Free Press Journal
  • Batla House encounter: Accused claims he never confessed

    New Delhi: The lone alleged Indian Mujahideen militant facing trial in the 2008 Batla House encounter case here has pleaded innocent before a Delhi court while refuting police’s claim that he had confessed to his role.

  • Gujarat bypoll sweep adds to Modi’s clout

    New Delhi: The BJP’s emphatic victory in six bypolls in Gujarat has added to the clamour in the party for a bigger national role for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and indications are that he would head the 2014 polls campaign committee.

  • 120,000-year-old bone tumour in Neanderthal specimen found

    Washington: Scientists have recorded the first case of a bone tumour of the ribs in a Neanderthal specimen which suggests that at least one Neanderthal suffered a cancer that is common in modern-day humans.

  • Cheese may prevent cavities

    Washington: Consuming cheese and other dairy products may help protect teeth against cavities, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has claimed.

  • Yoga not just for body, but also brain: Researchers

    Los Angeles:  The enormous benefits that regular practice of yoga yields in increasing the flexibility of the body is well known. Researchers now show that a 20-minute session of yoga significantly boosts brain activity immediately afterwards.

  • Musharraf to be tried at his farmhouse in judges case

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court today allowed the trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for sacking and detaining dozens of judges in 2007 to be conducted at his farmhouse that has been declared a “sib-jail”.

  • FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus

    Washington: America’s FBI will begin formally tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus and Arabs, thus meeting one of the long pending demands of these religious minority communities in the US, who have increasingly been victim of such incidents post 9/11.

  • US shelves plan to allow knives inside planes

    Washington: Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and aviation industry, a federal agency responsible for the security of airports in United States has announced to shelve its plan to allow small knives inside a plane.

  • Donilon played a key role in ties with India : Obama

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has praised his outgoing National Security Advisor Tom Donilon for playing a key role in strengthening ties with emerging powers like India, as he announced the name of Susan Rice as his successor.

  • 3 bookies get PC, 2 more sent in JC in IPL betting case

    Mumbai: Observing that “sufficient ground exists for police custody,” a local court today extended the remand of main bookie Ashwin Agarwal alias Tinku Delhi and two other bookies till June 10 in the IPL betting case, while sending two more bookies in judicial custody till June 20.

  • 3 suspected terrorists handed over to Delhi Police

    Bahraich (UP): Three suspected terrorists, detained by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at the Rupiadeeh check post on the Indo-Nepal border, have been handed over to the Delhi Police.

  • Modi ‘speaks’ at Goa Hindu convention

    Panaji: Gujarat chief minister and prime minister ‘hopeful’ Narendra Modi may not have arrived in Goa for the BJP national executive meet yet, but he has already ‘spoken’.

  • CBI seeks permission to conduct polygraph test on Raja Bhaiya

    Lucknow: CBI today moved an application in a special court here seeking permission to conduct lie detection test on former minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya in connection with killing of Kunda DSP Zia-ul-Haq.

  • Delhi HC blast case: Court dismisses bail plea of approver

    New Delhi: A special NIA court has dismissed the bail plea of Amir Abbas Dev, a co-accused-turned-approver in the September 2011 Delhi High Court blast case in which the lone arrested accused is facing trial.

  • CBI questions Kalmadi in over Rs 70 cr CWG contracts

    New Delhi: Former CWG Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was today questioned by CBI for alleged irregularities in over Rs 70 crore contracts given to a Mauritius-based company for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

  • Naroda Gaam case: Guj court issues warrant against witness

    Ahmedabad: A designated court, hearing the 2002 post-Godhra riots case of Naroda Gaam area of the city where 11 persons were killed, today issued bailable warrant against a witness – a police inspector in CBI.

  • Railway bribery case: Court rejects bail plea of accused

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today dismissed the bail plea of one of the accused who had allegedly delivered the money to former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal’s nephew in the Rs 10-crore railway bribery case.