Free Press Journal
  • Renowned Indian space scientist UR Rao dead

    Bengaluru : Renowned Indian space scientist Udupi Ramachandra Rao, the architect of early satellites including Aryabhatta, Bhaskar, Apple, Rohini and multi-purpose Insat series, passed away here early on Monday, said an ISRO official. He was 85.

  • Floodwaters swallow pagoda in Myanmar

    Yangon : Rising floodwaters have swallowed a Buddhist pagoda in central Myanmar and sent tens of thousands fleeing their homes, as the government warned of more heavy rains ahead.

  • Krushner denies any Russian collusion

    Washington : US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday that neither he nor any member of Trump campaign team colluded with Russian officials over the 2016 US presidential election.

  • Goans to be barred from casinos: CM

    PANAJI: Questioned repeatedly over the BJP-led Goa government’s alleged proximity to the casino lobby in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said a new policy will soon cap the number of casinos in a particular area. He also said that Goans will be barred from visiting the gaming areas.

  • Drug Companies to be punished for bribing doctors, chemists

    New Delhi : The government is contemplating to impose harsh penalty on the pharmaceutical firms that continue to ‘bribe’ doctors and chemists with gifts and sponsoring of their travel and food to advance their products.

  • Iran ambassador to remain in Kuwait despite spat

    Tehran : Iran on Monday said it was disappointed at Kuwait’s decision to reduce the number of Iranian diplomats in the country, but said its ambassador would remain.

  • 64 years after Korean War, North still digging up bombs

    Hamhung : In the 10 years he has been digging up ordnance from the Korean War, Maj Jong Il Hyon has lost five colleagues to explosions. He carries a lighter one gave him before he died.

  • Not sure if 39 missing Indians are alive: Iraq

    New Delhi : Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari on Monday said that he was not sure whether the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are alive.

  • Tough time on Day 1 of Force Gurkha

    Gancim : Fourth season of Force Gurkha RFC India, the toughest international off-road motorsport event in the country, is being held in Goa. The first six Special Stages kicked-off on Monday at Xenem in Gancim.