Free Press Journal
  • Rape law can’t be used to get marriage promise fulfilled: Court

    New Delhi : Lodging of a case under rape laws cannot be used as a tool to get a marriage promise fulfilled, a Delhi court has said while acquitting a man of the charges of raping a widow who was in a live-in relationship with him.

  • Facebook unveils new friends icon

    Washington : Social networking service Facebook has introduced a new friends icon, reports ANI.

  • OECD: India sees stable growth; slowdown likely in China,US

    London : India is seeing “stable growth momentum” even as economic activities are expected to slow down in China, the US and many other major economies, says Paris-based think tank OECD.  The readings are based on Composite leading indicators (CLIs), that are designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend.

  • Party drugs hamper sex life of men

    Beijing : Heavy use of party drugs like “Ecstasy” can lead to sexual problems like erectile dysfunction in men, a new study has indicated, reports IANS.

  • China’s crazy market turns scary

    Mumbai :  Shanghai plunged 5.90%, or 219.93 points, to end at 3,507.19 after losing more than 8% at one point.

  • SCO will also improve Indo-Pak ties

    “We believe that India and Pakistan joining the SCO will play an important role in the development of the SCO,”  Hua Chunyhing/ Chinese Foreign Min spokesperson  (more…)

  • Chinese, Russian prezs meet ahead of BRICS, SCO summits

    Ufa (Russia) : Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin met here on Wednesday ahead of this year’s BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summits, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Cricket Association of Bengal to check on spending

    Kolkata :  Stumped by a deficit of Rs 3.70 crore in the last financial year, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) will now have budget in place for all its sub-committees to check on its spending.

  • Treadmill workstations reduce muscle pain

    Toronto : Treadmill work stations can make office work a lot more comfortable as they can help reduce neck and shoulder muscle pain associated with computer work, says a new study, reports IANS.

  • PJHG ‘Hustlers’ record tight wins

    Mumbai :  PJHG ‘Hustlers’ produced a solid, fighting performance to record narrow 3-2 wins, in both their home and away matches, against MCF ‘Dark Knights’ in Section-E during the Mumbai Snooker League – 2015.

  • BCCI to challenge Lahoti report over Kochi Tuskers

    New Delhi :  The BCCI indicated it will appeal against former Chief Justice of India R C Lahoti’s report that went in favour of Kochi Tuskers, the erstwhile IPL franchise whose contract was terminated by the Board in 2011 because of an alleged breach of contract.

  • Food Minister: FSSAI has created a climate of ‘fear’

    New Delhi : Amidst FSSAI ordering recall of several products, including Maggi, from the market, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the food regulator has created an environment of “fear” in the industry.

  • Pupil response predicts depression risk in kids

    New York : How much a child’s pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict their risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research, reports PTI.

  • Supreme Court

    Heading towards uniform code?

    Laws evolve over time. Often when law-makers fail to keep pace with the changing societal norms and practices, the task of acknowledging the need to modernize laws falls on the higher judiciary. This is welcome. All relevant actors must participate in the forward march of the society. In this context, the Supreme Court in recent times has taken some progressive decisions which strike a blow for gender equality and for ridding the

  • Chess: Sachdev outwits Vaishali to share lead

    Mumbai :  Top seed IM Tania Sachdev of Air India ended the fine winning run of Tamil Nadu’s WFM Vaishali R. by scoring an impressive victory in the 8th round of the Ram Ratna 42nd National Women’s Challenger Chess Championship, which is being conducted by the Maharashtra Chess Association (MCA) at Rambhau Mhalgi Probodhni, Keshav Shrusti.

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