Free Press Journal
  • Best Botanical gardens in India to visit during spring

    Spring in India is the most enticing time to fetch your bags and travel. With colorful bloom serenading your sense, the most sensible choice would be to opt for a place of nature to visit. Following is the list of best botanical garden in India to visit during springtime:

  • B S Bassi

    Bassi justifies Sedition charges against JNU studets

    New Delhi: Justifying Sedition charges on the students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University for eulogising Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Friday warned people of indulging in anti-state activities saying that the punishment for the same ranged from three years to life imprisonment.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput starrer ‘Raabta’ goes on floors

    Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput is excited about starting work on “Raabta”, a story he says he is “obsessed with”.  The film marks the directorial debut of producer Dinesh Vijan.

  • India asks US not to give USD 860 million aid to Pak

    New Delhi: India today asked the US not to give USD 860 million aid including USD 265 million for military hardware to Pakistan, saying all such aids go directly into anti-India activities.

  • Turkey says 100,000 refugees in border camps inside Syria

    Oncupinar (Turkey): Some 100,000 Syrian refugees are being looked after in camps inside Syria close to the Turkish border, including 35,000 who this month fled a Russian-backed regime offensive in northern Aleppo province, a top Turkish official said today. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan, whose country has come under increasing pressure to open its border to people fleeing the violence, said the refugees were being accommodated in nine camps just across the border with Syria.

  • Historic Jain temple demolished in Lahore

    Lahore: Notwithstanding a court order, authorities in Pakistan’s Punjab province have demolished the remains of a centuries-old Jain temple to pave the way for a controversial metro line project here. In violation of the Lahore High Court’s order to suspend all work on the line within 200 feet of buildings of historical value, the Punjab government yesterday demolished the remains of the already damaged temple.

  • Pachauri goes on leave, Ashok Chawla new TERI chairman

    New Delhi: The Governing Council of the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) on Friday appointed former finance secretary Ashok Chawla as its new chairman and informed that one of his predecessors, R K Pachauri, has been asked to stay on leave until further notice.

  • Pak must act against 26/11 perpetrators: Rajnath Singh

    Sidharthnagar (U.P): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said David Coleman Headley’s revelations on the 26/11 Mumbai attack has ‘exposed’ Pakistan, adding that Islamabad should now act against theperpetrators.

    “After David Headley’s statements, one thing is clear that there is an ISI’s and Pakistan’s hand in the Mumbai attack. I feel Pakistan has been completely exposed and it should immediately act on the culprits of 26/11,” Singh told the media

  • BCCI has banned me without any evidence: Rauf

    Karachi: Tainted Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf today hit out at the BCCI for imposing a five-year ban on him for corruption, saying that the Indian Board did not have any evidence to pronounce him guilty. Rauf, 59, who was part of the ICC’s elite panel and officiated in Test matches, was accused of accepting expensive gifts from bookies besides placing bets on Indian Premier League matches in the 2013 edition.

  • Simple walking can charge your smartphone

    New York: Mechanical engineers from University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing an innovative energy harvesting and storage technology that can reduce reliance on batteries in mobile devices and charge your smartphone as you walk. Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering, and senior scientist J Ashley Taylor described a technology that could capture the energy of human motion to power mobile electronic devices.

  • Govt panel for appointment of more SC/STs to PSU top posts

    New Delhi: Appointing more persons from SC/ST communities to the top post in PSUs, distribution of land among homeless dalits and their “hand-holding” by banks to promote entrepreneurship figure in the list of recommendations of a high-level government panel, set up for commemoration of the 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar.

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    Blackmoney case: Court allows Moin Qureshi to go abroad

    New Delhi: Businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi, an accused in a black money case, has been allowed to travel abroad for business purposes by a Delhi court on the condition that he would not visit any country which does not have an extradition treaty with India.

  • More natural gas discovered in Myanmar

    Nay Pyi Taw : More natural gas was discovered in the deep-sea offshore block AD-7 at Thalin (1) exploration well in Myanmar’s western Rakhine Basin offshore, sources in the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise under the Ministry of Energy said on Friday. The gas was jointly explored by Daewoo International Corporation and Woodside Energy (Myanmar)Co., Ltd in a joint venture business, Xinhua reported.

  • Communication hotlines between two Koreas cut off

    Seoul: All communication hotlines between South Korea and North Korea have been cut-off after the shutdown of an inter-Korean factory park, Seoul’s defence ministry said on Friday. Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-gyun said all communication hotlines linking the two sides have been blocked as Pyongyang cut off the lines on Thursday following the shutdown of the Kaesong Industrial Zone, Xinhua reported.

  • Tiger, wolf, cat vie to be 2018 FIFA World Cup mascot

    Moscow: A tiger, a wolf and a cat — who will be the mascot for the 2018 football World Cup? The Russian sports ministry has unveiled the short list. An all-Russia vote to select the mascot between the tiger, the wolf and the cat will be launched this fall, reports Tass.

  • Messi extends support to players injured in accident

    Buenos Aires: Argentine football star Lionel Messi has expressed his support for the players from local team Club Atletico Huracan, injured when their bus overturned on way to the airport in Caracas, Venezuela. “(I send my) strength and support to Club Atletico Huracan, their players and coaching staff, especially Pato Toranzo, Diego Mendoza and Pablo Santaella. I wish them all a speedy recovery. I send a big hug to everyone,” Messi wrote