Free Press Journal
  • Open war in Congress over Delhi debacle

    New Delhi: An open war today broke out in the Congress over its whitewash in the Delhi elections with senior leader Sheila Dikshit attacking Chief Ministerial candidate Ajay Maken and the party virtually asking her to shut up.

  • P C Chacko

    Chacko downplays Sheila Dikshit’s comments on Maken

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P C Chacko on Thursday downplayed fellow leader Sheila Dikshit’s remarks regarding the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the recently held Delhi assembly elections, Ajay Maken, adding that the statements made were the Delhi chief minister’s personal views and not the opinion of the grand old party. Dikshit had earlier said that Maken’s ‘style’ did not inspire confidence among the voters in the national capital.

  • AAP’s politics is not to stop Modi: Sisodia

    New Delhi: The AAP’s politics is not aimed at “stopping” Prime Minister Narendra Modi but it is about transparency in governance, party leader Manish Sisodia said. He also told NDTV that the new Aam Aadmi Party government of Arvind Kejriwal “will definitely pursue the FIR we lodged against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit”.

  • Sensex

    Sensex gains 271pts, Nifty regains 8700 peak

    Mumbai: Rising for the third straight session, the benchmark Sensex today gained 271 points to end at 28,805.10 and the Nifty index reclaimed 8,700-mark by jumping 84 points on a flurry of late buying in anticipation of positive retail inflation and IIP data.

  • NASA, spacecraft, Pluto

    NASA spacecraft captures giant filament on Sun

    Washington: A NASA spacecraft has captured a giant solar filament which appears as a dark line snaked across the lower half of the Sun and is longer than 67 Earths lined up in a row. An image captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on February 10 shows the filament of solar material hovering above the Sun’s surface. SDO shows colder material as dark and hotter material as light, so the line is, in

  • Ukraine truce to begin Sunday 

    Minsk: A ceasefire will begin in eastern Ukraine Feb 15, the leaders of Russia and Ukraine announced “We have managed to agree on the main issues,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said after marathon talks with Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, as well the leaders of France and Germany, BBC reported.

  • Nepal imports 100,000 red roses from India for V-day

    Kathmandu: Nepal has imported 100,000 red roses – considered a symbol of love – from India for celebrating Valentine’s Day Feb 14, according to the Floriculture Association Nepal. The roses were imported as the local market could not meet the demand.

  • Twitter

    Twitter shows the language of persuasion

    Washington: Researchers have identified an array of features that can make a message more likely to get attention on Twitter. A computer algorithm developed by researchers at the Cornell University predicted more accurately than human observers which version of a tweet would be retweeted more.

  • Brain’s GPS system influenced by shape of environment

    London: Patterns created by the brain’s grid cells, which are believed to guide navigation, are modified by the shape of the environment, according to new research. This means grid patterns are not a universal metric for the brain’s GPS system to measure distance, as previously thought, researchers said.

  • Carbon from oceans triggered warming: study

    London: Massive amounts of carbon dioxide released from the deep ocean brought an end to the last ice age, according to new research that gives an insight into how the ocean affects climate change.

  • Sartaj Aziz

    ‘Clear dichotomy’ in India’s policy on Pak: Sartaj Aziz

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister’s security advisor Sartaj Aziz has said since Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has taken several negative steps, including the cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks, and the dichotomy in its policy was responsible for tensions between the two countries.

  • China orders audit of incomes of all military personnel

    Beijing: In an unprecedented move, China has ordered an audit of income and expenses of all levels of the 2.3 million strong armed forces, in the wake of a series of corruption scandals within the military involving several top Generals and officers.

  • Spain: Toxic cloud spreads over 5 towns after chemical blast

    Madrid: Spanish authorities ordered the residents of five northeastern towns to stay indoors for some two hours today after a chemical explosion at a warehouse spread a large, orange toxic cloud over the area.

  • Hate crime probed in murder of US Muslim students

    Washington: Police probing the murder of three Muslim students by a North Carolina man has said they were studying whether the slayings were racially motivated, as thousands gathered to mourn the killings and denounce intolerance.

  • Minister rejects complaints of lapses on National Games

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rubbishing complaints of lapses and corruption in the conduct of 35th National Games currently in progress in Kerala, Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself has congratulated the way the government had organised the event.

  • Governors told to take the lead in clean India campaign

    New Delhi: To bolster clean India campaign, Governors of States and Administrators of Union Territories were today briefed on the Swachh Bharat Mission at Rashtrapati Bhawan and told to take the lead to make it success.

  • Nitish kumar

    Modi trying to murder democracy in Bihar: Nitish

    Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP are behind the Bihar governor’s plan to murder parliamentary democracy by providing more time to Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for horse trading to prove his majority, Nitish Kumar said.

  • James Faulkner

    Faulkner can return to Oz’s WC squad as specialist batsman

    Sydney: Former Australian batsman and current team selector Mark Waugh has claimed that injured all-rounder James Faulkner is so vital to the nation’s Cricket World Cup plans that he could make his initial comeback as purely a lower-order batsman.

  • Shahnawaz Hussain

    Nitish Kumar indulging in ‘dirty politics’, alleges BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today accused JD-U leader Nitish Kumar of indulging in “dirty politics” by pointing fingers at a constitutional authority and said his “craving for power” and hurry to be chief minister can wait till Jitan Ram Manjhi proves his majority in the Bihar assembly.

  • Rupee hits fresh 1-month low of 62.31 vs dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee extended its fall for the fourth consecutive day by losing another 6 paise to hit a fresh one-month low of 62.31 on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers in view of sustained foreign capital outflows.