Free Press Journal
  • Russia sends four MiG-29K fighters to India

    Moscow: Russian aircraft maker MiG has delivered four MiG-29K/KUB ship-borne fighters to the Indian Navy under a contract concluded in 2010, the company said.

  • Pakistan issues orders to reopen YouTube

    Islamabad: Pakistan Saturday decided to reopen video-sharing website YouTube, which was blocked in September following the release of a movie termed blasphemous to Islam, an official said.

  • 130 dead in Ukraine’s cold snap

    Kiev: Freezing temperatures have taken the lives of at least 133 homeless people in Ukraine this month, a media report said Saturday.

  • BMC to manage 47 parking sites on its own from Jan 1

    Mumbai: The local civic body has informed the Bombay High Court it has taken a policy decision not to continue giving ‘pay and park’ facility at 47 locations in the metropolis to private contractors from January 1 and instead run the service with the help of its own staff.

  • Hyderabad police chief’s remark draws women’s ire

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad police chief’s remark Saturday that accused in almost all rape cases in the city were known to the victims has drawn the ire of women groups, who termed it “unacceptable” and contended that it amounts to justifying the heinous crime.

  • Five killed, 45 wounded in Karachi blast

    Islamabad: At least five people were killed and 45 injured Saturday in an explosion in a bus stand in Pakistan’s port city Karachi, a media report said.

  • Himachal High Court sets up panel on drug prices

    Shimla: Concerned over “inflated” prices of some life-saving drugs, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has constituted a committee of experts to guide the court on availability of cheap medicines.

  • Mohun Bagan thrown out of I-League, banned for next two editions

    New Delhi:  India’s oldest soccer club, Mohun Bagan, was Saturday kicked out of the I-League and banned from the next two editions by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for abandoning a match against East Bengal mid-way Dec 9 after crowd trouble.

  • The journey to death began with a movie…

    New Delhi: The gang-rape victim who died in Singapore was headed home after an evening of movie and fun with a friend two Sundays ago when they spotted a bus plying illegally on Delhi’s roads.

  • Muslim quota proposal triggers political storm

    Lucknow: The promise by the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) to move a resolution in the Uttar Pradesh assembly during the budget session in February 2013 to give Muslims a quota in government jobs and educational institutions has stirred a political storm in the state.

  • Left parties condole death of brave Delhi gang-rape victim

    New Delhi: Left parties today expressed grief at the death of the “brave young woman” victim of gang-rape and asked the government to ensure security of women and time-bound justice in cases of atrocities against them.

  • Dikshit booed at Jantar Mantar

    New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was booed by angry crowds at Jantar Mantar here Saturday when she went to the protest site to pay her tribute to the gang-rape victim who died in a Singapore hospital.

  • We have heard your voice, Sonia Gandhi tells protesters

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Saturday said the government had heard the people’s voice demanding an end to crime against women.

    “I want to assure you that your voice has been heard,” she said in a statement after the death of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim died in a Singapore hospital.

  • Delhi gang-rape: Peaceful protests to mourn death of gang-rape victim

    New Delhi: A series of peaceful marches and protests were held in the capital, including one at Jantar Mantar, to mourn the death of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim even as India Gate and Raisina Hill were kept out of bounds for people.

  • Ban skirts as school uniform: BJP legislator

    A BJP legislator in Rajasthan wants the state government to prohibit private schools from making girls wear skirts as uniform, citing it as the reason behind increased cases of sexual harassment.

  • India Gate, Raisina Hills closed for public,security beefed up

    New Delhi: Anticipating protests following the death of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim, Delhi Police on Saturday stepped up security in the capital closing India Gate and Raisina Hill for the public besides 10 Metro stations.

  • Mike Hussey to retire after Sydney Test against Sri Lanka

    Australian middle-order batsman Mike Hussey on Saturday announced that he will retire from Test cricket after the final match of the series against Sri Lanka at Sydney starting on January 3.