Free Press Journal
  • Amit Shah

    Shah reaches out to northeastern states to expand BJP’s base

    Imphal: BJP President Amit Shah today exhorted people of Manipur and other Northeastern states to join BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership to take the region towards speedy development and bring an end to corruption. Addressing a public meeting here, Shah said only BJP can provide a corruption-free government that can usher in development in the region and added that the BJP-led central government has earmarked over Rs 1,900 crore for development

  • Ganga rejuvenation cannot be modelled on foreign rivers:Bharti

    New Delhi: Despite getting several international offers, rejuvenation of Ganga cannot be modelled on foreign rivers as the river has cultural and religious significance, Water Minister Uma Bharti said today. She pointed out that crores of people take a dip in the river while there were several persons who ran small businesses along its banks and said these people have a major role in the Clean Ganga Mission.

  • Daredevils snatch 4-run win over Sunrisers  

    Visakhapatnam: Delhi Daredevils snatched a thrilling four-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad to earn their second victory in the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) in four outings at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft to release ‘Universal’ set of Office application for Windows 10 smartphones

    Washington: Microsoft has announced that it will release a set of Office applications by the end of April which it says is “Universal” for smartphones running Windows 10. According to TechCrunch, Microsoft has a two-prong productivity strategy in place for Windows, Office 2016 for desktop use, and, for all other Windows 10 experiences, its touch-focused Office Universal apps. The latter apps will function across tablets and smartphones, dynamically changing their design to allow users to better use

  • Bharat FC aim for win to get campaign back on track

    Pune: Bharat FC would be hoping for a turnaround in fortunes as they gear up to host Shillong Lajong FC in a Hero I-League round 18 tie at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here tomorrow. Since holding Pune FC to a 1-1 draw at the beginning of the month, Bharat FC had lost 0-3 against East Bengal and then went down 0-2 against Mohun Bagan in Kolkata.

  • mamata banerjee

    Oppn dubs KMC poll ‘farce’, TMC says it is peaceful, free

    Kolkata: Amid opposition parties’ allegations of terror and violence by the ruling Trinamool Congress, around 60 per cent voters today cast their ballots in the election to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation, billed as the “semifinal” before next year’s Assembly poll. Reacting to opposition charges, state Election Commissioner S R Upadhay said, “If election was held in proper atmosphere, so many complaints would not have been made. After going through all the reports

  • document-corporate

    Petro Gate: Police file charge sheet against 13 accused

    New Delhi: Delhi Police today filed charge sheet against 13 persons arrested in connection with the Petroleum Ministry document leak case. Crime Branch of Delhi Police filed the charge sheet before Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain, who fixed April 20 for its consideration. According to police sources, the accused have been charge sheeted for the alleged offences punishable under sections 457 (trespass), 380 (theft), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), 471

  • mani-ratnam

    May make more films in sync sound: Mani Ratnam

    Chennai: Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam enjoyed making his latest Tamil outing “O Kadhal Kanmani” in sync sound so much that he plans to make more movies using the same technique. Sync sound refers to sound recorded at the time of filming a movie.

  • ’23 lakh acres land of Bhoodan movement yet to be distributed’

    Nagpur: On the 64th anniversary of social reformer Vinoba Bhave’s ‘Bhoodan (land gift) movement’, a BJP MLA today claimed that about 23 lakh acres of land acquired during the movement is yet to be distributed among the landless villagers and farmers. Nearly 47 lakh acres of land was acquired through donations and other means of services during the movement, which began on April 18, 1951 and continued for the next 14 years, BJP

  • Two killed in explosion in fireworks factory in China   

    Beijing: Two people were killed and another injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in east China’s Jiangxi Province. The blast damaged a powder filling workshop of Wantong Fireworks Factory in Shangli County yesterday, killing a worker on the spot and injuring two others. The injured were rushed to a local hospital where a severely wounded worker succumbed to burn injuries.

  • bacteria

    Study: Mouth bacteria can tell the status of liver disease

    New York: Analysing the ratio of good-bad bacteria in saliva, not just in the gut as earlier thought, could help doctors predict which liver cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalisation, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

  • Fire damages landmark hotel in Oxford

    London: A landmark hotel in Britain’s university town of Oxford has been damaged after a massive fire broke out at the 150-year-old gothic building, made famous in the detective television series ‘Inspector Morse’. No one was seriously injured at the five-star Macdonald Randolph Hotel in the historic city centre of the University of Oxford, but hundreds of guests and staff had to be evacuated.

  • Australia FM hails Iran effort to defeat IS

    Tehran: Australia’s foreign minister today hailed Iran’s efforts to crush the jihadist Islamic State group in Iraq, saying on a rare trip to Tehran that the militants can be defeated. Julie Bishop is Australia’s highest-ranking official to visit Iran in 12 years and she discussed the conflict in Iraq with her Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. Australia is part of an international coalition in Iraq and has 500 troops deployed there.

  • Hyperactive Kids

    Squirming actually helps hyperactive kids learn

    New York: Think twice before you slam a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to sit still and concentrate. Researchers have found that the foot-tapping, leg-swinging and chair-scooting movements are vital to how such children remember information and work out complex tasks.

  • Seven injured in guard’s accidental firing in Bangladesh

    Dhaka:  At least seven people, including a police officer, were injured after a shotgun of Awami League leader’s bodyguard accidentally went off at a party rally in Bangladesh’s Faridpur district.

  • mosquito-malaria

    Study: Molecular mechanism that makes malaria parasites drug-resistant identified

    Washington: A team of researchers has made key malarial drug-resistance finding. Artemisinins are powerful drugs that have the most rapid action of all current drugs against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite species that causes the most dangerous form of malaria. Artemisinin combination therapies (ACTs) are now standard treatment worldwide for P. falciparum malaria.

  • 2002 hit and run case: Final judgement date will be out on 20th April

    Mumbai: A trial court here today said it would fix on April 20 the date for pronouncement of judgement in the 13-year-old hit-and-run case in which Bollywood actor Salman Khan is an accused and refused to give the defence more time to conclude its final arguments. “I would decide on Monday the date of the judgement,” said Sessions Judge D W Deshpande, when Khan’s lawyer 10Shrikant Shivade said he needed more time.

  • Distinguished Chair on Narayana Murthy set up

    Chennai: As part of honouring Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy, his former colleague Kris Gopalakrishnan today set up a distinguished Chair at IIT, Madras, for undertaking Computation Brain Research by eminent professors there. Infosys Co-Founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, an IIT Madras alumni, would, in all, establish three Distinguished Chairs to take up such studies with a funding of Rs 10 crore each.