Free Press Journal
  • Saturn

    Rare triple crescent moons of Saturn captured

    Washington: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, on a study mission to Saturn since 1997, has captured a rare triple crescent moons sighting on Saturn. Saturn has nine named moons and as many as 53 natural satellites in its orbit.  As the multiple moons wax and wane in light, they create a mesmerising image. Such a triple crescent moon sighting was captured by Cassini in March, but has just now been released by NASA,

  • Indian-fishermen

    113 Indian fishermen set free by Pak arrive in Gujarat

    Vadodara: 113 Indian fishermen, who were released from Pakistan jails on June 19, have arrived here. The fishermen, who were apprehended by Pakistan marine security in the last one to three years from Arabian sea in Kutch district, bordering Pakistan, arrived at Vadodara from Amritsar last night and embarked to their respective villages on the same night.

  • M K Stalin

    Stalin backs Karnataka Govt. court move against Jayalalithaa

    Chennai: DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin on Tuesday backed the Karnataka Government’s move to file an appeal in the Supreme Court challenging Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa’s acquittal in connection with a disproportionate assets case, saying this would help people to get justice.

  • Cockroach

    Cockroach-inspired robot can navigate cluttered environs

    New York: Researchers have taken inspiration from cockroaches to create a robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through a densely cluttered environment. Fitted with the characteristic rounded shell of the discoid cockroach, the running robot can perform a roll manoeuvre to slip through gaps between grass-like vertical beam obstacles without the need for additional sensors or motors.  “We showed that our robot can traverse grass-like beam obstacles at high

  • Narendra Modi

    Lalitgate: PM Narendra Modi losing political capital by being silent

    Jaipur: Stepping up attack on BJP leadership over Lalit Modi controversy, Congress today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was losing political capital by trying to protect foreign minister and Rajasthan chief minister through his continued silence on the “indefensible issue”.

  • Narayana guru body to provide ‘issue-based’ support to VHP

    Kochi: SNDP Yogam, founded by saint-reformer Sree Narayana Guru, has extended “issue-based support” to VHP on matters concerning interest of backward Hindus, particularly the Ezhava community. The Left parties, however, took a dim view of the SNDP’s move towards ‘Hindutva forces”, arguing that it went totally against the ideals of Sree Narayana Guru whose central message was “one caste, one religion, one god for man”.

  • Twitter

    Twitter wants a ‘full-time’ CEO

    New York: In what could be read as a subtle message to co-founder Jack Dorsey, Twitter said it is looking for a CEO with a “full-time commitment” to run the service.  The board has formed a search committee and hired executive search firm Spencer Stuart to find outgoing CEO Dick Costolo’s replacement.  The board said it will be looking at candidates both inside and outside of Twitter and would take the time

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook worth more than Walmart!

    New York: Believe it or not, Facebook is now worth more than the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. In just three years as a public company, Facebook has pipped Walmart in terms of net worth. Over the last year, Facebook’s stock has jumped roughly 30 percent and the climb has added more than $65 billion to its market value, bringing it to more than $236 billion, just above Walmart’s $235 billion, reported Quartz.

  • Hooch tragedy

    Hooch tragedy: Civic hospital ill-equipped to handle patients

    Mumbai: Days after the Malad hooch tragedy claimed over 100 lives, health officials have woken up to the reality that civic hospital and private clinics in the vicinity did not have proper infrastructure to cope with the huge flow of patients. Dr Mangesh Budhkar, Deputy Medical Superintendent at Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali conceded that they did not have dialysis facility and hence the hospital administration had to shift few victims to nearby facilities or clinics. “In

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav - Nitish Kumar

    Lalu Prasad Yadav – Nitish Kumar show bonhomie vow to send BJP packing in Bihar

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad today came together at a platform for the first time after announcement of secular front for coming Bihar poll and promised to send BJP packing in state election. The two who buried their hatchet to come together for Bihar poll targeted BJP and showed bonhomie among them. The occasion was Hindustan Samagam Programme to discuss agenda for Bihar. Earlier on two occasions, despite being scheduled, the two

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    IIT: CM thanks media for bringing UP brothers into spotlight

    Lucknow: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today thanked the media for highlighting the financial hardships faced by two brothers from Pratapgarh who recently cracked the prestigious IIT entrance exam and said that his government will provide help to any such case brought to his notice. Raju (18) and Brijesh (19), sons of a daily wager from Rehua Lalganj village in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh, recently cleared the IIT Advanced examinations. Raju secured 167th rank in his first

  • Vasundhara Raje

    Lalitgate: Congress asks Rajasthan CM Raje to resign on ‘moral grounds’

    New Delhi : Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje must resign on moral and legal grounds, to allow for a clear investigation into her alleged links with former IPL boss Lalit Modi. “The BJP is saying that till the time documents aren’t verified, they won’t ask CM Raje to step down. But who will verify them?,” asked Pilot. “She (CM Vasundhara Raje) must resign on moral and legal

  • Sohrabuddin’s brother, 4 others held for trying to grab land

    Ratlam (MP): Five persons, including Riyazuddin, brother of Sohrabuddin Sheikh who was killed in a fake encounter in Gujarat, have been arrested for allegedly trying to grab land by forging papers at a village here, police said today. A complaint was filed by one Barkat Bhai and his sisters to Ratlam Superintendent of Police Avinash Sharma following which a team under Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Neha Bharti was constituted and dispatched to Dharad village where

  • Sonia condoles death of Sister Nirmala

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday condoled the death of Mother Teresa’s successor Sister Nirmala. Sister Nirmala, 81, who succeeded Mother Teresa as superior general of the Missionaries of Charity, died in Kolkata on Tuesday.  In a message, Gandhi described her as a worthy successor of Mother Teresa and said that Sister Nirmala will be deeply missed by the millions, whose lives she touched in service of humanity.

  • molestation

    Man held for trying to molest girl

    Namakkal: A man was today arrested on charges of trying to molest a 14-year-old girl near here, police said. The man, who had come to milk the cow at her home in the morning, allegedly tried to molest her but the girl managed to escape and informed her parents, police said. He was arrested and remanded to judicial custody, police added.

  • Gold seized

    Gold seized at Vizag airport reveals new tactic by gangs

    Visakhapatnam: The seizure of 63 kg gold at Visakhapatnam international airport has revealed a new strategy adopted by smuggling gangs to conceal the yellow metal in consumer electronic goods and landing at less frequented airports. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized the gold valued at Rs.16.85 crore from 56 passengers arriving from Malaysia and Singapore in the early hours of Monday.  DRI officials said Chennai-based gangs were bringing the precious metal in

  • Narendra Modi

    Saddened by Sister Nirmala’s demise: PM Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his deepest condolences to the Missionaries of Charity family on the passing away of Sister Nirmala. “Sister Nirmala’s life was devoted to service, caring for the poor and underprivileged. Saddened by her demise. May her soul rest in peace,” he tweeted. “My deepest condolences to the Missionaries of Charity family on the passing away of Sister Nirmala,” he added. Nirmala Joshi, better known as Sister

  • Shiv Sena praises PM for Yoga Day; says no issue in commodification

    Mumbai: Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for successfully carrying out the Yoga Day celebrations in Delhi, Shiv Sena today said ‘commodifying’ Yoga will not harm the ancient practice, instead it will increase tourism and generate employment. “The Prime Minister says that Yoga should not be used as some sort of business. What can we say about it ? The PM considers himself a trader. He has said time and again that he is a Gujarati

  • Jayalalithaa

    Karnataka government moves SC against Jaya’s acquittal in DA case

    New Delhi : The Karnataka government today moved the Supreme Court challenging the state high court verdict acquitting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. The state government in its appeal, filed through advocate Joseph Aristotle, has sought setting aside of the Karnataka HC order and also pleaded that the disqualification of the AIADMK chief be restored. It has also alleged that it did not get ample opportunity to put forth its

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    Kurds capture key military base from IS in Raqqa

    London : Kurdish forces backed by US-led airstrikes have captured a key military base from Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Syria in the group’s self-declared capital of Raqqa. According to BBC, the Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) was backed by other rebel groups along with US-led airstrikes. The move by Kurdish forces comes a week after they seized a Syrian border crossing with Turkey from the militants. Kurdish forces now have complete control of