Free Press Journal
  • SC justifies court-monitored CBI probe in Coalgate

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today justified the court-monitored CBI investigation into coal blocks allocation scam, which allegedly caused Rs 1.86 lakh crore loss to the exchequer, saying it would retain public confidence in the impartial inquiry into the alleged crime.

  • Pakistan DGMO invites Indian counterpart for meeting

    Islamabad: The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistan Tuesday invited his Indian counterpart for a meeting to strengthen the mechanisms for ensuring a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC).

  • UK research could help combat sleeping sickness

    London: New findings on how parasites that cause sleeping sickness are able to communicate with one another could help limit the spread of the disease, British scientists said today.

  • Parties demand apology from US, support tit-for-tat response

    New Delhi: Political parties today expressed outrage over the “shameful and barbaric” treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York and asked the government to take every step matching US action till it gives an unconditional apology.

  • High BP pill could ease arthritis pain

    London: An inexpensive pill that treats high blood pressure and heart failure could also help ease pain in people with arthritis without causing any side-effects, scientists say.

  • Will India now act against gay US diplomats?

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court once again criminalising same-sex relationships under the Indian Penal Code (IPC), will the Indian government now take action against self-declared gay American diplomats who have sought diplomatic immunity for their same-sex partners?

  • Security barricades around US Embassy removed

    New Delhi:  Delhi Police today removed the security barricades set up outside American Embassy here immediately after government announced a slew of reprisal measures over the treatment meted out to India’s Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade by the US authorities.

  • We don’t need alms, Mamata on central funds

    Kolkata: Continuing her tirade against the central government over the debt issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the meagre central funds the state was receiving were hampering development.

  • Received plea to withdraw Bharat Ratna of Rao, Sachin: govt

    New Delhi: Government today told Parliament that it has received correspondence for withdrawing Bharat Ratna title that was recently conferred upon scientist Dr C N R Rao and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

  • Home minister has promised justice for Devyani: Father

    New Delhi: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s father was assured by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Tuesday that justice would be delivered and the government is trying to drop the charges levelled against her in the US.

  • One dead, nine injured in bomb blast in Dibrugarh

    Dibrugarh: A teenaged girl was killed and nine persons, including a woman, were seriously injured in a crude bomb blast by suspected militants in upper Assam’s tea town Dibrugarh today, police said.

  • Rajya Sabha passes Lokpal bill


    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Tuesday passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, which provides for creation of an anti-corruption ombudsman.

  • New York diplomatic humiliation: India acts tough against US

    New Delhi: India Tuesday took a slew of steps to pare down the privileges of American diplomats as an apparent retaliatory measure in the wake of the arrest and the purported strip search of its high-ranking diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York.