Free Press Journal
  • Delhi Police bring Dawood angle in spot-fixing scandal

    New Delhi: Delhi Police today brought the angle of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in the IPL spot-fixing scandal in a Delhi court which sent suspended cricketer S Sreesanth to Tihar jail rejecting police’s plea for his remand for two more days.

  • 400-year-old frozen plants show signs of new growth

    London: Scientists have found that plants which were frozen during the Little Ice Age – a cold period between the mid-16th to mid-19th Century – are sprouting new growth.

  • KKR, RCB match may come under scanner for ‘match-fixing’

    New Delhi: A recent IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore may also come under the scanner of Delhi Police for “match-fixing” after the interrogation of Rajasthan Royal’s player Ajit Chandila and bookies who have been arrested on charges of spot-fixing, police sources said today.

  • Mamata dares the Centre again

    Panchla (WB): In a renewed attack on the UPA government at the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said New Delhi was disturbing the state government on the question of internal security and once again dared it to dismiss her government.

  • No talks with Maoists, operations to be intensified: Singh

    New Delhi: Anti-Naxal operations will be intensified in the aftermath of the Maoist attack on Congress leaders, the government today said but ruled out holding peace talks with the extremists unless they abjure violence.

  • Ishrat case: Another Guj cop files bail plea

    Ahmedabad: One more Gujarat cop, who was arrested in the 2004 fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, filed a bail application before the special CBI court here today.

  • Sudipta Sen, 2 others sent to jail custody till June 3

    Canning (WB): Sudipta Sen, the chairman of Saradha Group, which allegedly defrauded thousands of small investors, and two others, were today sent to judicial custody till June 3 in cases related to cheating by a court at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district.

  • Cong demands Raman Singh’s resignation

    New Delhi: Congress today demanded the immediate resignation of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh charging his government with failure to maintain security that led to the gunning down of 27 people, including senior party leaders, by Maoists.

  • Sports Ministry seeks extensive modification in draft law

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is not satisfied with the first draft of the proposed law to curb sport-fixing and other corrupt practices in sports and intends to carry out “extensive modification” to the contents of the draft.

  • China newborn rescued from toilet pipe: report

    Beijing: A newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe in a Chinese apartment building after being flushed down a toilet, state media said.

  • New formula can turn cement into metal

    Washington: Scientists have discovered the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal that makes cement a semi-conductor and opens up the possibility of its use in the consumer electronics marketplace for thin films, protective coatings, and computer chips.
    “This new material has lots of applications, including as thin-film resistors used in liquid-crystal displays, basically the flat panel computer monitor that you are probably reading this from at the moment,” said Chris Benmore,

  • Pesticide exposure linked to Parkinson’s disease

    Rome: Researchers have analysed more than 100 global studies to show that exposure to pesticides, weed killers and solvents is likely to be associated with a higher risk for developing Parkinson’s disease.

  • WHO targets illnesses caused by bad habits

    Geneva: The 66th World Health Assembly Monday approved a plan for preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases, such as illnesses caused by alcohol consumption, smoking and obesity, which account for 60 percent of the deaths in the world and 69 percent of deaths in Latin America.

  • Australia named world’s happiest nation

    Sydney: Australia has once again topped the world as the happiest industrialised nation, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that was released Tuesday.

  • 26/11 attacks: Pak court adjourns hearing on Saeed’s plea

    Lahore: A Pakistani court has adjourned for nearly four months the hearing of a petition filed by Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed seeking legal aid from the government to defend himself in a US lawsuit over the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

  • Chinese hackers compromise US weapon designs: Report

    Washington: Chinese hackers have compromised the designs for many of America’s most sensitive advanced weapons systems, according to a media report citing a confidential report prepared for US defence officials.