Free Press Journal
  • Time for Govt to resolve OROP row amicably

    The protest and relay hunger strike at the Capital’s Jantar Mantar by the ex-servicemen is still going on under the banner of United Front of Ex-Servicemen. The protest entered 155th day on Monday (more…)

  • State to transfer all 71 cases against Chhota Rajan to CBI

    Mumbai : All cases registered against underworld don Chota Rajan will now be transferred to the CBI. The state government on Monday was issued with a notification stating that 71 criminal cases against Rajan will now be transferred to the CBI.

  • Flare-ups in Sri Lanka thing of past: Ishant

    Bangalore : Not the least bit concerned about the storm he kicked off due to an overtly aggressive demeanour during the Sri Lanka tour, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma says he does not even think about the outburst which led to a one-match ban on him. Back in the team after serving the suspension in the opening Test against South Africa in Mohali, Ishant said he prefers to look ahead instead of dwelling on whether

  • Modi govt has failed to control prices: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Monday stepped up attack on Narendra Modi government over the issue of rising prices, threatening to launch public protest if diesel prices are not brought down in proportion to the prices of international crude.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    A triumph of democracy

    With 80 percent of the results declared, the National League of Democracy of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has won far more seats than are required under the peculiar military-made Constitution to form the government in Myanmar. Regardless of the outcome of the November 8th poll, the army junta would still be a dominant player in the part-democratic system. But, hopefully, the transition to constricted civilian rule in

  • Rain ruins 3rd day’s play

    Bengaluru : Rain continued to play spoilsport in the second cricket Test between India and South Africa as the third day’s play was also called off without a single ball being bowled. With Day 2 already gifted to the rains, persistent showers continued and the match officials were forced to cancel play till lunch and then take an early call for stumps. The teams and officials did not even come to the ground as

  • Psychological issues also affect lives of epilepsy patients

    Mumbai : A study conducted at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has revealed that it is not only the severity of seizures, commonly known as ‘fits’, in epilepsy patients which is affecting the quality of their life, but depression, anxiety and psychological issues, too, act as a huge hindrance in their treatment. Neurological experts state that myths related to the disease and the society’s mindset towards epileptic patients is turning out to be stumbling

  • ‘After Paris, we know what Mumbai attacks look like’

    London : After the Paris terror attacks, “we know what Mumbai-style attack looks like”, a leading British daily said on Monday, underlining that this is war in which everyone is equally at risk.

  • India, B’desh Home Secretaries to hold talks today

    Dhaka : Senior officials of Bangladesh and Indian Home Ministries on Monday reviewed internal security and cross-border issues and set the agenda of tomorrow’s Home Secretary-level talks, which comes days after deportation of wanted ULFA leader Anup Chetia from Dhaka.

  • Police officers overlook Paris as they patrol in front of the Sacre Coeur Basilica on Monday, three days after a series of deadly attacks claimed by Islamic State jihadists, which killed at least 129 people and left more than 350 injured on November 13.

    Tehran had warned of attacks on West

    Iraqi intelligence had sent a dispatch saying the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had ordered an attack on coalition countries (more…)

  • Rosberg wins in Brazil, seals second spot

    Sao Paulo : Nico Rosberg sealed his place as runner-up in this year’s Formula One world championship when he won the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and newly-crowned three-time champion Lewis Hamilton. It was the 30-year-old German’s second consecutive triumph following his Mexico win after his unforced error at the United States Grand Prix gifted Hamilton victory and his third title in Texas last month. Starting from his fifth consecutive pole position,

  • Kids cause greater strain in relationships than illness

    London : Having kids, the main purpose of matrimonial relationships, can bring in greater strains in romantic relationships than illness of partners, a new study suggests, reports IANS.

  • Mumbai face stiff task against Goa

    Fatorda (Goa) : Table-toppers FC Goa will have a chance to avenge their first-leg loss against Mumbai City FC when the two sides face-off in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today. Mumbai beat Goa 2-0 on October 25 in the first leg at home. But with the vital phase of the tournament approaching, both Goa and Mumbai come into Tuesday’s match after hard-fought drawn encounters against FC

  • BMC clarifies mistakes in survey report of DP

    Mumbai : The BMC is taking stringent precautions regarding the publicity of the draft Development Plan 2014-34 (DP), after the fiasco in April that called for the intervention of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. After city-based activists alleged that the civic body had yet again made blatant errors in the designated survey report, the BMC on Monday issued clarifications regarding the same.

  • LED lights may help treat Alzheimer’s

    Seoul : Researchers have used blue LED lights to effectively prevent the buildup of a protein known to cause Alzheimer’s disease, an advance that may pave the way for light-induced treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, reports PTI.

  • Uyghur militants: China looks for global support

    Beijing: After blocking India’s efforts for UN action against Pakistan following its release of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, China itself on Monday sought global support against Uyghur militants in Xinjiang saying there should be no ‘double standards’ in the fight against terrorism in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

  • government resolution on sanitation jobs raises hackles

    Mumbai : A Maharashtra government resolution on hereditary employment to sanitary workers from the SC community has raised hackles over the alleged use of a casteist word.

  • India among least honest countries

    London : When it comes to honesty, people rate India among the least honest countries along with China, Japan and South Korea, says a significant study, suggesting that people’s honesty varies significantly between countries, reports IANS.