Free Press Journal
  • SP goes slow on any rethink on ties with UPA

    New Delhi: After upping the ante over Beni Prasad Yadav issue, Samajwadi Party today appeared to be going slow on any rethink on its ties with UPA, with its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav saying he will take a call when “time comes”.

  • CBI seeks to defend searches at Stalin’s residence

    New Delhi: After a controversy erupted over its raid at DMK leader M K Stalin’s home two days after his party pulled out of UPA, CBI today said it had not targeted any particular individual but ordered an inquiry if there were any procedural lapses in searches.

  • Activists seek political support for Bhopal gas victims

    Bhopal: Five organisations working for the survivors of the Union Carbide gas tragedy, today said that they plan to garner support of political parties to resolve the lingering issues of compensation and rehabilitation.

  • More slums dwellings with power, phone than latrines: Census data

    New Delhi: One-third of identified slum households in India do not have latrines, says a report based on the 2011 census but notes that a sizeable percentage of the dwellings have electricity and mobile phone connections and televisions.

  • Fisherman’s body recovered after five days

    Chennai: The body of a 45-year-old fisherman, which had gone missing from here for the past five days after his boat was hit by a ship, was retrieved today, police said.

  • Key accused in Sankararaman murder case hacked to death

    Chennai: Unidentified men today hacked to death a key accused in the Sankararaman murder case, in which Kanchi seers Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijendra Saraswathi are the prime accused.

  • Rajya Sabha returns appropriation bill without debate

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Thursday returned to the Lok Sabha the appropriation bill after members decided to skip a debate on account of paucity of time and submitted their speeches to the house,

  • Specific clauses for stalking, voyerism in anti-rape bill: RPN

    New Delhi: Government today said specific provisions have been incorporated in the anti-rape bill passed by Parliament for stalking and voyerism and had it come earlier incidents like Priyadarshini Mattoo murder would not have taken place.

  • No clear stand of Centre on Tamil issue at UNHRC: Swamy

    New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy today accused the Centre of not taking a clear stand at the United Nations Human Rights Council when the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka was put to vote.

  • Chinese sleep long, but not well due to worries

    Beijing: Chinese people sleep an average of eight hours and 50 minutes every day, but nearly half feel sluggish when awake mainly due to excessive use of mobile phones, worries over marriage and work pressures, an official survey said.

  • Mars rover resumes work

    Washington: NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is back in action, after engineers have fixed the software snag which put the robot on a precautionary ‘standby’ mode earlier this week.

  • Clash between Hindus and Sikhs in Pak averted

    Islamabad: A clash between Hindus and Sikhs over objectionable photos in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province was averted after community leaders helped broker a compromise, according to a media report today.

  • Second jail term will destroy Sanjay Dutt: Pritish Nandy

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Pritish Nandy is extremely “sad” for his “friend” Sanjay Dutt, who has been sentenced to five years in prison in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. He believes the second jail term can be detrimental for the actor.

  • Sharad Yadav dismisses reports of meeting with Ahmed Patel

    New Delhi: Amid speculation that Congress is reaching out to his party, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav today dismissed as “totally baseless and wrong” reports that he had a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel.