Free Press Journal
  • 29 injured as huge blast rocks Egypt, IS claims responsibility

    Cairo : At least 29 people, including six policemen, were injured when group linked to the dreaded Islamic State millitants carried out a powerful car bomb attack near a key police building in the Egyptian capital, officials said.

  • Here’s why you mistake strangers for familiar faces

    New York : Neuroscientists, including an Indian-origin researcher from Johns Hopkins University, have pinpointed a part of the brain that helps you decipher memory from new experiences, reports IANS.

  • Lanka prez Sirisena opts for national unity govt

    Colombo : Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s party offered to form a national unity government with Ranil Wickremesinghe’s UNP, that won the polls but remained short of a majority, signalling support for the Prime Minister-designate’s reform-driven mandate.

  • Railway officer Ashwani Lohani to be Air India’s next CMD

    New Delhi:  In a surprise choice, Ashwani Lohani, a Railway Service officer who is now the chief of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC), was today appointed as CMD of Air India, the state-run carrier whose combined losses currently stood at Rs 30,000 crore.

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    Onion prices may sore 10-12% by next week

    Mumbai : There is a sharp decline of onion arrivals at the Vashi APMC and the prices might sore by about 10-12% by next week, traders have said.

  • Army swings into rescue ops in Assam

     Guwahati  : The Indian Army on Thursday launched flood relief operations in Assam, rescuing over 2,000 people from inundated areas. The army deployed four columns for flood relief operations in flood-hit Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.

  • Working long hours increases stroke risk

    London: Working 55 hours or more a week can increase the chances of suffering a stroke by a third compared to a 35-40 hour work week, a large new study involving over 500,000 people has warned, says PTI.  Mika Kivimaki, Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, UK, and colleagues did a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies and unpublished individual-level data examining the effects of longer working hours on cardiovascular

  • US mom admits to killing three sons in past 13 months

    Chicago : A US mother in Ohio admitted killing her three young sons in separate incidents over the past 13 months because her husband paid more attention to the boys than a daughter, police said.

  • Rajiv Gandhi is remembered on his 71st birth anniversary

    New Delhi  : Pranab Mukherjee, President of India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the nation in paying tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary. Mukherjee, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi visited Rajiv Gandhi’s memorial at Vir Bhumi in the national capital to pay their tributes, reports IANS.

  • Anna gets another threat letter, FIR lodged

    Mumbai : Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday received a threat letter, for which an FIR has been lodged at Parner police station in Ahmednagar district.

  • Chandilya becomes AirAsia India’s MD

    New Delhi:  Budget carrier AirAsia India has appointed Mittu Chandilya as its Managing Director, which will be in addition to his current CEO role.

  • Fractured rocks, water percolation cause landslides on Expressway: GSI

    Mumbai : The Geological Survey of India has submitted its final report on the causes and measures to be adopted to avoid landslides on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in the future. Water percolation and rock fracturing were identified as key reasons for the landslides that occurred on the Expressway.

  • Sartaj Aziz

    NSA level talks: Beginning of another end

    India and Pakistan are going to begin their dialogue at the level of the National Security Advisors very soon. Despite the talks still being on track, there is visible tension amongst those who realise how important peace is for the region, as the commitment that should be visible in the two governments is totally missing. Instead, what constitutes war talk on both sides continues with both governments assuring their respective constituencies that

  • Wickremesinghe sworn in as new Lanka PM amid historic deal

    Colombo : Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s prime minister as President Maithripala Sirisena’s party, in a historic deal, backed his national unity government which pledged to introduce a new constitution for ethnic harmony in an attempt to reach out to minorities, including Tamils.        66-year-old

  • Panel for conversion of large UCBs into regular banks

    Mumbai: An RBI panel recommended converting urban cooperative banks with business size of Rs 20,000 crore or more into regular banks to allow them to grow for financial inclusion.

  • Judge who gave death to Kasab retires today

    Mumbai : Justice M L Tahilyani, who had sentenced Pakistan terrorist Mohamed Ajmal Kasab to death for his role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, retires tomorrow as the Bombay High Court Judge after 28 years of distinguished judicial service.