Free Press Journal
  • Three killed in car bomb blast in Egypt

    Cairo: Three people were killed in a car bomb blast Wednesday in Giza province, southwest of the Egyptian capital of Cairo, media reported.

  • Golden ale to celebrate the Games’ spirit

    Glasgow: To celebrate the spirit of the Games, Scottish brewing giant Caledonian Brewery has introduced a limited edition ‘ale’ brewed from ingredients from around the Commonwealth.

  • Kerala tightens norms for booking room in MLAS’ hostel

    Thiruvananthapuram: Following an all-party meeting held here Wednesday, Kerala assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan has announced very strict norms for entry of visitors to the MLAs’ hostel which will also be applicable to ex-legislators.

  • Tamil Nadu school fire: Parents disappointed with verdict

    Chennai: Parents of the 94 children killed in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy in Tamil Nadu Wednesday expressed shock and disbelief at the acquittal of the 11 people in the case by a court in Thanjavur.

  • Menu design can spoil diners’ mood

    New York:  If you have ordered the wrong food at a restaurant, do not blame yourself. Curse the menu instead.

  • Rajan Vichare

    Force feeding Muslim Staffer: HC to hear PIL

    New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court will Aug 8 hear a petition seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Bugging reports baseless: Gadkari

    New Delhi:  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Wednesday called media reports about a listening device being found at his residence as baseless.

  • Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan

    No idea what Rane was promised when he joined Congress

    Pune:  Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has pleaded ignorance about claims made by rebel state minister Narayan Rane regarding assurance of chief ministership by Congress when he left Shiv Sena nine years ago.

  • Roadways workers protest denationalising of routes, call strike

    Jaipur:  Public transport services were hit in Rajasthan today with the beginning of a two-day strike by the employees of Rajasthan Roadways Service against the government’s announcement to denationalise the nationalised routes.

  • NDRF team

    Landslide hits Pune village, NDRF sends rescue teams

    New Delhi:  Two National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams have been sent to carry out rescue operations in a village in Pune district in Maharashtra which has been hit by a landslide, an official said Wednesday.

  • Landslide_Pune

    Casualties feared as many suspected trapped in landslide

    Pune:  Casualties were feared as several people were suspected to have been trapped inside houses on a hillside following a landslide in Maharashtra’s Pune district today, police said.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Rajya Sabha disrupted over bugging allegations

    New Delhi:  The Rajya Sabha was disrupted Wednesday as opposition leaders demanded a debate on the reported bugging at union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s Delhi residence.

  • School tragedy

    10 held guilty in Tamil Nadu school fire

    Chennai:  A Thanjavur court Wednesday held 10 people guilty and acquitted 11 others in the Kumbakonam school fire accident in Tamil Nadu that killed 94 children and left 18 injured in 2004.

  • Odisha inks pact for second airport in the state

    Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government Wednesday signed a pact with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for developing the state’s second airport in the district headquarters town of Jharsuguda, an official said.

  • Happy that ITC diversified: Deveshwar

    Kolkata:  ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar today said it was heartening to see that the company had diversified and built several brands to get a fair degree of consumer franchise.

  • Acid Attack

    Woman killed in acid attack

    Katihar (Bihar):  A woman died of severe burn injuries after a village muscleman allegedly threw acid on her in Katihar district, police said today.

  • Minor falls into boiling pot, dies

    New Delhi:  A three-year-old boy died after he fell into a pot containing boiling sugar syrup, police said here Wednesday.

  • Rajeev Shukla

    VVIP chopper case: Congress claims party’s stand vindicated, attacks BJP

    New Delhi: Congress leader Rajeev Shukla today stated that his party’s stand has been vindicated in the VVIP chopper case, following the Italian prosecutors shelving proceedings against Finmeccanica and also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for insulting Congress leaders unnecessarily.