Free Press Journal
  • Train mishap averted in Bardhaman

    Bardhaman (WB):  A major train mishap was averted today in West Bengal’s Bardhaman district today after a truck rammed into the engine of a passenger train at Palitpur but there was no casualty.

  • India likely to achieve 5.5 pc growth rate in 2014: WB

    Washington:  With the new Indian government showing signs of economic reforms and brings in transparency in governance, the World Bank feels that the world’s third- largest economy could achieve a growth rate of 5.5 per cent this year as compared to 4.7 per cent last year.

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    Cong demands dismissal of V K Singh from ministry

    New Delhi:  Congress today sought immediate dismissal of Gen (Retd) V K Singh from the Council of Ministers over his tweets against next Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag, alleging that he had made “highly derogatory” remarks against the armed forces.

  • Appointment of Lt Gen Suhag as Army Chief final: Jaitley

    New Delhi:  Government today asserted that the appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as next Army Chief is final as opposition Congress raked up a controversy involving minister and former Army Chief Gen V K Singh and demanded his resignation.

  • Britney Spears ‘mothered’ sister

    Los Angeles:  Pop star Britney Spears has always been like a “second mom” to her sister Jamie Lynn, who is nine years younger to her.

  • New digging technique used for Kishanganga power project

    Bandipora (JK):  In a first, a construction major has used a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for digging nearly 15 kilometre long tunnel for Kishanganga hydroelectric power project here, a development which could help in providing all-weather connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Sharib Hashmi sold home, wife’s jewellery to pursue acting

    Mumbai:  The acting bug bit “Filmistaan” actor Sharib Hashmi when he was just a child. But he buried his acting dreams for things his heart was “clearly not into”. He credits his wife as well as friend Nitin Kakkar for helping him to resurrect his dreams.

  • Himachal tragedy: Case against project authorities, search on

    Mandi (HP):  A case of negligence has been registered against authorities of the Larji Hydropower project here even as rescuers today negotiated through huge boulders and high level of silt to trace 19 engineering students and a tour guide who were washed away in the turbulent waters of the Beas River.

  • Technical snag in 3rd unit of Tuticorin power plant

    Tuticorin: A technical snag, which developed in the third unit of the thermal power station here, has affected power generation to the tune of 210 MW since early morning today, an official said.

  • Congress leaders protest over power crisis in Delhi

    New Delhi: Congress leaders staged a protest on Wednesday against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its failure to provide 24 hours water and electricity supply in Delhi.

  • When Kosygin called Lal Bahadur Shastri ‘super Communist’

    New Delhi: Late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri during his ill-fated Tashkent visit in 1966 lent a coat gifted to him by his then Soviet Union counterpart Alexei Kosygin to one of his accompanying staff members, prompting his host to dub him a ‘super Communist’.

  • FIR filed against TTP for Karachi airport attack

    Islamabad: A First Information Report (FIR) against the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for attacking Karachi’s international airport was registered Wednesday, media reported.