Free Press Journal
  • Tropical Storm Arthur upgraded to hurricane off US

    Miami: Tropical Storm Arthur strengthened into  the first hurricane of the season today as it moved up the US East Coast just in time to disrupt the July 4 holiday.

  • M Venkaiah Naidu

    Need law to fix accountability in building collapse: Naidu

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of building collapse incidents, Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu today favoured incorporating in law provisions whichhold the concerned officials responsible when such mishaps happen due to their negligence.

  • Kerala, Centre concerned about nurses’ safety in Iraq

    New Delhi:  The Kerala government as well as the Centre are concerned about the safety of the 46 nurses who are stranded in an Iraq town, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday after he met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here.

  • Not done anything to tarnish the image of the game: Srinivasan

    New Delhi:  Maintaining firmly that his “conscience is clear”, new ICC chairman N Srinivasan today said he has “done nothing to tarnish the image of the game” and will speak out once the Probe Committee headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal tables the final report.

  • Two dental college students die as their car capsize

    Thanjavur(TN):  Two students of a private dental college in Chennai were killed and seven others injured when their car capsized at Pudukudi near Thanjavur today, police said.

  • Rs.10 per family donation provides medicare to the poor in Bihar

    Patna:  Here’s a unique initiative to ensure that the poorest of the poor get the best possible medicare without depending on the government. Some 400,000 households in a Bihar district have been urged to donate Rs.10 each to ensure that the poor get financial help in case of a medical emergency.

  • SC directs BSES Yamuna to pay power dues before July 15

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed BSES Yamuna Pvt Ltd to pay its outstanding dues for the January to June period to power generating and transmission companies before July 15.

  • Two CRPF commandos injured by militants in Meghalaya

    Shillong:  Two CRPF commandos were critically injured when they were attacked by suspected Garo tribal militants in North Garo Hills district in Meghalaya today, police said.

  • Rs 1 lakh cr funds for road sector in a year : Gadkari

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led government will initiate measures to turn-around the Highways sector in 2 years time by garnering funds to the tune of Rs one lakh crore in a year, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said here today.

  • Fire at LIC building in Kanpur

    Lucknow: A massive fire broke out at the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) building in Kanpur on Thursday, police said.

  • Extra tight security for PM’s Kashmir visit

    Srinagar: Sharp shooters, barricades, luggage checks and more – the security forces are taking no chances in Srinagar and other parts of the Valley on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir Friday.

  • N Korea man defects to South through tense sea border

    Seoul: A North Korean man defected to the South today, using a small wooden boat in a rare and risky crossing of the heavily patrolled maritime border in the Yellow Sea, military officials said.

  • Bug-eating helped early humans build bigger brains

    Washington: An insect-rich diet when regular food sources were scarce was the secret behind early humans developing bigger brains with higher-level cognitive skills, new research reveals.

  • Cong MLA booked in assault case

    Bangalore:  A case of assault has been registered against a ruling Congress MLA and his supporters for allegedly attacking two police constables, at a bar, when they objected to a party that was continuing past midnight.