Free Press Journal
  • Monsoon fury: Toll rises to 81; Kedarnath shrine in mud

    Dehradun/Shimla: Monsoon rains and unprecedented flash floods continued to spell death and destruction in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, claiming over 80 lives and leaving over 70,000 pilgrims for Himalayan shrines stranded.

  • Modi meets Advani, seeks to put behind acrimony

    New Delhi: Seeking to put behind the acrimony witnessed last week, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today met senior BJP leader L K Advani, who had resigned in protest against his appointment as head of the Election Campaign Committee.

  • Monsoon fury: Death toll rises to 81, rescue efforts hit

    New Delhi: Monsoon rains wreaked fresh havoc in northern India leading to flash floods, cloudbursts and landslips as the death toll climbed to 81 and hundreds of pilgrims bound for Himalayan shrines remained stranded.

  • Nitish to seek trust vote tomorrow, expected to win

    Patna: After JD(U) parted ways with ally BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek a trust vote tomorrow at a special session of Bihar Assembly to prove his majority which he is expected to muster without any hitch with support of independents and Congress deciding to abstain.

  • File charge sheet in Ishrat Jahan case by July 4: Court to CBI

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court today allowed CBI’s plea for shifting out IPS officer Satish Verma from the Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case probe as it directed the agency conclude its investigation and file its charge sheet by July 4.

  • BJP hits out at JD-U

    New Delhi: BJP’s bitterness with JD-U was starkly visible today with the party criticising its former ally on several counts, including on secularism, clashes between their party workers during the Bihar bandh and the past relations between Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar.

  • Social network users slam Mamata for ‘Shut Up’ comment

    Kolkata: Angry netizens Tuesday lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and sternly told her to “shut up and do some work”, a day after she lost her cool and branded as “CPI-M people” anti-rape protestors as also rapists of a college girl.

  • Couple of right legal age indulging in sex are husband&wife: HC

    Chennai: In a ruling which might have a far reaching impact, Madras High Court has said if a couple in the right legal age indulge in sexual gratification, it will be considered a valid marriage and they could be termed as husband and wife.

  • Coalgate: CBI to record statement of PM’s Advisor TKA Nair

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s advisor T K A Nair will soon be called by the CBI to record his statement in the coal blocks allocation scam case even as the agency summoned as accused former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and quizzed two former PMO officials.

  • Alert issued in UP due to heavy rains, flooding in rivers

    Lucknow: A high alert has been issued in Uttar Pradesh as water level in most of the rivers have touched the danger mark, while three persons lost their lives in Maharajganj district due to heavy rain which lashed most part of the state during the last 24 hours.

  • Scientists identify 280 hidden craters on the Moon

    Melbourne: Australian scientists have identified 280 new craters on the Moon that have never been mapped before, using a combination of gravity and terrain modelling.

  • Obese teens more at risk of hearing loss

    New York: Obese adolescents are more likely than their normal-weight peers to suffer hearing loss, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have claimed.

  • New super-strong rope to double world’s tallest skyscrapers

    London: In a “revolutionary” innovation, engineers have developed a super-strong carbon fibre rope that promises to more than double the height of the world’s tallest skyscrapers by allowing travel heights of one kilometre in elevators.

  • ​NASA announces 8 new astronauts, half are women

    Houston: NASA has selected eight new gen-next astronauts to explore new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars, and for the first time ever half of the new candidates are women.

  • Plastic bottle drinks may raise cancer risk in womb

    London: A US study has suggested expectant women drinking from plastic bottles could be increasing their unborn child’s chances of developing cancer later in life.

  • Discussions on Telangana on at ‘highest level’: Shinde

    New Delhi: With Telangana protagonists stepping up their agitation, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today held discussions with Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, who briefed him about the current situation in the state.