Free Press Journal
  • The arithmetic of population logic

    A vote in the great state of Uttar Pradesh carries less weight in a general election than a vote in Tamil Nadu. It’s simple arithmetic: UP’s 22 crore people send 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha. Tamil Nadu, with a third of the population, has almost half as many MPs (39). Similarly, Kerala has a sixth of UP’s population but one-fourth as many seats.

  • SC rejects PIL seeking mandatory 2-child policy

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought making of two-child policy mandatory across the country.

  • India has highest number of people without basic sanitation, says report

    The report says despite immense progress through the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, more than 732 million people still suffer fear and indignity of relieving themselves in the open or in unsafe or unhygienic toilets -– a situation that is worse for women and girls.

  • Mumbai: Experts rubbish BMC claims of 50% drop in infant deaths

    Mumbai: According to the report of the civic health department, for the first time in three years, the infant mortality rate of the city has halved, coming down to 12.96 (per 1000 births) in 2016 from 28.05 in 2014. However, experts in the field have expressed doubts over the data provided by the civic body.

  • World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050: United Nations

    United Nations: The world’s total population is expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050 despite universal lower fertility rates, the UN said in a report. The world population is now at least 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion last year, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries — despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe, the report World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision

  • Three men, 96 children: Pak’s population booms

    Bannu (Pakistan) : Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan’s skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years.

  • MBMC lacks a full-time Fire chief

     Mira-Bhayandar : Even though the population of the twin-city has crossed the 14-lakh mark (8.09 Lakh as per 2011 census) and high-rises are coming up everywhere, the state government seems least concerned with enhancing the existing firefighting mechanism of the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). This can be gauged from the fact that the fire brigade has remained headless with no full-time Chief Fire Officer (CFO) since Classo Fernandes (who was qualified for

  • Bhopal: Better to live for 100 persons than for one

    BHOPAL: In a layman’s language, social justice means that no section of the population should suffer from social disabilities. Though, in our country social justice has become synonymous with the policy of reservations but the fact is that social justice is a wide, umbrella term which includes ensuring equitable distribution of wealth, equal opportunities and equal share in power.

  • Just 1% Indians pay Income Tax: Kant

    New Delhi : Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant today said just one per cent of India’s more than 1.25 billion population pays Income Tax and the country cannot afford as high as 95 per cent of its economy making cash transactions.

  • Muslims hold key to poll outcome in UP

    Lucknow : Muslim voters, who account for nearly 20 per cent of Uttar Pradesh’s population, can make or mar the electoral prospects of key political parties vying for the top slot in the upcoming Assembly elections.

  • After two nights of horror, border residents migrate

    R S Pura (IB) : Several villages along the International Border in this sector wear a deserted look as the residents, after spending two nights of horror, decided to migrate to safer places after Pakistan violated the ceasefire, targeting the civilian population.

  • Fresh fires break out at Calais ‘Jungle camp’

    Calais (France) : Fresh fires broke out in the “Jungle” camp on Wednesday on the second day of operations to tear down the squalid settlement in northern France, sending migrants fleeing with their meagre belongings, reports AFP.

  • SC ‘distressed’ on inhuman conditions in jails

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to ensure compliance of its order regarding reducing the prison population and improving the living conditions of prisoners saying it is “distressed” to note that no attention is being paid to fundamental and human rights of undertrial and convicted prisoners.

  • India’s youth key to growth: DBS

    Singapore : India’s young population will be an advantage for its economic growth as the country’s GDP is likely to improve at 7.9 per cent for the year 2017-18, according to a major Singapore-based bank . “India, Indonesia and Philippines have growth potential supported by young population,” DBS chief economist David Carbon told the bank’s Asian Insights Conference 2016.

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj Ji

    Let’s make World a better place – By Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji

    According to a UNICEF report, approximately 780 million humans live without access to clean water, let alone enough food. Similarly, One billion people i.e 14% of the world’s population don’t have access to sufficient shelter to shield themselves from the weather and to protect their families. Isn’t it pathetic? Can we do anything about it ? Yes we can ! But before that, we need to understand that if we wish to

  • Odisha-Chhattisgarh river dispute rocks Parliament

    New Delhi : The MPs of Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday raked up in both the Houses of Parliament, the issue of the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh raising seven barrage projects on the tributaries of the Mahanadi river to deprive 65% population of drinking water and irrigation in 15 districts of their state.