Free Press Journal
  • Fake birth certificate in Kejriwal’s name surfaces in TN

    Madurai: Two months after the “issuance” offake death certificates in the names of a Tamil Nadu Ministerand an MLA by the city corporation, a birth certificate in thename of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal has come to fore, sparking demands for a probe into the functioning of e-governance services of the civic body.

  • Signs of India, US moving towards resolution of standoff

    New Delhi: First signs that India and the US may be moving towards a resolution of the stand-off over senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade’s issue emerged today after she got exemption from personal appearance in a New York Court hearing visa fraud case against her even as she got her accreditation to the UN headquarters.

  • India, Pak DGMOs to meet tomorrow first time after Kargil war

    New Delhi: In their first meeting after the Kargil war, the Indian DGMO will tomorrow cross over to the Pakistani side of the Wagah border to meet his counterpart to discuss ways of ensuring ceasefire on the LoC and is expected to register his protest over the cross-border raids.

  • Former Pakistan premier Gilani to face probe on graft charge

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s anti-corruption watchdog today decided to investigate former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani for alleged involvement in the notorious National Insurance Limited Company (NICL) scam.

  • Former British MP jailed for faking expense claims

    London: Former British minister Dennis MacShane was today jailed for six months for expenses fraud after admitting that he submitted 19 fake receipts amounting to 12,900 pounds.

  • New treatment brings hope for malaria patients

    London: In view of increasing cases of malaria treatment failures reported across the globe, scientists have now identified a way to stop malaria parasites from multiplying, raising hope for a new malaria treatment.

  • Italian dad turns son’s remains into diamond

    New York: In a first-of-its-kind case in Italy, a grieving father had his dead son eternally preserved by getting the 20-year-old’s ashes transformed into a diamond.

  • Pakistani court rejects Musharraf’s petition against trial

    Islamabad: Beleaguered former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s efforts to wriggle out of a treason case suffered a setback today when a Pakistani court rejected his objections against the special court set up to try him.

  • Several maids have fled homes of Indian diplomats in US

    Washington: A day before Ambassador Meera Shankar was to return home after completing her tenure in the US in the summer of 2011, her maid, without informing anyone, left her official residence on the outskirts of the city never to return.

  • Saina to skip few tournaments in 2014 to focus on fitness

    Mumbai: After a disappointing year in which she failed to win a single title, suffered injuries and saw her world ranking taking a dip, star shuttler Saina Nehwal has decided to skip a few tournaments in the New Year and, instead, focus on fitness.

  • Crisil says fiscal deficit to touch 5.2 per cent in FY14

    Mumbai: Ratings agency Crisil today said government will overshoot its 4.8 per cent fiscal deficit target by 0.40 per cent this fiscal and suggested state-run companies should dip into their cash reserves to narrow the gap by paying extra dividends.

  • Kejriwal stakes claim to form govt; LG sends proposal to Prez

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal, a civil society activist whose Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had stunned mainstream political parties in the recent assembly elections in Delhi, will take over as Chief Minister later this week with the support of Congress, which had ruled the national capital for 15 years in a row before its rout.

  • Intern’s affidavit was made public with her consent: Jaising

    New Delhi: A senior woman law officer, instrumental in making public the affidavit of the law intern against retired Supreme Court judge, Justice A K Ganguly, today claimed it was done with the “consent” of the victim.

  • Beni rules out Congress-BSP alliance

    Lucknow: Amid speculation over a possible tie-up between Congress and BSP for the 2014 general polls, Union Minister and Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma today ruled out any such alliance, claiming that his party would alone win 50 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile

    Balasore (Odisha): India today test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the Army from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast, defence sources said.