Free Press Journal
  • shankar singh vaghela

    Compulsory voting is against fundamental rights: Congress

    Ahmedabad: Congress today objected to the Gujarat government’s move to make voting compulsory for registered voters in the state, saying that it violated fundamental rights of citizens. On the government notification in this regard, the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Shankersinh Vaghela, alleged that the decision was taken by the government in haste, without giving it much thought.

  • CBI

    CBI arrests Delhi Police SI under graft charges

    New Delhi: The CBI today arrested a Sub Inspector of Delhi Police for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 25,000 from the complainant. CBI sources said a case was registered under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the allegations that Sub-Inspector Ravi Shankar posted at Nabi Karim was demanding a bribe of Rs 50,000 from the complainant for granting him bail in a case being investigated by him.

  • barcelona_fc

    Barcelona to appeal fine for King’s Cup final booing

    Barcelona: Spanish football club Barcelona have confirmed they will appeal against the fine imposed on the outfit as a result of the booing and whistling of the Spanish national anthem ahead of the King’s Cup final on May 30.

  • Gurdaspur terror attack

    Gurdaspur attackers had come using Ravi river, had more plans

    Gurdaspur/New Delhi: The terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur yesterday had come from Pakistan using Ravi river and apparently had plans to target one more area, the probe has found even as images surfaced today showing three heavily-armed men in Army fatigues walking on a road. Punjab police chief Sumedh Singh Saini said 11 unused bombs had been recovered and five of them had been defused.

  • Milind Soman

    My mother inspired me to take sports seriously: Milind Soman 

    Model-turned-marathon runner Milind Soman, who just completed one of the world’s toughest triathlon “Ironman”, credits his mother for inspiring him to take up sports seriously. “I give credit to my mom for inspiring and encouraging me to take sports seriously. She was a professor of bio-chemistry and at the age of 60 when she retired she started trekking.

  • Google

    Google former executive Rajaram invests in Livspace

    Mumbai: Home design and decor platform Livspace today said former Facebook and Google hand Gokul Rajaram has invested an undisclosed amount in personal capacity in the company and will come on board as a special advisor.

  • Pritam

    ‘Zindagi’ is Pritam’s favourite track 

    Acclaimed music director Pritam has hit jackpot with all music-lovers with his chart-buster tracks of the Salman Khan-starrer BajraniBhaijaan.

  • Bheja Fry Movie

    BHEJA FRY director’s next a situational comedy 

    After ticking the funny bones of the audience with “Bheja Fry” and “Bheja Fry 2″, director Sagar Ballary is again working on his next comedy film that will have established stars.

  • Decoys carrying pistols go undetected at mall; case filed

    Mumbai: Failing to detect pistols from two constables who visited the mall as decoys, Police today arrested two private security guards for negligence in frisking the people visiting the R City Mall here. The two guards let in the constables who visited the mall as decoys without proper checking and failing to detect that they had pistols tied to their ankles.

  • Cameron warns no place for dirty money in London property

    Singapore: Britain will seek more transparency from foreign firms investing in the property market in a bid to stop ill-gotten funds being laundered in the sector, Prime Minister David Cameron said today. “There is no place for dirty money in Britain,” Cameron said in a speech during a visit to Singapore as part of a Southeast Asian swing.

  • Vaccination

    China develops vaccine against super bacterium

    Beijing: China’s health watchdog has approved an indigenously developed vaccine for the first time against staphylococcus aureus, a super bacterium resisting antibiotics. The vaccine, co-developed by the Third Military Medical University and a local pharmaceutical enterprise, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Top priest of Shaolin temple facing sexual misconduct charges

    Beijing: The chief priest of China’s iconic Shaolin Temple, known for its martial arts traditions, is facing allegations of having sexual relations with women followers including Buddhist nuns, a charge refuted by the temple as “groundless”. The accuser, using the name Shi Zhengyi and claiming to be a former disciple of the temple, posted an article on various online forums last week, alleging that 50-year-old Shi Yongxin, the abbot of the temple, maintained

  • Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

    London: Scientists and tech experts including Prof Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak warned today of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence. In an open letter with hundreds of signatories, the experts argued that if any major military power pushes ahead with development of autonomous weapons, “a global arms race is virtually inevitable, and the endpoint of this technological trajectory is obvious: autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of

  • Deepa Kumari

    Indian women’s recurve archery team qualifies for Olympics

    Copenhagen: The Indian women’s recurve archery team made a strong comeback to book a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics as the men failed to advance after losing to Italy in a tie break at the World Championships here on Tuesday.

  • IAAF gives guarded response; says will consult IOC, experts

    New Delhi: In a guarded response to the Court of Arbitration decision to suspend the IAAF Hyperandrogenism Regulations for two years in a case involving Dutee Chand, the world athletics body today said that it will consult experts and IOC on the future course of action. In an interim award, a three-member panel of the CAS yesterday partially upheld Chand’s appeal challenging the validity of the IAAF’s Hyperandrogenism Regulations and allowed her to

  • Yakum Memon

    Prospect of split verdict writ large in Yakub Memon case

    New Delhi: The possibility of a split verdict on the plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone death row convict in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, against his execution was writ large at the outset in Supreme Court today, as one of the judges made it clear that he would not hear any other related petition.

  • 2 killed, 100 houses inundated in heavy rainfall

    Jamshedpur: Two persons of a family, including a minor, were today killed in wall collapse while about hundred houses in catchment areas here were inundated owing to incessant rainfall for the last two days. A 12-year-old boy and his 45-year-old aunt were killed this morning when a wall collapsed on them at Sitaramdera locality, police said here.

  • Salman Khan

    HC allows Salman’s plea to summon witnesses for reexamination

    Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court today allowed a plea by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to summon 5 prosecution witnesses for re-examination in a black buck poaching case against him under Arms Act. Khan moved a criminal miscellaneous petition in the high court seeking permission to allow him to recall 5 prosecution witnesses, including the then District Magistrate Rajat Kumar Mishra and the Investigation Officer (ASP) Ashok Patni, after the two subsequent rejections of

  • Hackers take a page (literally) from Jane Austen

    Washington: It would be a shock, a terrible shock, to Elinor Dashwood and the other characters in “Sense and Sensibility,” to see this happening. Unbeknownst to her or author Jane Austen, it seems that hackers from the 21st century are appropriating text from the 19th century classic novel to spread malicious software.