Free Press Journal
  • Anand Sharma

    BJP condemns Anand Sharma’s remarks against Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday condemned Congress leader Anand Sharma’s derogatory remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that such statements demean the nation’s prestige.

  • Scribe assaulted,EMFA demands spl law to protect mediapersons

    Guwahati: A scribe of a local television channel has been allegedly assaulted in Ganeshguri area here last midnight. According to the FIR lodged by the scribe at Dispur police station, he was attacked by some unruly youths when he was on official duty alongwith his colleague.

  • Indian priest pleads guilty to sexually assaulting girl

    Washington: An Indian priest, who was extradited to the US last year, has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the US state of Minnesota in 2005. Rev Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, 60, was extradited to the US last November from India in connection with the case. He faces up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing scheduled for June 15. Jeyapaul had fled to southern India in September 2005 after he was accused of molesting

  • Researchers discover ‘speedometer’ in brain

    Berlin: Scientists have discovered nerve cells in the brains of mice that trigger locomotion and also supply the brain with speed-related information. Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and the University of Bonn led by Professor Stefan Remy said the findings give new insights into the workings of spatial memory.

  • India, U.S. reaffirm commitment to deepen bilateral defence ties

    New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and U.S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter have reaffirmed their commitment to expand and deepen the bilateral defence relationship between both countries. Besides discussing the India-U.S. defence relationship and the broader strategic partnership between both sides, the duo also reviewed the existing and emerging regional security dynamics.

  • execution

    Man executed in Texas after 3 decades on death row

    Houston: A 67-year-old man convicted of killing of four men more than three decades ago has been executed in Texas, making him the oldest of the 526 prisoners put to death since the American state resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Individual effort not enough for Indian farmers: Bachchan

    Mumbai: Cinestar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been roped into field publicity for DD Kisan, says he has in the past tried to save some farmers’ homes, but he asserts that collective efforts need to be made to battle the grave issue of farmer suicides in the country.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    International Yoga Day should not be linked with religion: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that International Yoga Day should not be linked with religion. He was reacting to news of senior clerics and Muslim community leaders opposing a Maharashtra Government order that asked schools to observe the day. “Everyone should celebrate International Yoga Day as a health event. We don’t think politicising health is good. Yoga is not bound by restrictions of religion,

  • H. S. Phoolka

    CBI closure report on Jagdish Tytler is explosive, says H.S. Phoolka

    New Delhi : Senior advocate H. S. Phoolka on Thursday termed the closure report filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation against senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler as ‘explosive’, and called for the latter’s immediate arrest. “The CBI closure report is explosive… Clear offences carried out by Tytler have been mentioned in the closure report. He has been forcing witnesses, he is indulging in hawala transactions and the death of a witness is

  • Traffic policeman abducted by suspected sand mafia

    New Delhi: A traffic policeman was allegedly abducted by suspected sand mafia in a dumper in the heart of the national capital last night. The policeman was rescued only after several PCR vans gave a chase for 10 kms and fired shots to deflate the vehicle’s tyres, police said today. According to police, the traffic constable had flagged the dumper to check its documents near Shankar Road but he was abducted by the truck’s driver. “A PCR call was

  • West Indies

    West Indies hit back after batting collapse

    Roseau (Dominica): West Indies squandered a promising position, losing their last nine wickets for 85 runs to be dismissed for 148 in their first innings on the opening day of the first Test against Australia here. At stumps, Australia were 85 for three in reply, the in-form Steve Smith and debutant Adam Voges set to resume on the second morning after the home bowlers battled hard to prevent the visitors from completely dominating day one.

  • Sensex

    Sensex recoups 111 points on value-buying, global cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered by over 111 points in early trade today after two sessions of sharp losses, on value-buying by investors amid a firming trend at other Asian markets. The 30-share index rebounded by 111.64 points, or 0.41 per cent, to 26,948.84, with stocks of oil & gas, capital goods, IT, realty and infrastructure sectors leading the recovery. The gauge had lost 1,011.79 points in the previous two sessions after RBI took a

  • Rape case

    Two Delhi women gang-raped in Goa

    Panaji : Two Delhi-based women, who were travelling to the Anjuna beach in Goa in a taxi, were allegedly gang-raped by five men after their cab was stopped en route. The five accused, who had been posing as policemen, have been arrested and charged with gangrape, kidnapping and robbery. According to reports, the men — Ajaykumar Kushwaha (39), Jeevan Pawar (26), Nadeem Khan (28), Trebor Joseph (27) and Kamlesh Chaudhary (21), took the women

  • Maggi

    Need for monitoring, supervision of ready-to-cook foods: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai : In wake of samples of Maggi instant noodles being found to contain an excess of lead, the Shiv Sena has called for the monitoring and supervision of ready-to-cook foods. According to reports, the party termed the reports ‘disturbing’ for consumers, especially parents, and has raised the question of why quality control was not done till now. The Shiv Sena further stated that several generations had suffered due to these lapses. However, the

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket attacks

    Jerusalem: Israeli warplanes struck multiple militant targets in the Gaza Strip early today in response to earlier Palestinian rocket fire, but nobody was injured according to Palestinian security sources. They said that the raids hit three training bases of the Izzadine al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, in Gaza City and a fourth in the southern city of Khan Yunis.

  • Sepp Blatter

    Standing ovation for Sepp Blatter at FIFA headquarters

    Zurich: About 400 FIFA staff gave outgoing president Sepp Blatter a standing ovation after the 79-year-old Swiss announced he would resign, a media report said on Thursday. A FIFA spokesman said Blatter was emotional when his staff applauded him for several minutes on Wednesday, a day after he announced his resignation, Xinhua news agency reported.  The storm started to hit the world soccer body on May 27 when Swiss police arrested seven

  • Social media addiction affecting sex life of young Indians

    New Delhi : Is sending ‘kisses’ on WhatsApp or posting intense love emojis on Facebook to your spouse replacing the real act between the sheets? It would seem so, according to leading experts on sex and behavioural sciences.

  • Chuck Blazer

    Chuck Blazer details corruption in 1998, 2010 World Cup host bids

    New York: Chuck Blazer admitted in court testimony released Wednesday he conspired with fellow FIFA executives to accept bribes during the process to choose hosts for the 1998 and 2010 World Cups. The bearded multimillionaire, the face of North American soccer for two decades, pleaded guilty to racketeering, part of a massive US corruption case targeting world football’s governing body.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex up 52 points in morning session

    Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Thursday was trading 52.52 points or 0.20 percent up during the morning session.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 8.95 points or 0.11 percent up at 8,144.05 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,940.64 points, was trading at 26,889.72 points (at 9.27 a.m.)

  • Rupee down

    Rupee loses further, down 35 paise against dollar

    Mumbai : Extending its slide for the second straight day today, the rupee breached the 64 mark by falling 35 paise to 64.25 against the dollar in early trade today on sustained capital outflows by foreign funds amid appreciation of the American currency against others overseas. Besides, increased demand for dollar from importers and banks weighed on the local currency, forex dealers said. However, they said, a higher opening in the domestic equity market,