Free Press Journal
  • Slums biggest hindrance to Swachch Bharat: Goa CM

    Panaji: Slums are the biggest challenge vis-a-vis the implementation of the Swachch Bharat campaign, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Monday.

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    Manish Paul to drive Lapcare products to youth 

    New Delhi: Actor-anchor Manish Paul, a gadget buff, has been roped in as the ambassador of Lapcare, a brand of smartphone, tablet and laptop accessories and peripherals.

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    NCP to organise its national convention in Patna on May 11

    Patna: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will organise its national convention on May 11 this year in Patna where it will also elect its chairperson, its general secretary Tariq Anwar today said. “The NCP national executive has accepted the request of party members to hold the convention in Patna on May 11 as Bihar is going to polls later this year” he told reporters.

  • SC irked over road accidents, asks lawmakers to re-visit law

    New Delhi: Irked over light sentences being awarded in road accident cases, Supreme Court today said India had a “disreputable record” in this regard and asked lawmakers to “scrutinise, re-look and re-visit” the penal laws. “We are compelled to observe that India has a disreputable record of road accidents. There is a non-challant attitude among the drivers. They feel that they are the ‘Emperors’ of all they survey. Drunkenness contributes to careless driving

  • ARC Ratings retains `BBB+’ India rating with stable outlook

    Mumbai: Global ratings agency ARC today reaffirmed the country’s sovereign rating at `BBB+’ with a stable outlook on expectations of accelerated growth, lower current account deficit and fiscal consolidation. “The stable ratings reflect our expectations for accelerating growth over the near and medium-term,” the ratings agency said in a note. The faster expansion puts India on a higher growth platform and reinforces its much more favourable growth story compared with its peers, it said.

  • AAP crisis: Many Maha leaders ‘extremely upset’, may quit

    New Delhi: In the wake of bitter feud in AAP in Delhi, some Maharashtra leaders of the party have threatened to quit. Expressing “disgust” over the happenings in the party, senior Maharashtra leader Maruti Bhapkar today said, “Whatever happened in NC meeting was nothing short of murder of democracy. I am deeply hurt and giving a serious thought to quit the party. We will decide our future course of action tomorrow when our

  • Big B, SRK most followed Bollywood celebrities on Twitter

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active user of social media, today reached a new landmark by garnering 14 million fans on micro-blogging site Twitter. The 72-year-old actor, who is currently in Cairo, has beaten the likes of Shah Rukh Khan (who recently landed 12 million fans), Aamir Khan (11.9million), Salman Khan (11.2 million) and Priyanka Chopra (9.3million).

  • Kareena Kapoor turns down ‘Nach Baliye 7’?

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor has reportedly turned down an offer to judge a forthcoming dance reality TV show “Nach Baliye 7”, saying she has no plans to venture into the small screen.

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    Truly admire Deepika for the person she is: Homi Adajania

    Mumbai:  Deepika Padukone, who has made strong statements about women’s rights in a short video, is an example of a single woman who lives by her own rules and has fought against the odds in a male-dominated industry to reach her position, says the video’s director Homi Adajania.

  • Spectre is like ‘a magician’s trick’: Daniel Craig

    London: “Spectre” star Daniel Craig, who is tight-lipped on the plot of the new film, says the whole scenario regarding the upcoming Bond movie is like a magician keeping his tricks a secret. The 47-year-old actor, who is reprising the role of James Bond in the eagerly-awaited new movie, said he is happy for certain aspects of the film to remain a bit sacred, reported Contactmusic. Asked if he can reveal any details

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    Want to get styled by fashionista Sonam Kapoor?

    Mumbai: Keeping a close eye on a celebrity’s style quotient is something that most youths enjoy, but how about getting a makeover by a celebrity herself? Here’s your chance with actress Sonam Kapoor.

  • BJP Parl Board will decide Bihar CM candidate: Yadav

    Patna:  With BJP seems not clear on whether to project Sushil Kumar Modi as its chief ministerial nominee in Bihar or go for the Assembly elections without declaring any CM candidate, senior party leader Nand Kishore Yadav today said the matter would be decided by the party’s Parliamentary Board. “BJP president Amit Shah has already made it clear that the decision regarding whether to project somebody in the elections or not, and if

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    Mamata Banerjee meeting Narendra Modi is like TMC’s ‘Ghar Vapasi’

    Kolkata: The Left Front today dismissed the suggestion that BJP would end the “misrule” of the Trinamool Congress, saying that the “saffron party-led Hindutva forces” were only complimenting TMC’s “radical fundamentalism”. The Left Front manifesto for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, which was released today, described Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “ghar wapsi” of the TMC. The manifesto asserted that the job of ousting TMC

  • UP village where grooms are penalisesd for turning up late

    Rampur (UP): They are neither part of a Khap’s diktat nor any Fatwa from clerics, but Taunkpuri Tanda village here follows certain interesting norms during their marriages including penalising the groom’s party Rs 100 per minute if they turn up late at the venue. The villagers also believe that it is auspicious if both the bride and the groom belong to the same village.

  • PCS exam cancelled after paper leak, 3 held; students angry

    Lucknow: The first paper of the UP Provincial Civil Services preliminary examination was today cancelled after it was leaked on social media, triggering violent protests by aspirants who demanded a CBI probe and sacking of the Commission Chairman, even as the STF arrested three persons in connection with the leak. Authorities deployed the Rapid Action Force and the Provincial Armed Constabulary to ease tension in Allahabad which witnessed violent protests.

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    Rahul Gandhi undertakes to appear before Bhiwandi court

    Thane (Maha):  A court at Bhiwandi in the district today asked the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to appear before it latest by May 8 in a defamation case filed against him by an RSS functionary for allegedly saying that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin was an RSS member. Magistrate D P Kale had sought Rahul’s presence before the court on or before May 8, the next date of hearing. Rahul’s lawyers gave an undertaking

  • LTTE could regroup, warns Sri Lankan minister

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new government today warned that there is a real danger that the LTTE could regroup and wage another war for an independent Tamil homeland, six years after they were militarily defeated. Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera said LTTE’s front organisations operate businesses overseas to generate funds in an attempt to revive the outfit.

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    Sonia Gandhi ‘misleading’ people on Land bill issue: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: Hitting back at Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the Land bill issue, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari today accused her of “misleading” the country and alleged that UPA government’s policies had resulted in unemployment and farmers suicide. Responding to a letter by Gandhi, Gadkari, who is a key government pointsperson on the controversial bill, said not a single acre of land was acquired under the land acquisition law brought out by

  • Madan Mohan Malviya

    President confers Bharat Ratna on Madan Mohan Malviya

    New Delhi: Freedom fighter and the founder of Banaras Hindu University, Madan Mohan Malviya, was today posthumously conferred with the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan here. Named for the honour 68 years after his death, it was the members of Malviya’s family, including granddaughters Hem Sharma and Saraswati Sharma and grandsons Premdhar Malviya and Girdhar Malviya, who received the award in

  • NC’s resolution on NHPC projects passed in LC

    Jammu: In an embarrassment to the PDP-led government in Jammu and Kashmir which was opposing a resolution moved by the opposition National Conference on bringing back power projects from NHPC to state government, it was passed in the Legislative Council today. NC member Qaiser Jamshed Lone moved a resolution in the Council that “this house resolves that all the power projects be returned by NHPC to state government”. Replying to a discussion on