Free Press Journal
  • SC fiat to Govt, telecom firms on 2G spectrum issue

    New Delhi: Unsuccessful bidders and telecom companies which opted out of participating in the first round of fresh auction for 2G spectrum following cancellation of their licences by last year’s order would not be allowed to continue their service, the Supreme Court today said.

  • Greeks snatch urban metal to get through crisis

    Thessaloniki (Greece): When Greece adopted the euro, it poured billions into modernising its infrastructure, building spectacular bridges, highways, and a brand new rail transit network for Athens.

  • Court orders lodging of FIR against Raj Thackeray

    New Delhi: A court here today directed Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for allegedly branding Muslims from north India as insurgents and threatening them to throw out of the state.

  • I-T Dept to quiz PAN holders not filing returns

    New Delhi: In a stern warning to those not paying taxes, the Income Tax Department today said it is sending letters to 35,170 PAN holders in the first phase for not filing returns and will take appropriate follow up action.

  • Parties blame Railways, UP govt for Allahabad tragedy

    New Delhi: Opposition parties today blamed the Railways and the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh for the “avoidable” stampede during the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad that left 36 people dead and demanded a judicial probe into the incident.

  • 24 genes behind short-sightedness identified

    London: Scientists have identified as many as 24 new genes behind short-sightedness (myopia), a major cause of blindness and visual impairment worldwide.

  • US starts using Pakistan route for Afghan pullout

    Islamabad: Kicking-off the first phase of the American pull-out from Afghanistan, US has started using Pakistani land routes to withdraw its military hardware from Afghanistan, with 50 shipping containers moved over the weekend.

  • It’s official! Men are more romantic than women

    London: Men are more likely to make romantic gestures on Valentine’s Day than women who are 50 per cent likely to snub the day, according to new UK research.

  • AK Antony, Digvijay have potential to become PM:Govindacharya

    Bhopal: Former BJP leader Govindacharya has said senior Congress leaders AK Antony and Digvijay Singh have the “potential” to become Prime Minister, but not Narendra Modi or Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

  • Mukherjee asks governors to work for women’s safety

    New Delhi: There is pressing need to bring about a change in the mindset of society so that women are treated with dignity and respect, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday, urging state governors to work for the safety of women.

  • Two days after hanging, speed post reaches Guru’s family

    Srinagar: The speed post sent by Tihar Jail superintendent to Afzal Guru’s family in Kashmir Valley’s Sopore town was delivered Monday, two days after he was hanged in the national capital. The letter reached postal authorities here Saturday evening, several hours after he was executed.

  • Pope Benedict to resign

    London:  Pope Benedict XVI is to resign at the end of February, BBC reported Monday.

  • Connected through music, singing for a cause

    New Delhi: Indian Ocean, one of the country’s leading rock bands and considered one of the pioneers of the fusion genre, connected through its music to a few hundred appreciative fans Sunday evening, but this time it was for a cause — championing the importance of organ donation in a country where thousands die because there are not enough organs available for harvesting and transplantation.

  • Land acquisition for Posco project halted ‘temporarily’

    Paradip (Odisha): With land acquisition for the Rs 52,000 Posco steel project in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district stalled since February 6 following protests, the administration has decided to keep it in abeyance ‘temporarily’ with the police forces withdrawn.

  • Afzal Guru’s kin were told about hanging: Shinde

    New Delhi: Afzal Guru’s family was informed about his hanging via a speed post sent two days before his execution, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said here Monday. The post reached the family Monday, two days after he was hanged.

  • Cong, JDS slam BJP Govt for releasing Cauvery water; walk-out

    Bangalore: The opposition Congress in Karnataka Assembly charged the government today with failure on the “Cauvery legal battle” and pushed for replacing eminent lawyer Fali S Nariman, representing the state on the river dispute with Tamil Nadu for long.