Free Press Journal
  • Jat stir: Protests turn violent even after govt hold talks

    New Delhi: Haryana government expected a solution to the Jat quota issue to emerge out of the talks with community leaders but the protests took a violent turn, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, defending the Centre and the Haryana government on the handling of the agitation.

  • Muslim women today escorted off plane for “staring” at crew member

    Los Angeles: In a shocking incident, two Muslim women were escorted off of a plane by police after a cabin crew member accused them of “staring” at her. The pair had flown from Boston to Los Angeles in the US without incident but were singled out after the JetBlue passenger plane landed, witnesses said.

  • First case of Zika virus infection linked to paralysis

    London: In a first, a 15-year-old girl diagnosed with paralysis-causing myelitis was found to be infected by Zika virus, French researchers have reported. “This case strengths the hypothesis regarding the neurotropic nature of the Zika virus. It highlights the existence of neurological complications in the acute phase of the infection,” said the researchers. “Furthermore, this is a single case. Future studies will be needed,” the study said.

  • Miss India Organisation launches pet adoption initiative

    Mumbai: Believing that beauty is more than just skin deep, the Miss India Organisation launched an ‘Adopt a Pet’ initiative here in association with World For All Animal Care and Adoptions (WFA) on Women’s Day.

  • Shriya Saran to walk for brand Anaikka at AIFW 2016

    New Delhi: Actress Shriya Saran will walk for the brand Anaikka, headed by designer Kanika Saluja, at the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2016, starting here from March 16.

  • England ready to play aggressive cricket in World T20: Stokes

    Mumbai: England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Wednesday said the team is a balanced one and will continue to play their aggressive brand of cricket at the World Twenty20 tournament. The 27-day tournament got underway in Nagpur on March 8 and will be played at eight venues across India with Eden Gardens in Kolkata scheduled to host the final on April 3. India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Australia are clubbed in Super 10

  • India, West Indies get ready for dress rehearsal

    Kolkata: Their combination more or less settled, India will look to get some much-needed practice and attain perfection in all departments when they take on an under-prepared West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 warm-up fixture here tomorrow. India are in the middle of a dream run having won their sixth Asia Cup title recently after series wins in Australia and at home against Sri Lanka.

  • Tiny fuel cell to make drones fly more than an hour

    Seoul: A team of South Korean researchers has developed a novel fuel cell that can let drones fly for more than an hour and can lead to smartphones batteries that need charge only once a week. The unmanned arial vehicles (UAVs) generally have limited flight time owing to small battery capacity. Professor Gyeong Man Choi and doctoral student Kun Joong Kim developed a miniaturised Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) to replace lithium-ion batteries

  • India favourites to win World T20: England captain Morgan

    Mumbai: England skipper Eoin Morgan on Wednesday said hosts India are favourites to win the World Twenty20 cricket tournament considering their familiarity with the conditions and rich form lately. India come into the competition on the back of an excellent run of form in the shortest version of the game. They had back-to-back T20 series victories against Australia and Sri Lanka apart form winning the Asia Cup T20 competition last week.

  • Beatles producer George Martin dies

    London: George Martin, record producer of the Beatles, has died. He was 90. The cause of death of Martin, who was also known as the “fifth Beatle”, has not yet been released, reported The Guardian.  The news of the death first emerged in a tweet from Ringo Starr, the Beatles drummer. “God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed,” Starr posted on Twitter.

  • Sebi lets off Reliance Petroinvestments in IPCL insider case

    New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi has let off Mukesh Ambani-led RIL Group’s Reliance Petroinvestments Ltd (RPIL) in an almost 9-year-old alleged insider trading case involving shares of the erstwhile IPCL on lack of evidence to establish prior access to sensitive information.

  • Himachal CM vows to provide full security during World T20 matches

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday put the ball in BCCI’s court ahead of the much anticipated India-Pakistan clash in Dharamsala, but assured that they would provide full security to any team which visits the state to play the World T20.

  • Apple rumoured to be joining smartphone display size race

    New York: If rumours are to be believed, smartphone giant Apple is coming up with a 5.8-inch iPhone that will feature a tough AMOLED display panel and may launch it in 2018 or even earlier in 2017, media reports said. The AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display is thinner and more power-efficient display as compared to current LCD screen and has more depth in colours and clarity.

  • Sri Sri event row: Don’t test our patience, says NGT to Centre

    New Delhi – In a brand new hurdle for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living World Culture Festival in Delhi, the Water Resource Ministry today informed the National Green Tribune (NGT) that they have not given any permission for the event and the bench expressed its displeasure to the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

  • NASA tests inflatable heat shield for Mars mission

    Washington: NASA has successfully tested its donut-shaped inflatable heat shield technology that works like a parachute and will enable a spacecraft to land safely when it descends through the high temperature atmosphere of a planet such as Mars. Before NASA uses its new inflatable technology for slowing spacecraft that are entering the atmospheres of other planets, it will first need to be packed into the tight
    confines of a rocket. Engineers at NASA’s Langley Research Centre in US, put the technology to

  • Jat Agitation

    Railways suffered Rs 55.92 cr loss due to Jat agitation

    New Delhi: Railways has suffered a loss of Rs 55.92 crore due to damage to property, cancellation of 2,314 trains and tickets were cancelled during the recent Jat agitation, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

  • Has Star India acquired Hrithik Rohan’s ‘Kaabil’ for Rs 45 crores

    Gone are the days (read ‘era’) when the filmmakers relied solely on the box-office collections in order to calculate their profits. In the present era, even the sky is not seeming to be the limit when it comes to a selling ‘quality’ film with hot starcast and crew. Be it in film branding, selling the satellite rights, music rights… the film makers are kept busy all the