Free Press Journal
  • New gas price by end-September: Dharmendra Pradhan

    New Delhi: The government Wednesday said it will come out with a new natural gas pricing formula by end-September that would take into account the interests of investors and the public.

  • Ebola outbreak

    Another Ebola death in Nigeria

    Abuja: An Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) official has died of the Ebola virus disease in Nigeria, the West African regional bloc said in a statement, taking the total number of deaths in the country to three.

  • Pak violates ceasefire twice, jawan injured

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice today by opening heavy fire on several Indian posts along the Line of Control and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving an Army jawan injured.

  • Decide on Maharashtra ex-CM petition, SC tells HC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Delhi High Court to decide the petition by former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on challenging the election commission showcause notice to why he should not be disqualified for filing wrong election expenditure accounts.

  • Kabaddi making ‘Millionaires’ out of small-town boys

    Birmingham: They are the quintessential small-town boys coming from humble households, whether India or elsewhere, but players participating in the ongoing Wave World Kabaddi League have gone on to become a globe-trotting bunch earning good money from their freelance assignments all over the world.

  • JD-U MP protests after certain words expunged in RS

    New Delhi: A JD-U member in the Rajya Sabha today protested against his certain words being expunged from his speech on Monday, prompting Deputy Chairman P J Kurien to have a relook.

  • Yuki returns to Davis Cup squad for Serbia tie

    New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri today returned to the Indian Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected six-member squad, to be led by country’s top singles player Somdev Devvarman.

  • Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan

    BJP asks Maha Govt to declare drought in state

    Latur (Maha): The BJP today asked the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra to declare drought in  the state, and to seek relief from Central contingency fund to tackle the acute water shortage in areas like Marathwada which is among the worst-hit regions.

  • RJD MLA threatens self-immolation on August 15

    Patna: RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day today threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Govt crosses one step to scrap collegium system

    New Delhi: A landmark bill to overturn the collegium system was today a step short of becoming the law with the Lok Sabha approving it amid government’s assertion that the measure was aimed at ensuring that only meritorious people are selected as judges to the higher courts.

  • Yawning contagious among bonobos too

    London: Just as humans sometimes find it impossible to resist yawning as a response to another person’s yawn, bonobos, our closest evolutionary cousins, too feel the same urge, says a study.

  • NASA’s Pluto-bound spacecraft sees its target

    Washington: NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has glimpsed Pluto and its moon Charon from a distance ranging from about 422-429 million km, media reports said.