Free Press Journal
  • Don’t redefine accountability: Congress tells Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government is setting up different parameters of accountability after coming to power, adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence makes him complicit.

  • Shinzo Abe

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe mocked on Internet over model explanation

    Tokyo: Japanese Twitter users were howling in derision today after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used paper models and cut-out firefighters on television, in his latest attempt to explain controversial security legislation. Apparently concerned about declining public support and suspicion of bills that will allow so-called “collective defence”, Abe use props on two different programmes to try to persuade the public of his case.

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    Curfew relaxed in Rajouri

    Jammu: Curfew was relaxed in Rajouri town today, barring the Old city area, as situation was limping back to normalcy after clashes over torching of terror outfit IS’s flag by some VHP activists. Curfew was imposed in Rajouri town yesterday after some VHP activists reportedly burnt terror outfit IS’s flag, leading to protests by minority groups who said that the flag bore religious scripture.

  • Kerala spends Rs.15 crore on 35 treasuries’ makeover

    Thiruvananathapuram: The Kerala government has spent Rs.15 crore for modernisation of 35 treasuries in the state to bring them on par with the facilities being provided by modern-day banks, an official here said on Wednesday.

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    Vivo’s Noida plant to be operational soon

    New Delhi: Chinese handset-manufacturer Vivo on Wednesday said its new manufacturing plant in Noida will be operational in 3-4 months.

  • Comparing Partners

    Comparing your partner with others bad for relationship

    Toronto: Do you often compare your partner with someone else’s when it comes to children’s homework or household chores? Well, be careful as this may be detrimental to your relationship, shows research. According to researchers from the University of Toronto, people do compare their partner to others with significant negative consequences for the relationship. Whether or not someone protects a partner from the negative implications of comparisons depends on the degree to

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    ‘India to bear cost of building, launching of SAARC satellite’

    New Delhi: The expenditure on the ground system of the proposed SAARC satellite project will be borne by the regional bloc countries while India will bear the expenses on its building and launching, government today said. Union Minister of State for the Department of Space, Jitendra Singh said this in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.

  • Naroda Patiya, riot case, 2002

    Naroda Patiya riots’ judge accuses govt of ignoring security

    Ahmedabad: Former judge Jyotsna Yagnik, who pronounced the verdict in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case, convicting 31 persons for killing 97 members of minority community, today accused the Gujarat government of turning a deaf ear to her request to enhance her security. “They (state government) have turned a deaf ear to my request. As it is said in court–status quo, so there is status quo,” Yagnik, who recently received threat calls and

  • Sheikh Abdul Rashid

    JKLF, Langate MLA protest against burning of IS flag

    Srinagar: JKLF activists and independent MLA Shiekh Abdul Rashid today staged a protest here against the alleged burning of terror outfit IS’s flags by VHP in Rajouri, which minority groups claimed bore religious scripture. A group of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) activists assembled at Residency road here to protest against the burning of the banner on Eid (July 18) which had an Arabic verse written over it, police said.

  • Phosphate food

    Phosphate-rich food can harm kidneys

    Washington: Phosphates artificially added to dairy and cereal products appear to cause more of an increase in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, and potentially put harmful stress on kidneys, says a new study.  Phosphorus as an element is crucial for life and it helps form the backbone of DNA and RNA. But too much dietary phosphate stiffens blood vessels, enlarges the heart and is bad for bones too, said the

  • Seven rockets found on tracks in Haryana 

    Chandigarh: Authorities in Haryana on Wednesday recovered seven live rockets from a railway track on the busy Ambala-Delhi section near Shahbad town in Haryana.

  • Harish Rawat

    Can prove Harish Rawat’s involvement in flood scam: BJP

    New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday claimed it had proof of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s involvement in a liquour scam and loot during the devastating 2013 floods.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Govt denies probe on Swaraj, says she did no wrong

    New Delhi: Digging in its heels, Government today rejected demand for a probe into charges against Union minister Sushma Swaraj and and two BJP chief ministers, contending they had not violated any law and sharpened its attack on Opposition for stalling Parliament. As the issue rocked Parliament for the second day, Finance Minister Arun Jailey lashed out at the opposition saying it is “weak on arguments and strong on disturbance”.

  • Cannibalism, China

    Ancient human remains show evidence of cannibalism in China

    Beijing: Chinese researchers have found two pieces of thigh bone from an early human child who lived 100,000 years ago which they presume showed evidence of cannibalism in the country, media reported today.

  • China,Iran, nuclear power plants

    China to build two nuclear power plants in Iran

    Tehran: China will build two new nuclear power plants (NPP) in Iran, the media reported quoting Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy organisation of Iran. “We will simultaneously launch construction of four new nuclear power plants in the country in the next two-three years. We plan to engage more than 20,000 workers and engineers in this large-scale construction,” Salehi said. Iran currently has stores amounting to around 90 tonnes

  • Sandra Bland arrest video

    US officials release ‘African-American’ Sandra Bland’s arrest video

    London : U.S. officials have reportedly released a police dashcam video showing the arrest of an African-American woman in Texas, who died three days later in custody. The footage of the July 10 arrest shows Sandra Bland’s car being pulled over for failing to signal, which is then followed by a confrontation with the officer, reported the BBC. The video clip shows a policeman issuing a ticket and then asking Bland to stub out

  • Two Turkish policemen killed in another border town

    London : Days after a suicide bombing killed 32 activists in the Turkish border town of Suruc, at least two policemen have been killed in another town close to the Syrian border in the same province, the region’s governor said. Governor Izzetin Kucuk said that the officers died in the town of Ceylanpinar in an ‘attack,’ adding that the authorities were trying to ascertain if the incident had any terror links, reported the

  • Anupam Kher

    Fortunate to share stage with Gulzar: Anupam Kher

    New Delhi: Bollywood’s critically acclaimed actor, Anupam Kher, is going to be back on the small screens with the second season of his chat show, ‘The Anupam Kher Show – Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai’.

  • More rain expected to lash ‘flood-hit’ north Pakistan

    London : More rain is expected to lash north Pakistan after flash floods submerged several villages in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces. According to Pakistani media, at least three people have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced, reported the BBC. Flash floods washed away roads, bridges and water schemes. Over 100 villages in various districts of Punjab were affected by the calamity, whereas about 200 villages along the River Indus were evacuated. Floods,