Free Press Journal
  • Daily sunscreen prevents skin ageing: study

    Melbourne: Daily use of sunscreen not only guards against skin cancer but also fights wrinkles to keep the skin looking younger for long, a first-of-its-kind study has claimed.

  • Researchers develop test to detect unsafe stem cells

    Melbourne: Australian scientists claim to have developed a test to check if certain types of stem cells were unsafe and could mutate at a later stage resulting in tumours.

  • Germany dumps its longest word

    Berlin: Germany has dropped its longest word – Rindfleischetikettierungsuberwachungsaufgabenubertragungsgeset z – a 63-letter-long title of a law related to testing of beef.

  • Pak court adjourns Sharif brothers disqualification case

    Lahore: A Pakistani court has asked a petitioner to establish the maintainability of his plea for disqualifying Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif, incoming Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and senior PML-N senior leader Khwaja Saad Rafiq.

  • BJP opposes ordinance route on food security

    New Delhi: Amid reports that the government may pass an ordinance on food security, BJP today opposed the idea saying the ordinance route should be adopted only under extraordinary circumstances and the government should not be “stubborn” on the issue.

  • Odisha govt orders probe into functioning of 15 co-op bodies

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today ordered a probe into the functioning of 15 multi-state cooperative organisations allegedly running illegal money circulation and other business in different states, official sources said.

  • Tatra case: Court allows Ravi Rishi to go to UK for treatment

    New Delhi: Vectra Group Chief Ravinder Rishi, facing CBI probe for alleged irregularities in supply of all-terrain Tatra trucks, has been allowed by a Delhi court to travel to the UK for four weeks for treatment.

  • Chopper deal: Court allows defreezing of Tyagi’s kin accounts

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has allowed the plea of two family members of former IAF chief S P Tyagi, accused in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP helicopter deal scam, to defreeze their bank accounts subject to certain conditions.

  • AgustaWestland asks govt to release payments

    New Delhi: Facing the threat of cancellation of its Rs 3600 crore deal for VVIP choppers, AgustaWestland has asked the Government to release its payments saying withholding it was a ‘breach of contract’.

  • ‘BJP aping Congress’ tactics when it was in opposition’

    Washington: Congress and the BJP do not have many differences on key national issues, a two-term BJP MP from Bihar has said, suggesting his party’s opposition to UPA was only an aping of Congress’ tactics when it was out of power.

  • Pig disease virus detected in India for first time

    Aizawl: For the first time in Mizoram and perhaps in the country, virus of a pandemic disease which causes reproductive failure in breeding stock and respiratory tract illness in young pigs has been detected in the samples of sick swines sent to laboratories for testing.

  • Housing scam:Court acquits 61 accused including Maha officials

    Thane: A local court has acquitted for want of evidence all 61 accused, including senior bureaucrats, on the charges of siphoning of public funds to a tune of Rs 92 lakh by misusing the backward class housing scheme.

  • Important to keep practical control of RTI objectives: Khurshid

    New Delhi: With the CIC holding that political parties are answerable to citizens under RTI, Union Minister Salman Khurshid today said it is important to keep a practical control of RTI objectives as they cannot be allowed to “run riot”.

  • Sohrabuddin encounter case: Ex-Raj minister appears in court

    Mumbai: Former Rajasthan Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria today appeared before a local court in response to the summons issued by it after the CBI filed a supplementary charge sheet against him in the Soharabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

  • SC agrees to hear PIL for CBI probe into IPL spot-fixing case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear next week a PIL seeking shifting of probe into the IPL spot-fixing scandal from Delhi and Mumbai Police to CBI to unearth the larger conspiracy and insulate the investigation from “highly influential persons and politicians”.