Free Press Journal
  • Drought Looms Large in Western India

    The worst impact of a sub-normal monsoon is likely to be in western India, with possible drought-like conditions in some areas, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.
    “Monsoon is delayed. Western India is expected to be worst affected and drought-like situation might prevail in
    some pockets,” Singh told reporters after a delegation from Maharashtra met him on this matter.   A separate contingency plan will be worked out along with the state governments for drought-prone regions,

  • Apex court grants bail to Tarun Tejpal

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Tuesday granted bail to Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case.

  • China opens tea, yachts to foreigners in free trade zone

    Shanghai: Shanghai has trimmed the list of what is banned in China’s first free trade zone, opening a few more areas to foreign participation, it said today, following disappointment over the new FTZ.

  • 527 abandoned school projects completed in Reasi in 2013-14

    Jammu:  The Jammu and Kashmir government has completed 527 school projects, that were abandoned due to paucity of funds and other difficulties, in Reasi district in 2013-14, through community participation and convergence of schemes of various other departments.

  • Services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line briefly disrupted, restored

    New Delhi:  Delhi Metro commuters faced a tough time Tuesday morning as a snag hit services on the Blue Line from Dwarka Sector-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali, causing trains to run slow and halt for long at many stations, resulting in overcrowding, an official said. The problem was rectified after more than one hour.

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    Tackle problems faced by handicrafts sector: President

    New Delhi:  Terming indigenous handicrafts and handlooms as a cherished aspect of Indian life, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday said growth of this industry has been constrained and it should be addressed. “Indigenous handicrafts and handlooms are a cherished aspect of the Indian way of life.

  • Chinese man hospitalised with 100-kg tumour

    Beijing:  Doctors in a hospital here are preparing to remove a tumour weighing more than 100 kg from the waist of a patient who has lived with it since childhood, media reported.

  • Surgeon caught taking bribe on Doctors’ Day

    Jaipur:  A government surgeon was caught by sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) today while allegedly taking Rs 1500 bribe from a patient.

  • Iraq parliament convenes with PM re-election in doubt

    Baghdad:  Iraq’s newly-elected parliament convenes today to begin choosing a government, with premier Nuri al-Maliki’s bid for a third term battered by a Sunni militant offensive threatening to tear Iraq apart.

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  • Seven persons injured in group clash in Bundi

    Bundi (Raj):Seven persons were injured when two groups clashed over issue of illegal soil mining in Tirath village of Keshoraipatan police station area of the district, police said today.

  • Vincent says I am a cheat; ECB slaps life ban on him

    London/Wellington:  New Zealand’s disgraced batsman Lou Vincent was today banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board within hours of publicly confessing his involvement in match-fixing and offering his “deepest apologies” for shaming the game and his country.

  • Champions League T20 bans Vincent for life

    Mumbai:  Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) Tuesday announced a life ban on former New Zealand and Auckland Aces batsman Lou Vincent from participation in the tournament after he pleaded guilty to seven charges relating to spot fixing.

  • Rs 115 crore cryptology centre coming up in Kolkata

    Kolkata:  A first-of-its-kind Rs 115 crore cryptology centre will come up here in the next two years for carrying out research in providing data security to defence and finance sectors.