Free Press Journal
  • Sale of missiles for counter-terrorism ops inside Pakistan: US

    Washington: The US has defended a proposed arms deal with Pakistan worth nearly a billion dollar to sale attack helicopters and missiles, saying the weapons would be used for internal counter-terrorism operations. “This proposed sale of helicopters and weapons systems will provide Pakistan with military capabilities in support of its counter-terrorism operations inside the country,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf told reporters.

  • Virus-blocking Wolbachia

    Virus-blocking Wolbachia may make dengue history

    Washington: A team of researchers is plotting the elimination of dengue. Cameron Simmons from the University of Melbourne said that the discovery could lead to improved strategies to reduce the incidence of dengue. Simmons noted that they did a “real world” experiment and allowed mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia and uninfected mosquitoes to feed on the blood of Vietnamese dengue patients, adding that their team then measured how efficiently Wolbachia blocked dengue virus infection of

  • iOS 8.3, iPhone

    Apple releases new update iOS 8.3 with bug fixes, new emojis

    Washington : Apple launched its latest update iOS 8.3 to all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users which includes a ton of new emoji characters and many bug fixes. Apple has redesigned its emoji selector to accommodate all the new choices which also include more diverse options.

  • Yakub Memon

    SC upholds death penalty to Yakub Memon for 1993 serial blasts

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon seeking review of award of death penalty to him in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. A three-judge bench headed by Justice A R Dave rejected the review plea of Memon, the sole death row convict in the case. The SC had on June 2, 2014, stayed the execution of Memon.

  • Majeed Memom

    Chittoor encounter a case of ‘extra-judicial killing’, says Majeed Memon

    New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon on Thursday lashed criticised the Andhra Pradesh police for the Chittoor incident, accusing the force of faking the encounter and terming it a case of ‘extra-judicial killing’. “As a human right activist, I severely condemn the act on the part of the police and the paramilitary forces. The matter needs a thorough probe and those guilty must be subjected to the severest of punishment,” Memon

  • Kolkata Knight Riders

    Shah Rukh Khan elated over KKR win, introduces AbRam to Kolkata

    Kolkata: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is gung-ho about his Kolkata Knight Riders winning the eighth Indian Premier League lung-opener on a day his youngest son AbRam had his maiden match experience.  The Bollywood superstar said he is “extremely happy” that his children enjoy the matches and understand the value of losing and winning.

  • Mufti Muhammad Sayeed

    No separate townships for migrant Pandits: Mufti Muhammad Sayeed

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Thursday denied that there was any proposal to set up separate clusters for migrant Pandits in the Kashmir Valley.  Responding to the hue and cry raised in the state legislative assembly by opposition Congress and the regional National Conference (NC) legislators over the government’s proposal to set up composite townships for migrant Pandits in the valley, Sayeed said: “We have no proposal

  • Satyam Case

    Satyam fraud case: Founder B. Ramalinga Raju, nine others found guilty

    New Delhi : A special court in Hyderabad on Thursday has declared Satyam founder B. Ramalinga Raju, along with nine others convicted in multi-crore accounting fraud case, as guilty. Further details are awaited. A Hyderabad court had sent Raju and his brother Rama Raju to six months in jail, and had also imposed a fine of Rs.5 lakh on each of them in connection with the massive corporate fraud case in November last year.

  • Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians

    We did not get enough breakthroughs: Rohit Sharma

    Kolkata: Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said his bowlers’ failure to get enough breakthroughs upfront was primarily responsible for the seven wicket defeat to the Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) in the Indian Premier League opener here at Eden Gardens.

  • Omar Abdullah, Mufti

    Omar Abdullah criticises Mufti’s ‘ghettoisation’ of Kashmiri Pandits

    New Delhi : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has criticised the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led government’s move to create a separate colony in the state for Kashmiri Pandits, terming it the ‘ghettoisation’ of the community. Omar expressed his opinions on the matter via a series of tweets, while insisting that he would do ‘everything possible’ to support the return of the Kashmiri Pandits.

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    Moody’s rating affirms faith in India’s growth outlook: MoS Finance

    New Delhi : Minister for State for Finance Jayant Sinha on Thursday said that the decision of Moody’s Investors Service to change India’s outlook to ‘positive’ merely reaffirmed the faith that domestic and international investors have put in India’s growth outlook and financial strength.

  • Twenty Shift In-charges of RSP awarded for exemplary work

    Rourkela: Twenty shift in-charges of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) have been awarded the ‘Performance Excellence Award for Shift In-charges’ for exemplary leadership and outstanding work. The awards were presented to them in recognition of outstanding work done by them towards achieving improvement in production, maintenance, services, cost, quality, industrial relations and safety, a release from RSP said.  Ashwini Kumar, ED (Works) presented the awards to them in the Annual Performance Review and Award function organised here recently,

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘When small business is strengthened, India is strengthened’: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a letter to small business persons across the country, hailed the impact that they have had on India’s economy, terming them the backbone of the nation. “Vegetable sellers, milkmen, grocers, washermen, newspaperwallahs, weavers, artisans, flower-sellers and so on – you all are the backbone of our nation. The strength you give to the economy is one of its most overlooked secrets. While many think that large

  • Fab India

    Fabindia’s senior officials seek anticipatory bail

    Panaji: Seven senior officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, have applied for anticipatory bail in a Goa court after being summoned by police in connection with a voyeurism case. Company’s Managing Director William Bissel, Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta and five others applied for anticipatory bail yesterday in district court in Mapusa town, Superintendent of Police (CB) Kartik Kashyap told PTI today.

  • Rajya Sabha session to begin from April 23

    New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha will resume its session from April 23 and continue till May 13, after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted the recommendation of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Earlier, the second part of the Rajya Sabha session was prorogued by President Mukherjee paving the way for the re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha will resume its proceedings from April 20, as per the schedule, after a month

  • Beef Ban

    Shankracharya wants nationwide beef ban

    Lucknow: Shankracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has sought a law on protecting cows and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take initiatives in this regard. He has also demanded a nationwide beef ban.  The seer, who was in Allahabad for a religious congregation, said late on Wednesday that with a pro-Hindu government at the centre, this was the right time to enact a law to protect cows.

  • Boxer Rishu Mittal

    ‘Govt. will take necessary steps to help impoverished Haryana boxer’: Sonowal

    New Delhi : Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal on has said that the Government will take all necessary steps to help Haryana state-level boxer Rishu Mittal, after reports emerged of her working as a domestic help to earn her livelihood.

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    India extends air evacuation from Yemen till today

    New Delhi : India has extended the air evacuation programme of stranded nationals from strife-torn Yemen till today, following a rescue request by a group of 140 nurses. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin took to twitter to share the information. “Responding to needs of 140 nurses India extends air evacuation from Yemen by a day. Flights planned for tomorrow also, subject to clearances,” Akbaruddin tweeted.

  • 1993 Mumbai blast, Yaqub Abdul Razak Memon

    SC dismisses 1993 Mumbai serial blast mastermind’s plea

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast mastermind Yaqub Abdul Razak Memon’s plea seeking recall of apex court verdict upholding his death sentence.