Free Press Journal
  • HC to hear plea challenging sec banning possession of cow meat

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will decide on April 6 whether to grant any interim relief to a petitioner who has challenged a provision in a Maharashtra Act banning the possession of flesh of cow, bull or bullock slaughtered outside the state. In his PIL, city resident Arif Kapadia challenged section 5D of the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act which prohibits possession of the meat of cow, bull and bullock slaughtered outside the

  • ACB to probe irregularities in Gosikhurd irrigation project

    Mumbai: The Anti-Corruption Bureau will probe the alleged corruption and irregularities in the Gosikhurd irrigation project across Wainganga river in Vidarbha, Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan said here today. “Alleged irregularities in two other important irrigation projects — Jigaon and Lower Painganga, under VIDC (Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation) — will also be probed,” the Minister told reporters here.

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    British police probe brutal attack on Sikh man in UK

    London: A video showing a Sikh man being brutally beaten up on a crowded street in Birmingham, the UK’s second-largest city, went viral on Internet, prompting the police to launch a probe into the suspected hate crime. The video, titled ‘Singh Brutally Beaten in Birmingham’, was posted online on the ‘Daily Sikh Updates’ Facebook site.

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    Salman Khan hit-and-run case: final arguments from tomorrow

    Mumbai: A day after Salman Khan’s driver Ashok Singh testified before the sessions court here that he was driving the car at the time of 2002 mishap for which the Bollywood actor has been charged, the defence today said it did not want to examine more witnesses. Judge D W Deshpande asked both the sides to make final arguments from tomorrow. The prosecution, led by Pradeep Gharat, was asked to argue first, followed

  • BSF hands back Pakistani national to Rangers

    Chandigarh The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday handed over a Pakistani national, who had crossed the international border in Punjab’s Gurdaspur sector, to Pakistan Rangers.

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    Kejriwal stands exposed, must apologise: BJP

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stood exposed before the country today and should tender a public apology for practising the opposite of what he preached, BJP has said, after a former AAP MLA claimed that the party chief used to spy on his own legislators. BJP also sought a public explanation from Kejriwal, who has been silent on the spate of sting exposes’ on him purportedly showing that he had tried

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    I’m not looking for a girlfriend: Justin Bieber

    Los Angeles: Justin Bieber’s on-off relationship with pop star Selena Gomez ended last October and the singer is now focusing on improving himself rather than being with someone else.

  • Dabbawalas on week-long annual leave

    Mumbai: Thousands of office-goers in Mumbai will have to patronise the restaurants or lug their tiffin boxes themselves in the first week of April, as Mumbai’s famed dabbawalas would be taking their annual leave. The tiffin service will remain closed from April 1 to 6. Dabbawalas — tiffin carriers — go on leave for a week in April every year. Most of them visit their native places in Pune and Ahmednagar districts of

  • ‘Kuch Kuch Locha Hai’ trailer launched

    Mumbai: Official trailer of sex comedy “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai”, starring Ram Kapoor and Sunny Leone, has been released. The trailer shows Ram as a 45-year-old man, who falls for a much younger Bollywood starlet, played by Sunny. Seen in pivotal roles are debutant Navdeep Chhabra and model-actress Evelyn Sharma.

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    Coalscam: CBI directed to return unrelied documents to accused

    New Delhi: A special court today directed CBI to return the materials seized during its probe into a coal blocks allocation scam case which were not relied upon by the agency, to the accused. The court’s order came on a plea filed by accused company Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Limited (VISUL) and former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda’s alleged close aide Vijay Joshi seeking directions to the CBI to produce certain documents

  • India to set up mission in Chengdu as China says no to Lhasa

    Beijing:India is set to open its third Consulate in China in the southwestern city of Chengdu after its proposal to re-establish a mission in the sensitive Tibetan capital of Lhasa which was closed down during the 1962 war did not get a favourable response. China is set to open its third Consulate in India in Chennai.

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    Flipkart in talks to raise around $600 mn

    New Delhi: Online marketplace Flipkart is believed to be in talks to raise around USD 600 million (about Rs 3,750 crore) from a group of investors. The eCommerce firm, currently being valued at around USD 11.5-12 billion (about Rs 71,000-75,000 crore) is also looking at a higher valuation, people in know of the development said.

  • Gold, silver extend fall on global cues

    Mumbai: Gold prices eased further at the domestic bullion market today on sustained selling from stockists and investors amid mild retail offtake on the back of bearish global cues. Elsewhere, silver extended its fall due to hectic speculative unwinding coupled with lack of industrial demand. Standard gold (99.5 purity) declined by Rs 50 to end at Rs 26,245 per 10 grams from Monday’s closing level of Rs 26,295.

  • Core sector growth slows to 1.4% in Feb

    New Delhi: Growth in eight core industries slowed to 1.4 per cent in February due to output decline in five sectors including crude oil and natural gas. Besides these two, the other three sectors which posted negative growth are refinery products, fertiliser and steel. The output of eight core sector industries — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilizer, steel, cement and electricity — expanded by 6.1 per cent in February, 2014.

  • Videocon D2H raises USD 325 mn on Nasdaq

    Mumbai: Becoming India’s most valued company on the US stock exchange Nasdaq, television services provider Videocon D2H has raised USD 325 million through issuance of American Depository Receipts. The company, which recently deferred its plans to list in India, has attained a market cap of USD 1.15 billion with the issuance of its ADRs, which begin trading on Nasdaq today. The company said it has closed the initial public offering (IPO) process and

  • HC seeks autopsy report of woman killed in Maval firing

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today sought from the Maharashtra government the post-mortem and chemical analysis reports of a woman who was killed in the police firing incident at Maval near Pune in 2011, to ascertain from which bullet she died. A division bench of justices A S Oka and A P Bhangale was hearing a PIL by activist I G Khandelwal seeking action against the police officers, including the then Superintendent of

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    BJP MP’s comments on tobacco and cancer kick up storm

    New Delhi: A huge controversy broke out today over comments by a Parliamentary panel head and BJP MP Dilip Gandhi that there was no Indian study to confirm tobacco use leads to cancer, leaving the Government embarassed and rival parties and the medical fraternity gunning for him. Gandhi, an MP from Maharashtra, was also described as “foolish” and “ignorant” for his “shocking and absurd” remarks that coincided with the April 1 deadline for

  • CPI hits out at PM for attacking opposition on land bill

    New Delhi: CPI today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using the official media to criticise the opposition stand against the amendments to the land acquisition law and not consulting political parties on the crucial matter. “This government has neither consulted political parties, nor Parliament. …. The Prime Minister used the public broadcaster All India Radio to criticise the parties for their opposition to the amendments (proposed in the Land Bill),” CPI National

  • TDP betrayed people by not keeping electoral promises: Congress

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Congress today accused the ruling TDP government of “betraying” people by not fulfilling the electoral promises, and staged demonstrations at various places. “The Congress has decided to observe March 31 as ‘Telugu Desam Prajavanchana Dinam’ (TDP Betrayal Day) every year to highlight the failure of the Chandrababu Naidu-led government in keeping the promises it had made in its election manifesto released on March 31 last year,” said state unit Congress

  • Tripura chief minister denies involvement in chit funds

    Agartala:Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday denied his government’s involvement in the activities of chit fund groups and illegal non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).