Free Press Journal
  • Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee’s London visit described as ‘ill-timed’

    London: With just five days to go before West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives here leading a 66-member delegation on a four-day visit to draw investment to her financially-depleted state, not a single British cabinet minister, let alone Prime Minister David Cameron, may have time to meet her.

  • Maha Opposition leaders wear ‘dhangar’ gear to seek quota

    Mumbai:In a novel protest outside Vidhan Bhawan here today, opposition legislators wore robes and headgear of dhangar (shepherd) community as part of their protest to remind the BJP-led government to fulfill their promise to ensure quota for the community. “During poll campaign BJP had promised to implement reservation for dhangars within a month of coming to power. It is over eight months now but the government has not done anything,” senior NCP

  • ‘Govt not considering mechanism to curb predatory airfares’

    New Delhi:Amidst rising concerns over steep fluctuations in airfares, the government today ruled out considering formulation of a mechanism to curb predatory pricing of air tickets. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma informed the Rajya Sabha that the government does not interfere in the commercial aspects of airlines.

  • Greece

    Greek economic crisis unlikely to impact India: Sinha

    New Delhi: The economic crisis in Greece is unlikely to impact the Indian economy as its fundamentals are strong, government said today. “The economic crisis is Greece is not likely to impact Indian economy. Macro fundamentals of the Indian economy are in a strong position with adequate foreign exchange reserves to manage the volatility of exchange rate,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

  • Texas Police

    Texas Police fear burglars targeting Indian homes

    Houston: After a burglary at the home of an Indian-American in the US state of Texas, police fear that a notorious crime syndicate that primarily targeted people of Indian descent have resurfaced in the area.

  • Asaram Bapu

    Rape victim’s father gives police audio clip against Asaram

    Bareilly (UP): An audio clip in which self-styled godman and rape accused Asaram is purportedly heard offering bribe to a witness, who was killed later, has been handed over to police by the victim’s father. The victim’s father said the alleged conversation was recorded eight months ago and he had got the tape from Kripal Singh, the slain key witness in the Jodhpur rape case, Superintendent of Police Shahjahanpur, Babloo Kumar said today.

  • kalanithi-maran

    Court summons SpiceJet, Kalanithi Maran as accused in IT cases

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd, its Chairman Kalanithi Maran and another top company official have been summoned as accused by a Delhi court in two tax evasion cases for their alleged failure to deposit over Rs 147 crore TDS with the Income Tax (IT) Department. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh issued summons to Maran, the company and its Managing Director S Natrajhen after taking cognizance on two complaints filed against them

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP issues advertisements on law and order situation

    New Delhi: A day after posting audio clips on social media slamming the Delhi police and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the gruesome murder of a 19-year-old girl, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took to advertisments on radio and newspapers to convey the same message to the people. The advertisments have been published by the Delhi government in all major dailies in the national captial and FM Radio channels.

  • Suicide bombing,

    Car bomb claimed by IS kills four in Yemen capital

    Sanaa: A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed four people near a Shiite mosque in the rebel-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa, the Shiite rebels said. Children were among eight people wounded in the last evening blast, the rebel-controlled Saba news agency said. The Sunni extremists of IS have carried out a string of deadly attacks against Shiite targets in Yemen since March.

  • Prawns

    Prawns can protect us from parasitic disease: Study

    New York: Freshwater prawns can help prevent the spread of schistosomiasis, a potentially deadly parasitic disease that can cause anaemia, stunted growth, infertility, liver failure, bladder cancer and lasting cognitive impairment, says a new study.  “Where drugs, alone, fail to control schistosomiasis due to rapid reinfection, prawns may offer a complementary strategy for controlling the disease,” the study said. The prawns prey on parasite-infected snails, while providing a source of marketable protein-rich

  • Gold hits 4-year low on weak global cues, down Rs 150

    New Delhi: Falling for the third straight day, gold prices dived by another Rs 150 to trade at almost four-year low of Rs 25,550 per 10 grams at the bullion market today after the yellow metal tumbled for the ninth straight day in global market. Furthermore, absence of seasonal buying by jewellers also weighed on the gold prices.

  • Pervez Musharraf

    Pervez Musharraf close to acquittal in Bhutto murder case

    Karachi : Former Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer has said he thinks that the former is close to his acquittal in the Benazir Bhutto murder case as the prosecution struggles to bring forth the last witness against him. According to the Dawn, the prosecution has dropped one of the four witnesses, Ejaz Shah, the former chief of the Intelligence Bureau. Musharraf was charged in the Bhutto murder case in 2010. The prosecution’s case against

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton admits to struggle daily with `morning beauty routine`

    Washington DC : Hillary Clinton has been always in talks for her appearance, and now the Presidential hopeful has admitted that her morning beauty routine is a “daily challenge.” So much so that at this year’s White House Correspondents’ dinner, comedian Cecily Strong asked the media to promise “not to talk about Hillary’s appearance” this election season, E! Online reported. The Democratic front-runner who’s one of the most powerful women in politics, made a

  • World Bank

    BRICS bank launched in China as alternative to World Bank, IMF

    Shanghai: A new USD 100 billion bank floated by BRICS nations, including India, as an alternative to the World Bank and IMF to boost infrastructure funding in the emerging economies and offer them tailor-made services was launched here today. The opening ceremony of the New Development Bank (NDB) was held here in China’s financial capital. Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong and the bank’s President K V Kamath attended the

  • 3d printed smart cap

    3D-printed ‘smart cap’ can sense spoiled milk

    Los Angeles: Scientists have developed a 3D-printed ‘smart cap’ that uses embedded sensors to wirelessly monitor the freshness of milk in cartons. Researchers from the University of California’s Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center in collaboration with colleagues at Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University first used polymers and wax to enable the technology.

  • WB to probe IFC’s role in Vizhinjam port on green concerns

    New Delhi: World Bank Group’s audit arm has decided to probe whether IFC violated environmental and social impact compliance norms while providing advisory services for the Rs 7,500-crore Vizhinjam deep sea port project. The Kerala government’s ambitious Vizhinjam port project was recently awarded to the diversified Adani Group.

  • NASA, Earth

    NASA captures epic image of Earth from 1.6 million km

    Washington: NASA has captured the first image of the sunlit side of Earth from a distance of 1.6 million kilometres, which prompted US President Barack Obama to tweet about the need to protect the “only planet we have.”