Free Press Journal
  • Tajamul to represent India at World Kickboxing Championships

    Bandipora (J&K): Looks can be deceptive and that holds true for Tajamul Islam, a seven-year-old soft-spoken girl from a remote north Kashmir village, who is the national kickboxing champion and is all set to represent India at an international event in Italy. Tajamul won national recognition when she bagged the gold medal in sub-junior category at 2015 National Kickboxing Championship, held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. Her achievement at the national

  • IS financially weakened, says military figures

    London: A combination of airstrikes on Islamic State (IS)-controlled oil fields, recapture of held territory and destruction of cash storage sites containing up to $800 million, may have financially weakened the terror group, latest military figures showed.

  • Dipa Karmakar

    MP demands world class facilities for Dipa Karmakar

    New Delhi: A demand was made in the Lok Sabha on Thursday for world class training facilities for Dipa Karmakar, who recently created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. Apna Dal MP Anupriya Patel made the demand in the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour. “Being the first women gymnast to qualify for Olympics, Dipa Karmakar has made the whole country proud especially the women. I

  • 3D ‘brain dictionary’ to help decode our thoughts

    Los Angeles: Scientists have developed a 3D ‘brain dictionary’ that may help decode our inner thoughts and give voice to people who cannot speak, such as those who have had a stroke, brain damage or motor neuron diseases.

  • 5/20 rule ‘anarchic’, trying to change it: Raju

    New Delhi: Terming the 5/20 rule which allows Indian carriers to fly abroad as “anarchic”, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said he was trying to change it so that new airlines can connect with foreign destinations. Raju said in Lok Sabha the government wants more Indian airlines to fly to foreign destinations but as long as the 5/20 rule is not changed, they cannot fly abroad. The rule entails that

  • Difficult to prove charges against Panama accused

    Islamabad: The Senate Standing Committee on Finance has been informed that the judicial commission constituted by Pakistan to investigate all accused featuring in Panama Papers will not be able to prove any wrong doing as there exists no law under which the government can seek information from the countries concerned about offshore companies.

  • Salman will bring in visibility to Rio Olympics: Ganguly

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly sees nothing wrong in Salman Khan bringing glamour quotient to India’s table for upcoming Olympics but also feels that goodwill ambassador can be a mixture of both.

  • Only 75.27 per cent departments following mandatory RTI clause

    New Delhi: Only 75.27 per cent public authorities have filed their mandatory annual returns for 2014-15 which is a notch higher than previous year’s figure of 72.54 per cent, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

  • money seizure

    ‘Banking loopholes being studied to curb money laundering’

    New Delhi: The government has asked its agencies dealing with economic offences to study the loopholes in the country’s banking laws to prevent ill-gotten money from leaving the country’s shores and facilitate the return of black money stashed away abroad, well informed sources said.

  • 6 injured as inflammable solution ignited in village office

    Thiruvananthapuram: At least six persons were injured today when some inflammable solution was ignited by unidentified persons inside the village office in Vellarada, about 45 km away from here.

  • Chanting Bharat Mata ki jai decides exclusiveness: Sisodia

    New Delhi: Chanting Bharat Mata ki jai when asked to, talking about Sanskrit and not eating beef have become the deciding factors to differentiate individuals in the country, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here today.

  • How Twitter can transform teaching

    Washington D.C: Social networking service helps teachers engage students in class and after, according to a recent study.

  • Will seek India’s help to address ‘unstable’ nuclear-Pakistan: Trump

    Washington: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday said India can help out the US in dealing with the “problem” of “semi-stable” nuclear-armed Pakistan. Trump’s remarks came during a town-hall meeting in Indianapolis in response to a question on how he would deal with countries like Pakistan, which has sometimes “double dealt” with the US. “We’ve given them (Pakistan) money and they’ve double-dealt us,” the interviewer from Fox News said.

  • Retire later and live longer!

    New York: If you are 65 and still working, it can be an add-on for you to live longer while retiring early may increase your chances of dying early, says new research, suggesting that there is a strong relationship between work and longevity.

  • Samsung’s Q1 profit posts double-digit growth

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics’ first-quarter operating profit posted a double-digit growth on the back of robust sales of Galaxy S7 smartphones, launched earlier than forecast, the company said on Thursday.

  • Single antibody infusions found promising against HIV

    New York: A single antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus for up to 23 weeks, researchers have found. The findings suggest that using infusion of broadly neutralising antibodies (bNAbs) as a prevention strategy potentially could protect people at high risk for HIV transmission. The study, published in the journal Nature, was led by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the