Free Press Journal
  • Ishrat-Jahan

    MHA denies sanction to prosecute ex-IB official, 3 others

    New Delhi: Bringing down curtains to 11-year long probe, the Government has turned down request of CBI for granting prosecution sanction to four IB officials, including a retired Special Director Rajender Kumar, who were allegedly involved in conspiracy behind killing of Ishrat Jahan and three others.

  • Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer screening curbs death risk by 40 percent

    London: For women aged 50-69, mammography screenings reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to those who are not screened, says a study.  “This important analysis will hopefully reassure women around the world that breast screening with mammography saves lives,” said professor Stephen Duffy of Queen Mary University of London.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton wins in Canada to end Rosberg’s resurgence

    Montreal: Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton bounced back and increased his lead in the drivers world championship Sunday when he drove to a well-measured victory ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the Canadian Grand Prix.

  • MK Stalin

    DMK welcomes IIT-Madras decision to revoke ban on student’s body

    Chennai: DMK Treasurer MK Stalin today welcomed the decision of IIT Madras to reinstate the recognition of a student’s body, saying educational institutions should provide space for debate and argument, “even on controversial topics”.

  • Chandrashekhar Rao

    Case registered against K Chandrashekhar Rao for illegal phone-tapping

    Visakhapatnam: A case has been registered here against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for alleged illegal tapping of phones of his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu in the backdrop of the cash-for-votes scam, police said today. According to Inspector of III-Town Police Station, B Tirumala Rao, a Vizag-based advocate NVV Prasad lodged a complaint against KCR for violating the basic rights of Naidu and “tarnishing” his image by tapping his telephone lines.

  • China Ship

    China ship tragedy: Toll escalates to 434

    Beijing: A total of 434 people have been confirmed dead after a Chinese cruise ship capsized in the Yangtze River on June 1, authorities said on Monday. According to rescue officials, two bodies were recovered on Monday morning, reducing the number of missing people to eight, Xinhua reported.  Only 14 people have been rescued so far.  The cruise ship Eastern Star, carrying 456 people onboard, was on an 11-day trip over the

  • San Andreas movie

    San Andreas tops International box office with USD 97.8M in bag

    Washington : Warner Bros’ action flick, ‘San Andreas’ has swiped the first slot at the International box office in its second frame, with a gigantic collection of 97.8 million dollars worldwide. Dwayne Johnson starrer and Brad Peyton directed hit movie grossed 51 million dollars out of the total collection form its china market within six days of its release in the Middle Kingdom, reported Deadline.com. Warner Bros reiterated their victory this year as in

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Guidelines to be issued for resolving military-civil problems

    Pune: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said a clear set of guidelines will be issued to resolve problems between military establishments and civil authorities of different cantonment boards in the country. “A misunderstanding can occur between civil and military authorities due to various problems in cantonments as there is a growing desire for more civic amenities. In proper consultation with all stakeholders, clear guidelines will be issued to resolve the issues to the satisfaction of

  • Argentina, Train Crash

    Argentina train crash injures 40

    Buenos Aires: At least 40 people were hurt when a passenger train rammed a locomotive on a busy stretch of track on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said. Ambulance and fire crews raced to the crash site south of the capital and dozens of passengers were transported to nearby hospitals yesterday, though none were badly injured. “There are 40 hurt, all mild, none seriously,” Security Secretary Sergio Berni told reporters. The accident occurred

  • K C Tyagi

    Leadership issue regarding Bihar polls will be solved soon: JD (U)

    New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) spokesperson K.C. Tyagi on Monday assured that the leadership issue regarding the alliance for the forthcoming Bihar polls would be solved soon and a big coalition will emerge against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. “Ram Gopal Yadav has already made it clear that RJD and JD (U) will fight for the elections together. The question about leadership will also be solved. Mulayam ji is

  • Sepp Blatter, FIFA

    FIFA official says Russia, Qatar could be stripped of World Cup

    London: Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their respective World Cup hosting rights if any evidence of bribery emerges, FIFA official Domenico Scala has said. Scala, who is the head of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, confirmed that World Cup hosting rights could be cancelled should there be any proof supporting that the awards to Qatar and Russia came only because of bought votes, the BBC reported.

  • Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from Rakhine

    Yangon: Myanmar police have arrested more than 90 people for human trafficking offences this year, media reported today, but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves. Police gave a breakdown of their anti-trafficking activities with 56 cases recorded between January and May, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported, citing police captain Min Naing.

  • 6th person dies of MERS virus in South Korea

    Seoul: South Korea today reported its sixth death from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome as authorities were bolstering measures to stem the spread of the virus that has left dozens of people infected. A total of 87 people in South Korea have been infected by MERS since last month in the largest outbreak outside the Middle East. About 1,870 schools have closed and more than 2,000 people are isolated at their homes or state-run facilities

  • India Sensex

    Sensex trades flat in early session

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading flat at 15.25 points or 0.06 percent up during the morning session.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 0.85 points or 0.01 percent down at 8,113.85 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,814.31 points, was trading at 26,783.74 points (at

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 28 paise to 64.03 against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened 28 paise to trade at 64.03 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on capital outflows by foreign funds amid strengthening of the American currency against others overseas. Furthermore, increased demand for dollar from importers and banks weighed on the local currency, forex dealers said. The dollar was trading near 13-year highs against the yen overseas after strong US employment data bolstered hopes for an early

  • Russia and Qatar could risk losing World Cups: Fifa

    Geneva :  Russia and Qatar could lose the] 2018 and 2022 World Cups if irregularities are proven in them being awarded the hosting rights, a FIFA official told a Swiss newspaper published on Sunday.

  • Nitish Kumr, Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Janata parivar finally unites for Bihar polls

    New Delhi :  Braving rocky political weather and tall egos Bihar’s ruling JD(U) and Lalu Prasad’s RJD will contest the state assembly elections in alliance. The leadership issue remains unresolved but a six-member committee will be constituted for seat-sharing talks.

  • Faulty electric cables fuelled Chandivali fire

    Mumbai :  Though the massive blaze in a high-rise near Powai was caused due to a blast in the air conditioner, it was spread mainly because of faulty electric supply wires lying here and there.

  • Maggi Ban

    Government drags Nestle to consumer court

    New Delhi :  In more trouble for Nestle over the Maggi row, the Government on Sunday said it may seek damages from Nestle, dragging it to the consumer court for “unfair trade practices and misleading advertisements”.