Free Press Journal
  • Battered Children

    It’s one of India’s worst kept secret. Across India, innocent children, some as young as two years are battered by their family members for flimsiest of reasons. Recently, in the US, the authorities took away the child of an Indian couple following severe injuries inflicted on the child. SHOMA A. CHATTERJI looks at the situation in India.

  • A Roof To Call One’s Own

    NITIN JUGRAN BAHUGUNA says that senior citizens are increasingly taking to India’s new old age homes which are swankier and liveable.

  • PM, The Economist in Action

    Speaks of three economic scenarios of “strong inclusive growth”, “insufficient action” and “policy logjam” and says the country needs close to one trillion dollar investment in infrastructure sector during the 12th Plan period.

  • Nationwide strike on Thursday

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Saturday gave a call for a nationwide strike on September 20 to protest against Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail ruining lives of lakhs of  Indian retailers and the diesel price hike fuelling a new spate of inflation.

  • Back to politics of reshuffling team after big reforms

    New Delhi : With the reforms agenda off his chest, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has gets down now to rejig a new team of ministers with whom he will rule over the next 20 months until the elections, amid indications that the reshuffle may come as early as next week.

  • Govt rethink on sedition law after outrcy

    New Delhi : A rethink has begun in the government to knock out the provision for “sedition” in the Indian Penal Code, following a nationwide outcry over the arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi in Mumbai a week ago.

  • Vajpayee’s nemesis, Sudarshan is dead

    Raipur : K S Sudarshan, who needled the then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and other BJP leaders during his nine-year tenure as RSS chief, died here on Saturday after a heart attack.

  • Now, drop boxes for complaints against cops!

    Mumbai : Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh has come out with a new idea to overcome the problem of poor response to his Grievance Redressal Day initiative. Complaint boxes will be installed at various public places so that citizens can bring their problems to the notice of senior police officials.

  • India warm up in style

    Dhoni, Irfan star as they beat Lanka by 26 runs in their first practice match

  • Kohli is ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year

    Colombo : India’s Virat Kohli was on Saturday rewarded for his dream run in the last 12 months as he was named the ODI Cricketer of the Year, while Kumar Sangakkara walked away with three honours, including the Cricketer of the Year, in the ICC annual awards function here.

  • BCCI decides to expand IPL, DC’s fate in court’s hand

    Chennai : With the BCCI-Deccan Chargers stand-off now becoming a legal battle, the Cricket Board on Saturday decided to add a new team for the coming IPL season, while leaving it to the court to rule on the beleaguered franchise’s participation.

  • Samuels ready to step-up for Windies

    Colombo : In-form top order batsman Marlon Samuels says he believes he will have a key role to play in the West Indies team for the ICC World T20 starting in Sri Lanka next week.

  • Govt orders probe into how Trivedi was booked for sedition

    Mumbai : Chastened by the outrage caused by arrest of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi for “sedition”, the Maharashtra government has now ordered an inquiry into how he came to be booked for the serious offense.

  • Stage set for Hamilton to scorch BKC roads

    Mumbai : Stage is set for Mumbai’s motorsports fans to witness Formula One star Lewis Hamilton scorching the roads of the Bandra Kurla Complex here today.

  • HC upholds ban on gutka, pan masala in Maharashtra

    MUMBAI : After nearly four days of continuous hearing the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld the state government’s decision imposing ban on gutka, pan masala products and dismissed the plea of manufacturers challenging ban.

  • No leads in senior citizen’s muder

    MUMBAI : A day after a senior citizen, Navraj Kwatra, was found murdered in Borivali’s LIC Colony, the police are yet to find any substantial leads in the case. 65-year-old Kwatra was son of writer Amrita Pritam.

  • No logjam in this Parliament

    MUMBAI : FDI in retail, rotting of food grains, uniform civil code, fiscal deficit etc. were discussed at the Youth Parliament-2012 held at the convention hall of the Bombay Stock Exchange on Saturday.

  • Muslim organisations cancel gatherings due to political pressure

     “Arranging a peaceful conference is our fundamental right but after the senior  police officials from Mumbai requested us to postpone the programme due to the tense  situation in the city we did it in interest of our city”  Aslam Ghazi, president Jamat-e-Islami

  • Young guns shine

    Live up to the expectations by winning Group 1 relegation play-off tie and help India stay in Group 1 for 2013 season