Free Press Journal
  • US wants only its snipers on building rooftops,India says ‘no’

    New Delhi: India has said a polite ‘no’ to the US for its proposal that only the American snipers be deployed on the rooftops of buildings overlooking Rajpath during the Republic Day parade where President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest.

  • HC quashes Lucknow authorities’ order fixing land rates

    Lucknow:  The Allahabad High Court today quashed a 2003 order of Lucknow district magistrate fixing circle rates of land and property while observing that it was “illegal and inoperative”.

  • Kiran Bedi

    Resentment stories exaggerated, BJP organised party: Bedi

    New Delhi: Describing BJP as an “amazing and organised” party, Kiran Bedi today dismissed as “exaggerated”reports of brewing resentment within it over her possible projection as the party’s chief ministerial candidate.

  • Drunk Chinese tries to open plane emergency exit

    Beijing:  A drunk Chinese man allegedly tried to open a plane’s emergency exit and quarreled with the on board crew as the jet prepared to land, in the latest incident of mid-air safety scare in the country.

  • Letter to Muslim leaders stirs controversy in UK

    London: Some Muslim groups in the UK today accused the government of singling out the community and making a far-right argument after a senior minister sent a letter to their leaders, asking them to explain how Islam “can be part of British identity”.

  • Afghan refugees seek 5-month extension to stay in Pak

    Peshawar: Afghan refugees today sought at least a five-month extension from the Pakistan government to continue their stay as the biting cold is making it difficult for them to return to Afghanistan.

  • Artificially intelligent Mario play his own game!

    London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that allows Mario, a popular video-game character, to learn about his environment, experience emotions and respond to voice commands.

  • Lakhvi to stay in jail for one more month

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack – will remain in jail for another month after the Pakistan government extended his detention under a public security law amid a row with India over granting him bail in the 26/11 case.

  • Pak-origin UK man pleads guilty to beheading wife

    London: A Pakistani-born British man today pleaded guilty to beheading his wife in a gruesome attack in which he repeatedly stabbed her and broke both her arms.

  • Probability of death by NCDs has gone up in India: WHO

    Geneva: The probability of Indians dying pre-maturely from non-communicable diseases like cancer and diabetes has marginally increased, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today, asking, “India has reached the space age but what about its people.”

  • Jealous daughter forces mother to abort second child

    Beijing:  A woman in China was forced to terminate her pregnancy after her 13-year-old daughter threatened to commit suicide fearing that the newborn will become the favourite of her parent.

  • Coalscam: Working of PMO officials not above board, says Court

    New Delhi: The working of Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) during the UPA regime today came in for sharp criticism by a special court which said the functioning of PMO officials “does not appear to be above board” in a coal blocks allocation case.

  • Cyber security

    Cybercriminals targeting LinkedIn users, says Symantec

    New Delhi: Cybercriminals are now targeting LinkedIn users by scamming them into sharing their credentials by sending out mails claiming to be from the support team of the world’s largest professional networking firm, security software firm Symantec warned today.

  • Sensex, Nifty rise to over 6-week high; Wipro jumps 5 pc

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today jumped 140.12 points to end at over six-week high of 28,262.01 led by sharp gains in tech major Wipro and bluechips from banking and auto, shrugging off weak cues from China where stocks suffered their biggest drop since 2008.

  • Regulation suffers from legacy of weak institutions: Chawla

    New Delhi: Observing that regulations in the country suffer from a “legacy of weak institutions”, CCI chief Ashok Chawla today pitched for an over-arching legislation to ensure uniformity in economic regulations to the extent possible.

  • Supreme Court

    HC stays its order to SC registry on data on cases reserved

    New Delhi:  Delhi High Court today stayed a single judge’s order directing Supreme Court registry to provide information to an RTI activist regarding cases whose judgements have been pending after being reserved.