Free Press Journal
  • Oommen Chandy

    Kerala civic polls an eye opener for Oommen Chandy

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Left front’s win in Kerala civic polls is an eye opener for Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as the ruling United Democratic Front could only take the second spot. He had earlier said the poll results would be a referendum of his governance.

  • Project Veerangana of RSP: Epitomising Women’s Empowerment

    Rourkela: Few years ago it was unknown for women working on the shop floor of a Steel Plant doing tasks that were the monopoly of men. The scenario, however, has changed now for the women employees of the Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) with more and more women employees voluntarily opting to take up challenging roles of Frontline Operations.

  • Make sex education compulsory in schools, say activists

    Bengaluru: Like girls, boys are equally at risk of abuse and there is a need to make sex education compulsory in schools with a focus on what constitutes child abuse, rights activists said on Sunday.

  • Asaduddin Owaisi

    Bihar mandate ‘personal defeat’ for Modi: Owaisi

    Patna: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today said hat the BJP-led NDA’s loss in Bihar was a “personal defeat” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as he hoped that his party, which made its poll debut in the state, would be in a “stronger position” to do well electorally in the future. “The most important point in this election is that this is a personal defeat for Modi. Because, never in independent India’s history,

  • Siddaramaiah

    Era of BJP coming to an end: Siddaramaiah

    Bengaluru: Congratulating the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ for its victory in Bihar, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said it is a clear indication that the era of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is coming to an end. He also said that this poll victory is a clear defeat of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.

  • Mahagathbandhan’s win has settled ‘Bihari vs Bahari’ issue: Shatrughan Sinha

    New Delhi: Congratulating the Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar as the grand alliance heads for a clinical victory in the Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday said this decision called for introspection by the BJP-led alliances into their strategy for the state polls.

  • P Chidambaram

    Bihar poll verdict is a ‘rebuke’ to PM’s style of functioning: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former union finance minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said one must not set aside the Congress’ contribution in the grand alliance’s comprehensive electoral win in Bihar, and added that the verdict is a rebuke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of functioning. Chidambaram said Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) boss Lalu Prasad Yadav may not have come together without the Congress Party’s support.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul is the ‘architect’ of Grand Victory of Bihar: Congress

    New Delhi: As the Nitish Kumar-led coalition marched to victory in Bihar Assembly polls, Congress today lost no time in crediting Rahul Gandhi for it, hailing him as the “architect” of the Grand Alliance. “While Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the architect of the victory in Bihar, Rahul Gandhi is the architect of the alliance,” Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said.

  • Dhanak Movie

    Shah Rukh hasn’t done cameo in ‘Dhanak’: Nagesh Kukunoor

    Mumbai: National-award winning filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor has revealed superstar Shah Rukh Khan is not making any guest appearance in his upcoming film “Dhanak”. There were reports that Shah Rukh will be seen in a cameo in the film which chronicles the life of two siblings – a young girl who is determined to have her blind brother’s vision restored before his ninth birthday.

  • Building catches fire in Mumbai, no casualty

    Mumbai: A fire erupted inside a building in Dadar area of Central Mumbai, though no one was injured in the incident, officials said today. The blaze occurred at around 11 PM yesterday inside a house in Ahamad Seller building behind Hindmata Cinema in Dadar, a fire brigade official said. Prima facie, a short-circuit seems to have caused the fire in the house, he said.

  • Vidya Balan

    I am not thinking of biopic films: Vidya Balan

    Mumbai: Vidya Balan may have featured in biopic film “The Dirty Picture”, but the National Aaward-winning actress says she wants to stay away from the genre at the moment. Vidya received accolades for her performance in the Milan Luthria-directed film, which was a biographical drama film inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress. Since then, the 37-year-old actress has been offered quite a few biopic films, including on former

  • Stress

    California missile test sparks frenzy, spooks residents

    Los Angeles: A missile test off the California coast sparked frenzy on social media and spooked residents who believed they had just seen a UFO. The Twitter hashtags #Navy, #comet and #UFO were trending yesterday as social media users uploaded videos and pictures of the mysterious bright light illuminating the night skies. “There’s a UFO in Los Angeles. I’m so excited. I’m so ready,” tweeted Shane Dawson, well known for his YouTube videos.

  • Coal Scam

    Cabinet to decide on underground coal gasification policy soon

    New Delhi: The Coal Ministry will soon seek the Cabinet’s approval for a proposed policy on underground coal gasification. Underground coal gasification (UCG) is a method of converting coal still in the ground to a combustible gas that can be used for various uses, including power generation. “We have done it. The (cabinet) note (on the policy) is ready. We will go to the Cabinet and the decision would soon be taken,” a

  • Driverless buses to soon operate in Switzerland

    Geneva: In a first, electric-powered driverless public transport buses will soon be operating in Switzerland which will be able to ferry nine passengers at a time. The autonomous buses will launch in the canton of Valais, thanks to a collaboration between PostBus and a Swiss startup founded by graduates from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.

  • Streak of ‘mysterious light’ spooks California

    Los Angeles: A navy missile test sparked a light that shot through the night skies of the California state of the US, causing panic and fear along the coast, the media reported on Sunday. The light was spotted travelling quickly over Orange county and neighbouring areas late Saturday, prompting residents to post videos on social media, together with theories of aliens or meteors. Others made panicked calls to law enforcement officials, CNN reported.

  • Detained Taiwanese activists slam Singapore clampdown

    Taipei: Taiwanese activists who say they were were detained by Singapore authorities ahead of the landmark meeting between President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese leader Xi Jinping slammed their treatment as “unacceptable” today. Their comments came as protests broke out again overnight in Taipei over the summit, the first time leaders from both sides of the strait have met since their split in 1949, a move seen by Ma’s opponents as selling out to

  • Indian-American physicians seek Clinton Foundation help

    Washington: The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), the largest ethnic medical organization in the US, has reached out to the Clinton Foundation to collaborate on health issues affecting India.

  • Suu Kyi

    Voting begins in Myanmar in a historic election

    Naypyidaw/Yangon (Myanmar): Polling has opened in Myanmar’s first general election in 25 years after decades of military rule. The ruling Union Solidarity Development Party backed by the military, is one of the front runners. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to make big gains in the polls, though she is constitutionally barred from staking a claim to be the next president of the country. Incumbent President U

  • N Srinivasan

    BCCI AGM to dicuss image make-over, Srinivasan’s future

    Mumbai: Sweeping reforms to revive its battered image, including the appointment of an ombudsman, and former chief N Srinivasan’s future as ICC President will dominate the agenda when the BCCI holds its 85th Annual General Meeting here tomorrow. Appointment of the Ombudsman, or Ethics Officer, is one of the key changes that have been proposed in the BCCI’s Memorandum of Rules and Regulations to be taken up at the AGM.

  • Cricketers to be governed by BCCI conflict of interest rule

    Mumbai: With the BCCI planning to bring strict conflict of interest rules for even current cricketers, they would not be allowed to have business interest in the player management companies which represent them. The proposed conflict of interest clause will be tabled at the 85th AGM of the BCCI here tomorrow. The players also have to declare the player management firm or person representing them to the Board and cannot sign an endorsement