Free Press Journal
  • Enrolment ratio in higher education in the northeast low

    Agartala: The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education is very low in the northeast region and it can be improved by setting up a Virtual Education Trust (VET), an official has said.

  • Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Bengal

    Kolkata:  Dismissing the probability of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said Saturday that party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit West Bengal soon.

  • ‘Seven slain ultras were LeT men from Pakistan’

    Srinagar: Police in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district Saturday said seven guerrillas killed in a gunfight with security forces in a forest area in Kupwara Feb 24 were Pakistanis belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit.

  • Earth’s gravity affects gene expression

    New York: The Earth’s gravity, or the lack of it, surely affects us in more ways than one, and some of them in unexpected manner – for instance the expression of genes.

  • Why sniffer dogs only detect ‘real’ explosives

    New York: Have you ever noticed that sniffer dogs at Metro stations or airports do not bark at you though you may be carrying a few things that smell similar to explosives – like a plastic grocery bag?

  • New technique detects water vapour on Jupiter-like planet

    Washington:  As we rejoice the news of presence of water on Mars, researchers have now used a new technique to detect water in the atmosphere of an extra-solar planet of Jupiter-like mass orbiting a nearby star.

  • Meteorite on earth another proof of water on Mars

    Washington: After finding clinching evidence of the presence of water on Mars last month, NASA scientists have now unearthed a Martian meteorite in the Yamato glacier in Antarctica that features curved micro-tunnels consistent with moving water.

  • UP wants atomic power plant

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has proposed an atomic power plant in the state — and the central government has reportedly given the go ahead.

  • Narendra Modi

    Third front experiment will prove costly for the country: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today downplayed talk of the emergence of a third front, saying the “experiment” will prove “costly” for the country which needed a government that could take decisions and come up to the people’s expectations.

  • Congress questions funding of Narendra Modi’s UP rallies

    New Delhi: Congress today questioned sources of funding for BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s ‘vijay shankhnaad’ rallies being held in Uttar Pradesh and other parts of the country.

  • Nine militants killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul:  At least nine militants were killed in a military operation in Afghanistan’s Laghman province, officials said Sunday.

  • Five militants killed in Pakistan

    Islamabad: At least five militants were killed Sunday when Pakistani helicopters attacked their hideouts in Bara area of Khyber Agency.