Free Press Journal
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    Afghanistan not to allow proxy war on its soil: President

    Kabul: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that his government will not allow proxy war on its soil. “We will not allow any country to conduct its proxy war in Afghanistan,” Xinhua news agency quoted President Ghani as saying in his speech at the graduation ceremony of more than 500 officers at a military academy here.

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    BJP to quit J&K govt if Kashmir issue not solved: Shah

    Ahmedabad: Amidst raging controversy on Jammu and Kashmir government’s alleged ‘pro-separatist’ moves, BJP chief Amit Shah said that his party would not compromise on national interest and could end its alliance with PDP, if “Kashmir issue” is not solved. “People of this country have blessed us like Lord Shiva and given us very big responsibility. BJP will never compromise on national interest, merely to remain in power in Jammu and Kashmir,” Shah said,

  • Basit hopes Modi’s Pak visit will produce tangible results

    Kolkata: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit today characterised Indo-Pak relation as that of “saas-bahu” and hoped Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to his country during SAARC summit would produce tangible results in resumption of the stalled dialogue process. “We in Pakistan think this visit will lead to some tangible results in resuming the dialogue process and sooner the better I will say,” Basit said.

  • Black money bill proposes 10 years jail, 300 percent penalty

    New Delhi: Giving concrete shape to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget announcement last month on recovering black money stashed away abroad, the cabinet-approved anti-black money law provides a short window to income tax assessees to declare assets, pay tax and penalty and avoid imprisonment.

  • UK court imposes travel ban on teenage ‘jihadi’ sibling

    London: A UK court has imposed a travel ban on a 16-year-old British Muslim boy fearing he may follow his two elder brothers who have been killed fighting in war-torn Syria. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is not allowed to leave the jurisdiction of England and Wales after he was made a ward of the court. At a hearing in the family division of the High Court in London,

  • Four charged over terror attack on Kenya quarry

    Nairobi: A Kenyan court on Wednesday charged four suspects with the murder of 36 people at a quarry in the northern border town of Mandera last December. The suspects, a Kenyan and three Somalis, however denied the murder charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Enock Cherono in Nairobi.

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    Ashwin is like Kumble: Javagal Srinath

    Melbourne: Former India pace spearhead Javagal Srinath on Wednesday compared off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to Anil Kumble, considered one of the best tweakers the sport has produced.

  • ‘Dil Ki Baatein’ inspired by my life’s story: Mahesh Bhatt

    New Delhi: For Mahesh Bhatt, working on the upcoming TV show “Dil Ki Baatein” was like revisiting his life eight years ago when his close friend UG Krishnamurti died. The ‘Arth’ helmer, who is the conceptualiser of the show, said it is one of his best autobiographical narratives.

  • No film producer will doubt my integrity: Pahlaj Nihalani

    Mumbai: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who is in the news after film fraternity members reportedly complained against his autocratic ways, says no film producer can doubt his integrity. Amid all the controversy, Nihalani is playing it cool.

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    Grey characters more attractive to me: Radhika Apte

    New Delhi: Actress Radhika Apte feels more comfortable in playing characters that are layered than one-dimensional parts, which are either too good or purely villainous. The actress said she prefers real characters over larger-than-life roles. “I find playing morally-ambiguous characters easier than a woman who is always cute on screen.

  • Manaus to host football matches of 2016 Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: Manaus has been named as one of the six host cities for football matches of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, organisers said. Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte were the other cities chosen during a meeting of FIFA’s Olympic football committee in Zurich.

  • Jadhav and tail prise out 20-run lead for Rest of India

    Bangalore: Kedhar Jadhav struck a timely 78 and the tail wagged to help Rest of India take a slender first innings lead against Karnataka on day two of the Irani Cup cricket match, here today. Jadhav guided Rest of India to 264 from a precarious 102 for five at the Chinnawsamy Stadium. The other handy contributions came from Naman Ojha (34), Jayant Yadav (26), Paras Dogra (26) and tail-ender Varun Aaron (25). The

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    India expected to beat Bangla but may not be easy: Gavaskar

    Melbourne: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar expects India to beat Bangladesh in their cricket World Cup quarterfinal fixture at the MCG tomorrow but says it may not be as easy for the defending champions as people think it is. “Bangladesh have a good batting line-up. Mahmudullah can take any game away, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib can do that. If they bat first and put up 250-odd runs and then the ball starts turning, it

  • Credit offtake growth slips to 10.2%; deposits up by 11.62%

    Mumbai: Growth in non-food credit offtake from commercial banks slowed to 10.19 per cent at Rs 65,24,257 crore for the fortnight ended March 6, according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data released here today. On the other hand, banks deposits continue to outpace credit growth by rising 11.62 per cent to Rs 85,54,045 crore in the period, as against Rs 76,63,535 crore in the same period last year.

  • DoT issues notice to Guj Narmada demanding Rs 2,752 cr

    New Delhi: The Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued a notice to Gujarat Naramada Valley Fertilisers and Chemicals demanding Rs 2,752 crore in licence fee, interest and penalty for its V-SAT and ISP licences. Gujarat Naramada Valley Fertilisers has challenged the DoT notices in TDSAT which last week restrained the DoT from taking any coercive action.

  • CM calls budget “courageous”, FM highlights capex increase

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said his government’s maiden budget focusses on the welfare of farmers, women, youth and rural infrastructure. Talking to reporters after the Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar presented the budget in the Legislative Assembly, Fadnavis said despite the state not being in a financially sound condition, the budget proposals were courageous and would lead to progress and development.

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    Sonia Gandhi writes to Anna Hazare, vows to oppose land bill

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has expressed her agreement with the concerns of Gandhian Anna Hazare on the NDA government’s land bill and vowed to oppose it at all fora. Gandhi yesterday wrote a letter to the social activist in reply to his earlier missive and referred to the protest march to President House by the representatives of 14 parties on the issue.

  • Telangana Assembly passes resolution for bifurcation of HC

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution urging Union government for bifurcation of High Court which is presently common to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, a day after Centre gave its assurance to this effect in Lok Sabha. The resolution was moved by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Intervening in a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2015 yesterday, Law Minister Sadananda Gowda said he

  • Congress, Aam Aadmi Party slams Punjab Budget

    Chandigarh: Punjab budget tabled in the Assembly today came under attack from opposition Congress and Aam Aadmi Party, which described it as the “worst ever” budget which will “add to the agonies” of the people. Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa termed the budget proposals as the “worst ever” in the democratic history of the state.