Free Press Journal
  • 2008 cashscam: accused finds faults with police probe

    New Delhi: BJP leader L K Advani’s former aide Sudheendra Kulkarni, an accused in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, today told a court here that the Delhi Police had conducted a malafide investigation in the case in which his only role was to conduct the sting to expose “horse trading”.

  • Cong expels Lalu’s kin Sadhu Yadav for praising Modi

    Patna: Congress today expelled RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s estranged brother-in-law and Bihar Congress leader Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav, who had met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and said the BJP strongman has better qualities to become Prime Minister than Rahul Gandhi.

  • Paternity row; N D Tiwari likely to be examined on Aug 21

    New Delhi: Veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari is likely to be cross-examined in the Delhi High Court on August 21 in a paternity suit filed by a youth seeking to declare the political leader as his biological father.

  • Chargesheeted person be barred from contesting polls: EC to SC

    New Delhi: A person against whom charges have been framed in a criminal case should be barred from contesting polls, the Election Commission today told the Supreme Court which directed the Centre to file its response on the issue.

  • Seagrass may help fight climate change

    Melbourne: Seagrass may be crucial in the battle against climate change as the humble plant is 35 times more efficient at locking up, or ‘sequestering’ carbon than rainforests, a new study has found.

  • Gene that affects male fertility identified

    Melbourne: Scientists have found that a gene known to affect hormone action in breast and prostate cancer cells also has an impact on male fertility.

  • Ageing gene may be behind blood cancer

    London: A defective gene that influences ageing may lead to blood cancer by boosting the ability of tumour cells to survive, a new study has found.

  • China floods death toll reaches 72

    Beijing: At least 72 people have been killed and hundreds of thousands were forced to evacuate in the past few days due to devastating floods in north and south China.

  • ‘Pak military deliberately ratcheting up tension with India’

    Washington: Pakistan military is deliberately ratcheting up tension with India to prevent any meaningful peace talks and demonstrate that it still calls the shots on bilateral ties, an eminent American expert has said.

  • Illegal sand mining: MP Cong forms ‘fact-finding’ committee

    Bhopal: Opposition Congress today announced setting up of a two-member committee to inquire whether 100-odd dumpers seized in connection with illegal sand mining in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh were let off with impunity.

  • SP demand for special status poll gimmick, says Mayawati

    New Delhi: BSP chief Mayawati today dismissed as “drama” Samajwadi Party’s demand for special category status for Uttar Pradesh, saying they are raising the issue with an eye on the forthcoming general elections.

  • Micromax promoter remanded in judicial custody till Sept 2

    New Delhi: Micromax co-founder Rajesh Agarwal and five others, arrested by CBI in connection with a bribery case, were today remanded in judicial custody till September 2 after the agency said they are not required for further custodial interrogation.

  • Rupee woes continue, Sensex plunges 291 pts; banks, autos hit

    Mumbai: A fresh record low for rupee today rattled stock markets once again with benchmark BSE Sensex tumbling by 291 points to end at over 4-month low of 18,307.52 as heavy FII selling in shares of banks, auto, pharma and FMCG eroded a staggering Rs 1 lakh crore in investor wealth.

  • Oppn uproar in RS over missing Coal Ministry files

    New Delhi: Opposition today vociferously raised in the Rajya Sabha the issue of crucial files of Coal Ministry going missing, alleging that it was a conspiracy to save the Prime Minister in the multi-crore coal block allocation scam being probed by the CBI.