Free Press Journal
  • Sena taunts PM over ‘conspiracy’ remark

    Mumbai: Seizing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that a conspiracy is being hatched to destabilise his government, ally Shiv Sena today sought to know if India will actually remain stable under the current circumstances, considering the rise in terrorist attacks and activities of “anti-national elements” on the JNU campus.

  • India Gate’s 550kg rice bag enters Guinness World Records

    Dubai: A bag of rice weighing 550kgs has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the heaviest bag of rice. The rice bag of India Gate Classic Basmati Rice brand has achieved the feat at the annual 4-day food and hospitality trade show being held here from February 21-25.  The new record by India-based Basmati rice exporter, KRBL Ltd was achieved when the bag was filled in a single day

  • Virat Kohli

    Boundaries work for me as I can’t hit big sixes

    Mirpur: He is among the most dreaded batsmen in international cricket right now but Indian swashbuckler Virat Kohli says he has made peace with one short coming in his game, that he can’t strike big sixes.

  • Chennai expo generates 320 property sales, Rs 285 cr revenue

    Chennai: Coming on the heels of the December deluge that cast shadow on the city’s realty sector, the just-concluded three-day property expo FAIRPRO 2016 here saw a sale of 320 properties generating revenue of about Rs 285 crore, organisers said today.

  • We are not amused: USD 40k toilet for Thai princess unflushed

    Phnom Penh: A luxury commode custom-built for a Thai princess’s visit to Cambodia was left unused despite its hefty USD 40,000 price tag, local officials said Tuesday, in a poor country where the majority of rural dwellers do not have access to a toilet.

  • Dried plums may protect you from radiation-induced bone loss

    Washington: Including dried plums in the diet may prevent bone damage from radiation exposures in space as well as on Earth, a new study has claimed. The study showed that consuming dried plums can protect from ionising radiation that increases oxidative damage in skeletal tissues and results in an imbalance in bone remodelling.

  • 200 houses in Kolkata slum to get light from solar power

    Kolkata: Around 200 houses in a Kolkata slum will be lit up from Tuesday courtesy a portable rooftop gadget that uses solar power to generate light. The brainchild of S.P. Gon Chaudhuri, an expert in renewable energy, the affordable technology works without photovoltaic cells. “It has a dome-like structure that captures sunlight during the day. It will be placed on the rooftop and a concentrated zone of light (like a 100-watt bulb)

  • Gold, Silver

    Gold woes deepen hurt by low demand, silver rebounds

    New Delhi: Falling for the third consecutive day, gold prices eased further by Rs 60 to Rs 28,910 per 10 grams at the bullion market today on subdued demand from jewellers even as the precious metal strengthened overseas. Silver, however, recovered by Rs 150 to Rs 37,250 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Marketmen said muted demand from jewellers and retailers at prevailing levels mainly kept pressure

  • Kirti Azad

    DDCA: Defamation plea against CM, Azad to be heard on Mar 10

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed March 10 for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed by D CA 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.

  • No evidence against us, will cooperate in probe: JNU student

    New Delhi: Rama Naga, one of the four students accused of organising the event at JNU where anti-national slogans were raised, said on Tuesday that they would cooperate with the police in the ongoing probe while adding that they are presently caught in between the confrontation of two groups.

  • A dated photo of students protesting the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad Central University. — PTI

    Hundreds join solidarity march for Rohit Vemula

    New Delhi: Hundreds of students and faculty members of various universities gathered here on Tuesday and took out a march from Ambedkar Bhawan to Jantar Mantar to condemn the “institutional killing” of 26-year-old scholar of the University of Hyderabad (UoH), Rohith Vemula.

  • Jan Dhan has 21 cr a/cs, mobilised Rs 32,000 cr deposits: Prez

     New Delhi: Terming the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) as “the world’s most successful” financial inclusion programme, President Pranab Mukherjee today said Rs 32,000 crore worth of deposits have been mobilised from over 21 crore account holders under the scheme.  In his address to the joint sitting of Parliament, Mukherjee highlighted various social security schemes of the government and the steps taken by it to improve functioning of state-owned banks.

  • Bagan ban: Myanmar stops tourists scaling prized pagodas

    Yangon: Visitors to Myanmar’s ancient capital Bagan will no longer be able to climb the venerated pagodas for a view of the country’s most famous archaeological site following a government edict railing against “disgraceful” tourist behaviour.

  • Pak parliament becomes first in world to run entirely on solar power

    Islamabad: Pakistan parliament today became the first in the world to completely run on solar power, a venture supported by China with USD 55 million funding. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a simple ceremony switched on solar-powered building of the parliament in capital Islamabad.

  • Silvio Berlusconi

    Wikileaks reveals NSA spying on world leaders

    Washington: Wikileaks has published new documents revealing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has spied on world leaders such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

  • Tree plantation drive in temples to mark Jaya’s birthday

    Chennai:  To mark the 68th birthday of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa tomorrow, a massive sapling plantation drive would be taken up in 6,868 temples across the state by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department.    “Arrangements have been made to plant saplings of vilvam (bael) in Shaivite temples and punnai (Alexandrian Laurel) and Magizham (ape flower tree) in Vaishnavite temples,” a release from the HR and CE Department, which manages