Free Press Journal
  • In poll ad campaign, Hillary tells the story of her mother

    Washington : Hillary Clinton is spending $2 mn airing the first television advertisement of her presidential race in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. The ads, which start from today and run statewide, focus on Clinton’s work on behalf of families and relationship with her late mother central themes of her early campaign. The spots are part of an effort to reintroduce one of the country’s biggest political celebrities

  • Ex-India head held for graft in Louis Berger case

    Panaji : Louis Berger group’s former vice president, Satyakam Mohanty, was arrested here on Monday by the Crime Branch for paying off Goa politicians and officials in 2010 while serving as the head of the international consultancy firm in India.

  • Parliament logjam

    Suspensions belated, but most welcome

    The Congress MPs had it coming. Behaving worse than street urchins, they had held the Lok Sabha to ransom from the day it opened for the Monsoon session. Their suspension, therefore, was belated but most welcome and absolutely necessary. You cannot disrupt the proceedings of the House indefinitely and expect the presiding officer to not use the provisions in the rule book at some point. Indeed, if the Lok Sabha Speaker, Sumitra

  • New face recognition tech works in total darkness

    Washington : Computer scientists have developed a new face recognition method that works in utter darkness, an advance that may lead to improved surveillance and security technology, says PTI.

  • India to contest Italy’s decision at global tribunal

    New Delhi: India will challenge Italy’s decision to take the issue of two of its marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen three years ago, to an international tribunal which will hear it on August 10-11 in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Govt to give Rs 1,300 cr kerosene subsidy

    New Delhi : The Finance Ministry will pay state-owned fuel retailers Rs 1,300 crore cash subsidy for kerosene for the first quarter ended June 30, but the same on LPG will be decided later.

  • Promoters of Loop Telecom face court’s ire

    New Delhi : Promoters of Loop Telecom Ltd faced the ire of special 2G court for allegedly concealing the fact regarding change of official liquidator, dealing with the issue of winding up of Loop Mobile India Ltd, with the judge warning that their bail could be cancelled for such an act.

  • Brain games improve memory of schizophrenia patients

    London : Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a ‘brain training’ game that may improve the memory of people with schizophrenia, helping them in their daily lives at work and living independently, reports IANS.

  • Rabri won’t contest polls, but sons may

    Patna : Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi today said she will not contest the Assembly polls scheduled to be held later this year. “I will not contest the Assembly elections,” Rabri Devi told reporters after coming out of the Bihar Legislative Council, of which she is currently a member.

  • Taliban dissidents launch parallel council

    Islamabad : Amid a widening rift over succession following Mullah Omar’s death, senior Taliban leaders opposed to Mullah Akhtar Mansour’s nomination as the group’s supremo have launched a parallel council, according to a media report.

  • Picky eating may indicate anxiety in kids

    New York : Although parents generally see picky eating among children as just a phase, a new study says those with both moderate and severe selective eating may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety, reports IANS.

  • CBI speeds up Vyapam probe, files 5 more FIRs

    New Delhi: After a Supreme Court direction to speed up the Vyapam probe, the CBI today registered five cases in connection with the scam, taking the total number of FIRs to over 30.

  • Mushfiqur disappointed due to weather

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): Captain Mushfiqur Rahim feels the weather denied Bangladesh a chance to learn much in the Test cricket series against South Africa.

  • Sports Authority of India emerge champs

    Mumbai :  Goalkeeper Kunaal Dhape made three superb saves in the penalty shootout to help Sports Authority of India (SAI) emerged champions, winning the Third Division title in the MHAL League – 2014-2015.

  • Greek stocks plunge over 22% as exchange reopens after 5 weeks

    Athens : Greece’s stock market plunged over 22 per cent as it reopened today after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country’s latest economic crisis.

  • India-Lanka series: Cricbuzz title sponsor

    Mumbai: Cricket news website Cricbuzz will be the title sponsor for the India vs Sri Lanka three-match Test series to be played in the island nation from August 12 to September 1.

  • Parliament

    Congress wants a dysfunctional govt

    The most interesting feature of Shashi Tharoor’s letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, leaked to the media last Friday evening, is not what it tells us about the Kerala MP’s vulnerability or indeed about the difficulties of reconciling personal beliefs with the party line. To my mind, the letter is a pointer to the huge importance the Congress President attaches to her party’s sustained disruption of parliamentary proceedings. By reducing Tharoor to