Free Press Journal
  • Google Glass

    Google Glass helps cardiologists open blocked heart artery

    London: In a world’s first, a group of cardiologists has successfully used the eye-wearable device Google Glass to guide the opening up of a chronically blocked right coronary artery in the cardiac cath lab.

  • E-cigarette ads trigger use in young adults

    New York: Exposure to e-cigarette advertisements may enhance curiosity and usage among young adults, says a study. “Our study is the first randomized controlled study to show that forced exposure to e-cigarette advertising has an impact on long-term e-cigarette trial in a small number of users who have used it before,” said lead author Andrea Villanti.

  • Italy nabs mobsters plotting hit on interior minister

    Rome: Italy has thwarted a mobster plan to assassinate the country’s interior minister, arresting six Mafia bosses in the Sicilian town of Corleone, police said today. The six are close allies of ruthless Mafia king Salvatore “Toto” Riina, who is currently serving multiple life sentences for murder under Italy’s ultra-hard Article 41-bis prison regime, which isolates inmates completely.

  • Paris attack

    Paris attacks: Third body found in raided apartment

    Paris: A third body has been recovered from the apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis raided by police over the terrorist attacks in the French capital on November 13, prosecutors said on Friday.

  • Peter Mukherjea

    Sheena Bora case: Peter charged with murder, CBI gets custody

    Mumbai: Former media baron Peter Mukerjea, husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea in the Sheena Bora murder case, was today charged with murder, a day after his arrest and sent to CBI custody by a local court till Monday. The CBI, which arrested Peter yesterday in a sensational twist to the case, told the court of Metropolitan Magistrate that he was involved in conspiracy with his wife Indrani and had played an active

  • income tax

    ClearTax launches mobile app for e-filing of returns

    New Delhi: Income tax returns e-filing website ClearTax today said it has launched mobile application ‘TaxCloud’ to make the process of e-filing of returns more easier. “ClearTax recently launched the TaxCloud mobile application for CA firms. The tax cloud platform hits a key milestone of over 10,000 CA firms across India this November,” ClearTax said in a statement today.

  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

    Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti condemns Rawat’s cow slaughter comment

    Kolkata: Condemning the Uttarkhand Chief minister Harish Rawat’s comment regarding cow slaughter, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti today said that such kind of statements were not good for the country. “I feel that such kind of statements are not good for the country,” Jyoti told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here.

  • Coal Scam

    Coal scam: Court commence recording of statement of accused

    New Delhi: Five months after commencement of trial in a coal block allocation scam case, a special court today began recording statements of the accused Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL) and its two directors. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar completed recording the statements of two accused — JIPL and one of its directors R S Rungta, while recording of testimony of another accused, R C Rungta, would continue tomorrow.

  • Ramesh Chennithala

    Not complained against Sudheeran to Sonia: Chennithala

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala in a post on his Facebook page has denied media reports that he has complained against state Congress unit chief V.M. Sudheeran to party president Sonia Gandhi.

  • Gunmen hold 170 hostage at Mali hotel, three killed

    Bamako: At least three people were killed on Friday as gunmen took 170 people, including 20 Indians, hostage inside a five-star hotel in Mali’s capital city Bamako.

  • Delhi govt likley to extend Winter Session for Lokpal Bill

    New Delhi: The Delhi government is likely to extend the ongoing Winter Session to allow passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill which was cleared by the cabinet earlier this week. “The government will table the Bill next to next week and for that the Session needs to be extended as it is scheduled to end on November 28,” a senior official said.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar: Bihar’s ‘Mr Clean’ who humbled Narendra Modi

    Patna: He studied to be an engineer but ended up embracing politics. And in a state where many politicians are detested, Nitish Kumar – who took oath on Friday as Bihar’s chief minister – is widely recognized as a rare icon of simplicity and honesty.

  • prakash singh badal

    Joint efforts needed to bail out farmers: Punjab CM

    Chandigarh:  Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today underscored the need for joint efforts by state government and private entrepreneurs to bail out the farmers at this critical juncture, saying there is a need to ensure food security in the country. Interacting with a delegation of globally acclaimed agro and crop science giant Syngenta here, which was disbursing free agri-kits to 5,300 farmers of 12 districts of the state, Badal said the hard

  • Zero tolerance for IS in Pakistan: Asim Bajwa

    Islamabad: The Islamic State militant group is a threat to the entire world and there is zero tolerance for the IS in Pakistan, Director General of ISPR Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa has said.

  • Smriti Irani

    Smriti Irani’s degree row: Court asks EC, DU to bring records

    New Delhi: The Election Commission and Delhi University (DU) were today directed by a city court to bring the records of educational qualification of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani against whom a complaint was filed for allegedly giving false information in affidavits to the poll panel. Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain allowed the plea of the complainant seeking a direction to the officials of EC and DU to bring records of Irani’s educational qualification

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses industry leaders at the Guildhall in London. AFP

    Economy, terrorism, South China Sea on PM’s Southeast Asia agenda

    New Delhi: Business and economy, counter-terrorism and South China Sea issues will figure prominently during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s multilateral and bilateral engagements in Malaysia and Singapore from November 21 to 24.

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Prabhu orders probe in connection with exam for disabled

    New Delhi: An embarrassed Railways today cancelled an exam at 12 centres and ordered an inquiry after differently-abled aspirants faced a harrowing time as their examination centres were located in on higher floors in buildings with no lifts or ramps. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered a probe after it was alleged that many disabled candidates could not reach the centres yesterday for an online recruitment test which was held on the second and

  • Minor girl raped

    Five-year-old girl raped, brutally killed

    Kanpur: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by an unknown assailant, who smashed her head and dumped the body near Kanpur Railway Station, police said today. The victim is daughter of a rickshaw-puller, whose disrobed body was found this morning in an old building near railway tracks with her head smashed with a rock, Superintendent of Police (SP), Kanpur City (East), Dev Ranjan Verma said.

  • Closely following ex-priest’s death probe: Goa church

    Panaji: The influential Roman Catholic Church in Goa on Friday said it was “closely following” the case of the mysterious death of activist and ex-priest Bismarque Dias, now being probed by the Goa Police Crime Branch.