Free Press Journal
  • Facebook Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg during an interaction with IIT students at IIT Delhi on Wednesday. PTI

    Now, one billion people use Facebook-owned WhatsApp

    New York – Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp has reached the milestone of one-billion users, with 42 billion messages being exchanged daily, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday.

  • Operation Smile-2, success in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar – The countrywide Operation Smile-2 campaign, which started in January this year to trace out missing children, has achieved significant success in Odisha rescuing 515 children.

  • Vaccine for Zika virus may take 3-5 years

    Wellington – Researchers will take around three to five years to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, the Brazilian president’s chief of staff said, as the World Health Organisation declared a global health emergency over the disease.

  • Queen

    Revathy to direct Tamil, Telugu remake of ‘Queen’

    Chennai – Veteran actress-filmmaker Revathy, known for directing films like “Mitr, My Friend” and “Phir Milenge” will helm the yet-untitled Tamil and Telugu remake of Vikas Bahl’s critically-acclaimed 2013 film “Queen“.

  • Ted Cruz

    US elections 2016: Clinton, Cruz claim early leads

    Washington D.C. – Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Hillary Clinton claimed early leads in the Iowa caucuses as voters begun meeting in schools, churches and other venues across the state.

  • Ramasundram becomes first woman to head paramilitary

    New Delhi – With her appointment as Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), which guards India’s frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan, 58-year-old Tamil Nadu-cadre IPS officer Archana Ramasundram has become the first woman to head a paramilitary force.

  • Zika Virus

    Zika virus outbreak constitutes public health emergency: WHO

    Geneva – The recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil constituted a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

  • Hema Malini speaks to the press in Mumbai on Monday.

    Have not grabbed any land: Hema Malini

    Mumbai – Actress-politician Hema Malini, who is in news for a controversy over allotment of land to her for a dance institute at a throw-away price, on Monday denied to have grabbed any land saying it was her right to have it.

  • Indrani, Peter upset about Sheena-Rahul relationship

    Mumbai : The CBI today told a special court here today that Indrani Mukerjea, a prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, and her husband, former media baron Peter Mukerjea, were unhappy with the relationship between her daughter, Sheena, and Peter’s son, Rahul, reports PTI.

  • Bloomer: PEB declares lakhs of examinees successful, withdraws result

    BHOPAL :  The genie of ‘Vyapam scam’ has again come out of the bottle. Vyapam – now renamed Professional Examination Board (PEB) – after announcing the results of Forest Guard Recruitment Exam conducted by it on January 30, changed it within 48 hours. In the wake of the bloomer, the Board has suspended a programmer and has served show-cause notice on the Joint Controller of Exams.

  • NIA picks up ‘IS agent’ from Bhopal

    BHOPAL :  A man, said to be associated with the international terror outfit ISIS, was picked up a team of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) from a house located in Pulti Ghar area under Tilajamalpura Police Station on Monday. A team of city crime branch accompanied the NIA sleuths.

  • Leaders in Raisen create problems if good officer is posted: Bhargava

    BHOPAL :  Cooperatives Minister Gopal Bhargava, in a departmental review meeting in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan here on Monday, said leaders in Raisen district create problems if a good officer is posted there.

  • Man jumps from bridge as cops rain lathis on MGNREGS staffers

    BHOPAL :  Many protestors sustained injuries after police lathi-charged and lobbed teargas shells at agitating MGNREGS contractual officials, who were demonstrating in semi-nude condition under the banner of “MGNREGS Contractual Workers Officers/Karmachari Evum Rajgar Sahayak Sangathan” at Chhola Maidan for regularisation.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Shivraj gets cracking to save SC,ST vote bank

    BHOPAL :  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), fearing the loss of its grip on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes vote bank across the country, has also made Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan concerned.

  • Sewage farming- Will install Effluent Treatment Plants: MoEF tells NGT

    BHOPAL :  On the issue use of sewage water for farming, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), on Monday, assured the Central Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) that installation of Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) instead of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) was under consideration and that the Central Pollution Control Board, State Pollution Control Boards and their agriculture department would be instructed to take initiative in this direction. MoEF also