Free Press Journal
  • Govt mulls a bank to deal with bad loans

    New Delhi: The government is looking at a proposal to set up a bank or a company to deal with the burgeoning bad loans of state-owned banks, even as the views on the issue are “vertically divided”.

  • Male cancer survivors less likely to have children

    London: Males under the age of 25 diagnosed with cancer are less likely to have children than those without the disease. There is also less likelihood that cancer survivors get married than their peers without a cancer diagnosis. Nevertheless, if they marry, they are three times as likely to turn to assisted fertilization to have children as males with no cancer diagnosis.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad regrets O P Sharma’s hooliganism

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said his party legislator in Delhi O.P. Sharma “should not have taken law into his own hands and not resorted to violence” ahead of a court appearance of JNUSU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been charged with sedition.

  • SC asks cops to ensure proper security at Patiala House court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to ensure proper and adequate security at Patiala House court complex where JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, charged with sedition, is to be produced before a metropolitan magistrate.

  • Oral bacteria linked to higher stroke risk: Study

    New York: Oral bacteria may be involved in several kinds of stroke, including brain hemorrhages and strokes that lead to dementia, says a new study. Strokes are characterised as either ischemic strokes, which involve a blockage of one or more blood vessels supplying the brain, or hemorrhagic strokes, in which blood vessels in the brain rupture, causing bleeding.

  • JNU row: NHRC issues notice to Home Secy, Police Comm

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Union Home Secretary, Chief Secretary, Delhi Police Commissioner and the Registrar of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) over police action in the varsity campus and called for a report within two weeks.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    JNU row: Its fight against ‘make India, break India’, Naqvi

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who joined the BJP protest at the Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday against the ‘anti-national’ slogans raised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, said that there was a struggle underway between the forces of ‘make India and break India’ in which the former was bound to prevail.

  • The last flight announcement of Neerja Bhanot is out

    New Delhi: Though the entire story of air-attendant Neerja Bhanot is very emotional and inspiring, the last recorded voice of the brave heart will surely leave an indelible mark on everyone.

  • Bassi claims of adequate evidence against Kanhaiya Kumar

    New Delhi: Faced with mounting criticism for slapping sedition charges on JNUSU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi today asserted there was “adequate evidence” against him. “We have adequate evidence against him,” Bassi told reporters while emerging from the PMO.

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    Akshay Kumar ‘Airlift’ finally tax free

    Mumbai: ‘Airlift’, the most successful film of 2016 so far and a certified superhit, has now gone Tax Free in Bihar. Though the decision has come in the fourth week run of the film, it is still being hailed for the kind of recognition that has come for the Akshay Kumar starrer.

  • Kanye West

    Kanye West rants about expensive `higher `education

    Washington D.C.: Kanye West may have tweeted about many things, but his recent education-related tweets are surely a noble cause, where the rapper penned his thoughts on the cost of education in America. The 38-year-old rapper took to his Twitter handle to share his friend’s experience to highlight how higher education expenses can cripple Americans, People magazine reports.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Focus on education instead of Afzal Guru: Naidu to students

    New Delhi: Asserting that attempts are being made to attack the nation’s integrity in wake of the JNU campus row, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday asked universities to be apolitical and advised students to focus on their education.

  • Supreme Court nominee would be indisputably qualified: Obama

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has pledged to pick an indisputably qualified nominee for the Supreme Court as he lashed out at Republicans who threatened to block him from filling the key vacancy for which three Indian-Americans could be the possible candidates. “I’m going to present somebody who indisputably is qualified for the seat and any fair-minded person — even somebody who disagreed with my politics — would say would serve with honour and integrity on the court,” Obama told

  • It was fun being backstage at Grammys: Anoushka Shankar

    Los Angeles: Acclaimed sitarist Anoushka Shankar, who recently presented at the 58th annual Grammy Awards, said she had “fun” being backstage with the people she admires. “It was really fun being backstage with people I admire and getting to be a part of what many call the ‘real’ Grammys in the daytime, where a truly global and diverse group of artists are represented,” Anoushka, had earlier shared that she is the “first

  • When Mohit Chauhan wanted to be an actor

    Mumbai: He is regarded as an excellent singer with various hit songs in his kitty but Mohit Chauhan says before he made it big as a musician, he wanted to be an actor.

  • Lessons not learnt from Mumbai attack probe: Pakistani daily

    Islamabad: No lessons appear to have been learnt from the investigations into the 2008 Mumbai attacks, an influential Pakistani daily said Thursday, nonetheless pinning hopes on Pakistan-India talks. An editorial “India-Pakistan talks” in the Dawn on Wednesday said that the start of the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue (CBD) has now been delayed by more than a month, but comments by the Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale suggest that officials from both sides are

  • Two jail wardens suspended after death of an undertrial

    Muzaffarnagar: A day after an undertrial died due to heart attack in the district jail, two jail wardens have been suspended and a judicial inquiry initiated against the chief warden, police said today. The suspended wardens are Deshraj Verma and Gokul Chand, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Jail) V K Shekhar said.