Free Press Journal
  • Aegean Sea, migrants drown

    Twelve migrants drown as boat sinks off Turkey: report

    Ankara: Twelve migrants drowned today when their boat sank off Turkey’s coast as they were seeking to reach Greece, while around 25 others were rescued, a Turkish news agency reported. The Turkish coastguard recovered the bodies from the wooden boat, which had sailed from northwest Turkey’s seaside town of Ayvalik headed for the Greek island of Lesbos, the Anatolia news agency said.

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    BRICS University Forum meet kicks off in Beijing

    Beijing: Top officials of several Indian Universities today converged at the Chinese capital to attend the BRICS University President Forum 2015 that began a three- day meeting. The Forum, jointly organised by Beijing Normal University and Beijing Municipal Commission of Education from October 17-19, 2015 strives to build an exchange platform among academia, political sphere and business community, leading to in-depth research on major challenges confronted by the BRICS countries and the world at large, an Indian Embassy press release here said. Representatives

  • Kailash Satyarthi first Indian to receive Harvard humanitarian award

    Washington: In another recognition of his contribution in the field of child rights and abolition of child slavery, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi has become the first Indian to be honoured with Harvard University’s prestigious “2015 Humanitarian of the Year” award. The child rights activist received the award during a ceremony organised at the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Friday.

  • Tarun Gogoi

    Legislature, executive, judiciary should work in sync: Gogoi

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said the legislature, executive and judiciary, the three main organs of the government have to work in tandem for a strong and healthy democracy. Referring to yesterday’s Supreme Court judgement on National Judicial Appointment Commission Act, the Chief Minister said the independence of the judiciary has to be maintained to ensure justice, uphold the fundamental rights of the people and remove the inequities from which the anti democratic forces derive their sustenance.

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    Agriculture Minister stresses on pulses, organic farming

    Agartala: Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya has urged the farmers to shift from paddy to pulses and organic farming for making better profits. Speaking to reports after meeting Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, Kundariya said that such a move would also benefit the common people in terms of health.

  • Motorola X Play: Bulky yet dexterous 

    American mobile device and technology company Motorola Mobility has started bringing more of its ‘X’ models into India. The company launched the new Moto X Play at Rs.18,499 in September and here is what we think of it:

  • One Plus rolls out service plans for ‘2’

    New Delhi: Chinese handset-maker One Plus on Saturday said it is rolling out two value-driven smartphone coverage options in the form of B2X Service and B2X Protect for the OnePlus 2. Explaining the two programmes, the company said the B2X Service initiative provides customers with manufacturer’s warranty for the device for up to an year from the date of purchase. “This plan covers all defects that are covered under manufacturer’s warranty for another

  • Titanic iceberg

    ‘Titanic iceberg’ photo up for auction

    Washington: A grainy black-and-white photograph showing an iceberg in the middle of a calm sea that caused the RMS Titanic to sink in 1912, is up for auction, the media reported on Saturday. It was taken by the chief steward of the ocean liner Prinz Adalbert on the morning of April 15, 1912, hours after the RMS Titanic sank following its collision with an iceberg the previous evening. The Titanic had sunk

  • Scott Kelly

    Scott Kelly becomes longest-serving US astronaut in space

    Washington: US astronaut Scott Kelly, commander of the current Expedition 45 crew on the International Space Station (ISS), has become the longest-living US astronaut on the orbiting laboratory. On October 16, Kelly began his 383rd day living in space, surpassing US astronaut Mike Fincke’s record of 382 cumulative days. The feat has come just before the 15th anniversary of continuous human presence on the International Space Station (ISS).

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    Govt may introduce two labour codes in next Parliament session

    Hyderabad: The Labour Ministry may introduce two out of four labour codes in the next Parliament session, Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said today. The Minister of State for Labour said out of the four labour codes — wages, industrial relations, social security and working conditions to strengthen safety, and social security of workers, the two codes with regard to wages and industrial relations may be introduced in the next session.

  • Maoists, Jharkhand

    Maoists, police exchange fire in Kerala forest

    Palakkad: A police patrol party was fired upon by Maoists here on Saturday, Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said.
    Chennithala said the shootout occurred in the forest area of Attapadi, adding it was a five-member gang of Maoists which opened fire first. “It was after that the police retaliated. More details cannot be divulged due to security reasons,” the minister told the media. Marykutty, the Palakkad district collector, said no Kerala Police official was

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    Rajasthan notifies quota for Gujjars, SBCs

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government has issued a notification to provide five per cent quota to Gujjars and other Special Backward Classes (SBC) for which the Assembly has passed a bill last month. The notification, issued last night by the Department of Personnel, states that Rajasthan Specific Backward Classes (Reservation of seats in Educational Institutions in the state and of Appointment and Posts under the state) Act, 2015 (Act No 32) comes into effect from October 16, an official said today.

  • Dadri Incident

    Dadri damaging PM more than anybody else: SAD

    New Delhi: NDA ally Shiromani Akali Dal today termed the Dadri lynching incident as a “shame” for the country and said what happened after that was “damaging the Prime Minister more than anybody else”. SAD MP Naresh Gujral said here what happened in Dadri “was shameful. It was a shame for the nation and it should be condemned in strongest possible terms.”

  • Shatrughan Sinha

    Cancellation of PM’s rallies sending “negative message”: Shatrughan

    Patna: Film actor-turned-BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today said the “cancellation” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rallies in Bihar was sending a “negative message”. “A situation that led our star campaigner PM to cancel his Bihar rallies at the last minute…sending a negative message???” Sinha tweeted.

  • ‘Larger forces’ at play in Vyapam scam: Congress

    New Delhi: Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday said larger forces were at play in the Vyapam scam. “It is the most amazing, shocking, multi-states death case. Never before so many deaths have occurred in one case. We were happy that after the Supreme Court intervened, there was a dramatic and sudden drop in deaths, and that tells its own story” Singhvi told ANI.

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    New session of sugar mills in Meerut to begin from November

    Meerut: Sugar mills in this district of Uttar Pradesh would begin their new session from the next month, a top officials said here today. Chief Development Officer of the district Navneet Singh Chahal said Nanglamal Sugar mill would begin its new session from November 15 or 16, Mohiuddinpur Sugar mill from November 15, Kinauni from the third week of November, Daraula between November 20-24, Mawana mill on November 20 and Sakauti mill will begin its session from December first week.

  • Naveen Patnaik

    Naveen aims to take Odisha among top 3 states

    Bhubaneswar: In a bid to attract more investment and put Odisha in the top three states in regard to ease of doing business, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the authorities to bring more reforms in the sector. Patnaik directed all concerned departments to implement the pending reforms by December 2015 and complete the next phase of reforms by February 1016. “I would like our state to be ranked amongst the top three ranked states in the country with respect to

  • Gold, Silver

    Gold, silver recover on pick up in demand

    New Delhi: Gold prices recovered by Rs 100 to settle at Rs 27,250 at the bullion market today on fresh buying by jewellers to meet seasonal demand even as the yellow metal weakened overseas. Silver also edged up by 60 to Rs 37,300 per kg on pick up in demand from industrial units and coin makers.

  • RBI

    India’s Forex reserves rise to $353 billion: RBI

    Mumbai: A strengthening rupee, buoyant equity markets coupled with a fall in dollar value boosted India’s foreign exchange (Forex) kitty by $2.26 billion, experts said on Saturday. Overall, the Forex reserves stood at $353.06 billion for the week ended October 9. “The increase in Forex reserves can be attributed to an appreciation in rupee value and the weakening of US dollar against the major global currencies like Euro, Pound and Yen,” Anindya Banerjee,

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    Genes for schizophrenia, obesity highlighted

    Washington D.C: Genes involved in schizophrenia and obesity have been highlighted in a new study. The UCL study could lead to a better understanding of the DNA variants which affect risk of these conditions and aid the development of improved strategies for prevention and treatment.