Free Press Journal
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    Crimes Against Bihar’s Vulnerable Communities Soar

    An inadequate police force is struggling to cope with a rising crime graph against Bihar’s vulnerable communities. Bihar has seen a 20-fold increase in crime against children–from 115 in 2005 to 2255 in 2014–over the past 10 years, according to data released by National Crime Records Bureau.

  • ISRO

    ISRO to launch six Singapore-made satellites in December

    Singapore: India will launch six Singapore-made satellites, including a dedicated 400 kg spacecraft for carrying out surveillance missions for maritime and border security, in mid-December onboard PSLV-C29. The six satellites will be launched on PSLV-C29 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh on December 16, 2015.

  • Apple

    Apple cleaning up act in China with more renewable energy

    San Francisco: Apple is cleaning up the way its manufacturing operations in China are powered so it can reduce air pollution from factories that have assembled hundreds of millions of iPhones, iPads and iPods. The world’s most valuable company is working with its Chinese suppliers to produce 2.2 gigawatts of solar power and other renewable energy by 2020. The commitment announced yesterday represents Apple’s latest attempt to prevent the popularity of its devices and digital services from increasing the carbon emissions

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    India remains less exposed to external risks: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Forecasting that India will clock the highest growth rate of 7-7.5 per cent among G20 economies in 2015 and 2016, Moody’s Investors Service today said the country is less exposed to external shocks, and the positive rating outlook reflects resilient growth and reforms momentum.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi rally in Srinagar on November 7

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar on November 7, sources said on Thursday. Sources in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) told IANS that this was disclosed by Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed during a party convention here on Wednesday.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM to inaugurate new Tirupati airport terminal

    Tirupati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will inaugurate new terminal of the Airports Authority of India-run Tirupati airport that would further boost connectivity to the famous temple town in southern Andhra Pradesh. Around Rs. 190 crore has been spent by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to build the new Garuda-shaped terminal which can handle code ‘D’ and code ‘C’ types of aircraft with link taxi, apron and associated infrastructure.

  • Trucker murder: Curfew imposed in Anantnag, Srinagar

    Srinagar : With the escalation in protests against the killing of a Kashmiri trucker by a mob in Udhampur, Section 144 has been imposed on Thursday at four police stations areas of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Heavy restrictions have been set by the police and the CRPF on public movement and curfew has been imposed in Anantnag and Srinagar. Unrest begun in the valley since protests broke out in Anantnag earlier, when the

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi greets RSS on completing 90 years

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on completing 90 years of its existence. “My greetings to all Swayamsevaks as the RSS completes 90 years in service of the nation,” Modi said in a tweet. The RSS, Bharatiya Janata Party’s ideological parent, was founded on Vijaya Dashami on 27 September 1925 as a social organisation to provide character training through Hindu discipline and to unite

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    Real play out goalless draw with PSG in CL

    London: Real Madrid failed to continue their winning momentum as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw against Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in their Champions League clash. Despite dominating the match for most of the time, Real failed to take the ball past the goal post, the Guardian reported.

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    Yale University, Ashoka University to expand collaboration

    New York: The ivy-league Yale University and India-based Ashoka University have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a framework for the two institutes to jointly develop opportunities through faculty-initiated and faculty-directed teaching and research activities.

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    Ballabhgarh: Seven arrested for killing Dalit kids

    Faridabad : Seven accused have been arrested so far for the death of two Dalit children who were burnt alive at Sunperh village in Ballabhgarh. The children, aged two-and-a-half years and eleven months, died after their house was set on fire. Seven policemen, who were part of a team deployed for the security of Dalits in the village about a year ago after a similar attack, were suspended. The children’s family has said that they

  • Ballabhgarh: Seven arrested for killing Dalit kids

    Faridabad: Seven accused have been arrested so far for the death of two Dalit children who were burnt alive at Sunperh village in Ballabhgarh. The children, aged two-and-a-half years and eleven months, died after their house was set on fire. Seven policemen, who were part of a team deployed for the security of Dalits in the village about a year ago after a similar attack, were suspended. The children’s family has said that they will

  • andhra pradesh

    Amaravati: Andhra set to get its new capital today

    New Delhi: Amaravati is set to become Andhra Pradesh’s new capital after 18 centuries as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today lay the foundation stone in Guntur district of the state, with the ceremony slated on Vijaya Dasami, considered one of the most auspicious days of the year in South India.

  • Hyundai

    Hyundai Motor’s Q3 operating profit declines

    Seoul: Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s top carmaker, logged an 8.8 percent decline in its third-quarter operating profit, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday. Operating profit reached 1.50 trillion won ($1.33 billion) in the three months ending September 30, down 8.8 percent from a year earlier, reported Xinhua. Revenue increased 10.1 percent from a year earlier to 23.43 trillion won in the third quarter, but net income sank 25.3 percent to 1.21 trillion won.

  • 365 IS militants’ bodies found in Iraq mass graves

    Baghdad: Nineteen mass graves containing 365 bodies of Islamic State (IS) militants were found in Iraq on Wednesday, officials said. The troops found the mass graves in al-Asri district in the town of Baiji, the northern central province of Salahudin, Xinhua cited froim a military statement statement.

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    Russia takes Syria lead after Assad’s surprise Moscow visit

    Moscow: Russia seized the initiative over Syria after a diplomatic flurry that saw it host President Bashar al-Assad on his first foreign visit since 2011 and schedule talks involving the war’s key players.

  • Nuclear weapon deal

    Nuclear non-proliferation requires support of all: India

    United Nations: India has stressed on the need for the international community to ensure that terrorists are prevented from gaining access to nuclear weapons and other sensitive materials and technologies, saying strengthening the global objective of non-proliferation requires support of all.

  • UN asked to take action against Iran for recent missile test

    United Nations: The United States, France, Britain and Germany asked the UN Security Council to investigate and take “appropriate action” against Iran for conducting a ballistic missile test earlier this month, which they say violated UN sanctions. A report to the council committee monitoring sanctions against Iran from the four countries, which US Ambassador Samantha Power raised at a council meeting, said the medium-range missile launched by Iran on October 10 “is inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.”

  • Oil

    Oil prices edged up after recent losses

    Singapore: Oil prices edged up in Asia today, lifted by bargain-hunting following a sharp decline the day before, although analysts said the market remains hobbled by an oversupply of the commodity. A report released yesterday showing a bigger than-expected increase in US crude stockpiles has stoked fresh worries about a global glut that has depressed oil prices for more than a year.