Free Press Journal
  • Punjab not using central grants properly: Min

    Phagwara: Union minister of state for Health and Family welfare Santosh Chaudhary today slammed the SAD-BJP led Punjab government for not using central grants properly under National Rural Health Mission.

  • No wrongdoing by PM in Hindalco coal block allocation: PMO

    New Delhi: Breaking its silence, the Prime Minister’s Office today rejected any criminality in the controversial allocation of coal block to Hindalco, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had approved it on the basis of “merits” of the case placed before him.

  • Kokilaben Hospital keen to enter into tie-up with Assam govt

    Guwahati: Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute of Mumbai is keen to enter into a tie-up with the Assam government for imparting and disseminating medical expertise and knowledge to the medical fraternity of the state through their team of specialists.

  • River basin carrying capacity test made mandatory for states

    New Delhi: Environment Ministry has made it mandatory for state governments to conduct ‘carrying capacity’ studies of river basins before any green clearances are granted for hydropower and river valley projects there.

  • Berlusconi banned from public office for two years

    Rome:An Italian court Saturday banned former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud, Xinhua reported.

  • Delhi cop shoots two people

    New Delhi:Angry over a business dispute, a Delhi Police constable fired at and injured two people in a property dealer’s office, police said Saturday. Both are under treatment at a hospital here.

  • Man electrocuted

    Ghaziabad: A 30-year-old man was electrocuted when he came in contact with an overhead high tension electricity wire in Vijay Nagar area here.

  • Filipino woman held with two rounds of bullets

    Chennai: A Filipno woman national was detained at the domestic air terminal here today after two rounds of bullets were found in her possession, airport sources said.

  • 16 soldiers killed in Syria suicide bombing

    Damascus:At least 16 soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack that rocked Syrian capital Damascus Saturday, Syria’s state media said.

  • Car bomb kills 3 in Iraqi capital

    Baghdad:Iraqi authorities say a car bomb on a commercial street in northern Baghdad today has killed three people.

  • BSF lodges protest with Pak over ceasefire violations

    Jammu: Following an infiltration bid in the morning today and ceasefire violations over the last 24 hours, BSF today lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Rangers over the incidents along the International Border (IB) in Jammu.

  • Global lawmakers stand by Baluchistan’s ‘oppressed citizens’

    Brussels:Legislators from around the globe gathered at the European Parliament here this week to denounce the Pakistani government’s kill-and-dump policy in Baluchistan and express support for democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the beleaguered province.

  • Dinosaur remains found in Maharashtra

    Amravati (Maharashtra):Fossilised dinosaur bones and eggs of gigantic creatures that  measured around 18-20 metres and weighed 10-13 tonnes, have been discovered from the Salbardi area, around 60 km from here in eastern Maharashtra, a geologist said here Saturday.

  • Police block Maldives presidential revote

    Male: A crucial presidential revote in the Maldives was today blocked at the last minute by police, plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty and triggering demands by the leading party for international intervention.

  • Two missing in ship fire off Chinese coast

    Beijing: Two people went missing when a ship caught fire off the coast of South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region today.