Free Press Journal
  • UK govt under pressure to change policy

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing mounting pressure to change his Israel policy with his Deputy Nick Clegg and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond seeking an immediate suspension of arms licences to Israel. Deputy Prime Minister Clegg’s accused Israel of “overstepping the mark” in its attacks on Gaza “for defending its citizens,” Asian Lite reported, according to IANS. Cameron’s Conservative Party is in coalition with Nick

  • Woman pulled out of debris alive 67 hours after quake

    Beijing : Chinese relief workers on Wednesday saved a 50-year-old woman from the rubble, 67 hours after a powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake destroyed her home in China’s Yunnan Province even as the death toll climbed to nearly 600 as more bodies were pulled out from the debris, reports PTI.

  • 10 per cent water cut likely to continue

    Mumbai : Speculations were rife that a decision on revoking the 10 per cent water cut would be arrived at BMC standing committee’s meeting on Wednesday, after three of the seven lakes supplying water to the city started overflowing. However, the topic didn’t come up for discussion at the meeting.

  • Govt promises all-party meet on CSAT row

    New Delhi : Cornered over the CSAT row, government on Wednesday said that the exam this year should be allowed to be held in its current format, while promising an all-party meet to discuss the issue.  Sources said no change in the exam pattern is possible this year. However, the government might consider changes for next year’s exam.

  • Pichad, valvi oppose quota to dhangar

    With the tribal ministers like Madhukar Pichad and Padmakar Valvi opposing the proposal to include Dhangar community in the third schedule of the Constitution, ministers like Jeetendra Awhad and Amit Deshmukh raised the issue of inclusion of Wanjara and Lingayat communities in the third schedule so that they can avail benefits of reservation. 

  • Indian couple held in US for abusing daughter

    New York : An Indian couple has been arrested here and charged with subjecting their 12-year-old daughter to “unspeakable physical abuse” for months by starving her and beating her with a metal handle and baseball bat, leaving her severely bruised and hospitalised for surgery.

  • Meerut rape Affidavit not signed by woman, says police

    Lucknow : The young woman, who was allegedly  raped and forcibly converted to another religion in Meerut, did not sign the affidavit of conversion, police said on Wednesday as it arrested two more persons for their suspected role in forging the document.With today’s arrests, the total number people nabbed in connection with the case have reached five.

  • Soft drinks can spoil teeth of teenagers

    Melbourne : The next time you buy a soft drink for your kid, think again!  Researchers have found that soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth.  Drinks high in acidity combined with night-time tooth grinding and reflux can cause major, irreversible damage to young people’s teeth, the findings showed.

  • Allowances raised to cost Rs 66 crore

    The cabinet also resolved to raise the allowances for the Sarpanch (Village Heads) and the Gram Panchayat members from August 15. Heads of the villages with a population of fewer than 2000, will now get Rs. 1000 as remuneration. They used to get Rs. 400 earlier. Similarly, heads of the villages with a population fewer than 8000, will now get Rs. 1500 instead of Rs. 600. The committee

  • Mahesh Bhatt wants Bharat Ratna for AMU founder

    Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt along with daughter Pooja Bhatt was seen in New Delhi at an event to release a re-print of Sir Syed’s book, Asbab-e-Baghawate-e-Hind on Monday. And according to reports, a large number of people signed a memorandum demanding the Bharat Ratna for Sir Syed, editor of the Aligarh Movement magazine Jasim Mohammed.

  • Case appears to be made out against Virbhadra, HC told

    New Delhi/Shimla : A prima facie case of money laundering appears to be made out against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court.

  • Let civic bodies decide on tax structure: Sr Minister

    As a solution to the traders’ stiff resistance to the Local Body Tax (LBT), Maharashtra government has decided to give the option of adopting tax structure of their choice to the municipal corporations.

  • Union Cabinet clears amendment to Juvenile Justice Act

    New Delhi :  The Union cabinet has approved amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act, which proposes to treat juvenile older than 16 years as adults if involved in heinous crimes such as rape and murder. Television reports indicate that  decision in this regard was taken at the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday in the national capital. The amended bill has the provisions that juvenile convicted for heinous crimes may face a jail term but

  • LS passes Bill to give teeth to Sebi to tackle ponzi menace

    New Delhi : The crucial Sebi bill aimed at tackling the ponzi menace was approved by Lok Sabha with government saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon announce a financial scheme which will discourage people from being allured by fraudulent operators.

  • Hindu temple vandalised in US

    Washington : A Hindu temple in the US state of Georgiawas vandalised by unknown miscreants over the weekend, a Hindu American organisation said on Wednesday, reports PTI. Vishwa Bhavan Mandir in the Monroe city of Georgia found graffiti and profanity displayed on their place of worship on early Saturday morning. Spray painted messages included “ha ha” and “LOL. The Hindu American Seva Communities (HASC) said the incident of vandalism has shocked Hindus across

  • THERE is no perfect relationship: Soha

    Actress Soha Ali Khan, who recently got engaged to her beau of five years, actor Kunal Khemu in Paris, is elated with the developments. Nevertheless, the actress says that the key to a healthy relationship is to “work around the dissatisfactions” as “there is no perfect relationship”. Soha and Kunal are yet to decide on their wedding date.

  • PULSES PROVIDE EASY-TO-COOK WEIGHT LOSS RECIPE: STUDY

    Toronto : One full serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can increase fullness, which may lead to less food cravings and more weight loss, says a study.