Free Press Journal
  • China landslide leaves 40 missing

    Beijing : Around 40 people were missing in China on Wednesday after a landslide buried the living quarters of a mining company under one million cubic metres of earth, local authorities and state media said.

  • Is there a ‘woman’ living on Mars?

    New York : NASA has not confirmed what actually is the ‘woman-like’ figure in a Mars picture that has kept UFO and alien life enthusiasts hooked for the past few weeks, CNET reported, says IANS.

  • Now, BJP attacks Digvijaya

    Bhopal : The BJP on Wednesday alleged former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had made “recommendations” for appointments in the Makhan Lal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication here.

  • Af Taliban denounce IS execution video

    Kabul : The Taliban have condemned a “horrific” video that appears to show fighters from the Islamic State group blowing up bound and blindfolded Afghan prisoners with explosives.

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    Govt OKs spectrum sharing by telcos

    New Delhi : In a bid to ease telecom congestion, the government allowed companies to share airwaves in the same band so as to reduce call drops but did not allow leasing of spectrum. There was, however, no decision on spectrum trading norms, a prerequisite for consolidation in the sector.

  • Sweden gets closer to break Assange standoff

    London : Ecuador has agreed to open talks with Sweden to break the ongoing standoff over the interrogation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy here since 2012, over alleged sex crimes he committed in 2010.

  • Insulin pump halves risk of death from heart disease

    London : People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy have almost 50 per cent less risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who take insulin by multiple daily injections, a new Swedish study has found, reports PTI.

  • Even Lord Krishna was born in a prison:Lalu

    Patna : With BJP mulling legal opinion about moving court for cancellation of Lalu Prasad’s bail for indulging in politics in alleged breach of bail conditions, the RJD president on Wednesday said he would have no qualms to be sent back to jail. Stating that Lord Krishna was also born in prison, Prasad said, “Today morning me and my wife Rabri Devi read in newspapers about BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi talking about

  • Coal auction hits legal hurdle, two mines withdrawn

    New Delhi : Coal auctions ran into legal tangles today with the government deferring bids for one mine in Jharkhand where giants like Hindalco, Vedanta and JSPL were in the fray, while another block was withdrawn from the ongoing third round of bidding, reports PTI.

  • Kamat skips session with the cops

    Panaji : Former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Wedneday failed to appear before the Goa Crime Branch for questioning in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case. Fearing arrest in the case, the 61-year-old Congress leader, who has been questioned by the investigators twice, in connection with alleged bribery in awarding of a consultancy contract to the US firm for a major water development project in Goa, had filed an anticipatory bail which

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    Chinese chequers stumps India

    China has shocked the world by suddenly devaluing its currency –renminbi—in two successive days by nearly two per cent on Tuesday and again by 1.6 per cent on Wednesday. This has set in motion a huge adjustment in financial and commodity markets across the world. This is the biggest yuan loss since 1994.

  • Take stand on bus concessions: High Court to Maha

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the State government to take a stand on the proposed move of Maharashtra Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to cancel the travel concessions given to school students, sports persons, blind persons, senior citizens and 25 other categories. Hearing a petition, a bench headed by Justice Naresh Patil asked the state to explain within four weeks what steps it will take on the issue. The petition,

  • Single penny could buy over 3 hours of thought

    London : A penny could in theory purchase 3 hours, 7 minutes and 30 seconds of thought based on basic calculations, according to a new UK study that examined the energy and cost required to run a human brain, reports PTI.

  • Libya PM resigns live on TV hours after peace talks restart

    Tripoli : The prime minister of Libya’s internationally recognised government, Abdullah al-Thani, has announced his resignation in a surprise move live on television, hours after fraught peace talks between the country’s rival factions restarted.

  • Oil India net profit at Rs 775 cr

    New Delhi : State-owned Oil India Ltd (OIL) reported 9% drop in its June quarter net profit on higher dry well write-off and provisioning for expenses. Net profit in April-June quarter fell to Rs 775.42 crore, or Rs 12.90 per share, from Rs 851.87 crore, or Rs 14.17 a share, in the same period a year ago, OIL chairman U P Singh said.

  • Khadse slams Raj for remarks over Yakub’s hanging

    Mumbai : Slamming MNS chief Raj Thackeray for criticising BJP over the hanging of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, revenue minister Eknath Khadse on Wednesday said everybody in Maharashtra knows who has the history of making “fiery” and “provocative” speeches.