Free Press Journal
  • NASA

    NASA to test new augmented reality glasses for astronauts

    Washington: NASA is developing augmented reality glasses that could help ISS astronauts carry out difficult repairs in space. NASA is teaming up with military tech company Osterhout Design Group (ODG) for the project and plans on testing the glasses this year in its giant underwater training facility in the Gulf of Mexico. If the testing is successful, the glasses will then go with astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Arun Jaitley

    No retro tax but Cairn is legacy issue: Arun Jaitley

    London: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley concluded his two-day visit here with a message to the global investing community that India’s stated position now was not to impose any retrospective tax but that the one slapped on Cairn was a “legacy” issue.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    Netanyahu accuses ‘foreign govts’ of trying to bring him down

    Jerusalem: With opposition gaining momentum ahead of this week’s general election, Israel’s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused “foreign governments” and tycoons of pumping in millions of dollars to dislodge him. Embarking on a blitz of media interviews and launching a major offensive against his rivals, Netanyahu has been trying to convince the right-wing voters to support him enmasse in order to keep the centre-left combination led by Zionist Union leader Isaac

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Ton up Sarfaraz steers Pakistan to World Cup Quarterfinals, Ireland out

    Adelaide: Sarfaraz Ahmed struck his maiden ODI hundred as Pakistan advanced to the cricket World Cup quarterfinals, knocing Ireland out with a seven-wicket triumph over the European giant-slayers in their final pool B match here today. Set a target of 238 by the Irish, Pakistan never looked in trouble and romped home with 3.5 overs to spare, putting up a rare clinical show in what has otherwise been a topsy-turvy campaign for them

  • Omar Abdullah

    NC demands sternest action against Swamy for remarks

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference today hit out at Subramanian Swamy for his controversial remarks on mosques and demanded sternest action against him the BJP. “These anti-Muslim tirades are unacceptable and sternest possible legal action should be taken against Swamy and BJP for hurting the sentiments of Muslims. “This is not acceptable to National Conference (NC) and we will oppose such communal and bigoted politics till our last breath. Mosques are dear to every

  • Girl charges ex-minister with inappropriate behaviour

    Ranchi/Dhanbad: The police have registered an FIR against former Congress minister Mannan Mallick after a minor girl accused him of inappropriate behaviour and assault, the police said today. The FIR was registered last night after the 13-year-old girl approached officials of the Child Welfare Committee through an NGO after leaving Mallick’s house at Doranda 15 days ago.

  • Markandey Katju

    People who lose relevance do such acts: Cong on Katju’s statements

    New Delhi: Congress today tore into the contentious comments of former PCI Chairman Justice Markandeya Katju on Mahatma Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose, and said it was unfortunate that a person of such a “sick mentality” reached the highest court of the country. Katju was appointed PCI Chairman during the UPA government.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi did not watch TV on Lok Sabha poll results day

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal may have inflicted a massive defeat on BJP in Delhi Assembly polls last month, but months earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw him as a “small single city leader” not even worth “my time to ignore”. These comments were made by Modi to former BBC journalist Lance Price in July last year explaining his decision not to name Kejriwal during the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.

  • Subramanian Swamy

    Tarun Gogoi threatens to ban Subramanian Swamy in Assam

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said the government would consider banning entry of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy into the state after his reported remark that “mosques are mere buildings and can be demolished.” “His comments are completely insulting for a community. We will take action. If he continues to talk like this, we will ban his entry into Assam,” Gogoi said on the sidelines of a function in Jorhat. Noting that

  • Anand Sharma

    Masarat Alam’s release: Congress asks BJP to clear its stand

    New Delhi: Congress today slammed BJP over its alliance with PDP and SAD and asked the ruling party to “clear its stand” on Kashmiri separatist Masrat Alam’s controversial remarks and SGPC’s contentious commemoration of death anniversaries of Indira Gandhi’s assassins. The party said there was a limit to “political opportunism” and responsibility in a coalition cannot be attributed to a single party only.

  • Phone calls from jails tracked; contract killer held

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Tracking phone calls between a jailed father-son duo from various jails led to the arrest of an alleged contract killer here. Interception of mobile phone calls from Dhanbad jail where Iqbal has been lodged and Ranchi’s Hotwar jail where his father Fahim Khan is lodged, led to the detection of a conspiracy to demand extortion or kill railway contractor A K Jha, Deputy Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar said. While Fahim

  • Masrat Alam

    BJP ‘equally responsible’ for Masarat Alam’s release: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is a coalition partner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, is equally responsible for separatist leader Masarat Alam’s release. “Governments have a joint responsibility and BJP is equally responsible,” said Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma.

  • Sitaram Yechury

    CPI(M) to hold demonstration in Odisha against Land Bill

    Berhampur (Odisha): Claiming that mineral- rich states like Odisha would be worst-affected if the Land Acquisition Bill became an Act, CPI(M) today said party supporters would demonstrate in Bhubaneswar on March 17 to protest the measure. “Ruling BJD in Odisha wants passage of the Bill in Parliament to gain profit from corporate houses,” CPI-M state committee Secretary Ali Patnaik said here. He alleged that both BJP and BJD were anti-farmer and worked for

  • NDMC to launch all-women cab service ‘Shakti’ soon

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to launch an all-women cab service in areas under its jurisdiction in view of the increasing number of crimes against women in buses and taxis. The civic agency had planned to launch the cab service named “Shakti” with a fleet of 20 taxis on the International Women’s day on March 8, however, it had to be deferred as NDMC is still working out

  • Have not abandoned Ram temple issue: RSS

    Nagpur: RSS today said it has not abandoned its commitment to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and sought speeding up of the case proceedings in the Supreme Court. “We have not abandoned the issue of Ram temple. After the order of the High Court, which went in favour of Hindus, the matter is pending before the Supreme Court. The judiciary is important. The pace of proceedings in the Supreme Court is

  • Digvijay Singh

    Digvijay Singh took money from Madhya Pradesh builder, BJP alleges

    Bhopal: The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has alleged that Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh took crores of rupees from a local builder in lieu of granting undue favours to him when his party was in power in the state. However, the Congress has denied the charges.

  • ‘Pak won’t be able to solve or achieve victory in its fight against terror’: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said Pakistan is definitely one of the most unsafe places and added that Islamabad will not be able to solve or achieve victory in its fight against terror if it is going to maintain a duplicity in its approach of ‘good and bad terrorists’.

  • ‘Snooping’ row: Cong to raise in Parliament

    New Delhi: Upping the ante on the issue of Delhi Police officials visiting Rahul Gandhi’s residence, Congress today alleged that other opposition leaders are also being “snooped” on Gujarat pattern and the party will raise the matter in Parliament. “The present government has much to answer when it comes to right of privacy of citizens. They are are now trying to do it everywhere what was happening in one state. Both Modi and