Free Press Journal
  • Goa Speaker Rajendra Arlekar to be made Cabinet Minister

    Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar will be inducted into state Cabinet by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. Arlekar would be sworn in tomorrow at a simple function to be held at Raj Bhavan Dona Paula at 4 PM. After Arlekar’s induction, Deputy Speaker Anant Shet would replace him as Speaker. Sant Andre MLA Vishnu Wagh would be nominated for the deputy speaker. The name of Arlekar, a two-time MLA, was cleared during the BJP’s core committee meeting

  • FSSAI, Maggi

    Apex consumer court hearing on fresh Maggi tests next week

    New Delhi: The apex consumer court on Wednesday said it will hear Nestle’s arguments on fresh tests conducted on its popular Maggi noodles on October 8, and take up the larger class action suit filed against the Swiss giant by the end of next month.

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    Scenes offending Sikh cultural organizations censored from Singh Is Bliing

    A reason to rejoice for Akshay Kumar since his latest film Singh Is Bliing has been cleared by the censor board with a ‘U/A’ certificate… but with some crucial cuts! Those scenes that had earlier offended Sikh cultural organizations have now been duly censored.

  • P C Chacko

    Congress Party short of funds, admits Chacko

    New Delhi : The Congress Party on Wednesday accepted that it was experiencing financial problems and is short of funds due to its activities being on the rise. “We do not keep a big fund. When there is a programme on an election, we collect funds from our members and our well-wishers also, that is a continuous process. Of course, it is a fact that we are very very short of funds because

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    Sarah Jane Dias is on top of the world

    After several attempts to reach the top, Sarah Jane Dias who started off in Bollywood with Abhinay Deo’s ensemble thriller Game has found her way to the throne. Sarah is just back from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where she was flooded with frenzied wah-wahs in Toronto for her presence in Pan Nalin’s hugely lauded film Angry Indian Goddesses.

  • Sandeep Dikshit

    Pakistan has forcibly kept parts of J-K with itself, claims Congress

    New Delhi: Responding to residents of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) demanding freedom from Pakistan by raising pro-India slogans, Congress Party leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday said Pakistan has been exposed for keeping some parts of Kashmir forcibly with itself and also fanning rumours about the people of Jammu and Kashmir not wanting to be in India.

  • Saket court adjourns hearing of Khirki Extension case linked to Bharti till Oct.15

    New Delhi : The Saket District Court has adjourned the hearing of former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti’s plea for an FIR to be lodged against the police in the Khirki Extension matter till October 15. Wednesday’s decision comes six days after the Government of Delhi sanctioned Bharti’s prosecution for his alleged involvement in the midnight raid that targetted a group of African women in the Khirki Extension area of South Delhi last

  • SC to hear J-K Government’s contentious beef ban plea on Oct. 5

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has said that it will hear the Jammu and Kashmir Government’s plea for an appropriate directive on the beef ban issue on October 5. The beef ban in Jammu and Kashmir has pitted two benches of the state high court against each other, forcing the government to seek the intervention of the Supreme Court to ensure communal harmony is not disrupted by inconsistent judicial pronouncements. The beef ban

  • 2006 Mumbai Blasts case: Five sentenced to death, seven to life imprisonment

    Mumbai : Five of the twelve convicts accused of precipitating the serial bomb blasts on local trains in Mumbai in 2006, were sentenced to death by a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here on Wednesday. The remaining seven were handed life imprisonment. Seven blasts took place on local trains in Mumbai during a span of 11 minutes, killing nearly 200 people and injuring about 700 others. The examination of witnesses resumed

  • Punjab Bandh: Shops, commercial establishments shut in Moga

    Moga: Police cane-charged activists of Sikh organisations when they were trying to force shopkeepers to down shutters during a Punjab bandh call given by some Sikh outfits in protest against the decision of Akal Takht to pardon Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

  • ED registers money laundering case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against controversial Delhi-based meat exporter Moin Qureshi, who is under the scanner of probe agencies for alleged tax evasion and hawala-like dealings.

  • IT raids actors Vijay, Samantha, Nayanthara’s residences

    Chennai : The Income Tax Department on Wednesday conducted surprise searches at the residences of Tamil actors Vijay, Samantha and Nayanthara. A total of 32 places are being raided in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Vijay will soon be seen in ‘Puli,’ which will be released on October 1.

  • Japan’s industrial output in August down

    Tokyo: Japan’s industrial output in August declined a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on a monthly basis, a government data showed on Wednesday. The index of output at factories and mines stood at 97.0 in the reporting period against the 2010 base of 100, Xinhua reported quoting the ministry of economy, trade and industry’s report, adding that the index of industrial shipments declined 0.5 percent to 95.7, while that of inventories was up

  • Asaram Bapu’s supporters vandalize newspaper office in Agra

    Agra (UP) : Supporters of self-styled god man Asaram Bapu on Wednesday vandalized a newspaper office here. The supporters reached the office regarding a news printed in the newspaper and created ruckus against it. There are allegations that the supporters had beaten many people of the press and vandalized the office. Four people got injured due to this. The supporters were doing this for an hour, after which police reached the spot and arrested two

  • Pakistan army chief says CPEC benefits can be shared with Afghanistan

    Munich (Germany) : Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that “a peaceful Afghanistan” can start regional connectivity and the benefits of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) can be shared between the two countries.

  • Australian Capital Territory to be first Govt. to legalise Uber

    Sydney : The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will be the first government to regulate and legalise ride sharing with the online transport business Uber, which will start operations from October 30. According to News.com.au, the Government will roll out laws likely to be copied by other Australian jurisdictions where unregulated Uber is starting to eat into the customer base of traditional taxis. Ride sharing in Canberra market will be accompanied by reduced taxi fees