Free Press Journal
  • Rohith Vemula’s mother, brother embrace Buddhism

    Mumbai: Mother and brother of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide at Hyderabad Central University in January sparking strong protests across the country, today embraced Buddhism on the occasion of Dr B R Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary.

  • Poonam Pandey all set to do a horror film

    Mumbai: Controversial actress Poonam Pandey, who went bold with her debut film “Nasha”, will be next seen in a horror film.

  • Pak given USD 13 billion for war on terror since 9/11

    Islamabad: Pakistan received at least USD 13 billion from the US since the September 11, 2001 attacks for logistic and other support in the war against terrorism, the country’s parliament was told. This was stated by defence secretary Alam Khattak while briefing the Senate committee on defence here yesterday.

  • ‘Sachin A Billion Dreams’: Teaser out

    New Delhi: The much awaited teaser of the upcoming flick ‘Sachin A Billion Dreams’ has been recently unveiled.

  • Divorce is on for Megan Fox, ‘baby daddy’ Brian Austin Green

    Washington D.C. : The suspense is over! Brian Austin Green is Megan Fox’s baby daddy, but this doesn’t hold back their plans of getting divorced. Sources close to the 29-year-old actress revealed that her pregnancy was not planned, it just happened, reports TMZ.com.

  • Olympic officials: Rio won’t be scarred by politics, graft 

    Rio De Janeiro: The Rio de Janeiro Olympics won’t be scarred by the impeachment proceedings against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a USD 3 billon corruption scandal touching scores of powerful politicians and businessmen, and the country’s deepest recession in decades. That was the message from Rio organizers and International Olympic Committee inspectors, who completed their final official tour of Rio’s preparations with South America’s first games opening in under four months.

  • 450 Vietnamese drug addicts escape rehab centre

    Hanoi: Around 450 Vietnamese drug addicts have escaped from a rehabilitation centre where many were held for compulsory treatment, an official said today. The detainees attacked guards, climbed walls, and broke down the main gate at the centre in the Vietnam’s southern province of Ba Ria Vung Tau late Wednesday.

  • PM pitches for Rs 1 lakh cr investment for port development

    Mumbai: Pitching for making the country’s 7,500-km long coastline an “engine of growth”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India wants to mobilise Rs 1 lakh crore investment to enable port development and invited global community to invest.

  • Quake: 5 persons injured in Mizoram, cracks appear in buildings

    Aizawl : Five persons were injured while scurrying for safe places when an earthquake of 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked Aizawl last night. Doctors at the Aizawl Civil Hospital and the Presbyterian Church Hospital in nearby Durtlang said that all the injured were discharged after administering first aid.

  • Irked Sena MLA holds up train demanding berth of his choice

    Mumbai: A Shiv Sena MLA and his supporters allegedly “held up” an Express train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) here for almost an hour demanding that he be given a berth of his choice, which caused inconvenience to 2,000 passengers and affected schedule of other trains.

  • Pagodas damaged, but no casualties in Myanmar quake 

    Yangon: Myanmar appeared to have escaped with only minor damage to buildings including pagodas after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that rattled its remote north, police said today, as early reports said there not had been any casualties. The quake, which struck late Wednesday more than 130 kilometres below the surface, was felt from China to Bangladesh, where scores of people were injured in stampedes as panic spread. But initial surveys suggested the damage was limited

  • Facebook unveils new research lab, hires ex-Google executive

    New York: In a fresh bid to connect the world better, Facebook has announced a new research lab to build hardware products based on its software and has hired a former top Google executive to achieve its goal. The team at the new group called “Building 8” will be led by Regina Dugan who worked at the “Advanced Technology and Projects” group at Google and was director of the US Defense Advanced Research

  • I don’t need Priyanka to enhance my life: Robert Vadra

    New Delhi: Saying that he was capable of withstanding pressures both political and otherwise because of the strong support of his family, businessman Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi said to ANI, “ I am born and brought up here, would never leave my country, no pressure, even if I am humiliated. No matter what the government says, I have the ability to sustain and to absorb. I have a

  • Politicians pay tribute to Ambedkar on his birth anniversary

    New Delhi: Political leaders on Thursday paid their tributes to B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of India’s Constitution, on his 125th birth anniversary. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah posted on Twitter: “Tribute to the pioneer of democratic India and architect of the Indian Constitution Baba Saheb Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary.”

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi to launch rural uplift campaign at Ambedkar birthplace

    Indore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be in Mhow town on Thursday to pay tribute to Bhimrao Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary and launch the ‘Gram Uday se Bharat Uday’ campaign. Modi is expected to land in Indore city at about 12.55 p.m. and then proceed to Mhow. He will pay homage to the late leader at Ambedkar memorial in the town and attend a function during which he

  • Sonia pays homage to B R Ambedkar

    New Delhi: Describing B R Ambedkar as one of the greatest icons of modern India, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today recalled his contribution across every field of national development on his 125th birth anniversary.”One of the greatest icons of modern India, Dr Ambedkar’s contribution is spread across every field of national development.

  • ‘Smart’ device helps paralysed man swipe credit card

    New York: In a world’s first, a novel device has given a paralysed man functional control of his hand where he can grasp and swipe a credit card or play a guitar video game with his own fingers and hand. The device called NeuroLife is invented at Battelle – the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organisation – along with neuroscientists from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.