Free Press Journal
  • UFO

    UFO spotted in Antarctica triggers speculations of aliens on Earth

    London : A black mark, being interpreted as a UFO, was recently spotted in Antarctica, triggering speculation that aliens might have landed on Earth. Russian researcher Valetin Degterev said that he spotted the mark “amongst the endless ice desert” while using Google Earth, adding that it looked like a UFO “in its most classic shape” stuck in the ice after crash landing three years ago, reported the Mirror. Degterev insisted that the unknown object,

  • mars

    Mars may have been cold, icy billions of years ago

    Washington: A new study has revealed that Mars may have been cold and icy billions of years ago, which also suggests that aliens may not have existed ever on the planet. The high seas of Mars may never have existed, according to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars and suggests that a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better explains water drainage and erosion

  • Mallikarjun Khrarge

    PM’s ‘writ runs’ in ‘humanitarian’ support to Lalit Modi: Kharge

    Bengaluru: Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s writ runs in the ‘humanitarian’ support that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj offered to former IPL chairman Lalit Modi with his travel documents.

  • Military operation alone can’t end terrorism: US tells Pak

    Karachi : A day after Pakistan celebrated the first anniversary of Operation Zarb-i-Azb, aimed at flushing out militants from the country, the U.S. State Department has warned that a military operation alone would not end terrorism. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Sarah Sewall in a statement urged the international community to address the ‘grievances and motives’ that propel individuals, and in some cases, communities to join or

  • France: Fire chars historic basilica’s rooftop

    Washington: A fire that erupted in a 19th-century basilica in western France at the close of morning Mass on Monday has reportedly charred the shell of the rooftop. Reverend Benoit Bertrand of the Nantes diocese said that everyone inside was evacuated quickly without any injury, reported ABC News. The blaze was brought under control hours later, with 90 firefighters and aircraft on the scene. It was sparked accidentally by workers on the roof.

  • Jitender-Singh-Tomar

    My husband’s life in danger because of PM Modi Govt.: Jitender Tomar’s wife

    New Delhi: Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar’s wife, Preeti, on Tuesday said that the fake degree case initiated against him was a political conspiracy, and claimed that her husband’s life was on danger from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre.

  • Technical data

    Call data can track economic change, unemployment

    New York: Mobile phone data can track economic change and provide rapid insight into employment levels as people’s communications patterns change when they are not working, says a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Without a commute or workspace, most people will make a higher portion of their calls from home — and thews, y make fewer calls, the study found.  The researchers believe the phone data closely aligns with standard

  • Students bunk classes to watch romantic film, caught by cops

    Thiruvananthapuram: Local college students, who skipped classes to watch the recently released blockbuster film ‘Premam’ (Love) were in for a surprise as cops poured cold water on their plans and turned them away from a cinema hall after informing their parents. At least 60 students of various local colleges were turned away from the gate of the theatre here yesterday, police sources said.

  • Condition of schools: NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Delhi government over the “pathetic state of affairs” at the schools run by it and sought a detailed report in the matter within four weeks. “The commission has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report highlighting a survey exposing the pathetic state of affairs in the 720 schools of Delhi government,” it said in a statement here.

  • Solar Impulse 2

    Solar Impulse facing ‘moment of truth’ in Japan: pilot

    Tokyo : An ambitious attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered plane is facing a “moment of truth” after two weeks of bad weather that have left it stuck in Japan, its pilot said today. With frustration starting to build a fortnight after Solar Impulse 2 made an impromtu landing in Nagoya, it was vital to keep a cool head about the best time to begin the next leg to Hawaii, Andre Borschberg told

  • Five persons die in landslips in Meghalaya

    Shillong: Five persons, including four of a family, were today killed in two separate incidents of landslips triggered by incessant rains in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district. In the first incident, four members of a family, namely two women and two children, were killed at Nahkham bazaar area after loose soil fell on their home, Deputy Commissioner Pravin Bakshi told PTI.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma flags off yatra, offers ‘no comments’ on Lalit Modi

    New Delhi: The first batch of pilgrims for the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the new Nathu La route was flagged off on Tuesday by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who declined comment on the Lalit Modi controversy. Attired in a pink sari, Sushma Swaraj flagged off the event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan here at 10.30 a.m. She made a brief speech and posed for photographs with the yatris. Only photographers were

  • Ananth Kumar

    BJP remains non-committal on CM face for Bihar Assembly polls

    Patna: Remaining non-committal about its Chief Ministerial candidate for Bihar Assembly polls, Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar today said the BJP will go to the hustings by projecting its development agenda under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Maoists, Jharkhand

    Encounter between Maoists and security personnel in Jharkhand

    Medininagar (Jharkhand): An encounter between security personnel and Maoists was going on in the bordering area of naxal-affected Palamau and Latehar districts of Jharkhand, a senior police officer said. Palamau superintendent of police, Mayur Patel, told PTI that cross-firing from both sides was on during the encounter which began at around 6.00 am today. The area where the encounter was on is under Panki police station bordering adjoining Latehar district. Meanwhile, a report from Khunti district said

  • Prakash Javadekar

    ‘Frustrated’ Congress raising a ‘non-issue’: BJP on Swaraj row

    Chennai: Hitting back at Congress over the Lalit Modi travel documents row, BJP today said the opposition party was “frustrated” and had shown its “complete bankruptcy” by using a “non-issue” to target External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

  • Lalu-Prasad-Yadav

    The 5% Poison Pill For Lalu Yadav

    “I am ready to consume poison to crush the snake of communalism,” said Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, almost conjuring up an image of Lord Shiva with the serpent Vasuki coiled around his neck. Lalu Yadav’s insinuation was that, to save the state of Bihar from the venom of BJP’s communalism, he was ready to accept the leadership of his once arch rival and current Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar for the

  • Sadananda Gowda

    ‘Ram temple, Art 370 on BJP agenda, but focus is development’

    New Delhi: Ram temple in Ayodhya and abrogation of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, continue to be on BJP’s agenda but any decision on them can be taken only after wide consultations, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said. He also said the present focus of the Narendra Modi government is on good governance and development, which were ignored in the past 10 years by the previous UPA government. “Already I

  • Woman killed, husband injured in road accident

    Bhabhua: A woman was killed and her husband injured today after a bike they were riding met with a road accident in Bihar’s Kaimur district, a police officer said. The incident took place near Dewalia village. The couple was trapped under the wheel of a speeding dumper after their bike lost control and collided with the said vehicle, Ramgarh police station in-charge Shashi Bhushan Thakur said. While the 52 year-old woman Sandhya Kumari died on the