Free Press Journal
  • OROP rally

    OROP: 4 ex-servicemen climbs water tank, threatens suicide

    Ludhiana: Four ex-servicemen climbed atop a water tank here and threatened to commit suicide by jumping off it if their demands regarding the One Rank One Pension (OROP) issue were not met, police said. Ex-servicemen Harbhal Singh, Pargat Singh, Gurdial Singh and Kartar Singh, all residents of Taran Taran, said they would end their lives by jumping off the water tank if the government did not accept their demands.

  • Cancer cases among women on the rise: Govt

    New Delhi: There has been a spike in cancer cases among women over recent years with breast cancer being of particular concern as it is found to be increasing in both urban and rural areas, the government today said. Rise in cancer cases is due to a larger ageing population, unhealthy lifestyle, use of tobacco and tobacco products, etc., it added.

  • A B Bardhan CPI leader

    CPI leader Bardhan’s condition ‘critical but stable’

    New Delhi: The condition of veteran CPI leader A B Bardhan, who was admitted to a hospital here on Monday after he suffered a paralytic stroke, is “critical but stable”, CPI said today. “Senior CPI leader Bardhan, a veteran of Left movement who was admitted to GB Pant Hospital after he complained of breathlessness, continues to be critical but stable. He had brain hemorrhage,” CPI said in a statement.

  • P C Chacko

    Govt. responsible for functioning of Parliament: P. C. Chacko

    New Delhi: Responding to the repeated Parliament adjournments, Congress leader P. C. Chacko on Friday alleged that the Government is acting with a vendetta against Congress leaders and that the functioning of Parliament is responsibility of the government.

  • Danish woman gangrape: Accused claim innocence in court

    New Delhi: Two of the accused, who are facing trial for allegedly gangraping a 52-year-old Danish woman here last year, today claimed innocence in a Delhi court saying the police has falsely implicated them in the case. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Kaveri Baweja recorded the statements of accused Mahender and Arjun in which they both denied the charges of raping the woman.

  • AAP supporters shout slogans during their protest outside the residence of BJP's OP Sharma following his statement about AAP's Alka Lamba in New Delhi on Wednesday.

    Centre misusing agencies against Delhi govt, alleges AAP

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party today accused the BJP-ruled Centre of misusing agencies, including Delhi Police, at its disposal against the city government at a time when “political vendetta” is at its height. The party shared a number of cases where its workers, volunteers and MLAs were “falsely charged” by Delhi Police and later acquitted by the judiciary.

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Samajwadi Party open for alliance in 2019 LS polls

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party (SP) is open for tie-up for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said here today even as he ruled out the possibility of forging alliance with any party for 2017 state assembly polls. Speaking during ‘Agenda Aaj Tak’ conference here, Akhilesh reiterated that he would like to see his father and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav don the role of Central leader after 2019

  • Coast Guard raises issue of anti-nationals exploiting Sundarbans

    Kolkata: The Coast Guard today raised the issue of exploitation of uninhabited islands of Sundarbans along the Indo-Bangla border by anti-national elements at a meeting with other defence and security agencies. At the second Annual Lead Intelligence Agency Conference here, the Coast Guard which is the lead intelligence agency for coastal borders and the coordinating agency for coastal security, pointed out the vulnerabilities due to topography and riverine patches along India-Bangladesh borders.

  • Human skin detection technology for improved security

    Washington: Researchers have developed a novel 2D technology which uses the absorption characteristics of melanin, haemoglobin and water to better characterise human skin for improved security, search and rescue.

  • Brain

    Singing boosts memory in early dementia

    Helsinki: Singing favourite songs aloud can not only boost the mood but also improve memory in people with early stages of dementia, a team of Finnish researchers has found.

  • Twitter

    Twitter to tap people without Twitter accounts for money

    New York: Twitter will start showing ads to its people who visit Twitter every month but who don’t have active user accounts, the company has announced. The number of such “logged out” users is somewhere around 500 million.

  • healthcare system

    Healthcare system in India needs radical transformation: study

    London: India’s healthcare delivery system needs a radical transformation if the country is to achieve the government’s vision of assuring health for all, according to new research published in The Lancet. The study documents not only India’s progress on major health indicators in the past decade, but also its many deficiencies.

  • David-Headley

    Making Headely an approver in 26/11 a tactical move: Ex-cop

    Mumbai: Former Mumbai Police Commissioner M N Singh today hailed city police’s decision to make Pakistani-American LeT operative David Headley an approver in the 26/11 case saying it is a “wise and tactful” move as it would further expose Pakistan’s role in the entire “conspiracy” against India.

  • Manohar Parrikar evades question on Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims in US

    Washington: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar deftly ducked a “potential nuclear bomb” of a question on Donald Trump’s controversial call to ban all Muslims entering America, saying “in India, we gel well” and “don’t look towards communities with suspicion”.

  • Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill slam

    Meek Mill and I are not engaged: Nicki Minaj

    Los Angeles:  Rapper Nicki Minaj has denied reports that she is planning to marry anytime soon. She has confirmed that the ring that hip-hop artist Meek Mill gave to her was simply a token of his affection for her and not an engagement ring.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin orders military in Syria to respond firmly to threats

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin today ordered his top military brass to respond firmly to threats in Syria, speaking two weeks after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in the war-torn country. “I order you to act as tough as possible,” he told a defence meeting in televised remarks. “Any targets threatening the Russian grouping or our land infrastructure should be immediately destroyed.”

  • Aditi Sharma relives her childhood memories at Varanasi ghats

    Varanasi: Actress Aditi Sharma, who is making her small screen debut with popular show “Gangaa”, got a chance to relive her childhood memories while shooting for the soap opera here. Aditi, who has appeared in films like “Mausam”, “Ladies vs Ricky Bahl” and “Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami”, will take over the title role of child actress Ruhana Khanna in the &TV show post a leap of 10 years.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    HC verdict very positive for Salman, might meet him soon: SRK

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he feels happy for his colleague-friend and actor Sa man Khan after the Bombay High Court acquitted him in the 13-year-old hit-and-run-case. Yesterday, the 49-year-old actor was acquitted of all the charges, after the court held that the prosecution had failed to prove its case.