Free Press Journal
  • Japan to send plutonium cache to US under N-deal

    Tokyo : Japan will send a huge cache of plutonium — enough to produce 50 nuclear bombs — to the United States as part of a deal to return the material that was used for research, reports and officials said.

  • Strong magnetic fields very common in stars

    New York : Using a recently developed technique to detect magnetic fields inside stars, a team of astronomers has discovered that these are very common in stars, reports IANS.

  • RBI to share banks’ inspection report

    New Delhi : Bowing down to pressure, the Reserve Bank of India has agreed to share relevant extracts of its banks’ inspection reports with a central economic intelligence wing to help it check money laundering and violations of other banking laws.

  • Jai Bharat Victorious

    Mumbai : Jai Bharat Sports Club struck prime form to inflict a 2-0 defeat on Kanara Bros Sports Club in a league match of the 20th Late Shri Ramanath Payyade Memorial Football League 2015-2016, organised by the Karnatak Sporting Association (KSA) and played at the KSA ground, Cross Maidan. The highlight of Jai Bharat’s comfortable victory was their energetic striker Valentine Pereira who struck both the goals to secure their win and to pocket

  • Prakash Karat

    CPI(M)’s volte-face on Congress

    Former CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat’s thesis, that “politics is just not yes and no”, is his latest contribution to Marxist dialectics apart from being a reality check on friends and foes. Since it recalls Lord Palmerstone’s 19th century aphorism that “nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests”, Karat’s formulation underlines the similarity of proletarian and bourgeois assessments in times of stress. In the CPI(M)’s case, if there

  • Congress backs BJP MP over criticism of RSS chief

    Mumbai : The Congress has backed the BJP MP who criticised RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his statements regarding reservations just before the Bihar assembly polls.

  • How not to counter homophobia

    New York : The argument that sexual orientation is inborn may not be the most effective way to promote more positive attitudes toward lesbian, gay and bisexual people, says a new study, according to IANS.

  • Mega rescue, relief ops in quake-hit Manipur

    Imphal/New Delhi : Massive relief and rescue operations have been launched in Manipur where a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday claimed eight lives, shattered buildings and caused panic even as the National Crisis Management Committee met to review the situation.

  • Day 3 washed out

    Sydney : Rain appears to have scuttled Australia’s hopes of sweeping their series 3-0 over the West Indies after a third-day wash-out in the third and final Test on Tuesday. The entire day was lost through rain, with the tourists on 248 for seven in their first innings and a total of 86.2 overs bowled in the first three days at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The only chance of a result seems to be some

  • Obama to unveil drastic measures on gun control

    Washington : US President Barack Obama is set to introduce a series of gun control executive measures, including expanding background checks, bypassing the Congress in a bid to control mass shooting menace that has claimed over 100,000 lives in the last decade.

  • Zydus Cadila buys select animal health brands of Zoetis

    New Delhi : Zydus Cadila has expanded its animal health business with the acquisition of some select brands and a Haridwar-based manufacturing facility of Zoetis, a global animal health company, for an undisclosed amount. “We believe that this strategic acquisition will strengthen our portfolio of brands and add new dimensions to our growth in the animal health business. We see this as an opportunity to catapult our business to higher levels of excellence,”

  • OZ pull out of U19 World Cup

    Melbourne : Australia on Tuesday withdrew from the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup in Bangladesh, claiming that the security threat in the country remains as high as it was when the senior team’s Test tour was postponed last year. The under-19 World Cup is scheduled to start from January 27 and Australia’s withdrawal takes away quite a bit of sheen from the tournament given that the team from Down Under has won the trophy

  • Element 113 on periodic table discovered in Asia

    Tokyo : Element 113, discovered by Japan-based RIKEN group and led by scientist Kosuke Morita, has become the first element on the periodic table found in Asia, reports IANS.

  • Teertha Iska shocks Padamata

    Mumbai : Andhra Pradesh’s Teertha Iska convincingly beat the second seed Sneha Padamata 6-0, 6-4 to stage a major upset on the second day of the MSLTA Dreamzkraft all India women’s open tennis tournament conducted by Khar Gymkhana. Teertha, a student of Delhi University played some fine tennis throughout the match where she dominated right from the start to comfortably enter the second round. In the other matches, the seventh seed Himani Mor

  • US sues Volkswagen for emissions cheating; faces $20 bln penalty

    Washington : The US has sued Volkswagen alleging that nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles, including all its brands, had illegal defeat devices installed resulting in excess harmful emissions and the German automobile giant faces penalties well above USD 20 billion.

  • Notorious thief posing as gas co technician nabbed

    Bhayandar : A notorious thief who used to pose as a representative of piped cooking gas company and steal valuables from apartments in Mira Road landed into the custody of the Naya Nagar police on Tuesday.

  • Despite ceasefire, Syrians starve in besieged town

    Beirut : In the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, skeletal residents are braving landmines and snipers to scrounge for food despite a rare ceasefire deal that was meant to allow aid to enter.

  • FM meet: India Inc to pitch for simplified I-T laws

    New Delhi :  Industry chambers will push for simplification of Income Tax laws and calibrated phasing out of exemptions after lowering of corporate tax rate during their meeting today with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.