Free Press Journal
  • Varsities to regulate engg, management colleges now

    NEW DELHI : The University Grants Commission (UGC) has rushed new regulations to the Human Resources Development Ministry for empowering the universities to have the quality control on the technical education, including the engineering, management and pharmacy colleges.

  • Major fire destroys ancient Tibetan town in China resort

    Beijing : An ancient Tibetan town in Shangri-la, a resort county in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province, on Saturday suffered heavy damage after fire destroyed over 240 houses and forced the evacuation of 2,600 people. 

  • Beyond A Billion Ballots

    The book under review is an insightful advocacy of a range of political reforms aimed at making India a resurgent republic. (more…)

  • Will move court if FIR not filed in snoopgate: Sharma

    Ahmedabad : Suspended IPS officer Pradeep Sharma on Saturday reiterated that he would approach the court if the complaint given by him against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and others in the snooping scandal is not converted into an FIR, reports PTI.

  • Karachi suicide bomber identified as imam’s son

    Karachi : A suicide bomber who killed Chaudhry Aslam, one of Pakistan’s most daring counter-terror officials, has been identified as the son of an imam, a media report said, according PTI. 


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  • Now, a ‘men-ifesto’ for male rights

    Kolkata : A forum of men’s rights organisations on Saturday urged all political parties to include in their manifestos the formation of a “men’s ministry” and a “men’s rights” panel to address issues concerning Indian males, reports IANS.

  • Yash Birla Group official grilled over cocaine seizure

    MUMBAI: Anand Satish Shukla alias Anand Vardhan (31), Group President, Corporate Affairs of the Yash Birla Group was questioned for over 12 hours by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the cocaine found at his hotel room during an Income Tax department raid on Friday evening. The officials from the NCB questioned two other executives along with Anand till late Saturday evening. However, no arrest were made till late Saturday

  • Makar Sankranti: The festival of kites

    Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India. It is also regarded as the beginning of an auspicious phase, writes MEERA S. SASHITAL. (more…)

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  • Season for COLOURS and WARMTH

    The cold northern air heralds onset of vibrant colours and warm clothes. Sharmila Chand  gives a low-down on hot fashion of the day for women  (more…)

  • Betting racket busted in Mira Road

    Bhayandar : Sleuths of the Thane (Rural) police have busted a cricket betting gang operating from a posh apartment in Mira Road on Friday. While the investigating team claims to have arrested two bookies in the raid, the duo are believed to be small-time punters, who were operating at the behest of an influential bookie, sources revealed. 

  • Glaring errors in poll results worry the EC

    NEW DELHI : The Election Commission has issued directives to the chief electoral officers of all states to take care in preparations of the poll results, noting that “instances of glaring mistakes in preparation of Form 21C have come to notice.”

  • 7 hurt in Thai anti-govt protests

    Bangkok : Seven persons were injured when gunmen fired at anti-government protesters in the Thai capital, heightening fears of more violence ahead of a rally aimed at intensifying a move to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. 

  • Time Pass The New York Times

    Each week we will get you some of the top stories that international papers and websites reported. Just in case you have been busy. (more…)

  • Fast News

    Girl rescued after being confined and gangraped
    Samastipur: A girl from Bihar allegedly lured on the pretext of marriage and gangraped after being kept confined in a house in Gujarat, was rescued when she managed to send word of her ordeal through a vegetable seller there, police said on Saturday. The girl was rescued from a house in Gandhidham in Gujarat and brought home to Rosera in Samastipur district on January 9,

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  • The Alchemists

    Neil Irwin’s The Alchemists is a gripping account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management we’ve ever seen, a poker game in which the stakes have run into the trillions of dollars. (more…)

  • Gold as Investment

    Gold has been traditionally coveted by Indian households. Indian parents have endowed their daughters with gold at the time of their marriage not only for the sake of adornment, but also as a security n adverse times. But this is usually in the form of jewellery. But jewellery is not the ideal form to hold in, if we are looking for security. If you sell gold ornaments for cash, a good deal