Free Press Journal
  • China reports 70,000 new HIV cases; 434,000 carriers

    Beijing: China reported some 70,000 new cases of HIV infections in the first nine months of the year taking the total number of people living with HIV/AIDS to 434,000, health authorities said today.

  • Modi attacks Congress on graft, security of women

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday attacked the Congress on issues of corruption and security of women in the national capital.

  • Nitish reaches out to migrants in poll-bound Delhi

    New Delhi: Trying to reach out to migrants, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said there are two Delhis – one for the rich and the other for the poor – and it is the people of Bihar and Purvanchal who helped build the city.

  • J-K: Fire in Sopore township, no casualties

    Srinagar: At least 12 structures, including ten residential houses, were damaged in a major fire that broke out in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

  • New wrapping paper to grow vegetables

    London: A UK-based company has developed a wrapping paper that can be used to grow vegetables by simply placing the paper into some soil, adding water and waiting for nature to take its course.

  • Bill on Telangana to come “soon” before Parliament: Shinde

    Mumbai: Refusing to confirm whether the Bill to carve out separate Telangana state will be tabled in the winter session of Parliament, beginning this week, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said the Bill will come “very soon” before Parliament.

  • India’s Mars mission leaves Earth’s orbit, clears critical hurdle

    Bangalore: India’s maiden mission to Mars left Earth’s orbit early today and successfully entered the second phase of its 10-month-long voyage to the Red Planet after performing a crucial manoeuvre described as “mother of all slingshots”.

  • Magistrate likely to pronounce order tomorrow on Zakia’s plea

    Ahmedabad: The court of metropolitan magistrate is likely to pronounce its order tomorrow on Zakia Jafri’s plea protesting closure report of Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team, giving clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others with regard to alleged conspiracy behind the 2002 riots.

  • Anti-rape law will ensure action on perpetrators: Meira Kumar

    New Delhi: The newly introduced stringent anti-rape legislation will serve as a deterrent to perpetrators of crimes against women and invite action against them, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today said.

  • Dog crowned world’s ugliest dies

    Washington: A much loved and popular 8-year-old dog in the US that was crowned the world’s ugliest pooch and also inspired a children’s book has died.

  • Analysts see GDP growth improving in second half

    Mumbai: After marginal improvement in the second quarter GDP readings, leading rating agencies have said the momentum is likely to continue into the second half with a likelihood of the economy faring better than the first half.

  • Ganguly need not resign as rights panel chief: Sorabjee

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge A K Ganguly need not resign from the chairmanship of West Bengal Human Rights Commission in the wake of sexual harassment allegation against him as it would set a “dangerous precedent”, former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee has said.

  • Advani dismisses AAP, says no place for third party

    New Delhi: BJP leader L K Advani today dismissed the prospects of Aam Admi Party in the Delhi assembly election, saying there is “no place for a third party” here.

  • Centre cannot interfere in Tehelka case: Shinde

    Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said the Centre cannot interfere in the sexual assault case against Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal.

  • ‘Reset’ Pakistan’s India policy, Sharif told

    Islamabad: A leading Pakistani newspaper Sunday asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to “reset” policies vis-a-vis India as well as other “enormously complicated” issues.