Free Press Journal
  • Rape victim resisted assault, says uncle

    New Delhi: The “brave” six-year-old girl undergoing treatment at AIIMS after being allegedly raped had apparently resisted the assault, which may be the reason for her serious throat injuries, her uncle said Saturday.

  • Saturn to be closest to Earth Sunday for decade

    Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Planet Saturn will come close to Earth Sunday – its closest position till 2023 – and will be visible directly opposite the Sun, an astrophysicist said here Saturday.

  • Sarabjit’s family gets Pakistan visas, to leave for Lahore Sunday

    Amritsar/New Delhi: Four family members of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh will cross over to Pakistan Sunday, to visit him in a Lahore hospital where he has been admitted after a brutal asssault, after the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued the visas Saturday evening as a special case.

  • No service tax can be levied on chit business: Delhi HC

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has quashed the Centre’s notification to levy service tax on chit-fund business, saying the act of a foreman, who conducts auction of chit amount among contributors, does not fall under the definition of “service” provided in the Finance Act.

  • PM comes to Ashwani Kumar’s defence

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today put up a strong defence of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and rejected the demand for his resignation over the alleged interference in the preparation of the CBI status report in the coal scam.

  • Chinese incursion a localised problem, can be resolved: PM

    New Delhi: Breaking his silence over the Chinese incursion issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today sought to play it down it as a “localised problem” and expressed confidence that the issue can be resolved.

  • Trinamool MP offers to quit over chit fund scam

    Kolkata: Under fire for his alleged complicity in the Saradha Group chit fund muddle, Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh has written to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pleading innocence and has offered to quit.

  • Rs 500 cr fund bad in law, sealing of all ponzi cos demanded

    Kolkata: Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS), a CBDT approved NGO, today said that the relief fund set up by the West Bengal government for defrauded Saradha Group investors was against the law.

  • Enact laws to prevent chit fund fraud, Sushil Modi urges centre

    Kolkata: Emphasising that states do not have laws to stop fraudulent companies from duping depositors, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi Friday said the centre has the responsibility to enact effective laws against such firms and sought the immediate intervention of the prime minister in the chit fund muddle.

  • Cong leader joins JD(U)

    Patna: Ruling JD(U) got a shot in the arm ahead of Maharajganj parliamentary by-elections with senior Congress leader Chandrama Singh joining the party here today.

  • BJP’s main base in Karnataka is tons of money: Sharad Yadav

    Bangalore: JD(U) Chief Sharad Yadav today alleged that money-power plays key part in elections in Karnataka and some other states and did not refrain from attacking its NDA ally BJP in the poll-bound southern state.

  • Now, track gunfire with your smartphone

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new device which helps users track gunfire with their smartphones, popping a map of the neighbourhood on its screen pointing in the direction the shot came from.

  • Pak army officers protest humiliating treatment to Musharraf

    Islamabad: A group of Pakistani military officers protested against the “humiliating treatment” meted out to ex-army chief Pervez Musharraf, who has been arrested over the 2007 emergency and the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto.