Free Press Journal
  • Suu Kyi’s party gets two presidential candidates

    Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar parliament’s two houses on Friday elected U Htin Kyaw and U Henry Van Htee Yu of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) as two of three vice presidents to be nominated for a presidential race after qualification scrutiny. Both the presidential candidates from the ruling NLD are close associates of NLD chief Aung San Suu Kyi and won with thumping majority to join the presidential race.

  • Herald case: Court allows Swamy’s plea to summon INC documents

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today allowed a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and summoned certain documents pertaining to financial details of Indian National Congress (INC) for the year 2010-2011 in the National Herald case.

  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini slams haters online

    London: Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who has been a victim of online abuse since she went public with her relationship with One Direction singer Liam Payne, has hit out at her haters on the web.

  • Strict measures against cheating in class 10 exams in Bihar

    Patna: The Bihar School Examination Board is employing strict measures against cheating, including CCTV cameras and prohibitory orders against ‘unlawful assembly’, in conducting class 10 exams that started on Friday.

  • Anand set to meet Topalov in Candidates’ opener

    Moscow: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will make his opening move against former challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the first round of the Candidates here. It appears to be a favourable draw for the Indian ace as he gets four whites in the first half of the three-week long event, to be played on a double round robin basis between eight players. Historically, Anand has finished well when he has started well and the pairings, if anything, promise a decent

  • RSS asks govt to check ‘anti-national’ activities in varsities

    Nagaur (Raj): RSS today asked the government to check “subversive” elements indulging in “anti-national” activities in universities for long and questioned how slogans calling for break-up of the country made in JNU can be tolerated.

  • Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill four hostages

    Manila: The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist group threatened to kill four hostages within a month if an unspecified ransom amount is not paid to it, the media reported on Friday.  In the video posted on Facebook, the hostages appear on their knees before a group of heavily armed men, EFE news reported. John Ridsdel and Robert Hall (Canadians), Kjartan Sekkingsta and Filipina Marites Flor who is Hall’s partner were kidnapped last September

  • Entry fee offset in spectrum bids caused Rs 5,476-cr loss: CAG

    New Delhi: Adjustment of one-time entry fee paid by telecom companies whose licences were quashed by the Supreme Court against the spectrum price they paid in 2012-13 deprived national exchequer of Rs 5,476.3 crore, a CAG report tabled in Parliament said today.

  • Probiotics may help fight tooth cavities

    New York: A team of US researchers has identified a new bacteria that may keep bad bacteria in check and can help prevent oral cavities using probiotics. According to researchers, the findings could lead to the development of a supplement that patients could take orally to prevent cavities.

  • Aadhaar Bill 2016 passed in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The Aadhar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill 2016 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Friday after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved the key bill for consideration.

  • Akram rates Kohli as `world’s best batman`

    Karachi : Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has showered praise on Indian prolific cricketer Virat Kohli, describing him as the ‘best batsman in the world’. The 49-year-old believes Kohli was currently at that phase of his career where the batsmen learn to score runs in every situation. Admitting that the Indian batsman plays with authority in all the three formats of the game, the former left-arm pacer said that he would have found it

  • Mumbai orphanage Murder, gangrape: Death sentence commuted

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today commuted the death sentence awarded to Ramchandra Karanjule, the former director of an orphanage in Navi Mumbai, for murdering an inmate and gangraping five mentally challenged girls at the premises.

  • Vijay Mallya

    ED summons Mallya, questions sr executive in IDBI fraud case

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate(ED) today issued summons for appearance to liquor baron Vijay Mallya besides questioning a senior executive of Kingfisher airlines as part of its money laundering probe in the alleged default in payment of Rs 900 crore dues to IDBI bank.

  • Why some people are more prone to anxiety

    London: People suffering from anxiety perceive the world in a fundamentally different way than others, a finding that may help explain why certain people are more prone to anxiety. The research shows that people diagnosed with anxiety are less able to distinguish between a neutral, “safe” stimulus (in this case, the sound of a tone) and one that had earlier been associated with gaining or losing money.

  • DMDK’s decision not a setback for us: DMK

    Chennai: Putting up a brave face after his party’s sustained efforts to rope in the DMDK into its alliance failed, DMK Treasurer M K Stalin today said the decision of the Vijayakanth-led party to go it alone was not a setback for his party.

  • Marathi compulsory in IGCSE and IB schools in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Marathi will be made a compulsory subject till standard 7th in IGCSE/IB schools in Maharashtra, and history of Shivaji Maharaj will be taught in these schools, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said here today.

  • India face South Africa in final World T20 warm up match 

    Mumbai: A high flying Indian cricket team will take on South Africa in their final warm-up match of World Twenty20 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. India outclassed the West Indies by 45 runs in the first practice game on Thursday in Kolkata, thanks to an impressive unbeaten 98 by opener Rohit Sharma which was followed by some outstanding bowling.

  • Captain America: Civil War trailer is here, so is Spider-Man!

    New Delhi: “Hey Everyone!” Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has finally made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the final trailer for ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and it has broken the Internet.

  • Avalanche warning in J&K, HP, Uttarakhand

    Chandigarh: An avalanche warning was today issued for higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand asking people not to venture in these areas over the next 48 hours. An advisory was issued by the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), part of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) here.