Free Press Journal
  • Chinese troops erect 1 more tent at DBO, standoff enters 3rd week

    Leh: Chinese troops have erected one more tent in Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) sector in Ladakh raising to five the number of such structures in the area of incursion, as the standoff between India and China today entered the third week.

  • Parliamentary panel asks govt to put NCTC on hold

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has asked the Centre to put on hold its move to set up the controversial anti-terror hub NCTC till all state governments and political parties come on board.

  • Govt didn’t act on reports that Sarabjit can be attacked: BJP

    New Delhi: Seeking to find fault with UPA government’s foreign policy, BJP today said it had not acted on reports that Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh may be attacked in the Lahore jail, which could have prevented last week’s incident.

  • Crucial hearing in coal scam tomorrow in SC

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ashwani Kumar’s fate hung in balance as the Supreme Court takes on record tomorrow CBI affidavit on its status report on the coal blocks allocation scam that was shared with the minister and senior officials of PMO and Coal ministry.

  • Pak Taliban defends attacks on politicians

    Islamabad: The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has defended its attacks on politicians, claiming its fighters were targeting liberal political parties for their secular ideology and support for military operations.

  • Chat apps now more popular than the humble sms

    London: For the first time, instant messaging on chat apps, such as WhatsApp, has overtaken the traditional SMS text message, according to new research.

  • Can quakes cause permanent damage to Earth?

    New York: Earthquakes can permanently crack the Earth, a study of quakes that have rocked Chile over the past million years has suggested.

  • ‘Bad’ fat can convert to ‘good’ fat and vice-versa

    London: Scientists have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a living organism can be converted from one cell type to the other, paving way for development of new anti-obesity therapies.

  • Bangladesh collapse: 397 dead, owner arrested on India border

    Savar: The death toll in the worst building collapse in the history of Bangladesh today rose to nearly 400, even as the fugitive owner of the 8-storey structure was arrested dramatically while attempting to flee to India.

  • New bill on protecting investor interest to have more teeth

    Kolkata: Stringent measures, including seizure and confiscation of property, have been proposed to protect investors from money spooling companies in the much-awaited bill being moved by the West Bengal government following the Saradha Group scam.

  • Thane Cong urges Maken to sanction 15,000 dwelling units

    Thane: The Thane District Congress Committee has urged Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken to sanction on priority 15,000 dwelling units under the “Rajiv Awas Yojana” for the city to meet its growing shelter demands.

  • BJP disapproves of Azam’s comment

    Lucknow: Disapproving of UP minister Azam Khan’s claim that he was detained at a US airport as he was a Muslim, BJP today said everyone going abroad is an Indian first and his religion comes later.

  • DA case: Jagan’s judicial remand extended till May 13

    Hyderabad: A special CBI court today extended till May 13 the judicial remand of YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and others accused in connection with alleged quid-pro-quo deals in the assets case.

  • ‘No decision by govt to debar AgustaWestland from procurement’

    New Delhi: Anglo-Italian defence firm AgustaWestland has participated in bids to procure choppers for Indian Navy and Coast Guard as no decision has been taken by the government to debar it from the procurement process, Defence Minister A K Antony told the Lok Sabha today.