Free Press Journal
  • JNU row: Is Afzal Guru a martyr? Anurag Thakur asks LS

    New Delhi: Is Afzal Guru a martyr or a terrorist? BJP leader Anurag Thakur on Wednesday raised the question in the Lok Sabha while participating in a discussion on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row.

  • Facebook launches ‘birthday cam’ to send 15-second messages to friends

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook has introduced a new feature on iOS which enables you to wish your friend on their birthday with a 15 second video. The new feature called as the ‘birthday cam’ is available on iOS-only for now and appears on your friends’ profiles on their birthday.

  • Seven Plane Hijacks that terrified India

    Soaring across the friendly skies in a breakthrough invention seems to be the easiest and fastest way to travel. Travelling by plane is one of the most mundanely exciting adventures for a common man. However helplessness seeps in when a hint of danger settles amidst you in the form of a hell bent hijacker. The ruthless contingency of events begins to unfold and showcase a dangling nightmare. There have been many instances

  • Indonesia to close down all red-light districts by 2019

    Bangkok: Indonesia plans to close down all red-light districts in the country by 2019, media reports said on Wednesday. The plan, under the supervision of the Indonesian Social Affairs Ministry, looks to shutting down a total of 168 such prostitution zones in the country, Efe news agency reported. While 68 red-light areas have already been closed down, the remaining will be closed down in the next three years, said Social Affairs Minister

  • Sensex down

    Sensex falls for 2nd day, slumps 321 pts on oil worries

    Mumbai: The market went downhill for the second straight day as the benchmark Sensex today crashed over 321 points amid foreign funds continuing with their selling spree ahead of the Budget and oil struggling to come out of the woods.

  • Amit Shah addressing the media in Patna on Monday.

    Should anti-national slogans be tolerated: Amit Shah to Rahul

    Bahraich: Raising the pitch on the JNU issue, BJP chief Amit Shah today said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders should clarify in Parliament if “anti-national” slogans should be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech.

  • Increase in representation of minorities in govt jobs: Centre

    New Delhi: There has been an increase in representation of minorities in government jobs during the past three years, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. “The percentage of representation of minorities in government job in 2012-13 was 6.91, in 2013-14 was 7.89 and in 2014-15 is 8.70,” he said in a written reply to a query in Lok Sabha, without mentioning their exact number. There were about 37 lakh sanctioned government posts, as

  • Haryana calm, people count losses

    Chandigarh: Haryana remained calm on Wednesday, with people pouring out of their homes in violence-hit districts and supplies of essential commodities restored.

  • Over 4L houses built since 2012 for slum development: Govt

    New Delhi: The government has released over Rs 6,300 crore for slum development since 2012 and over 4 lakh houses have been constructed during this period, Lok Sabha was informed today. Two central schemes — Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) — have together facilitated the construction of as many as 4.04 lakh houses so far between the 2012-13 and 2015-16 fiscals, Minister of State for Housing

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Rail Ministry goes green, saves 12 lakh A-4 paper sheets

    With less than 24-hours remaining for Suresh Prabhu to unveil the Railway Budget for 2016-17, the Indian Railways has launched a micro-site for live budget streaming – http://www.railbudget2016.indianrailways.gov.in.

  • Abe to ignore Obama’s call for not to visit Russia

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia despite the US urging him not to do so, a top government official said on Wednesday. According to Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, Abe’s top spokesperson, the prime minister will make an unofficial visit to Russia to discuss a long-standing territorial dispute between Tokyo and Moscow, Xinhua reported. “Prime Minister Abe is planning an unofficial visit to Russia at an appropriate time before

  • JNU Row: Massive march by ABVP

    Nre Delhi: In retaliation to a massive Tuesday march by students from various universities to protest suicide of Hyderabad University scholar Rohith Vemula that dovetailed into one demanding release of JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, the RSS-linked Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Wednesday brought out an equally massive protest march from the Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar.

  • Sri Lanka vows safe haven for tourists

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday said it will take immediate measures to provide a safe environment for tourists to the island nation. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said the government was concerned at the increasing number of complaints of exploitation and harassment of foreign tourists and warned to take stern action against those involved, Xinhua reported.

  • Left is the ‘witch’ in India’s growth story: BJP in LS

    New Delhi: With assembly elections in Kerala round the corner, the BJP today went hammer and tongs in the Lok Sabha against the Left parties projecting them as the “witch” in the fairy tale of India’s growth story. “When we were children, we saw some witch or some demon in the fairy tales. Likewise, there are witches in every growth story,” BJP member Meenakshi Lekhi said while initiating the discussion on the Motion

  • 42 killed in Cyclone Winston in Fiji

    Bangkok: At least 42 people were killed and more than 19,000 were evacuated as tropical cyclone Winston, of category 5, hit Fiji, the media reported on Wednesday.  The Fijian government was working to restore normalcy in the country after the cyclone also left 89 people injured and one person missing, Efe news agency reported.

  • HC: PIL seeks cancellation of Dutt’s release on remission

    Mumbai: A day before Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt walks out from Yerwada prison, a public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court challenging his early release on remission and alleging that the actor was getting preferential treatment.

  • Brendon McCullum

    Time’s right, says departing McCullum

    Christchurch: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum insisted the time was right to quit international cricket today despite hitting one of his best innings just days earlier.

  • Dodos `not` as dumb as we thought

    Washington D.C.: Famous for their complete lack of a survival instinct, the now-extinct Dodos, whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, might have been quite intelligent, according to a new research. The Stony Brook University work finds that the overall size of the dodo’s brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: pigeons, birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate

  • Election Laws (Amendment) Bill introduced in LS

    New Delhi: A bill to amend two electoral laws to allow a limited delimitation exercise in West Bengal for granting voting rights to people who became Indian citizens following the exchange of enclaves with Bangladesh was introduced in the Lok Sabha today.