Free Press Journal
  • Skeleton of 1.34-mln-year old human ancestor found

    Washington: Scientists have discovered the skeleton of a human ancestor – dating back 1.34 million years – characterised by a “robust” jaw and skull bones and a gorilla-like upper body.

  • HC directs Maha govt to create website on malnutrition

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra Government to create a website on malnutrition and questioned why it had not framed a policy to ensure that doctors took up posting in tribal areas including Melghat which is flooded with such cases among children.

  • 77 per cent turnout in Rajasthan repolling

    Jaipur: Over 77 per cent of electors today exercised their franchise in the repolling held at eight booths in Rajasthan after the Election Commission received complaints of irregularities during the December 1 polls.

  • Modi urges Chief Ministers to oppose Communal Violence Bill

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today wrote letters to fellow Chief Ministers, urging them to oppose the Communal Violence Bill saying it was a blatant intrusion upon the powers of the state governments.

  • Khemka’s charge sheet an administrative matter: Hooda

    Rohtak: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today described the Haryana government’s decision to charge sheet IAS officer Ashok Khemka as an administrative matter and said everything was done according to the rules.

  • Common Guv of AP, Telangana to be responsible for security

    Hyderabad: Once divided, Andhra Pradesh and the new state of Telangana will have a “common Governor” with “special responsibility” for the security of life, liberty and property of all those residing in the common capital of Hyderabad.

  • Article 370 has led to terrorism direct investment in J&K: BJP

    Jammu: Raking up the Article 370 issue, BJP today said the Article has led to Terrorism Direct Investment in Jammu and Kashmir, instead of Foreign Direct Investment, thus driving people out of the state and making it poor.

  • Court allows Tytler to go abroad

    New Delhi: A court here Friday allowed Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, charge sheeted in a case of alleged forgery of a letter sent to the prime minister, to go abroad for a sport-related event.

  • Pressure for action against Justice Ganguly mounting

    New Delhi: Pressure is mounting for action against former Supreme Court judge A K Ganguly in the sexual harassment case with demands that the matter should be pursued and he should quit the post of West Bengal State Human Rights Commission Chairman.

  • Delhi Police asks law intern to record statement


    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court washing its hands off the issue, the Delhi Police today asked the woman law intern to record her statement in the sexual harassment complaint she had made against retired Justice A K Ganguly who has been indicted by an apex court panel.

  • Ball set rolling for Justice Ganguly’s removal: Law minister

    Kolkata: West Bengal Law minister Chandrima Bhattacharya today said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already set the ball rolling for the removal of Justice Ashok Kumar Ganguly as the chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission by writing to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking “appropriate action”.

  • BJP concedes AAP divided anti-incumbency votes

    New Delh: As the election result day nears, BJP, which had till now dismissed Aam Aadmi Party as an also-ran, today conceded that the rookie would have deprived it of the anti-incumbency votes to some extent in the capital.

  • SC rejects PIL against J&K rehabilitation policy

    New Delhi: Supreme Court today refused to entertain a petition challenging the recent rehabilitation policy of Jammu and Kashmir government for paving way for the return of youth who had crossed over to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) after eruption of militancy in the state.

  • I take my opponents very seriously: PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday the party cannot underestimate the power of the opposition and that there was no room for complacency.

  • Expect infiltration but prepared: Army

    Srinagar: Army today said militant activities at the launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC) have not died down but the troops are ready to face the challenge.

  • Most distant orbiting planet discovered

    Washington: Astronomers have discovered the most distantly orbiting planet to date, weighing in at 11 times Jupiter’s mass and revolving its host star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance.

  • Tejpal case: Three witnesses depose in Goa court

    Panaji: Three witnesses in the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case Friday recorded their respective statements in a Goa court before a judicial magistrate, officials said.