Free Press Journal
  • Tiger lifts elderly man in Sundarbans

    Canning (WB):  A tiger pounced on an elderly man and disappeared with him into the jungles in the Sundarbans, Forest department sources said.

  • New UP governor rattles political leaders

    Lucknow:  He is only a few days old in the Raj Bhavan here. But Uttar Pradesh’s acting Governor Aziz Qureshi is already courting controversy.

  • Woman burnt to death

    Sitapur (UP):  A woman was allegedly burnt to death her husband in Bichparia village under Pisava police station area here, police said today.

  • LEGO bricks used to study plant growth

    Washington:  Researchers are using LEGO bricks to build controlled environments to study how variations in climate and soil affect plant growth.

  • Gas pipeline fire in Andhra angers villagers

    Hyderabad:  A gas pipeline explosion and fire in a village in Andhra Pradesh early Friday has angered its people. The blast triggered a blaze that claimed the lives of 14 people and injured many others, officials said.

  • One killed, dozen injured in UP gas cylinder fire

    Lucknow:  A woman was killed and over a dozen sustained serious burn injuries early Friday after gas leaked from a cylinder and caught fire in a home in Kanpur, police said.

  • Malaysia to announce assets details for MH370’s search

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein Friday said that the details of the assets that would be deployed for various stages of the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, would be announced soon.

  • ONGC shuts some wells in East Godavari post GAIL pipeline fire

    New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has shut some wells on two onland gas fields in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh following a fire in a pipeline that carried the gas to consumers.

  • Chandrababu Naidu rushes to Andhra accident site

    Hyderabad:  Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has cut short his Delhi visit to rush back to his state where a blast and fire in a gas pipeline killed 14 people Friday morning.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan

    Pradhan for setting up statutory safety body for oil & gas ind

    New Delhi:  With more than a dozen people killed in a deadly fire at a gas pipeline in Andhra Pradesh, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today expressed shock at the lack of a statutory body for formulating safety measures for the oil and gas industry.

  • Would like to join BJP: Muthalik

    Panaji:  Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik has said that he would try to join BJP, from where he was unceremoniously removed only a few hours after his inclusion in Karnataka.

  • Pranab Mukherjee President of India

    GAIL pipeline mishap: President condoles loss of lives

    New Delhi:  President Pranab Mukherjee today expressed grief over the loss of lives in a GAIL gas pipeline mishap in Andhra Pradesh and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi announces relief for blast victims

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday announced an ex-gratia of Rs.2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in a gas pipeline disaster in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Obama seeks USD 500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Washington:  The White House has asked lawmakers for USD 500 million to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels, in what would be a significant escalation of US involvement in a conflict that has spilled into Iraq.

  • AP govt orders probe into GAIL pipeline mishap

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government today ordered an inquiry into the GAIL gas pipeline blast at Nagaram village in East Godavari district, in which 14 persons were killed.

  • UGC-DU row continues for fourth day

    New Delhi:  There were no admissions to DU on the fourth day Friday amid a continuing row between the UGC and the varsity over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme.

  • 14 killed in Andhra gas pipeline blast

    Hyderabad:  14 people were burnt to death and scores of others injured in a huge explosion and fire that took place at a GAIL gas pipeline in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh early Friday morning, officials said.

  • Bail plea of riot accused rejected

    Muzaffarnagar:  A local court has rejected the bail plea of a man accused in a murder case during the riots in the district.

  • Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

    Jammu: Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire and targeted Indian posts with automatic and small weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate effectively.