Free Press Journal
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG hiked by Rs 220 per cylinder

    New Delhi: The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG), which customers buy after consuming their quota of subsidised cylinders, was hiked by a steep Rs 220 per bottle today on firming international rates.

  • Virbhadra gets a breather from Congress, BJP moves EC

    New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, facing allegations of corruption, seems to have got a breather with Congress holding there is “nothing new” in the charges even as BJP mounted pressure by demanding his resignation and moving the Election Commission.

  • Naseemuddin, Kushwaha among 19 booked in UP memorial scam

    Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati’s close aide Naseemuddin Siddiqui and former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha were among 19 people booked today for their alleged role in Rs 1,400 crore scam in construction of Dalit memorials and parks in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Hotel owner, event organiser booked for cheating

    Mumbai:The owner of a non-operational luxury hotel, an event organising company and its management were today booked for allegedly cheating thousands of revellers after taking money to host a New Year’s eve party, which failed to take off in suburban Juhu, police said.

  • NASA’s Hubble discovers clouds on alien planet

    Washington: NASA’s Hubble telescope has discovered clouds in the atmosphere of a super-Earth type planet 40-light years away, providing the first-ever weather forecast for a planet outside our solar system.

  • New Year celebrations banned in Islamabad

    Islamabad: For thousands of party enthusiasts in Pakistan’s capital here, the New Year celebrations did not go as planned as local authorities withdrew NOCs given to hotels for hosting parties to usher in 2014.

  • Love really gives you a warm glow

    London: Falling in love can trigger a warm, pleasurable feeling all over the body while being anxious may be felt as pain in the chest, according to a new Finnish study which found common emotions trigger strong bodily sensations.

  • Latvia becomes 18th member of eurozone

    Riga: The Baltic nation of Latvia Wednesday became the 18th member of the eurozone after three years of economic struggle.

  • Global temperatures to rise 4 degrees by 2100

    Melbourne: Global average temperatures will rise at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100 and potentially more than 8 degrees by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced, a new research has warned.

  • Putin denounces ‘abomination’ of Volgograd attacks

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin today called Russia’s deadliest bombings in three years an “abomination” as he visited the cite of two suicide strikes that killed 34 in the run-up to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

  • Vitamin E slows Alzheimer’s progression

    New York: A daily dosage of vitamin E can slow functional decline and reduce caregiver time in assisting Alzheimer’s patients.

  • Sour start to 2014: Sensex logs first day-1 drop since 2006

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex gave up initial gains in a lacklustre session today following the absence of global triggers and ended with a 30-point loss, log ing a drop on the opening trading day of the year for the first time since 2006.

  • Sensex logs first drop on opening trading day in 7 years

    Mumbai: The Sensex today reversed early gains and slipped by 30.20 points, the first drop for the benchmark on the opening trading day in seven years, as losses in RIL, TCS and Infosys outweighed gains in Airtel and Sun Pharma.

  • Bengal gangrape: Congress wants Mamata to quit, CBI probe

    Kolkata: Condemning the state police for allegedly trying to forcibly cremate a minor girl, who died after setting herself on fire following gangrape, the Congress Wednesday demanded the resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.