Free Press Journal
  • BJP fumes over 2G report tabling, Speaker tries to clear air

    New Delhi: Miffed at the manner in which the JPC report on 2G spectrum was tabled in Parliament, BJP is said to be mulling moving a no-confidence motion against Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar even as her office issued a statement to clear the air on the issue.

  • Rupee up 9 paise at four-month high of 61.04 against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee extended gains for the fifth straight session today and closed nine paise higher at 61.04 against the dollar on sales of the US currency by exporters and banks amid heavy capital inflows.

  • New app turns smartphone into 3D scanner

    London: Scientists have developed an app that allows an ordinary smartphone to capture and display three-dimensional models of real-world objects.

  • Skin can ‘talk’ to liver

    London: Scientists have found that the skin is capable of communicating with the liver, a surprising discovery that may advance the understanding of how skin diseases affect the rest of the body.

  • When Chotubhai Makan met Mandela and Gandhi

    Johannesburg: Ninety-year-old Chotubhai Makan is probably the last surviving person in South Africa who have witnessed both Mahatma Gandhi’s famous salt march in 1930 and the signing of the historic Freedom Charter in 1955 in presence of Nelson Mandela, demanding a non-racial nation.

  • Was action taken against cops for escape of IM accused? HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked prosecution to seek instructions from Centre and  aharashtra government on whether any action was taken against police officers in connection with the escape of suspected IM terrorist Afzal Usmani when he was produced in a court.

  • Allow us to go to people: Geelani to govt

    Srinagar: Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said a movement similar to early 1990s would surface in Jammu and Kashmir if the govenment continues to put restrictions on leaders.

  • Parliament disrupted over 2G, Telangana, no-trust move

    New Delhi: Both houses of parliament were disrupted Tuesday over the JPC report on the 2G spectrum allocation, formation of a separate Telangana state, and a notice for a no-confidence motion against the government.

  • Driver held with 6 kilos of explosives

    Srinagar: A driver was arrested after a joint search team of the Police and Army recovered six kilograms of explosives from a passenger vehicle during a check here, police said today.

  • Revised lower price of drugs will be effective immediately: SC

    New Delhi: In good news for consumers, the Supreme Court has held that an order reducing prices of particular medicines will come into force with immediate effect after its publication in the gazette and firms should implement it within 15 days time and not sell unsold stocks at higher price.

  • NASA rover discovers ancient fresh water lake on Mars

    Washington: The first direct evidence of an ancient fresh water lake on Mars has been found, suggesting life may have flourished on the red planet 3.6 billion years ago, NASA scientists, including one of Indian-origin, say.

  • India, Pak nuclear war could put 2 bln people at risk: study

    Washington: A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would result in a global famine that could kill over two billion people — a quarter of the world’s population — and end human civilisation, a study warned today.

  • Govt wants to bring 3 key Bill in Winter session: Shinde

    New Delhi: Government is keen to table three key legislations — Jan Lokpal Bill, Communal Violence Bill and Telangana Bill — in the current session of Parliament, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.

  • Tell us 48 hrs before you step out, police tell Musharraf

    Islamabad: Much to his annoyance, former President Pervez Musharraf has been asked to inform police and seek clearance two days before any movements in the Pakistani capital due to security threats, a media report said today.