Free Press Journal
  • Mamata flies to London as Bengal battles floods

    Kolkata : Amid severe criticisms coming from her political opposition, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday left for her much-hyped Britain trip even as four districts in the state have been partially inundated due to unceasing rain last few days.

  • ‘Child bomber’ kills 20 in a bar

    Yaoundé: A suspected 12-year-old girl suicide bomber killed 20 people in an attack on a bar in Maroua in the far north of Cameroon, state television said on Sunday, just days after 13 died in twin bombings in the city blamed on Boko Haram.

  • Lakhs witness last journey of Jagannath rath in Puri

    Puri  : Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended on the pilgrim town of Puri today to witness Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebar ‘Bahuda Yatra,’ the return car festival of the deities, amid tight security. Wrapping up their nine-day sojourn to Sri Gundicha Temple, the new idols of Lord Jagannath, elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Devi Subhadra set off for their return journey to the 12th century shrine on

  • NASA wants  you to decode earthquakes

    Washington: A new NASA challenge is looking for evidence to support a theory that electromagnetic pulses (EMP) may precede an earthquake, potentially offering a warning to those in a temblor’s path, reports IANS.

  • Shebab gunmen kill Somali lawmaker

    Mogadishu : Somalia’s Shebab insurgents assassinated a lawmaker and his guards, the president has said, hours after US President Barack Obama said the Al-Qaeda affiliated militants had been “weakened”.

  • Double crown for Simran, Sai

    Mumbai : It was a double delight for GSC’s Simran Singhi and Matunga Gymkhana’s Sai Dinesh Reddy at the DHFL Mumbai Suburban District Badminton Championship 2015 organised by JVPG club under the aegis of MSDBA.

  • Govt should show leniency as Yakub had surrendered: wife

    Mumbai : Rahin Memon, the wife of Yakub Memon, the only death-row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, has appealed to the judiciary and the government to commute her husband’s capital punishment to a life term.

  • Indian Oil Corp defend Murugappa Hockey tile

    Chennai : Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Mumbai came from behind to defend their title after edging past Army XI 3-2 in the final of the 89th All India MCC Murugappa Hockey Tournament here on Sunday.

  • Patels in Gujarat to go for statewide agitation

    Ahmedabad  : Leaders of the Patel community on Sunday announced that they will organise public rallies in major districts of Gujarat to demand Other Backward Class (OBC) status and benefits of reservation under it in government jobs.   “We will not cancel our rally in Vijapur (in Mehsana district) and it will be held on July 28 where at least 50,000 Patels will participate. On the same day another rally will be

  • Chickpea-Pulses

    Pulses: India’s abject failure

    Pulses are the main form of protein for the masses, yet it is no secret that per capita consumption of pulses has  shown a secular decline from 70 grams per day  in 1961 to 30 grams in 2001; thereafter it rose to 43 grams in 2011 and has stagnated since then. Given that there would be skewed consumption across the income strata, there must be large tracts of the population which just

  • DoD wants EPFO to pump in Rs 6k cr; fund commits 1k cr

    New Delhi : Facing an uphill target, the Department of Disinvestment (DoD) wants EPFO to invest Rs 6,000 crore in the country’s only exchange traded fund of PSU stocks, but the retirement fund body is now keen on investing only Rs 1,000 crore.

  • New algorithm deciphers how drugs work inside body

    Washington : Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a computer algorithm that can help scientists for the first time see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body, reports PTI.

  • Selfie with rattlesnake costs man over $150,000

    Los Angeles : A US man who was bitten by a rattlesnake while taking a selfie with the deadly serpent, has incurred a hefty hospital bill of over $150,000.

  • Robot passes self-awareness test for first time

    New York : A robot has for the first time displayed the human trait of self-awareness while attempting to solve a classic logic puzzle, scientists say.

  • Shatrughan Sinha, others tell Pranab Mukherjee to give reprieve     

     New Delhi : Even as Salman was waging a lone battle defending his tweets, eminent persons from all walks of life on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to grant Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon reprieve from execution. Among the petitioners was BJP loose cannon, MP Shatrughan Sinha.