Free Press Journal
  • Shuttler Srikanth tops at Swiss Open 

    Basel: Putting his All England Open disappointment behind, top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth displayed pure class to oust defending champion Viktor Axelsen and clinch the men’s singles title at the $120,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold.

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    Action on Vadra to be made public: Khattar

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said action taken by the government on the controversial land deals of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, would be made public soon.

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    Pakistani state to blame for Lakhvi saga: daily

    Islamabad: The failure to prosecute Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi is a failure of the Pakistani state, a newspaper said. “The failure to prosecute Lakhvi and his collaborators of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, of which Lakhvi is the operations commander, is not only a failure of the previous PPP-led and the present PML-N governments, it is a failure of the state,” the Daily Times said in an editorial.

  • Restaurant insensitive towards disable: Report

    New Delhi: The south Delhi restaurant which allegedly denied entry to a disable rights activist had been “insensitive” towards him, a magisterial inquiry ordered by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has concluded. Government sources said the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, in the report, said the footage of CCTV installed outside the restaurant showed that the restaurant’s staff members stopped Nipun Malhotra from entering the eating joint.

  • Save Democracy Forum demands speedy probe into nun gangrape

    Kolkata: Condemning the alleged gangrape of an elderly nun in Nadia district, the Save Democracy Forum today demanded a speedy probe into the incident and “highest possible punishment” to the culprits. Speaking to reporters after a meeting of the Forum, former Supreme Court Judge Ashok Ganguly, who is also the chairman of the body, said they would visit the district on March 18. Holding the state government responsible for the “deteriorating law and

  • Tamil Nadu bags Guinness award for screening breast cancer

    Chennai: A medical camp conducted in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu for identifying breast cancer has bagged the Guinness World Record for screening 2,037 women at a single place. The ruling AIADMK had conducted special medical camps across 10 places in Tamil Nadu in connection with the International Women’s Day.

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    Sun will rise from Arunachal to enlighten the world: Kiren Rijiju

    Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh): The sun in a true sense will rise from the horizon of the ‘Land Rising Sun’, Arunachal Pradesh, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paving the way for it to enlighten the entire world, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said with conviction today.

  • ‘AAP has been going through some bad times’: Sanjay Singh

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Sunday said that his party has been going through some bad times and added that the truth about the sting with regard to seeking the Congress Party’s support to form the government in Delhi has been exposed.

  • Eye surgeries done without permission: Haryana CM

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said an eye surgery camp held by a private doctor in Panipat district last week, in which the vision of 19 people was affected, was held without permission.

  • Punjab to launch solar power scheme for farmers

    Chandigarh: Agrarian state Punjab’s hard-working farmers could look forward to the end of some of their power-cut woes with the state government planning to launch soon a “farm-level solar power generation scheme”.

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    Arvind Kejriwal a ‘small single city leader’: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal may have inflicted a massive defeat on BJP in Delhi Assembly polls last month, but months earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw him as a “small single city leader” not even worth “my time to ignore”. These comments were made by Modi to former BBC journalist Lance Price in July last year explaining his decision not to name Kejriwal during the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections.

  • Swine flu claims 2 more lives in Assam; 10 tested positive

    Guwahati: 2 more persons succumbed to swine flu and 10 new cases of those infected with the H1N1 virus surfaced in Assam, officials said today. “We have detected 12 cases of swine flu across the state. Out of them, two have died. The rest 10 persons are doing fine now,” Assam Health and Family Welfare Minister Nazrul Islam said here. He said four persons have been detected with swine flu in Jorhat and

  • Row over Goa dropping Gandhi Jayanthi as a holiday: CM clarifies

    Panaji: Controversy erupted over scrapping by Goa government of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 from the list of public holidays but Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar later said it could be an act of “mischief” or a “typing mistake”. Gandhi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, was not marked as a holiday in the current year’s calender, released yesterday, triggering strong reaction with Congress terming it as an “anti-national” act.

  • Alia Bhatt turns 22, B-town wishes her success

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities led by Abhishek Bachchan, Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor and among others took to Twitter to extend their warm wishes for actress Alia Bhatt as she turned 22 today. Shraddha said, “”@aliaa08 birthday time!!! Happy happpppy birthday!!! Have lots of fun and lots of cake!!! 😉 😀 MUAAAHH.”

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    Govt can’t acquire land without farmers’ consent: Ramdas Athawale

    Mumbai: Even as the opposition remains divided over the contentious Land Acquisition Bill, Republican Party of India (Athawale) Chief Ramdas Athawale today said the government cannot acquire a piece of land without the consent of farmers. “Even if the consent clause and the requirement of a social impact assessments before notification of the acquisition is done away with, the consent of farmer (owning the land) is very important. Development cannot happen at the

  • Ali Fazal may miss ‘Fast and Furious 7’ promotions

    New Delhi Actor Ali Fazal might miss the promotional events of his forthcoming Hollywood film “Fast and Furious 7” due to his prior commitment with Soni Razdan’s directorial “Love Affair”.

  • Myanmar government, rebels discuss ceasefire deal

    Yangon: The Myanmar government’s Peace-Making Work Committee (PMWC) and the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) met in the national capital Nay Pyi Taw on Sunday to discuss a nationwide ceasefire, according to the Myanmar Peace Centre.

  • Australia man finds gold nugget worth 141,000 dollars

    Melbourne: In a once-in-a-lifetime discovery, a man in Australia has unearthed a 2.7 kg gold nugget which could be worth a whopping 141,000 dollars. Mick Brown, a gold prospector from Kerang in northern Victoria, had recently quit smoking and was getting grumpy so his wife told him to leave the house for some air. Brown, 42, went prospecting near Wedderburn, Victoria, in an area he had been before.

  • Tombs of 221 BC filled with ancient treasures unearth in China

    Beijing: A series of tombs built thousands of years ago, some filled with ancient treasures, have been discovered by archaeologists at a construction site in China’s central Henan Province. The archaeological site in Zhoukou City’s county-level Xiangcheng city, consists of 21 tombs built thousands of years ago, spanning from Warring States Period (475-221 BC) and East Han Dynasty (25-220), said Han Yanzhen, a scholar at cultural heritage institute of Zhoukou City.