Free Press Journal
  • India in danger of losing 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings

    Dubai: India will be battling to salvage not just lost pride but also their second spot in the ICC Test rankings when they take on New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington from tomorrow.

  • Beni under attack from BJP in RS for alleged wrongdoings

    New Delhi: Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma today came under fire from BJP in Rajya Sabha with the saffron party accusing him of “wrongdoings” in giving mobile phones, gifts and money to 1,000 people from his constituency after making them National Steel Consumers Council (NSCC) members.

  • Two new portraits of Shakespeare found

    Washington: Scientists have discovered two previously unknown portraits of English playwright William Shakespeare – one which shows the Bard in his young age and another which shows his whole person for the first time.

  • Amarinder making false claims on Operation Bluestar: Badal

    Muktsar (Pb): The war of words between Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Congress leader Amarinder Singh intensified as the 86-year-old Akali stalwart today accused the latter of vitiating the political atmosphere of the state with his “false” claims on Operation Bluestar.

  • ‘Alliances among all 11 Left, secular parties not necessary’

    New Delhi: Eleven Left and secular parties, which would announce the formation of a non-Congress, anti-BJP alternative after the ongoing Parliament session, may not necessarily enter into alliances in all states for the upcoming general elections, CPI(M) said today.

  • Marines issue bilateral: says UN chief; Fury in Italy

    Rome: In a blow to Italy’s attempt to internationalise the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two fishermen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Rome to resolve the issue bilaterally.

  • Governors must ensure that States act as per Constitution:Prez

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today asked Governors to ensure that state governments act according to the Constitution while safeguarding the interests of the state and the nation’s pluralistic character is not tarnished in any manner.

  • Vitamin A rich diet essential for proper lung formation

    New York: In a significant breakthrough, the short-term deficit of vitamin A while the lungs are being formed in the baby during pregnancy has been linked to asthma later in life.

  • China’s moon rover comes ‘back to life’: officials

    Beijing: China’s troubled moon rover Yutu or Jade Rabbit has come back to life from a troubled dormancy although experts are still trying to figure out the cause of its abnormality, officials here said today.

  • Divya Dutta plays psychologist in ‘Ragini MMS 2’


    Mumbai: Actress Divya Dutta, who won accolades for her performance in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, will be seen as a psychologist in Sunny Leone starrer ‘Ragini MMS 2’.

  • Raj warns of havoc at house of toll contractors imposing levy

    Mumbai: A day after his party’s uncharacteristically peaceful agitation against toll plazas in Maharashtra, MNS chief Raj Thackeray was today back in his element, warning of “wreaking havoc” at houses of toll contractors who use force to collect the levy.

  • ‘Chidambaram may positively surprise markets on deficit front’

    Mumbai: Higher-than-expected non-tax revenue and expenditure cuts may help peg fiscal deficit target below the projected 4.8 per cent in the current fiscal, and project the revenue-expenditure gap next fiscal at 4.2 per cent of GDP, says a report.

  • Maha govt to soon bring in new toll policy

    Mumbai: Apparently resorting to a pacifier after the MNS agitation on toll collection, the Maharashtra government today assured party chief Raj Thackeray that it would draft a new policy on the issue before the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections comes into force.

  • UPA govt denying funds to West Bengal: Trinamool

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress today accused the UPA government of denying funds to West Bengal and demanded immediate release of money for central schemes like MGNREGA and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

  • Cong MLAs wear black badges, allege they are denied rights

    Bhubaneswar: A day after defeat of their no-confidence move against the Naveen Patnaik government, Opposition Congress members today wore black badges alleging that they had been denied their genuine rights.