Free Press Journal
  • Emotions can affect sound perception

    Washington:  Scientists have established the mechanism that reveals how emotions are linked with the way humans hear and process sound, says a study.

  • Liver protein crucial for pregnancy

    Toronto: Scientists have found that a protein shown to function in the liver has a key role in human menstrual cycle and may also play a crucial role in pregnancy.

  • Naroda case: Court rejects plea to make 82 witnesses accused

    Ahmedabad: A designated court hearing the 2002 Naroda Gaam riot case today rejected the plea of all accused, including former minister Maya Kodnani, seeking that 82 Muslim witnesses be made accused and tried for attacking Hindus.

  • Govt allows paramilitary jawans to wear canvas shoes

    New Delhi: Security personnel fighting Maoists will be able to wear comfortable shoes when they march in jungles with the Home Ministry relaxing the rules of putting on hard-sole military boots.

  • Don’t use Uttarakhand calamity as political opportunity: Cong to BJP

    New Delhi: Seeking to dismiss Opposition attack over handling of the Uttarakhand issue, Congress today came out in support of the Vijay Bahuguna government and asked BJP to refrain from political oneupmanship in the wake of the devastation caused by the floods.
    “Congress party is satisfied over the way the Uttarakhand government has been functioning,” party General Secretary Ajay Maken told reporters in the wake of BJP demanding dismissal of the state government

  • 2G:SC dismisses Essar, Loop plea on special court jurisdiction

    New Delhi: Essar Teleholdings and Loop Telecom’s plea that they and their promoters cannot be tried in a case arising out of 2G spectrum scam by special CBI court was rejected today by the Supreme Court which directed that all cases pertaining to the scam are to be heard by it.

  • I am no Rambo but took proper measures on Uttarakhand: Nitish

    Patna: Facing allegations from BJP of not taking timely action to rescue Bihari pilgrims in Uttarakhand, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today made a veiled attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi saying he was no ‘Rambo’ but took steps for assisting pilgrims there.

  • Three arrested for cricket betting

    New Delhi: With the arrest of three persons, Delhi police today claimed to have busted a cricket betting racket operating during the India-West Indies cricket match.

  • Mumbai real estate market most unaffordable: Survey

    Mumbai: The real estate market in Mumbai continues to be the most unaffordable with 29 per cent of the city’s under-construction units priced at over Rs 1 crore, real estate consultancy firm Knight Frank said in a report.

  • Other cricket boards too objected to DRS, say BCCI sources

    Mumbai: It was not only the Indian cricket board but few other boards too expressed reservations on implementing the much-debated Decision Review System (DRS) uniformly in all matches during the annual conference of International Cricket Council in London, sources said today.

  • CRPF security to Mukesh Ambani challenged in High Court

    Mumbai: Two social activists have approached the Bombay High Court challenging the ‘Z’ category CRPF security sanctioned by the Centre for Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani.

  • PIL seeking action against MLAs for assaulting cop withdrawn

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has dismissed as withdrawn a petition seeking action against two Maharashtra MLAs for assaulting a policeman in the premises of the assembly in March this year, a day after he imposed fine on the legislators for over-speeding on a sea link road.

  • Growth of core industries slows to 2.3% in May

    New Delhi: Growth in eight infrastructure industries slowed to 2.3 per cent in May mainly due to contraction in crude oil, natural gas, coal and fertiliser output.

  • MHA’s disaster response comes under PAC’s criticism

    New Delhi: The functioning of various organisations set up to tackle disasters today came under sharp criticism of a Parliamentary committee which slammed the Union Home Ministry for failing to take quick decisions on several crucial issues, affecting the performance of the response agencies.

  • FM dismisses Jaitley charge on CBI autonomy as ‘premature’

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today dismissed as “completely premature and ill-advised” the charge by BJP leader Arun Jaitley that the Cabinet’s decision on greater autonomy for CBI is “farcical” and a remedy “worse” than the problem.