Free Press Journal
  • Stephen Hawking funeral takes place in Cambridge 

    London : The funeral of legendary British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was held on Saturday in a private ceremony attended by around 500 people comprising family, friends and colleagues, at a church near the Cambridge University college that was his academic home for more than 50 years. One of the world’s best known scientists and author of ‘A Brief History of Time’ died peacefully at his Cambridge home on March 14 at

  • SP-BSP tie-up no alliance, it’s compromise for power: Yogi

    New Delhi : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath said on Saturday that any tie-up between the SP and the BSP to counter the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls cannot be dubbed as an alliance, as it would be jut a “compromise for power”.

  • Question papers leaked out in Patna – a day before exams

    Patna : CBSE question papers of Mathematics were leaked out at Patna, a day before the examinations of both 10th and 12 standards on March 11 and March 28, respectively. The question papers were electronically transmitted from Patna by a class nine student to Chatra in Jharkhand, according to district SP of Chatra, Akhilesh Warrier. Over a dozen people, including nine examinees have been arrested.

  • Manappuram gold robbery: Two SIMI activists sentencd to life

    BHOPAL : In Manappuram gold robbery-2010, two SIMI activists Abu Faisal and Mohammed Ikrar have been sentenced to life imprisonment on Saturday by a special court in Bhopal. The accused had committed the robbery at a branch of Manappuram Finance Limited, Hamidia Road, on August 23, 2010, and made off with gold jewellery worth Rs 1.46 crore and Rs 41,000 in cash.

  • ‘Centre has failed to strengthen law on registration of political parties’

    New Delhi : A lawyer, who has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking that convicts be restrained from forming and holding posts in political parties during the period of their disqualification, has told the court that the Centre has failed to strengthen the law regarding registration and de-registration of the parties, despite efforts by the Election Commission (EC) and the Law Commission.

  • Syndicate Bank suspends employee over illegal transactions during DeMon

    Just a few days before Harishchandra J Gaikwad was about to retire from Syndicate Bank, the bank has decided to suspend him over allegations of illegal transactions of specified bank notes (SBNs) during demonetisation. But some banks employees and bank union have claimed foul play.

  • Kekoo Nicholson BSAM Billiards from Monday

    Mumbai : Keen to keep alive the memory and to pay homage to their late President, Kekoo Nicholson, the Cricket club of India (CCI) has decided to sponsor and host the BSAM Billiards League, for a period of three years, starting with the forthcoming edition, which is scheduled to commence on Monday.

  • 2016 Bihar toppers scam ED attaches assets of main accused

    New Delhi : ED said that it has attached assets worth Rs 4.53 crore, including 29 plots and deposits in 10 bank accounts, of the main accused in the Bihar topper scam that rocked the state in 2016.

  • Sameer enters semi-finals of Orleans Open

    Orleans (France) : Sameer Verma emerged as the lone Indian survivor at the Orleans Open World Super 100 tournament after reaching the semi-finals with a hard-fought win over local hope Lucas Corvee in men’s singles competition.

  • Chaudhary is Rewa Commissioner, Chavi becomes Jbl Collector

    BHOPAL : The state government has issued orders regarding new postings of six IAS officers. Collector Jabalpur, Maheshchandra Chaudhary has been posted as commissioner, Rewa. Chavi Bharadwaj, managing director, Tourism Development Corporation has been posted as collector, Jabalpur, Ruchika Chauhan, additional collector, Indore has been posted as collector, Ratlam, Saurabh Kumar Suman, Municipal Corporation, commissioner, Rewa has been posted as collector, Sheopur, Shanmukh Priya Mishra has been posted as additional commissioner, commercial

  • Two-day prog on media, science & technology organized

    BHOPAL : For the first time in history a political party had established religion, political parties should not be involved in creating religion, said Rashtriya Pracharak of RSS Indresh Kumar while addressing the media mahotsav, here on Saturday.

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    Trump declares April as ‘sexual awareness’ month

    Washington : US President Donald Trump — who has himself been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct — on Saturday designated April 2018 “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month” amid a national debate over the issue.

  • In plot to avenge Vemula’s  suicide by killing VC, 2 held  

    Amaravati : A post-graduate student of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) and one of his friends were arrested for allegedly plotting to kill Vice-Chancellor P Appa Rao to avenge the suicide of Rohith Vemula, the police said on Saturday.  East Godavari district Superintendent of Police (SP) Vishal Gunni said Chandan Kumar Mishra of Kolkata, an MA student in HCU, and his friend Ankala Pridhvi Raj were apprehended by the police on the basis

  • Anti-BJP front calls for ‘saving’ democracy

    Mumbai: Leaders, cutting across party lines, on Saturday held an “apolitical” meeting under the banner of Yashwant Sinha’s Rashtra Manch, calling for a united stand against the BJP to “save” democracy.

  • Words of poet Bhavani Prasad resonates with moonlight

    Hoshangabad : The full moon began to raise its head from behind the ancient fort surrounded by lush green forest and a serene silence fell around it. Slowly, the golden moonlight covered the fort.

  • Parents protest over change of school uniforms, term it gender-bias and a monetary stunt

    Mumbai : Parents of Podar School at Santacruz and Nerul staged a protest opposing the decision of introducing new school uniform for students for academic year 2018-19. Parents claimed the new uniform is a monetary tactic of school for commercialisation, the clothing is uncomfortable for students and is gender biased.