Free Press Journal
  • live-in relations

    Can’t keep live-in relations outside purview of rape: HC

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to keep live-in relationships outside the purview of rape under the IPC, saying it would amount to giving them the status of matrimony, which the legislature has chosen “not to do”. The court made the observation while hearing a PIL, which had sought direction to the government to keep the cases of live-in relationships outside the purview of the offence of rape under the Indian Penal Code

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Green signal for two big-ticket FDI proposals in Railways

    New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” campaign, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has finally given green signal to the two much awaited big-ticket FDI proposals for setting up diesel and electric locomotive plants in Bihar at a cost of Rs 2,400 crore. Ending the suspense over the fate of Madhepura electric locomotive plant and Marhora diesel locomotive plant, Railways has finalised the financial bidding for the high-value joint venture

  • Vendor goods being seized under anti-sabotage measures

    New Delhi: An association for street vendors has alleged before Delhi High Court that goods of roadside sellers were being seized by police as part of its “anti- sabotage measures”, which the organisation has dubbed as a “fresh modus operandi” to harass squatters. The allegation made by National Association of Street.

  • Cielo Cesar

    Swimmer Cielo sets year’s fastest time in 50m butterfly

    Belo Horizonte (Brazil): Beijing 2008 Olympic swimming champion Cesar Cielo has set the fastest time of the year in the 50m butterfly during the Metropolitan tournament in Brazil. The 28-year-old clocked 23.28 seconds to beat countrymen Henrique de Souza (24.19) and Felipe de Souza 24.34) in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, reports Xinhua.  His time eclipsed the 23.49 set by Frenchman Florent Manaudou last month.  After the race, Cielo admitted he was surprised by

  • New Zealand

    Kiwis record another easy win, defeat Afghanistan by 6 wickets

    Napier : The New Zealand juggernaut continued to roll in the cricket World Cup as they defeated a spirited Afghanistan by six wickets for their fifth win in a row in Pool A, here today. Chasing a modest 187, New Zealand romped home with 13.5 overs to spare with opener Martin Guptill being their top scorer with a 57-run knock. Afghanistan owed their total to Najibullah Zadran (56) and Samiullah Shenwari (54), who struck fighting fifties

  • Sandipan, Gopal joint fourth in Cappelle with one round to go

    Cappelle La Grande: Riding on fine victories in the penultimate round, Indian Grandmasters Sandipan Chanda and G N Gopal set themselves up an exciting finish in the Cappelle-La-Grande International chess tournament here. Gopal, who started the tournament with a shocking loss against a lower-ranked player, scored his fifth victory defeating Meelis Kanep of Estonia to jump to six points out of a possible eight.

  • Michael Clarke

    Michael Clarke wins toss, decides to bat against Sri Lanka

    Sydney: Australia skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in a Pool A cricket World Cup match, here today. The hosts have made two changes to their side, including all-rounder Shane Watson and spinner Xavier Doherty in place of Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazelwood. Sri Lanka have also made a lot of changes to their side. They have brought in Seekkuge Prasanna, Upul Tharanga and Sachithra Senanayake in place of injured

  • Aston Villa reach FA Cup semi-finals, Bradford held

    London: Aston Villa became the first team to reach the FA Cup semi-finals after beating West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in a match marred by late pitch invasions. In a near repeat of Tuesday’s Premier League game between the sides, which Villa won 2-1, Fabian Delph and Scott Sinclair struck to take Tim Sherwood’s team into the last four for the first time since 2010.

  • Srinagar Jammu, National Highway

    Srinagar Jammu National Highway closed due to landslides

    Srinagar: The 300-km Srinagar Jammu National Highway was today closed following fresh landslides at several places while air traffic remained suspended due to fresh rainfall since last night. The Srinagar-Jammu road has been closed due to landslides at six places due to rainfall,” a spokesman of the Traffic Department said. He said with adverse weather forecast for the next two days, the road is unlikely to be opened for traffic today.

  • Chen Long beats Lin Dan for win at All England semis

    Birmingham: World No. 1 Chen Long of China beat two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan for the first time in their seven meetings to reach the final at the All England badminton championships here.  Chen, the All England winner in 2013, took a surprise straight set win 21-13, 21-12 in just 45 minutes. He will fight for the title on Sunday against Denmark’s Jan O. Jorgensen, who defeated Sho Sasaki of Japan 21-11,

  • Daniel Vettori joins 300 club

    Napier (New Zealand): Evergreen New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori joined cricket’s exclusive 300 ODI wickets club today with two early dismissals in their World Cup match against Afghanistan in Napier. He became the 12th player and first New Zealander to reach the milestone with the list headed by Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (534) and Wasim Akram of Pakistan (502), the only two players to have breached the 500-wicket barrier.

  • Gould becomes 15th umpire to stand in 100 ODIs

    Sydney: Britain’s Ian Gould today became the 15th umpire to stand in 100 ODIs when he took the field in the Australia versus Sri Lanka match in the ICC Cricket World Cup at the Sydney Cricket Ground, here. Gould joined the first-class umpires’ panel in England in 2002 and was elevated to the Emirates International Panel of ICC Umpires in 2006. He made his international umpiring debut in an ODI between England and Sri Lanka

  • Czech Republic beat Australia in Davis Cup doubles

    Prague: Czech pair Jiri Vesely and Adam Pavlasek overcame Australians Lleyton Hewitt and Samuel Groth 1-6, 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in a double’s match of the Davis Cup World Group first round. Australia still lead 2-1 despite Saturday’s loss, Xinhua reported. Czech team captain Jaroslav Navratil said he did not expect that the team could stay in the match after two defeats in the singles. The victory revived the possibility of

  • Uber

    Delhi Govt seeks Law Dept’s suggestions to block Uber services

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has sought suggestions from its Law Department on the possible ways and methods for blocking US-based cab service Uber’s app and website in the national capital. According to the Transport Department, the move comes following reports that the firm was operating cab services in the city despite a ban imposed on it in December after one of its drivers was accused of raping a female passenger.

  • Bayern extend lead, Wolfsburg drop points in German Bundesliga

    Berlin: While Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Hannover 3-1, Augsburg inflicted Wolfsburg their first loss in 2015 in the 24th round of the German Bundesliga.  Front-runners Bayern Munich extended their lead atop the standings as they turned the tide against Hannover to earn their fifth straight victory thanks to Thomas Mueller’s brace, Xinhua reported.  Meanwhile, Hannover wait for their first victory since eight games.

  • Real Madrid stumble to defeat in Bilbao

    Madrid: Real Madrid’s poor form in 2015 continued as they were beaten 1-0 by Athletic Bilbao at San Mames. Aritz Aduriz scored the only goal of the game midway through the first-half with a thumping header from Mikel Rico’s cross yesterday. The visitors improved after the break, but couldn’t find a way past Gorka Iraizoz as Athletic recorded their first victory over the European champions in five years.

  • Brendan Taylor

    Zimbabwe’s World Cup disappoints Taylor

    Hobart: Zimbabwe stand-in skipper Brendan Taylor blamed bouts of sloppiness for his side’s poor showing at the World Cup after an agonizing five-run loss to Ireland ended their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals. Saturday’s reverse meant Zimbabwe, a Test nation, had won just one of their five Pool B matches so far — and even their success against the part-timers of the UAE was a struggle. Taylor did more than most to turn things around

  • Bandh, Jammu

    NPP calls for ‘bandh’ in Jammu over Masarat’s release

    New Delhi : National Panthers Party (NPP) chief Bhim Singh on Sunday said that the party has called for a ‘bandh’ in Jammu following the release of hard-line-faction of Hurriyat, Masarat Alam from Baramulla prison. “This is not only about Masarat Ali. It’s a question of policy and attitude of the government. It is shameful. The Panthers Party has called for a ‘bandh’ in Jammu today and tomorrow. This movement will go on

  • Narendra Modi

    Government committed to bring positive change in lives of women

    New Delhi: Denouncing the violence against women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said one-stop- centres and mobile helplines will be set up for women in distress. “Our heads hang in shame when we hear of instances of crime against women. We must walk shoulder-to-shoulder to end all forms of discrimination or injustice against women,” he said in a message on the occasion of International Women’s Day.