Free Press Journal
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    Nawaz Sharif launches Integrated Security System at Lahore Airport

    Karachi : Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has launched an Integrated Security System at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Airport. According to the Dawn, the Allama Iqbal Airport is the first airport in Pakistan to have a modern security system. Director General Airport Security Force (ASF) Major General Sohail Ahmed briefed Sharif about the system that would help ensure better security of the premises, aircraft and passengers. The high-tech control room has been made by the National

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    Narendra Modi’s ‘nuisance’ remarks in Bangladesh ‘unfortunate’: Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan today described as “unfortunate” the remarks made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bangladesh where he had accused it of creating “nuisance” and constantly troubling India by promoting terrorism. The “characterization of bilateral relations by the
    Indian prime minister as ‘nuisance’ is unfortunate,” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalillulah said. He said that Pakistan believes in peaceful co-existence and maintaining good neighbourly relations with India.

  • Sanjay Singh

    LG, PM Modi’s govt trying to scare us: AAP

    New Delhi : Alleging that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, the Delhi Police and Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at the Centre were trying to ‘scare’ the AAP Government using court cases, party leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said the arrest of Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Tomar in connection with the fake degree certificate row was wrong. “The entire matter concerning Jitendra Tomar is in the court. Even an answer was filed by

  • Piyush Goyal

    Piyush Goyal launches energy efficient lighting initiatives in Varanasi

    Varanasi : Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal, in a major initiative aimed at promoting energy efficiency in the city of Varanasi, launched Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) and LED-Based Smart Street Light programmes in the presence of Minister of State for Energy Yassir Shah.

  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani

    Syed Ali Shah Geelani invites separatist leaders, Sikh groups for seminar

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani is holding a seminar to which several separatist leaders, including from Sikhs groups, and Christian community representatives have been invited. “Hurriyat Conference has decided to organise a seminar in Srinagar on June 14 in which people from different walks of life will express their views on the topic ‘How to Resist the Indian State Fascism’,” a spokesman of the separatist amalgam said. “The personalities who have

  • Dornier aircraft, Search Operation

    ICG, Navy undertakes search operation to trace missing Dornier aircraft

    New Delhi : Over five Indian Coast Guard ships, four naval ships and their respective aircrafts have undertaken a search operation to trace the Dornier aircraft which has gone missing. The aircraft, which took off from Chennai Airport on Monday evening, was carrying three personnel onboard, and went missing shortly after it took off. According to reports, the aircraft took off at 6.30 p.m. yesterday from Chennai and was supposed to land in Pondicherry. The

  • Dilip Parulekar

    AAP cries foul as three workers issued summons by police

    Panaji: The AAP in Goa on Tuesday accused the BJP-led state government of “intimidation” after three of its workers who protested against Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar’s comments in a gang-rape case were issued summons by the police.  Mario Cordeiro, Moses Coutinho and Shripad Pednekar – who participated in a public rally on Sunday against the minister’s comments – were summoned by Saligao police station officials late on Monday, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav

    NDA Govt. a ‘cobra snake’ disrupting country’s communal harmony: Lalu Prasad Yadav

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav on Tuesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government is a ‘cobra snake’ which is poisoning the nation by disrupting communal harmony. “The people of Bihar have waited for long for this merger. We had realised that we were falling short of time. I had already made my stand clear. I have spoken to Nitish a couple of times. The BJP is a‘cobra’

  • Cyclone ASHOBAA

    Cyclone ASHOBAA to intensify into severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow

    New Delhi : Cyclonic storm ‘ASHOBAA’ will be moving north-north-westwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow night. This may encourage rainfall at most places over coastal Karnataka, Konkan and Goa as well as south Gujarat with isolated heavy falls. Strong winds speed reaching 70 to 120 kilometres per hour would prevail along and off Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra coasts. According to the MeT Department, sea condition would be very rough to

  • Jitender-Singh-Tomar

    Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar arrested

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar was today arrested in the alleged fake degree case. Police arrested the Aam Aadmi Party leader from his house this morning and took him to Hauz Khas police station for further questioning. Police sources said he has been arrested in the alleged fake degree case. An FIR was registered against him last night. He has been charged under various IPC sections including 420 (cheating). A police team had gone to Bihar on the direction of court to investigate

  • Cyclone Hudhud reaches Visakhapatnam

    Monsoon arrives in Vizag

    Vishakhapatnam : Vizag has received substantial rainfall with the arrival of monsoon, thus giving respite to people from sweltering heat. The weather office said conditions were favourable for further advance of the monsoon. “Rain and thundershowers would occur at many places in our coastal Andhra Pradesh and also heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places in the coastal Andhra Pradesh area. During the last 24 hours, Pusapatirega has recorded the highest rainfall

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi to meet Congress CMs today

    New Delhi : Congress President Sonia Gandhi will on Tuesday meet the Chief Ministers of all the states where the grand old party is in power on June 9. The meeting will deliberate on the formulation of a political strategy to take on the NDA Government at the Centre for its attitude towards Congress-ruled and other non- BJP states. Among those attending the meeting will be Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as well as

  • Maoists Attacks

    12 Maoists killed in police encounter in Jharkhand

    Medininagar (Jharkhand): Twelve Maoists were today gunned down in an encounter with the police in Palamau district in Jharkhand. “The encounter took place in Bakoria village, about 140 km from Ranchi in the wee hours. All the bodies have been recovered,” Superintendent of Police Mayur Patel said. Additional Director General of Police (Operation) S N Pradhan told PTI that the encounter took place around 1 am.

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    99 pc of hotels in Pernem taluka are illegal, claims Laxmikant Parsekar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has stoked a controversy claiming that almost 99 per cent of the hotels in coastal Pernem belt in the state are illegal. “Ninety nine per cent of the hotels in Pernem’s coastal area are illegal,” Parsekar told reporters last evening, while supporting the proposed Golf Course project in the taluka which has been opposed by locals. “At least those who are planning the golf course project have taken the required permission,” the

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    Iran has fulfilled its commitments: US

    Washington: A senior US official has said that Iran has met all of its obligations under an interim nuclear agreement with the negotiating countries. “Iran has halted process on some aspects of its nuclear programme and has rolled it back in a certain way,” Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Monday.

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    Rupee firms up 16 paise against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee appreciated 16 paise to 63.92 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange today on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Besides, strengthening of the euro against the dollar in overseas market on solid German data supported the rupee, but a lower opening in the domestic equity market limited the gains, forex dealers said. The rupee had tumbled 33 paise to end at a 4-week low of 64.08 against the American currency in

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    FIFA needs ‘painful’ reform: Thomas Bach, IOC chief 

    Lausanne: Olympic chief Thomas Bach said that scandal-plagued FIFA needs “painful” but necessary reform. The IOC president said the crisis at football’s world governing body was bigger than the bribes-for-votes furore over the awarding of the 2002 Winter Games to Salt Lake City. “We know from our experience that putting everything on the table can be painful but it’s absolutely necessary. We’ve seen that in our past,” he said at the International Olympic Committee’s Lausanne headquarters.

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    Sensex dives further, down over 76 pts

    Mumbai: Continuing its losing streak for the sixth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell another 76 points in early trade today on sustained selling by funds and retail investors coupled with weakening global markets. The 30-share index was trading down 76.59 points, or 0.28 per cent, at 26,446.50, with stocks of realty, healthcare, consumer durables, FMCG, metal, power and oil & gas leading the fall. The gauge had lost 1,325.90 points in the previous five straight sessions.

  • Coast Guard Aircraft

    Coast Guard Dornier aircraft goes missing with 3 crew members

    Chennai: A Coast Guard Dornier surveillance aircraft with three crew members on board went missing last night off the coast of Chennai, aviation sources said today. The aircraft took off from Chennai at 5:30 PM yesterday and lost contact at around 10 PM in Tiruchirapalli, they said. It went missing about 95 miles south off Chennai. The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have launched an extensive search and rescue operation in the area. Four Navy and

  • ‘Green’ signal to Coastal Road from Nariman Point to Kandivili

    New Delhi :  In a big relief to Mumbai, the Environment and Forests Ministry on Monday decided to relax the 1991 CRZ (Coastal Regulation Zone) notification in the metropolis to allow a 35-km long coastal ring road for decongesting vehicular traffic and permit reconstructions hitherto not allowed in the coastal areas, though with a rider that the construction line should not encroach further towards the sea.