Free Press Journal
  • Is India doing enough to end violence against women?

    November 25th is the UN’s international Ending Violence Against Women Day. Just a few days ago in Delhi, Minister Azam Khan was condemned for remarks he made about an alleged rape case from earlier this year. With many such cases reported in DivyaBhaskar and across the news, India is asking whether its politicians are doing enough for women’s rights, particularly the problem of violence against women.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari no to casinos; wants Ramdev, Sri Sri to enter tourism

    Mumbai: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today cleared that casinos are not welcome in the country while he pitched that organisations doing “good work” like Yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali group and Sri Sri Ravishankar’s ‘Art of Living’ should create facilities at the over 1,300 islands, which are to be opened up for tourism across the country.

  • Maha ATS gets letter threatening murder of officers

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which has successfully cracked down on terror elements in recent months, has received an anonymous letter threatening murder of its officers in Pune and Mumbai.”We received an anonymous letter yesterday threatening to kill our officers in Mumbai and Pune.

  • Rupee

    Rupee ends marginally higher vs dollar, trades at 66.85

    Mumbai: In a volatile market, the rupee ended marginally higher by one paise at 66.85 against the US currency on mild selling of dollars by banks and exporters. The Indian unit resumed higher at 66.82 per dollar against the yesterday’s closing level of 66.86 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market.

  • Gold rises

    Gold weakens on subdued demand, global bearishness

    Mumbai: Gold weakened further at the domestic bullion market here today due to poor offtake by stockists aswell as lack of local buying support. Silver also continued its downfall for the third straight session owing to sluggish industrial demand.

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    Non-financial cos to gain from healthy GDP growth: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Non-financial corporates in India will benefit from a healthy domestic growth and accommodative monetary policy, Moody’s Investors Service and its Indian affiliate ICRA Limited today said.

  • US hikes H1B, L1 visa fee; to hit Indian IT companies

    Washington: In a blow to Indian IT firms, the US has notified an additional fee of up to USD 4,500 for certain categories of the popular H-1B and L-1 visas. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said applicants for certain categories of H-1B visas post December 18, 2015 must submit an additional fee of USD 4,000.

  • James Anderson

    Test cricket still excites me: England’s Anderson

    Johannesburg: England veteran pacer James Anderson has said Test cricket is what excites him still but added that the longest format of the game is facing pressure from the popularity of Twenty 20. “It still excites me. I prioritise it in my head and my heart,” Anderson was quoted as saying by the BBC on Tuesday. “It is what I will concentrate on doing for the foreseeable future,” he said.

  • Pulis plays down praise of interim Chelsea coach Hiddink for revival

    London: English football club West Bromich Albion’s head coach Tony Pulis on Wednesday said that giving interim coach Guus Hiddink the credit for champions Chelsea’s revival this season is bullshit. Hiddink took charge of Chelsea in December as Jose Mourinho got sacked even after winning the English Premier League last season. But Pulis believes Hiddink is not worth the praise he is receiving now.

  • ‘Speak out against extremism as silence emboldens criminals’

    New Delhi: Silence can “embolden” criminals and it is therefore important for public figures and private individuals to speak out “pro actively” against hatred, a senior US official today said, referring to the Dadri lynching case.

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    ‘Over 400,000 lost jobs in Nepal in five months’

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s apex business body has claimed that over 400,000 Nepalis lost their jobs in the last five months in the wake of the anti-Constitution protest in the Terai plains and the blockade of Nepal-India border entry points.

  • Oscar Pistorius

    Pistorius accuses SCA of ‘discrimination’

    Johannesburg: Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has filed papers contending that the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) had exceeded its jurisdiction by questioning the trial court’s factual findings, which eventually declared him guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • IRCTC ties up with TravelKhana.com for e-catering

    New Delhi: TravelKhana.com, the first pioneer for enabling food ordering for travelers, today announced its tie up with Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to offer customers delicious and hygienically-prepared fresh food for their train journeys.

  • Never dreamt of Messi’s monumental success: Father

    Buenos Aires: Argentine forward Lionel Messi’s father Jorge has said that he could have never dreamt of his son’s monumental success in world football. Messi collected his record fifth Ballon d’Or title at Zurich on Sunday and has enjoyed tremendous success since his family relocated from Argentina to Barcelona with him as a 13-year-old.

  • Sharp in math? Thank your innate ratio processing skill

    New York: An innate ratio processing ability may serve as the building block for math knowledge and help in determining our aptitude for understanding fractions and other formal mathematical concepts, new research has found.

  • Malaysia lays down the law on fat cops

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is putting the heat on overweight police officers, warning them to shape up or miss out on promotions amid estimates that nearly 10 per cent of the force is obese. A taste for rich foods has made Malaysia the fattest country in Southeast Asia, according to officials and health experts, and the police force has not been spared.

  • Ian Chappell slams Smith for proposing deal for match outcome

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has taken a swipe at current skipper Steve Smith for seeking a deal with the West Indies to trigger a result during the rain ravaged third and final Test which petered out in a tame draw last week. West Indies skipper Jason Holder rejected Smith’s proposal of an Australian run-chase of 370 from 70 overs on the final day of the Test in which two full

  • Ghana FA boss re-elected sub-regional football union president

    Accra (Ghana): Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss Kwesi Nyantakyi has been re-elected head of the West African Football Union (WAFU Zone B) for another term. Nyantakyi garnered four votes to beat Djibrilla Hima Hamidou from Niger who polled three votes out of the total seven votes on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Nyantakyi, who is also an executive member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), will lead the Union for four years.

  • Sevilla, upstart Mirandes qualify for Copa del Rey quarters

    La Coruna (Spain): Spanish Second-division football side Mirandes embarrassed Deportivo La Coruna 3-0 here in the second leg of their Copa del Rey clash to advance 4-1 on aggregate, while Sevilla sailed past cross-town rival Real Betis to claim their berth in the quarter-finals. Fans at La Coruna’s Riazor stadium on Tuesday saw their team lose a third consecutive match, this time to a club from the second rank of Spanish soccer, reports