Free Press Journal
  • Islamist militant arrested over attack on publisher in B’desh

    Dhaka: Bangladesh authorities have arrested an Islamist militant of outlawed Ansarullah Bangla Team who was involved in the attack on a secular publisher, whose works were deemed blasphemous by extremists, police said today. Md Sumon Hossain Patwari, 20, was arrested here yesterday for his involvement in the attack on Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

  • Centre will help reach amicable settlement over Mullaperiyar

    Kochi: The Centre would do everything possible to reach an amicable understanding between Kerala and Tamil Nadu on the inter-state Mullapperiyar Dam issue, BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav said today.

  • Expect ‘Pokémon Go’ for iOS and Android next month

    New Delhi: ‘Pokémon Go’, the improved reality free-to-play mobile game from Niantic, is expected to be available on iOS and Android in July. Consumer electronics company, Nintendo, announced the release window during its second-day E3 live stream, but refrained from giving a concrete date, The Verge reports.

  • FPJ-IMC Solar Power

    Spotlight on solar energy

    The FPJ-IMC Forum organised a panel discussion with experts at the Indian Merchants Chamber, Mumbai. The keynote address was given by Upendra Tripathy, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. The panel comprised Jayant Parimal, CEO, Adani Green Energy andVikram Kailas, Managing Director, Mytrah Energy. The event was moderated by R.N.Bhaskar of FPJ with editorial support from Pankaj Joshi.

  • Alka Lamba

    Alka Lamba suspension: Conflict between AAP’s ‘action and deeds’, BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday dubbed Alka Lamba’s suspension as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson as a clear conflict between ‘action and deeds’ and said this episode is an attempt on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s part to divert public attention from ground realities.

  • Gravitational waves detected for second time

    Boston: For the second time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves created by the collision of two black holes 1.4 billion light years away, which once
    again confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The scientists detected the gravitational waves – ripples through the fabric of the space-time continuum – using the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) interferometers in the US.

  • Air Flight 804 wreckage found, says Egyptian Govt.

    New York: The Egyptian Government has said that it has found wreckage of Air Flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month. Stating that images taken of the wreckage were provided to an Egyptian investigative committee, the Civil Aviation Ministry yesterday said that the wreckage was found in several places, reports CNN.

  • Driven by greed, many fraudsters are high performers: Report

    New Delhi: A substantial number of fraudsters in the country is high performers who are primarily driven by greed to commit corporate misdoings, says a report. Leading consultancy KPMG International also said 62 per cent of the frauds in India were committed in collusion, similar to global trends.

  • Protein key to preventing heart attacks, strokes identified

    Washington: Increasing the levels of a newly-identified protein that helps prevent arteries from clogging may reduce the risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new study. As men and women grow older, their chances for coronary heart disease also increases, researchers said. Atherosclerosis is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries, which can lead to serious problems, including heart attacks, strokes or even death.

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    Antibiotics may boost harmful gut bacteria

    Los Angeles: Scientists have found that taking antibiotics can change the gut microbiota by increasing nutrients which benefit the growth of pathogens such as salmonella, known to cause many human diseases. Identifying a mechanism responsible for altering microbial communities opens the door to the development of new therapies designed to interrupt the chain of events that give these pathogens a growth advantage after antibiotic treatments, the researchers said.

  • Why women leave engineering explained

    Washington: Women who go to college intending to become engineers stay in the profession less often than men, because they tend to feel marginalised, especially during internships or team-based educational activities, a new study has found. In those situations, gender dynamics seem to generate more opportunities for men to work on the most challenging problems, while women tend to be assigned routine tasks or simple managerial duties, researchers said.

  • Hardik Patel

    Hardik’s family put under house arrest

    Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel’s family was put under house arrest and seven women from the community were detained today for sloganeering and demanding his immediate release.

  • exams

    Son, daughter-in-law of sharecropper cracks OES exam

    Kendrapara (Odisha): The son and daughter-in-law of a sharecropper in a remote village of Kendrapara district have cracked the Odisha Education Service examination, ranking 31st and 19th respectively.

  • JeM leader who directed Pathankot attack flee to Afghanistan

    Lahore: The Jaish-e-Mohammed leader who gave directions over phone to the terrorists during the attack on the Pathankot airbase has reportedly managed to flee to Afghanistan from Pakistan, an official said. “The alleged JeM handler who communicated by telephone more than two-dozen times with the terrorists in Pathankot before they carried out the attack on the airbase on January 2 has managed to cross into Afghan border,” a member of the Joint

  • Nokia

    Efforts on to get Nokia back to TN, says Governor

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah today said “serious efforts” were on to bring back Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia to revive its operations and that the state would continue to implement the ongoing welfare schemes, including low cost food chain ‘Amma Unavagam’.

  • Soldier, 4 militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid

    Srinagar: Four militants and a soldier were killed as Army today foiled an infiltration bid, the second such attempt in three days, in Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir.

  • SC refuses to entertain plea to stay release of ‘Udta Punjab’

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain the plea of an NGO seeking stay on the release of the film ‘Udta Punjab’ and asked it to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court which is seized of the matter. A vacation bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and L. Nageswara Rao granted liberty to the NGO, Human Rights Awareness Association, to approach the High Court with its prayer.

  • Is ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ sequel on the cards ?

    New Delhi: If the recent buzz is to believed, then a sequel to the 1994 comedy ‘Andaz Apna Apna’ is happening and the film would reportedly be rolled out by the year’s end.