Free Press Journal
  • When two Himachal heavyweights slug it out

    Shimla: In Himachal Pradesh, it’s a battle of supremacy between two political archrivals — Virbhadra Singh and Prem Kumar Dhumal — in the parliamentary elections where development and corruption have been pushed to the background as personal attacks dominate.

  • New stars being born at our galaxy’s edge

    Washington: Welcome the arrival of newborn stars in our galaxy. According to a thrilling research, gas from another galaxy is hitting our own, triggering the birth of bright new stars and adding fresh lustre to the Milky Way.

  • Independents plough a lonely furrow in election field

    New Delhi: Jaswant Singh, the BJP stalwart whom the party expelled, might be one of the more famous independent candidates contesting this general election, but there are numerous others who are in the polling arena to prove their mettle without any backing from a political party.

  • The good, the ugly and the absurd of the political discourse

    New Delhi: They haven’t yet come down to expletives, but in this make or break battle to win the parliamentary election and govern India, the country’s politicians have been unsparing in personal attacks and stooping to new lows in political discourse. One candidate was even arrested for his hate speech. There are also some who have praised their political opponents – much to the surprise of their rivals.

  • Policemen escape Maoist attack

    Bhubaneswar: A police patrol Sunday narrowly survived two bomb blasts by Maoists in Odisha’s Malkangiri district but two cows ended up dying, police said.

  • Africans in Khirki Extension use cinema to tell their story

    New Delhi: A group of five young Africans from south Delhi’s Khirki Extension – where the infamous midnight “raid” targeting them took place almost three months back – have come out with a film documenting their lives and daily struggles in the working class neighbourhood.

  • The weed that causes cancer may well kill it

    Sydney: Tobacco has been associated with and much maligned for causing cancers. Researchers have now found that the tobacco plant’s defence mechanism could well work in humans to destroy invading cancer cells.

  • TDP returns to NDA, signs poll pact with BJP

    Hyderabad: After a gap of a decade, the TDP returned to the NDA Sunday by joining hands with the BJP to contest assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh.

  • US concerned about telecom trade barriers in India, China

    Washington: Expressing concern over what it called “emergence of troubling new and potential barriers” to telecommunications trade in India and China, the US says it’s seeking “a level playing field” for US companies.

  • Sonia, Pawar share dais after 15 years

    Bhandara/Nagpur (Maharashtra) :  After nearly 15 years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar Saturday shared the dais as they jointly campaigned for UPA candidates in Maharashtra.

  • 25 killed in Iraq attacks

    Baghdad: Twenty five people were killed and 33 wounded in violence across Iraq, mainly in the western province of Anbar Saturday, police said.

  • Modi will become PM, can’t be compared to Vajpayee: Advani

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will become the next prime minister of India but cannot be compared to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani said Saturday.

  • Modi aide’s remark sparks row, Congress, AAP seek arrest

    New Delhi : The Congress and the AAP Saturday rapped on the Election Commission’s door against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s close aide Amit Shah over his remark on the Muzaffarnagar riots. The Bharatiya Janata Party defended Shah, saying it saw “nothing wrong in his remark”.

  • No confirmation pulse detected linked to MH370: China

    Beijing/Perth: A pulse signal picked up by a Chinese patrol ship Saturday has not been confirmed as related to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, according to China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre even as the search operation for the lost jet in the southern Indian Ocean made no headway by the end of the day.

  • Indian navigation satellite’s orbit raised

    Chennai: The Indian space agency Saturday raised further the orbit of its second navigation satellite by around 4,200 km by firing the space craft’s onboard motor for around seven minutes, said a senior official.