Free Press Journal
  • One injured in blast, 2 suspected trapped under debris

    Sivakasi(TN):  A 45-year-old woman was injured and two were suspected to be trapped under the debris when three houses, including one where crackers were being made illegally, damaged following a blast today police said.

  • 65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles spotted

    Kendrapara (Odisha):  Around 65 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles have been spotted in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district and the number is likely to increase as the counting process was still on, officials said.

  • IFFI host agency organises free screening of FIFA matches

    Panaji:  The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), co-organiser of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), will telecast the FIFA matches free of cost for football lovers in Goa, a senior official said.

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Nifty inches up marginally during pre-noon trade

    Mumbai: A key index of Indian equities market, Nifty, was trading at 2.85 points or 0.04 percent up Thursday after touching a record high of 7,732.40 points a day earlier.

  • Sania in pre-quarters of mixed doubles, Bopanna bows out

    London:  Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau entered the pre-quarterfinals of mixed doubles with an easy win but it was curtains for Rohan Bopanna and his partner who went down after a hard-fought second round match in the Wimbledon Championships, here.

  • Narendra Modi

    Senator McCain meets PM

    New Delhi:  The US has high level of expectations about a new momentum of India’s economic growth under the new government, a senior American Senator today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi who expressed desire to take the relationship to a new level.

  • Man killed by nephew over property dispute

    Sultanpur: A 45-year-old was allegedly killed by his nephew over a property dispute in Ahimaney Baijapur village here, police said today.

  • Minor girl attacked by jilted lover in school

    Jajpur (Odisha):  A 23-year-old youth was arrested for allegedly attacking a minor girl student at her school at Golkund in the district, police said today.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B’s iconic look in ‘Deewar’ resulted from tailoring error

    Mumbai:  The denim blue shirt teamed with khakee coloured pants and a rope dangling over the shoulder is arguably Amitabh Bachchan’s most iconic film look till date and the megastar reveals the styling in ‘Deewar’ was a result of a mistake by the tailor.

  • UN Security Council slams killing of Palestinian teenager

    United Nations:  The UN Security Council condemned the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, underlining “the need to bring the perpetrators of this deplorable act to justice”.

  • Single woman in board boosts corporate practices

    Toronto: Hire or promote a woman to join your board of directors now to reap better results. According to a research, even one woman on the board of directors in a firm can lead to stronger corporate governance practices than those with no women.

  • Insect diet may have led to bigger human brains

    Washington:  Foraging for lean-season diet such as ants, slugs and bugs may have spurred the development of bigger brains and higher-level cognitive functions in early humans and other primates, a new study suggests.

  • Man sentenced to life for raping minor

    Muzaffarnagar:  A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for raping a 12-year-old girl in 2009.

  • Road mishap victim’s family gets Rs 45 lakh compensation

    New Delhi: The family members of a 23-year-old youth, who died in a road accident involving a rashly driven truck last year, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 45 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

  • IM operative held in Kolkata

    Kolkata:  A suspected Indian Mujahideen operative said to be involved in the 2010 German Bakery blast in Pune was arrested from Kolkata, police said Thursday.