Free Press Journal
  • Barack Obama

    Appeals court rules against Barack Obama immigration plan

    New Orleans: President Barack Obama’s plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally has suffered another setback in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court.

  • Magna Carta in Hong Kong after China controversy

    Hong Kong: The Magna Carta went on display in Hong Kong today, after it courted controversy during the China leg of the historic document’s worldwide tour.

  • Berhampuri patta sari to be available online

    Berhampur (Odisha): Berhampuri patta, the unique and famous sari from the ‘Silk City’ with its typical Odissi style of weaving, will now be available online. “On National Handloom Day on August 6, weavers had told us about the problems they face while marketing their products. So, we developed this website to provide a global platform for them,” Sub-Collector (Berhampur) NP Kalyan said today.

  • China share high

    Chinese shares close mixed

    Beijing: China’s stocks closed mixed on Tuesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.18 percent to close at 3,640.49 points. The smaller Shenzhen index gained 0.38 percent to close at 12,500.53 points, Xinhua reported. The ChiNext Index, which tracks China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, rose 0.81 percent to close at 2,746.61 points.

  • RSS misleading people over cow, alleges RJD

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday lashed out at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over the views expressed on beef in their mouthpiece ‘Organiser’, and accused them of misleading the people of the nation in the name of cow.

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    Narendra Modi responsible for Bihar defeat: BJP MP

    Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “unparliamentary language” during the election campaign was one of the reasons why the BJP lost the Bihar battle, BJP MP Bhola Singh said on Tuesday. “Top party leaders including Modi are responsible for it (defeat),” the outspoken MP from Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency told the media here. “The BJP was not defeated in Bihar, it committed suicide,” he added.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Ex-servicemen ‘misguided’ in returning their medals: Parrikar

    Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that while it was the democratic right of ex-servicemen to protest against the government’s version of the one rank one pension scheme (OROP), they were being ‘misguided’.

  • Tokyo Stocks

    Tokyo stocks close mixed

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as the key Nikkei stock index turned positive in later trade on optimism following upbeat domestic corporate earnings. Gains were checked by a global slump in equities triggering concerns about the health of the world economy, Xinhua reported. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged up 28.52 points (0.15 percent) from Monday to close the day at 19,671.26. the broader Topix index of all First Section

  • pills

    Diabetes drug curbs heart failure risk

    New York : A Type-2 diabetes drug significantly reduces hospitalisations and death from heart failure, show results of a clinical trial. The researchers also found that the drug has the potential to prevent heart failure in diabetic patients who never had the condition before.

  • Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar after Bihar poll verdicts

    Diaspora on Bihar elections: some enthused, some disappointed

    Washington/London: They might have missed casting their franchise in the crucial Bihar elections that witnessed a landslide victory for the Nitish Kumar-Lalu Yadav’s Grand Alliance and decimation of the BJP, but the diaspora gave a mixed response to the outcome.

  • Self-rating of health can predict common cold

    Washington D.C.: A new study has revealed that a simple self-rating of health accurately predicts susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adults aged 18-55 years.

  • Caste Reservation

    CPI pitches for SC, ST reservation in private sector

    New Delhi: Ahead of winter session of Parliament, CPI today made a strong pitch for providing reservation to schedule castes (SC) and schedule tribes (ST) in the private sector, and insisted that the government comes up with a central legislation to offer funds under sub-plan for welfare of the two segments of society.

  • Pawan Hans helicopter crash: Pilot identified

    Mumbai: The body of the pilot recovered from the damaged cockpit of the Pawan Hans helicopter has been identified as that of Captain T.K. Guha. The wreckage of the Pawan Hans helicopter, which crashed off the Mumbai coast earlier last week, has been found and the body of the co-pilot is still missing.

  • 10 Bollywood dialogues that will inspire the traveler in you

    Who doesn’t love travelling? With the festive week of Diwali here, many of us have planned well in advance on how to spend the week ahead away from work. But for those who haven’t yet been inspired to take a break this season, here are some fantastic Bollywood dialogues that are seriously going to ignite the passion for travel in you.

  • Manohar Parrikar, Indian Defence Minister

    Veterans’ OROP protest misguided: Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji/New Delhi: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said ex-servicemen protesting over One Rank One Pension (OROP) notification were misguided and that they should approach a judicial commission being set up as part of the scheme to discuss the issue further. “My major job was to get OROP notification issued which I have done. They must approach the commission to discuss further problem,” Parrikar said at the commissioning ceremony of ICGS Samarth at

  • After Shatrughan Sinha, more voice of protest emerges within BJP

    Patna: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha today reacted sharply to party colleague Kailash Vijayvargiya’s dog analogy on him even as more disgruntled voices emerged from within BJP over its massive defeat in Bihar polls.

  • More coaches, frequency to prevent Delhi metro from becoming ‘Mumbai locals ‘

    New Delhi: Increasing rush is making Delhi Metro experience like that of “Mumbai locals”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today, eliciting a promise of more coaches and increased frequency of trains from Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu at the inauguration of the Jahangirpuri- Samaypur Badli extension here.

  • OROP

    Military veterans return medals to protest OROP notification

    Chandigarh: Military veterans returned their war and other medals at various places in Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday to register their protest against the “diluted” notification of the One Rank One Pension scheme. In Panchkula, adjoining Chandigarh, the veterans returned their medals to the Panchkula deputy commissioner to protest against the OROP notification issued by the central government. There were reports of veterans returning their medals in Jalandhar, Amritsar, Patiala in Punjab