Free Press Journal
  • Aircel-Maxis case: Court summons Dayanidhi Maran and others

    New Delhi: A special 2G court today issued summons to ex-telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran, Kalanithi’s wife Kavery Kalanithi , K Shanmugam, Managing Director of South Asia FM Ltd (SAFL), and two firms SAFL and Sun Direct TV Pvt Ltd (SDTPL) in a money laundering case related to the Aircel-Maxis deal.

  • Are hookup websites helping spread HIV?

    New York: A large number of newly HIV diagnosed men in the US believe that they contracted the infection from a partner they met online, new research has found. More than 60 percent of men in a US state who have sex with men (MSM) diagnosed with HIV in 2013 reported meeting sexual partners online in the preceding year, the findings showed. “This is a statewide study that included nearly all individuals

  • Murthal gangrape: I saw women being dragged into fields, eye witness

    Murthal: The first eyewitness in the case of the mass gang rape of women on National Highway No.1 during the Jat reservation agitation, came forward on Friday saying that the women were assaulted by a group of youngsters who came on motorcycles and dragged into the fields.

  • BJP backs Goa govt’s decision to hold Defexpo

    Panaji: Amid allegations of land acquisition by the Opposition, the BJP in Goa today said that it stands by  the state government’s decision to hold Defence Expo in the state. “There is no opposition for (holding) Defence Expo in the state. Only few people are trying to create problems. But majority of the people want Defence Expo to happen,” Goa BJP unit president Vinay Tendulkar said. BJP workers have decided to scuttle the opposition as the event would span only

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    SBI employees threaten to go on strike on Budget Day

    New Delhi: In a filing to the BSE, State Bank of India reported that some officers are threatening to go on strike on February 29, the day when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget proposals for 2016-17.

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    Court stops extradition of honour killing accused to India

    Toronto: A Canadian court has stopped the extradition of a woman and his brother to India to face trial for the honour killing of her daughter over concerns that they may not get justice in the country. Malkit Sidhu and brother Surjit Badesha, accused in the slaying of Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu, have been granted a judicial review by the British Columbia Appeal Court of the extradition order on grounds that they may not receive a fair trial in India, CBC

  • Karisma files dowry harassment case against Sanjay Kapur

    New Delhi: The on-going divorce case of Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor and her estranged husband Sanjay Kapur just took an uglier turn, with the actress filing a dowry harassment case against him and his mother Rani Sunder Kapur.

  • South Korea to send anti-North Korea leaflets

     Seoul: South Korea’s military plans to send anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border into North Korea, an official has said. The plan is the latest in a series of punitive measures against North Korea over its recent provocations, Yonhap news agency said.  “The anti-North flyers could be scattered from around March when the wind starts to blow northward,” the official said, without laborating the scale of the leaflet campaign.

  • I was beaten up, injured in court before police: Kanhaiya

    New Delhi: JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar has told a Supreme Court-appointed lawyers’ probe panel that he was beaten up, pushed to the ground and injured by men in lawyers’ robes before the police, when he was brought to the Patiala House court premises on February 17. “When the police brought me inside the court’s gate, a mob of men in lawyers’ robes attacked me. It appeared as if they were ready to attack

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    Digvijay gets bail in MP recruitment scam case

    Congress leader Digvijay Singh was today granted bail by a Bhopal court in connection with Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha secretariat recruitment scam case.
    Update at 1300 hrs

  • Immune cell protein discovery can help fight cancer

    Sydney: Australian researchers have discovered how a protein works to boost the body’s natural-killing immune cells — a type of white blood cell which hunts and destroys foreign cells in the body, including tumours, breast and colon cancer and melanoma cells. The protein called “ID2” works as a switch that can also be manipulated to fight viral infections or to help patients whose immune systems have not developed properly because their bodies lack

  • WTO ruling against Paris pact: Greenpeace backs India

    New Delhi – Supporting India’s decision to challenge WTO ruling which held the government’s power purchase agreements with solar firms as “inconsistent”, Greenpeace today said the ruling “violates” the spirit of
    Paris climate change agreement.

  • Syria battlefields mostly calm as truce takes hold

    Damascus: Calm prevailed today across much of war-ravaged Syria on the first day of a landmark ceasefire, as a task force led by Moscow and Washington prepared to begin monitoring the truce. On the stroke of midnight, firing stopped in suburbs around the capital and the devastated northern city of Aleppo, AFP correspondents said, after a day of intense Russian air strikes on rebel bastions across the country.  The nationwide cessation of hostilities,

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    Indian hockey team to attend coaching camp in March-April

    Bengaluru: The Indian men’s hockey team will undergo a month-long coaching camp to prepare for the upcoming tournaments at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre here from March 7 to April 8.

  • Cybercrime shot up significantly in 2015: Report

    Bengaluru: Multinational computer technology company Dell on Saturday warned that cybercrime increased significantly around the world in 2015 despite organisations deploying end-to-end security solutions perfectly.

  • Oz marathon runner Pat Farmer visits Sabarmati Ashram at halfway mark

    Ahmedabad: Australian ultra-marathoner Pat Farmer, who embarked on a 60-day ‘Spirit of India Run’ to Kashmir from Kanyakumari last month, marked his halfway point with a visit to the home of one of India’s greatest leaders. On the way to Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat, Farmer and his crew stopped by Sabarmati Ashram – the home where Mahatma Gandhi developed his plans for an independent India. “Today I had the

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    UBL starts beer supply from acquired Rajasthan brewery

    New Delhi: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya-led United Breweries (UBL) has commenced supply of beer from a brewery in Rajasthan it acquired in 2014. In a BSE filing, United Breweries said it has commenced “supplies of beer upon commissioning of the company’s brewery located at Shahjahanpur, Rajasthan”.

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    New president vows to make people proud of FIFA

    Zurich: Gianni Infantino, in his first comments after being elected the new FIFA president here, said he will work to restore credibility to world football’s governing body after the scandals that toppled predecessor Sepp Blatter after 18 years in the post.