Free Press Journal
  • Saeed leads prayer for executed Bangladesh Jamaat leader

    Lahore: Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed today led a funeral prayer in absentia for Jammat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, who was hanged in Bangladesh last week for genocide during the liberation war of 1971.

  • Bangladesh commemorates 1971 war victory as violence continues

    Dhaka: Five more people were killed in Bangladesh today in continuing violence triggered by the execution of a senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader, even as the country commemorated its victory in the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

  • New tech may replace windscreen wipers in cars

    London: The humble windshield wiper may soon become a thing of the past – thanks to a new system that creates vibrations to shake off water or any debris from the car windscreen.

  • No evidence against Salman in Blackbuck poaching case: Counsel

    Jodhpur: Salman Khan’s counsel today said there were no direct evidence against the actor that he carried arms with expired license during the alleged Blackbuck poaching at the nearby Kankani village in 1998.

  • Justice Ganguly should resign as WBHRC chief: Jaitely

    New Delhi: In the wake of fresh revelations in the sexual harassment case against Justice A K Ganguly, BJP leader Arun Jaitley today said since these are not “untested allegations”, he should resign as chief of the WBHRC to protect the dignity of the office.

  • NIA, Maha Police got signatures on blank papers: Jundal

    New Delhi: Abu Jundal, suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) terrorist and one of the masterminds of 26/11 attacks, today claimed before a Delhi court that the NIA and Maharashtra Police had forced him to sign some documents and blank papers.

  • CBI to send its own team to Italy for chopper scam probe

    New Delhi: CBI will send a team to Italy only after perusing a report to be submitted by the Defence Ministry team, which is on a visit there, in connection with the ongoing trial in the Rs 3,600-crore chopper scam and questioning of alleged middleman Guido Haschke.

  • Geek named ‘word of 2013’ by Collins dictionary

    London: The word geek, once used as a slur to describe a person with unfashionable interests or a social misfit, has now been declared the ‘word of the year’ by the Collins online dictionary.

  • US pupil suspended for hugging teacher

    Washington: A 17-year-old high school student in the US has been suspended for a year for alleged sexual harassment after he hugged his teacher.

  • Aus scientists grow kidney from stem cells

    Melbourne: Australian scientists claimed to have made a first complex human organ from stem cells, after growing a tiny kidney in a laboratory dish, a breakthrough that could lead to better ways of treating renal disease.

  • China’s lunar rover sends back first photos from moon

    Beijing: China’s first moon rover has  begun sending back photos, a day after the communist giant carried out the world’s first lunar soft landing in nearly 40 years, making a huge advance in its ambitious space programme.

  • Lalu Prasad walks free from jail, trains guns on Modi, BJP

    Ranchi: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today walked out of Birsa Munda Central Jail here after getting bail, two-and-a-half months after he was awarded a five-year prison term in a fodder scam case, and quickly sounded a battle cry against BJP ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Economists say inflation has bottomed out, will decline

    Mumbai: Headline inflation, which jumped to a 14-month high in November at 7.52 per cent, has likely bottomed out and may decline from the next month because of seasonal factors reducing the supply-side pressures, say economists.

  • Lokpal Bill: SP remains stumbling block at all-party meet

    New Delhi: With the Lokpal Bill slated to come up in Rajya Sabha tomorrow, a near unanimity emerged at an all-party meeting here today, but UPA’s outside supporter Samajwadi Party remained a stumbling block continuing its opposition to the anti-corruption measure.

  • Ganguly case: Sibal puts onus of action on SC

    New Delhi: With details of affidavit filed by the intern in molestation case becoming public, Law Minister Kapil Sibal virtually put the onus of action against Justice A K Ganguly on the Supreme Court amid demands for filing of a case against him and resignation as head of West Bengal Human Rights Commission.

  • Modi most eligible for PM’s post: Badal

    Fatehgarh: Terming senior BJP leader Narendra Modi as the most eligible person for the post of the Prime Minister, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Congress to declare its candidate for the top job ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha polls.