Free Press Journal
  • Activists voice concern over shrinking forest cover in C’garh

    Raipur:  With the forest-rich Chhattisgarh losing its green cover to development activities, mining and encroachment, environment activists have voiced their concern against the forests being “sacrificed” in the name of growth.

  • DMK stages walk out in TN Assembly

    Chennai:  DMK members today staged a walkout in the Tamil Nadu Assembly after they were denied permission to discuss an issue by the Speaker.

  • Cases registered against former TN minister, others

    Ramanathapuram (TN):  Cases were registered today against former AIADMK Minister Sathyamoorthy and four others for allegedly organising bullock cart race in violation of Supreme Court orders, police said.

  • Fire in building

    Fire in commercial building in Mumbai

    Mumbai:  A major fire today broke out in a 22-storey commercial building in a western suburb of Mumbai, officials said.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina pulls out of Commonwealth Games

    New Delhi:  India’s hopes of fetching five badminton medals at the Commonwealth Games suffered a massive jolt today as ace shuttler and defending champion Saina Nehwal pulled out of the Glasgow event after failing to recover from leg blisters sustained during the Australian Open Super Series triumph last month.

  • HDFC Fund raises USD 250 mn for realty investments

    New Delhi:  HDFC Property Fund, a part of financial sector conglomerate HDFC group, today announced the closure of USD 250 million international fund focused on investing in Indian real estate.

  • Dhoti controversy: Do clubs need a dress code?

    Chennai: Clubs in Tamil Nadu are waiting for a law by the state government that would make it illegal to ban the entry of dhoti-clad people in such places. But club officials say it is not just about perpetuation of a colonial-era  rule but being prudent about potentially “embarrassing” situations when “members can easily lose their dhoti” after consuming too much alcohol.

  • MH 17 crashes

    MH17 crash: US calls for credible and unimpeded probe

    Washington:  Shocked by the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, the White House today called for “a full, credible and unimpeded international investigation” into the tragic incident that killed nearly 300 people on board.

  • Oppn stalls RS on Gaza issue, House adjourned twice

    New Delhi: A vociferous opposition led by Congress and Left parties today stalled proceedings in Rajya Sabha during Question Hour demanding immediate discussion on killings of innocent women and children in Gaza.

  • Narendra Modi

    Our prayers with crashed Malaysian plane victims: Modi

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said his thoughts and prayers were with the families of those who lost their lives in the Malaysian Airlines flight that crashed in Ukraine Thursday.

  • Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza; 1 soldier killed

    Gaza/Jerusalem:  Israel has launched its first massive ground offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in five years, after 10 days of bombardment from the air and sea killed nearly 260 Palestinians but failed to stop the militants’ rocket attacks on the Jewish state.

  • Indian-origin steward on-board MH17

    Kuala Lumpur:  An Indian origin flight steward was among the 15 crew members on-board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine Thursday, media reported Friday.

  • MH17 passenger expresses flight jitters in video

    Kuala Lumpur:  The last glimpse of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that crashed Thursday over Ukraine, was captured by Malaysian passenger Md Ali Md Salim moments before departure, a media report said Friday.

  • UN chief deplores North Korea’s missile launches

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon deplored the recent missile launches by North Korea, urging it to work towards building mutual trust with its neighbours.