Free Press Journal
  • Woman who wanted to meet Rahul Gandhi burnt to death

    Guwahati: A woman who had come to meet Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during his Assam tour Wednesday, but stayed outside the venue, was burnt to death by her husband, police said Saturday.

  • US court permits Sikh group to summon Manmohan Singh

    New York: A US federal judge in Washington has granted a  Sikh rights group’s plea to serve summons on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan  Singh in India in a case of alleged violation of human rights during his tenure.

  • Manipulation of opinion polls: EC asks Centre to take action

    New Delhi: Acting on a complaint by Congress on alleged manipulation of opinion polls by some organisations, the Election Commission has asked the Centre to take “appropriate action” in the matter.

  • Microsoft to give upgraded Windows for free?

    California: As Microsoft plans to wind up Windows 8.1 operating system next month, the firm plans to announce a free version of Windows in a bid to persuade customers to upgrade to latest versions.

  • It’s India’s batting vs Pakistan’s bowling: Abbas

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): Pakistan’s chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas feels it would be an intense contest between India’s famed batting and his team’s “stronger” bowling when the two sides clash in their much-anticipated Asia Cup match here tomorrow.

  • Bhullar moves into top-10; Kapur makes cut

    Centurion: Gaganjeet Bhullar put himself in a fine position for a top-10 finish as he carded a seven-under 65 to move to tied ninth place at the halfway stage of the Tshwane Open here.

  • PM seeks innovative solutions from industry groups for MSMEs

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked industry chambers and associations to come up with innovative solutions to address problems of the MSME sector and provide inputs for policy formulation.

  • Laser-activated drug delivery boon to tackle cancer

    New York: Here comes an innovative cancer-fighting method where custom-designed nanoparticles carry and release chemotherapy drugs directly to tumour cells when triggered by a two-photon laser in the infrared red wavelength.

  • Annual plans to states deferred till Lok Sabha polls

    Agartala: The annual plans for the fiscal year 2014-15 for states earmarked by the Planning Commission will be finalised after the general elections, officials said here Saturday.

  • Paswan meets Advani

    New Delhi:LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan today met BJP patriarch L K Advani, days after he announced his party’s tie-up with BJP for Lok Sabha polls.

  • Woman raped, murdered in Odisha

    Jajpur (Odisha): The body of a 25-year-old woman was recovered from Vyas Nagar in Jajpur district, police said today, suspecting it to be a case of sexual assault and murder.

  • UN relief agencies aid delivery to Syria

    United Nations: Humanitarian aid supplies have been delivered to a number of areas in Syria over the past few days, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said citing the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

  • 40 African nations at business conclave

    New Delhi: At least 40 African countries are expected to take part in an India-Africa business conclave March 9-11 that will focus on two-way trade and investment.

  • Social media can be used to monitor HIV risk, drug use

    New York: Real-time social media like Twitter could be used to track HIV incidence and drug-related behaviours with the aim of detecting and potentially preventing outbreaks, shows a study.

  • Bandh in Bhujbal’s constituency over Lok Sabha ticket

    Nashik: Yeola town in Nashik district observed a bandh today to express disappointment over NCP’s decision to field its Minister and local MLA Chhagan Bhujbal in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, and demand that he contest from his present Assembly seat.

  • UN relief agencies aid delivery to Syria

    United Nations: Humanitarian aid supplies have been delivered to a number of areas in Syria over the past few days, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said citing the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

  • 13 militants killed in Nigeria

    Lagos: Nigerian troops killed 13 Boko Haram militants and arrested 15  during a raid on their make-shift camp between two northeastern states that are suffering most from the Islamist group’s attacks, media reported.

  • Close brothel, orders Delhi court

    New Delhi: A special court here ordered shutting down of a brothel here and awarded one year jail term to a woman for pushing a girl into flesh trade.