Free Press Journal
  • Militant Killed,

    Militant hideout busted in J-K, arms cache seized

    Jammu: Security forces today busted a militant hideout and seized a cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. On a specific information, Army troops and Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a joint search operation in Jangalwar area and busted a hideout, a defence spokesperson said.

  • GST

    Congress dismisses reports of deal on GST Bill

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday dismissed reports that it offered to ensure smooth passage of Goods and Services Tax Bill in parliament if the government removed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

  • Air India flight delayed: RJD asks Fadnavis to issue public apology

    New Delhi: Asserting that those elected by the people should not behave like kings, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday criticized Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over reports that an Air India flight from Mumbai to New York was delayed by nearly an hour on account of a member of his entourage and said that he should tender an apology for it.

  • India Sensex

    Healthy macro data buoys markets; Sensex gains 240 points

    Mumbai: A slew of positive macro economic data coupled with factoring-in of Greece loan default, led the Indian equity markets to make healthy gains during the mid-afternoon session on Wednesday.

  • Apple beat 1

    Apple’s first radio venture Apple’s Beats 1 launched

    London : Apple’s Beats 1 radio station, which is the tech giant’s first venture in radio, has recently launched its first show from Los Angeles with host Zane Lowe. The former Radio 1 DJ premiered singer Pharrell William’s track ‘Freedom’ during the show and played hit ‘City’ by the Manchester band Spring King as the show’s first song, reported the BBC. Moreover, rapper Drake, Pharrell William and Sir Elton John are also lined up

  • Brain

    How exercise can keep your brain young while you age

    Washington DC : In a new study, researchers have shown that endurance exercise may help prevent cognitive decline, keeping your brain working fully as you age. University of Texas researchers attempted to determine the correlation between a person’s cardio fitness and cognitive function in middle-aged adults, and tested the participants by engaging them in moderate or strenuous aerobic exercise for at least four days or seven hours a week, while the sedentary subjects

  • Your coffee cuppa can give your legs a kick

    Washington DC: A new study has found that having coffee before hitting the gym enhances physical performance and makes legs stronger. The study examined young adults, who consumed two and three cups of coffee and then cycled using their legs and arms, and found that caffeine improved leg muscle performance but had no effect on arms. It also decreased sensations of pain in both legs and arms when the exercise was at a moderate

  • black-hole

    Nearby black hole wakes up after 26 years

    Washington DC : A NASA satellite has detected a brief, super-bright, high-energy flare, an X-ray nova, erupting from a star system 8,000 light-years away from Earth named V404 Cygni. This system is in the constellation Cygnus and includes a black hole and a star just slightly smaller than the Sun. This black hole has been known to burp up an X-ray nova occasionally, but it had been slumbering since 1989 until the detection

  • Dwayne Bravo

    Bravo not keen on Tests after meeting West Indies coach

    Port of Spain (Trinidad): All-rounder Dwayne Bravo says a meeting with West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has not convinced him that he should return to Test cricket because player conditions have not improved. The outspoken Trinidad and Tobago cricketer says the incentives to return to Test cricket are not appealing enough and that player conditions have gotten worse. Bravo, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard met with Simmons who had expressed an interest

  • India, Women Hockey

    Rio dream still alive as Indian eves face Italy in play-offs

    Antwerp (Belgium): A day after being thrashed 0-7 by top-ranked The Netherlands, India are still nurturing the Olympic qualification dream as they brace for a play-off fixture against lowly Italy in the women’s Hockey World League Semifinals, here tomorrow. For the Rio Olympic dream to sustain, India will have to come out victorious in tomorrow’s 5-8 position classification match against Italy, who showed their mettle in the quarterfinal encounter with Australia.

  • Facebook

    7 booked over ‘objectionable’ Facebook post

    Bahraich: Seven youths have been booked for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by posting objectionable content on social networking site Facebook, police said today. An FIR was lodged yesterday under sections 153B, 295A, 504 of the IPC and the IT Act against the seven persons including Vipul Singh, who wrote the post and has been arrested, police said.

  • Dayanidhi Maran

    BSNL telecom case: CBI questions Dayanidhi Maran

    New Delhi: CBI today questioned former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran in connection with a case of allegedly using over 300 high data capacity BSNL telecom lines at his Boat House residence in Chennai. He appeared for questioning at 11 AM at the agency headquarters here and was being examined by a team of officials of Special Task Force of CBI which is handling the investigation in the case, CBI sources said.

  • Sepp Blatter

    FIFA boss Sepp Blatter to skip Women’s WC final

    London : FIFA’s embattled president Sepp Blatter will not be attending the Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday citing ‘personal reasons’. The 79-year-old, who was re-elected FIFA president at the body’s meeting in Zurich, had earlier planned to attend the event.  Blatter’s lawyer Richard Cullen confirmed that FIFA senior vice-president Issa Hayatou would attend the match instead, the BBC reported. Blatter had earlier announced that he would step down as president

  • CR collects Rs 2.82 crore in ticket checking drive

    Nagpur: The Nagpur division of Central Railway (CR) collected Rs 2.82 crore during a special ticket checking drive recently. From April 1 to May 30, as many as 60,844 cases of improper tickets were found and Rs 2.82 crore was collected from users as fine, a release from Central Railway, Nagpur division, said here.

  • Joko Widodo

    Indonesia plane crash: Joko Widodo calls for ‘fundamental overhaul’ of military weaponry

    New York : Indonesia President Joko Widodo has called for a ‘fundamental overhaul’ of the management of military weaponry in the country in the wake of a military plane crash that killed 140 people onboard. President Widodo said that the country could no longer simply buy weapons but should focus on modernising the weapon systems too, ABC News reported. The statement came shortly after Indonesia’s Air Force chief Air Marshal Agus Supriatna stated that

  • gay Marriage

    Indian student gets US fellowship for LGBT research

    Washington: An Indian student has received an LGBT scholarship from California University to investigate how political tensions have led to the proliferation of new notions of sexual identity in Tamil Nadu.

  • Indian-fishermen

    TN fishermen go on indefinite fast

    Rameswaram (TN): About 250 fishermen began an indefinite fast in front of the bus stand here today, demanding the release of 14 fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan navy since June 2, and also their boats. N J Bose, president of the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Fishermen’s Association, told reporters that 19 boats in the custody of the Sri Lankan government had been totally damaged as they had been anchored and not

  • Naresh Agarwal

    BJP, Congress two sides of the same coin in corruption: Naresh Agarwal

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress are two sides of the same coin as far as corruption is concerned. “Congress and BJP are two sides of a coin. The BJP is facing so many allegations of corruption and the Congress was equally corrupt during their regime,” said Agarwal.