Free Press Journal
  • BJP has not taken any decision on Delhi CM candidate: Rajnath

    New Delhi: BJP President Rajnath Singh today said the party has not taken any decision on projecting a chief ministerial candidate for the forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections or zeroed in on any name for the purpose.

  • Dec 16 gangrape: police allowed to examine 3 more witnesses

    New Delhi: A special court here today allowed the prosecution to examine three more witnesses to counter the claims of December 16 gangrape case accused who had taken a plea of alibi that they were not present in the bus in which a 23-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by six persons.

  • CAG pulls up Def Min, BEL for deal with blacklisted firm

    New Delhi: Pulling up the Defence Ministry and its PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), the CAG today said they had entered into an “inappropriate” agreement with a Zurich-based firm with whom India had already frozen its ties leading to blockade of funds to the tune of Rs 502 crore.

  • Witness protection: Govt granted 3 months to finalise policy

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today granted three more months time to the city government to evolve a witness protection policy to ensure that witnesses are not harassed or intimidated by powerful accused in criminal cases.

  • Rallies, protests against AP division continue on 9th day

    Hyderabad: Protests against the move to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh continued for the ninth consecutive day today in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of the state with massive rallies and demonstrations.

  • IPL spot fixing scandal: Court to hear bail pleas on August 16

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed August 16 for hearing the bail pleas of eight accused, including suspended Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila, arrested in connection with the IPL spot fixing scandal case.

  • Congress woos Krishna ahead of Lok Sabha bypolls

    Bangalore: Karnataka’s ruling Congress Thursday succeeded in winning over former chief minister S.M. Krishna to campaign for the party in the Aug 21 byelection in Lok Sabha seats in the state.

  • PM Nawaz Sharif chairs meeting on tensions along LoC

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a high-level meeting with military and civilian officials to review tensions with India after the killing of five Indian soldiers along the LoC.

  • Now, computer that cracks jokes

    London: British scientists have developed a computer with a ‘sense of humour’ which generates its own witty one-liners.

  • Al-Qaeda on its way to defeat: Obama

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that the core of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on its way to defeat, but insisted that the hard fighting against the terrorist group remains.

  • Key signal that guides brain development found

    Washington: Scientists have decoded an important molecular signal that guides the development of a key region of the brain known as the neocortex, responsible for long-term memory, reasoning and complex muscle actions.

  • Jupiter’s moon Europa could hold life: NASA

    Washington: Europa – the sixth closest moon of Jupiter – is the most likely place in our solar system beyond Earth to have life, according to NASA.

  • Hot chocolate can keep brain healthy

    Washington: A US study has suggested drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day may help elderly people to keep their brains healthy.

  • India calls Italian envoy over turban issue

    New Delhi: Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini was today called to the External Affairs Ministry, which stressed upon the need for being sensitive towards concerns of Sikhs regarding turbans following an incident at Rome Airport when a Sikh delegation was asked to remove headgears during security checking.

  • 18 killed in suicide attack on police in Quetta

    Islamabad: A suicide bomber targeted the funeral of a slain police officer in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan today, killing 18 people, including a Deputy Inspector General of Police.

  • Not appropriate time to talk about India, Pak PM talks: Khurshid

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday said it was not an appropriate time to say anything about the September meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, scheduled on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meet.

  • US encourages dialogue between India, Pak to resolve disputes

    Washington: The United States encourages both India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue, the Obama Administration today said, while maintaining that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir.