Free Press Journal
  • IPS SA Ibrahim takes over as IB chief

    Indian Police Service officer S.A. Ibrahim Tuesday took over as chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), becoming the first from the country’s main minority community to hold the post.

  • A pensive India, at stroke of midnight hour

    The death of a young Delhi woman who had been savagely raped and tortured cast a long shadow over New Year’s Eve celebrations not just in the national capital but across India with subdued introspection taking over wild parties in many places.
    There were those who partied of course, in homes and in pubs, but the celebrations were muted. And at the stroke of the midnight hour, there were not so many crackers heard.

  • Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan

    A Taliban leader has been killed in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, the NATO-led coalition forces confirmed on Tuesday.

  • US fiscal cliff deal reached; Senate to vote today

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and Republicans sealed a budget deal late Monday night to avert the fiscal cliff that would prevent a middle-class tax hike from hitting 98 per cent of all Americans, a senior White House official said.

  • Pak, China sign contract for manufacturing Al-Khalid-I tank

    Islamabad: Pakistan and China have signed a deal for manufacturing the Al-Khalid-I main battle tank, the latest version of the combat vehicle jointly developed by the two “all-weather” friends.

  • Bera, Gabbard to be sworn in on Jan 3

    Washington: Indian-Americans Ami Bera and Tulsi Gabbard would be sworn in as members of the US House of Representatives later this week, much to the delight of the small but powerful community in the country.

  • Subway death: Indian man cremated in NY

    New York: A 46-year old Indian immigrant, who was killed after being pushed by a woman onto the subway train tracks, was cremated here in the presence of his friends and business partners.

  • Clinton treated with blood thinners to dissolve clot

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was treated with blood thinners to dissolve the clot in her head and doctors were confident the top American diplomat will make a full recovery.

  • Gangrape:Swabhimaan Sanghtan want harsh punishment for accused

    Mumbai: The Swabhimaan Sanghtan-led by Nitesh Rane is of the view that the Delhi-gangrape accused should not be let away with a mere death penalty and instead should undergo similar pain that the 23-year-old paramedic sufffered owing to massive internal injuries.

  • Bangalore: Mentally challenged 17-year-old raped

    Bangalore: A 17-year-old mentally-challenged teenaged girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour at Machanayakanahalli in Banagalore, police said on Tuesday.

  • Man murders girl; angry villagers lynch him

    Chikmagalur: A suspected mentally challenged man allegedly murdered a three-year-old girl in Billur village in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur district and, in turn, was lynched by angry locals today, police said.

  • Narayanasamy blames TN for fishermen’s plight

    Puducherry: Union Minister of State V Narayanasamy today blamed the Tamil Nadu government for its “inaction” to facilitate a dialogue between Indian fishermen and their counterparts in Sri Lanka.

  • India, Pak exchange list of nuke installations

    New Delhi: For the twenty-second consecutive time, India and Pakistan today exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear installations agreement between the two countries.

  • Delhi rape victim’s ashes immersed in river Ganga

    Ballia (UP): Ashes of the Delhi gang-rape victim were today immersed in the river Ganga at Bharauli ghat here as hundreds of people, including women and children, bid adieu to the braveheart with teary eyes.

  • Delhi gang-rape: Telugu director to make film based on incident

    Chennai: The Delhi gang-rape has inspired Telugu director Ramana Gaddam to recreate the horrific story in his forthcoming Telugu drama Nisha. The idea, he says, is to send out a strong message to the government and public.

  • Shinde asks parties to give views on reviewing rape laws

    New Delhi: The government has asked political parties to give their views on reviewing rape laws to Justice J S Verma Committee, set up to suggest amendments in the statute to provide speedier justice and enhanced punishment in cases of aggravated sexual assault against women.