Free Press Journal
  • Flights take off as Kathmandu airport opens

    Kathmandu: Hours after a fresh earthquake struck on Sunday, flights have stated taking off from the Tribhuvan International Airport here.

  • Several Hindu temples destroyed in Nepal quake

    Kathmandu: Many Hindu temples including, the iconic Kasthamandap have been destroyed or badly damaged in Nepal’s worst temblor in over 80 years in the Kathmandu Valley and many adjoining areas. Several temples, including Kasthamandap, Panchtale temple, the nine-storey Basantapur Durbar, the Dasa Avtar temple, Krishna Mandir, were demolished by the quake. Kasthamandap, which inspired the name Kathmandu, is anearly 16th century wooden monument.

  • Malaysia police say violent plot foiled ahead of summit

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police said they arrested 12 people plotting to sow civil unrest and seized explosives today, just one day before the country hosts a Southeast Asian summit. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the suspects were arrested in a western suburb of the capital Kuala Lumpur. “The suspects are believed to be planning to cause civil unrest in the country,” Khalid said in a posting on the official Malaysia police Facebook page.

  • Diana is people’s choice for a baby princess: poll

    London: Diana has emerged as the most popular name among Britons if Prince William and wife Kate Middleton have a girl, according to a new poll. According to a YouGov poll for ‘The Sunday Times’, 12 per cent think naming the child after her paternal grandmother, Diana, Princess of Wales, would be the best choice.

  • 3D facial imaging

    Forget 3-D printing, 4-D printing is on the way!

    Melbourne: Researchers have developed a revolutionary 4D printing technique which can create objects that change shape over time to suit their environment. Just as the extraordinary capabilities of 3D printing have begun to infiltrate industry, researchers have started to develop 3D printed materials that morph into new structures, post production, under the influence of external stimuli such as water or heat – hence the name, 4D printing.

  • Smoking, Drinking

    Just one drink a day ups liver disease risk

    London: If you like to believe that one alcoholic drink a day would not harm you, read this carefully. New research has found that moving from moderate to heavy daily drinking – up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men – increases liver cirrhosis risk.

  • Applications

    Weekends best time to promote most apps

    New York: The best time for mobile app developers to launch a new app is weekend, says a study. The weekend may be the better time to run an ad campaign that promotes purchases, the report found.

  • Malala Yousafzai

    Malala condemns female activist’s murder in Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has condemned the killing of female human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi and demanded the earliest arrest of the assailants, a media report said on Sunday.

  • UP Govt. sends 21 trucks with relief material to Nepal

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Rajendra Chaudhary on Sunday said that the state government has sent twenty trucks with mineral water and food and one with medical essentials to Nepal in wake of the massive earthquake that hit the country yesterday.

  • Vijaykanth calls on Karuna, to lead delegation to PM

    Chennai: DMDK chief Vijaykanth, an ally of NDA, today said he would lead a delegation of opposition parties to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow to raise issues concerning the state after he called on DMK President M Karunanidhi and Congress leaders here. At the same time, the Leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly took a swipe at Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for ignoring his plea for taking an all-party delegation

  • Ranbir Kapoor is outstanding: Sayani Gupta

    New Delhi: Actress Sayani Gupta, who is acting alongside Ranbir Kapoor in upcoming film “Jagga Jasoos”, says he is an effortless actor and an involved co-star. Sayani, a relatively new actress has been appreciated for her role of a blind girl in Kalki Koechlin-starrer “Margarita, With A Straw”. She said she had an amazing experience shooting with Ranbir for the Anurag Basu-directed film, which also stars the actor’s rumoured girlfriend Katrina Kaif.

  • Not going to Cannes to set any trend: Katrina

    New Delhi: Katrina Kaif is ready to make her red carpet debut at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, but the actress says she intends to enjoy the platform, which weaves cinema, fashion and beauty together, instead of fretting over her looks.

  • Sophia Bush heartbroken after ex dies in Nepal earthquake

    Los Angeles: “One Tree Hill” actress Sophia Bush is left heart-broken after her former boyfriend Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive, was tragically killed after the Nepal earthquake caused a Mount Everest avalanche. The 32-year-old actress and Fredinburg dated in 2013 before calling it quits in February 2014. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Bush remembered Fredinburg as “one-of-a-kind.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Aim to be first to respond to crises in neighbourhood: Def min

    New Delhi: As India launched ‘Operation Maitri’ to support the quake-relief efforts in Nepal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the aim of the government is to be the first to respond to any crisis in the neighbourhood and to do so in a “quick span of time”. He said that the country has always helped other nations in times of crisis and the difference now with the Narendra Modi government at

  • nepal earthquake

    After Nepal quake, India may be next: Experts

    New Delhi: In the wake of the strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake that killed over a 1,500 people in Nepal and left a swathe of devastation in the northern Himalayas on Saturday, experts said a temblor of equal intensity is “overdue” in northern India.”

  • Militants,capture chopper pilot, Syria

    Air Force chopper crashes; crew bailed out near Suratgarh

    Suratgarh: An Air Force helicopter on a routine exercise crashed with a three member crew bailing out safely in Suratgarh city of Sriganganagar district, a Defence spokesman said today. IAF helicopter MI 35 met with the crash around 2030 hrs last night and three members of the crew escaped and bailed out safely, the Defence PRO said.

  • Poor connectivity hinders business with northeast India: Vietnam envoy

    New Delhi: India’s northeast is considered the gateway to Southeast Asia and crucial for its Act East Policy, but Vietnam’s envoy here says that poor road and air connectivity are a hindrance to developing tourism and other economic linkages with it.

  • Narendra Modi

    Society should cooperate to end manual scavenging: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Regretting the continuance of manual scavenging, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today sought cooperation of the society in the resolve to get rid of this “blot” during the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar which is being celebrated this year. “Does it behove us that manual scavenging is still continuing in the country? I have emphasized that we must get rid of this blot in the 125th anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar. We

  • Bengal Violence, Voting

    CPI(M) slams violence in W Bengal civic polls

    New Delhi: The CPI(M) today condemned the violence and booth-capturing during municipal polls in West Bengal and asked the Election Commission to take note saying it would be necessary to take lessons and make adequate arrangements for the 2016 state assembly elections. Terming the violent incidents yesterday as “blatant attack on democracy”, the party Politburo said these polls were “a total mockery of democracy” as people, who turned up with great enthusiasm, “were