Free Press Journal
  • Sheena Bora case: Indrani seeks bail on medical grounds

    Mumbai: Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, today oved an application in the special CBI court here seeking bail on medical grounds saying that she was suffering from frequent “blackouts”.

  • BMI not a correct measure of health

    Los Angeles: Body mass index or BMI is not a completely correct measure of health, and may be wrongly labelling millions of people as ‘unhealthy’, a new US study has found. Over the past few years, body mass index (BMI), a ratio of a person’s height and weight, has effectively become a proxy for whether a person is considered healthy.

  • Hema land row: Maha govt mulls tightening lease rules

    Mumbai: Facing heat over allotment of a prime piece of land to actress-turned-politician Hema Malini for a token rate here, BJP-led Maharashtra government has decided to tighten the land lease rules to ensure higher rates on allotment of state-owned plots.

  • Kudankulam n-reactor

    Power generation at KNPP suspended due to ‘steam-leak’

    Chennai: Barely a week after operations resumed following regular maintenance, power generation at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tirunelveli district has been suspended due to a “steam leak”.

  • Coal scam: Court summons HEPL, its three officials as accused

    New Delhi: Himachal EMTA Power Ltd (HEPL) and its three senior officials, including its two Directors, have been summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case for allegedly misrepresenting facts to acquire a coal block in West Bengal.

  • French purists vexed at demise of circumflex

    Paris: French linguistic purists have voiced online anger at the loss of one of their favourite accents – the pointy little “circumflex” hat that sits on top of certain vowels. A change in the spelling of some 2,000 French words will come into effect in new primary school textbooks being released for the start of the school year in September, the education ministry and publishers announced.

  • Registrations for Le 1s continue, second flash sale on Flipkart

    New Delhi: Global internet technology giant LeEco is on a roll for its record breaking registrations for its second flash sale of Le 1s on Flipkart. The response for LeEco’s value flagship device- the Le1s from consumers has been overwhelming.

  • Neha wins 3rd leg of Hero Women’s Professional Golf

    Kolkata: Local girl Neha Tripathi carded an ever-par 72 in the final round to win the third leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here today.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal’s defamatory remarks for political points: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today told Delhi High Court that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders had launched a “calculated” defamatory campaign against him and his family with “ulterior motives” to get political mileage.

  • Japan’s Mount Sakurajima erupts

    Tokyo: Mount Sakurajima in Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture erupted on Friday. There were no immediate reports on damage or injuries, Xinhua news agency reported. Lava erupted out of the Showa crater in the east of the volcano. Warning level for eruption was upgraded to level 3 from level 2, said the Japan Meteorological Agency, meaning individuals are forbidden to get close to the volcano.

  • BSE

    Sensex extends gains for 2nd day, up 278 pts on value-buying

    Mumbai: Market benchmark Sensex rose for a second straight day by surging over 278 points, led by a rally in recently beaten-down bluechip stocks, trimming weekly loss amid mixed Asian cues and a better start in Europe and firm US index futures ahead of jobs data.

  • No HC relief for Sanjay Dutt aide in 1993 bomb blasts case

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to grant interim relief of release from jail sought by 1993 bomb blasts convict Ibrahim Moosa Chauhan, who is currently undergoing sentence for supplying weapons to actor Sanjay Dutt at his residence.

  • Not looking for escape route but right to deliberate: Thakur

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has told them to fall in line and even though the BCCI is “not looking for an escape route” from the Lodha committee recommendations on reforms, its secretary Anurag Thakur today said the Board has “every right to deliberate” on the pros and cons of the report.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Pre-Budget talks: FM to meet state counterparts tomorrow

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet his state counterparts tomorrow as part of pre-budget consultation process. The minister, according to sources, may also discuss the preparatory work for roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), though currently the Constitution Amendment Bill for GST is stuck in Rajya Sabha.

  • I-T Dept cautions taxpayers against sharing PINs, passwords

    New Delhi: Income Tax Department today cautioned taxpayers not to share their PIN or password of mails saying it never ask for such details. In a statement the department said it is to ensure that taxpayers are aware the department does not seek confidential or financial information of the taxpayer over email.

  • Zimbabwe declares drought disaster

    Harare: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country hit by a drought. An estimated 2.4 million people — more than a quarter of the population — are now in need of food aid as the country has been experiencing abnormally low rainfall since last year, leading to the deaths of thousands of cattle whose grazing areas have become parched.

  • Rajat Gupta gets chance to void insider-trading conviction

    New York: In a relief to Rajat Gupta, the India-born former Goldman Sachs director, a US court has agreed to rehear his appeal to throw out his 2012 insider-trading conviction that landed him in jail. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan yesterday agreed to revisit its rejection of 67-year-old Gupta’s appeal, five weeks before his release from home confinement on March 13.