Free Press Journal
  • NEET 2017: Online counselling underway, visit mcc.nic.in for full details

    The online counselling and registration for admission to various undergraduate medical programmes through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) begins today, July 3, on the official website of the council—mcc.nic.in, the result for which was declared on June 23.

  • No LPG connection in 6 northeast states till May; 4.3 million in UP: RTI

    New Delhi: In six out of eight northeastern states, the Modi government failed to provide even a single LPG connection under its flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). The Yojana is an initiative on whose success the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rode to power in Uttar Pradesh, having provided over 4.3 million connections in the state to BPL families.

  • Two minor girls gang raped in Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: Five men gang raped two minor girls in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday. A manhunt is on to nab the accused.  The girls, aged 14 and 15 years, were gang raped on Saturday night when they went out to answer nature’s call in a field, the victims said in a police complaint registered on Monday.

  • Up to 17 feared dead in German bus accident

    Munich: Up to 17 people were feared dead after a tour bus burst into flames following a collision with a trailer truck in southern Germany today, police said. “We are realistic and will have several dead to report at the end of the day,” police spokesman Juergen Stadter told rolling news channel NTV.

  • Uttar Pradesh minister threatens to resign if DM not transferred

    Lucknow: An Uttar Pradesh minister today threatened to resign if his demand for transferring the Ghazipur district magistrate was not met immediately. In what could be embarrassing for Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Om Prakash Rajbhar said he had spoken to him but nothing had been done. “If my demand is not met, I will resign from the government. What is the use of remaining in the government if a minister is not

  • Darjeeling unrest: Internet restriction extended for eight more days

    Darjeeling: The West Bengal District Administration on Monday extended the restriction imposed on internet services for another eight days in Darjeeling, to halt rumours from spreading through social media. Earlier on June 20, the state government had also planned to extend the internet service till June 26. But people alleged that the proposed step will violate their freedom of expression. Scores of people yesterday took out a torch rally here demonstrating a

  • Equity markets cheer GST launch, FMCG stocks soar

    Mumbai: The Indian equity markets traded with substantial gains during the mid-afternoon session on Monday, following the launch of the country’s biggest indirect tax reform — the Goods and Services Tax (GST) — at the start of July 1.

  • ‘Reactive’ agenda won’t work, Congress must set alternate narrative: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Janata Dal (United) Chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asked the Congress to set an alternative narrative and agenda for the Opposition. Addressing a press conference here, Kumar said, “I have said earlier also that the Congress is a big party and should set alternate narrative and agenda. Opposition needs an alternate narrative and just reactive narrative won’t work”.

  • Harbhajan Singh turns 37: Wife Geeta Basra wishes hubby, ex-teammates share nostalgic pictures

    India’s ‘turbanator’ Harbhajan Singh is celebrating his 37th birthday today and wishes are pouring in. From wife Geeta Basra to former India teammates like Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Suresh Raina to Mumbai Indians’ teammates Rohit Sharma and Mitchell McClenaghan and players from the current team all wished ‘Bhajji’ on Twitter. What was special was that many of his former teammates put an old picture of themselves with Bhajji from

  • Microsoft’s ‘Modern Keyboard’ with fingerprint sensor now available

    San Francisco: Tech giant Microsoft has made its “Modern Keyboard” available that features a hidden fingerprint sensor located between the Alt and Ctrl keys to make typing hassle-free.  The keyboard is rechargeable and can last up to four months on a single charge.

  • Boldness required to drive change, says PM Modi

    New Delhi: India has not progressed as much as it should have, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today and asserted that boldness is required to drive change. Addressing IAS officers of the 2015 batch here, he said countries that achieved independence after India, and faced
    greater resource constraints than India, have touched new heights of development. He underlined that boldness is required to drive change. He told the young civil servants to avoid

  • India successfully test-fires missile

    Balasore (Odisha): India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed quick reaction surface-to-air short range missile from a test range along the Odisha coast.

  • Illegal encroachments near Haji Ali: SC gives last chance to Maharashtra

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today granted the last opportunity to the Maharashtra government to remove illegal encroachments on 908 square metre area on the approach road and near the historic Haji Ali Dargah shrine in south Mumbai. A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud granted two weeks to the concerned authorities to remove these encroachments and asked the deputy collector to ensure that its order is complied with.