Free Press Journal
  • India to start Jewish heritage tours for Indian-origin Jews

    Ramla (Israel): With India renovating Jewish heritage sites in the country, India’s envoy to Israel has appealed to young Jews of Indian origin to utilise the ease of travelling to the land of their forefathers and to contribute in strengthening bilateral ties by connecting to their roots. “We want to tell the world proudly about the rich Jewish life in India with your efforts we are working to preserve the Jewish heritage in

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft app will read out news

    New York: Do you remember reading important news stories out to your ailing grandfather or illiterate neighbour in your childhood days to earn some pocket money? Well, an app is going to do this for you now.

  • Wikipedia can be misleading, says study

    New York: You should not trust Wikipedia blindly for every topic as entries on politically controversial scientific topics could be subjected to “information sabotage”, a study says.

  • Hamid Gul

    Pakistan’s pro-jehad ex-ISI chief Hamid Gul dies

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s hardline Islamist general Hamid Gul, known for nurturing militants in Kashmir and Punjab and Afghanistan during his stint as chief of the powerful ISI, has died following a brain haemorrhage. 78-year-old Gul suffered brain haemorrhage last night and was rushed to the Combined Military Hospital in Murree near here where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival, his daughter Uzma Gul said today.

  • Sadananda Gowda

    Legal education in country gets ‘raw deal’: Sadananda Gowda

    Hyderabad: Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today said legal education in India “always” got a “raw deal” compared to other courses. Legal education and teaching in colleges should be on par with that of National Law Schools and it should be more practical-oriented, Gowda said addressing the 13th Annual Convocation of NALSAR University of Law here.

  • 104 arrested in Nepal as general strike affects normal life

    Kathmandu: Over 100 people were arrested in Nepal today for trying to enforce a general strike to protest the decision of dividing the country into six provinces in the new Constitution. Police arrested 97 people including vice-president of Federal Socialist Party Rajendra Shrestha from Kathmandu and 7 others from neighbouring Bhaktpur district.

  • Modi

    Modi’s visit of strategic importance to UAE: Minister

    Dubai: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit is of “strategic importance” to the UAE, Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said in remarks published on Sunday.

  • Abdul Basit

    India to summon Pak HC, lodge protest over LoC violations

    New Delhi: India will summon Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to lodge a strong protest over the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC in which six people, including a woman, have been killed. According to sources, Basit will be summoned to the External Affairs Ministry by Secretary East Anil Wadhwa during which India will convey its strong protest over the issue.

  • Polling period

    Polling in Rajasthan’s 129 civic bodies tomorrow

    Jaipur: Polling in Rajasthan’s 129 civic bodies (municipal) would be held tomorrow from 7 am to 5 pm, state Election Commissioner Ramlubhaya said today. A total of 10,582 candidates are in the fray in 129 civic bodies after forty-five councilors elected unopposed on completion of withdrawal process on August 8, the Commissioner told PTI here.

  • TN: Jaya asks party workers to reach out to all 5.62-cr voters

    Chennai: Sounding the poll bugle well ahead of next year’s Assembly elections, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today told party workers to reach out to all the 5.62 crore voters in Tamil Nadu and announced the appointment of “vote canvassers” for the mammoth task. “I feel it is essential to tell the 5,62,06,547 voters covered in 64,094 polling stations on behalf of AIADMK that Tamil Nadu is marching on a growth path

  • Sail Ali Khan

    Kabir Khan is like J.P. Dutta: Saif Ali Khan

    Mumbai: “Omkara” actor Saif Ali Khan says that director Kabir Khan has similarities with veteran director J.P. Dutta in capturing the rugged essence of the country.

  • Award instituted in memory of Major who saved journalists

    Srinagar: Nearly 16 years after his presence of mind and courage saved three journalists from certain death, the Army has instituted an award in the memory of Major P Purushottam, martyred during the only suicide attack on Badamibagh cantonment here in 1999. The trophy that goes with the award will be given to one of the 30 ‘Army Goowill School’ run by the 15 Corps in the Kashmir Valley which has performed best

  • ILP: 4 hunger strikers held in Manipur; agitators clash with police

    Imphal: Four student leaders on an indefinite hunger strike since August 14 over the demand for Inner Line Permit in Manipur were today arrested in view of deteriorating health amidst the agitators clashing with the police. Police fired teargas shells and used rubber bullets to disperse the violent agitators who pelted stones and used slingshots to prevent the arrest, police officials said, adding that nobody, however, was injured in the incident.

  • Rs 4,000 cr earmarked for state-wide road upgradation: Bukhari

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that Rs 4,000 crore has been earmarked for state-wide road upgradation programme during the current fiscal. Minister for Public Works, Floriculture and Parks and Gardens, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, who hoisted the National Flag on the occasion of 69th Independence Day at Poonch, said Rs 6,000 crore has been approved by the Centre for taking forward the centrally-sponsored schemes in road sector started in the

  • Indian mission says no to painting exhibition during PM visit

    Abu Dhabi: Indian Embassy has turned down a request by a Dubai-based Indian painter to hold an exhibition on the life and times of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the mission here during his two-day visit to the UAE. “We would be happy to hold his exhibition but it is not feasible to do so during Prime Minister Modi’s visit. Therefore, the request was turned down,” Indian Ambassador to UAE T P Seetharam

  • Devinder Sehrawat

    OROP: AAP MLA urges Prez to intervene on behalf of ex-servicemen

    New Delhi: AAP MLA Col (retd) Devinder Sehrawat, who skipped the President’s at-home reception on Independence Day over the ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) demand, has written to Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention on behalf of the protesting ex-servicemen. “I have to inform you with a heavy heart that the ex- servicemen are languishing on the road, undergoing shabby and disgraceful treatment at the hands of police and municipal authorities, as they protest

  • Rihanna

    Is Rihanna dating Lewis Hamilton?

    New York: Singer Rihanna and Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton have fuelled dating rumours after being spotted spending a night out together here.

  • Congress protests against Mumbai metro’s proposed fare hike

    Mumbai: Congress workers today protested outside all metro railway stations here against the proposed fare hike and demanded an immediate audit of the project. The protest, led by Congress MLA and former Cabinet minister Naseem Khan, will continue till Tuesday. The party workers are also running a signature campaign which would be submitted to the representatives Central and state government and the Governor, Khan said.

  • Smart sensor informs you to change diaper via SMS

    Singapore: Help is at hand for new dads! A smart diaper that texts you when it is time to change your baby’s soiled nappy may soon be available. Researchers have invented an “intelligent continence management system” comprising a thin disposable sensor strip, a compact wireless transmitter, a receiver and software. The system has primarily been made to improve the care of elderly and bedridden patients.