Free Press Journal
  • Coast Guard intercepts Pak fishing boat in Kutch, 11 held

    Ahmedabad: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) today intercepted a Pakistani fishing boat which illegally entered into Indian maritime boundary off Jakhau coast in Kutch district and arrested 11 fishermen onboard, officials said.

  • Shani temple row: CPI (M) slams govt for delaying women’s entry

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Saturday questioned the Maharashtra Government delay in granting permission to women to enter the Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar. CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat claimed that the Maharashtra Government has no intention of following the democratic path.

  • Rescue operation continues in Siachen

    New Delhi: The rescue operation to find the 10 soldiers who were buried alive after an avalanche hit an army post in Siachen on February 3 is continuing with additional specialised equipment and teams deployed at the site, said the Ministry of Defence in a press release issued here on Saturday.

  • MCD Engineers Association calls off strike

    New Delhi: As Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung made a unilateral offer of Rs. 300 crores as loan to the North and East Corporations from the DDA, the forum of Municipal Corporation of Delhi Engineers Association called off their strike on Saturday.

  • Twitter shuts down over 125,000 terrorist accounts

    New York: In its bid to curb the spread of terrorism-related tweets on its platform, the micro-blogging site has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to the Islamic State (IS).

  • Apollo 14 astronaut who walked on the Moon dies at 85

    Washington: Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, a module pilot on Apollo 14 mission that touched down the lunar surface on February 5, 1971, died in Florida this week on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing.

  • Mumbai Sessions’ court set to hear Indrani’s bail plea

    Mumbai: Hearing on prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukerjea’s bail plea will begin in the Mumbai Sessions’ court on Saturday morning. Indrani had, earlier, moved the sessions’ court seeking bail on medical grounds.

  • I don’t deserve the Oscar: Matt Damon

    London: Hollywood star Matt Damon does not think he deserves the best actor Oscar. In just a few weeks’ time, Hollywood’s elite will be honoured at the Academy Awards, with Oscar-winner Damon once again in the running for a statue. He went home a winner at this year’s Golden Globes, but his nomination in the comedy category for sci-fi drama “The Martian” didn’t sit well with some, reported Independent online.

  • Dalai lama, Barack Obama

    Obama greets Dalai Lama, upsets China

    Beijing/London: US President Barack Obama has angered China after warmly acknowledging Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and calling him “a good friend” at a national prayer breakfast in Washington, media reports said on Saturday. Obama did not directly meet the Dalai Lama who was seated among the audience at the annual White House National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, but bowed to the Tibetan Buddhist leader and called him a “good friend”,

  • Centre says LED bulbs given to Maha meet quality standards

    Mumbai: Amid war of words between the BJP and Shiv Sena over the installation of LED lights in the city, the Centre has now contended that the bulbs distributed by it to Maharashtra meet all quality standards. In a statement issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) Mumbai, the agency, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), engaged in distribution of LED bulbs as part of energy conservation drive of the government says that the LED bulbs distributed by it meet the luminance

  • US advises abstinence, condom use to prevent Zika spread

    Washington: The US government on Friday urged men who recently travelled to areas where Zika virus runs rife and their pregnant sex partners to abstain from sexual activity or consistently and correctly use condoms during sex for the duration of the pregnancy. The new interim guidelines, issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), also said men who are concerned about sexual transmission of Zika virus to a non-pregnant

  • India opens medal account; wins gold, silver in cycling

    Guwahati: India opened their medal account with cyclist T Vijyalaxmi grabbing the first gold of the 12th South Asian Games in women’s 30km individual time trial finalon the first day of competitions here today. The Manipuri cyclist won the event in 49 minutes and 24 seconds.

  • Make In India

    Industrialists attend ‘Make in India Week’ seminar in US

    Washington: Leading industrialists in the US have attended a ‘Make in India Week’ seminar in Chicago,during which several American companies showed interest in reaping benefits of the opportunity to invest in India. ‘Make in India’ is one of the flagship schemes of the Indian government which is aimed at transforming Indian economy from services driven growth model to intensive manufacturing-driven growth not only to increase productivity but also to promote India as an international manufacturing  hub, Consul General

  • Strong quake hits Taiwan, 3 dead; 221 rescued from rubble

    Taipei: Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck, leaving still others trapped inside. Firefighters and soldiers scrambled with ladders, cranes and other equipment to the two towers that folded like an accordion in a pile of rubble and twisted metal and extracted dazed survivors.

  • African students protest against Tanzanian student attack

    Bengaluru: Scores of African students staged a protest here on Saturday against the attack on the Tanzanian girl student.The agitators raised slogans demanding justice for the victim and carried posters reading ‘give justice to foreigners’ and ‘say no to violence’.