Free Press Journal
  • robotic eel

    Giant robots from Japan, US to face off

    Tokyo: Japanese robot manufacturer Suidobashi Heavy Industries has accepted a challenge from US competitor Megabot to participate in a duel of giant robots, Efe news agency reported.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Vyapam: Congress only interested in ‘politics of death’, BJP

    New Delhi: With the Congress seeking a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into Vyapam scam, BJP today accused the Opposition party of practicing “politics of death”, insisting that only judiciary can take a final decision about any form of investigation.

  • Kailash-Vijayvargiya

    Battling crises, BJP to tone up its communication strategy

    New Delhi: Battling a series of crisis, BJP has moved to tone up its communication strategy by setting up first of its kind ‘media relations’ as well as ‘political feedback and response’ departments. The party has brought in people, who it believes will be of help in its communication strategy, to man the two departments, including senior journalist M J Akbar and general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, seen as a competent hand in political

  • Vyapam scam

    Will not call deaths as ‘mysterious’: Vyapam SIT Chief

    Bhopal: The series of deaths of those associated with the Vyapam scam do not look “mysterious” but come forth as “abnormal”, the chief of Special Investigation Team (SIT) monitoring the probe into the case said today. Justice (retired) Chandresh Bhushan told TV news channels that he has asked the Special Task Force (STF) constituted to probe the admission and recruitment scam to “enquire” into these cases and tell the SIT how “these fellows

  • Court raps finance company for adopting illegal procedure

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has rapped a finance company for forcibly taking away a man’s loaned vehicle, selling it off at a meager amount without the owner’s knowledge and initiating arbitration proceedings to recover dues. The court said the procedure adopted by Shri Ram Transport Finance Company Ltd was illegal being in violation of rights of citizens and public interest and also contrary to the fundamental policy of the law.

  • When Aarushi judge’s son typed first few pages of judgement!

    New Delhi: While preparing the judgement in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, special CBI judge had to bank on his lawyer son’s typing skills as he had difficulty in finding a steno who can type in English. This and several other tidbits related to the murder mystery that shook the nation find mention in a new book “Aarushi” by Avirook Sen.

  • Newborn baby dies; family says denied treatment

    New Delhi: A premature newborn baby boy died due to respiratory problem, with the family alleging that the death occured as two government hospitals in the national capital denied him treatment.

  • Najib Razak

    Malaysian authorities freeze 6 bank a/c related to graft case

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities today froze six bank accounts as they intensified their probe into graft charges against Prime Minister Najib Razak for allegedly transferring nearly USD 700 million from a government-owned fund to his personal accounts. In a joint statement, the special task force said they have frozen six accounts and has also obtained documents on 17 accounts in two banks to assist with investigations.

  • Vyapam scam: Viscera samples of journalist arrive at AIIMS

    New Delhi: A police team from Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh, arrived at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital with the viscera samples of TV journalist Akshay Singh.

  • Boko Haram

    20 killed in Zaria, Nigeria bomb attack: state governor

    Kano (Nigeria): At least 20 people were killed in a bomb blast in the city of Zaria, northern Nigeria today, a regional governor said. “I am sad that a terrorist bomb attack just killed 20 people in Sabon Gari Zaria,” Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna state, wrote on his Twitter account. The blast happened at about 9:00 AM (1330 IST) as primary school teachers and public sector staff underwent screening at government offices in the

  • Heart Failure

    Healthy lifestyle halves the risk of heart failure post age 65

    Washington DC : A new study has revealed that people who follow healthy lifestyle avoid obesity and are half likely to have heart failure than those who have zero or low-risk factors after turning 65. The American College of Cardiology study analysed 4,500 adults for two decades and observed that adults who walked briskly, were moderately active in their leisure time, drank moderately, didn’t smoke and avoided obesity had half the risk of

  • Fadnavis back home after US tour

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today returned after a week-long official tour of the US, to which he led a delegation to attract investments in the state. Fadnavis left for US on June 29.

  • dengue virus

    Scientist shed light on how dengue adapts as it travels

    Washington DC : Researchers have claimed that the dengue virus has developed to optimist its ability in order to cause outbreaks as it travels across the globe to new places and revisits old ones. Dengue virus has been spreading throughout warm regions of the world, prompting the virus to adapt to new environments. This diversification in viral strains has resulted in the development of strains that appear associated with greater potential for sparking

  • India overtakes US as 3rd largest steel producer: Tomar

    New Delhi: India has overtaken the US to become the world’s third largest steel producer and is working towards achieving 300 million tonnes (MT) target in the next 10 years, Union Steel & Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said today. “So far India was the 4th largest steel producer in the world only after China, Japan and the US. However, during the first five months of this calendar year, India has achieved the

  • India, Pak membership in SCO to be finalised in 2016: Russia

    Ufa (Moscow): India and Pakistan will have to wait till next year to get full membership of the security and economic grouping the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a top Russian official today said, ahead of the six-nation bloc’s leaders’ summit here this week.

  • ishaq dar

    Pak dismisses India’s objections to corridor as ‘intervention’

    Beijing: Dismissing India’s objections to the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passing through PoK, Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said such protests amount to “intervention” in his country’s internal affairs. “India’s reaction is unnecessary. I would say it’s an intervention in our internal affairs. We have tried to promote connectivity and reach out to all the neighbouring countries,” Dar told state-run Chinese daily Global Times.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    Ban calls for new probe into 1961 plane crash of UN chief

    United Nations: There is sufficient reason to investigate if the aircraft carrying then UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold on an African peace mission in 1961 was shot down by another plane, killing all aboard, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has said. A panel, which Ban Ki-moon set up in March to examine new allegations regarding the crash, near Ndola in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, of the Swedish-operated Douglas DC6 carrying Hammarskjold and 15 others,

  • Suicide Bombing

    Suicide bombing kills 25 Syrian soldiers

    Damascus: A suicide bomber killed 25 government troops when he blew himself up near a military position in the key Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitor group reported on Tuesday. A suicide bomber with the Al Qaeda-linked militants blew himself up on Monday evening near an orphanage where government troops were stationed, in the Jamiyet al-Zahra neighbourhood, killing 25 Syrian soldiers, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.  The overnight bombing

  • vivo smartphone

    vivo to start smartphone assembly in India by Oct

    New Delhi:  Chinese smartphone maker vivo will start assembling its devices in India by October this year at its Greater Noida facility. The company, which introduced its first handset in the India in December last year is also aiming to sell about two million smartphones in the country, this year.