Free Press Journal
  • Pashtun rights group accuses Pak army of widespread abuse

    Peshawar : A Pakistani human rights group that has accused the military of widespread abuses as it battles Islamist militants in Pakistan’s rugged border region with neighboring Afghanistan has emerged as a force among the country’s Pashtun minority, drawing tens of thousands to rallies to protest what it contends is a campaign of intimidation that includes extrajudicial killings and thousands of disappearances and detentions.

  • Advisory committee on RERA to meet soon

    Mumbai : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said that the first meeting of the advisory committee on RERA will take place soon. He said this while talking to reporters at India Economic Summit 2018 on RERA completing a year.

  • 14-year-old gang-raped for over 2 months in MP, three arrested

    JABALPUR: A 14-year-old girl was gang-raped repeatedly by five people for two more than months in the Gorakhpur area here, a senior police official said on Saturday. The girl’s parents approached the police last night alleging that five people, aged between 18 and 21, gang-raped their daughter, Gorakhpur Superintendent of Police Arjun Uike said. “The parents approached the police after the news spread that the girl underwent an abortion two days ago,”

  • Philippines removes ‘comfort woman’ statue  

    Manila : Philippine authorities have removed a bronze statue in Manila symbolising the World War II sex slaves abused by Japanese soldiers, less than five months after it was installed, officials said on Saturday.

  • Sowing seeds for future: Youth plant 120 trees in Dahisar

    Mumbai : Planting trees not only strengthens roots of our future, it also tightens the bond among people. Three young residents of Sumati Niwas building in Dahisar have planted more than 120 saplings, ensuring a bright future for their society and environment in the long run.

  • SC Collegium to reconsider Justice Joseph’s namefor elevation

    New Delhi : Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra is understood to have decided to urgently convene a meeting of the Collegium to reconsider the name of the Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph for elevation as a judge of the Supreme Court. The government had on Friday returned the file to the Collegium which had recommended on January 10 Justice Joseph’s name for his elevation as an apex court

  • Experts differ over holding simultaneous polls

    New Delhi : Amid ongoing talks over holding simultaneous parliamentary and state elections, an elite panel of constitutional experts, senior politicians and bureaucrats on Saturday joined a brainstorming session to find the best way forward for the country.

  • Things going very well, says Trump after talks with S Korea

    Washington : US President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very well” after talking with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in about an upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

  • Lawyer writes to CM, seeks probe

    Rekha Gawli, the mother of the 17-year-old boy, has alleged that her son died due to custodial death after being beaten up by the Wadala Railway Police Force officials on April 12.

  • Stormy Daniels case against Trump’s lawyer put on hold 

    Washington : A US judge has halted for 90 days a lawsuit by adult film actress Stormy Daniels against US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.  Judge James Otero said Mr Cohen’s constitutional rights could be endangered if the case proceeded while he was under criminal investigation, BBC reported on Friday, reports IANS.

  • Megablock on Central Railway today

    Thane : The Central Railway (CR) has planned mega block on main and harbour line for carrying out maintenance work on Sunday.

  • Indian Commonwealth official wins unfair dismissal case in UK

    London : An Indian official who worked at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London has won an employment tribunal claim that he was unlawfully forced out of his job and is entitled to thousands of pounds in damages.

  • Protest at UP minister’s home

    While calling for a ban on alcohol in the state, Uttar Pradesh Minister and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar on Friday said that people belonging to Rajput and Yadav caste consume more liquor than others.

  • Civil services exams:  Badole tops in Mah

    MUMBAI: Girish Badole  (28) from Osmanabad district topped  in Maharashtra, and ranked 20 overall  in the civil services 2017 examinations. The results were announced on Friday.  He is also the only student from the state to figure among the top 50.

  • UP: 12 killed as van hits truck

    Lakhimpur Kheri: A speeding van carrying 18 passengers rammed into a stationary truck on the National Highway 24 here early this morning, killing 12 people and injuring six others, the police said.

  • Now, fishery hub hits troubled waters

    A panel has found the 45-acre land allotted for the hub to be small. It also raised questions on the location which is away from the sea, compounded by the stench emanating from the dumping yard.