Free Press Journal
  • 2G case: Mittal, Ruia seek recall of SC orders

    New Delhi: Bharti Cellular CMD Sunil Mittal, Essar Group promoter Ravi Ruia and other accused in the 2G case today told the Supreme Court that its orders barring the High Court from hearing cases arising out of the scam and directing trial on day-to-day basis has turned into an “instrument of torture” and seriously impaired their rights.

  • Plea for govt takeover of IPL: HC asks Centre, BCCI’s reply

    New Delhi: The Centre and BCCI were today directed by the Delhi High Court to respond to a PIL seeking an order for taking control over Indian Premier League by separating it from BCCI in view of “irregularities” including spot-fixing in the cash-rich cricket tournament.

  • Pakistani official says ‘real dialogue’ after Indian polls

    Islamabad: Amid an increase in tensions over clashes on the LoC, a top aide to the Pakistani Prime Minister today said “real dialogue” would be possible only after elections are held in India early next year.

  • Police trying to trace caller after life threats to KCR

    Hyderabad: In the backdrop of threatening calls to TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao and a letter warning that he would be killed in ten days, police have registered a case and is trying to trace the caller.

  • RJD suspends MLC for praising Narendra Modi

    Patna: Cracking the whip on a senior leader for praising BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi, RJD of Lalu Prasad today suspended party MLC Nawal Kishore Yadav for six years.

  • Celebrate I-day, go for tricolour food, clothes

    New Delhi: Independence Day craze has caught on in a big way. Restaurants, fashion designers and e-commerce websites are offering tri-coloured themed food, clothes and flags and apparels inspired by freedom fighters respectively to make it special.

  • Brain scans may help diagnose dyslexia

    Washington: Brain scans may help diagnose people with the common reading disorder dyslexia, a new study suggests.
    Dyslexia is usually diagnosed around second grade, but the results of a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could help identify those children before they even begin reading, so they can be given extra help earlier.

  • Universal dengue vaccine closer to reality?

    Singapore: Scientists have developed a new strategy that cripples the ability of the dengue virus to escape the host immune system, paving way for a potential universal vaccine for the deadly virus.

  • Bright birds make good mothers: study

    London: Female blue tits with brightly coloured crowns are better mothers than duller birds, according to a new study.
    The three-year study of blue tits, which involved researchers from the University of York in UK, the University of California Davis, US and the University of Glasgow, showed that mothers with more UV-reflectant crown feathers did not lay more eggs, but did fledge more offspring than duller females.

  • Indian girl, Pak boyfriend arrested for gold smuggling

    Dubai: An Indian girl and her Pakistani boyfriend have been arrested for trying to rob and smuggle 20 kilograms of her mother’s gold jewellery in order to settle down outside the country, Sharjah Police have said.

  • Janata curfew in Darjeeling, high court expresses displeasure

    Kolkata: The ‘janata curfew’ called by the GJM in the Darjeeling hills was being held today prior to the relaxation of the indefinite bandh for four days from tomorrow as the Calcutta High Court questioned it and expressed displeasure.

  • Plea to bring AG under RTI, judge recuses himself

    New Delhi:  A Delhi High Court judge today recused himself from hearing a plea seeking to declare the Attroney General’s office a public authority under the RTI Act as the appointment of the highest law officer is according to the Constitution.

  • 500 default units to benefit from DGFT notice

    Coimbatore: Tirupur Exporters’ Association today welcomed the public notice with an option to close the case of default in export obligation, as it would benefit nearly 500 exporting units in Tirupur.

  • Plea to bring AG under RTI, judge recuses himself

    New Delhi: A Delhi High Court judge today recused himself from hearing a plea seeking to declare the Attroney General’s office a public authority under the RTI Act as the appointment of the highest law officer is according to the Constitution.

  • Sensex closes 138 points up; auto stocks gain

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday’s trade (provisional) 138 points or 0.72 percent up. There was good buying in automobile, oil and gas, metal, public sector undertakings (PSU) and consumer durables index stocks.