Free Press Journal
  • Uber rape, Delhi Victim

    Uber cab rape case: Re-examination of victim continues

    New Delhi: The re-examination of the woman, allegedly raped by a driver of Uber cab service provider, continued today in a Delhi court where the accused asked her about her visit to a Gurgaon hotel with her friends before the incident. The victim is being re-examined in-camera by the counsel for accused Shiv Kumar Yadav, whose plea to recall several prosecution witnesses was recently allowed by the Delhi High Court.

  • Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    Yadav, Bhushan had ulterior motives, says TN AAP leader

    Chennai: Coming out in support of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi leader Arvind Kejriwal, a senior functionary of the Tamil Nadu AAP today accused Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan of being undemocratic and alleged that they had “ulterior motives of capturing the party leadership”. Bringing internal bickerings to the fore, the party’s National Executive in New Delhi had on Wednesday removed founder members Yadav and Bhushan from the Political Affairs Committee, the party’s key

  • Celebration time for MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

    After Toronto, Busan, Estonia and Cannes, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ upcoming film MARGARITA WITH A STRAW was also showcased at the Vesoul Film Festival in France recently. The critically acclaimed film won theAudience Award and the Youth Jury Award, a jury composed of 20 teenagers. In the film Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin is seen as ‘Laila’, a determined girl with cerebral palsy.

  • Heptullah slams UPA govt for allowing BBC documentary

    New Delhi: Union Minister Najma Heptullah today slammed the previous UPA government for allowing making of the controversial BBC documentary on the 2012 Delhi gangrape incident, saying it did not check the parameters, script or nature of the documentary being made. “When the previous government gave permission for the film, it should have checked what are the parameters, the script and what they were making. There should have been some control but it

  • Mukul Roy

    Law abiders should cooperate with CBI probe: Mukul Roy

    Kolkata: Amid speculations that Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul might be called for quizzing by the CBI for his alleged links with a ponzi firm, sidelined party leader Mukul Roy on Saturday insisted that all law abiding citizens have an obligation to cooperate in such a probe.

  • Swaraj takes up fishermen issue with Lanka PM

    Colombo: India today raised the “humanitarian” issue of Indian fishermen’s rights with Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, who has stoked a controversy by his remarks that they may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters. On a two-day trip ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here next week, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also made it clear to him that there was no comparison between the issues of Italian sailors and

  • Govt raises Rs 12,591 cr from auction of 3 coal mines

    New Delhi: Government kitty has swelled by Rs 12,591 crore with the sale of three mines to Hindalco, Jindal Power and Indrajit Power today, the third day of the second tranche of coal block auctions.

  • Widen income tax net: Senior official

    Kolkata: The ambit of income tax needs to be increased to bring in more people within its fold besides widening the scope of taxing the super-rich category, according to a senior official.

  • Charities stop funding UK rights group linked to ‘Jihadi John’

    London: Two charities have stopped funding a rights group in contact with the man thought to be Islamic State group executioner “Jihadi John” before he left for Syria, Britain’s charities regulator has said. Rights group Cage describes its work as supporting people arrested or raided as a result of the “war on terror” following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. It worked with Mohammed Emwazi for over two years and, when he was identified

  • Salman Khan case

    Evidence of Salman’s dead bodyguard can be used, says court

    Mumbai: The sessions court here today allowed the prosecution in the 2002 hit-and-run case to rely upon the statement of Ravindra Patil, an eye-witness who was actor Salman Khan’s bodyguard and who died during the trial. Patil, a police constable, died on October 3, 2007 in the midst of the earlier trial before the magistrate.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Golfer Lahiri joint 71st in WGC-Cadillac

    Doral (United States): Continuing his struggle, Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri finished tied 71st after the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at the Trump National Doral golf course here.

  • Obama slams bias against African-Americans in Ferguson

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has condemned the police in the Missouri city of Ferguson for “oppressive and abusive” actions against African-Americans and called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights. “What we saw was that the Ferguson Police Department, in conjunction with the municipality, saw traffic stops, arrests, tickets as a revenue generator as opposed to serving the community, and that it systematically was biased against

  • Sartaj Aziz

    India, Pak failed to fix date for next round of talks: Aziz

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said the recent foreign secretary-level dialogue with India failed to fix a date for the next round of talks. Aziz was talking to media yesterday about Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s visit after attending launching ceremony of a book by Lt-Gen (retd) Abdul Majeed Malik here.

  • Smog documentary blocked by China after becoming viral hit

    Beijing: A hard-hitting video investigation into China’s grave air pollution problem has been pulled from mainstream video sites, days after it garnered more than 150 million hits online. “Under the Dome”, an independent documentary produced by former Chinese state media journalist Chai Jing, was no longer available on popular mainland video sites, including Youku and iQiyi, as of this afternoon.

  • Oxytocin nasal spray may help combat obesity

    Washington:  A synthetic nasal formulation of the hormone oxytocin can reduce caloric intake in h althy men, particularly consumption of fatty foods, after a single treatment, a new study has found. Researchers found that oxytocin nasal spray lowered the number of calories men consumed at a subsequent breakfast whether they were normal weight or overweight.

  • Telangana Budget session begins on stormy note

    Hyderabad:  The Budget session of Telangana Legislative Assembly began today on a stormy note as opposition Congress and TDP members held protests during the Governor’s customary address to the joint sitting of the legislature. Opposition members alleged that the ruling TRS government was encouraging defections in the state. Holding placards, members of the opposition parties raised slogans and flung papers at the podium. Many of them stood at their places as the

  • Kashmir border

    Cross-border infiltration has come down in J&K: DGP

    Jammu:  A “robust” counter-infiltration grid along the Indo-Pak border has helped in bringing down intrusion into the country significantly, Jammu and Kashmir police chief K Rajendra Kumar today said. “Our counter infiltration grid is robust. Our troops are alert on the borders. Infiltration came down in 2014 as compared to 2013. We have had a lot of successes last year,” the DGP (J&K) told reporters here.

  • Official dismisses reports on blackmoney

    New Delhi: Government today dismissed reports that there will be no prosecution of blackmoney holders if they come forward and make a declaration of their overseas accounts before 2017.Maintaining that he has been misquoted in his speech made at a chamber of commerce here on Thursday, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said he had only said that a one-time compliance window for a limited and short period of time will be given.

  • Vigilance raids yield disproportionate assets worth Rs 4.15 cr

    Patna: Vigilance Investigation Bureau (VIB) raided a Superintending Engineer (SE) working with the state Building Construction Department (BCD) and recovered disproportionate assets worth Rs 4.15 crore from him. VIB officials today said the raids and searches at residence of Satya Narayan Mahto, posted in Muzaffarpur, began on March 4 and were conducted at his office and residences in Muzaffarpur, Samastipur and Patna simultaneously.

  • manoharlal khattar

    Hooda government indulged in discrimination: Khattar

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the previous Congress government of Bhupinder Singh Hooda had adopted a pick and choose policy in the allocation of funds to various districts during its 10-year tenure.