Free Press Journal
  • Kayani meets top commanders amid political crisis in Pak

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani held a key meeting with top commanders today against the backdrop of an escalating row with the civilian government over the memo scandal.

  • Nothing to do with NRHM: Kushwaha

    Farukkhabad: Speaking for the first time after siding with BJP, expelled BSP leader Babu Singh Kushwaha on Thursday said he had nothing to do with the rupees multi-crore scam in implementation of the national rural health mission in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Cong ready to discuss contentious issues with Trinamool

    New Delhi: As strains with the Trinamool Congress persisted, Congress and the government today extended an olive branch to Mamata Banerjee expressing readiness to hold consultations on contentious issues.

  • We can block websites like China if steps not taken: Delhi HC

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today warned social networking site Facebook India and search engine Google India that websites can be “blocked” like in China if they fail to devise a mechanism to check and remove objectionable material from their web pages.

  • Karzai, Taliban condemn US abuse video

    Kabul: The Afghan government and the Taliban condemned today a video purporting to show US Marines urinating on the corpses of insurgents, but the Islamists backed negotiations to end their 10-year war.

  • US to probe video showing Marines urinating on dead Taliban

    Washington: A shocking video has appeared online showing US Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, triggering protests from Muslim lobbies and prompting Pentagon to announce that it is investigating the authenticity of the film.

  • BJPcharges Cong of double-speaks, asks PM, Sonia to explain

    New Delhi: Accusing the Congress of double- speak on the Batla House encounter, BJP today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to clarify their positions on the matter.

  • Fake currency with face value of over Rs 6 cr seized, two held

    New Delhi: Fake currency with a face value of over Rs six crore was recovered and two persons were arrested in south-west Delhi today in connection with one of the biggest seizures with the city police suspecting that it came from Pakistan.

  • Law will take its course in AMRI directors case: Mamata

    West Midnapore: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said her government was being pressurised to release the AMRI Hospital directors who are behind bars following the fire tragedy at the hospital, but emphasised that the law would take its course in the case.

  • WACA pitch can have cracks due to heat

    Perth: Curator Cameron Sutherland on Thursday said the hot conditions here have taken some sting out of the “green” WACA surface but the pitch would still suit the fast bowlers in the third Test between India and Australia beginning today.

  • MS hits back at critics questioning his captaincy

    Perth: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday hit back at former cricketers criticising his captaincy in the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying that he was not bothered by them as he would get brickbats even after taking right decisions.

  • Batla House encounter genuine: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Dismissing Congress leader Digvijay Singh’s claim that the Batla House encounter was “fake”, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said the 2008 gun fight between security forces and terrorists in Delhi was indeed genuine and there was no scope for reopening the case.

  • Batla House encounter: BJP hits out at Cong

    New Delhi: BJP today hit out at Congress and the government on Batla House encounter, alleging that they were engaged in double speak on the issue with Home Minister P Chidambaram maintaining it was genuine while party leader Digvijay Singh insisting it was fake.

  • Notification issued for first phase of UP Assembly polls

    Lucknow: The election process got underway in Uttar Pradesh today with notification for the first phase of Assembly polls which will be a litmus test for Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma and National Commission for Scheduled Caste Chairman PL Punia.

  • Certified Polished Diamond Prices Rise 19% in 2011

    New York: Certified polished diamond prices rose in 2011 spurred by strong buying in the first half of the year. However, global economic uncertainties and tight liquidity in the cutting centers caused prices to soften in the latter half. While confidence has improved since January 1, following a period of relative price stability and a satisfactory U.S. holiday season, concerns remain whether current price levels are sustainable.

  • Age row not affecting the image of the Army: VK SIngh

    New Delhi: Mired in a controversy over his age, Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Thursday said the issue was that of “integrity and honour” for him but decried the “spins” being given in the media to the matter.

  • PML-Q chief mediating between Gilani and Kayani

    Lahore: PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has emerged as a mediator between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani after differences between Pakistan’s civilian government and the powerful military seemed to reach at point of no return.

  • Chidambaram’s counter-terrorism intelligence hub cleared

    New Delhi: An ambitious plan of Home Minister P. Chidambaram to set up an intelligence hub to collate and analyse inputs on terror activities in India — hanging fire for almost two years — was finally accorded government approval Thursday.

  • ITW Sexton Executive Addresses India Trade Group

    United States: Yurij Wowczuk, general manager of ITW Sexton, a world leader in the production of refrigerant and high-pressure aerosol cans, recently announced his company’s entry to the Indian market with a presentation to the Aerosol Promotion Council (APC) in Mumbai titled High-Pressure Aerosol Containers: An Overview. Representatives of western India’s leading aerosol manufacturers attended the event. ITW Sexton will work with APC to stimulate demand for its two-piece specialty aerosol cans which

  • Congress vows to implement minority reservation after assembly polls

    New Delhi: Congress Party on Thursday vowed to implement the proposed reservation for minority communities following the conclusion of upcoming assembly polls in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur.