Free Press Journal
  • Heavy overnight rains in parts of Uttarakhand

    Dehradun: Heavy overnight rains coupled with high speed winds occurred today at isolated places in Uttarakhand including Dehradun, uprooting trees and affecting power supply. There was no power throughout last night at many places in the state capital already reeling under high humidity levels.

  • 3 held for trying to enter Lokayukta office

    Bhopal: Three activists were today detained when they tried to meet Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta, retired Supreme Court Justice P P Naolekar here to request him to step down and refuse an extension by the state government. Under a ‘Lokayukta Go Home Campaign’ launched today by different social organisations here, the activists are requesting Naolekar to quit the post of Lokayukta as he has been in the chair for last six years.

  • MHA insisting on yearly police verification of journalists

    New Delhi: Departing from the past practice, the Home Ministry is now insisting that journalists accredited with the Press Information Bureau (PIB) will have to get their police verification done every year for renewal, a move that may make it difficult for the scribes to have easy access to central ministries and departments. The Home Ministry has asked PIB to ensure that all government accredited journalists, numbering over 2,500, must have police verification

  • Sri Lanka level series with Pak after seven-wicket win

    Colombo : Sri Lanka overcame a looming threat of rain and a brief batting stutter to claim a seven-wicket win over Pakistan and level the series on the final day of the second Test in Colombo. Chasing a paltry target of 153, Sri Lanka pushed stroke-player Kithuruwan Vithanage ahead to open the innings as he made a brisk 34 off 23 balls to give the hosts an initial thrust before his dismissal. Veteran batsman

  • Blast, Chad

    Twin blasts in Chad claim 11 lives

    New York : Twin blasts have rocked N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, killing 11 people, said witnesses. According to Fox News, the first explosion was heard early today in the Dinguessou neighborhood of N’Djamena while the second took place six minutes later, said Souleymane Brahim, a local resident. He said that the first explosion which took place at around 5:10 a.m. was followed by gunfire. The residents said that the bodies of five police officials

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    Ajinkya Rahane named captain of India for Zimbabwe tour

    New Delhi : Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed as the captain of the Indian squad for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour, the BCCI confirmed on Monday. The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the BCCI decided to rest senior players Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and Suresh Raina. India is scheduled to play three ODIs and two T20 Internationals against the African nation starting from 10 July 2015. Meanwhile, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh has been

  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi would humiliate me during training: Puyol

    Madrid: Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol revealed he would get humiliated by an “unstoppable” teammate Lionel Messi in training sessions at the Spanish football club. The former Barcelona captain retired from the game in 2014 after he and Messi shared six league titles and three Champions League crowns with the Catalan side.  The 37-year-old has recalled a time when he had to be told to tone down his physical approach during one

  • Fear of death

    Fear of death makes people ultra sensitive

    London: Scientists have shown what happens inside our brain when we think our life may be over. The discovery was made during tests on passengers who escaped death when their plane ran out of fuel over the Atlantic, Daily Mail reported. Led by Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute, the study focused on passengers who were aboard Air Transat Flight 236, which was headed for Lisbon from Toronto but ran out of fuel due

  • Aids

    Longer secondary education protects against HIV infection

    Washington: Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of contracting HIV, particularly for girls, according to a new study conducted in Botswana. The researchers found that pupils in Botswana who stayed in school for an extra year of secondary school had an 8 percentage point lower risk of HIV infection a decade later, from about 25 per cent to about 17 per cent infected.

  • 3-D heart printed

    First 3-D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques

    Washington: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have successfully produced the first 3-D anatomic model of a patient’s heart using two common imaging techniques, aiming to enhance diagnosis and surgical planning. The 3D model printing of patients’ hearts has become more common in recent years as part of an emerging, experimental field devoted to enhanced visualisation of individual cardiac structures and characteristics.

  • India, China Border

    82 percent of roads along China border unfinished 

    New Delhi: In 2006-07, India approved the construction of 73 strategic roads along the Sino-Indian border, but 82 percent of these – scheduled to be ready by 2012 – are unfinished. The new deadline: 2018.

  • Chad nabs 60 suspected militants after twin suicide bombings

    Johannesburg : Chad has reportedly nabbed 60 suspected militants and busted a terror cell involved in the twin suicide bombings that took place in the African nation’s capital, N’Djamena, the chief prosecutor of the central African nation said. Prosecutor Alghassim Khamis said that those arrested were from Chad, Cameroon, Mali and Nigeria, reported News24. The blasts that targeted the police headquarters and one of its academies in N’Djamena killed 34 people, including four suspected

  • David Cameron

    Will beat terror threat, says David Cameron after ‘Bloody Friday’

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday promised a “full spectrum response” to Islamist extremism, after British tourists were killed in attack on “Bloody Friday” on a Tunisian beach resort. The killings were “absolutely horrific”, but the terror threat would be beaten. “This is, I think, going to be the struggle of our generation and we have to fight it with everything we can,” Cameron told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.  A total

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    Raje illegally occupying Dholpur Palace: Ramesh

    New Delhi: Keeping up the heat on the Lalitgate issue, Congress today accused Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje of “forcible, illegal occupation” of the Dholpur Palace along with Lalit Modi through a private company.

  • Nikki Haley

    Indian American Nikki Haley championing fight to bring down Confederate flag

    Washington : In the ongoing debate over the significance of the Confederate flag in the United States, Indian American Nikki Haley has emerged as a civil rights champion. Haley has come a long way, from being unable to qualify to become either the white or the black pageant queen and facing ethnic slurs from her own party when standing for elections, to becoming the South Carolina Governor. She has taken up one of

  • Bangladesh HC strikes down Khaleda Zia’s petition, paving way for graft trial

    Dhaka : A Bangladesh high court has reportedly cleared way for a lower court to continue proceedings against Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case by striking down a petition filed by the opposition leader.The petition asked the court to expunge the deposition of the investigation officer (IO) in the case, reported The Daily Star. The verdict was passed by a bench comprising Justice Mohammed Moinul

  • Pakistan military preparing for final push in anti-terrorism fight

    Karachi : Pakistan’s military is preparing for a final push in its fight against terrorism in the coming weeks. According to Dawn News, the military said that the offensive, that was launched one year back to eradicate strongholds of Taliban and other militants in North Waziristan tribal area, is 90 percent done. The army is now placing troops around the Shawal Valley, a key location close to the Afghan border that is home to

  • India women need to tighten defense ahead of Netherlands clash

    Antwerp (Belgium): The Indian women’s hockey team needs to plug the gaps in its defensive structure when going into attack, ahead of their quarterfinal clash against reigning World Cup and Olympic champions The Netherlands in the World League Semifinals here tomorrow. In their enthusiasm, the Indian eves are allowing the defensive structure to fall apart when going into the attack and such lapses could prove terribly expensive against The Netherlands.

  • K M Mani

    LDF walkout over Vigilance move to close case against Mani

    Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition LDF today staged a walkout in Kerala Assembly in protest against denial of permission for adjournment motion seeking discussion over state Vigilance department’s decision not to prosecute Finance Minister K M Mani in the bar bribery scam.

  • HDFC Bank launches ’30-min auto’, ’15-min 2-wheeler’ loans

    New Delhi: Country’s second largest private sector lender HDFC Bank today launched ’30-min auto’ and ’15-min 2-wheeler’ loan schemes, for which customers have to provide only their biometric details. “The 30-minute auto loan is available for HDFC Bank customers, as well as others. With this technology-enabled solution, loans for two-wheelers can also be approved within 15 minutes,” the Bank said in a release.