Free Press Journal
  • Man arrested for raping schoolgirl

    Mumbai : The Tilak Nagar police arrested a 26 -year-old man on Saturday for raping a seven-year-old girl inside an autorickshaw. The incident occurred on February 21 morning at Tilak Nagar. The victim was on her way to school at Tilak Nagar. On Tuesday, the school van broke down at Amar Mahal at Chembur. In order to make the 12 children reach school on time, the van driver made three school children

  • Papon steps down as TV show judge amid sexual assault allegations

    Mumbai : Singer Papon has quit the singing reality TV show as judge following the complaint of sexual assault that was filed against him for kissing a minor contestant of the TV programme. On Friday, a Supreme Court lawyer filed a complaint with the National Commission for Protection of Child Right (NCPCR) alleging “sexual assault” after the singer uploaded a video on his Facebook page where he is seen kissing the minor

  • Day 4: TISS students continue protest against aid withdrawal

    Mumbai : The protest against withdrawal of financial aid given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) scholars at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) continued for the fourth day on Saturday with the agitating students refusing to back down.

  • Maha women panel to quiz show producers

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra State Women Rights Commission (MSWRC) today said it would question the producers of a reality TV show in connection with singer Papon kissing a minor contestant during a Facebook live session.

  • I fought Dawood; CBI framed me, says IPS officer in HC

    Mumbai : The lawyer of Gujarat IPS officer Rajkumar Pandian, whose discharge in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh alleged fake encounter case has been challenged in the Bombay High Court, today alleged in the court that he was framed up by the CBI.

  • 104 doctors to lose their jobs for failing to report on duty to rural hospitals

    Mumbai : Nearly 104 doctors who were supposed to report on duty for government jobs have failed to do. This has forced the Maharashtra Health Department to issue a new Government Resolution cancelling their appointments. These doctors who have failed to take up the jobs now stand to lose them.

  • Delaying adolescent pregnancy can add $400bn to India’s GDP

    By delaying adolescent pregnancy, India could add an estimated 12 per cent to it’s GDP, stated a report ‘Collaborative Force: Empowering 10 to 19’. The report further states that girls with secondary schooling are up to six times less likely to be married as children. It added each additional year of schooling for girls reduces infant mortality for their offspring by up to 10 per cent; and for every USD 1 spent

  • Dog’s Life: Maximum City has minimum understanding of pet safety, feel NGOs

    The number of incidents where animals are rescued from dangerous and cruel situations has been growing, with 1,171 rescue cases in 2017, compared to 2013, when only 316 cases were reported from the city. A gradual rise has been recorded every year thereafter with 459 cases in 2012, 740 in 2014 and 1,013 in 2016.NGOS feel people’s literacy level is low as far as pets are concerned.NGOs are also getting a lot