Free Press Journal
  • Delhi HC asks Kanhaiya to end students’ hunger strike

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today asked JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar to immediately bring to an end the indefinite hunger strike by students and said it would hear their writ petitions challenging the varsity’s disciplinary action only if they end the agitation.

  • Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Damascus

    Beirut: The Hezbollah group’s most senior military commander in Syria was killed in an explosion near Damascus airport, the Lebanon-based militant organisation said. Mustafa Amine Badreddine was charged with leading the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in Beirut in 2005, BBC reported. Hezbollah supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has sent thousands of fighters into Syria.

  • India’s music scene getting good: ‘Nil Battey Sannata’ composers

    New Delhi: From ad films to now Hindi films with “Nil Battey Sannata”, Rohan Utpat and Vinayak Salvi, the creative brains behind the music of the popular ‘Mauka Mauka’ ad campaign, believe that the music scene in the country is “getting good” now.

  • Manipuri girl achieves 24th rank in UPSC exam

    Imphal (Manipur): Manipuri girl, Diana Khumanthem, made headlines overnight, as she cleared the UPSC Civil Services exam with an astounding rank of 24 in India.

  • AAPSU rejects Arunachal govt proposal on Tawang firing

    Itanagar: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has rejected the proposal of the state government to constitute two enquiry committees – one headed by Agriculture Commissioner and the other by local ADC to probe into the Tawang police firing that claimed two lives. “We cannot expect an independent report by these committees since they are directly controlled by the state government. We cannot rule out possibility of political involvement in the incident,” AAPSU

  • Cannes 2016

    Cannes 2016: A ‘big mad Indian wedding’ film to woo China

    Cannes: India and China are all set to see more of each other on the big screen in the years ahead. Trinity Pictures, a division of Eros International launched in February 2015 to focus on franchise feature films, is mounting a “big mad Indian wedding1” film about a girl who elopes with a Chinese man.

  • Jharkhand shutdown on Saturday against domicile policy

    Ranchi: All opposition parties and tribal and Moolvasi organisations in Jharkhand are supporting a call for a state-wide shutdown on Saturday to protest against the domicile policy announced by the Raghubar Das government.

  • Small blue galaxy may spill Big Bang clues

    Washington D.C: A faint blue galaxy about 30 million light-years from Earth and located in the constellation Leo Minor could shed new light on conditions at the birth of the universe. Astronomers at Indiana University recently found that a galaxy nicknamed Leoncino or “little lion” contains the lowest level of heavy chemical elements or “metals” ever observed in a gravitationally bound system of stars.

  • Chaiwala hopes to make it big in Bengal polls

    Kolkata: Babusona Sarkar, 27, from West Bengal, in the running for the state assembly polls is a tea seller. However, any comparisons with Prime Minister Narendra Modi a la the chaiwala are simply brushed aside.

  • Women prefer jobs that have fewer applicants

    New York: When applying for a job, women seek positions with fewer applicants than men – a factor that could partly explain why we see fewer of them in the corporate boardrooms, new research suggests. The size of a competition – such as the number of applicants to a particular job or the number of people vying for a monetary reward – shapes who enters the competition.

  • Magnetic reconnection in space observed for first time

    Washington: In a first, scientists have directly observed magnetic reconnection, a fundamental process in nature that may be key to learning more about the cosmos and help protect future deep space missions as we journey farther from our planet. When two sets of magnetic fields connect, an explosive reaction occurs. As the magnetic fields re-align and snap into a new formation, they send particles zooming off in jets.

  • Sharif to clarify his position on Panama leaks in Parliament

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accused the opposition of needless public uproar on Panama leaks since he has already written to the Chief Justice to investigate the offshore accounts of the Pakistanis. The Prime Minister is expected to address the Parliament on Monday to clarify his position, reports Dawn. Some politicians are behaving like a commission within themselves and are giving their verdicts based on allegations, he said while speaking to reporters on

  • Five Inmates Booked For Selfies in UP Jail

    Muzzaffarnagar: A case has been registered against five inmates for uploading a selfie taken by a mobile phone in district jail here, police said. An FIR was lodged with the police by Jailor Satish Tripathi after an inquiry probing the incident found the inmates violating the rules, Jail Superintendent Rakesh Singh said.

  • I see Indira Gandhi in Priyanka: Rawat

    New Delhi: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said that he sees former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s reflection in Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.