Free Press Journal
  • Prashant Bhushan

    AAP is a khap panchayat, says Prashant Bhushan

    New Delhi: The rebel father-son duo of Shanti and Prashant Bhushan today launched a virulent attack on AAP and its chief Arvind Kejriwal, calling it a “khap panchayat” for its action of expelling rebels. Shanti Bhushan, who was once addressed as AAP’s patron, also compared Kejriwal with Adolf Hitler. “Its not AAP, but a Khap panchayat. The khap panchayat has a dictator (Kejriwal) and the panchayat members work as per his order and

  • Malayalam, Urdu to be included in UAE Identity Authority web

    Dubai: Five more foreign languages includingMalayalam and Urdu, would be included to the UAE’s website ofidentity authority to make its services easier and more accessible to expatriates residing in the Gulf Kingdom. The Emirates Identity Authority has announced that it will add five more languages – Malayalam, Urdu, Tagalog (an Austronesian language), Russian and Mandarin – to its website, offering information and guidance on procedures. This is in addition to Arabic and English.

  • US couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing

    Bali: An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the death of the woman’s mother on the resort island of Bali. The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The body was found in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi

  • Madhu Koda, Coal Scam

    Coal scam: I cannot be prosecuted on ‘hearsay’,says Madhu Koda

    New Delhi: Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda today argued before a special court that evidence produced by CBI against him in a coal blocks allocation case was “hearsay” and cannot be relied upon to prosecute him. Seeking discharge in the case in which he along with eight others including a Kolkata-based private company are facing prosecution, Koda said that the 36th screening committee had decided to allocate Rajhara North coal block in

  • Narendra Modi

    Land ordinance to be biggest trigger for PM’s downfall: Cong

    Jammu: Asserting that the Narendra Modi-led central government cannot displease majority population of the farmers to please a handful of corporates, J&K Congress today said the land ordinance will prove to be the biggest trigger for the prime minister’s down fall.

  • Greenpeace India claims countrywide support against govt. crackdown

    New Delhi: Members of civil society came together to condemn the NDA government’s recent crackdown on organisations like Greenpeace India. Releasing a protest letter that over 180 organisations and citizens have today sent to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, the statement declared the crackdown as ‘shameful’ in a country that has a history of standing up for social justice, ecological sustainability, and the rights of the poor.

  • Delhi govt asked to pay Rs 25K to corporal punishment victim

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission today directed Delhi government to pay Rs 25,000 as monetary relief to a boy who was beaten up by the Principal of his school. The directions were issued setting aside the contention of the Delhi government. According to an NHRC statement, Delhi government was of the view that since action had been taken against the Principal of the Government school for beating the boy with a stick

  • Gold prices down to Rs. 26,695 on auspicious Akshaya Tritiya

    Mumbai: The biggest gold buying festival – Akshaya Tritiya – failed to enthuse the spirit of buyers as the precious metal finished marginally lower at the domestic bullion hub today. Silver also weakened further on the back of poor buying support from industrial users and jewellery makers.

  • Rlys to launch App tomorrow for paperless ticketing in unreserved segment

    New Delhi: Come tomorrow and rail commuters can use a mobile phone App to obtain tickets in the unreserved category as the Indian railways takes forward its initiative for paperless ticketing. “We are launching a mobile-based paperless unreserved ticketing application tomorrow,” said a senior Railway Ministry official. Having booked a ticket using the App, a commuter need not take a print-out of the same and can show its soft copy on the cellphone

  • Rahul Gandhi

    AAP hits out at Rahul Gandhi’s pro-farmer stance

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday questioned Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s pro-farmer stance by asking where his love for farmers was when his ‘brother-in-law’ Robert Vadra was acquiring their lands.

  • Sensex Red down

    Sensex falls for 5th day; Nifty dips below 8,400-mark

    Mumbai: On its fifth-straight session of fall, the benchmark BSE Sensex today slipped by 210.17 points to 27,676.04 while NSE Nifty ended below 8,400-level on losses in pharma and FMCG stocks amid sustained foreign fund outflows and corporate earning concerns. Foreign investors’ concerns over retrospective taxation continued to weigh on sentiments, traders said. FIIs had sold shares worth Rs 1,506.86 crore yesterday, as per provisional data.

  • heart-blood-pressure

    Could listening to your heart help you make better decisions?

    Washington: People may be able to control their emotions more effectively or make better decisions if they are aware of how their heart is beating, a new study suggests. An international team of researchers found that not everyone is able to tune into their heartbeat, and half of us under- or over-estimate our ability. “‘Follow your heart’ has become something of a cliche, but we know that, consciously or unconsciously, there is a

  • ISIS

    IS claims execution of 11 pro-government fighters in Iraq

    Baghdad: The Islamic State jihadist group claimed to have executed 11 pro-government fighters in Iraq, in a series of photographs shared online today. The first picture shows masked men armed with assault rifles marching a line of orange jumpsuit-clad prisoners across a field. The captives are then shown kneeling in front of the gunmen with their hands bound.

  • Smoking, Drinking

    HIV-infected men more sensitive to alcohol

    New York:  Men infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS need fewer drinks to feel the effects of alcohol than uninfected men, says a new study.

  • flight MH370

    MH370-related case to be heard in May

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian court on Tuesday set May 15 for hearing of a case filed by two children of a passenger on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing for over a year.

  • J.B. Patnaik

    Sonia, Rahul condole J.B. Patnaik’s death

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Odisha chief minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik.

  • Indian troupe participates in drum festival in Egypt

    Cairo: An Indian troup is participating in a week-long International Drums and Traditional Arts festival in Egypt here. The Indian troupe led by Sandeep Kumar, performed during the opening of the festival on April 19 at Salah Eldin Citadel and yesterday in the Cairo Opera House. The week-long festival hosts performance by troupes from 22 countries, including India, Mexico, Ethiopia, Russia, South Korea, Armenia, Pakistan, Alegria and the UAE.

  • Uber driver in US charged with assault after ramming cyclist

    San Francisco: An Uber driver in San Francisco has been charged with assault after ramming into a cyclist who was shouting at him, leaving the biker with several broken bones, police and media reported. The incident occurred in the busy Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco when the cyclist rode up to the vehicle, yelled at the driver, banged on his window and pushed in his mirror, police spokesman Carlos Manfredi said.

  • Sri Lanka opposition MPs demand removal of anti-graft chief

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s opposition lawmakers today demanded the removal of an anti-graft panel chief alleging “biased conduct” after she summoned former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appear before the commission to give a statement on his alleged breaking of election laws.

  • Nokia

    Nokia planning on making comeback with new phone next year

    Washington: A year after Microsoft acquired Nokia’s phone business, the company is reportedly planning to return to the consumer mobile market as early as next year. However, it’s unclear how the company is planning on making a comeback as it is currently restricted from using the Nokia brand on phones until Q4, 2016, reported The Verge. The rumour came just days after the firm announced its plan to acquire telecoms equipment company Alcatel-Lucent in