Free Press Journal
  • Farmer kills self at AAP rally against land ordinance 

    New Delhi: A farmer from Rajasthan, his crops ruined by rains, hanged himself from a tree at an AAP rally here on Wednesday just before Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed thousands against the controversial land ordinance.

  • Adam Milne

    Sreenath Arvind replaces Adam Milne in RCB squad

    New Delhi: Karnataka left-arm pacer Sreenath Arvind has replaced injured Adam Milne in the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the ongoing Indian Premier League. The IPL Technical Committee approved the replacement after the New Zealand pacer was ruled out of season 8 due to a foot injury that the medium-pacer picked during the 50-over World Cup.

  • Narendra Modi

    BJP playing a high-stakes battle

    It’s a no-holds-barred battle on the land acquisition Bill that has erupted between the Congress, supported by most of the Opposition parties on the one hand and the Narendra Modi government at the Centre on the other.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Home Minister orders probe into farmer’s suicide at AAP

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today directed a probe into the suicide by a farmer at an Aam Aadmi Party rally here against the land bill. The Home Minister spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner B S Basssi and directed that the incident should be probed. The Commissioner of Police immediately ordered a probe through the Joint CP- New Delhi range into it, officials said. The farmer identified as Gajendra Singh committed suicide

  • “The government won’t tolerate attempts to malign its image.”

    Resign for submitting false info on farmer suicides: Congress to Khadse

    Mumbai: Opposition Congress today demanded the resignation of Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse for submitting “false information” to Centre on the number of farmers having killed themselves owing to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the state. “Between January and March, 622 farmers had committed suicide including 448 in Vidarbha region, which is the highest. The state government has not provided any relief to the farmers who have suffered crop loss due to unseasonal

  • Govt hikes pension for ‘martyrs’ of Maha-K’taka border dispute

    Mumbai: The family members of “martyrs” of Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute agitation will get a rise of Rs 2,000 in monthly pension. The monthly pension for them will be Rs 10,000, as per a government resolution (GR) issued yesterday. The state government had in 1997 decided to provide pension of Rs 1,000 per month to the kin (widow and either of the parent) of those who died in Maharashtra-Karnataka boundary dispute agitation. They were

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa slams Lankan government on graft allegations

    Colombo: The current political stagnation in Sri Lanka has brought the country’s progress to a halt, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa said today even as he accused the new government of a witch-hunt against his family over corruption charges. The new government of President Maithripala Sirisena has alleged that Rajapaksa and his family and close aides embezzled billions of dollars during his rule, partly by inflating the cost of Chinese-funded infrastructure projects such as

  • New super-fast MRI technique unveils how we sing

    Washington: In order to sing or speak, around one hundred muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, tongue and lips must work together to produce sound, say scientists who used a new super-fast MRI technique to capture the mechanism. “The fact that we can produce all sorts of sounds and we can sing is just amazing to me,” said Aaron Johnson, from the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology in US. “Sounds are

  • 17 Indian pilgrims die in bus accident in Nepal

    Kathmandu: At least 17 Indian pilgrims including nine women were killed and 28 others injured today when a bus carrying them from Gujarat plunged some 100 metres from a mountain highway in Nepal, officials said. The ill-fated bus with Indian number plate, carrying around 45 pilgrims, veered off the Prithvi highway at Naubise village in Dhading district, some 75-km east of Kathmandu. The pilgrims from Gujarat were returning to Gorakhpur in India after

  • Drinking, Driving

    New sensor to prevent drunk driving

    Washington: A new sensor that can sniff out when a driver is drunk from their sweat and prevent them from driving has been developed. In order to decrease road accidents caused under the influence of alcohol, a group of young students at the Institute of Technology of Cintalapa in Mexico developed an automotive safety system that detects the alcohol blood level of a person.

  • Daily yogurt no guarantee for good health: Study

    London: If you are taking yogurt daily in the hope that it would help you lose weight and strengthen your bones, you could well be putting your efforts in the wrong place. A study involving more than 4,000 people has found no link between the regular intake of yogurt and improvement in physical health.

  • What stops smokers from kicking the butt

    New York: In a promising breakthrough for smokers who are trying to quit, neuroscientists have identified circuitry in the brain as responsible for the increased anxiety experienced commonly during withdrawal from nicotine addiction.

  • First 3D-printed copper rocket engine part

    First 3D-printed copper rocket engine part is here

    Washington: In a first, NASA engineers have used 3D printing to make the first full-scale copper engine part, a combustion chamber liner that operates at extreme temperatures and pressures.

  • California Assembly describes 1984 riots as “genocide”

    Washington: The California State Assembly has passed a resolution describing the 1984 riots as “genocide and recognised the responsibility of the Indian government in the alleged rape, torture and murder of thousands of Sikhs across India”. Co-authored by Sacramento area assembly members Jim Cooper, Kevin McCarty, Jim Gallagher and Ken Cooley, the Assembly Concurrent resolution states “government and law enforcement officials organised, participated in, and failed to intervene to prevent the killings.”

  • Rajkummar Rao

    ‘Aligarh’ not out-of-the-box story: Rajkummar Rao

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkummar Rao, who will be seen in a key role in Hansal Mehta’s forthcoming film “Aligarh”, says the film does not have an “out-of-the-box” story to tell, but it entails a social cause.

  • David Headley

    ’26/1, a tragic case study of high-tech surveillance’

    New York: The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks are a “tragic case study” in the strengths and limitations of high-tech surveillance, according to a report which attributed the three-day siege on India’s financial capital in 2008 to “hidden intelligence breakdown.”

  • Arvind Kejriwal visits RML Hospital, but farmer declared brought dead after attempting suicide at AAP rally

    Arvind Kejriwal visits RML Hospital, but farmer declared brought dead after attempting suicide at AAP rally

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has met relatives of the farmer who committed suicide at the venue of an AAP farmer rally in the Jantar Mantar area of Central Delhi. The farmer from Dausa committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree. The farmer was brought down and rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Doctors, however, declared him brought dead. Meanwhile, there was a protest launched outside the hospital. Delhi