Free Press Journal
  • Sushil Koirala elected new Prime Minister of Nepal

    Kathmandu: Veteran Nepali Congress leader Sushil Koirala, who spent 16 years in India in self-exile, was today elected as Nepal’s Prime Minister with the support of the CPN-UML, ending months of political crisis following last year’s fractured verdict in polls.

  • UK’s tallest dog is over 7ft tall and still growing!

    London: An 18-month-old pooch, who measures 7ft 4in standing on his hind legs, has become the ‘tallest dog in Britain’.
    The Great Dane, named Freddy, lives with owner Claire Stoneman, in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

  • Dialogue with Pak Taliban council ‘positive’: Haq

    Peshawar: Pakistani Taliban’s top negotiator today said dialogue with the banned militant group’s political council was “positive” and its details would be discussed with the government in a day or two.

  • New technique ‘edits’ human genome for quick fixes

    New York: Scientists at the San Francisco-based Gladstone Institutes have found a novel way to efficiently edit the human genome one letter at a time – discovering how to efficiently and accurately capture rare genetic mutations that cause disease and fix them.

  • Fingerprints of oldest known star now a reality

    Sydney: In a major find, astronomers have successfully recorded the first fingerprints of the oldest known star in the universe – formed shortly after the Big Bang nearly 13.7 billion years ago.

  • ​IPL probe: SC panel suggests complete ban on post-march parties

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed panel, which probed the IPL spot-fixing scandal, today gave a slew of recommendations to protect the gentleman’s game from betting syndicates, including a complete ban on post-match parties, BCCI being given access to players’ bank accounts and registration of agents and managers of cricketers.

  • Modi’s campaign based on lies and tall claims: Rane

    Thane: Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane today termed as a “marketing gimmick” the claims of development and growth made by BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi, saying Gujarat is a laggard on many fronts compared to the Congress-ruled state.

  • Independent MLA Shokeen withdraws support to AAP govt

    New Delhi: The AAP Government in Delhi was today left teetering after Independent MLA Rambir Shokeen withdrew his support to Arvind Kejriwal, whose party’s strength has now been reduced to 35 in the 70-member house.

  • Cong names new PCC chiefs in West Bengal, Haryana, Kerala

    New Delhi: Union Minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a known detractor of Mamata Banerjee, young dalit MP Ashok Tanwar and senior leader V M Sudheeran were today made PCC chiefs in West Bengal, Haryana and Kerala respectively.

  • AAP to contest all 10 LS seats in Haryana

    Rewari (Har): The Aam Aadmi Party will contest all 10 Lok Sabha and 90 assembly seats in Haryana in upcoming elections, senior AAP leader Yogendra Yadav has said.

  • Constitute special court for hearing Saradha scam:HC to WB Govt

    Kolkata: Expressing disappointment with the West Bengal government for not following its earlier recommendations, the Calcutta High Court today directed the government to constitute a special court for hearing all cases related to the Saradha chit fund scam.

  • IPL scam: SC panel raps Mumbai police for not probing Dawood angle

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court panel, inquiring into the IPL spot fixing scam, has come down heavily on Mumbai police for “not willing” to investigate involvement of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in it and for protecting “lots of persons” involved in the betting syndicate.

  • S’pore riot: Indian gets 15 weeks in jail, 1st to be sentenced

    Singapore: An Indian national, part of 25 compatriots charged with involvement in Singapore’s worst riot in 40 years, today became the first person to be sentenced in the case – receiving 15 weeks in jail by a court here.