Free Press Journal
  • Immunisation_vaccination_drive

    Facts Belie Minister’s Immunisation Prediction

    Health Minister J P Nadda sparked scepticism when he declared on June 30 that India would reach the universal immunisation target, or 95% of all children, by the end of 2016. The disbelief gets credence because less than four months ago Nadda told Parliament it would take five years to immunise 90% of India’s children.

  • Vaiko

    Vaiko calls for protection to be accorded to Mullaperiyar Dam

    Chennai : Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) general secretary Vaiko on Saturday called for protection to be accorded to the Mullaperiyar Dam on the Periyar River, claiming that the Kerala government wants to destroy it. “The Kerala government and all Kerala parties want to demolish the Mullaperiyar Dam which provides solace to lakhs of people in Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu Police or the CISF should be given responsibility to protect the dam,”

  • Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt

    Will celebrate when Sanjay completes jail term: Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will be truly happy when his actor friend Sanjay Dutt leaves the jail for good. Asked if he will party with Dutt, who is serving sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, as the latter will be coming out of the jail soon, Salman said “what news you have is not complete. He will come out… on furlough. But when he comes out after finishing his sentence, then he will be

  • Salman Khan

    No marriage for now, says Salman Khan

    Mumbai: His fans may be waiting for years to see Bollywood superstar Salman Khan tie the knot but the popular actor is in no mood to get married anytime soon thoughhe strongly believes in love. Salman always comes up with a playful answer everytime the marriage question is asked. He recently said that he was open to the idea of arrange marriage but when asked last night about what qualities does he look for in

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Kiren Rijiju flight issue: Civil Aviation Ministry must conduct fair investigation, says RJD

    New Delhi : The Rashtriya Janata Dal on Saturday urged the Civil Aviation Ministry to conduct a fair probe into the Kiren Rijiju issue, where Air India offloaded three passengers to make way for the Minister of State for Home. “The way it came in the media, that there were streaks of VVIP culture and that people were offloaded… If the Civil Aviation Ministry gives a clean chit simply on the basis on

  • Belgium, India Hockey

    Belgium thrash India 4-0 to reach final of Hockey World League

    Antwerp (Belgium) : The Indian men’ s hockey team suffered a 0-4 loss at the hands of the aggressive Belgium side as they succumbed to pressure in the semi-final of the Hockey World League (HWL) here on Friday. The fourth ranked team continued with their aggressive intent, with striker Florent van Aubel scoring three goals and Tanguy Cosyns scoring one at the KHC Dragons Stadium in Antwerp. Despite dominating the first half of the

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Modi invites tech enthusiasts to partake in a ‘Digital Dialogue’

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the ‘overwhelming’ response he has received on the ‘Digital India’ initiative has inspired him to hold a ‘Digital Dialogue’ with the tech enthusiasts of the country. The Prime Minister shared his views via a series of tweets. “You, me & a #DigitalDialogue! Would love to hear your thoughts, insights & views on #DigitalIndia initiative. Come, let us talk digital.” “The overwhelming response along with

  • Pakistan, Train Accident

    Pakistan train accident: 19 bodies recovered from canal

    Islamabad: The bodies of all the 19 people who died when four coaches of an army train fell into a canal while crossing a bridge in Pakistan’s Gujranwala district have been recovered, a media report said.  Pakistan Railway teams pulled out three coaches from the water. The train’s locomotive, however, could not be retrieved.  Four army officers were among the dead and their bodies were sent to their native towns after funeral

  • Mosquito bite

    Scientists track genetic race between humans and mosquitoes

    Los Angeles: Mosquitoes are likely to evolve resistance against insecticides or unfavourable climate conditions typica l in their local environment, according to a new study. The study suggests that understanding the genomes of these populations could help inform agencies which pesticides are likely to be most effective against them. Scientists studying mosquitoes in various types of environments in the US and in Russia found that between 5 and 20 per cent of a mosquito population’s genome is

  • Amarnath Yatra

    Amarnath Yatra: Third batch begins journey

    Jammu: Another batch of around 2,000 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra left from here on Saturday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley. “The third batch of 1,849 pilgrims, including 406 women and 25 children, left Jammu in buses, taxis and private vehicles in a convoy for the Shri Amarnathji Yatra today (Saturday),” a senior police official told IANS here.  The official said the convoy of pilgrims started from the Bhagwati

  • Ex-CJI Sabharwal passes away

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal passed away here last evening. 73-year-old Justice Sabharwal is survived by two sons Chetan and Nitin. The cremation will take place today. Justice Sabharwal was CJI from November 1, 2005 to January 13, 2007. He was elevated as an additional judge of the Delhi High Court in 1986 and became its permanent judge in April 1987. From Delhi High Court, he went to Bombay High Court as

  • Sleeping

    Poor sleeping habits linked to low self control

    New York: Poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals’ personal and professional lives, a new study has found. Researchers from Clemson University in the US found thata sleep-deprived individual is at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making.

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi

    Confident about renewed energy in India-US ties: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the people of US on the occasion of their 239th Independence Day and said he was “extremely excited and confident about the renewed energy” in India-US ties. “Dearest sisters and brothers of US, on the occasion of Independence Day, I convey my warm wishes to you all. The ties between India and US are time tested and connected by shared values. We are both

  • Brendon McCullum

    Brilliant Brendon McCullum sets T20 Blast record

    London: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum’s explosive hitting saw him set a new record in the English T20 Blast competition with a blistering 158 not out off 64 balls for his countty Warwickshire. The 33-year-old flayed the Derbyshire attack, bringing his century up off 42 balls and his final total yesterday equalled a previous score he hit for Kolkata Knight Riders in the first-ever IPL match in 2008 — that one coming off 73 balls. McCullum’s innings

  • Hema Malini, accident

    Hema Malini discharged from hospital

    Jaipur: Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, who was injured and admitted to hospital after her Mercedes collided with another car in Dausa district, was today discharged from hospital. “On the request of family members, she was discharged around 9:30 AM”, a spokesperson of Fortis Hospital told PTI. The 66-year-old actress had undergone a surgery for her wounds at the hospital yesterday. She was also treated for a minor fracture on her nose.

  • Sepp Blatter

    FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Sepp Blatter from final

    Vancouver: FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women’s World Cup final, saying the winning captain won’t care who hands over the championship trophy. “That Mr. Blatter and Mr. Valcke are not here, I think that’s another topic, but for women’s football and the tournament itself I think they deserve the best ever ending of the tournament. … Who hands the trophy

  • Any cross-border infiltrations will be dealt with, assures Lt. Gen. K H Singh

    Rajouri, (Jammu and Kashmir) : General Officer Commanding of Nagrota-based 16 Corps, Lieutenant General K H Singh on Saturday warned that militants are trying to cross the Line of Control (LoC) to create problems during the Amarnath Yatra, and assured that any such intentions of infiltration will be dealt with. “We are aware that militants are trying to cross the border to create problems during the Amarnath Yatra. Let me assure you that

  • No MLA demanded pay hike, only expressed concern: AAP

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj on Saturday said that no party MLA has demanded pay hike. “There are financial challenges for many of our MLAs, those who left jobs and those who are studying. There is no demand of pay hike by AAP MLAs. It is just a concern expressed by some MLAs,” he told ANI. Detailed story to follow.

  • Barkha Shukla Singh

    MPs must allocate funds to ensure construction of toilets: Barkha Shukla

    New Delhi : Dubbing the Dumka incident, wherein a 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide after her parents turned down her request to construct a toilet as unfortunate, Congress leader Barkha Singh Shukla on Saturday said that Member of Parliaments should allocate funds to ensure that toilets are built in every house. “It is unfortunate that a girl committed suicide only because there was no toilet at her home. Poverty is one of the

  • Islamic States

    PM Modi Govt. has made extensive attempts to ensure ISIS does not enter India: BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday hailed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre for its extensive attempts to ensure that dreaded terror group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), does not gain a foothold in the country. “From the time Prime Minister Modi assumed office, there have been sincere, extensive attempts to ensure that IS does not gain a foothold in the country. All the