Free Press Journal
  • Naming anti-rape law after girl will be an honour: Family

    A day after Union minister Shashi Tharoor favoured naming the revised anti-rape law after Delhi gangrape victim, her family members on Wednesday said they have no objection to it and the move would be an honour to the girl.The family members of the 23-year-old girl said that “if her name is made public for this purpose, they have no objection to it”. However, Home Ministry sources said that the new anti-rape law will not

  • Pakistan’s ‘halal’ Facebook experiencing financial crunch

    Pakistan’s “halal” version of Facebook, launched nearly two years ago after authorities briefly banned the social networking website over blasphemous cartoons, is in dire financial straits and seeking donations to pay server hosting bills.

  • 5,500 British babies born addicted to drugs

    Around 5,500 children born in Britain in the past five years — or three babies a day — were addicted to heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs from the mother’s womb, official statistics reveal.

    Data from the Department of Health said that the newborns all showed “neo-natal withdrawal symptoms” within the first few hours of life, The Sun reported.

  • Direct cash transfer scheme a sham, says Mayawati

    BSP chief Mayawati Wednesday lashed out at the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s direct cash transfer scheme here, describing it as a ploy to hoodwink voters in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

  • SC upholds appointment of Gujarat Lokayukta

    In a setback to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the appointment of Justice (retd.) R. A. Mehta as the Lokayukta of the state.

  • Sensex rallies 133 points on US ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

    The bullish trend at the Indian equities markets continued for the second day of the New Year, as a benchmak index surged 133 points more Wednesday after US lawmakers cleared the deal on the “fiscal cliff”.

  • Tharoor strikes again on Twitter

    Infamous for his cattle class remarks, the Minister ignites a row by wondering what interest is served by keeping the name of the rape victim a secret. He wants law named after her.

  • Rapists tried to run over victim

    She fought off the assailants as they pinned her down, biting them, which is now part of the forensic evidence.

  • Rapper washes hands off lewd lyrics

    New Delhi : Rapper Honey Singh, who was forced to cancel his scheduled New Year’s eve show following protests in the backdrop of the gang rape incident, on Tuesday sought to wash his hands off the controversy triggered by offensive lyrics in some of his songs.

  • Couple critical after car ploughs into bike

    Bhayandar : It was an ominous onset of New Year for a Nallasopara-based couple, who were critically injured after the bike on which were traveling, was hit by a speeding car late on Monday night.

  • Seven charity workers shot dead in Pak

    ISLAMABAD : Seven charity workers, six of them women, have been shot dead in North West Pakistan. The women, some of them teachers, were attacked near a children’s community centre. A male colleague died with them. All were Pakistani citizens.

  • City woman molested on NY eve

    Mumbai : The Santa Cruz police arrested a 42-year-old man on charges of molesting a married woman while she was out with her husband for a stroll on New Year’s eve. The incident took place near a beat chowky at Juhu around 1 am on Monday.

  • He plays Pied Piper for children in Maoist area

    Sukma/New Delhi :  Sodi Mada has a thing for children. Just like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, this resident of Sukma district of Chhattisgah lures children away – but to school.

  • ‘Indian fashion industry not easy for foreign talent’

    New Delhi : Foreign models scorch the ramps during Indian fashion week. But if Serbian model Nevena Pejatovic, the Kingfisher Calendar Girl 2013, is to be believed, it isn’t easy to carve a niche in the country’s fashion scene.Is it easier for international models to make it big in India now?

  • Our earliest ancestors both walked on ground and climbed trees

    London : Researchers believe they have solved one of the biggest puzzles in anthropology – whether Lucy, one of our famous ancestors, who existed 3.2 million years ago, lived in the trees or on the ground.

  • Norms for I-directors on PSU boards in place

    New Delhi : The government has come out with a set of guidelines for independent directors on boards of PSUs, defining their roles and responsibilities aimed at improving corporate governance in state-owned companies. Earlier, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) had not defined these norms for non-official directors who are being appointed on boards of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

  • Bullish start to 2013

    Despite concerns like soaring twin deficits and weak core sector growth, sentiment stays positive due to resolution of US ‘fiscal cliff’ issue and rate cut hopes from RBI.