by the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) and a huge battery of Watch and Ward Staff so that he could read out the budget.

  • 10 years RI for inciting suicide

    Erode (TN): The court here has sentenced a 32-year-old-man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for inciting his wife to commit suicide in 2013. The prosecution case was that Sivakumar who runs a mobile phone shop married Dhanabagiyam after accepting huge amount from her father. Later he started harassing his wife demanding Rs four lakh. Frusterated over the matter, Dhanabagiyam committed suicide by consuming poison in May, 2013.

  • Park St rape victim dies in city hospital

    Kolkata: The Park Street rape victim, who was brutalized inside a moving car in February 2012 triggering nationwide outrage, today died at a city hospital. “She passed away in the morning. She was suffering from health problems and got admitted to a city hospital for last few days,” Joint CP (Crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh told PTI. Ghosh, however, said details about her ailment were still awaited. The woman in her mid-30s was raped in

  • Goa’s remote municipality shows way for plastic waste disposal

    Panaji: The non-recyclable plastic waste in Goa will now become a source to generate fuel, thanks to an initiative of state’s one of the most rural municipal councils at Pernem. Pernem Municipal Council has entered into an agreement with a Tamil Nadu based firm, M K Aeromatics, to set up aplant that will generate furnace oil, met coke and wax from the non-recyclable plastic that is usually strewn on the roads.

  • India_West Indies WC

    India ready to hit Zimbabwe for a ‘six’

    Auckland: Having reached the quarter-finals with one commanding performance after another, defending champions India will be aiming to finish their group league engagements with a flourish when they take on Zimbabwe in an ICC Cricket World Cup match, here tomorrow. India are currently on a roll in the tournament as they have practically crushed most of their oppositions save the West Indies, which at the most gave them a scare during the group league game

  • Majid Memon

    Insurance Bill passed in RS because of Congress: NCP

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majid Memon on Friday said the Insurance Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha because the Congress did not oppose it as the former UPA regime had come out with a similar bill in its tenure. “As far as the Insurance Bill is concerned, the UPA Government had come out with the bill which is more or less the same. There are hardly any major

  • Cairn India

    Cairn India slapped with Rs 20,495 crore tax demand

    New Delhi: Income Tax Department has slapped a Rs 20,495 crore tax demand on Cairn India for failing to deduct withholding tax on alleged capital gains made by its erstwhile promoter, Cairn Energy Plc. Cairn India said it does not agree with the tax demand and will pursue all possible options to protect its interest. Earlier this week, the I-T Department had slapped a Rs 10,247 crore tax demand on Cairn Energy Plc

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams believes it’s right time for her return to Indian Wells

    London: World number one women’s tennis star Serena Williams has claimed that she believes it was the right time for her to return to Indian Wells, although she insisted that she never believed that she would return to the tournament after suffering crowd abuse there as a teenager. The American tennis star would end her 14-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open in California this week. Her father had accused fans of racial

  • David Miller claims Proteas `raring to go` in CWC quarters

    Johannesburg : South Africa’s middle order batsman David Miller has claimed that the squad has put their ‘couple of upsets’ behind them and are ‘raring to go’ in the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals. Miller, who scored 49 as South Africa recorded a 146-run win over the United Arab Emirates to secure a quarterfinal berth, said that South Africa were not dwelling on Pool B losses to India and Pakistan. He admitted that they

  • Marcelo Fernandes

    Former defender Marcelo Fernandes named Santos coach

    Rio de Janeiro : Marcelo Fernandes has been confirmed as coach of Santos on a permanent basis, the Brazilian club said.  The 43-year-old was the interim manager after Enderson Moreira was sacked on March 5, reported Xinhua.  Santos president Modesto Roma Jr said Fernandes, a defender for the club in the 1990s, was a popular choice.  “Everybody clamoured for it and we have to listen to what the fans, the players and the

  • England, Afghanistan

    England win toss, elect to bowl against Afghanistan

    Sydney: England won the toss and elected to field against Afghanistan in their pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here today.
    England have made two changes to their side. In place of Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes, Ravi Bopara and James Tredwell come in. Afghanistan have also made two changes, bringing in Shafuqullah Shafaq and Nasir Jamal in place of Asghar Stanikzai and Usman Ghani.