Free Press Journal
  • Rajya Sabha ruckus

    Rajya Sabha adjourned amid ruckus

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 12 noon on Monday after heated arguments between opposition parties and treasury benches over the continuing logjam in both the houses of parliament.

  • Missing helicopter’s of Pawan Hans chopper wreckage spotted

    Itanagar: The wreckage of a Pawan Hans chopper that went missing in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tirap district on August 4 with three people aboard has been spotted, an official said on Monday. Some parts of the debris of the chopper have been spotted at a remote forested area near Khonsa, Changlang Deputy Commissioner Chanchal Yadav told IANS.

  • Tigers

    Six suspected tiger poachers shot dead by Bangladesh police

    London : Bangladesh police have shot dead six suspected tiger poachers at a hideout in the world’s largest mangrove forest. According to the BBC, police seized three tiger pelts which they said were from animals that appeared to be freshly killed. A recent survey found that just over 100 were living there which is a sharp decline from the 440 animals recorded 10 years ago. The Sundarbans in south-east Bangladesh are home to the rare Bengal

  • Sumitra Mahajan

    LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejects Congress demand for adjournment

    New Delhi : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday disallowed all notices of adjournment in the LOwer House as defiant Congress lawmakers entered it with placards, sporting black arm bands. Senior Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Ghulam Nabi Azad led the opposition charge against the government, demanding the resignation of External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj over the Lalit Modi row. The Congress party had earlier moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha

  • Shot Dead, texas

    Eight people found handcuffed, fatally shot in Texas home

    London : Eight people including six children have been found handcuffed and fatally shot in a home in Texas, after the arrest of a man who exchanged gunfire with police. According to the BBC, the gunfire broke out when officers who had been called to the Houston-area home late on Saturday spotted the body of a child and tried to enter. An hour later, a man surrendered after talks with police negotiators. Police said the

  • ISIS

    PKK leader accuses Turkey of protecting ISIS by attacking Kurds

    London : The leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has said that Turkey is trying to protect the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by attacking Kurdish fighters. According to the BBC, Cemil Bayik said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants ISIS to succeed to prevent Kurdish fighters from making significant gains. Kurdish fighters including the PKK, have secured significant victories against ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq.However, Turkey and other

  • Gem Nebula

    Hubble discovers a little gem in space

    Washington: NASA’s Hubble telescope has stumbled upon a little colourful gem nebula – an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionised gases.  This colourful bubble is a planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the “Little Gem Nebula”.

  • Ferguson, US

    Multiple shots fired during clashes in Ferguson

    Ferguson (US): At least one demonstrator has been injured as several shots were fired during clashes in the US city of Ferguson. An AFP journalist heard about two dozen shots ring out and saw one bloodied protester lying on the ground late yesterday. The St Louis County police department tweeted that “multiple shots” had been fired, and local media reported that one person had been taken to hospital. The violence came at the end of a day of somber

  • Nuclear deal

    Nuclear deal balances all interests: Iran

    Tehran: The deal on Iran’s nuclear issue balanced the interests of all sides involved in the negotiations, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said. “In the deal, no side has imposed its will on the other side. Otherwise, it could not have been called a deal but a document of surrender,” Xinhua quoted Javad Zarif as saying. According to the recent UN security council resolution, and based on the joint comprehensive plan of action

  • earthquake

    Magnitude 6.9 quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

    Sydney: A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands today, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no Pacific-wide tsunami warning issued for the tremor-prone region.

  • Depression

    Depression drug could delay brain injury recovery

    London : Drugs used to treat a broad range of common conditions including bladder problems, insomnia and depression could delay the recovery of brain injury patients, new research has found. The study noted that these drugs may have anticholinergic properties that are often used on neuro-rehabilitation units frequently to manage symptoms from urinary incontinence to pain.

  • Chinese shares

    Chinese shares rally on Monday

    Beijing: Chinese shares rallied with major indices surging during the morning session on Monday due to strong market expectations for the reform of state-owned companies.

  • Lok Sabha adjourned

    Lok Sabha adjourned till noon

    New Delhi: Opposition, led by the Congress, disrupted the Lok Sabha yet again on Monday, forcing the speaker to adjourn the house till noon. As the 25 Congress members who had been suspended came back to the house, scenes which had disrupted the house last week also returned. As soon as the house assembled in the morning, Congress Leader of the House Mallikarjun Kharge said that the way External Affairs Minister Sushma

  • Earthquake

    Mild earthquake hits Nepal

    Kathmandu: A mild quake measuring 4.9 on the Richter Scale rocked Nepal this morning, triggering panic among the people who rushed out of their houses. The epicenter of the tremor was at Gorkha, according to the National Seismological Centrre. It was also felt in Kathmandu, 150 km east from the epicenter. The tremor was strong enough to force people out of their houses in Gorkha district, according to locals.  A total 375 aftershocks with 4

  • Tony Smith

    Australian parliament elects new speaker Bronwyn Bishop

    Canberra: Australia’s parliament has elected a new speaker of the House following the resignation of former speaker Bronwyn Bishop last week. Victorian Liberal MP Tony Smith was elected on Monday, reported Xinhua. After the vote was found to be in favour of Smith, he told reporters he was “humbled” to have full support of his Liberal party colleagues.

  • MH370

    Maldives joins regional search for MH370 debris

    Sydney : The Maldives has joined a regional search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 debris following reports of unidentified wreckage spotted by islanders. According to News.com.au, Maldivian police have reported several sightings of wreckage washed up along the northern atolls of the archipelago. Some of the wreckage occurred about a month ago but was only brought to the attention of authorities quite recently. An object similar to the two-metre long “flaperon” wing fragment was

  • Amarnath Yatra

    Amarnath Yatra remains halted for third consecutive day

    Jammu : The ongoing Amaranth Yatra from Jammu remains halted for the third consecutive day today. As per reports, the Yatra has been suspended due to the strategic Jammu Srinagar National Highway remaining blocked for traffic. The decision to allow the Yatra would be taken keeping in view the weather conditions after the highway is cleared for traffic.