Free Press Journal
  • Manohar Parrikar, Indian Defence Minister

    Will ensure soldiers in difficult terrain are properly compensated: Parrikar

    New Delhi: Citing the strategic significance of Siachen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that the glacier was an important area to secure, adding that the government would ensure proper compensation to all the soldiers who work in difficult terrain.

  • Rat grounds Chinese plane

    Beijing: A Chinese plane was forced to return to its port of origin after a rat was found to have hitched a ride and was scuttling about the cabin, Loong Air said on Friday. The budget carrier plane left Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, after 7 a.m. and was headed for Xishuangbanna Dai in Yunnan province when the rat was discovered, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • 80 districts do not have a blood bank: Govt

    New Delhi: More than 80 districts in the country do not have a blood bank, the government today said even as it noted that most of these districts have been newly crafted.

  • Govt. targets Congress after G.K. Pillai’s claim in Ishrat Jahan case

    New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affair Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday asked the Congress Party to come clean on the assertion made by former home secretary G.K. Pillai that there was a ‘political interference’ in the Ishrat Jahan case.

  • Manipur revive tradition of Polo

    Imphal: The modern game of polo, which is played professionally in over 16 countries, has its roots in Manipur, therefore, authorities in Manipur are making efforts to revive and popularize the sport in India and rest of the world.

  • Hopes rise for thaw in ties between Vatican, Beijing

    Beijing: The hopes have risen for a thaw in ties between China and the Vatican under the leadership of President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis, Chinese media reported. The Vatican seems incompatible in many ways with Beijing, the hearts of the Catholic faith and the biggest Communist nation, the country with the smallest population in the world and the country with the largest, the Global Times reported on Friday.

  • Caste Reservation

    Deprived sections can’t be denied of quota benefits: SC

    New Delhi: Setting aside a Delhi High Court’s verdict that selected persons cannot be accorded quota benefits on account of non-submission of Other Backward Class (OBC) certificate before the cut off date, the Supreme Court referred to an earlier High Court verdict that had said the candidature of SC and ST category candidates could not be rejected simply on account of the late submission of caste certificate.

  • Pay hike unlikely to destabilise prices: Survey

    New Delhi:The hike in wages under the Seventh Pay Commission is unlikely to destabilise prices and will have little impact on inflation, the Economic Survey said today.

  • Just walking around can help you live longer

    New York: Even if you do not sweat it out in the gym very morning, swapping out just a few minutes of sedentary time with some sort of movement can help you live longer, suggests new research. In the study involving over 3,000 people aged 50 to 79, the researchers found that the least active people were five times more likely to die during the study period than the most active people and

  • 3D printer creates braille maps for visually impaired

    New York: Using a high-tech 3D printer, a Rutgers University undergraduate and his professor have created sophisticated braille maps to help blind and visually impaired people navigate their surroundings. The three plastic tactile maps are for each floor at the Joseph Kohn Training Centre, a state-funded facility for the blind and visually impaired in New Brunswick. The goal now is to print maps for all of the center’s students.

  • ISKCON centre booked as students fall ill after midday meal

    Thane: A case was today registered against an ISKCON centre located at Wada after over 100 students at a Zilla Parishad-run primary school in neighbouring Palghar district were hospitalised on eating the midday meal supplied by the organisation.

  • Pak sets up JIT to probe Pathankot terror attack

    Islamabad: Pakistan has set up a five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the Pathankot airbase terror attack, a week after it lodged an FIR into the incident. The JIT would be visiting the airbase next month to gather evidence subject to permission by the Indian government to conduct its own investigation.

  • ‘International conspiracy’ derailed India’s indigenous space project

    Bengaluru: The third and final successful ground test of the indigenous cryogenic engine by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) last Friday has raised hopes of launching the country’s first heavy-lift version of the geostationary satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) in December.

  • Indian eves continue winning run on SA Tour

    South Africa:  The Indian women’s hockey team continued its winning streak on its tour to South Africa by routing Scotland national team 5-0 here.

  • Mouth-watering truffles not contaminated by radioactivity: Study

    London:  Burgundy or summer truffles – fungi that range among the most expensive foods in the world – are safe to eat, say researchers, suggesting that these truffles found mostly in central Europe contain only negligible amounts of radioactive compounds.  The 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine released substantial quantities of radioactive particles, especially caesium-137 (137Cs).

  • Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Baywatch’ to release on May 19, 2017

    Los Angeles:  The release date of Indian actress Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut “Baywatch” has been set as May 19, 2017. The film’s principal photography has already begun, Paramount Pictures has announced.