Free Press Journal
  • Nitish Kumar, Amit Shah

    Nitish Kumar slams Amit Shah over remarks on sugar mills

    Patna: Criticising BJP national president Amit Shah over his remarks on sugar mills in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that he is “ignorant” about facts. Kumar was reacting to questions by media persons on Shah’s speech at the BJP workers’ conclave in Patna on Tuesday, where he said that shopping malls were built on the land of 12 sugar mills in the state, benefiting ministers and their relatives.

  • SIT formed to probe charges against Haryana IAS officer

    Chandigarh: Two days after a senior Haryana IAS officer was sent on leave following charges of sexual assault, Chandigarh Police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the allegations levelled against him by a Panchkula-based woman.  Formed on the directions of the Chandigarh IG R P Upadhyaya, the SIT will be headed by woman IPS officer, SP (Headquarters) Urvija Goel with members including Assistant SP (East) G S Sidhu and Station House

  • Narendra Modi

    Enormous talent, but why no Google emerged in India: Narendra Modi

    Toronto: There is enormous talent in India, but why no Google has emerged from India and why no Microsoft was born there, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wondered. Addressing a gathering here during his official visit to Canada on Thursday, Modi said that for a ride in an auto-rickshaw in India, you have to spend approximately Rs.10 a km. But India has been able to send Mangalyan to Mars for less than

  • Anti fungal pill

    Anti-fungal drug may treat cancer: study

    London: A drug commonly used to treat a broad range of fungal infections, including skin and nail infections, may help treat cancer, according to new research. Itraconazole has a lot of potential as a new cancer treatment, according to The Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project, an international collaboration of anticancer researchers.

  • Rape

    35-year-old woman raped in UP

    Bagpath (UP): A 35-year-old woman was raped by a staff member of a brick kiln here, police said today. The woman complained that the stenographer of the brick kiln called her at his residence on April 13 and raped her, police said. The woman lodged the complaint yesterday, they said. Medical examination of the victim is underway, they said, adding further action will be taken once the reports are received.

  • Church Vandalised

    Church vandalised in Agra

    Agra: A church in the Cantonment area here was allegedly vandalised by unknown miscreants in the wee hours today, triggering outrage among the members of the local Christian community. According to police, alleged miscreants vandalised St Mary’s Church in Agra Cantonment’s Pratabpura area in what is the latest in a spate of attacks on such institutions across the country.

  • Pandey, Sharma receive award for e-governance

    Ujjain : The then divisional Commissioner Arun Pandey and Collector BM Sharma were rewarded for developing Mahakaleshwar Temple Management System for innovation in the field of e-governance.

  • Sunken Ferry

    South Korea parliament calls for recovery of sunken ferry

    Seoul: The South Korean National Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution calling for the recovery of a ferry that capsized last year killing over 300 people, as the country marks the first anniversary of the disaster.  The 6,825-tonne ferry, Sewol, sank off the country’s southwestern coast near the island of Jindo on April 16 en route to the southern resort island of Jeju.

  • IS website

    Anonymous hacking group posts website names used by IS militants

    Sydney : Hacking group Anonymous has posted the names of the websites used by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group to push their propaganda and recruit new members. According to, the group posted a video in January declaring war on IS and vowed to track down and destroy their websites. In the video, a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask warned that hackers will shut down all terrorist accounts on social media in

  • Indonesian fighter jet

    Indonesian fighter jet catches fire before takeoff

    Jakarta: An F-16 jet fighter of the Indonesian Air Force caught fire on Thursday before taking off from Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, a military official said.  The accident occurred when the plane was about to take off for an exercise to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta and Bandung city, spokesman of the Indonesian Air Force, Air Marshal Hadi Cahyanto, said.  “The plane was on fire

  • Prashant Bhushan

    Prashant Bhushan reiterates commitment towards ‘Swaraj Samwad’

    New Delhi: Dissident Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan said that he and Yogendra Yadav would go ahead with the ‘Swaraj Samwad ‘ and use the positive energy of people who feel cheated by the AAP for systematic change in the country.

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    Manoj Tiwari hits out at Janata Parivar merger

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manoj Tiwari on Thursday lashed out at the Janata Parivar parties’ merger, saying its members were only interested in protection and political upliftment of their own family members. “Look at this merger as ‘Parivar Janata’ instead of ‘Janata Parivar’. Everyone is interested only in protecting their own families. The Chautalas, Lalu Prasad Yadav, all of them only want political points for the next generation of politicians from

  • India backs deployment of women peacekeepers in UN missions

    United Nations: Asserting that having women at top positions in UN peace operations is essential, India has voiced support for deploying more women peacekeepers and offered to increase its contribution to peace missions. “The impact of armed conflict on women and girls, and their role in peace operations, remains a central issue in conflict situations,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Asoke Mukerji said at the UN Security Council debate on ‘Sexual violence in armed

  • Lee Wan koo

    South Korean PM Lee Wan Koo rejects resignation rumours

    Seoul: South Korean Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo on Thursday rejected rumours of his resignation over his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal. “I will perform my official duty without any agitation,” Lee said, attending a National Assembly session. The move came soon after Moon Jae-in, the leader of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, threatened to impeach the premier unless he steps down over the bribery scandal, Yonhap News Agency reported.

  • Blood test, Breast Cancer

    Now, simple blood test to predict future risk of breast cancer

    Washington : Good news for women! Scientists have come up with a simple bold test to predict future risk of breast cancer. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world, and in the long term the scientists hope that the new method will lead to better prevention and early treatment of the disease.

  • Prototype video camera

    Now, a battery-less video camera that doesn`t need charging

    Washington : Scientists have invented a prototype video camera, that runs without a battery. The first to be fully self-powered, the camera, created by the research team led by Professor Shree K. Nayar, T.C. Chang at Columbia Engineering, can produce an image each second, indefinitely, of a well-lit indoor scene. The pixel is designed as such that it can not only measure incident light but also convert the incident light into electric power.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi returns from sabbatical

    New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi today returned from his 56-day “unexplained” sabbatical that had raised a lot of questions over his leadership of the party at a time when Congress has been battered in elections repeatedly. The Congress Vice President arrived here at 11.15 AM on a Thai Airways plane from Bangkok. The plane, which was scheduled to land at 10.35 AM, was delayed by 40 minutes,sources said. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi reached the

  • bouncing robots

    Bouncing robots may soon replace rovers on NASA missions

    Washington : Researchers are in works to develop bouncing robots that may replace rovers on NASA’s future missions. Researchers at NASA and the University of California at Berkeley are developing a robot that’s robust enough to be dropped directly onto planets and go straight to work, PC World reported.