Free Press Journal
  • MCOCA accused granted bail in extortion case

    Mumbai: Citing the delay in trial, the Bombay High Court has granted bail to a suspected member of Ravi Pujari gang who spent seven years in jail after he was charged under the stringent MCOCA for allegedy threatening a businessman to pay extortion money. Justice Reveti Mohite-Dhere, while granting bail to Sadik alias Banta alias Salman Bangali on a bond of Rs one lakh recently, observed that the other accused in this case

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    No policy program, BJP only selling dreams: Sharad Yadav

    New Delhi: JD-U President Sharad Yadav today attacked the NDA government over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on addressing farmers’ woes, alleging that they are only “selling dreams” and have “no policy or programme”. “Policy is more important than intention. All governments have an intention to do public good. The issue is that whether the government has some policy and programmes to fulfill it not. This government has no road map,

  • Now check your yahoo account on Gmail

    New York: No matter how many email addresses you have, a new Gmail app makes it possible to see all your mail accounts (even @yahoo and @outlook) on Gmail itself.

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    Alcoholism may cut short your life by eight years

    London: Alcohol dependent patients die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction, warns a new study. The study, published in the journal European Psychiatry, highlights how alcoholism affects both mental and physical health and calls for early treatment for addiction.

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    How gender is determined in the brain

    New York: During prenatal development, the brains of most animals, including humans, develop specifically male or female characteristics. New research sheds light on how this process is triggered.

  • 20,000 UCs pending from 58 depts of Assam govt: CAG

    Guwahati: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) today slammed Assam government for failing to submit nearly 20,000 Utilisation Certificates pending from 58 departments, amounting to about Rs 12,000 crore, from 2001-02 to 2013-14. According to the CAG’s latest report on state finances for the year ended March 31, 2014, tabled in the assembly this week, 19,671 Utilisation Certificates (UCs), with respect to grants aggregating Rs 11,834.24 crore, are pending.

  • Two killed in accident at GAIL’s LPG pipeline in Telangana

    New Delhi: Two persons were killed in an accident at a LPG pipeline of state-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd at Suryapet in Telangana. The accident occurred when an instrumental ‘pig’, which is used to clean the pipeline, ejected out of the pipeline, killing the two persons standing at the mouth of the pipeline, an official said. There was no fire or blast, he added.

  • Gold, silver prices recover on renewed demand

    Mumbai: Snapping its three-day falling trend, gold prices regained smartly at the bullion market here today on fresh buying from jewellery stockists and traders amid ensuing seasonal demand. Silver also recovered and closed above Rs 38,100-level following heavy speculative offtake. Standard gold (99.5 purity) jumped by Rs 410 to close at Rs 26,630 per 10 grams from Wednesday’s closing level of Rs 26,220.

  • Govt taking steps for businesses to grow: Yashwant Sinha

    New Delhi: The government is taking several steps in order to spur the growth of businesses in the country, former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has said. “The government of the modern time needs to trust enterprises and then verify, and depart from the earlier practice of verify and then trust. We see that happening now in India and that is indeed an encouraging signal for businesses to grow,” Sinha

  • SEBI bars Bengal based agro firm to access capital market

    Kolkata: Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in a recent move barred West Bengal-based Polaris Agro Industries Ltd. (PAIL) and its directors from raising public money besides restricting its access to capital markets.

  • After 30 years on death row, US inmate freed

    New York: Anthony Ray Hinton, a man condemned to death in 1985 for killing two people in Alabama, has been freed after spending 30 years in jail for a crime that a new trial found he did not commit.

  • Human trial holds promise for novel cancer vaccines

    London: A small human trial has shown significant promise for developing anti-cancer vaccines and personalised cancer therapies in near future. In this case, three people with melanoma received vaccines designed to alert the immune system to mutated proteins found in their tumours. Vaccines made from mutated proteins found in tumours bolstered immune responses to cancer.

  • Al Shabaab warns Kenya of further attacks

    Mogadishu: Somalia-based militant group Al-Shabaab has warned Kenya of further attacks three days after the attack on the Kenyan university which has so far claimed 148 lives.

  • Indian-American physicians’ role praised by US lawmakers

    Washington: US lawmakers have lauded Indian- origin American physicians for their role in passage of a bill by the Congress that reformulates the way physicians are reimbursed for a government health insurance for seniors. Several US lawmakers – including Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, and Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American physician in the US Congress – praised them for their hard work and their constant efforts

  • Gunmen abduct four men in Philippines

    Manila: Unidentified gunmen abducted four men in the Philippines’ Maguindanao province, police said.  The incident occurred on March 29 but was reported to police only on Friday night, Xinhua news agency quoted the officials as saying.

  • Yoga is secular, rules US court

    Washington: Ruling that yoga taught in elementary schools is not a gateway to Hinduism and does not violate religious freedoms, a California appeals court has allowed it to continue.

  • Yemen crisis: Hadi loyalists push back rebels in port city of Aden

    London: Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi’s supporters have reportedly pushed back Shia Houthi rebels in the southern city of Aden, day after the rebels stormed the presidential palace in the city, officials said.

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    Hrithik, Shahid to perform at IPL opening night

    New Delhi: With megastar Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor set to perform, the IPL opening ceremony on April 7 in Kolkata promises to be a glitzy and glamorous affair. “Entertainers will descend on one stage to mark the start of the eighth season of the IPL with the evening’s proceedings being hosted by Saif Ali Khan,” BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.

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    David Becckham tops best celebrity father list

    London: Father of four, David Beckham has been voted as the top celebrity father in a recent poll, followed by Ozzy Osbourne and Jonathan Ross. Becks tops best celebrity father list Simon Cowell and Peter Andre were ranked 4th and 5th respectively in the list of best celebrity father, the Mirror reported.