Free Press Journal
  • Acharia, Baby figure in CPI-M’s second list for polls

    New Delhi: Names of CPI(M)’s Lok Sabha leader Basudeb Acharia, Politburo member M A Baby and several sitting MPs figure in the second list of 49 candidates for the upcoming elections in the party’s strongholds of Tripura, West Bengal and Kerala released today.

  • NHRC recommends extensive review of Delhi juvenile homes

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday recommended an in-depth security review of juvenile homes here after it confirmed incidents of drug abuse, sexual assault and violence in one such home.

  • Treason trial: Musharraf does not turn up in court

    Islamabad:  Embattled former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf today failed to appear before a special court for his indictment in the high treason trial citing security concerns.

  • Train services disrupted in Kamrup district

    Rangiya (Assam): Train services were disrupted today after agitated locals blocked the railway tracks following a mishap at an unmanned railway crossing at Boko in Assam’s Kamrup (Rural) district, officials said.

  • TNA rejects Lanka govt’s accusation of stalling talks

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party has dismissed the government’s stance blaming it for the stalled direct negotiations to hammer out a political settlement to the island’s ethnic conflict.

  • Woman police officer suspended for proceeding to Sudan

    Chennai: A woman police officer has been suspended in the wake of her proceeding to Sudan for a UN mission under Central government deputation, even after the Tamil Nadu government asked the centre to cancel her visit.

  • SKM unveils election symbol

    Gangtok: Sikkim Krantikari Morcha today unveiled the party’s election symbol, a table lamp, at its first public meeting since the election dates were announced.

  • SIBLAC submits objections to MoEF proposal

    Gangtok: With the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests proposing to curtail the buffer eco  sensitive zones around national parks for Sikkim in its draft notifications issued recently, Sikkim Bhutia Lepcha Apex Committee (SIBLAC) has filed its objection to the draft notification.

  • ‘Big data’ collection from Google can be misleading: Study

    Washington: A significant research has put ‘big data’ collections from platforms such as Google, Twitter and Facebook in the dock, stating that campaigns and companies can manipulate these platforms to ensure their products or issues are trending.

  • Treson trial: Musharraf does not turn up in court

    Islamabad: Embattled former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf today failed to appear before a special court for his indictment in the high treason trial citing security concerns.

  • BJP’s list for Delhi expected Saturday

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s list for Lok Sabha candidates for Delhi is expected Saturday, party sources said.

  • Poll code violation case against BSP

    Muzaffarnagar: A case of violation of model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha polls was registered against BSP here today for allegedly distributing food packets tovoters during an election rally at Chapar village in the district.

  • New robot that moves like a fish

    Washington: MIT scientists have developed an autonomous robotic fish that can execute escape manoeuvres, convulsing its body to change direction in just a fraction of a second, or almost as quickly as a real fish can.

  • Inflation eases to 9-month low of 4.68% in Feb

    New Delhi: Inflation fell to nine-month low of 4.68 per cent in February due to easing prices of kitchen staples like onion and potato, creating some headroom for RBI to cut interest rate in its forthcoming monetary policy.

  • Reliance Life targets Rs.2,000 crore business

    Chennai:  Mumbai based Reliance Life Insurance Company Limited wanted to close this fiscal with a new business premium of around Rs.1,800 crore and target for the next fiscal would be around Rs.2,000 crore, a top company official has said.