Free Press Journal
  • Ruling, oppn MLAs protest over reservation issue in J&K

    Srinagar: The issue of reservations in promotions for government employees today rocked the Jammu and Kashmir assembly again even as government maintained that the issue cannot be discussed in the House as it was pending adjudication before the Supreme Court.

  • IndiGo flight grounded at Bhubaneswar due to technical snag

    Bhubaneswar: A Kolkata-Bhubaneswar-Mumbai IndiGo flight with 178 passengers and crew members was today grounded at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here due to technical problems. Airport Director R Mahalingam said some technical problem was detected in the aircraft after the flight landed at the airport here and its onward journey was cancelled.

  • Indian-American declares candidacy for US Senate

    Washington: A 40-year-old Indian-American economic development professional has declared his candidacy for the US Senate from Louisiana. Abhay Patel, from New Orleans, is one of the six Republicans to have entered into this race the seat of which has been vacated by Senator David Vitter who announced last year that he would not seek re-election for the seat.

  • Pak bid to buy F-16s from Jordan would require US approval

    Washington: Pakistan’s bid to purchase used F-16 fighter jets from Jordan might not be easy as it would require an approval from the US and be subject to end-use
    monitoring, officials here have said. “While we are not going to speculate on reports that Pakistan may look to purchase used F-16s elsewhere, we would note that under US law, any re-transfers of US-origin defence items to a third party require approval from the

  • Use of terms ‘radical Islam’ would make big difference: Trump

    Washington: A day after US President Barack Obama criticised him for using the term “radical Islam”, Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump today vehemently defended his stand arguing that the phraseology makes a “big difference” in the war against terrorism. “It makes a difference and it makes a big difference because unless you’re willing to discuss and talk about the real nature of the problem and the name of the problem, radical

  • Tax

    Remove fear of harassment among taxpayers, PM tells officials

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the tax officials to remove fear of harassment from the minds of taxpayers and focus on five pillars of administration — revenue, accountability, probity, information and digitisation (RAPID).

  • Risks from leftover painkillers

    More than half of patients who get a prescription for opioid painkillers have leftover pills and keep them to use later, a practice that could potentially exacerbate the United States” epidemic of painkiller addiction and overdoses.

  • Helping co-workers can tire you

    Washington: Office-goers, take note! Helping your co-workers too often may lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, a new study has warned. The effects were especially strong for employees with high “pro-social motivation” – or those who care deeply about the welfare of others, researchers said.

  • Can sad music help you overcome grief?

    London: The answer to the question is both yes and no as researchers have found that listening to sad music is associated with three types of experiences – pleasure, comfort and pain, reports IANS. For the study, the musicologists looked at the emotional experiences associated with sad music of 2,436 people across three large-scale surveys in Britain and Finland.

  • MACT awards Rs 6.73 lakh compensation towards accident claim

    Thane (Mah): The Thane Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has ordered the driver and owner of an autorickshaw to jointly and severally pay a compensation of Rs 6.73 lakh to the family of a man who died in a mishap in 2011.

  • ‘India’s NSG entry will shake strategic balance in South Asia’

    Beijing: India’s entry into the NSG will “shake” the strategic balance in South Asia and make it a “legitimate” nuclear power, leaving behind China’s all-weather ally Pakistan, Chinese official media said today as it kept up its strident stand against India’s inclusion in the grouping.

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    Samsung top-selling smartphone brand globally

    New York: South Korean smartphone giant Samsung sold the most number of smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of the year and is expected to sell 320 million smartphones by the end of the year, a new report said on Wednesday. According to US-based market research company IC Insights, buoyed by the strong sales growth of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung sold 81.5 million smartphones, followed by Apple with 51.6 million

  • MHA Additional Secretary trashes Indian Express report on Ishrat Jahan case probe

    New Delhi: Additional Secretary (Foreigners) Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) B.K. Prasad on Thursday rubbished the allegations of “tutoring” a witness while probing into “missing papers” relating to the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, contesting that he had conducted a fair inquiry and all officers inquired by him are fully capable of answering questions relating to the probe on their own.

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    Why elderly struggle to recall important details explained

    Washington:  Older people struggle to remember important details because their brains cannot resist the irrelevant “stuff” they soak up subconsciously and as a result they tend to be less confident in their memories, a new study has found. Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in the US looked at brain activity from Electroencephalography (EEG) sensors and saw that older participants wandered into a brief “mental time travel” when trying to recall details,

  • Smriti Irani

    Smriti Irani hits back at Bihar Education Minister with ‘Aunty National’ sermon

    New Delhi: Following a twitter tiff with Bihar Education Minister Ashok Choudhary over being addressed as “dear” by him, Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani has hit back at the former with an open letter signed as ‘Aunty National’ on her official Facebook page while throwing light on the struggles faced by the feminine gender in the country.

  • Kamal Nath’s resignation proves his complicity in 1984 riots: BJP

    New Delhi: With Congress leader Kamal Nath resigning as the party in charge of Punjab affairs, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the move simply proved his complicity in the 1984 riots, adding that the grand old party had “teased” the people of Punjab by appointing him despite knowing his involvement in the riots.

  • Ujjivan shares down 5% on RBI move

    Mumbai: Shares of Ujjivan Financial Services fell nearly 5 per cent today as the Reserve Bank has put the company on its ban list for foreign investment, which means overseas investors will not be able to buy further equity in the firm.