Free Press Journal
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    Man gets 10-year jail for sodomising minor boy

    New Delhi: A man convicted for sodomising a four-year-old boy has been sentenced to 10-year jail by a Delhi court, which observed that the offence was “highly derogatory”. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav, while sentencing Delhi resident Surender for the offence punishable under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him. The court said that although the offence, for which Surender has been convicted, is “highly derogatory” the court can’t lose

  • Heavy firing on LoC between India and Pakistan in Jammu

    Jammu: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions at two places on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. “Pakistan army used mortars, RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades) and Pika gunfire to target our positions at Sabjian and Mandi areas on the LoC in Poonch district today (Wednesday),” Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here. “Pakistan shelling and firing started at 10.15 a.m.

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    Google facing 4 cases for alleged abuse of dominance: Govt

    New Delhi: The Competition Commission of India has directed investigation against global technology giant Google in four separate cases for alleged abuse of dominant position, Parliament was informed today. “As per Competition Commission of India (CCI), four cases against Google for alleged abuse of dominant position, in which the Commission directed the Director General of CCI for investigation under… the Competition Act, 2002,” Minister for Communications and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said in

  • Mehmet Topal

    Turkish footballer Mehmet Topal survives attack by gunmen

    Istanbul: Turkish footballer Mehmet Topal survived an attack by unidentified assailants while driving his car in Istanbul, media reports said. Topal, who plays for Turkish club Fenerbahce, was attacked on Tuesday. The assailants apparently pulled up alongside the car of the 29-year-old Turkish player and opened fire two or three times, reports Efe. The shooters got away but Turkish police launched a search to track them down after Topal filed a complaint,

  • H.S. Prannoy

    Prannoy surges ahead, Kashyap suffers upset at World Badminton Championships

    Jakarta : Indian ace shuttler H.S. Prannoy defeated Ugandan opponent Edwin Ekiring in their men’s singles event to advance to the third round of the World Championships on Wednesday at Jakarta, Indonesia. The 11th seed Indian overcame Ekiring 21-14, 21-19 in the second round clash that lasted over 39 minutes. Meanwhile, 10th seed Parupalli Kashyap suffered a shocking 21-17, 13-21, 18-21 defeat against Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam in the second round.

  • Cairn Energy seeks quick resolution to tax row

    New Delhi: As the government grapples with its arbitration notice against a Rs 10,247 crore tax demand, British oil explorer Cairn Energy has said a quick judicial resolution to the issue will help restore confidence of retrospective tax-rattled international investors. Company chief executive Simon Thomson said it wants the government to join the arbitration to arrive at a quick judicial resolution and provide clarity.

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    Separatist leader Yasin Malik arrested

    Srinagar: Separatist leader Yasin Malik was on Wednesday arrested here when he was on way to Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district where a youth was killed by security forces, police said. The chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was detained along with several party activists at Pandrethan, four kilometres from Srinagar. Bilal Ahmad Bhat, 23, a resident of Padgampora village of Pulwama, was killed on Tuesday when security forces fired at

  • Steven Smith

    Steven Smith named captain of new-look Australia for England ODI series

    Johannesburg : Steven Smith has been named as the captain of a refreshed Australia one-day side for the upcoming limited overs series against England and Ireland. Australia will be without the services of veterans Brad Haddin and Michael Clarke, who have announced their retirement from the format after guiding the team to their fifth World Cup in March. Australia will play the lone ODI against Ireland in Belfast on 27 August and a T20

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Parliament debates Lalit Gate, Kharge demands Sushma’s resignation

    New Delhi: Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday remained firm on his party’s demand for the resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, as a debate finally commenced on the Lalit Modi row that has led to a paralysis of parliament for almost a month. “If you had to help on humanitarian ground, you could have done that within the ambit of the law,” said Kharge. “Is it not

  • Omar Abdullah

    Indian justification not different from Pak: Omar on Aseemanand

    New Delhi: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday hinted that the Indian justification of granting bail to Swami Aseemanand was no different to Pakistan justifying bail for Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Abdullah took to his Twitter page to say, “How is the Indian justification of bail for #Aseemanand any different from the Pakistani justification of bail for #Lakhvi.” The Union Home Ministry had yesterday informed the Lok Sabha that the NIA, upon

  • Rajeev Shukla

    Parliament can resume if government acts against tainted ministers, says Congress

    New Delhi: Proceedings in parliament can resume if the NDA Government acts firmly against its tainted ministers, said the Congress Party on Wednesday after receiving over 15000 online signatures. “What is the need for an online petition and signatures, the government should take a decision on alleged ministers, and the house will start functioning from today itself,” Congress spokesperson Rajeev Shukla told ANI. “But if the government is adamant, what can the opposition do,”

  • India, US to hold key commercial dialogue next month

    New Delhi: India and the US will hold first-ever high-level strategic and commercial dialogue next month in Washington focusing on areas such as ease of doing business and smart cities with an aim to boost investment and raise bilateral trade five-fold to USD 500 billion annually. “The Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD) will be held in Washington DC in 6-7 weeks,” US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M Selig told

  • Universidad Catolica beats Danubio 1-0 in Copa Sudamericana

    Santiago: Universidad Catolica of Chile defeated Uruguayan club Danubio 1-0 in the first leg of the first phase of Copa Sudamericana football tournament. A goal from forward Roberto Gutierrez gave the Chileans an advantage going into the second leg of the contest, reports EFE. Universidad Catolica dominated the game in the first half but could not create goal opportunities on Tuesday. The Chilean players’ best chance in the first half came when

  • Arun Jaitley

    Macros improving, interest rates will come down: Jaitley

    New Delhi: The government today said the macro-economic scenario has improved significantly on account of revival of growth and subdued inflation and exuded confidence that interest rates will decline in coming years. In his Medium-Term Expenditure Framework Statement tabled in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also expressed commitment of the government to cut fiscal deficit and push subsidy reforms.

  • BSE StAR MF processes over 50,000 orders on a single day

    New Delhi: Leading stock exchange BSE today said its mutual fund distribution platform, BSE StAR MF executed over 50,000 orders on a single day. “BSE StAR MF has processed over 50,000 orders on a single day on August 10, 2015,” the exchange said in a statement.

  • HSBC India

    GST watered down, can still add 0.6% to GDP growth: HSBC

    New Delhi: Terming GST as one of the most promising reforms on anvil, global giant HSBC today said the bill has been “watered down” but can still add a “sizeable” 60 basis points to India’s GDP growth rate. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) seeks to replace all indirect taxes with a uniform nationwide levy. The bill has been approved by the Lok Sabha and it was referred to a Rajya Sabha Select

  • CR to run over 100 special trains for Ganesh Chaturthi

    Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) will run over 100 special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during festival Ganesh Chaturthi. A total of 118 special trains will be run, according to a CR statement issued here. As many as 36 special trains will be run to Madgaon (six days a week except on Thursday) from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT).

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    Claris gets nod to resume supply of Furosemide injection in US

    New Delhi: Drug firm Claris Lifesciences today said it has received prior approval supplement (PAS) for Furosemide injection which will help it to resume supply in the US market. Furosemide injection is used to treat fluid retention.