Free Press Journal
  • Non-Jat communities threatens to hold protest

    Jind: Leaders of 35 non-Jat communities today threatened to launch protest if any action is taken by BJP against its party MP Raj Kumar Saini in connection with the Jat stir for quota. Attacking BJP, a Backward class leader Surya Prakash said that the party was trying to shift the blame for the agitation on Saini.

  • NASA

    NASA releases 1969 recording of ‘strange music’ from outer space

    New York: The US space agency has released the archived audio tapes of a conversation between Apollo 10 astronauts about an “outer-space-type music” as their craft flew on the far side of the moon in 1969, a couple of months before Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, media reports said. Although the text from the transcript of the discussion was released in 2008, the audio recording is only just being made

  • Recap, review of Railway Budget 2015

    The Railway Budget of 2016-17 is said to primarily focus on a massive capacity creation for the entire population of India who have given it a position of its lifeline. Commuters have got their eyeballs stacked at the upcoming budget agendas placed by the Railway Ministry. The points mentioned below are the ones made in the previous year’s Railway Budget by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. We take down to scrutinize how far the ministry went to

  • In-form India face Bangladesh in Asia Cup opener 

    Dhaka: With two back to back T20 series wins and Virat Kohli coming back after being rested, India look like a force to reckon with as they kick-off their Asia Cup campaign against hosts Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Wednesday.

  • Celine Dion to perform post husband’s death

    Los Angeles: Celine Dion will make her return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and it will be her first show since the death of her husband Rene Angelil last month.

  • ‘Rising coastal activities exerting pressure on Sundarbans’

    Panaji: India’s Sundarbans is facing increasing pressure owing to peoples’ needs and multiple uses that coastal and marine areas can be put to, a group of researchers from West Bengal told an  international conference. “The marine environment of Indian Sundarbans which includes the adjacent coastal area, is facing a number of pressures arising out of the need of people, and the multiple uses that coastal and marine areas can be put to,” a

  • Christ was a Tamil Hindu, claims book by Savarkar’s brother

    Mumbai: A controversial book penned by brother of Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar, claiming Jesus
    Christ was a Tamil Hindu, is being re-launched 70 years after it was first published.  The book, penned by Ganesh Savarkar, elder brother of V D Svarkar, will be re-launched here on February 26, the death anniversary of the Hindutva icon, president of the Swatantryaveer Savarkar National Memorial Ranjit Savarkar said.

  • Facebook

    Global Internet users rise 300 mn to 3.2 bn in 2015: Facebook

    Hyderabad: Internet users globally grew by 300 million to 3.2 billion at the end of 2015, partly due to affordable data and rising global income, says a report by social media giant Facebook. “At the end of 2014, there were 2.9 billion Internet users globally. By the end of 2015, this figure was predicted to have reached 3.2 billion, 43 per cent of the world’s population,” said the report titled ‘State of

  • Aaditya, BJP leader in twitter war to claim credit for works

    Mumbai: A full blown social media war today broke out between Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya and BJP Mumbai president Ashish Shelar over claiming credit for development works like a football ground, open garden and promenade in suburban Bandra.

  • arundhati roy

    HC adjourns contempt plea against Arundhati Roy for 4 weeks

    Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has adjourned the hearing on criminal contempt petition against noted author Arundhati Roy for four weeks as her plea challenging the proceedings is still pending before the Supreme Court.

  • NF Rly cancells various trains due to protests

    Guwahati: In view of Jat agitation over Northern Railway and North Western Railway, and GCPA stir at New Cooch Behar over Northeast Frontier Railway, the latter has cancelled or diverted several trains to and from north India and other regions, an NF Railway release said today.

  • Sensex down

    Caution-selling dents markets, Sensex recedes by 317 points

    Mumbai: Caution-selling, combined with profit-booking and negative global indices, dragged the Indian equity markets lower during the mid-afternoon trade session on Tuesday. Consequently, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE receded by 317 points, or 1.33 percent. Similarly, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded in the red. It edged down by 107.05 points, or 1.48 percent, at 7,127.50 points.

  • ICC penalises Hazlewood for abusing third umpire

    Dubai: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the fourth day’s play in the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch on Tuesday.

  • SpiceJet commences three-day pre-summer sales

    New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday launched a three-day ‘pre-summer sale’ with fares as low as Rs.599 for all non-stop flights across its domestic network. According to the budget passenger carrier, the ongoing three-day sale will last till midnight of February 25. The travel period covered in the sale offer commences from March 1 to April 13 later this year.

  • Court to hear DDCA defamation plea against CM, Azad on Mar 10

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed March 10 for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed by DDCA and its vice president Chetan Chauhan against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad for allegedly defaming the cricketing body by making “scandalous” remarks.  The matter was posted for the next date as Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra was on leave. The court had earlier posted the complaint for today for consideration

  • Karan Johar corners Aditya Roy Kapur on dating Shraddha Kapoor

    Mumbai: If you missed this interview on UTV’s Hot Chocolate With Karan and Aditya (an unapologetic attempt to mimic Johar’s ‘Koffee With Karan’) then you’ve missed the first and only on-record admission on camera of the alleged relationship between Aditya and Shraddha.

  • Jats, reservation

    Jat protesters vandalise rail station, burn train engine

    Bharatpur (Raj):A mob today vandalised a railway station and set ablaze a goods train engine in the district where normal life remained affected for the second consecutive day due to the Jat quota stir. Police fired in the air and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse mobs at two places.

  • Chinese phones go global after pushing aside Apple, Samsung

    Seoul: Move over, Apple and Samsung. The next big smartphone might be from little-known Chinese brands such as TCL and OPPO. Along with other Chinese phone makers such as Huawei and Xiaomi, Chinese brands have surpassed Samsung in China and are encroaching on Apple’s turf.