Free Press Journal
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal challenged

    New Delhi: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case was today challenged in the Delhi High Court by members of the victims’ family who contended that the trial court failed to appreciate the large number of legally admissible evidence in its verdict.

  • India, China pledge early conclusion of talks on border pact

    Beijing: Committing to maintain peace and tranquility on the boundary, India and China today agreed that it was an “important guarantor” for growth in ties and in this context pledged to early conclusion of negotiations on a proposed pact aimed at avoiding flare-ups on the border.

  • Doctors rejected turning off Mandela life support: Friend

    Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela’s doctors have dismissed the idea of switching off the ailing anti-apartheid icon’s life support until there was a genuine state of organ failure, a close friend of the South African former president has said.

  • JMM claims support of more than 41 MLAs

    Ranchi: JMM leader Hemant Soren today claimed support of more than 41 MLAs — the simple majority mark in the 81-member assembly– to form an alternative government in Jharkhand before the term of resident’s Rule expires on July 18.

  • People prefer ready-to-eat food over costly vegetables: Survey

    New Delhi: Nearly 60 per cent of middle and low-income groups are switching over to ready-to-eat food items to keep kitchen budgets intact in the wake of steep rise in vegetables and fruit prices, says a survey by Assocham.

  • Beni steps up attack on Mulayam, alleges collusion with BJP

    Lucknow: Notwithstanding Congress’ reprimand, Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma today intensified his attack on his friend-turned foe Mulayam Singh Yadav accusing him of conniving with BJP to flare up communal passions and dared the SP leader to a public debate on Babri issue.

  • National Security Advisor Menon to visit Lanka

    Colombo: National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon is scheduled to visit Colombo next week to hold talks on a tri-lateral maritime security treaty among India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, officials said here today.

  • Those spending beyond capacity for RTI info may face I-T: Goa

    Panaji: In a veiled warning to RTI activists in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that cases where people are found spending money disproportionate to their known sources of earning, to procure information under the Act, shall be referred to Income Tax department.

  • TMC gives all-party meet a miss, ‘disrespect’ says opposition

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress today stayed away from the all-party meeting convened by the State Election Commission here to discuss the upcoming panchayat polls in West Bengal, prompting opposition Congress and CPI-M to accuse the ruling party of disrespecting a constitutional body.

  • 30 killed, hundreds injured as MB vows more protests in Egypt

    Cairo: At least 30 people were killed and hundreds injured across Egypt during violent clashes between supporters and opponents of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, even as an Islamist coalition-led by Muslim Brotherhood today vowed more protests in his support across the country.

  • Computer modelling helps locate oil and gas resources

    Melbourne: Researchers have used computer modelling to correct the understanding of the ancient movements of tectonic plates, which will help accurately locate oil and gas resources.

  • Ethnic differences in immune response to TB discovered

    London: Immune response to the tuberculosis bacterium varies between patients of different ethnic origin, raising important implications for the development of tests to diagnose and monitor treatment for the disease.

  • Copper prevents fish from avoiding danger

    Toronto: Fish fail to detect a danger odour signal emitted by other fish in waters contaminated with copper, a new study has claimed.

  • Antony calls for closer military ties between India and China

    Beijing: Calling for closer military ties between India and China, Defence Minister A K Antony today said that it would be easy to maintain peace along the borders if both the forces have trust, mutual respect and confidence.

  • Venezuela, Nicaragua offer asylum to Snowden

    Washington: In defiance of the United States, two Latin American countries – Venezuela and Nicaragua – today offered asylum to Edward Snowden, leaker of the US secretive surveillance programme.