Free Press Journal
  • Draft of act on witness protection submitted

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra government on Monday submitted to the Bombay High Court a draft of a proposed act which provides for giving security cover to witnesses in criminal cases.

  • 76% underage Indian kids use YouTube

    New Delhi : Despite the government’s strict norms that prohibit children under 13 from joining mobile sharing platforms, nearly 76 percent of children aged 7-13 years visit video-streaming website YouTube daily, a new Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (Assocham) survey found, reports IANS.

  • Corporators are neglecting questions on education

    Mumbai : The condition of municipal schools is already poor in the city. Although the BMC says it is taking measures to improve the poor condition of its schools, provide more facilities, better infrastructure, better quality of education and teachers etc, the civic body is continuously seen to be failing in this direction.

  • HC again rings alarm bells over Delhi pollution

    New Delhi : Observing that air pollution in Delhi is of an “emergency nature”, the Delhi High Court on Monday asked all the authorities here to ensure that all rules which are in place are followed to minimise the pollution  level.

  • Muhammad Aamir’s comeback faces stiff resistance

    Karachi : PCB may be working on Muhammad Aamir’s international return, but the tainted pacer’s comeback is facing resistance from a few national selectors, who are ready to even step down if the left-armer is picked in the Pakistan side. According to a reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), former pacer Kabir Khan has made it clear to chief selector Haroon Rasheed that he should be released from the selection panel if

  • Nepal woman’s rape, murder: 7 get death

    Rohtak (Har) : Seven persons, convicted for raping and killing a 28-year-old mentally-challenged Nepalese woman, were today sentenced to death by a court, with the Judge asking “how many times Nirbhaya would die” and such crimes should be met with a “very heavy hand”.

  • Nepal mulls deal with Madhesis

    Kathmandu : In a significant development, Nepal government has decided to amend the new Constitution to address two key demands of agitating Medhesis regarding proportional representation and constituency delimitation, a move which is likely to be welcomed by India.

  • In defence of Arun Jaitley

    A challenge of credibility haunts the entire political class. What happens when a few opportunists out to wreck the system from within, if possible, or from without, if not, seek to destroy carefully-built reputations of the handful of politicians who are still untainted by the brush of wrong-doing? Yes, we are talking about the rubbish being recycled and thrown at the country’s Finance Minister. It must be remembered that before he became

  • Nitai Mehta, founder, and others from Praja Foudation during the release of their report in Mumbai on Monday.

    Sharp drop in number of students admitted to civic schools

    Mumbai : Due to under-graded education, teachers and poor facilities provided in BMC schools, the number of enrollments has been decreasing over the years. But in the last five years, the enrollment of students in municipal schools has decreased by 9 per cent, which reduces the number drastically by around 41,000 students, states a report by Praja Foundation on the state of municipal education in Mumbai.

  • HC issue notices to Gujarat govt, police on Hardik’s bail plea

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notices to the state government and police on Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel’s bail plea in a sedition case filed against him by the city crime branch.

  • Are those slurpy dog licks good for you?

    Washington DC : Dogs are known to boost a person’s wellbeing and now, a new study suggests that their germs too might be good for humans’ health, reports ANI.

  • ICC warns Nagpur authorities for poor Test pitch

    Dubai: Not convinced by BCCI’s defence, the International Cricket Council on Monday issued an “official warning” to the Jamtha Stadium administration in Nagpur for preparing a pitch that was ruled poor by the match referee after the third Test between India and South Africa. Incidentally, Jamtha, which saw ample turn form day one itself, is the home ground of ICC chairman and BCCI president Shashank Manohar. “The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that

  • ‘Dull’ Murray wins BBC Sports Personality award

    Belfast : Davis Cup hero Andy Murray won the BBC ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award for 2015 at a star-studded reception in Belfast on Sunday. The world No 2, who was picking up the honour for the second time, led Great Britain to their first Davis Cup title since 1936 last month. Accepting the award the Scot said: “I didn’t expect this – a friend actually sent me a message the other day

  • Major terror attack on Jakarta thwarted

    Jakarta : Indonesian police said today they were on their highest terror alert after foiling plans for a suicide attack in Jakarta and arresting radicals linked to the Islamic State group.

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    …to ensure payments banks perform their envisaged role

    Mumbai : The Reserve Bank of India will closely study the transformation of the successful payments banks applicants into banking entities and ensure they perform the activities they have been given licence for,  C.D. Srinivasan, chief general manager, department of non-banking regulation said.

  • 14 gram almonds daily can boost your health

    New York : Eating a moderate amount of almonds daily can enrich the diets of adults and young children, says a new study, reports IANS.

  • No takers for Younis, who won World T20 title for Pak

    Karachi : Pakistan’s Test stalwart Younis Khan, who led the national team to its only World T20 title in 2009, remained unsold while captain Misbah ul-Haq was snapped up by Islamabad franchise on the first day of Players’ Draft for the Pakistan Super League on Monday. 38-year-old Younis, who was kept in the top platinum category carrying a price tag of between USD 80 to 145,000, was overlooked in the draft held in Lahore