Free Press Journal
  • SC/ST Act: Regrettable rollback

    Populist politics has won over good sense and experience. Let us assert at the outset the Supreme Court, which in March prescribed a few preliminary cautionary steps before the rigors of the SC/ST(Prevention of Atrocities) Act could be  visited upon a suspect was not against the SCs/STs. Such steps as suggested by the court in its order  had become necessary to prevent the widespread abuse and misuse of the law by unscrupulous

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    Hike to contain Inflation

    The second rate hike on the trot suggests that for the central bank controlling inflation is a priority above even growth. The RBI raised repo rate by 25 basis points on Wednesday, the second since June, making it 6.5 percent.  Caution on inflation seemed to be the key for the six-member monetary policy committee which voted five to one for raising the rate by 25 basis points yet again. Since the RBI

  • New ‘Kaptan’ of Pakistan is here for change

    Former playboy cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan is all set to become Pakistan’s new prime minister. His Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, though the largest single party in the National Assembly still has to stitch up the numbers to have a simple majority. Those numbers won’t be hard to get as much ahead of the elections as the scales were tilted in his favour. Though the opposition questions the fairness of the elections, that won’t make much

  • Defrock ‘bad’ priests, leave beliefs alone

    Religion, sex and law make a heady cocktail because law is used to regulate both religion and sex. So, when some renegade priests are accused of rape, our netas may not know enough of the law to realise they are violating it by attacking venerable religious beliefs rather than renegade predator-priests who violate their sacred vows to exploit nuns.

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    Does any government exist in Maharashtra: Bombay High Court asks state government

    Mumbai: Voicing concerns over the transition through a ‘tragic phase,’ the Bombay High Court on Thursday sarcastically asked whether a government exists in Maharashtra. The court said if the present situation persists then there would soon be a day when every citizen would require police protection before he or she can speak freely.

  • Maharashtra: ‘Pregnant’ woman gang raped by former live-in partner and 7 other men in Sangli

    Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a purportedly ‘pregnant’ woman was allegedly gang raped by her ‘former live-in partner’, along with seven other men in Tasgaon, Sangli. The incident took place during the intervening night of July 31 and August 1, when the 20-year-old victim was accompanying her husband for a business meeting.

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    Apple becomes world’s first publicly traded company 1 trillion-dollar company

    San Francisco: Apple has become the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at USD 1 trillion. The milestone marks the triumph of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets ever since a maverick named Steve Jobs started the company 42 years ago.

  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and 17 parties to approach EC demanding 2019 polls be held using ballot papers

    New Delhi: On an initiative of TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, leaders of 17 political parties will be pressing the EC told the next general election with ballot papers. The efficacy of the EVM is in question in view of the swirling allegations about its manipulation.  A day after Mamata made a pitch for approaching the Election Commission with the demand, her Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien told

  • Netherlands vs Nepal 2nd ODI: FPJ’s dream XI prediction for Netherlands and Nepal

    Nepal’s official debut on the 50-over stage, paradoxically, had a bit of a vintage feel to it in the end. The ODI debut failed to produce the result they would have wanted as the home team Netherlands clinched the 1st match easily by 55 runs. Though Nepal bowled really well to restrict the home side for merely 189 run, still they fell short of the target. Paras Khadka and Sompal Kami shared

  • Maniesh Paul’s birthday plans

    Maniesh Paul, who has made the videsis dance and groove on his moves in his recent Da-Bangg tour is back in town for work commitments. But the busy actor, who turns a year older today, will be spending his birthday with his family in Delhi.

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    An Omnipresent God

    Why creation? There is really no such thing as creation. Nothing is created it is simply energies dancing in different forms. It is not that god is sitting and creating something. Energy is life. If it were not dynamic, this energy would have been static without anything happening. But this energy is life so it would be always taking innumerable forms.

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    “I cry When my films don’t work”, says Aamir Khan

    He is often praised for his script sense, but Aamir Khan says he has cried for the films that did not do well. The actor-director says he has a curious mind and his biggest fear is not failure, but of not trying. “I want to go with my conviction while making a film and if there is a loss, I will mourn that also. I cry when my films don’t work,” the

  • Government may put off raising tariffs on 29 US products

    New Delhi : The government may extend by another 45 days the deadline for imposition of higher customs duties on 29 products, including almonds, walnut and pulses, imported from the US.

  • County stint helped me, says Ravichandran Ashwin

    Birmingham : Star of the first Test’s first day, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says a stint in county cricket and tweaking his bowling action paid dividends.

  • Swiggy takes over Scootsy for Rs 50 cr

    New Delhi : Food ordering and delivery firm Swiggy on Thursday said it has acquired Mumbai-based on-demand delivery platform Scootsy. The all-cash acquisition of Scootsy is for approximately Rs 50 crore, a source in knowledge of the deal said.

  • U-19 captain Anuj Rawat under scanner for playing unofficial league

    New Delhi : Delhi’s wicketkeeper-batsman Anuj Rawat, who recently captained India U-19 in four-day matches in Sri Lanka, is under the scanner for playing an unsanctioned T20 league in Mauritius last year along with a host of Pakistani cricketers.