Free Press Journal
  • Your credit cards may make you depressed

    Washington: If you have too many credit cards and overdue bills, you could be at increased risk of depression, as a new study suggests that short-term household debt increases depressive symptoms.

  • ‘Lahore’ born in quake-hit Nepal

    Kathmandu: The first baby born in a field hospital set up here by Pakistan Army in quake-hit Nepal has been named after the city of Lahore, Pakistani officials said today. “Both baby and mother are in good health,” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said. This is the first child birth reported at the army field hospital set up in Bhaktapur town near Kathmandu.

  • Mercury surface chemistry

    NASA spacecraft crashes into Mercury, ends mission

    Washington: NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has crashed into the surface of Mercury, ending its historic 11-year mission that provided valuable data and thousands of images of the planet. Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland, confirmed that MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft impacted the surface of Mercury, as predicted, on Thursday.

  • Uttama-Villain

    ‘Uttama Villain’ faces roadblock

    Chennai: Tamil star Kamal Haasan’s much anticipated movie “Uttama Villain” today faced roadblock at the 11th hour of its release following financial issues, making his die-hard fans furious. While there was no official word from the producers about the reason for the film not hitting the theatres for its
    first show at 9 am, the industry was abuzz that financial
    issues had stalled the release.

  • 3 Indians plead guilty to student visa fraud charges in US

    New York: Three Indians have pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiring to commit student visa and financial aid fraud through a for-profit school they ran and agreed to forfeit over USD eight million to US authorities. Suresh Hiranandaney, 61, Lalit Chabria, 54, and Anita Chabira, 50, were arrested in May 2014, along with co-defendants Samir Hiranandaney and Seema Shah following a long-term investigation by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland

  • Woman scribe asked to shift from front row; Sena seeks apology

    Mumbai: A woman journalist being asked to shift from the front row reserved for media to make way for monks at a function to felicitate Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has triggered a controversy with a Shiv Sena leader demanding an apology from the event organisers. Rashmi Puranik, working as a reporter with a Marathi news channel, was among the first to reach the venue yesterday where Fadnavis was felicitated for banning cow slaughter

  • shiv sena

    Shiv Sena vows to keep Maharashtra united

    Mumbai: On the 65th foundation day of Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Friday pledged to the people that it would “always protect the ‘unity and integrity’ of the state”.

  • C Vidyasagar Rao

    Maha Day: Guv seeks support of corporates for water mgmnt

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today sought the participation of corporates to help the government implement its ambitious integrated water conservation and management initiative, Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan. “The government has expressed its resolve to make Maharashtra drought–free. ‘More crop per drop’ will be the guiding motto of the government for using water efficiently,” he said addressing a gathering here on the occasion of Maharashtra Day celebration.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Govt initiatives to take India’s growth to 9-10%

    New Delhi: Initiatives being taken by the government to boost investments and introduce tax reforms will lead to 9-10 per cent economic growth in the coming years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. “The cumulative impact of these (initiatives), I believe, will increase our capacity to grow is more than 9 per cent, it is 10 per cent,” he said in an interview to Doordarshan.

  • money

    Black money Bill to be taken up in Parliament next week

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will next week take up for consideration the new black money bill in the Lok Sabha to effectively deal with the menace of unaccounted wealth stashed abroad. “Next week, I intend to take up before Parliament the law with regard to taxation of undisclosed assets and incomes abroad,” Jaitley said at the ‘Enforcement Day’ function organised by the Directorate of Enforcement.

  • Modi Govt examining IPR issues: USTR

    Washington: The Modi Government is not only engaged, but also is examining key issues related to the intellectual property rights (IPR), US Trade Representative (USTR) has said, hoping that New Delhi would be able to address its concerns on IPR. Indian government “took steps” that indicate Modi Administration is engaged and is examining key IPR issues, the Congressional-mandated 301 Report on IPR said.

  • Baba Ramdev

    Ramdev medicine row: Congress questions BJP’s hypocrisy

    Mumbai: The Congress Party on Friday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its ‘hypocrisy’ in making yoga guru Baba Ramdev Haryana’s brand ambassador and at the same time letting him sell ‘son guaranteeing medicines’.

  • Petrol

    Tamil Nadu political parties criticise fuel price hike

    Chennai: The Modi government’s recent hike of fuel prices came in for sharp criticism from the political parties in Tamil Nadu, with DMK slamming the government for adopting “unequal approach” while ally PMK criticised the Centre for following “anti-people” policies. “The latest hike in petrol and diesel prices is harsh,” DMK President M Karunanidhi said.

  • NITISH Kumar

    Bihar quake: Nitish’s colleagues to donate their salary

    Patna: A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar donated one month’s salary for the earthquake victims in the state, his cabinet colleagues, JD-U legislators and MPs will follow the suit in a day or two, officials said on Friday.

  • Jitender Singh Tomar

    Sack Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar: BJP to AAP

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers staged a protest against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government in Delhi to reiterate their demand for the resignation of Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar for having an alleged fake degree from a university in Bihar.

  • Rape

    22-year-old girl gang raped in moving car in UP

    Meerut: A 22-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped by an acquaintance and his two friends in a moving car before being dumped in the forest near Ajrada village here, police said today. The girl, a resident of Nagina in Bijnor district was found unconscious yesterday in the forests near Ajrada village after being raped by three youths, Station Incharge of Mundali police station, Wasim Khan said.

  • Sabyasachi Panda resumes hunger strike in jail

    Berhampur (Odisha): Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda has relaunched hunger strike in the circle jail here – third time in a month, while Dandapani Mohanty, imprisoned for alleged involvement in Naxal activities is undergoing treatment at hospital after undertaking fast. “Panda is not taking food since yesterday. We have been trying to persuade him to eat,” Senior Superintendent of the circle jail Raghunath Majhi said.

  • Supreme Court

    NJAC issue: SC’s notice to advocate for ‘irresponsible’ PIL

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today issued show cause notice to advocate M L Sharma for making “irresponsible” and “scandalous” allegations in his PIL challenging the new law on appointment of judges for higher judiciary, saying “this is not a political platform”. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice J S Khehar directed Sharma to respond within a week why he should not be “debarred” from canvasing any public interest litigation(PIL).

  • India slams US panel report on religious freedom

    New Delhi: India has slammed a US government panel report that claims direct link between the 2014 general elections in India and the spike in attacks on religious minorities in the country.