Free Press Journal
  • Wrong aspects of religion must be condemned: ‘OMG’ director

    Mumbai: Film director Umesh Shukla, whose film “OMG – Oh My God!” raised questions on the commercialisation of religion back in 2012, defends “PK”, saying any wrong aspects of religion must be condemned. He also says that by doing so, doesn’t make filmmakers like him and Rajkumar Hirani “anti-religion”.

  • Nothing to fear on forest rights issue: Javadekar

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said there should not be any fear among tribals of losing their forest rights and indicated that there might not be any dilution of the Forest Rights Act.

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    TSR Committee recommendations being reviewed: Javadekar

    New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said Saturday that the government accepted the T.S.R. Subramanian Committee report on green laws “only for consideration,” and deliberations over its recommendations still continue with experts.

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    Rajapaksa to continue in mainstream politics: Aide

    Colombo: Mahinda Rajapaksa will continue tobe in mainstream politics despite defeat in the presidential elections, according to a close aide of the former Sri Lankan President.

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    Bhushan mounts scathing attack on Modi govt

    Thiruvananthapuram: Lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan today made a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government alleging that it was trying to spread “four dangers of communalism, obscurantism, fascism and anti-people pro-corporate economic policies.”

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    Stable govt in J-K soon: BJP

    Kochi: Declining to give any timeframe on formation of government in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP today claimed there will be a stable government in that state soon.

  • Sanjay Dutt back in jail after furlough extension declined

    Mumbai/Pune: Film star Sanjay Dutt Saturday evening returned to Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail after the Maharashtra government rejected his application to extend his furlough by 14 days.

  • Now FIR of train offence to be lodged in train itself

    Kanpur: Under a new initiative, passengers will now be able to register an FIR in the train itself, instead of halting their journey to register it at the nearest GRP station.

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    “Early positive” decision on coastal road for Mumbai: Centre to Fadnavis

    New Delhi: The Centre today assured Maharashtra of an early “positive” decision on construction of an ambitious coastal road to decongest the western side of Mumbai after the issue was raised by state Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during his meeting with Environment Minister Prakash Javedekar here.

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    Goa’s financial health is stable: Chief minister

    Panaji: Clearing the air, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said here that the state’s financial health is sound and austerity measures were suggested to curb unwanted spending by the departments.

  • Obama to France: ‘The United States stands with you’

    Washington: President Barack Obama has rallied to the support of France after the bloody end to hostage sieges in Paris, vowing to offer all assistance to combat the threat of militant Islamists.

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    Be optimistic to have a healthy heart

    New York: The more optimistic you are, the better it is for your health. Those who have an upbeat outlook on life have significantly better cardiovascular health than that of the pessimists, new research has found.

  • France taking ‘all measures’ to secure Charlie march Sunday

    Paris: France will take “all measures” to ensure the safety of tomorrow’s march to be attended by European leaders after this week’s attacks and is maintaining its highest possible security level in the Paris area, the interior minister said.

  • Cameron asks new Lanka president to aid UN rights probe

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has asked Sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala Sirisena to facilitate the UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country.

  • Former Pakistani Air Force man hanged

    Islamabad: A former Pakistan Air Force chief technician, convicted for an assassination attempt on former president Pervez Musharraf, has been executed, a media report said Saturday.