Free Press Journal
  • Greek Bank

    Greek banks re-open after three weeks

    Athens: Banks in Greece re-opened on Monday after three weeks of closure sparked by the deadlock over the country’s debt, a media report said. People will be now able to withdraw up to 420 euros (about $455) a week in one transaction, The Guardian reported. The initial withdrawal amount was limited to 60 euros ($66) a day, after the shutdown was imposed on June 29 to prevent the financial system from collapsing. Restrictions

  • rural_India_health

    Rural India Healthier Than Urban India, Malayalees Sickest

    • As much as 86% of the rural population and 82% of the urban population is without health-expenditure support.
    • The average medical expenditure for treating one ailment without being admitted to hospital was Rs 509 in rural India and Rs 639 in urban India.
    • Up to 58% of hospital care occurred in private hospitals in rural India; it was 68% in urban India.
    Allopathy was the most prevalent form of

  • City shootout main accused held in Gujarat

    Kolkata: The main accused in the shootout at a city bar in which one bystander was killed and two others were injured, has been arrested from Gujarat. Kolkata Police Joint Commissioner (Crime) Pallab Kanti Ghosh today said the accused Bablu Bose alias Nanty was arrested by the force’s detectives from near Surat airport yesterday morning.

  • anand rai vyapam

    Vyapam scam whistleblower Anand Rai transferred

    Bhopal: Days after he lodged a complaint with CBI against senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Vikram Verma, Vyapam scam whistleblower and government doctor Anand Rai has been transferred from Indore to Dhar district. Rai had lodged a complaint with the CBI alleging that Verma, using his influence and power, had got his daughter, pursuing MBBS in Santosh Medical College at Ghaziabad, transferred to Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal.

  • Dead Galaxies

    Dead galaxies may be packed with dark matter

    Melbourne : Galaxies in a cluster roughly 300 million light years from Earth could contain 100 times more dark matter than visible matter, a new study has found. Researchers used powerful computer simulations to study galaxies that have fallen into the Coma Cluster, one of the largest structures in the universe in which thousands of galaxies are bound together by gravity.

  • Chief secretary’s probe an eyewash to shield officials: BJP

    Dehradun: Terming the enquiry by a state government-appointed panel into the alleged disaster relief scam as an “eyewash”, opposition BJP in Uttarakhand today alleged that the probe was a ploy to shield officials and reiterated its demand for a CBI probe into the matter. “The probe by the Chief Secretary was hardly a probe. It was just a ploy to shield government officials. We never had faith in such a probe. We also

  • Bus Accident

    Andhra: Bus dashes into stationary auto; eight killed

    Visakhapatnam: Eight persons, including three women, inside a stationary auto were today killed and four others injured after it was hit by a state transport bus here, police said. The mishap took place at Marikivalasa junction of Madhurawada mandal here when an Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus going to Rajahmundry from Rajam dashed the stationary auto from the rear while overtaking a car, police said.

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    French beheading selfie appears on Twitter

    London: An infamous selfie taken by a French national – who appears confused about his motive – beside the dead body of his boss before he beheaded him has made its way to Twitter. The picture has been posted by an account linked with the Islamic State (IS), the Telegraph reported. The French authorities have initiated a further investigation after the selfie appeared on Twitter. The message accompanying the photo, reportedly sent

  • drugs seized

    South African woman held with drugs worth Rs 20 crore

    Kochi: A South African woman has been arrested after over 14 kg of drugs, worth Rs 20 crore, were allegedly recovered from her at the international airport at Nedumbassery here. Customs officials said the woman was about to leave for Doha last evening when the drugs were detected in her baggage.

  • Vyapam Scam

    Vyapam scam: SC allows SIT to file charge sheets

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today allowed SIT and Special Task Force of Madhya Police to file charge sheets in Vyapam scam cases till the matters are transferred to CBI. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Arun Kumar Mishra and Amitava Roy fixed July 24 for further hearing of the application of CBI that the probe agencies of the state police be allowed submit be charge sheets in

  • Narendra Modi

    Industrialists should hire more apprentices irrespective of profit margins

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the industrialists to hire more apprentices irrespective of their profit margins and said that it is their social responsibility to do so. “China has two crore people working as apprentices, one crore in Japan, but only 30 lakh in India. Disappointing! The CSR should involve training the apprenticeships. So many people needs job. We have to start from somewhere. I want industrialists to

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Govt has nothing to hide or fear for: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government has nothing to hide or fear in the upcoming monsoon session and is ready to discuss every issue in the parliament.

  • Yavatmal under grip of dry spell amid shortage of rainfall

    Yavatmal: As the monsoon continues to play truant, Maharashtra’s Yavatmal district is under the grip of a strong dry spell. Yavatmal has received only 139.3 mm rainfall during the current monsoon season, which amounts to 37.3 per cent only, as against the normal average of 911.34 mm, according to district’s Agriculture Superintending Officer Anil Ingle.

  • Birds decreasing in ‘suicide spot’ of Jatinga

    Guwahati: Assam’s Jatinga village, known the world over as the “suicide spot” of birds, may lose the misnomer as the number of winged guests flying into the place has reduced drastically over the past few years. “Bird arrival is very scarce these days at Jatinga and the number of birds being killed by villagers has also come down,” eminent ornithologist Anwaruddin Choudhury told PTI.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    HC refrains from granting interim stay on AAP’s latest ad

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today refrained from granting any interim stay on advertisements allegedly “glorifying” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP while demonising the Opposition. “Interim relief sought by the petitioner by way of this writ petition cannot be granted, unless I hear the Centre on what the steps they have taken with regard to the constitution of the three-member implementing body meant to ensure compliance of the Government Advertising (Content Regulation)

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Ex-servicemen planning to show black flags to Gadkari,detained

    Ambala (Har): About 20 ex-servicemen, were detained today when they gathered to show black flags in protest against the delay in implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP), to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was on a visit here. Police said Gadkari’s convoy was to pass through the route and the protesters, who had planned to shows black flags to the Minister, were detained and released after a while.

  • Himmanshoo Maholtra -Amruta Khanvilkar

    Himmanshoo-Amruta win ‘Nach Baliye 7’

    Mumbai: Newly married TV stars Himmanshoo Maholtra and Amruta Khanvilkar were declared as the winning couple of the seventh season of celebrity dance reality show “Nach Baliye” at its grand finale. They beat Nandish Sandhu and wife Rashami Desai, Upen Patel and fiancee Karishma Tanna, and Mayuresh Wadkar and girlfriend Ajisha Shah in the finals.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi Police chief B S Bassi meets Jung before Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Monday met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung ahead of meeting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the deteriorating law and order situation in the city. Talking to reporters after meeting Jung, Bassi termed it a “routine weekly meeting”.  “We discussed the law and order scenario and strategies to make Delhi better,” he said. “Police is accountable to system and not any individual. We adhere by the