Free Press Journal
  • JD-U says its leader has no contact with blasts mastermind

    Patna/Samastipur: JD(U) today rallied behind party leader Taqui Akhtar who has been under scrutiny for family connections with fugitive IM Patna serial blasts mastermind Mohammad Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu and said the family has had no contact with him for nearly two years.

  • CBI grills Railway Board member Kul Bhushan

    New Delhi: CBI today questioned Railway Board member (electrical) Kul Bhushan in connection with its preliminary enquiry into alleged corrupt practices during his tenure.

  • Aarushi case: Talwars term weapon theory hypothesis-based

    Ghaziabad: In the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, the defence lawyer for dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar Wednesday termed the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) weapon theory as one being based on hypothesis.

  • Homestead bill in winter session: Jairam Ramesh

    New Delhi: The government will introduce the homestead bill, aimed at ensuring a home for shelterless people across the country, in the winter session of parliament, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said here Wednesday.

  • Govt convenes all-party meeting on Telangana

    New Delhi: An all-party meeting will be held next week to discuss various issues concerning the creation of separate Telangana, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.

  • 14 political parties sign convention against communalism

    New Delhi: Maintaining that secular and democratic forces should unite to counter communal forces, 14 political parties, including the Samajwadi Party and the Left, Wednesday resolved to fight communalism and preserve communal amity in the country.

  • Preventing adolescent pregnancy can add to India’s economy

    United Nations: India could add USD 7.7 billion every year to its economic productivity if its young girls are able to study and work till their 20s instead of becoming mothers at an adolescent age, according to a UN report.

  • Carbon worlds may be waterless: NASA study

    Washington: Planets rich in carbon, including so-called diamond planets, may lack oceans, according to a NASA study.
    Our Sun is a carbon-poor star, and as result, our planet Earth is made up largely of silicates, not carbon. Stars with much more carbon than the Sun, on the other hand, are predicted to make planets chock full of carbon, and perhaps even layers of diamond.

  • Patna serial blasts mastermind’s uncle disowns him

    Samastipur (Bihar): Taqui Akhtar, a leader of ruling JD(U) and uncle of Patna rally serial blasts mastermind Mohammad Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, disowned him and sought his severest punishment today.

  • Gold extends losses on stockists selling, global cues

    New Delhi: Extending losses for the third straight day, gold prices dropped Rs 220 to Rs 31,710 per ten gram in the national capital today on sustained selling by stockists amid sluggish demand coupled with weakening global trend.

  • Central funds to UP disappear before people can benefit: Rahul

    Rath (Hamirpur): Rahul Gandhi today attacked Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for failing to deliver on the development front, alleging that crores of rupees sent by the Centre to it “disappear” before people can benefit.

  • Diwali fireworks: Sensex closes at record high of 21,033.97

    Mumbai: Diwali came early to Dalal Street as the benchmark Sensex closed at an all-time high amid optimism the US Federal Reserve will continue with its monetary stimulus when it ends a two-day meeting today.