Free Press Journal
  • sensex down

    Sensex below 27,000-mark, plunges over 3 percent

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets plunged 855 points or three percent-plus in Tuesday’s trade session as negative global cues like falling crude oil prices and speculations over Greece’s future within Eurozone subdued sentiments.

  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajith Agarkar

    Dropping Cheteshwar Pujara a bit strange: Ajit Agarkar

    New Delhi: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar today said that dropping middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia was a “bit strange” and felt that he should have been given a longer run.

  • Ravinder Jadeja, Axar Patel

    Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel make cut for World Cup

    Mumbai : Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, still recovering from a shoulder injury, and young left-arm spinner Axar Patel were today included in India’s 15-member squad for the cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand from next month.

  • Mayors should be empowered, says Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has made a pitch for decentralising power by empowering Mayors for better administration of the cities.

  • Stuart_Binny

    Stuart Binny makes surprise entry in BCCI’s 15-man squad for WC

    Mumbai: As the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India’s 15-man squad for the World Cup, all-rounder Stuart Binny was the surprise inclusion in the list for the tournament, which will be jointly held by Australia and New Zealand from February 14.

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    26/11 case: Pak court summons Lakhvi to appear in next hearing

    Islamabad: LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, was today summoned by a Pakistani court to appear before it in the next hearing on the government’s appeal against his bail in the 26/11 case.

  • Vitamin B, Fertility

    Vitamin B negates pesticide effects on fertility

    New York:  Exposure to a common pesticide used to kill mosquitoes can increase the risk of early miscarriage in women, but those who have adequate levels of B vitamins in their bodies stay protected, new research says.

  • Black hole, milky way

    Outburst from Milky Way’s black hole detected

    Washington:  NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has observed the largest  flare detected from a supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

  • Odisha to make low-cost houses for poor

    Bhubaneswar: Announcing a plan to launch Shelter Security Mission in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said Rs 15,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore would be spent on the programme to provide low-cost affordable housing for the poor in both rural and urban areas.

  • Cat Bite

    Don’t take cat bites lightly

    Washington:  While all injuries to the hand caused by human and animal bites should receive medical care, infections due to dog bites occur at less than half the rate of cat bites, says a study.

  • Taliban

    Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa offers Rs 10 mln bounty for Taliban chief

    Peshawar:  Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province government has announced a bounty worth Rs 10 million for information leading to the arrest or killing of Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, the mastermind of the Peshawar school massacre that left 150 people dead, mostly students.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Pity that athletes feel they have to lobby for awards: Omar

    Srinagar: Outgoing Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said it was a “great pity” that athletes feel they have to “lobby” and “jostle with each other” for Padma awards.

  • Uber Taxi

    Ban on all app-based cabs to continue: Delhi govt in HC

    New Delhi: The ban on app-based taxi services will continue and vehicles violating it will be seized, the city government today submitted in the Delhi High Court here while Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd withdrew its plea against the December order stopping its operations.

  • 12 Ukraine soldiers killed in road crash in east

    Kiev:  Twelve Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 18 injured when a bus collided with military trucks in bad weather in the war-torn east, the national guard said today.

  • Swine Flu claims 3 lives in Rajasthan in six days

    Jaipur:  A 45-year-old man died of swine flu here, taking the toll of the disease-related deaths in the state to three in the New Year, health officials said today.