Free Press Journal
  • Court sets aside conviction of a man in molestation case

    New Delhi: A man, who was sentenced to one year in jail by a trial court for molesting a girl, has been freed by a sessions court here which said that “contradictions” in testimonies of witnesses had put in doubt the genuineness of allegations against hi. “Truth has been hidden behind dark clouds,” the court observed while saying the complainant and the investigating officer were silent regarding the manner in which the accused

  • Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

    Vienna: Iran and major powers held a second day of talks today seeking to finalise a historic deal that would make any attempt by Tehran to make a nuclear weapon extremely difficult and easily detectable. Meeting in Vienna, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany want to turn a framework accord reached in Switzerland on April 2 into a full agreement by June 30.

  • Aamir Khan

    We need to redefine masculinity in India: Aamir Khan

    New York: As India continues to grapple with the problem of rape and violence against women, superstar Aamir Khan said the “balance of power” needs to change in India and the definition of masculinity should be redefined. Khan, 49, was in the city to speak at the prestigious sixth annual “Women in the World” summit presented by renowned journalist and author Tina Brown in association with the NewYork Times here.

  • Storm, Sydney

    Clean-up begins around Sydney as super storm weakens

    Sydney: Australian authorities on Thursday began a massive clean-up operation in Sydney and surrounding regions after it was hit by a three-day super storm. Cyclonic winds and non-stop rain lashed the Sydney region for three days, causing widespread flooding and damage to homes, businesses and farms and claimed four lives, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Varun Dhawan, Govinda

    ‘ABCD 2’ has a small homage to Govinda: Varun Dhawan

    Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan, who is a die-hard fan of Govinda and his dancing talent, says there is small homage to the comic star in his forthcoming film “ABCD 2”.  “You will see Indian steps in the film and there is a small section in the film which is a homage to Govinda,” Varun said here on Wednesday at the trailer launch of “ABCD 2”.  While shooting for the film, the actor

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    20 militants killed in air strikes in northwest Pak

    Islamabad: At least 20 militants, including three suicide bombers, were killed today in a series of air strikes by Pakistani jets in the troubled Khyber Agency. Army said that “20 terrorists including three suicide bombers were killed” in precise aerial strikes in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency.

  • Volcano erupts

    Thousands evacuated after Chile volcano erupts

    Santiago: About 4,000 people were evacuated after the Calbuco volcano in Chile erupted for the first time in more than four decades, a media report said on Thursday. The eruption on Wednesday sent a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky, television images showed, Al Jazeera reported.

  • Ebola Vaccination

    Ebola treatment effective 3 days after infection developed

    Washington : A team of researchers has successfully developed a post-exposure treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa.

  • Loksabha, Venkaiah Naidu

    Centre has already taken notice of farmer’s problems: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi : Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that the Centre has already taken notice of the problems of the farmers and the compensation for the deceased family has also been increased from Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs four lakh.

  • Sweetened drinks, risk factors

    Sweetened drinks heighten risk factors for heart disease

    Washington : Love sugary drinks? You might want to cut the consumption as new study shows beverages sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup drastically increases risk factors for heart disease.

  • Shinzo abe, Xi jinping

    After Abe-Xi meeting, 2 Japan ministers visit war shrine

    Tokyo: Two Japanese Cabinet ministers have visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country’s war dead including convicted war criminals, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held brief talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Previous visits by Japanese leaders to pray at Yasukuni Shrine have drawn sharp rebukes from neighboring China and South Korea and calls for Japan to atone for its wartime aggression. Abe sent religious offerings rather than visiting the shrine.

  • US, North Korea,nuclear tests

    Russia still expecting North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in May

    Seoul: Russia is still expecting North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to visit Moscow in May, with a possible summit scheduled with President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s ambassador to South Korea said. In a press briefing at the embassy, Alexander Timonin confirmed Kim, who has yet to travel abroad since coming to power more than three years ago, was on course to attend Moscow’s World War II anniversary celebration on May 9.

  • Loksabha

    Lok Sabha adjourned till noon following opposition ruckus over farmer’s suicide

    New Delhi : Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had to adjourn proceedings in the Lok Sabha till noon on Thursday after an unrelenting opposition repeatedly demanded a discussion and a response from the government on the suicide committed by a Rajasthan-based farmer in the national capital on Wednesday. The opposition also insisted on the government taking back the Land Acquisition Bill and having a rethink on it.

  • Basil Rajapaksa

    Basil Rajapaksa arrested on corruption charges

    London : Basil Rajapaksa, the younger brother of Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been taken into custody on corruption charges.

  • Philip

    Philips to quit as PSV shirt sponsor

    The Hague: Electronics giants Philips will quit as shirt sponsor of Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven after the current contract expires at the end of the 2015/2016 season, both parties have announced.  With this decision the longest period of Dutch sport shirt sponsorship comes to an end. Philips has been on the shirt of PSV since 1982 when shirt sponsoring was allowed in Dutch football. The decision was announced on Wednesday, reports