Free Press Journal
  • Man City enter Champions League quarters

    Manchester: English football club Manchester City qualified for their maiden Champions League quarter-finals beating Ukraine’s Dynamo Kiev 3-1 on aggregate after playing out a 0-0 draw in the second leg Round of 16 match.  They won 3-1 at Kiev in the first leg. On Tuesday, City’s Vincent Kompany was injured in the 7th minute, possibly aggravating an earlier injury, and that seemed to set the tone for the lacklustre match at the

  • India-UAE ties important than ever in current scenario

    Dubai: Asserting that India-UAE ties were more important than ever in the current global scenario, a senior minister of the Gulf state has said the two countries must develop their human capital for their economies to compete successfully on a global scale.

  • Dole out cash to workers if you want them fit

    New York : Fit workers lead to better productivity and if you want your employees to be physically active, start rewarding them with financial incentives, a team of researchers including an Indian-origin scientist has said. According to the researchers, the combined incentive scheme worked best at getting people to exercise more as providing individual rewards may be less effective because there is not enough social reinforcement from peers.

  • Rajya Sabha opposition questions Aadhaar bill status

    New Delhi: Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday questioned the status of the Aadhaar Bill as a money bill and also its validity and opposed its introduction in the upper house.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    KDMC awaits Rs 6500 cr package announce by CM: RTI query

    Mumbai: The Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) in adjoining Thane district is yet to receive funds from the Rs 6,500 crore package announced by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis last year, an RTI query has revealed.

  • HC refuses to entertain PIL in godman episode involving Amruta

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to hear a public interest litigation seeking inquiry by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI into the alleged incident of a self-styled godman giving a necklace to Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta.

  • Brain injury ups cognitive impairment risk

    New York: Traumatic brain injury may be related to both increased risk and earlier onset of mild cognitive impairment, which typically occurs later in life, says a study. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which typically occurs later in life, can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgement that are greater than normal age-related changes.

  • Rajiv Gandhi Killers

    Seeking solace, Rajiv convicts turn spiritual

    Vellore (TN): Convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Sriharan and Santhan lodged in the Central prison here for nearly 25 years, have turned deeply spiritual. Out of the seven convicts in the case, V Sriharan alias Murugan and Santhan are regular visitors to the temples within the jail premises. They offer prayers to deities of Goddess Amman, Ganesha and Sai Baba in the temples, according to highly placed prison sources.

  • Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut slap legal notices on each other

    The last couple of months have seen the ‘superstars-in-their-own-right’ Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut indulging in a war of words. While the mudslinging was not done directly by either of them; Hrithik had taken to Twitter and (indirectly) hinted at Kangana stating “There are more chances of me having had an affair with the Pope than any of the (I’m sure wonderful) women the media has been naming. Thanks but no thanks”.

  • Definition of Sedition law ‘very wide’: Government

    New Delhi: Government today acknowledged that the definition of Sedition law is “very wide” and said it is being reviewed by the Law Commission after members in Rajya Sabha demanded that it should be scrapped as it is a colonial legacy and a “relic”.

  • UN chief greets Myanmars new president

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated U Htin Kyaw on being elected Myanmar’s new president, a UN statement has said. hailed the election “as a significant achievement toward advancing the democratic reforms ushered in by the outgoing government,” Xinhua news agency cited a statement issued on Tuesday by his spokesman.

  • Odisha Assembly stalled over alleged AEE recruitment scam

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly witnessed an uproar and was adjourned till 3 pm today as the Opposition Congress and BJP members demanded a clarification from Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over alleged scam in the Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) recruitment process. Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra of Congress raised the issue during Zero Hour and urged Speaker Niranjan Pujari to direct Chief Minister Patnaik to give a statement.

  • Bangladesh set to execute top Jamaat leader for war crimes

    Dhaka: Bangladesh is set to hang fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur ahman Nizami for war crimes during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan. Authorities today served the death warrant to 72-year-old Nizami, two months after the apex court upheld his death penalty. “We received the death warrant earlier this morning and served it to the convict (in the death row),” an official of the suburban high security Kashimpur Jail briefly told reporters.

  • Pak to receive funds from Japan to eradicate polio

    Islamabad: Pakistan will receive a financial assistance from Japan for procurement of 16 million doses of oral polio vaccine which is sufficient to vaccinate over 14 million children under the age of five in 10 mop-up campaigns this year. The campaigns are targeted for those areas where the virus was last reported and where the access to healthcare services is difficult, densely populated areas with poor sanitation and low levels of routine immunisation.

  • Indian Army

    IIT Bombay’s tribute to Indian Army gets duly acknowledged

    Just a week earlier, the Indian army were in the news for been asked to work at the World Culture Festival – where images of Indian Army helping in building bridges over the river Yamuna went viral and later the hosts received flak from politicians and renowned personalities over the misuse and so-called dis-respect to the Indian Army.

  • ‘Effective use of UN sanctions will restrict Afghan violence’

    United Nations: Voicing concern over “unremitting distress signals” of a worsening security situation in war-torn Afghanistan, India said “effective” implementation of UN sanctions will ensure restrictions on the movements of groups perpetrating violence. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin highlighted the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and called for greater efforts by the international community to support the Afghan government.

  • B-Town lauds Javed Akhtar’s speech in parliament

    Mumbai: Acclaimed lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar’s powerful speech at the Rajya Sabha wherein he spoke uninhibitedly on issues of democracy and secularism has been lauded by members of the Hindi film fraternity.

  • HC reserves order on plea challenging validity of Article 370

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today reserved its judgement on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “File your written submissions. We will consider it and will pass an order,” a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said. During the brief hearing, the counsel appearing for state of Jammu and Kashmir told the bench that