Free Press Journal
  • MLA, municipal chairman come to blows over hoisting tricolour

    Dehradun: A BJP MLA and a municipal chairman today came nearly to blows over hoisting the tricolour to mark Independence Day in Mussoorie much to the embarrassment of people gathered at a ground in the city to witness the celebrations.

  • Govt making efforts to bring UP on path of progress: Akhilesh

    Lucknow: Expressing regret that Uttar Pradesh was lagging behind other states in terms of development, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said his government was making all efforts to bring the state on the path of progress.

  • Pakistani Taliban say ready for peace or war

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban are ready for dialogue with the new PML-N government but will launch a “full scale war” if an operation is started against them, a top commander has said.

  • B’desh mourns assassination of country’s founding father

    Dhaka:  Black flags dotted Bangladesh’s skyline as the country today observed the national mourning day, recalling the August 15, 1975 assassination of the nation’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members.

  • Bacteria in drinking water key to keeping it clean

    London: Scientists have found that bacteria in the drinking water may play a key role to keep it clean, a finding that can reduce the need for high dosage chemical treatments.

  • Facebook use may make you gloomy

    Washington: Facebook helps people feel connected, but at the same time using the social networking site makes them unhappy, a new study suggests.

  • On I-Day, leaders should be criticise others: Advani on Modi

    New Delhi: In an apparent jibe at Narendra Modi, who lashed out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from Bhuj, senior BJP leader L K Advani today said that on a day like Independence Day leaders should not be critical of others.

  • Civilian injured as Pak violates ceasefire again

    Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation along the Line of Control, the eleventh in past five days, a civilian in Poonch was injured in an explosion of mortar shell fired by Pakistani troops, who targeted several Indian forward posts and civilian areas.

  • Telcos say high spectrum cost may increase rates by 50 pc

    New Delhi: Calling for a reduction in the base price for the next spectrum auction, telecom companies have said higher costs may lead to rates for calls, text messages and other services rising by up to 50 per cent.

  • ‘Differential’ treatment to J-K fuelling alienation: Omar

    Srinagar:  Citing discussion on Kishtwar violence in Parliament, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the “differential treatment” to his state compared to other parts of the country was fuelling alienation among its people.

  • The volatile journey of Indian rupee since independence

    New Delhi: The Indian rupee, which was at par with the American currency at the time of independence in 1947, hit a record low of 61.80 against the dollar recently. This means the Indian currency has depreciated by almost 62 times against the greenback in the past 66 years.