Free Press Journal
  • Jharkhand implements Food Security Act

    Ranchi : The Jharkhand Government has implemented the Food Security Act that aims at providing subsidised food grains to around 80 percent of the state’s population. The scheme would cover 51,70,159 total number of families and more specifically2,33,40,832 people have been identified for getting rice at Re 1 per kg per head. As many as 37,37,609 people in the list are from Antyodaya. Speaking at a function, Chief Minister Raghuwar Das said that the

  • Countdown begins for Astrostat, India’s first satellite for astronomical study

    Sriharikota : The 50-hour countdown for the launch of Astrosat, nation’s first dedicated satellite for the study of astronomy began at 8 am today at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here. The satellite will be put into a low-earth, equatorial orbit by the polar satellite launch vehicle PSLV-C30. Astrostat will be launched at 10 am on September 28. The mission life of Astrosat weighing 1513 kilograms is five years. It is aimed at studying black

  • Subramanian Swamy

    Subramanian Swamy dubs JNU students, professors as `naxals`

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has made another controversial remark by calling the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and professors “naxalites.” “Not only students, I am also calling JNU professors as naxal,” said Swamy while responding to a question here on Friday. Speaking on his recommendation to change the name of JNU to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University, he said that Bose was far more educated as compared to

  • Four more Indians dead in Makkah stampede, toll 18

    New Delhi: Four more Indian Haj pilgrims have died in the stampede at Makkah in Saudi Arabia, taking the toll to 18, the government announced on Saturday.

  • India supports Sri Lankans’ quest for justice

    United Nations: Noting a “sea change” in the approach of the new Sri Lankan government over the issue of alleged war crimes during the last phase of the civil war with the LTTE, India has said it supports the quest for justice while being respectful of the country’s sovereignty.

  • Pope Francis

    Pope bats for a new economic order at UN!

    United Nations : Pope Francis urged a more humane global system that respects the poor and the environment, as he criticised the economic order, in an address to the United Nations on Friday.

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    Vasundhara Raje in mines scam now

    New Delhi : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia is once again in the cross-hairs of the Congress party. This time the allegations relate to the allocation of 653 mines in alleged contravention of the Central Government”s policies and Sup-reme Court guidelines. She is alleged to have caused a loss of Rs 45,000 crore to the state exchequer by allocating these mines on “first-come-first-served” basis without following a transparent procedure and by not

  • Why Nitish Kumar skipped RaGa’s crucial rally

    The JDU leadership has alleged that the Bihar CM was keen to share the stage with Sonia, but the Congress declined to consider any rescheduling.

  • At UN, PM pitches for UNSC reforms

    His assertion for reforms comes amidst India’s strong bid for a permanent seat in the  powerful world body.

  • SIM, memory cards, Pen drives may throw up new clues

    BHOPAL : The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI), after conducting raids at 40 places in state and Uttar Pradesh in connection with the Vyapam scam, is now hoping to find new facts from the material seized by it. CBI seized old SIM cards, memory cards and mobile phones from the establishments of Vyapam scam accused. It is going to take out details of SIM cards and memory cards to ensure that no

  • Couple attacked over old enmity; wife aborts

    BHOPAL : Three persons attacked a couple living in their neighbourhood over old rivalry at Afkar Colony within the limits of Aishbagh police station on Thursday night at around 10.30 pm. During the scuffle they hit the woman, who was five months pregnant in the abdomen, due to which she reportedly aborted.

  • Suptd says 2 died of Swine Flu in Hamidia; Ward nurses say no

    BHOPAL : The staff of Hamidia hospital says that there has been no death in the swine flu ward of Hamidia hospital till now. The swine flu ward at Hamidia, where only two nurses were attending two swine flu patients, said that no one died of swine flu there. There was no doctor on duty in the ward. The nurses informed that doctors visit the ward turn by turn and in case

  • Special prayers offered for Haj victims, farmers on Eid

    Mumbai : The Muslims across the city gathered twice on Friday to offer their prayers – in the morning for Eid al-Adha, popularly known as Bakra Eid, and in the afternoon for the Juma namaz. However, the stampede that happened on Thursday during a Hajj ritual in Mina, Saudi Arabia, in which over 717 pilgrims lost their lives, including 18 Indians, did cast a shadow.

  • Pak says India building wall along the International Border    

    United Nations : Introducing a new irritant into the bilateral ties, Pakistan has complained to UN Security Council alleging that India was building a wall along the International Border in violation of the world body’s resolutions.

  • Lok Adalat to settle criminal cases today

    BHOPAL: A Lok Adalat will be held on Saturday to settle compoundable criminal cases.   Lok Adalats are being held on every second Saturday for the past few months on cases of specific nature. The cases which are likely to be settled include uttering words with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person, wrongfully restraining or confining any person, mischief, when the only loss or damage is to a private

  • Private schools’ demo over fee hike cap today

    BHOPAL : Privates Schools Association will demonstrate at TT Nagar Dusshera Maidan on Saturday in support of their 10-point demands. Private schools affiliated to MPBSE are up in arms against the fees guidelines issued by State government. Their associations announced to hold a demonstration. However, CBSE affiliated schools are not joining them.