Free Press Journal
  • Cameron wants jail approach to women with babies reviewed

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for an urgent reconsideration of the way the prison system in England and Wales treats pregnant women and mothers with babies, the media reported on Sunday.

  • Pak behind rise of international Jihadi forces: NYT

    New York: Pakistan’s powerful intelligence service has long acted as the “manager” of international Jihadi forces and it may have been involved in the rise of the ISIS, a leading US daily today said, in a stinging commentary on Pakistan’s “intervention” in a number of foreign conflicts.

  • Rail track galvanisation can lead to 4% GDP savings: IZA

    New Delhi: Asserting that use of galvanised rail tracks could result in savings to the tune of 4 per cent of GDP, global zinc body IZA has urged Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to go for such technique to avoid losses arising out of frequent track replacement from corrosion.

  • tax liability

    Tax benefits for leather, gems & jewellery likely in Budget

    New Delhi: Government is considering a package of tax incentives for the labour-intensive leather and gems and jewellery sectors in the forthcoming Budget to provide a boost to manufacturing as well as exports. Leather and leather goods sector is a focus area under the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the central government and the aim is to increase its exports to USD 15 billion by 2020 from the current USD 6 billion.

  • Azam Khan

    Azam Khan should take treatment in Agra: BJP

    New Delhi: Hitting out Azam Khan for claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim during his recent visit to Pakistan, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday advised the at Uttar Pradesh Government to get the Urban Development Minister ‘treated’ in Agra.

  • Sebi

    Sebi ups vigil on tax evasion attempts as fiscal-end nears

    New Delhi: As the current fiscal nears its end, Sebi has stepped up its surveillance to check tax evasion attempts through ‘arbitrage’ and bogus losses using stocks and mutual fund investments.

  • China’s forex reserves drop by $99.5 billion

    Beijing: China’s foreign exchange reserves dropped by $99.5 billion from December to $3.23 trillion at the end of January, the central bank said on Sunday.

  • Transgenders

    Forcing transgenders to beg to be an act of ‘violence’

    New Delhi: Forcing a transgender person into beggary may soon be treated as an act of “atrocity and violence” against them. In a significant move, a chapter detailing a series of offences which shall be treated as atrocity and violence against trangender people has been added to the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2015, redrafted by the Social Justice Ministry.

  • Manish Sisodia

    Delhi govt to recommend CBI probe into student’s death case

    New Delhi: Delhi government today said that it will recommend a CBI probe into the death of a Ryan International School student following his father’s allegations that he was sexually assaulted and then killed. A magisterial probe ordered by the Delhi Government into the case said that “deliberate” inaction by the school authorities amounted to “gross criminal negligence” which led to the death of the child.

  • Odd-even consultation enters day two

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government’s drive to seek public opinion about the ‘Odd-Even formula’ implementation entered the second day today with the consultation process taking place in East Delhi, South Delhi and North Delhi.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    IFR ambassadors’ row: ‘no contract’ with Akshay, Kangana

    Visakhapatnam: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that the ministry had made no contracts with Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Kangana Ranaut to be the brand ambassadors of International Fleet Review (IFR).

  • Rahul Gandhi to sound Congress poll bugle in Kerala

    New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to Kerala beginning on Tuesday during which he is expected to review the party’s strategy ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls.

  • Parrikar addresses media

    Siachen avalanche: There seems to be no loose ends, Parrikar

    Visakhapatnam: Disturbed with the loss of ten soldiers, who were buried alive after an avalanche hit an army post in Siachen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said there seems to be no loose ends, adding that it was an unpredicted way of nature showing its strength.

  • Ontario minister flags nuclear liability concerns

    Mumbai: Confident of significant benefits from India-Canada nuclear cooperation, a senior lawmaker from the North American nation feels the Indian nuclear liability law remains an issue and can adversely impact the investments. “It could well be an impediment to investment,” said Brad Duguid, the minister for economic development for Canada’s largest province Ontario, when asked about the nuclear liability law.

  • Happy young couple

    ‘Mumbai most searched couples’ escapade this Valentine’s Day’

    Mumbai: With Valentine’s Day round the corner, the country’s financial capital Mumbai has topped the list of Indian cities for which couples looking for romantic escapades did online searches, according to a survey. According to the survey conducted by leading hotel booking website Hotels.com, Mumbai has been the most searched domestic destination, followed by Delhi, by couples looking for some time together and to spend some cosy moments.

  • Taslima Nasreen

    I don’t think India is intolerant country: Taslima  

    Kozhikode: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen does not feel that India is an “intolerant” country and wondered why secularists in the country were questioning only Hindu fundamentalists. She also said that a democracy based on pseudo-secularism was not a true democracy at all.

  • Month-long campaign on female genital mutilation launched

    Mumbai: A group of 50 female genital mutilation (FGM) survivors of a particular community today launched a month-long campaign here to sensitise the people about the gruesome practice. The advocacy group known as ‘Speak Out on FGM’ launched the campaign ‘Each One Reach One’ on the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, in tandem with an online petition they had initiated on website Change.org in a bid to