Free Press Journal
  • Helplines abuzz with frantic calls

    New Delhi: Control rooms of various state governments set up here are abuzz with frantic phone calls as relatives of stranded tourists in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand are calling anxiously to find out their whereabouts.

  • Mamata plays balancing act after protests against rape

    Khatra (WB): In a balancing act after massive protests in Kolkata over rise in rapes in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today had sharp words for intellectuals who had deserted her, while appealing for help to raise social awareness against such crimes.

  • Starlet Sana Khan gets anticipatory bail

    Thane: A sessions court has granted anticipatory bail to starlet Sana Khan in a case wherein she has been charged with attempt to kidnap and detain a minor girl in Navi Mumbai.

  • If Modi is Batman, Parrikar is his Robin

    Panaji:  Narendra Modi perhaps overstated when he magnanimously credited Goa as the talisman for his elevation as the BJP’s face for the 2014 general elections at a party meeting following the three-day conclave here.

  • Ambulance rushing Mandela to hospital broke down: Presidency

    Johannesburg: The military ambulance that rushed Nelson Mandela to hospital two weeks ago broke down, but the unforeseen incident did not endanger the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon who remains in a serious but stable condition, the South African Presidency said today.

  • No damage to Hemkunt Sahib gurdwara: Trust

    Patiala: The Shri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust today said no damage has been caused to the Hemkunt Sahib shrine by the rain fury in Uttarakhand and it is safe.

  • PDP condemns killing of two cops by militants

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti today condemned the killing of two policemen in the heart of Srinagar city, saying violence in any form will not solve problems.

  • Nitish dreaming of becoming PM: Gadkari

    Ranchi: Former BJP president Nitin Gadkari Saturday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seems to be dreaming of becoming the prime minister and indulging in vote bank politics.

  • Cong leader, med officer booked for sending arms to Naxals

    Gadchiroli: Police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra have registered a case against a local Congress leader and a medical officer of Primary Health Centre for trying to supply arms, explosives and medicines to Naxals.

  • IPL spot-fixing: police seek 10 days’ custody for bookie

    New Delhi: Delhi Police today sought further 10 days of custodial interrogation of accused bookie Ashwani Aggarwal in the IPL spot-fixing scandal case, saying since it has invoked MCOCA against him it was entitled to seek his fresh custody.

  • IPL spot-fixing: police seek 10 days’ custody for bookie

    New Delhi: Delhi Police today sought further 10 days of custodial interrogation of accused bookie Ashwani Aggarwal in the IPL spot-fixing scandal case, saying since it has invoked MCOCA against him it was entitled to seek his fresh custody.

  • U’khand fllod: 157 of 671 TN pilgrims rescued, reach Chennai

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government today said157 of the total 671 pilgrims from the state, stranded in flood-ravaged Uttarakhand, have returned home and officials have established contact with over 380 persons still awaiting return.

  • 14 killed, 23 injured as bus rams into truck

    Basti (UP): Fourteen people were killed and 23 others injured when a bus dashed into a stationary truck on Lucknow-Basti road in the wee hours today, police said.

  • Why is UPA govt in hurry over Food Security Bill, asks Mamata

    Bankura: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked why the UPA government was in a hurry to legislate the Food Security Bill when its continuance was in doubt, while denying that Trinamool Congress was opposed to it.

  • Amount of exercise matters, not frequency: study

    Toronto: Scientists have found that it is the total amount of exercise you get in a week that matters and not whether you spread your workout over several days or few.

  • New gene involved in obesity found

    London: Scientists have found that a gene that protects telomeres – the ends of chromosomes – also plays a key role in obesity.