Free Press Journal
  • AP CM’s resoln leaves Telangana ministers fuming

    Hyderabad: The Congress government in Andhra Pradesh was today vertically split over Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s bid to move a resolution to return the bifurcation bill, with Telangana ministers demanding that he quit as they no longer recognised him as leader of the House.

  • Police gets 15-day time to conclude probe against Bhatkal, aide

    New Delhi: A local court has allowed Delhi Police’s plea seeking more time to conclude its probe into a case lodged against Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar for allegedly setting up an illegal arms factory here.

  • Parties divided over EC move for transparency in funding

    New Delhi: Political parties are a divided lot as regards their stand over the Election Commission’s move to bring in transparency and accountability in their funding with Congress having opposed the proposal and BJP failing to give its response to the issue.

  • Less water intake in winter may cause cystitis in women

    New Delhi: The lack of thirst or the lesser urge to drink water in winter  can lead to major health problems like cystitis or urinary tract infection, especially in women, doctors say.

  • No road construction possible if toll collection stopped: CM

    Mumbai: A day before the workers of Raj Thackeray-led MNS vandalised toll booths at various places in the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had said that if toll collection was stopped, construction of new roads would come to halt.

  • Thai protesters defiant, refuse to negotiate with government

    Bangkok: Defiant Thai opposition activists today refused to negotiate with the embattled government despite warnings of legal action if they did not vacate ministries besieged by them as part of a prolonged campaign to oust premier Yingluck Shinawatra.

  • Facebook posts can be therapeutic

    Melbourne: Writing on Facebook makes users reflect upon their action, helping them unde stand and improve themselves, a new study has found.

  • Europeans got lighter skin only 7,000 years ago?

    London: Debunking the theory that lighter skin gradually arose in Europeans nearly 40,000 years ago, new research has revealed that it evolved much recently — only 7,000 years ago.

  • Gold up as COMEX futures hits 10-wk high, rupee weak

    MUMBAI – Gold futures on the domestic exchanges were trading higher as global prices touched a 10-week high and as the rupee weakened against the dollar, analysts said. On the COMEX, the weakness in global equity markets and concerns over emerging economies boosted the metal’s safe haven appeal.

  • Rupee drops 44 paise to 10-week closing low of 63.10 vs dollar

    Mumbai: Succumbing to a rout in emerging markets, the rupee slipped past the 63-mark for the first time in ten weeks today and closed 44 paise lower at 63.10 versus the dollar amid fears that further stimulus tapering by the US central bank will hit capital inflows.

  • Sensex plunges over 426 pts in global sell-off

    Mumbai: Hit by a global sell-off, the Sensex today plummeted over 426 points, in the biggest drop in about five months, on fears linked to US monetary stimulus tapering and investors turning cautious ahead of the RBI policy meet.

  • MHA receives factual report on Andaman boat tragedy

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has  received a factual report from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands administration on the boat tragedy off Port Blair coast in which 21 people were killed.

  • Cheaper, cleaner fuel in the offing

    London: Here’s an efficient and environmental-friendly way to make cleaner fuel and fertilisers.

  • Musharraf counting on review petition, foreign friends for escaping from Pak

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf seems to be banking upon the review petition against the Supreme Court’s order in the high treason case, as well as some political deal under discussion with his foreign friends for his escape from the country.

  • Hope to see many more Saina-Sindhu finals: Gopichand

     Lucknow: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand hopes his two most famous protégés —  Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu — play many more finals against each other like they did here at the India Grand Prix Gold.