Free Press Journal
  • India’s cleanest village

    AMARJYOTI BORAH travels to Mawlynnong, a village located in Meghalaya and tells us why it was declared India’s cleanest village.

  • OROP: Veterans to continue protest 

    New Delhi: Agitating ex-servicemen on Saturday vowed to continue their agitation over One Rank One Pension (OROP) as they said that while the government has announced its implementation, it has failed to accept all their demands.

  • Nitish, Modi

    Have the scales tilted in BJP’s favour in Bihar? 

    Although the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) do not have much of a political presence in Bihar, their departure from the “secular” alliance cannot but make the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) heave a sigh of relief.

  • Real-life Phantom kills 10 terrorists in 11 days, dies fighting 

    Jammu: Standing out for his toughness in an elite unit, an Indian army commando proved his mettle with three consecutive, anti-terrorist missions in the Kashmir Valley in which he gunned down 10 militants and captured one before laying down his life – but not before ensuring the operation was a success, a defence official said on Saturday.

  • New 3D nano-material can enhance battery storage

    New York: An international team of scientists has developed what may be the first one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions.

  • Muslim Board to campaign against imposition of Brahminical culture 

    Hyderabad: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the apex body of Indian Muslims, has decided to launch a nationwide campaign against attempts by the government to impose Brahminical culture and vedic dharam. Voicing concern over the threats posed to the religious and cultural identity of minorities and other groups, the board announced the launch of the ‘deen aur dastur bachao’ (save religion and constitution) campaign. The board has also involved other minority

  • Harley Davidson XG750

    ONGC engineer drives off with Rs.6 lakh bike, arrested

    Hyderabad: An assistant executive engineer in Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) was arrested for stealing Harley Davidson bike from a showroom here four days ago, police said on Saturday. Thorlapati Kiran, an IIT post graduate, was arrested from Maharashtra’s Solapur and brought him to Hyderabad.

  • Twitter to recommend ‘who to follow’

    New York: Twitter has added a ‘who to follow’ feature on iOS that links you to other users that the social media giant thinks you would be interested in keeping in touch with. It would use your history and uploaded contacts to make recommendations to follow the accounts, and it may also feature promoted accounts, reported The Verge.

  • Indian-American teenager charged with murder

    Washington:A 17-year-old Indian American teenager has been charged with the first-degree murder of a 37-year-old woman after an argument between them turned ugly, police said.

  • Qatar to open embassy in Kabul

    Kabul: The Afghan foreign ministry on Saturday announced that Qatar is going to open an embassy in Kabul. A ministry statement said that the matter was discussed between Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabani and his Qatari counterpart Khalid Bin Mohammed AlAttiyah on Friday, Khaama Press reported.

  • Malaysia detains Singaporean for forging passport stamp

    Kuala Lumpur: A Singaporean has been arrested for allegedly forging Malaysian immigration stamps for clients trying to stay in the country illegally, the media reported. He was reported to be earning at least 120,000 Malaysian ringgit (about $27,000) a month with a unique method of forging the stamp on passports and other travel documents for clients coming to seek his service in Johor state, Channel News Asia reported.

  • Depression

    Beware! Common anti-depressant may change your brain

    New York: A commonly prescribed anti-depressant may change brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, says a new study. Although it is a common practice to prescribe antidepressants for various disorders besides depression, the findings of this study suggest that taking these medicines for treating disorders other than depression may expose us to unknown risks. The antidepressant sertraline, marketed as Zoloft, significantly increased the volume of one brain region

  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Never tried to promote tobacco and alcohol: Sachin Tendulkar

    Kochi: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who has been an inspiring ad icon for nearly three decades, today said that he as brand ambassador has never tried to promote tobacco and alcohol.”One thing my father told me… try not to promote tobacco and alcohol. So those are the two things I stayed away from,” he said at the final day of a three-day summit organised by International Advertising Association (India chapter) here as part

  • Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif targeting return during England tour

    Lahore: Free to represent his country in international cricket post his five-year ban for fixing in 2010, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif said he is targeting a return to the national side in his country’s tour of England next year.

  • Denesh Ramdin

    Jason Holder replaces Ramdin as Windies new Test captain

    Antigua: West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder has replaced Denesh Ramdin as the new Test skipper for the upcoming two-match series against Sri Lanka, which starts in Galle on October 14. The 23-year-old, who is also leading the one-day international side, has only played eight Tests so far. According to a West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Holder’s appointment was recommended by the selection panel and endorsed unanimously by the directors.

  • ‘United could have signed Suarez or Neymar in Martial’s fee’

    Monaco: French football club As Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev believes English outfit Manchester United could have signed Barcelona strikers Luis Suarez or Neymar for the fee they paid for its teenage attacker Anthony Martial.

  • Top ranking players, barring one, win qualifying rounds

    Coimbatore: Top seed S D Prajwal Dev defeated Kavin Masilamani in straight sets 6-0 6-4 in the qualifying rounds of LMW ITF Mens Future Tournament, which began here today. However, fourth ranked Ayush Mintri lost to Zach Itzetein of Australia 5-7 2-6.