Free Press Journal
  • Arrest warrants for 33 Bangladesh opposition members

    Dhaka: A Bangladesh court on Monday issued arrest warrants for 33 opposition members in connection with a January bomb attack during an anti-government demonstration here.

  • EU launches navy operation against migrant-traffickers

    Luxembourg: The European Union launched a naval operation today to try to stop human-traffickers from bringing migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe in unseaworthy boats, a lucrative and at times deadly practice. More than 100,000 migrants have entered Europe so far this year, with some 2,000 dead or missing during the perilous quest to reach the continent. Dozens of boats set off from lawless Libya each week, with Italy and Greece bearing the

  • Phone data

    Smartphones harmful for people with pacemaker

    Berlin: People with pacemaker should keep a safe distance from smartphones to avoid unwanted painful shocks or pauses in function, a new study has warned. “Pacemakers can mistakenly detect electromagnetic interference (EMI) from smartphones as a cardiac signal, causing them to briefly stop working,” said Dr Carsten Lennerz, first author and cardiology resident in the Clinic for Heart and Circulatory Diseases, from the German Heart Centre.

  • US court issues show-cause notice to Sahara in $350-mn lawsuit

    New York: In fresh troubles for Sahara, a US court has issued show-cause notice to the group in connection with a USD 350 million lawsuit seeking attachment of its two prized hotel assets here — Plaza and Dream Downtown. The lawsuit has been filed by Hong Kong-based JTS Trading Ltd, which had proposed to partner UAE-based Trinity White City Ventures and arrange loans from Swiss banking giant UBS to acquire the crisis-ridden Indian

  • Muhammad Hafeez

    Pakistan all-rounder Hafeez’s bowling action reported again

    Galle (Sri Lanka): Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported again with a suspected illegal bowling action during the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, which the visiting side won by 10 wickets here.

  • Dhoni unable to deliver because of dressing room environmentag

    Ranchi: Chanchal Bhattacharya, the childhood coach of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Monday said the Ranchi lad maybe is unable to deliver results expected of him as skipper because of the prevailing atmosphere in the dressing room.

  • Diego-Maradona

    Maradona to stand for FIFA presidency – report

    Paris: Diego Maradona will stand for the presidency of scandal-tainted FIFA presidency, a Uruguayan journalist who presents a television show with the Argentine football legend, said today. “‘I am candidate’ are the words that Diego Maradona used when I asked him about the candidacy for the FIFA presidency,” journalist Victor Hugo Morales said on Twitter.

  • liquor bottles seized

    Minister orders crackdown on illegal liquor dens in Thane

    Mumbai: In the wake of the Malad hooch tragedy that has claimed nearly hundred lives so far, Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde today said he has ordered wiping out of the ‘haath bhattis’ (furnaces) in Thane district, where hooch is distilled.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee ends 3 paise higher at 63.52 against US dollar

    Mumbai: Extending gains for the fourth straight day, the rupee moved up by three paise to close at 63.52 against the American currency on persistent selling of dollars by banks and exporters on hopes of resumption of foreign capital inflows.

  • Gold

    Gold drifts on demand slowdown; Greek debt deal weighs

    Mumbai: Gold prices dropped further at the domestic bullion market here today due to sluggish demand at existing levels as well as stockists selling amid a weak overseas trend. Silver also moved down owing to lacklustre industrial offtake. Standard gold (99.5 purity) slumped by Rs 150 to finish at Rs 26,635 per 10 grams from last Saturday’s closing level of Rs 26,785.

  • Extroverts less likely to adopt green lifestyles

    London: Extroverts are less likely to adopt green lifestyles because they are distracted by their social life, activities and other people, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth Business School, UK, conducted a study of 204 people aged over 50 to see if personality type affects how green a person is.

  • David Cameron

    Cameron threatened to ‘close down’ BBC, says editor

    London: BBC’s political editor has claimed that Prime Minister David Cameron while campaigning for the May 7 general elections had threatened to “close down” the organisation.

  • Ansari row: Govt apologises for Ram Madhav’s criticism

    New Delhi: The government today apologised for BJP leader Ram Madhav’s criticism of Vice President Hamid Ansari’s absence at the Yoga Day celebrations here over which the Congress accused it of playing “divisive” politics. Union Minister Shripad Naik cited protocol to say that the Vice President can’t be invited to an event where the Prime Minister is chief guest amid reports that the government is upset with the needless controversy triggered by Madhav’s

  • Lalit Modi

    Congress accuses Jaitley of influencing ED over Lalit Modi case

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday accused the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of influencing the Enforcement Directorate over the Lalit Modi case, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask for the resignation of top ministers involved in the case for an unbiased investigation.

  • No bail to French woman accused in Chilean senator killing: HC

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today refused to grant interim bail to a French woman facing extradition to Chile for her alleged participation in the assassination of Chilean senator Jaime Guzman Errazuriz on April 1, 1991. Vacation judge Justice R K Gauba did not pass any interim order, saying the matter has to be heard by the regular bench which was also hearing Verhoeven Marie Emmanuelle’s plea challenging her arrest in February this

  • PDP, BJP

    Coalition govt in state has ‘failed’ on all fronts: Congress

    Jammu: Accusing the PDP-BJP coalition government of “failing” on all fronts, the state Congress today said it will “collapse” any time soon. “Where is the government, it does not exist anywhere, it’s the coalition between few people who joined hands for the lust of power. Though we want this government to complete its tenure, but it will collapse at any time,” Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president Ghulam Ahmed Mir told