Free Press Journal
  • I will go to jail if tried under atrocities act and convicted: Ashis Nandy

    Asserting that he has worked for Dalits, OBCs and adivasis for 45 years of his life, sociologist Ashis Nandy, who stoked a controversy with his comments at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), on Tuesday said that he was ready to go to jail if tried under the Atrocities Act and convicted.

  • One-third of working Indians sleep deprived: Survey

    Mumbai: Almost a third of professionals in India say they sacrifice sleep to fit in personal and work commitments by waking up early or by burning the proverbial midnight oil, a survey said.

  • India capable of protecting its citizens: Sena

    Mumbai: Sharply reacting to Rehman Malik’s statement that the Indian government should provide security to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, the Shiv Sena today said that India was “capable” of protecting its citizens and is not “answerable” to Pakistan.

  • Govt, pol parties slam Malik for SRK security demand

    New Delhi: The Government as well as the political class today slammed Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s demand that India provide security for actor Shah Rukh Khan, saying it was “uncalled for” and he should be more worried over security of its citizens.

  • Delhi still distant for BJP: Tewari

    New Delhi: Delhi is “still distant” for the BJP, which had lost last two parliamentary elections to Congress-led UPA, Union Minster Manish Tewari today said.

  • Safer, more effective vaccine delivery designed

    Washington:  Researchers have designed a new type of vaccine delivery that holds promise for improving the effectiveness of DNA vaccines, besides being painless.

  • Britain says ‘potential threat’ to Tripoli embassy

    London: Britain said today it had identified a “potential threat” to its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli, days after warning of a threat to Westerners in the eastern city of Benghazi.

  • Modi fit to be PM, 100 per cent secular: Jethmalani

    New Delhi: Batting for Narendra Modi as BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate, suspended party leader Ram Jethmalani today said the Gujarat Chief Minister is the “best” candidate for the post and “100 per cent secular”.

  • No need to lower age for ‘juvenile’, says ex-judge

    New Delhi: Amid a demand for lowering the legally defined age for juvenile delinquents following the Delhi gang-rape,  a retired high court chief justice Tuesday said that for one “horrific” incident law should not be changed.

  • Shiv Sena favours Sushma Swaraj as NDA’s PM candidate

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today voiced its support for Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj as NDA’s prime ministerial candidate, a day after senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha backed Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for it.

  • India, Pakistan spar – this time over SRK

    New Delhi/Islamabad: Bollwyood star Shah Rukh Khan was Tuesday at the centre of the latest round of sparring between two often uneasy neighbours with Pakistan’s minister Rehman Malik’s comment that India should provide the actor security prompting a sharp rebuke from New Delhi that Islamabad should mind its own ‘minorities’.

  • Karnataka crisis deepens: 13 MLAs submit resignations to Speaker

    Bangalore: In what has triggerred fresh fears of the Jagadish Shettar government going into the red, 13 BJP MLAs loyal to BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday submitted their resignation to assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah. The 13 would also quit the Bharatiya Janata Party soon to join the Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), which Yeddyurappa formed and is leading after he left the BJP and the assembly Nov 30.

  • Delhi gang-rape case: Trial to continue in the national capital

    New Delhi: The trial of those accused in the gruesome Delhi gang-rape case will continue in the capital as the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition for its transfer out of Delhi, preferably to Mathura or Coimbatore.

  • Desperate BMC seeks NASA help to kill mosquitoes

    As fumigation, chemical tablets and cleaning programmes have not been effective in curbing the growth of mosquitoes, the civic body is resorting to a mosquito-killing system, developed by NASA.