Free Press Journal
  • Two Tripura youths die after consuming spurious liquor

    Agartala: Two youths died in Tripura after they consumed spurious liquor, police said here Saturday. The victims were Rabindra Barma, 34 and Raju Paul, 35.  “The two youths, both are friends, died on Friday night at Kalyanpur under Khowai district (in Western Tripura) after drinking spurious liquor,” a police officer said.  Police recovered the bodies of the youths from a lonely place a little away from their homes.

  • EVMs to display images along with names, symbols

    Agartala: To ensure greater transparency and avoid confusion in the minds of voters, the Election Commission has decided that electronic voting machines (EVMs) would henceforth display images of the contestants along with their names and party symbols. The new system would be operational for the first time during the June 27 byelections to six assembly constituencies in five states – Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Tripura.

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    Shuttlers Sai, Jwala-Ashwini, Manu-Sumeeth in US Open semis

    New York: Indian singles shuttler B. Sai Praneeth and the doubles pairs of Manu Attri/B. Sumeeth Reddy and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa advanced to the semifinals of the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold at the Suffolk County Community College here.

  • Fernando Alonso

    FIA punishes Fernando Alonso with 20-place grid penalty

    Paris: The International Automobile Federation (FIA) confirmed a 20-place grid penalty against McLaren’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso and a 10-place penalty against Australian Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo at the Austrian Grand Prix for engine changes.

  • Dornier aircraft, Search Operation

    No clue about missing Coast Guard aircraft

    Chennai: The search for an Indian Coast Guard Dornier plane that went missing along with three crew members aboard entered 12th day on Saturday with no clue about its whereabouts, officials said.  The plane went missing on June 8 and a search operation is underway since then to trace it.  In a statement issued here, the Coast Guard said that sustained efforts to search and locate the missing aircraft are continuing round-the-clock

  • State hospital beds in West Bengal to rise to 80,000 in 2015

    Kolkata : The West Bengal government will be adding 17,000 hospital beds this year to the existing 63,000 to boost delivery of health care facilities, an official said here. “During 2015-16, we will add another 17,000 beds which will cost Rs.2,600 crore,” state’s Health Secretary Malay De told mediapersons here on the sidelines of an event organised by CII here.  The total number of beds thus will increase to 80 thousand. He

  • Jammu Kashmir Govt gave Rs 1.73 cr assistance to 3 pvt schools: CAG

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government diverted Rs 1.73 crore special plan assistance from Centre for state-run schools to three private educational institutions in Kashmir and Ladakh regions resulting in “misutilisation” of funds, the Comptroller amd Auditor General said. “The payment of unjustified cash assistance to (three) private schools from out of special plan assistance from Government of India for improvement and upgradation of infrastructure in government schools resulted in misutilisation of Rs 1.73 crores,” Comptroller and Auditor General

  • Ashwini Chaubey

    Congress protests against Ashwini Chaubey’s remark on Sonia, Rahul

    Buxar (Bihar) : Congress workers staged a protest on Saturday against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ashwini Chaubey for his alleged remarks against party president Sonia Gandhi and its vice-president Rahul Gandhi. The protestors shouted slogans denouncing Chaubey and carried placards with messages demanding his apology. According to reports, Chaubey had earlier described Sonia Gandhi as mythical demonic character ‘Putana’ and called Rahul Gandhi a ‘Parrot’.

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    Serbia beat Brazil to claim FIFA U-20 World Cup

    Wellington: Serbia left it late to win their first FIFA Under-20 World Cup title, with Nemanja Maksimovic grabbing a dramatic extra time winner to seal 2-1 victory here on Saturday. He had earlier set up Stanisa Mandic to open the scoring before substitute Andreas Pereira sent the game to extra time with a leveller for Brazil, who dominated possession but were undone by swift Serbian counter-attacks.

  • Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia to participate in International Yoga Day

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia will be taking part in the International Yoga Day celebrations set to take place in Rajpath tomorrow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would kick-start the much-awaited event in the national capital, where over 40,000 people are expected to participate. The United Nations declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga after adopting a measure proposed by Prime Minister Modi. Modi had

  • Poor Sleep

    Less sleep? Blame easy access to electricity

    Washington : As per a new study, easy access to electricity and artificial light triggers a measurable reduction in human sleep. University of Washington research, comparing traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting, is the first study to document this relationship in the field.
    Lead author Horacio de la Iglesia said that everything they found feeds what they had predicted from laboratory or intervention studies, where researchers manipulate certain aspects of light exposure, but

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi calls up UP brothers who cracked IIT test, promises help

    New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today spoke to two brothers from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, who have cracked the IIT entrance test, over the phone and assured them all help. Raju (18) and Brijesh (19), sons of a daily wager, have cleared the IIT Advanced examinations earlier this week but faced financial odds to pursue their dream. “Congratulations to all those who cracked the IIT. Spoke to Brijesh & Raju from Pratapgarh on their tremendous

  • Why you should never text while walking

    London : A teenage girl, who tripped on road and got her entire leg wedged in a storm drain while texting, has become the best example of why is it hazardous to text while walking. The girl, who has not been named, was focused on her mobile phone walking down the street in Mianyang City, in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the Mirror has reported. Although passers-by stopped to help, she was completely stuck until

  • Google

    Google starts removing revenge porn from search results

    Washington : Google has started removing revenge porn from search results on the engine that will limit access to sexually explicit pictures that were shared without their subject’s consent. According to The Verge, a web form will be opened by Google wherein people can request the removal of pictures showing them nude or in sexually explicit situations that they did not agree to have published.
    The changes in Google’s policy

  • Facebook

    Facebook’s new facial recognition app ‘Moments’ will not be launched in Europe

    Washington : Facebook’s new app Moments will not be launched in Europe as the company fears that European regulators will object to its use of facial recognition. According to The Verge, Facebook launched Moments earlier this week. The app uses facial recognition technology to dig up forgotten snaps of friends from camera roll.
    Facebook’s head of policy in Europe, Richard Allan said that there was no “opt-in mechanism” so it is

  • Five Maoists arrested in Bihar

    Patna: Five Maoists were on Saturday arrested in Bihar’s Arwal district during combing operations ahead of the upcoming assembly polls, police said.  Arwal Superintendent of Police Manavjeet Singh Dhillon said they have also recovered arms and ammunition from the arrested Maoists.  “A team of security forces raided Rampur Chauram village in the district and arrested after receiving a tip off,” Dhillon said.  He said the arrested Maoists are being interrogated.  Arwal is

  • Kapil Sharma’s ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ to release on September 25

    Mumbai: Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma’s debut film “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon” will hit the screens on September 25. Directed by popular duo Abbas-Mustan, the comic family entertainer also stars Arbaaz Khan, Manjari Fadnis, Simran Kaur Mundi and Elli Avram. It will be introducing Sai Lokur. The film is produced by Ratan Jain, Ganesh Jain and Abbas-Mustan under their banner Venus Records & Tapes Pvt Ltd in association with Abbas

  • Two people injured in minor explosion in Kolkata

    Kolkata: Two people were injured on Saturday in an explosion in a school campus at Dum Dum cantonment area of Kolkata. The explosion is said to be a minor one. Further details are awaited.