Free Press Journal
  • Pawar, Goel likely to be elected unopposed to RS

    New Delhi : Union minister Sharad Pawar, Congress leader Murli Deora, RPI’s Ramdas Athawale and Vijay Goel (BJP) are likely to be elected unopposed along with 21 others in various states in the February 7 biennial polls to the Rajya Sabha.

  • Life term for 11 accused

    Thiruvananthapuram : In a major indictment of Communist Party of India (Marxist), three of its Kerala leaders were sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday for plotting the murder of party rebel leader T P Chandrashekharan.

  • ‘Lata should ensure no one misuses her iconic status’

    New Delhi : Lata Mangeshkar should guard against anyone ‘misusing’ her iconic status for drawing political mileage, Congress said on Tuesday, a day after the legendary singer shared a dais with Narendra Modi. “Lata Mangeshkar is an icon before whom all of us bow down. Beauty of her voice is acclaimed throughout the country. But obviously icons who are property of the nation ought to take care of the possibility of political

  • Fast News

    Indian-origin UK soldier gets 1st ‘field promotion’ in 60 yrs
    LONDON: An Indian-origin soldier, helping in the fight against the al-Qaeda, has become the first in the British Army to get an on-the-spot “field promotion” in more than 60 years. Rifleman Gigar Das, from 1st Battalion The Rifles (1 Rifles), was presented with his Lance Corporal’s stripe in front of his colleagues for his service to Mali while serving as part of a European


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  • Simple blood test can detect diabetes early

    Jerusalem : A simple blood test can reveal an individual’s risk of developing diabetes far earlier than previously believed, scientists say, reports PTI.

  • Yoga a boon for breast cancer survivors: study

    New York : Breast cancer survivors, if they practise yoga for as little as three months, may significantly reduce fatigue and inflammation, shows research, says IANS.

  • Genes to decide what diet suits you best

    Washington : Soon, genetic testing may identify what diet you should consume for a longer, healthier life. Researchers have identified a group of genes that allow an organism to adapt to different diets and show that without them, even minor tweaks to diet can cause premature aging and death, reports IANS.

  • Guv didn’t take advice of Cabinet in Chavan affair

    New Delhi : Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan did not take the State Cabinet’s advice while turning down CBI’s request for sanction to prosecute Chief Minister Ashok Chavan as he felt it was “highly unlikely” that it would render “unbiased aid and advice” in the matter.

  • Nitish blames Congress,BJP for 80’s, 2002 anti-Sikh riots

    Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday held the Congress governments at the Centre and in the state responsible for 1984 anti-Sikh riots and 1989 Bhagalpur riots and said the BJP government in Gujarat was accountable for the 2002 riots in that state. All these riots were blots on the country for which all Indians were ashamed, Kumar said and asked those responsible for the carnage to own up responsibility.

  • ‘Jai Ho’: Not such a stunner after all!

    There seems to be a little trouble in Salman Khan’s paradise these days. ‘Jai Ho’ which had to be one of the biggest films of 2014, could not do well at the box office unlike Salman starrers ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Wanted’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Dabangg’ and more…
    A while back Salman Khan, who has been the pioneer of setting trends, was heard saying

  • RBI a vigilant owl, not a dove or a hawk: Rajan

    Mumbai : The Reserve Bank brass took to ornithology to explain its policy stance and its intents as it took everyone by surprise with a rate hike on Tuesday.

  • Sebi: Karvy involved in IPO irregularities

    Mumbai : Sebi has found that Karvy Stock Broking indulged in irregularities with respect to initial public offerings of various companies, including Suzlon and IDFC, way back in 2005.

  • City roundup

    QNet scam: Ferreira quizzed for 2nd day
    Mumbai: Former world billiards champion Michael Ferreira was on Tuesday grilled for the second consecutive day for over four hours in connection with the alleged Rs 425 crore scam involving multi-level marketing firm QNet. His passport was confiscated by police. 75-year-old Ferreira turned up before the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) for the second day, following Wednesday’s directive by a sessions court to present himself for