Free Press Journal
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    Javadekar dismisses BJP MP’s remarks on tobacco consumption

    New Delhi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today dismissed BJP MP Dilip Gandhi’s remarks that all studies linking cancer to tobacco have come from abroad and that there is no Indian survey report to confirm it. “Do not listen to these things. Science is science. You cannot compromise on science,” the Minister said, disapproving the statement of Gandhi, who heads the parliamentary panel on subordinate legislation examining the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other

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    Ansari warns of implications of failure to provide education, employment

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari today warned that “failure” to properly educate and provide “productive employment” to millions of Indians, especially youth, will have “serious economic and social implications” for the country. “Nothing can be more disruptive for our social cohesion and sustained economic progress than a large army of educated, unemployed youth who feel dis-empowered in every sense of the term,” he said while giving the convocation address at Jamia Hamdard

  • Two get 30-yrs jail term for gangrape of Ugandan national

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has awarded 30 years jail term to two youths for kidnapping and gangraping a Ugandan national, observing that “their act brought India in disrepute in the eyes of the world” and both of them deserve a very stern and exemplary sentence. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat awarded 30 years jail term to Delhi residents Raj Kumar and Dinesh Sharma along with a fine of Rs 50,000 each, saying

  • Foodgrain sales to continue under open market scheme

    New Delhi: The government has decided to continue sale of wheat in domestic market under the existing scheme of open market sale subject to following specific modifications:

  • Gas price cut 8% to $4.66 per unit

    New Delhi: Natural gas prices was today cut by about 8 per cent to USD 4.66 a unit to reflect the softening in international prices, a move that will lower electricity and fertiliser costs. Oil Ministry’s pricing cell, PPAC said domestically produced natural gas will cost USD 4.66 per million British thermal unit from April 1 to September 30 on gross clarofic value basis (GCV) as opposed to USD 5.05 per mmBtu currently.

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    Sensex falls 18 pts, gauge climbs 25 pc in fiscal 2014-15

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today inched lower by about 18 points to close at 27,957.49, wrapping up 2014-15 with hefty 25 per cent gain — its best performance in six fiscal years — buoyed by foreign investments after the Narendra Modi-led government took charge. After jumping 205 points in early trade, the 30-share index frittered away gains on emergence of profit-booking at the fag-end and ended with a marginal fall of 18.37 points

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    Yuvraj, Zaheer eye Indian team comeback via IPL

    New Delhi: Hoping to make a comeback into the Indian cricket team with stellar showings in the IPL, new Delhi Daredevils recruits Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan today said they will make their stint with the franchise count to revive their international careers. Delhi bagged Yuvraj for a record fee of Rs 16 crore in the February auctions and the all-rounder wants to make the most of it.

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    BCCI revises IPL match schedule due to Kolkata civic polls

    Kolkata: The Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament, scheduled to start from April 8, underwent changes in the playing schedule on Tuesday keeping in in mind the Kolkata municipal elections on April 18.

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    Lahiri leads the Asian Tour golf surge

    New Delhi: From the majestic Swiss Alps to the historic Delhi Golf Club, stars from the Asian Tour have blazed a trail of glory to reinforce the rise of the game in the Far East with India’s Anirban Lahiri being among the top performers. Currently ranked No. 33 in the world, Lahiri struck gold twice in three weeks as Asian stars enjoyed a great run. Asian Tour members have won a magnificent five

  • Council Chairman reserves question on milk rates after govt gives reply based on newsreport

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government was today left red-faced when Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar kept a question on milk rates as “reserved” as reply given on the issue was based on a newspaper report. The directives from the Chairman came after MLCs Sunil Tatkare and Jayant Patil pointed out to what the government wrote on the answer sheet quoting local newspaper reports that milk rates have decreased.

  • Vice Admiral S.P.S Cheema new chief of Western Naval Command

    Mumbai: Vice Admiral Surinder Pal Singh Cheema took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Western Naval Command, the sword arm of the Indian Navy, from Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, who attained superannuation here on Tuesday.

  • India Inc’s biz confidence improves on eco growth outlook: CII

    New Delhi:  India Inc’s business confidence has improved on the back of Centre’s “pro-reform” approach coupled with expectations of higher economic growth and moderate inflation, as per the CII Business Outlook poll. The CII Business Confidence Index (BCI) improved marginally during Jan-March FY15, moving up to 56.4 from a level of 56.2 in the previous quarter.

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    Govt’s direct tax collection to miss revised target for FY15

    Mumbai: Government’s direct tax mop-up is set to miss the revised target for the 2014-15 fiscal as the collection so far has been only about Rs 6,30,000 crore, an I-T department official said. Keeping in view of the sluggish rise in collection, the government had revised downwards its target at Rs 7,05,000 crore for the current fiscal, after initially having budgeted Rs 7,36,000 crore in the direct tax mop-up. The department may not

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    Who can predict Rahul’s return, asks Javedekar

    New Delhi: One can predict a solar and lunar eclipse but not when Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will return to active politics, BJP leader Prakash Javedekar said on Tuesday.

  • Gujarat Anti-Terror Bill passed by majority vote in Assembly

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat Assembly today passed by a majority vote the controversial Control of Terrorism and Organised Crime (GCTOC) Bill which allows police to intercept and record telephonic conversations and submit them in court as evidence. The Bill, which was earlier returned by the President thrice to the state government for reconsideration, was passed by a majority vote amid stiff resistance from Opposition Congress, which walked out of the House over its controversial provisions.

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    SC notice to Advani, Joshi over Babri demolition 

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi on a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging them of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992.

  • 21 persons sentenced to life in double murder case

    Kannauj(UP): A local court has awarded life imprisonment to 21 persons in connection with a 24-year-old double murder case. Additional Judge Chandra Bhushan Singh held one Dayaram Lodhi and 20 others guilty yesterday and also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of them. According to the prosecution, in April 1991 Lodhi was beating his wife to which Kannauji Lal Dhobi had objected.

  • Sri Lanka Naval officers detained over Tamil politician murder

    Colombo: Three Sri Lankan Navy personnel, including two officers, have been detained by the police here under anti-terrorism act for the alleged murder of a popular Tamil lawmaker in 2006 that snowballed into a major human rights issue for the then government. Nadarajah Raviraj, 44, was gunned down in his car along with his police guard as he left his residence here in November 2006.

  • Telangana BJP demands early conduct of ‘delayed’ GHMC polls

    Hyderabad: Criticising the ruling TRS government for “delaying” elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the Telangana BJP today demanded early conduct of the polls. “The Telangana government through an affidavit has informed the Hyderabad High Court that it will take 249 days to complete the necessary procedures to hold elections to the GHMC,” BJP state president and MLA G Kishan Reddy, told reporters here.