Free Press Journal
  • Bihar ATS to be trained at Gujarat Forensic Science University

    Ahmedabad: Officials of the first batch of Bihar ATS, which came into being after the 2013 Patna bomb blasts, are set to hone their skills in probing such cases at Gujarat Forensic Science University based at Gandhinagar. “The first batch of the newly-formed Anti Terrorism Squad of Bihar will take training on explosives and post-blast investigation from experts of Gandhinagar-based ‘Gujarat Forensic Science University’ (GFSU),” Director General of the University J M Vyas told.

  • Violence brought disgrace to the Assembly: Speaker

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Assembly, which met today after the violent incidents during the budget presentation on March 13, saw Speaker N Sakthan observing that the ugly scenes on that day had brought “disgrace” to the House. “We have shamed ourselves in front of the world. We need to hang our heads in shame in front of the world and apologise to the people. The whole world saw the happenings of the House on March 13”, the

  • Snowfall, Cold, Jammu Kashmir

    Two-day Snow Festival begins in Gulmarg

    Gulmarg : A two-day-long snow festival has begun in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir. The festival aims to attract tourists and is organised by the tourism ministry. A number of winter sports like snow cycling, night ice skating, snow making competition, sledge race, snow scooter races, skiing and snow rugby are on offer at the festival. Tourists can also gorge on local delicacies at the fest and shake a leg with the traditional dancers.

  • Four-year-old girl killed in landslide in Jammu-Kashmir

    Pulwama : A four-year-old girl lost her life after a house collapsed due to landslide in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The mother of the child was rescued alive from the debris and has been admitted in the district hospital. “We took out the mother of the child from the debris. She was injured and has been admitted in the Pulwama hospital but the child was declared brought dead by the hospital,” said

  • Untimely rain, hailstorm destroy acres of farmland in Maharashtra

    Aurangabad : Unseasonal rains and hailstorm has damaged acres of farmland in Maharashtra. The worst affected is the onion crop which has been destroyed in tonnes in state’s Nagpur belt. Several parts of the state, including Marathwada, Khandesh and Vidharbha have received heavy rainfall in the past few days, destroying standing winter crops and horticulture. Incessant rainfall with lightning and hailstorm lashed Aurangabad district on Saturday night where wheat, grams, onion and orchards plantation has

  • Tension in Haryana village after church attack

    Chandigarh: Tension prevailed in a village in Haryana’s Hisar district on Monday after an under construction church was attacked and vandalised by miscreants and the idol of a Hindu god was placed inside the premises. Police officials said on Monday that 14 people were booked for rioting, damaging place of worship, theft and promoting enmity following a complaint from the church priest in Kaimri village in Hisar district, 260km from here.  No arrests

  • Rajesh Garg

    Rajesh Garg serves legal notice to Kumar Vishwas

    New Delhi : Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Rajesh Garg served a legal notice to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Monday for calling him a black-mailer and an opportunist. In the notice, Garg stated that Vishwas’s remarks has tarnished his image and has asked him for an unconditional apology within 15 days from the receipt of the legal notice. The former AAP MLA asserted that if Vishwas fails to tender apology, he will

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Congress slams Manohar Parrikar comment about graft in defence ministry

    Panaji: The Congress on Monday lashed out at alleged comments made by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at a poll campaign meeting in south Goa, where the latter has been quoted in the media as saying that prior to NDA rule, up to 25 percent of the defence ministry’s budget of Rs.3 lakh crore was being pocketed. In a statement issued here Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat said: “If there were thefts during the Congress

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal to be discharged from Bengaluru naturopathy treatment centre

    Bengaluru/New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was being treated at Jindal Nature Cure Institute near Bengaluru for chronic cough, asthma-related problems and high blood sugar levels, is expected to be discharged on Monday afternoon, and will return to national capital New Delhi thereafter. Dr. Babina Nandakumar, Chief Medical Officer at the Jindal Nature Cure Institute, said Sunday, “The Delhi Chief Minister who was admitted here on March 5 for his

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi ‘snooping’ issue likely to dominate Parliament proceedings

    New Delhi : A miffed Congress Party is likely to seek answers from the NDA Government in Parliament on Monday over the visit of Delhi Police officials to the party office to seek details of Rahul Gandhi’s physical appearance. The Congress is expected to bring other opposition parties on board and demand a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the issue, media reports said. On Sunday, the Congress

  • Arun Jaitley

    Arun Jaitley to inaugurate 5th National Community Radio Sammelan

    New Delhi : Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley will inaugurate the 5th National Community Radio Sammelan in the capital today. The sammelan will bring together community radio operators, policy makers, ministries and other stakeholders for exchange of ideas and cross learning. The sessions will highlight the vision of the community radio movement in the country. The sessions will also highlight its role in setting the agenda on the development discourse at the local

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains 6 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee rose by six paise at 62.91 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters. Forex dealers said a higher opening in domestic equity market also supported the rupee but a weakening dollar against some other currencies overseas capped the rise. The rupee had lost 47 paise at 62.97 against the dollar on Friday on sustained dollar demand from importers

  • Sensex down

    Sensex trades flat; metal stocks drop

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading flat at 9.60 points or 0.03 percent down as metal stocks dropped.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat at 6 points or 0.07 percent down at 8,641.75 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,546.31 points, was trading at 28,493.70 points

  • 15 killed in attacks on 2 Pak churches

    Lahore :  At least 15 people were killed and over 80 others injured when Taliban suicide bom-bers attacked two packed churches during the Sunday mass in Pakistan’s biggest Christian colony here, sparking mob fury in which two suspected militants were burned to death.

  • City firemen rescue Monorail commuters

    Mumbai :  The city Monorail witnessed its first major breakdown on Sunday morning with 10 passengers and one pilot left stranded on the elevated track between Bhakti Park and Mysore Colony stations. They were finally evacuated by fire personnel who used snorkels to bring them down to ground from the elevated track.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Congress keen to widen ambit of snooping row

    New Delhi :  Snooping policemen have always played a rather disruptive role in politics. Some years ago two constables were the ‘cause’ for the dismissal of a union government, and now two cops just doing their ‘routine duty’ could cause the disruption of parliamentary proceedings tomorrow. Of course, the routine duty becomes extra-ordinary when the man in question is the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

  • Automatic door closing no instant hit

    Mumbai :  For many women commuters it was their first encounter with the automatic door closing system on a local train as it streamed from Churchgate to Borivali on Sunday.

  • Top teams gear up for knock-outs

    Melbourne :  Predictably, the ‘top-eight’ teams have made it through to the knockout stages of the competition in the World Cup quarterfinal. The first match in the knockout stage will begin when South Africa take on 1996 champions Sri Lanka on Wednesday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

  • Science here makes no sense

    Indore : Science is all about attaining knowledge through study or practice but an apparent ignorance to this basic definition of science by School of Life Sciences of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has put career of nearly 25 PhD aspirants in jeopardy.

  • Rain, hailstorm lash city

    Indore : The city on Sunday witnessed sporadic rain and a bout of hailstorm adding woes to the residents. In last 48 hours, the rainfall recorded in the city crossed 2-inch mark.