Free Press Journal
  • Beef ban in Maharashtra raised in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi: The issue of banning beef in Maharashtra was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, with some members saying it affects the social fabric of the nation. Raising the issue during zero hour, Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien said the government in Maharashtra has banned the “poor man’s protein”.

  • Govt planning to make anti-dowry law compoundable

    New Delhi: The Government today said that it is planning to make offences under the anti-dowry law compoundable by amending a specific provision in it. Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, in a written statement in Rajya Sabha, replied with a “yes, sir” when he was asked whether government proposes to make Section 498A of IPC a compoundable offence by appropriate amendments in the CrPC.

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    Asaduddin Owaisi refused permission for Allahabad Public meeting

    Allahabad: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, whose party is looking to make inroads into Uttar Pradesh, has been refused permission by the local administration to hold a rally here on March 15 following which his supporters have alleged that such hurdles were being created at the behest of the SP government in the state. Even as the local administration cited “apprehensions of law and order disturbances” to deny its nod to the Hyderabad MP,

  • Indian diplomatic staff in Pak “tailed” by intel agencies:Govt

    New Delhi: Indian High Commission staff in Pakistan are being subjected to “intrusive surveillance” and “tailing” by intelligence personnel of that country, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. “The matter has been taken up strongly with the Government of Pakistan at various levels,” she told the Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

  • Clamour grows among AAP MLAs for Yadav, Bhushans’ ouster from party

    New Delhi: Amidst the raging public spat among its leadership, a section of AAP MLAs has demanded that the father-son duo of Shanti and Prashant Bhushan be expelled along with Yogendra Yadav from its ranks for anti-party activities. Calling for exemplary action against those found to be involved in breaking party discipline, AAP MLA Kapil Mishra has started a signature campaign among the party’s legislators seeking the ouster of the three beleaguered leaders.

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    Karan Patel getting married to Ankita Bhargava

    Mumbai: ‘Ye Hai Mohabbatein’ star Karan Patel is all set to tie the knot with TV actress Ankita Bhargava. Karan, 31, said he is looking forward to his new innings in life. “Ankita and I are getting married and this is a new chapter in my life. I am looking forward to it without a doubt, can’t wait, she is a beautiful girl, a friend more than that my ‘would be’ wife,” he

  • Masaba Gupta gets engaged to film producer Madhu Mantena

    Mumbai: Fashion designer Masaba Gupta is engaged to producer Madhu Mantena. Masaba, the daughter of Neena Gupta and cricketer Vivian Richards, has been dating the co-founder of Phantom Films for sometime and the duo made it official in a ceremony last evening. The designer, who is known for her quirky fashion sense, took to Twitter to share her excitement in a lyrical tweet.

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    Sena slams J&K CM, calls him a ‘godfather of separatists’

    Mumbai: In the wake of separatist leader Masarat Alam’s release, Shiv Sena today attacked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed saying that he was a “godfather” of separatists and demanded his arrest. “The separatists in Kashmir have got a godfather in Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, who has increased their strength. The BJP’s coalition partner in Kashmir (PDP) has a mindset that is further complicating the situation there rather than solving it,” an

  • BSE

    Sensex hits fresh 1-month low, Nifty dips below 8,700

    Mumbai: The downtrend in bourses continued for the third straight session with benchmark Sensex today slipping about 51 points to fresh one-month lows while the Nifty index ended below the key 8,700-mark on selling in key frontline heavyweights amid sluggish Asian cues. Metal, Oil&gas, Healthcare, Capital Goods and Technology stocks mostly witnessed pressure. In the previous two days, Indian markets saw sharp sell-off following fears of an imminent rise in US interest rates.

  • Prices Of Gold And Silver Rise On Global Cues

    Gold, silver prices rise on buying by jewellers

    New Delhi: Gold prices recovered marginally by Rs 20 to Rs 26,450 per 10 grams at the bullion market today on scattered buying by jewellers amid a firm global trend. Silver also edged higher by Rs 100 to Rs 36,100 per kg on increased offtake by industrial users and coin makers. Bullion traders said scattered buying by jewellers and retailers amid a firm global trend, where the precious metal recovered from three-month low,

  • Maha govt to take action against illegal mobile towers

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will soon take action against illegal mobile towers in the state, Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil informed the Legislative Council here today. Replying to questions raised by the Opposition, Patil said the government will conduct an inquiry within two months against illegal mobile towers built across the state.

  • Bill on black money to be brought in current Parliament session

    Chennai: Government is likely to bring a new law on black money during the ongoing Parliament session to effectively deal with the menace, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said today. “It is our endeavour to introduce the bill in the f rst leg of the Budget Session…before Parliament goes for recess,” he said while addressing a CII event here. The first leg of the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament ends on March 20.

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    Truth will prevail: Manmohan Singh on coal summons

    New Delhi:  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was summoned by a court here as an accused in a coal scam case, today said he will get a chance to put forward his case with all the facts and expressed confidence that the truth will prevail. “Of course, I am upset but this is part of life,” he told reporters here when asked for his reaction on the court order.

  • Mahindra Two Wheelers,Paytm tie up to sell bike,scooter online

    New Delhi: Mahindra Two Wheelers and mobile commerce platform Paytm have entered into a partnership for online retailing of Mahindra Centuro motorcycles and Mahindra Rodeo UZO range of scooters. Consumers can now buy both models on the Paytm marketplace, Mahindra Two Wheelers said in a statement. Commenting on the partnership, Mahindra Two Wheelers Vice President (Sales and Customer Care) Dharmendra Mishra said: “Mahindra’s association with Paytm is yet another innovative expression of our

  • 1st around-the-world solar flight aims to garner support from India on clean energy

    Ahmedabad: Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, two Swiss pilots who are attempting to fly around the-world in a solar-powered plane, want 1.2 billion Indians to support their campaign for use of renewable energy for protecting the global environment. Piccard, who piloted the Muscat-Ahmedabad leg of the Solar Impulse flight last night, said, “Most important thing for us is that we could put this badge on. We could put India on our sleeves.”

  • Real Madrid avoid Champions League exit

    Madrid: Real Madrid qualified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League on 5-4 on aggregate against SC Schalke 04 but coach Carlo Ancelotti can hardly have been pleased with his side’s performance as they were previously beaten 3-4 by the German side.

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    Damania quits, says she did not join AAP for “horse trading”

    New Delhi: The crisis in the AAP deepened today with senior party leader from Mumbai Anjali Damania quitting the party in the wake of reports that Arvind Kejriwal allegedly tried to poach Congress MLAs to form the government in the national capital last year. Damania, known to be close to Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, lashed out at the party leadership saying she had backed the AAP chief for “principles” and not “horse-trading”.

  • No dilution of India’s Nuclear liability Act: Govt

    New Delhi: Government today sought to allay concerns that the Indo-US talks may lead to dilution of India’s Nuclear Liability Act and asserted that the law has not been amended and the onus of any damages remains with the supplier. Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh also assured members in the Lok Sabha that safety standrads in India’s nuclear plants were as good as anywhere in the world and