Free Press Journal
  • Coal Scam

    SC surprised over CBI dealing with closure reports

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed surprise over the CBI arriving at a decision to file a closure report in a given case and then going for further probe to examine a particular angle and said this was “a peculiar manner of investigation”. “What is the purpose of further investigation when you are taking a call for filing a closure report. This is a peculiar manner of investigation,” a bench comprising

  • Arun Jaitley

    Need to differentiate between “errors and corruption”: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Stressing on the need to differentiate between “errors and corruption” in bureaucratic decision making, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley today said the government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act. “The Law Commission has sent its recommendations that in the changed environment it (Prevention of Corruption Act 1988) requires a relook,” Jaitley said at a CII event here. “Therefore, a large number of criminal cases, both against industry and decision makers,

  • Coal Scam

    HC seeks govt response on Sarda plea for time to remove coal

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today sought government’s response on Sarda Energy and Minerals Ltd’s plea challenging a notification directing the company to remove by April 8 all its coal stock from a mine in Chhattisgarh earlier alloted to it. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to the Coal Ministry as well as Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd, the new allotee of the mine, seeking their responses by tomorrow on the plea of Sarda

  • Slim chance of RBI rate cut: Experts

    Mumbai: Financial industry experts on Monday ruled out any relief from high interest rates in the upcoming monetary policy review by the apex bank scheduled for April 7.  The Reserve Bank of India is scheduled to announce its first bi-monthly policy review for 2015 on April 7.

  • Chance for Bengaluru FC to consolidate in I-League

    Bengaluru:  With little time for recovery, Bengaluru FC gear up for their third match in seven days as they host Mumbai FC in the I-League here on Tuesday, hoping to break the spell of three draws in the previous clashes.

  • Delhi, Manipur win in hockey nationals

    Pune:  Delhi slammed in 18 goals against Andaman & Nicobar while Namdhari XI and Manipur, too, registered victories in the 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship here today. In a one-sided match, Delhi scored as early as the first minute when Simpinder Singh beat the goalkeeper all ends up. This was immediately followed by Lalit slamming in the second. Delhi scored the third goal in the 10th minute through Satinder Dalal. Delhi added

  • Sunil Narine

    Sunil Narine attracts attention at KKR’s training session

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders’ mystery spinner Sunil Narine was the cynosure of all eyes during their training session here today as the West Indian bowled with his remodelled action under the watchful eyes of coach Trevor Bayliss at the Eden Gardens. On a day a full-strength KKR camp turned up for practice, Narine spent about half an hour bowling to the likes of Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan.

  • Rajeev Shukla

    Rajiv Shukla named IPL chairman

    Mumbai: Rajeev Shukla was appointed the new chairman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council on Monday, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release said.

  • IPL sign Magicbricks.com as associate sponsor

    New Delhi: Digital real estate company Magicbricks.com on Monday signed a deal with Indian Premier League (IPL) as their associate sponsor.

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    IPL inaugural’s music copyright issue unresolved

    Kolkata: With only a day to go for the Indian Premier League (IPL) inaugural, the row between an official body that works to protect the rights of artists and the organisers of the tournament’s opening ceremony remains unresolved over paying of fees for playing music at the programme slated for Tuesday.

  • Kenya names law graduate as gunman in student massacre

    Nairobi:  Kenya authorities have named one of the gunmen who killed 148 people in a university massacre as an ethnic Somali Kenyan national and law graduate, highlighting the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab’s ability to recruit within the country. Interior ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka said high-flying Abdirahim Abdullahi was “a university of Nairobi law graduate and described by a person who knows him well as a brilliant upcoming lawyer”.

  • Saina skips Singapore Open, Srikanth leads Indian charge

    Singapore: Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has withdrawn from USD 300,000 Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament to recharge her batteries after competing at the highest level for the last few weeks.The Indian ace had a hectic last month as she competed at the All England Championship, India Open Super Series and Malaysia Open Super Series Premier.

  • Effects of smoking may be seen in unborn babies

    London: The harmful effects of maternal smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of babies in the womb, according to researchers who studied 4-D ultrasound scans of foetuses. Researchers at Durham and Lancaster universities said the findings of their pilot study added weight to existing evidence that smoking is harmful to foetuses and warrantedfurther investigation.

  • Britain prepares for Camilla as next Queen

    London: Nearly half of the British public thinks that Prince Charles’ wife Camilia should become Queen when the Prince of Wales succeeds Queen Elizabeth II to the country’s throne, according to a new opinion poll. The survey, released before the couple’s 10th wedding anniversary this week, shows how public opposition to Duchess of Cornwall, has softened as she has become one of the key figures of Britain’s royal family.

  • Narendra Modi

    “Five-star activism” a red herring

    One may disagree with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on some of the things he said at the conference of state chief justices in New Delhi on Sunday but that he flagged some issues and spoke freely without reservations is as it should be.

  • New app,

    New app to help solve fertility issues in women

    Washington: A new mobile app can help women struggling with fertility problems identify the potential causes and find solutions. The subscription-based service is a personalised health programme for women that works to identify a variety of underlying factors that could be contributing to the issue at hand. According to the app’s founder and CEO Kirsten Karchmer, many women do not realise that if they have a short cycle – 26 days or less

  • Husbands find moms-in-law gorgeous than their wives

    London: This may well sweep many an Indian husband off his feet — and evoke jealousy among some spouses — but a British survey has found that several married men felt their mothers-in-law were more attractive than their wives.

  • Jamaat leader loses final appeal against execution

    Dhaka: A top leader of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party in Bangladesh today lost his final bid to overturn his death sentence for war crimes and mass killing committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan, triggering violence in which a protester was killed. The Supreme Court upheld its previous verdict on Muhammad Quamaruzzaman, rejecting his plea for reviewing his death sentence.

  • HIGH COURT

    Why ban only slaughter of cows and bulls? HC asks

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra government the reason for banning slaughter, possession and consumption of cows, bulls and bullocks only and not including other animals in the ban under the state’s animal preservation laws. A division bench of justices V M Kanade and A R Joshi was hearing a bunch of petitions challenging a provision under section 5 (d) of the recently amended Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act which