Free Press Journal
  • Man gets life term for raping 90-year-old woman

    Jabalpur: A 52-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 90-year-old woman by a court here, which said the “barbaric act” of raping a helpless widow was unpardonable. Additional Sessions Judge SC Rai held Rajkumar aka Kuku guilty under sections 376 (rape) and 450 (house trespass in order to commit crime) of IPC. The court also handed him a rigorous imprisonment of five years and imposed a fine of Rs

  • coal

    Summons against ex-PM: JD (U) asks Congress to disclose its position

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav on Thursday asked the Congress Party to reveal its stand with regard to the summons issued against former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in a coal scam case, adding that when an ‘honest person’ occupies the top post, then his duty includes safeguarding the nation’s treasures.

  • BJP to test waters in UP panchayats polls

    Lucknow: To strengthen its base at village-level before the crucial 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, BJP has decided to test the waters “seriously” in the upcoming panchayat polls. The panchayat polls are slated in September and October. “The party will give due importance to panchayat polls. We will contest it with all seriousness as decided in state executive meeting in Mathura in August as well as ‘Chintan Shivir’ of office-bearers in Chitrakoot recently,”

  • Modi claims of economic issues during CPI-M rule in Bengal, CPI-M refute charges

    New Delhi: The CPI-M on Thursday quoted official data to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims that West Bengal suffered economically during 34 years of Left Front rule. An editorial in the CPI-M journal “People’s Democracy” also credited Modi’s anti-Left remarks in parliament to “the congenital anti-Communist predilections of the RSS”, the ideological parent of his BJP.

  • South Africa defeat UAE by 146 runs

    Wellington:  South Africa beat UAE by 146 runs in their pool B ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here.

  • Mufti Mohammed Sayeed

    Mufti government assures of action against Masarat Alam if needed

    New Delhi:Against the backdrop of uproar over release of separatist leader Masarat Alam, Jammu and Kashmir government has told the Centre that his activities are under watch and legal action will be taken if anything adverse comes to notice. Giving this information to Parliament today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Centre has issued an advisory to the state asking it to pursue “vigorously” all the 27 criminal cases against him and

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Release dates of ‘Piku’, ‘Fitoor’ locked

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Piku” is set for a May release and “Rock On!!” fame director Abhishek Kapoor’s next, “Fitoor”, will be out during next year’s Valentine’s week. The film, directed by Shoojit Sircar, was set to hit the screens April 30 but the release date has been moved to May.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar Government to present Bihar Budget today

    Patna : The Nitish-Kumar-led government will present the state budget for fiscal 2015-16 in the Bihar Assembly. The state’s economic survey of the state was presented yesterday. After registering double-digit growth rate in the past few years, the growth rate of Bihar declined to 9.92 per cent of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). Bihar’s Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav has attributed this to sharp decline in agricultural growth in primary sector and lesser

  • Aamir Khan clueless about 50th birthday plans

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, who is turning 50 on Saturday, says he is not aware of his birthday plans as his wife Kiran Rao is making all the arrangements.

  • India's Daughter Documentary

    Dec 16 documentary: Media trials tend to influence judges: HC

    New Delhi: Media trials tend to influence judges by subconsciously creating a pressure, the Delhi High Court today observed on the airing of the controversial documentary on December 16 gangrape case. A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said although it is prima facie not opposed to airing of the documentary, it should be released after the Supreme Court decides the appeals of the convicts in the matter. “Media trials do tend

  • Woman behind Silicon Valley sex discrimination case on stand

    San Francisco: The woman behind a Silicon Valley sex discrimination case spent under fire from an attorney trying to sink her multi-million-dollar case against a top venture capital firm. Ellen Pao tightened her lips at times as she concisely and carefully responded to Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers attorney Lynne Hermle, who worked to expose flaws in a scenario painted by Pao during the previous two days in a more amicable fashion during direct examination by

  • Delcy Rodriguez

    US ready to wage war on Venezuela

    Caracas: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez has said the US is laying a legal groundwork to wage a war against the South American country. The administration of US President Barack Obama is seeking congressional approval to attack any country that “doesn’t serve its interests”, Rodriguez said.  At a hearing in the US Senate on Wednesday, the White House asked lawmakers to grant extensive powers to fight the Islamic State (IS) anywhere in

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton emails breathe new life into Benghazi panel

    Washington: The photo that became an Internet meme Hillary Rodham Clinton, wearing sunglasses, staring at her BlackBerry troubles Republicans on the House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Chairman Trey Gowdy wants to know why the panel has no emails from October 18, 2011, the day the photo was taken as Clinton, then the secretary of state, was en route to Tripoli. In fact, the committee says it has no emails at all

  • Prabha Arun Kumar

    Sydney murder: Prabha’s kin urge killer to come forward

    Sydney: The family of the Indian IT consultant, who was stabbed to death in a Sydney street, on Thursday appealed to the killer to come forward, a media reported. Prabha Arun Kumar (41), employed with Bengaluru-based technology firm MindTree, was attacked at Amos Street’s Parramatta Park in western Sydney on Saturday, ABC reported.  Her husband Arun Kumar and brother Shankar Shetty have asked the public for help in finding the person who killed

  • Masrat Alam

    Keep close surveillance on Masrat, Centre asks Sayeed

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the Jammu and Kashmir government has been told to keep “close surveillance” on separatist leader Masrat Alam, whose release from jail had sparked a political furore.  Making a statement in the Lok Sabha, Rajnath Singh said the home ministry has issued an advisory to the state asking it to vigorously pursue all 27 criminal cases against him.

  • Tsunami

    UN to hold disaster meeting in tsunami-hit Japan

    Tokyo: The UN will hold a once-in-a-decade meeting on disaster risk reduction this weekend, with policymakers gathering in tsunami-struck Japan after warnings that the cost of climate change-related calamities could bankrupt future generations. The meeting will review what lessons have been learned since the last conference, which came months after a quarter of a million people died in the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

  • Swine Flu scare

    Indian Swine-Flu Virus Reveals Dangerous, New Mutation

    A potentially virulent and distinct strain of the swine-flu virus that continues to kill and panic people appears to have taken hold in India, a new study conducted by scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found. This is contrary to a recent Indian assertion that no mutations were found in the version of the H1N1 virus circulating in India (A/California/04/2009—to use its official name), a strain first identified during a pandemic in

  • Ashton Carter

    Ashton Carter believes war against IS may outlive Barack Obama reign

    Karachi: The battle against the Islamic State insurgents may outlive the Obama administration and the present Congress, said US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter. In a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary Carter said that sent an unmistakable message to IS leaders, adding that the militants couldn’t divide them and they (IS) had no hope of defeating them, the Dawn reported. President Barack Obama and Congress will complete their respective tenures in

  • Swine flu

    Swine flu virus in India deadlier than ever: MIT study

    Washington: Swine flu – influenza A (H1N1) pandemic 2009 virus – that has killed over 1,500 people and left more than 27,000 people infected in India has acquired mutations that make it more dangerous than previously circulating strains of H1N1 influenza, a team of Indian-origin scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has discovered. The findings, reported in the scientific journal Cell Host & Microbe, contradict previous reports from the Indian