Free Press Journal
  • Fire at Maha Kumbh; 19 injured, two pandals gutted

    Allahabad: A fire broke out at the Maha Kumbh congregation here today, injuring at least 19 people, some of them seriously, and gutting a couple of “pandals”, officials said.

  • Class 12 girl brutally stabbed to death in Delhi

    Faridabad (Haryana): A girl studying in class XII was allegedly raped and murdered by a youth here on the outskirts of Delhi, sparking protests in the area, police said today.

  • Snoring gateway to greater heart risks?

    Washington: Snoring may be a gateway to higher risk of heart disease than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol, according to a new finding.

  • Make Headley approver in Pak to punish 26/11 perpetrators: Nikam

    Mumbai: Terming the 35-year sentence awarded to David Headley as “inadequate and disproportionate”, special 26/11 public prosecutor in India Ujjwal Nikam today said he should now be made an approver in the case being tried in Pakistan to punish the perpetrators.

  • Lightning may bring on headaches, migraines

    Washington: Lightning may bring on a heightened risk of headache and migraines, says a new research by the University of Cincinnati (UC).

  • Recycling flowers empowers rural women

    Kolkata: Recycling flowers offered for worship into incense sticks and rosewater through the application of science and technology has paved the way to empower rural women in Lucknow and also mitigate pollution in the vicinity.

  • Spat between Javed Akhtar, Kancha Ilaiah at lit fest

    Jaipur: A quarrel over religion broke out between Bollywood lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and Dalit activist and writer Kancha Illaiah at the Jaipur Literature Festival here Friday.

  • Four injured in Kashmir tunnel collapse

    Jammu: Four workers were injured Friday when a portion of a tunnel under construction crumbled in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

  • AERB nod to repeat hydro-tests at Kudankulam

    New Delhi: India’s nuclear regulator has given its nod to repeat the full systems test at the first unit of Kudankulam atomic power project in Tamil Nadu ahead of commissioning of the plant expected next month.

  • Ranji: Mumbai start favourites against Saurashtra in final

    History and form make them the odds-on favourites but Mumbai are not taking things for granted ahead of tomorrow’s Ranji Trophy summit showdown with Saurashtra, who have upset many an apple cart en route to the final here.

  • No to Pakistani diplomats unrelated to Jaipur fest: Khurshid

    New Delhi: The denial of permission to two Pakistani diplomats to travel to Jaipur did not specifically have anything to do with the literature festival in the city and was a “coincidence”, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Friday.

  • David Headley deserved the death penalty: US judge

    Chicago: Even as a US judge sentenced David Headley to 35 years in prison for his role in the Lashkar-e-Taeba led 2008 Mumbai terror attack, he said the admitted Pakistani-American terrorist deserved the death penalty.

  • Congress on erase Vajpayee name mission

    Shimla: “What’s in a name?” Quite a bit, if it’s Himachal Pradesh and the name is Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Less than a month after taking power, the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government has begun the task of erasing the former prime minister’s name from myriad schemes.

  • Karna Governor hints at asking CM to prove majority

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj today indicated that he might ask Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to prove his majority on the floor of the Assembly in the wake of 13 ruling BJP MLAs announcing their decision to quit the House membership.

  • Delhi gangrape victim’s family wants death for all accused

    Ballia: The family of Delhi gangrape victim today said it would not want anything less than death sentence for all the accused, including the minor, and urged the central government to amend the law in this connection.

  • Six killed in Mumbai slum fire

    Mumbai: At least six people were killed and seven injured in a fire that  gutted over 50 hutments in southern Mumbai’s Mahim area early Friday, officials said.