Free Press Journal
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    Quota stir: Hardik to organise “reverse” Dandi march

    Surat: The Patel quota movement spearhead Hardik Patel will organise a “reverse” Dandi march from Dandi to Ahmedabad later this week in a bid to scale up the agitation in its second phase. The Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1930 was an important part of independence movement and Hardik’s move to choose that location for strengthening his agitation is viewed as a clever strategy to send the message across various stake-holders.

  • Masarat Alam

    Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam re-arrested

    Jammu: Hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam was re-arrested today soon after his release from high security Kotbalwal jail in Jammu, where he was lodged since April 17 for waving Pakistani flags and chanting anti-national slogans during a separatist rally in Srinagar. Last month, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had quashed Alam’s detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and ordered the government to release him.

  • Ajay Maken

    Cong demands steep reduction of petrol, diesel prices

    New Delh: Terming the latest reduction in petrol and diesel prices as “woefully short”, Congress today demanded further cuts to provide relief to the common man from rising prices of essential commodities. Petrol and diesel prices should be made available at Rs 30.99 and Rs 24.61 per litre, respectively, Congress spokesman Ajay Maken said.

  • HC gives bail to Hasan Ali in tax evasion cases

    Mumbai: The controversial Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali has been granted bail by the Bombay High Court in seven cases filed by the Income Tax Department for allegedly evading tax to the tune of Rs one lakh crore during 2001 to 2007. Hearing Ali’s plea yesterday, Justice Abhay Thipsay granted him bail in the sum of Rs one lakh in each case.

  • Anil Kapoor

    Expect new cast in second season of ’24’, says Anil

    New Delhi: Anil Kapoor, who starred in and produced “24”, the Indian adaptation of the eponymous show, is geared for its second season, and says viewers will be treated to some new cast members.

  • Hrithik

    Hrithik dodge link-up rumours with Kangana; says he is single

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan today said he is still single while he dodging questions on his reported link-up with fellow star Kangana Ranaut. When asked how is he taking rumours of his growing proximity with Kangana, Hrithik said, “Oh my God….What should I say about it?” He was speaking at the launch of the new version of ‘Dheere Dheere’, the chart-busting song from “Aashiqui” in 90’s, sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh.

  • Sensex Red down

    Markets slump to 1-yr low on GDP data, Chinese pain

    Mumbai: Markets today went into a downspiral, with the benchmark Sensex crashing 587 points to close at a one-year low of 25,696.44 owing to slower than expected GDP growth coupled with a global sell-off after a clutch of data showed China economy is in for more pain. The rupee recovered against the dollar though. In a significant development that could have far-reaching implications, the government today accepted the recommendation of the A P

  • Lower interest and fuel costs, accelerates August auto sales 

    New Delhi/Chennai: A decline in interest, inflation and fuel costs, coupled with an overall pick up in consumer sentiment, saw Indian automobile manufacturers come out with healthy sales figures for the last month on Tuesday.

  • Ten unions on strike tomorrow; Govt expects minimal impact

    New Delhi: Essential services like banking and public transport may be impacted tomorrow with ten central trade unions going ahead with their one-day nationwide strike, even as the government appealed to them for calling off the agitation, which BJP-backed BMS and NFITU decided to boycott. While these ten unions claim to have a combined membership of 15 crore workers in public and private sector, including banks and insurance companies, several outfits representing informal

  • No retrospective MAT on FIIs; govt accepts panel report

    New Delhi: In a big relief to FIIs, the government today accepted recommendation of a high level panel that minimum alternate tax (MAT) should not be imposed on overseas portfolio investors retrospectively. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the panel headed by Law Commission of India Chairman A P Shah submitted its final report on the issue of applicability of MAT on capital gain made by FIIs prior to April 1, 2015, on August

  • Hrithik Roshan

    Hrithik yet to decide on AASHIQUI 3 

    Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is yet to take a call on “Aashiqui 3”. “What ‘Aashiqui 3’? You want me to do it. I will think about it,” the actor said, reports PTI.

  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Aishwarya all set to make her television debut 

    The stunning ‘Bachchan Bahu’ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen on a television reality show for the first time ever! Movie promotions on TV shows have become a rage these days considering the response garnered from their audience.  But this time, it will be the audience waiting to watch TV as the gorgeous diva Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with her co-star Irrfan Khan will be promoting their upcoming film ‘Jazbaa’ on dance

  • Rani-Mukerji

    Rani Mukerji-Adiyta Chopra’s baby expected in Jan 2016

    After a lot of rumours and false alerts, it can now be confirmed that Bollywood actor Rani Mukerji is indeed pregnant. The actor, who is travelling out of India at present, is reportedly in her second trimester and the baby is expected in January 2016, according to reports.

  • David De Gea

    De Gea’s move to Real Madrid collapses as transfer market closes

    Madrid: Spanish giants Real Madrid’s failure to sign English club Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was the biggest story on the last day of the transfer market in Spain but several other important deals were completed on time.

  • Delhi-Dynamos-FC

    ISL franchise Dynamos signs Spanish keeper Toni Doblas

    New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos FC announced the signing of Spanish goalkeeper Toni Doblas for the second season of the football tournament starting on October 3.

  • JSW India Squash Circuit starts on Sep 3; prize money doubled

    Mumbai: The second season of JSW India Squash Circuit, carrying a total prize fund of USD 120,000 which is double of what was offered last year and featuring top ranking players from India and abroad, is set to begin here on September 3 and conclude in Chennai on October 22. Kolkata would also host a couple of tournaments in the circuit, a media release said today.

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    West Ham sign Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on loan

    Barcelona: Catalan football giants FC Barcelona on Tuesday announced that Cameroonian international midfielder Alex Song will play on a season-long loan for English Premier League (EPL) club West Ham United. “FC Barcelona and West Ham United have agreed a deal for Cameroonian midfielder Song to rejoin the Premier League club on loan for the 2015-16 season,” Barcelona said in a statement.