Free Press Journal
  • Women groups protest anti-rape ordinance

    New Delhi: Dubbing the government’s ordinance on sexual violence against women an “eyewash,” a number of women’s groups today protested at Jantar Mantar seeking full implementation of Justice Verma committee recommendations.

  • SC asks Karnataka to release 2 TMC water to Tamil Nadu

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed Karnataka to release 2 TMC (Thousand Million Cubic feet) of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu and asked the Central Water Commission to file report on the water requirement of the two warring states.

  • Mulayam hints at early LS polls

    Lucknow: Hinting at snap polls, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today said the Congress-led UPA government might declare Lok Sabha elections after the budget session of Parliament.

  • Kashmir’s all-girls band calls it quits

    Srinagar: Kashmir today lost its only all-girls rock-band as its three teenage members decided to call it quits, a day after the Grand Mufti issued a fatwa terming singing as un-Islamic and asked them to abandon it.

  • 42 yrs on, man gets compensation for losing leg in accident

    Thane: A deaf and mute person, who lost his leg over four decades ago in an accident, has received compensation from the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal here, which held the truck driver guilty of negligence.

  • Congress, BJP get court notice on foreign funding

    New Delhi:  The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the Congress and the BJP on a plea seeking directive for a CBI or SIT probe for allegedly taking donations from subsidiaries of Britain-based Vedanta Group.

  • Don’t issue statements on PM candidate: Rajnath to BJP workers

    New Delhi: Concerned over divisions within the NDA on the candidature of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for the post of prime minister, BJP President Rajnath Singh today made a “final appeal” to his party leaders not to speak on the issue.

  • Vishwaroopam to be released in TN on February 7

    Chennai: Actor-director Kamal Haasan today announced release of his controversial film ‘Vishwaroopam’ in Tamil Nadu on February 7 as he withdrew his petition against the ban on the movie in Madras High Court.

  • JD-U seeks end to mad rush in NDA for PM candidate

    New Delhi: Key NDA constituent JD-U today termed as “unnecessary” the debate over who would be the coalition’s prime ministerial candidate and sought a halt to the mad rush of leaders pitching for candidates of their choice.

  • None of Verma panel recommendations rejected: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Asserting that none of the Justice Verma Committee recommendations has been rejected, the government today said the ordinance on sexual violence against women was promulgated to meet the “universal demand” for a law at the earliest on the basis of the broadest consensus available at the moment.

  • Youth Cong leader, two others booked for raping dailt girl

    Raigarh: A case has been registered against a youth Congress leader and two others for allegedly kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old dalit girl in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

  • Minor girl raped by teacher in school toilet

    Mandla (MP): A Class III girl student was allegedly raped by a guest teacher in a school toilet at a village in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, police said today.

  • Researchers isolate gene that reverses aging

    Washington: Researchers have reversed aging in old mice by injecting them with a longevity gene and rejuvenating their stem cells’ regenerative potential.

  • ED slaps Rs 98.5 crore notice on Rajasthan Royals

    New Delhi/Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped a penalty notice of approximately Rs 100 crore against IPL team Rajasthan Royals for allegedly violating forex laws in its business operations.

  • Confusion at India Art Fair closing

    New Delhi: The India Art Fair, one of the biggest showcases of contemporary art in the country, ended in a bitter experience for many visitors, exhibitors, invited artists and mediapersons, who were denied entry on the closing day of the three-day art jamboree.

  • BJP, RSS leaders meet NIA officials over recent arrests

    Indore: Senior BJP and RSS leaders from Madhya Pradesh met NIA officials here following the arrest of a few persons, allegedly linked with the Sangh, in Malwa region including Indore division in recent days.

  • Jharkhand suspends 33 Under-16 cricketers for faking age certificates

    Jamshedpur: The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) has suspended 33 under-16 cricketers for two years for producing fake age certificates. The BCCI’s doctors committee verified the age of 52 cricketers in the Under-16 category but only 19 passed the test, while 33 others were found to be overaged, Convenor of the Tournament Committee Asim Kumar Singh said.

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