Free Press Journal
  • Nirmala Sitharaman

    Congress making baseless charges: Sitharaman

    Bhubaneswar: Hitting out at Congress for making “baseless charges” against the Centre, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the BJP-led NDA government has provided corruption free government within a year and asked the opposition party to refrain from obstructing development.

  • Anand Sharma

    Rafale deal: Congress fires fresh salvo at Modi govt

    New Delhi: Congress today kept up its attack on the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale deal with France and questioned why the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd was kept out of the agreement for the purchase of the fighter jets. Targeting the NDA dispensation as it completes its first year in office, Congress leader and former Union Minister Anand Sharma said that as per the earlier arrangement, HAL was to manufacture 108 jets

  • gay Marriage

    Gay sex win huge setback for Ireland Catholic church

    The seemingly unshakable influence of the Catholic Church got a rude  shock in Ireland on Saturday as an overwhelming 62 per cent of people voted to approve gay marriages in a nationwide referendum.

  • Afzal Guru

    Afzal Guru not hanged for ‘political reasons’: Sushilkumar Shinde

    Mumbai: Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today rejected National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s claim that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged for “political reasons” by the UPA government. “Supreme Court had given the decision. The case had gone against him (Afzal) in the apex court. Mercy petition was also rejected. The decision (to hang Afzal) was taken after all these developments. It was not a political decision,” Shinde, told PTI.

  • Family dynasties fuel competition, intrigue at spelling bee

    Washington: When Edwin Estep, a 13-year-old from a family of competitive spellers appear for this week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, he is set to face three formidable Indian-American rivals, whose siblings have previously won the coveted contest.

  • Atletico third while Eibar, Almeria go down

    Madrid: Spanish football club FC Barcelona were confirmed as La Liga champions a week ago and Cordoba long condemned to relegation to second division, the remaining issues were settled on the final day of the season.

  • Real Madrid slam Getafe 7-3

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half hat-trick kept Spanish football club Real Madrid on par with Getafe before he and the Bernabeu home team went on to steamroll the visitors for a 7-3 victory here.

  • Paderborn, Freiburg relegated, Bayern win title

    Berlin: German football clubs Paderborn and Freiburg were relegated to second division while Bayern Munich officially lifted their 25th Bundesliga title at a sell-out Allianz Arena to close the 2014-2015 season.

  • Lewis Hamilton eyes up Nicole Scherzinger`s doppelganger

    London It seems like Lewis Hamilton has his eye on lookalike of his former girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger. The 30-year-old Formula One champion recently took a night off before the Monaco Grand Prix to attend a star-studded Cinema Against Aids gala in Cannes, the Mirror reported.

  • Private general insurers slow to adopt PM Suraksha Bima Yojana

    Mumbai: Many private non-life insurers appear to be shying away from the Modi government’s newly launched ambitious social security scheme offering Rs 2-lakh accident cover at an annual premium of just Rs 12, citing low pricing and the growing incidents of accidental deaths.

  • Govt to privatise 8 “sick” ITDC hotels, will retain Ashok

    New Delhi: Government will soon privatise eight loss-making hotels run by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) as it plans to “offload” all the sick units, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said.

  • Indian-origin cardiologist re-elected president of GOPIO

    Singapore: An Indian-origin cardiologist was today re-elected as president of the Singapore’s Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). The GOPIO Singapore, a body working for linking the Indian community in the city state with the Indians across the world, will connect Singaporeans of Indian origin and about 500 organisations with some 31 million Indian diaspora across the world, Nair said.

  • Growing up with smokers doubles fagging risk

    New York: Researchers have found that that growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubles the chances of a child becoming an adult smoker.

  • User data retrievable from second-hand smartphones

    London: Are you planning to junk your smartphone in the second-hand device market for the sake of a new one? Beware as your data can be retrieved from your old phone.

  • depression

    Why a lively party is not for a depressed soul

    Washington: Will you believe that a beautiful cocktail party complete with soft music and animated murmur is not good for a depressed person?

  • Mass Graves

    Malaysia home minister says mass graves found: report

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s home minister has announced that mass graves have been found in the country’s north near detention camps run by human traffickers, a report said today. Home Minister Zahid Hamidi was quoted by The Star newspaper’s website as saying the graves were found along the border with Thailand.

  • NASA

    NASA Curiosity rover adjusts route up martian mountain

    Washington: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found a new route to some interesting rocks after its original path proved too difficult to traverse due to slippery slopes. Curiosity climbed a hill on Thursday to approach an alternative site for investigating a geological boundary, after a comparable site proved hard to reach.