Free Press Journal
  • GST

    Congress slams government for not referring GST Bill to standing committee

    New Delhi: Reiterating that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill should be sent to the Standing Committee, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday alleged that the government has violated all parliamentary procedures by directly introducing it in the current session of Parliament.

  • Government must tell where is Dawood: Ghulam Nabi Azad

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday sought an explanation from Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the whereabouts of wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

  • Salman Khan

    B-Town stands by convicted Salman Khan

    Mumbai : Bollywood celebrities like Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh and Subhash Ghai have sympathised with superstar Salman Khan, who was found guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

  • 29 stapler pins removed from 10-month-old baby’s oral cavity

    Gangtok: Stapler pins stuck inside the mouth of a 10-month-old baby was successfully removed through an operation at the Central Referral Hospital (CRH) here. Prof Suvamoy Chakraborty, head of the Ear Nose Throat department and Head and Neck surgery department of CRH, who led the operation yesterday, said the baby had accidentally ingested 29 stapler pins which got stuck in her oral cavity.

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    Sonia Gandhi hits out at PM Modi

    New Delhi: A combative Congress President Sonia Gandhi today mounted a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of running a government “of some people, by one person for a select few” and said he has not much to showcase even as the government completes one year. Addressing a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party, Gandhi, who is also CPP Chairperson took repeated digs at the Modi dispensation over issues like

  • Woman acquitted in murder case

    New Delhi: A woman, accused of causing her husband’s death while stopping him from allegedly raping their daughter, has been acquitted by a Delhi court which said she acted in “self defence” as the man would have “ravished” the child or would have grievously hurt them. Additional Sessions Judge Sudesh Kumar said that the circumstances in which the accused (woman) was, were amply sufficient to give her the “right of private defence” of

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    2002 hit-and-run case: For victims, only compensation matters

    Mumbai: “Compensation matters more than conviction,” say the victims of the 2002 hit-and-run case in which Bollywood star Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in jail. Abdullah Rauf Shaikh, who lost a leg in the accident, said, “Nobody came to visit me in the last 13 years. I am forced to do petty jobs to support my family and face a lot of

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    Salman Khan sentenced to five years in prison

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday sentenced to five years in jail for a 2002 hit-and-run accident that left one man dead and four others injured here. Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande announced the verdict at a packed courtroom here, stunning the actor and his family.

  • Salman Khan

    Rs 200 crore investment riding on Salman Khan

    Mumbai: A big sum of Rs over 200 crore is riding on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who was today convicted of all charges, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder, in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The 49-year-old actor, who essayed many popular roles in blockbusters over a successful career spanning over two-and-a-half decades, has still many projects to be completed, apart from endorsements of products. His two upcoming films, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, which stars Kareena Kapoor, and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo’ opposite Sonam Kapoor, are

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    26-year-old married woman found murdered at home

    Kota: A 26-year-old married woman was allegedly found murdered at her house in Sumerganjmandi village of the district, police said today. The body of Kamna Sharma was found at her place in Sumerganjmandi village of Indergarh police station area of the district yesterday, Srikrishan Gadwal, SHO, Indergarh police station said. The body had deep marks of injury around the neck, reportedly made with a sharp weapon, he said. Shalendra Sharma, the husband of the victim has been detained as he was not present in the

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    UN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 13 wounded

    United Nations: Suspected rebels ambushed a Tanzanian unit of UN peacekeepers in eastern Congo, killing two and wounding 13, the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement. Four peacekeepers were reported missing. The ambush came a day after gunfire hit a helicopter carrying the mission’s force commander in the same region, according to the statement released yesterday.

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    Four die in Indonesia landslide

    Jakarta: At least four people have died after a landslide hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province, a senior official said on Wednesday. Rescuers have recovered three more bodies after Tuesday’s landslide in Bandung district, bringing the total toll to four, Xinhua quoted an official as saying. One body of a 50-year-old man was recovered on Tuesday.

  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    Sardar Patel’s ‘aura’ lost in Statue of Unity, allege family members

    Anand (Gujarat): Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious project to build the world’s tallest statue of freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel runs into trouble with the latter’s family raising objections to the face of the statue’s replicas. The 597 feet tall statue of Patel – the Statue of Unity –is planned to be built near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat. So far, two replicas of the proposed statue have been made, but Patel’s associates and family members

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    US lifts ban on ferry service between Florida and Cuba

    London: Ferries could be set to ply between Florida and Cuba for the first time in 50 years as the United States government lifted the ban, approving new services. Ferry services between the two countries were stopped after the U.S. imposed a trade embargo on Cuba in 1960. However, the services could soon be resumed as a number of ferry companies said that they have been given licenses, reported the BBC.

  • Dawood Ibrahim

    Dawood’s whereabouts: ‘Govt. failed to fulfil its promise’, says Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader Rajiv Shukla on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government for not fulfilling its electoral promise of bringing back underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India. “This is what all the BJP leaders had promised to the nation before election that the moment the government would come they will bring back Dawood Ibrahim within fortnight, but the government is going to complete one year neither Dawood has come, neither

  • Gold

    Gold rises in futures trade on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices rose 0.39 per cent to Rs 26,984 per 10 grammes in futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions, taking positive cues from global markets. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in June was up by Rs 104 or 0.39 per cent to Rs 26,984 per 10 gm in a business turnover of 278 lots. The metal for delivery in far-month August moved up by Rs 91 or 0.34 per cent to Rs 27,185 per 10 gm

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    US has given Pakistan arms worth $5.4 bn since 2001: Report

    Washington: Since the September 11, 2001 terror attack, the US has given Pakistan arms worth about $5.4 billion for counter-terrorism operations, along with many “big ticket” platforms more suited to conventional warfare. Sales of F-16 combat aircraft and related equipment account for nearly half of these Foreign Military Sales agreements with Pakistan, according to a report by Congressional Research Service for lawmakers.

  • Salman Khan

    Salman Khan Hit-and-run verdict: ‘Have tried our best’, says public prosecutor

    New Delhi: Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat on Wednesday said that he had tried his best to bring the truth before court in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan. “In the coming hours the court will pronounce its verdict. We have tried to bring the truth in front of the court and placed all facts in front of the court. We have tried our best, let’s see what happens. Everything is in the hands of the court,” said Gharat.