Free Press Journal
  • The trend of women in the driver’s seat is a welcome one

    Until a few decades ago, ladies driving cars was an uncommon phenomenon. Even then, women driving taxis was unheard of. That trend is soon changing. It is the courage of women like Heena Sheikh that cause those trends to change, writes Mallika Iyer

  • The Stepwells of Gujarat tell the tales of women, water and life

    Most often, historical monuments tell us the stories of men, power and war. The Stepwells of Gujarat offer a refreshing alternative to this paradigm for they tell the tales of women, water and life, writes Mallika Iyer

  • Aaj Rang Hai: Make your evening musical! 

    With a combination of Sufi music and qawwalis, the Hindustani play, Aaj Rang Hai is sure to leave some goosebumps and enthral each one of you

  • HC: Bone ossification test not conclusive in deciding age HC

    The ruling of the HC has come as a boon for a woman convicted for forcing minors into flesh trade. Justice Anant Badar commuted the seven years rigorous punishment awarded to Nisha Tamang by a sessions court, to two years.

  • Naxals step up activities along MP-CG border, torch forest post

    BHOPAL : Ultra naxals torched a forest post at Phen Wildlife Sanctuary near Latawar Dadar village under Motinala police station late Friday night. It is second attack of naxalites in the district within a month. They destroyed entire post in sanctuary. Police have launched massive search in the entire area. Hawk forces have been deployed.

  • Woman’s death in 2014: HC asks govt for report on action taken against accused

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to inform it of the action taken against hospital staff and others in connection with a woman’s death in 2014 after allegedly some antibiotics were administered to her. The woman, admitted in the civic-run K B Bhabha hospital died, and 27 others took ill after allegedly some antibiotics were administered to them.

  • Pulses worth Rs 1,000 cr rot in warehouses

    Tuar, which was purchased by them for Rs 5,050 per quintal, is now available in the market for Rs 4,000 per quintal. And that is why, the buyers are not interested.

  • W(h)ater we waiting for? Mumbai’s rivers need a lot more care

    Mumbai : Peeved at the sorry state of the rivers, Rajendra Singh, known as ‘Waterman of India’, said, “A river is like mother… They are now in the proverbial intensive care unit. People should make them breathe again.” The Ramon Magsaysay award winner said that mere slogans and speeches won’t turn a nullah (drain) into nadi (river).

  • Sunset is red, Sunrise is absolute saffron: Modi

    Agartala/Shillong/Kohima : The stunning saffron surge in northeast on Saturday decimated the Left in Tripura, one of its last two citadels, with BJP ousting CPI-M from power after 25 long years and looking to form a coalition government in Nagaland while eyeing power in Meghalaya with the help from anti-Congress parties. The BJP Parliamentary Board met on Saturday evening and expressed confidence that the party would form governments in Nagaland and Meghalaya

  • England beats Kiwis by four runs in a thriller

    Wellington : England stayed calm at the death to snatch a thrilling four-run win in the third one-day cricket international on Saturday, despite an unbeaten century by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

  • Thousands of Mumbaikars to take to the streets for rivers

    River March is a citizen’s movement working for rejuvenation of the four Rivers of Mumbai. The 4-year-old movement has resulted in state government recognising the need for an action plan for the treatment of Mumbai rivers and have also allocated funds for it.

  • BJP co-opts the Congress in Tripura, develops opportunism to a fine art

    Prima facie, it can seem that BJP has been able to achieve its objective of ushering in a Congress-mukt (free) India in the northeast, especially in Tripura, by being in a position to come to power in at least two of the three states which went to the polls last month. However, such a conclusion will be facile. The reason is that in Tripura, for instance, BJP succeeded in co-opting virtually all