Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan takes up phone-tapping issue with US

    Islamabad: Pakistan Thursday said it has raised the issue of phone-tapping with the US following reports that its agencies had put phones in Pakistan under surveillance.

  • Now, test to measure your creativity!

    Washington: Researchers have created a quick and reliable test that can measure a person’s creativity from spoken words.

  • Smoking can age your face!

    Washington:  Smokers, please note! Smoking may cause premature facial ageing, leading to sagging of the upper eyelids and more wrinkles, a new study has found.

  • Earth-sized ‘lava world’ discovered

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a new mysterious Earth-like planet – a doomed ‘lava world’ – with mass and density similar to our planet, orbiting a star 400 light-years away.

  • SC asks Centre, States to give fixed tenure to bureaucrats

    New Delhi: In a path-breaking verdict, the Supreme Court today directed that fixed tenure must be given to bureaucrats whose promotions and transfers be decided by a board to free bureaucracy from clutches of political bosses and put an end to civil servants being shunted out for not toeing their line.

  • PM, Sonia warn against attempts at communal, caste divide

    New Delhi: In an apparent reference to riots in Muzaffarnagar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said attempts are being made in some parts of the country to divide the society on basis of religion, caste and communities.

  • Too much texting can disconnect couples

    Washington: Texting may not be the best way for couples to solve disagreements, apologis  or have serious conversations, a new study has found.

  • Improvement at LoC ‘precondition’ for forward movement: India to Pak

    New Delhi: With ceasefire violations by Pakistan continuing along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, India today made it clear that improvement of the situation at the LoC was a “precondition” for a forward movement in ties with that country.

  • Border Personnel Meeting between India, China

    Tezpur (Assam): A Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between India and China in Arunachal Pradesh today reaffirmed the resolve to strengthen friendship and maintain peace and tranquility along the border.

  • Sensex at fresh closing record, up 131 points at 21,164.52

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex climbed 131 points to a new closing high of 21,164.52 today in a late burst of buying as consumer durable, PSU and bank shares rose and the turnover of the top two exchanges hit a record.

  • Sensex flirts with records, investor wealth still way below

    Mumbai: Equity market’s benchmark index Sensex today missed its all-time high level by only 1.33 points, but the country’s overall investor wealth still remains nearly Rs 10 lakh crore below its peak level seen three years ago.

  • Suspect escapes from custody

    Patna/New Delhi: A suspect in Sunday’s serial blasts has escaped from custody of Bihar Police and National Investigation Agency (NIA) with conflicting versions emerging on the incident.

  • Pawar won’t join Third Front, says Munde

    Mumbai: The NCP’s presence at a convention sponsored by Left parties may have created a flutter in political circles, but BJP’s deputy leader in Lok Sabha, Gopinath Munde today said the Sharad Pawar-led party won’t join a Third Front.

  • EC approves NOTA symbol design

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India approved the design of none of the above (NOTA) button, which is being introduced for the first time in the Delhi assembly elections, said a statement Thursday.

  • Muzaffarnagar riots handiwork of communal forces: Mulayam

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the violence in Muzaffarnagar district was a handiwork of communal forces and the Uttar Pradesh government is trying to maintain harmony among the people.

  • Balaram Nakhwa passes away

    Thane:  Sportsman Balaram Nakhwa died of old age this morning at his residence here, family sources said.

  • Narayanasamy accuses BJP of playing cheap politics over Patel

    New Delhi: As war of words between BJP and Congress over appropriating the legacy of Sardar Patel intensifies, Union Minister V Narayanasamy today accused the opposition party of playing “cheap politics” over the matter.