Free Press Journal
  • Narayanasamy asks Lankan envoy to confine to diplomatic work

    Chennai: Objecting to the reported statement of Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam allegedly trying to instigate north Indians against the people of Tamil Nadu, Union Minister of State in PMO V Narayanasamy today said he “has exceeded his limits”.

  • Spat between Beni, Mulayam personal issue: Congress

    New Delhi: As the war of words between Union minister Beni Prasad Verma and SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav reached a crescendo, Congress sought to maintain an arm’s length from the imbroglio, describing it as “personal issues” between two individuals.

  • CBI moves SC, seeks to drop certain charges against Abu Salem

    New Delhi: The CBI today moved the Supreme Court seeking its permission to drop certain charges against gangster Abu Salem under TADA and Explosive Substances Act in view of its commitment to Portuguese government at the time of his extradition that he shall not be awarded death penalty or detained in custody for more than 25 years if found guilty.

  • Former British govt employee to be AgustaWestland India head

    New Delhi: AgustaWestland, which is surrounded by controversies over the VVIP chopper deal, is appointing a former British Government employee Jackie Callicut as its India head, a post which was vacant for over a year.

  • Pak seeks ISAF help to check cross-border attacks from Afghan

    Islamabad: Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani today called on the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to help Pakistan check cross-border attacks launched from inside Afghanistan, an issue that triggered fresh tensions between Kabul and Islamabad.

  • 36 bodies found at Tibet landslide site

    Lhasa: As many as 36 bodies have been recovered after a massive landslide buried at least 83 people in the Tibet region. As large rocks slid from a mountain and the huge sound was heard across the valley, villagers said it was a “terrible scene”.

  • Now, contact lenses to restore near vision

    Washington: Scientists claim to have developed new contact lenses that can restore age-related loss of near vision when worn by the user every night.

  • Princess Diana dressed as a man to visit gay bar: book

    London: Princess Diana dressed up as a ‘male model’ to enjoy an anonymous night out with Queen singer Freddie Mercury and television entertainer Kenny Everett at a well-known gay bar here, a new book has claimed.

  • US teen with Down syndrome scales Mount Everest

    New York: A 15-year-old US boy has possibly become one of the first person ever with Down syndrome to have scaled the Mount Everest – the world’s tallest mountain.

  • New York sifts Ground Zero rubble to find human remains

    Washington: New York City begins sifting Monday through tonnes of rubble from buildings on the site of the Sep 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in search of human remains that will allow more victims to be identified.

  • Pluto’s ‘gate to hell’ discovered in Turkey

    Washington: Italian archaeologists have discovered the ruins of an ancient mythological cave in Turkey, believed to be the “gate to hell” emitting fatal carbon fumes.

  • Centre may hike DA to 80% on Tuesday

    New Delhi: Union Cabinet is likely to approve tomorrow a proposal to increase dearness allowance (DA) to 80% from existing 72% benefiting about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners of the central government.

  • Kadet Defence Systems completes delivery of aerial targets to Indian Army

    New Delhi: Kadet Defence Systems (KDS) announced Monday it has successfully completed delivery of 350 JX2 aerial targets along with spares, ground support equipment and training aids to the Indian Army with the handing over of the last lot of 70 machines.

  • Diesel prices: HC extends benefit to water transport dept also

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court, which has restrained oil companies from charging increased price for diesel supplied to Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), today extended the same benefit to state Water Transport department.

  • Gangrape: accused seeks nutritious food, newspapers in jail

    New Delhi: One of the four accused in the December 16 gangrape case today sought a direction from a special court here that he be provided nutritious food inside Tihar jail as he has to prepare for tests for recruitment of clerks in Indian Air Force.

  • India map in Economist blacked out

    New Delhi: An Indian map showing borders that New Delhi contests has been blacked out in the latest issue of the London-based The Economist.