Free Press Journal
  • ONGC-Mittal gives up oil block in Nigeria

    New Delhi : ONGC-Mittal Energy Ltd, the famed joint venture of ONGC and steel czar Lakshmi Mittal, has relinquished an oil block in Nigeria after the African nation refused to relieve it of a USD 6 billion downstream investment commitment.      OMEL – a joint venture of ONGC Videsh and Mittal Investment Sarl – had in 2005 won right to explore for oil and gas in offshore OPL-279 and

  • Parrikar keeps his lunch-date with HIV+ kids

    Panaji : At a time when the ‘bikini beach’ controversy continues to surround Goa, the State Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was fulfilling a promise lost in the hullabaloo of the two-piece bathing accessory.

  • Two more bodies recovered along Assam-Nagaland border

    Guwahati: Two more bodies have been recovered from violence-hit Assam-Nagaland border today with the toll rising to nine in the violence. “Two more bodies were recovered today taking the toll to nine and all were victims of the first day violence of August 12 in Uriamghat area,” Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) A P Rout said.”Earlier, it was reported that eleven bodies were recovered from

  • Bombs rain on Iraq’s dam of contention

    US launches precision airstrikes on jihadists holed up in Iraq’s largest dam, in first joint operation to retake strategic facility from jihadists   (more…)

  • I am a shy guy

    Darshan Kumar talks to Shubarna Mukerji Shu about his  experiences playing the spouse of MARY KOM! (more…)

  • Sturridge steadies Liverpool nerves

    Liverpool :  Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge were both on target for Liverpool as they started the new Premier League season with a nervy 2-1 home victory over Southampton on Sunday.

  • Some skin creams may contain toxic mercury

    Washington : Some people slather and even inject creams containing mercury onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems, scientists say, reports PTI.

  • PIL against political ads on public vehicles

    New delhi: A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of the guidelines issued by the Delhi government banning political advertisements on public service vehicles (PSVs). The plea said the guidelines interfere with the right of smaller political parties to express their political views via advertisement on auto-rickshaws, etc., a much cheaper medium for expressing political speech. The guidelines issued by the transport department and approved by

  • Varun stands for women’s rights

    Varun Dhawan might have got his film keeda, being his hit director father but he is a blatant mumma’s boy! The actor has no qualms about admitting his career and his drive comes from his mother and not his father, so it doesn’t surprise when he feels so strongly towards any injustice towards the female sex. While most remain helpless bystanders, Varun is hoping he can actively get to play a part

  • Hearty Meal for Students

    Chennai: Children in Tamil Nadu will soon get a free hearty meal with Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announcing that variety rice with egg masala will be served to them as part of the noon meal scheme. This would cost an additional expenditure of Rs 103.28 crore to the exchequer. Jayalalithaa said the new menu will be served in 54,439 anganwadi centres benefitting 13,90,976 children and in 42,619 noon meal centres for another

  • Pilots mull joint forum

    Mumbai : Concerned over the increasing number of cases in which DGCA acted against the cockpit crew, the domestic pilots’ community is mulling to forge a common forum to fight against the alleged discriminatory policies of the aviation regulator, sources said here.           The forum under consideration is likely to be drawn up on the lines of the domestic airlines’ pressure group, Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), and act

  • Aspirin intake slows breast cancer recurrence

    Washington : Some postmenopausal overweight breast cancer patients who use common anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen have significantly lower breast cancer recurrence rates, scientists have found, reports PTI.

  • TMC opposes plan to scrap plan panel

    Kolkata : Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to do away with the Planning Commission, the Trinamool Congress on Sunday dubbed the move “inappropriate”.  “Such a big decision of scrapping the commission cannot be taken suddenly and merely through an announcement during a speech. Trinamool Congress in no way supports that,” party MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay told media persons here.  “What wrong did the commission do that they had to announce its scrapping? We

  • Sena first list may be out by this week

    Mumbai : The Shiv Sena is preparing to declare its first list of candidates for the forthcoming state assembly polls, ahead of BJP, sometime this week.

  • Trinamool confident of halting BJP surge

    Kolkata : With the stakes high for parties in the September 13 by-poll to Bashirhat South and Chowringhee assembly seats, Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday expressed confidence to stop the saffron surge and win both the seats.

  • Queries on quitting captaincy: Dhoni says, wait and watch

    London :  India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday gave an open-ended reply to a query if he is ready to quit captaincy after another Test debacle on foreign soil having lost the current series 1-3 to England.