Free Press Journal
  • Raja’s letter to PM not based on discussion with me: AG

    New Delhi: Attorney General G E Vahanvati today told a Delhi court that former Telecom Minister A Raja’s letter to the Prime Minister regarding the DoT’s policy to be adopted for 2G spectrum allocation was not based on discussion with him and the then External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee.

  • JPC to probe VVIP chopper deal

    New Delhi: A Joint Parliamentary Committee will probe the controversial chopper deal, with the government today asserting that there will be “no cover up” as it was determined to go to the root of the scam and give maximum punishment to the guilty.

  • Varun Gandhi acquitted in a hate speech case

    Bareilly (UP): BJP MP Varun Gandhi was today acquitted by a local court in neighbouring Pilibhit district in connection with a hate speech case lodged against him during Lok Sabha elections in 2009.

  • Par panel against consideration of mercy pleas in rape cases

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of December 16 Delhi gang-rape, a Parliamentary panel has recommended that mercy petitions should generally not be considered in cases of rape and murder and reasons for any grant of pardon should be made public.

  • Nature, faith prop up tourism in sylvan Sikkim

    Gangtok:  Sikkim is pushing its tourism envelope with a combination of nature and spirituality to preserve the essence of its Himalayan heritage and make a  statement of sustainable growth in this age of manic concretisation of the fragile hill environment.

  • Cops throw old couple off moving train, woman dead

    Lucknow: In a shocking incident, an elderly woman was killed and her husband  wounded when the couple was thrown out of a moving train by government railway police (GRP) personnel for boarding the wrong train, police said Wednesday.

  • Hyd blasts: Production warrants issued against 2 IM operatives

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today issued fresh production warrants for tomorrow against two suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives whose custody was sought by the NIA for interrogation in connection with the twin blasts in Hyderabad that claimed 16 lives.

  • Too much smsing may give you ‘text neck’

    Washington: Too much texting and tilting your head down while looking at mobile devices may give some people a ‘text neck’, experts warn.

  • India puts world’s first smartphone in space

    London: India has become the world’s first country to launch a smartphone into space – loaded with a number of experimental ‘Apps’, some serious and some just for fun.

  • Meteorite craters play key role in evolution

    Sydney: Asteroids hitting the earth cause immense destruction, but some of them may have also played a key role in the evolution of early life, according to new research.

  • Cultural fest for those in suburbs!

    Mumbai: A mix of actors, artists, authors, directors and publishers will be part of the second edition of the four-day arts and entertainment festival ‘Wassup Andheri!’ starting Thursday, an organiser said.

  • FDI inflows to India slump by 43 percent

    New Delhi: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India slumped by 43.3 percent at $15.85 billion in April-November period of the current financial year as compared to $27.93 billion in the corresponding period previous year, according to the Economic Survey 2012-13 released Wednesday.