Free Press Journal
  • Childhood TB cases 25 per cent higher than previous estimates

    London: Almost 25 per cent more children are developing tuberculosis (TB) than the WHO had estimated, with India having by far the highest burden of childhood TB among the 22 worst affected countries, according to a new study.

  • Giriraj Singh

    JD(U), RJD, Cong demand arrest,termination of Giriraj Singh

    Patna: JD(U), RJD and Congress Legislators today created ruckus in both Houses of Bihar Legislature over recovery of Rs 1.14 crore, 600 US dollars and ornaments stolen from the house of BJP MP Giriraj Singh and demanded his arrest and termination of Parliament membership alleging it as “black money”.

  • All nuclear power plants safe: Govt

    New Delhi: All nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the country are safe and can withstand natural calamities like earthquakes and tsunamis, the government told the Lok Sabha today.

  • 13 drivers get job in DTC on fake license

    New Delhi: At least thirteen drivers got jobs with the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) on fake licences, a probe has revealed.

  • Kudankulam nuclear pwoer plant

    No bar on FDI in industries aiding N-power generation: Govt

    New Delhi: The government today said that no decision on allowing FDI in the nuclear power sector has been taken but pointed out that there is no restriction on FDI in the industries manufacturing equipment and providing supplies to atomic power plants and related facilities.

  • Ruckus in parliament over railway budget

    New Delhi: Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were disrupted in the first half Wednesday, as opposition members created a ruckus over the Railway Budget.

  • BJP not even in picture of National Herald case: Swamy

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said the party is not even in the picture of the National Herald case, in which summons have been issued to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi.

  • SC restrains states on giving remission to life convicts

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today restrained all states from exercising power of remission for releasing convicts from jail who are serving life sentence and sought their response whether the Centre’s nod was needed for the purpose in cases prosecuted by central agencies like CBI.

  • World Cup breaks data downloading record

    Rio de Janeiro: With barely four days to go before its finale, the 2014 FIFA World Cup broke the record of the amount of data downloaded from the internet compared to any other tournament.

  • Obesity

    Extreme obesity increases risk of dying

    Washington: Adults with extreme obesity have increased risk of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, says a new research.

  • poor population of india

    Number of poor declined to 269.3 million: Survey

    New Delhi:  The number of poor in India has declined from 407.1 million in 2004-05 to 269.3 million in 2011-12, with an average annual fall of 2.2 percentage points in these eight years, says the Economic Survey 2013-14.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee edges up to 59.75 vs US dollar ahead of Budget

    Mumbai: On the eve of Narendra Modi-led government’s maiden Union budget, the rupee today rose for the second day and ended three paise higher at 59.75 against the dollar on sustained selling of the US currency by exporters and some capital inflows.

  • Notice in National Herald case a political witch-hunt: Sonia

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said the notice from the Income Tax department in the National Herald case was a “political witch-hunt” and it will only help the Congress bounce back.

  • 31 killed in massive Taliban attack in Afghanistan

    Kabul: A massive attack, including suicide bombings, launched Wednesday by Taliban militants against the police headquarters and provincial governor’s office in Kandahar city, the capital of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, left 31 people dead, Abdul Raziq, a provincial police official, said.

  • VVIP choppers: IAF to upgrade medium-lift Mi-17s

    New Delhi: Following the cancellation of a deal for 12 VVIP helicopters in the wake of bribery allegations, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will modify a few of its  Mi series of medium-lift machines – the Mi-17 V5 – to fill in, but “only as an interim measure”.