Free Press Journal
  • Morari Bapu

    ‘Rapes are not committed by those who attend satsang’

    Panaji: Gujarat-based spiritual preacher Morari Bapu has a unique way for curbing rapes and crimes against women.  Morari Bapu, who is on a spree of delivering spiritual discourses in Goa, claims that attending ‘satsangs’ (spiritual discourses) can help bring down rapes and other crimes against women because such gatherings help attain wisdom.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton says `marriage equality` should be constitutional right

    Washington : Barely days after announcing her presidential bid, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has voiced her support for one of the most hotly debated topics in politics: same sex marriage, in her first remarks on the issue in nearly a year.

  • 10,000 Indo-Canadians throng Modi’s ‘rockstar’ show

    Toronto: Just as the organizers had advertised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public interaction with the Indian diaspora at Ricoh Coliseum here on Wednesday had all the trappings of a rockstar concert as Bollywood singer Sukhwinder Singh, Shiamak Davar troupe and other groups set the tone for the evening.  The nearly 10,000-strong audience interrupted Modi repeatedly during his hour-long speech with shouts of “Modi, Modi…” as the prime minister spoke about the changes

  • Agni-III ballistic missile

    India test fires 3,000 km range n-missile

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile, with a range of over 3,000 km, from a base in Odisha, an official said.  The surface-to-surface missile was fired from a launch complex at the Inner Wheeler Island off the coast of Dhamra in Bhadrak district, about 200 km from here.  Agni-III is capable of carrying warheads weighing up to 1.5 tonnes. It is 16 metres in length and weighs 48

  • England

    England stumble again but take first innings lead of 220

    North Sound (Antigua and Barbuda): England’s top order tumbled cheaply again but the tourists still worked themselves into a commanding position at 116 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 220, by stumps on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

  • IS militants may be hours away from capturing key city of Ramadi in Iraq

    Washington: The deputy head of the Anbar Provincial Council in Iraq has said that the Islamic State (IS) militants might be just hours away from taking over the key city of Ramadi, which lies 70 miles west of Baghdad. According to CNN, Falih Essawi said that it is not clear as to for how long the government troops can hold their front lines against the IS offensive. The city of Ramadi has been engulfed

  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani

    Rajnath Singh asks Jammu-Kashmir government to take strict action

    New Delhi: The Centre has asked Jammu and Kashmir Government to take strictest possible steps against those involved in anti-national actions during a rally by hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani yesterday on the outskirts of Srinagar.

  • 48 different guns, 7900 rounds of ammunition seized in Mizoram

    Aizawl: Mizoram police seized 48 types of rifles and more than 7,900 rounds of ammunition of different guns during 2014, police said today.  The seized arms included seven AK-47 assault rifles, six US-made M-16 rifles, four MA-3 Mk-II rifles and two AK-56 rifles, a senior police official said.

  • Julie Bishop

    Australia-India civil nuke pact possible by year end: FM Bishop

    Chennai : Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, who is in India on a four-day visit, has said both nations are expected to reach a framework agreement by the year end, following which, uranium supply to India would begin.

  • Stephen Harper

    Indo-Canadian ‘special friendship’ is something we truly value: Stephen Harper

    Toronto : Canada Prime Minster Stephen Harper on Wednesday hailed the relationship his nation shares with India, terming it a ‘special friendship’ that the North American country truly values. “We are here tonight to celebrate the special friendship that exists between India and Canada. It is a friendship we truly value.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    UN peace envoy to Yemen resigns

    United Nations: The UN peace envoy to Yemen, Jamal Benomar, has resigned, a UN official has said, after losing support from Gulf countries for his mission in the conflict-riven nation. The Moroccan diplomat had been UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy for Yemen since 2012.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama warns against Ebola complacency despite ‘major progress’

    Washington: Despite “major progress” in the fight against Ebola, US President Barack Obama has warned against complacency and said the goal now is to get to zero cases.  Obama on Wednesday made the remarks at the White House while meeting with the presidents of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, Xinhua reported.

  • Transgenders

    India’s marginalised transgenders pledge their eyes

    New Delhi : A large number of transgenders pledged their eyes at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar even as they thanked the nation’s apex court for giving them a third gender identity. It was on April 15 last year that the Supreme Court had delivered a landmark judgment granting the transgender community the right to identify their gender.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex rises 76 pts in early trade on capital inflows

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex gained over 76 points in early trade today on emergence of buying by funds and retail investors amid a mixed trend in other Asian markets. Besides, optimistic buying by participants ahead of the release of fourth quarter earnings by India’s largest software services company TCS, influenced market sentiments.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee marginally up against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee edged higher by one paisa at 62.35 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange after the American currency weakened overseas amid a higher opening in the domestic equity market. Forex dealers said besides selling of the American currency by exporters and banks, weakness in the dollar against other currencies on worse-than-expected US industrial production data, supported the rupee.

  • Narendra Modi

    Atmosphere of trust has developed in the nation: Narendra Modi

    Toronto: Asserting that a new “atmosphere of trust” has developed in India since he took over 10 months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today vowed to “clean up” the mess left behind by the others. “There is a new atmosphere of trust in our nation… We say ‘jan gana man adhinayak’ — that ‘Jan Man’ has changed,” Modi said addressing in Hindi an estimated over 10,000-strong Indian diaspora at Ricoh Coliseum here.