Free Press Journal
  • 12 dead in NE flood; situation worsens in Assam and Manipur

    Guwahati/Agartala : The flood situation in the Northeast deteriorated on Friday, with four more people in Manipur and one in Tripura losing their lives, taking the death toll in the region to 12.

  • Federer enters Stuttgart semis, closes on No.1 spot

    Stuttgart (Germany) : Roger Federer edged closer to displacing Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings as he hammered Guido Pella 6-4, 6-4 on Friday at the Stuttgart Cup.

  • Vajpayee’s health continues to improve, informs AIIMS

    New Delhi : Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection and chest congestion, continued to show improvement on the fourth day at AIIMS, the hospital said on Friday.

  • Video shot before killing of army jawan circulated on social media

    Srinagar: A video of Army rifleman Aurangzeb, understood to have been shot moments before his killing, surfaced on Friday in which he was seen being interrogated by the militants about encounters in which he had participated, officials said on Friday.

  • ‘Emergency-like’ pollution in Delhi: HC seeks answers from Delhi govt

    NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday gave an urgent hearing on a plea which dubbed the air pollution in the national capital as “emergency-like situation” and sought answers from the Delhi government and state pollution control committee on the measures taken to curb it.

  • How many of these toilets are actually used?

    While hopping in the tribal belt of Chhattisgarh for a research project in September 2017, a newly-constructed ‘Swachh Bharat’ toilet came to my rescue. Given the remote location of the village named Bada Korenja in Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district, I was certain that I would have to go to the fields to relieve myself. But to my surprise, I saw several singular toilet units outside the mud houses with a huge ‘SBM’ (Swachh