Free Press Journal
  • Sadiq Jamal case: court to hear plea for further probe

    Ahmedabad: A special CBI court will hear arguments for further probe into the 2003 Sadiq Jamal encounter killing case from tomorrow in connection with a plea filed by the deceased’s brother Shabbir. Special CBI Court Judge M M Gandhi informed the applicant’s advocate Shamshad Pathan today that the hearing will be conducted from tomorrow.

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    25 students injured in stampede in Kashmir

    Srinagar: At least twenty five students were injured today in a stampede after a rumour that a wild bear had entered the school premises in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, officials said. “25 students were injured and later discharged after first aid. The stampede was triggered by rumours that a wild bear entered into a private school, run by Abu Haneefa Memorial Trust, during morning assembly at Rajpora, 45 kms from here, the

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    ‘Modi favours ‘big private cos’, trying to give land in hurry’

    New Delhi: Hitting out against move to amend the land acquisition law, former AAP member Prashant Bhushan today accused Narendra Modi-led government of favouring “big and private companies” and trying to give away land to them in a hurry. “The thinking of Modi government is to open the way quickly for big companies, specially private companies, and acquire land by the government and give it to them hurriedly,” Bhushan told reporters here.

  • Drug peddler Patankar sent in judicial custody

    Mumbai: A special NDPS court today remanded alleged drug peddler Shashikala alias Baby Patankar in judicial custody till May 20. Patankar was arrested in connection with the recovery of 12 kgs of mephedrone from the cupboard of head constable Dharmaraj Kalokhe from Marine Drive police station in March. The contraband had allegedly been handed over to Kalokhe by Patankar.

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    Ranbir starrer ‘Tamasha’, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ get release dates

    Mumbai: Superstar Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming films “Tamasha” and detective drama “Jagga Jasoos” will hit theatres on November 27, 2015 and June 3 next year respectively. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Imtiaz Ali, “Tamasha” will see Ranbir teaming up with Deepika Padukone again after “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” and “Bachna Ae Haseeno”. The duo finished the Delhi leg of shooting the film in March.

  • Indians gun for inaugural AfrAsia Mauritius Open golf

    Domaine de Bel Ombre (Mauritius): Indian golfers, who won six titles on Asian Tour last year, will start as early favourites at the inaugural approximately USD 1.1 million AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open golf tournament which begins here tomorrow. Rashid Khan, winner of two titles in 2014, Arjun Atwal winner of the event in Dubai, and Gaganjeet Bhullar, who has five titles to his name, but none since 2013, will all be hoping to

  • IPL doesn’t match up to international cricket: Trevor Bayliss

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) coach Trevor Bayliss feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) does not match up to the standards of international cricket despite having some of the biggest names playing in the Twenty20 tournament.

  • ‘Centre’s reply on KP township victory of Kashmiri brotherhood’

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference today said the Centre’s assertion that there was no proposal under consideration for a separate township for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley was a victory of “Kashmiri brotherhood” and a defeat of “communal mindset”. “The cancellation of separate townships proposal or Kashmiri Pandits is the victory of the endeavor, unity and brotherhood of the Kashmiri nation and defeat of the communal mindset,” Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah

  • Delhi Metro plans WiFi facility aboard trains

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) plans to provide WiFi facility aboard its trains as well as in stations, union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo said on Wednesday.

  • Earthquake, victims

    Post-quake renovations begin in Nepal; toll nears 7,700

    Kathmandu: Nepal today mounted post-quake renovation works as it declared the Rastrapati Bhawan and thousands of buildings and homes unsafe for use after the devastating temblor that killed at least 7,652 people. Eighty personnel of India’s National Disaster Response Force, which had the largest presence in Nepal after the country faced its worst disaster in over 80 years, today left the Himalayan nation, Director of the Public Relations department of Nepal Army Brig.

  • ISIS

    ISIS opens 5-star hotel for jihadist commanders in Iraq:report

    London: Dreaded Islamic State terror group has purportedly opened its own 5-star hotel complete with 262 rooms, restaurants, ballrooms and gym in Iraq’s Mosul city for its Jihadist commanders, according to a media report. The hotel is believed to be the Ninawa International Hotel, which received a number of positive reviews before being overtaken by militants and stripped of its branding, The Independent reported.

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    Last-minute dash for votes on eve of UK general election

    London: Party leaders and candidates are in a last-minute scramble for votes as tomorrow’s UK general election is expected to be too close to call with opinion polls indicating just a wafer-thin lead for Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives. As opinion polls continue to reflect a knife-edge election, Indian-origin voters are set to play their most proactive role in British electoral history this time.

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    Pak court to hear two decade-old graft case against Sharif

    Lahore: A Pakistani court today constituted a larger bench to hear a petition seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over money laundering, 24 years after it was filed. Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik constituted a five-member larger bench headed by Justice Muhammad Farrukh Irfan Khan to hear the petition. The court has fixed May 8 for hearing of the case.

  • US satellite debris threatens other space missions

    London: An estimated 100 pieces of debris from a US defence satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could increase collision risk for other spacecraft and missions, a new research has warned. On February 3, the Defence Meteorological Satellite Programme (DMSP) F13 satellite exploded in orbit producing over 100 pieces of space debris that were detected using radar.

  • Nearly 3.5 lakh internally displaced people in Assam: NGO

    Geneva: India had a staggering 345,000 internally displaced persons in Assam alone in 2014 and at least 850,000 IDPs overall in the last five years, a Norwegian NGO for refugees has said. “The accumulated number that we are operating with is 850,000 of total displacement (for India in the last five years). But Assam alone had 345,000 people displaced by ethnic violence in the course of 2014 and that is certainly an increase

  • Market mayhem wipes out Rs 2.89 lakh cr from investor wealth

    Mumbai: Total investor wealth today plunged by Rs 2.89 lakh crore to slip below the crucial Rs 100 lakh crore mark after a bloodbath in the stock market where the benchmark Sensex nosedived 723 points. Tracking the extreme weak stock market sentiment, the total investor wealth of BSE-listed companies plummeted by Rs 2.89 lakh crore to Rs 99.11 lakh crore.

  • 2002 hit and run case: Salman pays the price for running over a man

    The verdict in the high-profile actor Salman Khan hit and run case has finally been delivered by a sessions court 13 years after the incident occurred, reminding us of the inordinate delays that the Indian legal system is dogged with.

  • Report to your IPL team camp injured, get 50 percent of salary

    New Delhi: The rules of the cash-rich Indian Premier League are quite player-friendly but sometimes they put franchises in a spot as teams have to make payment to even those players, who are reporting injured to the team camps. During the ongoing edition of the league, Delhi Daredevils is one team that would have to cough up a good amount without getting the services of Indian paceman Mohammed Shami, who has been ruled