Free Press Journal
  • Living near green space has soothing, lasting impact

    London: Is your apartment complex in the process of clearing a green space to make an additional parking lot? Here’s one reason you must protest: Research has revealed that green spaces make for significantly improved mental health.

  • Sun unleashes first major solar flare of 2014

    Washington: The Sun has emitted a massive solar flare, its first major flare of the year that likely erupted from one of the largest sunspot groups seen on the star’s surface in a decade, NASA said.

  • Diplomat row: India offers help to US in resolving issues

    New Delhi: With the Devyani Khobragade case dragging on, India today offered help to the US if its “internal processes and laws” were posing any problem in resolving the issue even as it asserted that the dignity of India’s diplomacy has to be “accepted and preserved”.

  • Telangana:Cong makes TDP see reason to begin draft Bill debate

    Hyderabad:  ‘Backroom parleys’ between Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu today helped break the deadlock in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly over the draft AP Reorganisation Bill-2013.

  • Left’s nationwide agitation from next week on price rise issue

    New Delhi: Left parties today decided to carry out a nationwide agitation from next week to protest the “exorbitant” rise in prices of essential items and petro products and demanded a universal public distribution system.

  • Foreign criminals taking refuge here, be deported back: Court

    New Delhi: Delhi has become a safe refuge for “criminals from entire world”, a court here said and directed the city Police Commissioner to nab those foreigners, who are living in the capital without any valid documents, and deport them back to their countries.

  • Battered gang-raped minor waits for 20th surgery – and justice!

    New Delhi: At an age when most children cherish their books, clothes and toys, a 12-year old girl is silently suffering the pain of a brutal gang-rape which has forced her to undergo 19 surgeries till now. The victim is now waiting for her 20th surgery at the premier AIIMS here.

  • Ganguly slams SC, alleges he was “badly treated”

    Kolkata: Justice A K Ganguly, who quit as Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, today attacked the Supreme Court over the inquiry by its three-judge panel into the sexual assault allegations against him, saying he was “very badly and unfairly” treated.

  • Court restrains government on quota order for schools

    New Delhi:  In a boost to unaided private schools, Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed a Delhi government order reserving 20 percent seats in St. Columba’s School for students belonging to economically weaker sections, saying it was done without proper consideration.

  • NIA opposes Italian Marines exemption plea in court

    New Delhi: The NIA today opposed in a Delhi court the pleas filed by two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, seeking exemption from personal appearance on the ground that charge sheet has not been filed in the case.

  • Summons issued to IO in Muzaffarnagar case

    Muzaffarnagar: A local court has issued summons to the investigating officer to appear in court and explain the progress made in the Shahnawaz murder case.

  • ‘Diplomat case becomes source of contention within Obama admn’

    Washington: The arrest of an Indian diplomat on charges of visa fraud in New York has become a major crisis in US-India relations and a source of contention within the Obama administration, according to an American media report.