Free Press Journal
  • Fab India

    Voyeurism case: 7 Fabindia officials get anticipatory bail

    Panaji: A Goa court today granted interim anticipatory bail to seven officials of Fabindia, including its CEO and MD, till April 23 in connection with the voyeurism case. District court judge Desmond D’Costa granted the interim relief to Fabindia’s Managing Director William Bissel, Chief Executive Officer Subrata Dutta and five other officials, their lawyer Raju Poulekar said.

  • Lakhvi

    2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to be released

    Lahore: A Pakistani court today suspended the Punjab government’s detention order against 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi under a public security act and ordered his immediate release. Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq of Lahore High Court suspended the detention of 55-year-old Lakhvi under Maintenance of Public Order after the government failed to present sensitive records against him in the court. The judge ordered Lakhvi to submit two surety

  • Sex crimes influenced by genes in families: Study

    London: Close male relatives of men convicted of sexual offences are more likely to commit the same types of crimes, Swedish scientists have found. This is due to genetic factors rather than shared family environment, says the team from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and Oxford University.

  • Satyam case

    Satyam case shamed us for our poor corporate regulation

    The seven-year sentence for accounting fraud, awarded to B Ramalinga Raju, founder-chairman of the multi-crore Satyam Computer Services Ltd by a special CBI court in Hyderabad on Thursday marks the culmination of the first stage in one of the biggest corporate scandals involving an Indian company.

  • ‘Decision makers need not balance science versus nonsense on GM crops’

    The moment you say GM food, you see a phalanx of activists lining up to shoot down any discussion on allowing it in India. But many scientists and some ecologists point to the benefits available from adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops. Several of them are now getting heard, their voices rising above the din.

  • Gunmen storm Afghan provincial attorney’s office, four killed

    Kabul: At least four people were killed and several others wounded when gunmen attacked the provincial appellate attorney’s office building in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of the northern Afghan province of Balkh on Thursday, an official source said.

  • Saina drops a place to World No. 2

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal’s stay at the top of the table was cut short as she dropped a place to be World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released today. The Olympic bronze-medallist had reached a career best World No.1 last week but owing to her loss in the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier semifinals, Saina dropped a position in the list.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Statement of one political group not binding on other: Rijiju

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that the rehabilitation issue of Kashmiri Pandits is a process under consultation, adding that the statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed with regards to the matter was not binding on the BJP.

  • moon

    Earth and Moon came from same material: Scientists

    New York: Sharing a fresh view of how the Moon was formed, a team of scientists at University of Maryland has generated a new isotopic fingerprint — the geological equivalent of a DNA “fingerprint” — of the Moon suggesting that the Earth and its satellite were formed from the same foreign body.

  • IS 200 Yazidi prisoners, Iraq

    IS frees 200 Yazidi prisoners in Iraq

    London : Islamic State (IS) has reportedly released 200 Yazidis who were being held in northern Iraq, Kurdish security officials said. General Hiwa Abdullah said that most of the 216 prisoners, including 40 children, were in poor health and showed signs of abuse, reported the BBC. The Yazidis were targeted by the terror group last year as they swept through Iraq, killing and abducting thousands. Reports said that many of the prisoners were “too exhausted

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Sangakkara named Wisden’s Leading Cricketer of the Year for second time

    Johannesburg : Sri Lanka veteran batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been declared as the leading cricketer of the year in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack. Sangakkara became the second cricketer after India’s Virender Sehwag to earn the honour twice by Wisden. The left-handed batsman had a terrific 2014 season as he scored an all-time record 2,868 international runs, including a triple century.

  • Yemen

    29 Sri Lankans return from Yemen

    Colombo: Twenty-nine Sri Lankans have returned back from the strife-torn country of Yemen, an official said.  The people arrived at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport on Wednesday night, Xinhua reported.  Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera termed the return of the citizens a “major victory for the government”.  “The safe return of these nationals is also a major victory for the government as they have returned back just days after war broke out in

  • Shiv Sena, protest

    Shiv Sena steps up attack on author Shobha De

    Mumbai: In a vitriolic attack against Shobha De for opposing mandatory screening of Marathi films, Shiv Sena today said had Bal Thackeray not done “dadagiri” to preserve Marathi culture, her forefathers would “have been born in Pakistan” and she would have “attended Page-3 parties in a burqa”. De, reacting to Maharshtra government’s controversial move to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films in the prime time slot, had earlier tweeted: “I love Marathi

  • Turkish journalists may face jail for Charlie Hebdo cover

    Ankara: Turkey’s Cumhuriyet newspaper says two of its journalists have been charged with “openly insulting the people’s religious values” for featuring French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cover with the image of the Prophet Muhammad in their columns. The pro-secular newspaper said today that columnists Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya could be sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison if convicted.

  • Ebola Vaccination

    This quick-acting Ebola vaccine will show effect with just one dose

    Washington : Scientists have developed a quick and safe Ebola vaccine, that shows its effect against the Ebola strain with just one dose. Created by an interdisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Profectus BioSciences, Inc., the vaccine, effective against Ebola Zaire with a single dose in a nonhuman primate model, has been undergoing testing in the Galveston National Laboratory, the only fully operational Biosafety Level 4 laboratory

  • Rajasthan Royals

    Rajasthan Royals face Kings XI Punjab at new home ground

    Pune: Rajasthan Royals would look to adapt quickly to their new ‘home ground’ when they lock horns with last season’s runner-up Kings XI Punjab in their campaign opener in the Indian Premier League here tomorrow. The Royals, who have three 2015 World Cup winners in Shane Watson, Steven Smith and Jame Faulkner, would look to Chris Morris, their costliest buy at Rs 1.4 crore, for a positive start. Morris was bought for his all-round skills

  • IS

    French network’s channels hacked by group claiming IS ties

    Paris: A French television network has been hacked by people claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group. The hackers briefly cut transmission of 11 channels belonging to TV5 Monde and took over its websites and social media accounts. The channel’s director, Yves Bigot, said this morning the attack was continuing. He told RTL radio that the network has restored its signal but can only broadcast recorded programmes.

  • Sikh

    Sikh group seeks prosecution of Modi in Canada for 2002 riots

    Toronto: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada next week, a Sikh rights group has filed a complaint with the country’s Attorney General seeking criminal proceedings against him for alleged offences during the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat. Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has filed the 16-page complaint asking Canadian Attorney General and Minister of Justice Peter Mackay to “bring charges or to consent to charges” being sought against Modi for allegedly “aiding and

  • Ebola

    Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: researcher

    Tokyo: A Japanese research team said today it had developed a field test for Ebola that gives results in just over 11 minutes — down from the 90-minute test used now. The breakthrough by Nagasaki University’s Institute of Tropical Medicine will allow medics to move much more quickly in treating people with the hemorrhagic fever, Professor Jiro Yasuda told AFP.

  • Breast Cancer

    Scientists may have uncovered `fountain of youth` while researching breast cancer

    Washington : Researchers recently stumbled upon the “fountain of youth” while conducting the breast cancer research. It was found in the mammary glands of genetically modified mice. A research team led by Professor Rama Khokha has found that when two factors that control tissue development are removed, people could avoid the impact of aging.