Free Press Journal
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    Western Railway collects Rs 6.45 cr from ticketless travellers

    Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) has collected Rs 6.45 crore from as many as 1.71 lakh ticketless travellers during July. “In continuation of our efforts to curb the practise of ticketless travelling, WR conducted regular checks during the month of July, 2015 where in 1.71 lakh cases of ticketless/irregular travel including unbooked luggage cases were detected, resulting in recovery of around Rs 6.45 crore,” a statement issued by Western Railway said.

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    Pakistan continues ceasefire violations

    Jammu: The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing along the international border in Mendhar and Hamirpur sectors of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, an official said here on Wednesday. “Pakistan firing started at 2.30 p.m. and is still on. Our troopers are retaliating effectively,” defence ministry spokesman Lt. Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here. The Pakistanis are using 120mm, 62 mm and 82 mm mortar shells, he added. The Pakistanis

  • Sartaj Aziz

    NSA talks: India to hand over to Pak list of 60 fugitives

    New Delhi: At the upcoming NSA-level talks, India will hand over to Pakistan a list of 60 fugitives who have taken shelter in that country besides dismissing comparison between Samjhauta Express blast and Mumbai terror attack citing the role of state actors in the latter incident. The Indian side will also confront Pakistan with evidence that the three terrorists who carried out attacks in Gurdaspur and the two terrorists who struck in Udhampur,

  • Ranil Wickremasinghe

    Sri Lanka: Wickremasinghe urges people to unite to build new political culture

    Colombo : Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister-designate and the leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe has called on the people of the country to discount existing politics and come together to build a new political culture in Sri Lanka. According to ColomboPage, he also called upon the people to act as one family and not as winners and losers following his parliamentary election victory held on Monday. Wickremasinghe said that Sri Lanka

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    ‘Indian, Chinese community abort female fetuses in Australia’

    Melbourne: The news ‘it is a girl’ is still unwelcome in many Indian and Chinese homes in Australia as members of the two communities account for nearly 1,400 female foetus abortions in 10 years, according to an international gender expert.

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    I&B ministry forms committee to resolve FTII logjam

    New Delhi: The ministry of information and broadcasting has formed a three-member committee that will visit the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on August 21 to assess the situation and interact with the students. The committee will also look into the agenda for the assessment of the projects of the 2008 batch of students, FTII director Prashant Pathrabe said on Wednesday.

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    China denies presence of nerve gas after Tianjin blasts

    Tianjin: Authorities have refuted the reported presence of nerve gas following the massive chemical explosions here that killed 114 people with 65 others still missing even as a high-level official is being probed for serious lapses that led to China’s worst industrial accident.

  • Shahnawaz Hussain

    Pakistan knows our stand on Kashmir’s separatist: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today seemed to disapprove of the Pakistan High Commission’s invite to Kashmir’s separatist leaders for a meeting with Pakistan’s NSA, saying it should take India’s stand on the issue into account before taking such decisions. “Pakistan knows our stand. If we want talks and if Pakistan wants it too, as it keeps telling world that India is not talking while they want it, then they should take a decision taking

  • Shinzo Abe

    China dismisses reports of Shinzo Abe’s September 3 visit

    Beijing: China today dismissed reports that Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Beijing on September 3 when the Communist nation plans to hold a grand military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its victory over Japanese forces in WW II.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Cabinet sub-committee formed for cadre review of IAS, KAS

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government today formed a five member cabinet sub-committee for simultaneous cadre review of IAS and KAS officers in the state. The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed here, Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar told reporters here.

  • Ram Gopal Yadav

    SP will support GST Bill in Parliament: Ram Gopal Yadav

    Badaun (UP): Samajwadi Party National General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav today said that his party would support the GST Bill when it is tabled in Parliament. “We will not oppose GST Bill. Our suggestions on it have been accepted by the Centre,” Yadav told reporters here. On the Allahabad high court order asking officials and politicians to send their kids to government primary schools, Yadav said that he was not in favour of

  • Mbuso Mandela

    Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged for allegedly raping 15-yr-old girl

    Washington DC : The former South African President Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mbuso Mandela has been charged with allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in a bathroom stall at a popular restaurant in the Johannesburg suburb of Greenside. The late South African President’s 24-year-old grandson, who is currently under police custody, appeared in Johannesburg court and will appear again on August 20 for bail hearing, E! Online reported. Gauteng police spokeswoman Brigadier Mashadi Selepe said that

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    OROP: Veterans may meet Modi next week

    New Delhi: Representatives of ex-servicemen, who have been protesting for the implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ (OROP) scheme for the last 66 days, are likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week, they said today. “The dates have not been fixed yet. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will meet Modi on August 23 or August 24 and then we will be informed about our meeting with the Prime Minister,” Maj Gen Satbir

  • Abrar Hussain

    Afghan FO summons Pakistan envoy over shelling in eastern province

    Karachi : Afghanistan’s Foreign Ministry has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan’s Ambassador Abrar Hussain over shelling in the eastern Kunar Province allegedly by Pakistani troops. According to the Express Tribune, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said that Deputy Foreign Minister Atiqullah Atifmal had conveyed serious concerns to Hussain. The Afghan Foreign Ministry also said that eight personnel of Afghanistan were killed Kunar’s Nari district, adding that it caused a huge loss of property. Atifmal told Pakistani envoy that

  • R K Pachauri

    Pachauri gets court’s nod to go abroad to attend global meet

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today allowed TERI Director General R K Pachauri, who is facing sexual harassment allegations from a woman employee, to visit China and Japan to attend a global meet to discuss environmental issues. Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan, while allowing Pachauri to go abroad from August 21 to September 1, directed him to furnish two local sureties of Rs two lakh each and inform the Indian embassies in both the

  • Bangkok blast, Thai Police

    Thai police releases sketch of suspected ‘foreign’ bomber

    Bangkok: Thailand police today released a sketch of a young “foreign man” suspected of carrying out a bombing at a hugely popular Lord Brahma temple, that killed at least 20 people, and offered a 1 million baht reward for any information in tracing him down along with his accomplices.

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    RBI grants in-principle nod for 11 payments banks

    Mumbai:The Reserve Bank today granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 11 entities, including Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Nuvo, Vodafone and Airtel, to set up payments banks and proposed such licences ‘on tap’ in future. The other entities which have been given ‘in-principle’ approval are Department of Posts, Cholamandalam Distribution Services, Tech Mahindra, National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL), Fino PayTech, Sun Pharma’s Dilip hantilal Shanghvi and PayTM’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

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    Uphaar fire: Ansals fined Rs 60 cr, escape further jail term

    New Delhi: In a huge relief to industrialists Sushil and Gopal Ansal, the Supreme Court today allowed them to walk free in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case in which 59 cine-goers had died of asphyxia, on furnishing of a whopping fine of Rs 30 crore each within three months. Awarding the jail term for a period already undergone by the industrialists, the three-judge bench of Justices A R Dave, Kurian Joseph and

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Mahinda Rajapaksa vows to remain in politics

    Colombo: A day after his party lost the parliamentary elections, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse said on Wednesday that he won’t retire from politics. He said he will be in parliament as a MP and serve the nation. Rajapakse, elected from Kurunegala province, led his United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to a defeat in Monday’s parliamentary polls. Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Front (UNF) won the election. In January, Rajapakse was ousted