Free Press Journal
  • Ex-servicemen agitation for OROP

    Ex-servicemen seek President’s intervention in OROP issue

    New Delhi: Ex-servicemen today took their 76-day-old agitation a notch higher seeking the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to resolve the vexed issue of ‘One Rank One Pension’, stating that if any “damage or mishap happens” to those on hunger strike he and the government will be “solely responsible”. In a letter to the President, who is also the Supreme Commander of the armed forces, United Front of Ex-servicemen (UFESM) said a soldier is supposed to kill enemy before laying down his

  • Mars

    NASA recruits commence isolation exercise for Mars trip

    Washington: A team of NASA recruits has begun living in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii to simulate what life would be like on Mars, a media report said. The six member team will live in close quarters under the dome – which measures only 11 metres in diameter and is 6 metres tall – without fresh air, fresh food or privacy starting on Saturday, BBC reported.  A journey outside the

  • economy

    Appreciating non-dollar currencies lift Indian foreign reserves

    Mumbai: An appreciation in non-dollar currencies propelled India’s foreign exchange (Forex) reserves to gain $920.6 million in the week ended August 21. The reserves for the week under review stood at $355.35 billion from the previous week’s (August 14) $354.43 billion.

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Indian Railways should launch ‘Zero Accident Mission’: Suresh Prabhu

    New Delhi: Indian Railways needs to launch “Zero Accident Mission” with a definite time frame, said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday. “This requires integrated approach involving use of cost effective advanced technology and properly trained manpower,” he said in his address at the valedictory session of the two-day international railway convention on advances in command, control and communications systems for main line, metro and high speed transit systems, a statement said.

  • Khel Ratna to tennis ace Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza conferred Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards also given

    New Delhi: Tennis star Sania Mirza was today conferred with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — the country’s highest sporting honour — while shooting sensation was among the Arjuna award recipients in a glittering ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the award to Sania, clad in a maroon saree and blue blazer, amid thunderous applause at the Darbar hall where Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was among the attendees.

  • Rajnath Singh

    HM Rajnath Singh meets constable injured in terrorist encounter

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday met the Constable of Jammu and Kashmir police, Mohd. Salim who was injured during an encounter with terrorists, at AIIMS here. Shri Salim was a part of J-K Police team who participated in the encounter with the Pakistani terrorists in the Panzla forest area in Rafiabad, 85 km from Srinagar on August 27, 2015. The badly injured constable was admitted to AIIMS for better treatment

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy

    Nitish has become irritable after sensing Bihar polls loss, says Rudy

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Saturday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is sensing defeat in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls and that is why has become irritable and combative. “The bitterness which Nitish Kumar reflects in his statement against the prime minister is the same as what Kejriwal did and does in Delhi. He spits venom against the prime minister and the union government,” Rudy told

  • Gas leak reported at Bhopal’s Narmada Jal plant

    Bhopal: A chlorine gas leak was reported at the Narmada Jal Project in Bhopal on Saturday at around 4 p.m. According to reports, people near the project venue are complaining of severe eye burn following the leakage.
    Further details are awaited.

  • Government proposes amendments to E-Waste Management Act

    Visakhapatnam: Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation, Rajya Sabha today said that it will seek suggestions from various departments of public sector undertakings (PSUs) in the country, regarding the amendments to the E-Waste Management Act, 2013.

  • Over 5,900 infant deaths in Odisha Sishu Bhawan

    Bhubaneswar: It seems Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Post Graduate Institute of Paediatrics, popularly known as Sishu Bhawan, Cuttack, is a virtual death trap as more than 5,900 infants have died while undergoing treatment in the last five years. In the last 10 days, 45 infants have died in the referral health institution leading to anger among the people while the Odisha government is trying to check the deaths by pressing experienced doctors and

  • Gold

    Seven kg gold robbed in Uttar Pradesh, one shot dead

    Lucknow: The driver of a security van was shot dead while a security guard was critically injured when unidentified assailants robbed 7 kg gold worth crores of rupees from the vehicle in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district, police said on Saturday. Inspector General of Police, Lucknow, Zaki Ahmad said the van belonged to Sequel Logistics Private Limited and was used as a delivery van by jewellers.

  • Kashmir Security

    Accidental blast at army camp in Kashmir injures 18 soldiers

    Srinagar: 18 soldiers were injured today when an explosive went off accidentally during training at an army camp about 30 kms from here in Pulwama district, prompting army to order an inquiry. “In an unfortunate accidental incident which occurred at Army Training Camp Khreu in the morning today, 18 army personnel were injured,” a statement by army said. They are under treatment at Army Base Hospital, it added.

  • CM sanctions Rs 3 cr more for monthly pension of drama artistes

    Vijaypura: Minister for Kannada and Culture Umashree today said that Chief Minister had sanctioned an additional grants of Rs 3 crore for providing monthly pension to drama artistes. Inaugurating Ranga Sammelana here organized by Karnataka Natak Academy here today at Kandagal Hanumantharay Ranga Mandir, she said state government has earmarked Rs 1.65 crore for incentive to encourage professional drama theaters.

  • Faridabad MLA announces insurance cover for women on Rakhi

    Faridabad: Faridabad MLA Vipul Goel today celebrated ‘Raksha Bandhan’ with slum dwellers of the city, while announcing an insurance policy of Rs 2 lakhs for women, under Prime Minister Suraksha Policy scheme. Celebrating the brother-sister festival, little girls from the slums tied rakhi on the MLA’s hand.

  • Bengal man nabbed with dismembered bodies of woman, child in bags

    Kolkata: A man in West Bengal’s Hooghly district was arrested on Saturday while he was trying to dispose off the bodies of a woman and a minor girl suspected to be killed by him, police said. The accused Samaresh Sarkar, was caught with three trolley bags inside which the dismembered bodies of a woman and a minor girl were found. He was caught by fellow passengers after he threw the bags into

  • Streamline Toll Plazas: PMK to Centre

    Chennai: Coming to the support of the All India Motor Transport Congress who have threatened to go on nationwide strike from October one, PMK Leader S Ramadoss today said the toll plazas present on the highways should be streamlined and taken over by the government. “Truckers who have threatened to go for a all India strike from October 1 is correct as toll plazas has not only affected them but also other road users”, Ramadoss said in a statement.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to visit drought-affected areas from Sept 1

    Mumbai: With Maharashtra facing a drought-like situation, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will visit affected areas of the state including Marathwada, Ahmednagar and Solapur districts from September 1 to take stock of situation. “Will tour Marathwada along with districts of Ahmednagar and Solapur from September one to review the drought situation,” Fadnavis said today.

  • delhi airport mobile app flydel

    Delhi Airport launches new mobile app

    New Delhi: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Saturday launched a new app named flyDEL that aims to augment the passenger experience and achieve customer delight at the airport. The app, which is available for both Android as well as iOS based devices, covering a majority smart phone users in the country, provides real-time flight information and access to all passengers’ facilities available at the airport among others.

  • Cheaper, better LED technology on the way

    New York: Scientists including one of Indian origin have developed a new highly efficient and low cost light emitting diode that could help spur more widespread adoption of the LED technology. “It can potentially revolutionise lighting technology. In general, the cost of LED lighting has been a big concern thus far. Energy savings have not balanced out high costs. The new discovery could change that,” explained Zhibin Yu, assistant professor of industrial and

  • amit mishra and cheteshwar pujara

    Cheteshwar Pujara ton helps India claw back, reach 292/8 against Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Cheteshwar Pujara marked his comeback with a gritty unbeaten century as India recovered from an early slump to reach a decent 292/8 in their first innings of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here today. The 27-year-old Pujara (135 batting) notched up his seventh Test century as he anchored the Indian innings brilliantly to take them to a respectable total after being reduced to 119/5 at one stage on an engrossing second day.