Free Press Journal
  • Fervour, gaiety marks Holi, CMs stay away over deaths in states

    The Holi festival was celebrated Monday with traditional gaiety and fervour across the country with people greeting each other by applying ‘gulaal’ and sharing sweets. The chief ministers of Bihar, Maharashtra and Odisha stayed away from the celebrations, expressing grief over death of people in their states.

  • Shiv Sena leader Narvekar joins NCP

    Shiv Sena spokesman Rahul Narvekar, who recently withdrew his candidature from the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections, on Monday joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and will contest the Lok Sabha polls on the party’s ticket from the Maval constituency.

  • Google Doodle For Holi

    Google presented a colourful doodle to mark the festival and wish people on the occassion.

  • JKLF protest march in Srinagar against youth’s killing

    Srinagar: Pro-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir Front (JKLF) activists took out a protest march in summer capital Srinagar Monday against the killing of a youth in Bandipora district in police firing last week.

  • Trio held for assaulting IPS officer in Bengal

    Kolkata: Three people were arrested and presented before a court Monday for assaulting an IPS officer in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, police said.

  • Bengal celebrates Holi

    Kolkata:  With generous sprinkling of eco-friendly colours, glasses of chilled thandai and splashes in pools as popular Bollywood songs played on, the eastern metropolis Monday celebrated the festival of Holi.

  • Latest eToilet model to be unveiled at Delhi fair

    Thiruvananthapuram: Eram Scientific Solutions Monday announced it will unveil its latest eToilet model at the “Reinvent the Toilet Fair” to be held in Delhi later this month.

  • Rahul will lose heavily in Amethi: Kumar Vishwas

    Amethi (Uttar Pradesh):  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will lose “by a big margin” in the Lok Sabha polls here, AAP leader and candidate Kumar Vishwas says.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Rahul cut off from reality, says Jaitley

    New Delhi:  BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday took a dig at Rahul Gandhi over his remarks that Congress would improve its 2009 tally in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, contending the Congress vice president was “completely cut off from reality.”

  • 7.0-magnitude quake hits Chile

    New York: An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale jolted Chile, the US Geological Survey said Monday.

  • Mercury shrank more than earlier believed: study

    Washington:  The planet closest to the sun, Mercury, has seen its radius reduce by some 7 kilometers over the past four billion years, suggests new evidence.

  • Crimeans vote to join Russia, West cries foul

    Simferopol (Ukraine): Even as a majority of Crimeans voted in favour of joining Russia in a referendum, the US and its Western allies rejected the plebiscite as “illegal” and confronted Moscow.

  • Greenland ice loss is accelerating

    Washington:  Sea levels are set to rise perceptibly as the last remaining stable bit of the Greenland ice sheet has turned unstable, a new study has found.

  • No Holi celebration for Nitish

    Patna: Millions in Bihar celebrated Holi Monday with traditional fervour. But Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not one of them, and it was a low key Holi for RJD leader Lalu Prasad.

  • Holi takes political colour in Agra

    Mathura/Agra: With the Lok Sabha polls only weeks away, politicians Monday used the Holi festival to connect with voters.

  • Search on for Malaysian plane, focus on Indian Ocean

    Kuala Lumpur/Beijing: Multinational search operations for the Malaysian airliner that went missing March 8 continued Monday in the Indian Ocean but there is no trace of the aircraft.