Free Press Journal
  • Now, beam your messages, pics to Mars

    Washington: A US-based space-funding company has launched a new project that will allow you to send messages and pictures to Mars.

  • Narrow escape for 154 passenger on board IndiGo flight

    New Delhi: 154 people on board an IndiGo aircraft had a narrow escape today following a problem in its landing gear that caused thick smoke to emanate after touching down at the airport here, leaving some passengers with minor injuries during evacuation.

  • Govt to raise 5% interest subvention scheme by 5-fold for poor

    Mumbai: In a move to make finance cheaper for weaker sections of the society, the government will soon be massively expanding the eligibility cap for the 5 per cent interest subvention scheme to Rs 5 lakh from the current Rs 1 lakh, a top official said today.

  • Goa home ministry refers to African as ‘Nigro’

    Panaji: After two Goa lawmakers termed Nigerians “cancer” and “wild animals”, the state home ministry has referred to Africans as “Nigros” in an annexure submitted to the assembly.

  • T M Bhasin elected IBA chairman

    Mumbai: T M Bhasin, chairman and managing director of Indian Bank, was today elected as the chairman of the umbrella banking body Indian Banks Association for 2014-15.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    CM reviews flood situation as death toll rises to 16 in Bihar

    Patna: Toll due to floods in Bihar rose to 16 with fresh deaths reported in Nalanda and elsewhere in the state even as the state government is preparing the details of damage due to inundation for acquiring central assistance.

  • APMCC submits fresh application for security for Kaunsarnag yatra

    Jammu: The All Party Migrant Coordination Committee (APMCC) has decided to go ahead with the pilgrimage to the sacred Kaunsarnag Lake in South Kashmir’s Pirchanchal ranges and has sought security from the state government.

  • Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit

    Talks with Kashmiri separatists to continue: Pak envoy

    New Delhi: A defiant Pakistan today made it clear that it will continue talking to Kashmiri separatists despite India’s protestation, saying that the “bottomline” for Indo-Pak talks on Kashmir issue was to engage all stakeholders and dialogue was not a favour by Pakistan to India or vice versa.

  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi

    BJP showed ‘false dreams’, we will stage comeback: Sonia

    New Delhi: Lamenting that Congress lost in the Lok Sabha polls despite doing “so much”, Sonia Gandhi today asserted that her party will stage a comeback even as she attacked BJP, saying it had shown “false dreams” and people got caught in the “trap”.

  • Subramanian Swamy

    Lanka has addressed India’s security concerns: Swamy

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has addressed India’s security concerns over its soil being used by extremists to infiltrate into Tamil Nadu, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said today, a day after Colombo assured New Delhi that it will not allow any anti-India activities.

  • Tarun Gogoi

    Gogoi blames union home minister for border problem

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today accused Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh of failing to provide security along the state’s border with Nagaland and accused the Centre of not taking the recent violence there seriously.

  • NHRC issues notice to HP on alarming sex ratio in Una

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission today issued notice and sought a report from the Himachal Pradesh Government over reports of alarming child sex ratio in Una district where only 500 girls were born against 1000 boys.

  • Obama looks forward to welcoming Modi to US

    Washington: President Barack Obama looks forward to welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US next month, a top American official has said.

  • Novel tissue scaffolds help body grow new bone

    Washington: In a first, chemical engineers led by an Indian-origin researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks.

  • Over 50pc panchayats in Bihar don’t have banking service

    Patna: At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail’s pace with over 50 per cent panchayats  still to be covered by its service.

  • HC quashes GR which says married daughter not part of ‘family’

    Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court has struck down a Maharashtra Government Resolution (GR) which excludes a married daughter from being considered as a member of the “family” for grant of retail kerosene license, saying it was violative of the Constitution.