Free Press Journal
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    Google launches virtual tour of Nepal’s Everest region

    Kathmandu, Mar 12 (AFP) Google launched a virtual tour of Nepal’s Everest region today, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life in one of the toughest and most inaccessible places on earth, home to the world’s highest mountain. The Street View project takes viewers into the heart of the stunning Sagarmatha national park, where icy blue rivers run below snow-capped peaks, monks play music and yak-herders navigate precipitous stone-strewn trails.

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    Respect Rahul Gandhi’s privacy, Abhishek Manu Singhvi tells media

    New Delhi: Congress today dismissed as “canards of vested interests” speculation that Rahul Gandhi has extended his sabbatical and asked people to respect his privacy. “We would urge friends of media not to believe canards being spread by vested interests. Respect the privacy of Gandhi and his decision to introspect for strengthening the Congress party by taking a regular leave from Congress President and leadership. “As and when we have information, we will

  • Salman Khan case

    2002 hit and run case: Salman was untracable after accident, says cop

    Mumbai: A police officer, who had registered an FIR against actor Salman Khan in 2002 in the hit-and-run case, informed the trial court today that Khan was not found at the accident spot after the mishap on that day or at his house, which was barely 200 metres away. “When I reached the spot, I did not find Khan. I then went to his house in nearby Galaxy apartments but even there the

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    Renee Zellweger spotted at Paris Fashion Week

    Paris: “Bridget Jones’s Diary” fame actress Renee Zellweger was spotted in the city of love for the Paris Fashion Week.  The 45-year-old, who made an appearance in the “Miu Miu” autumn/winter show, was wearing natural make-up and was also sporting a new fringe with her hair pulled back in a messy bun, reports

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    Trying to solve problems created by Congress-NCP government

    Mumbai: The problems that Maharashtra is facing are a result of the 15-year rule of Congress-NCP government in the state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here today. “You (Congress-NCP) have created the problems. We are trying to find answers,” Fadnavis said, replying to a debate in the state Legislative Assembly on the Motion of Thanks for the Governor’s address. “People also know that mistakes of 15 years can’t be rectified in three-four months.

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    Drug seizure: Arrested cop’s boss shunted out to side branch

    Mumbai: The Marine Drive police station incharge has been transferred after 12 kg of mephedrone drug was found stashed in the official cupboard of a constable Dharmaraj Kalokhe posted here. Pravin Chichalkar, senior inspector with the police station in south Mumbai, has been shifted to Special Branch 1 (SB) last evening, said a senior police officer today. Although no specific reason has been mentioned for his transfer, it is being seen as a

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    Hard to find another best after Dhoni’s retirement: Ian Smith

    Auckland: Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Ian Smith feels it will be extremely difficult to fill up the void created in Indian cricket once Mahendra Singh Dhoni bids adieu to the game in near future. “It will be very hard to fill up Dhoni’s shoes. In case of MS (Dhoni), he has really been unchallenged in this Indian team as a wicketkeeper and batsman. To add to it, there was this extra burden of

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi extends holiday till March 20

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi appears to have extended his “leave of absence” with party functionaries saying that he was likely to return near the end of first half of budget session that concludes March 20.

  • Media house attack: BEA urges TN CM to take immediate action

    New Delhi: The Broadcast Editors Association on Thursday termed the crude bomb attack on a media house in Tamil Nadu as serious threat to democracy and urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam to take immediate action over the incident.

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    Rupee rebounds 28p vs $ to end at 62.50 on recovery in stocks

    Mumbai: In step with smart recovery in local equities, the Indian rupee today rebounded by 28 paise to close at 62.50 against the American currency on fresh dollar selling by exporters. A weak dollar overseas also helped the rupee recover from two-month lows, said forex dealers, adding that IMF upping India growth forecast and hopes of insurance bill passage in Parliament also boosted sentiments.

  • Food Inflation

    Feb retail inflation edges up to 5.37% on costlier food items

    New Delhi: The retail inflation rose to 5.37 per cent in February on higher prices of food items, including vegetables and beverages. The consumer price based retail inflation (consumer price index or CPI) for February is calculated with a new base year of 2012. For January, the retail inflation with a new base year has been revised upwards to 5.19 per cent from 5.11 per cent estimated earlier.

  • Coal

    India Inc. seeks speedy disposal of coal block cases

    Mumbai: India Inc. on Thursday sought a speedy disposal of the coal block allocations cases against some industrialists like Kumar Mangalam Birla to avoid embarrassment for Indian business leaders and group organisations.

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    AAP against Mani presenting budget in the assembly

    Kochi: Aam Aadmi Party today opposed Finance Minister K M Mani, who is facing allegations in the bar bribery case, presenting the annual budget in the assembly tomorrow. Convenor of the AAP’s “Mission Vistar” Sarah Joseph said a survey conducted by the party revealed that a large number of Keralites are against Mani presenting the budget. Presenting the findings of the survey at a press meet here, she said a total of 59,138

  • Former Cong MLA claims he was offered ministerial berth by AAP

    New Delhi: A day after a former AAP MLA accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of trying to poach six Congress MLAs to form government last year, another former Congress legislator has alleged that a senior AAP leader offered him a ministerial berth in lieu of support. Asif Mohammed Khan, former Congress MLA from Okhla, has claimed that he held meetings with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia once and Sanjay Singh, another senior

  • Opposition objects to ‘identical’ insurance bill in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi: Contending that an identical bill is pending with the house, the opposition in the Rajya Sabha questioned the tabling of a bill to allow 49 percent FDI in insurance sector, even as Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien noted that there was no rule preventing the government from doing so.

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    Xiaomi to set up data centre in India by June

    New Delhi: In a bid to address data security concerns, Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi will set up its data centre in the country by June this year, an investment that could run into millions of dollars. The company, which entered India last year, was in news after the Indian Air Force and security solutions provider F-Secure raised concerns about data protection of user data.

  • Australian teenage jihadist dead in IS suicide attack in Iraq: report

    Melbourne: An Australian teenage jihadist has died in an Islamic State suicide attack in Iraq overnight, media reports claimed today. The 18-year-old youth, named Jake Bilardi, had previously made preparations to launch a string of attacks across Melbourne, including at shopping centres, cafes and foreign consulates, according to a blog he is believed to have written.

  • Bharti seeks religious leaders’ help in keeping Ganga clean

    New Delhi: As part of her efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti today sought cooperation of religious leaders in keeping the river clean. Addressing a panel discussion on ‘Save Ganga and Save Himalayas’ here, Bharati urged religious leaders to hold a national congregation to give a nationwide call for effective public participation in Ganga Rejuvenation programme of the Central government, a statement said.