Free Press Journal
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    Ashok Vajpeyi returns Sahitya Akademi award

    New Delhi: After eminent writer Nayantara Sahgal, former Lalit Kala Akademi chairman Ashok Vajpeyi has returned the Sahitya Akademi Award to protest the “assault on right to freedom of both life and expression”. Voicing displeasure over the Dadri lynching incident and and a string of killings of rationalists, he also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s continued silence on these.

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    Salman Khan visits his ailing father at Lilavati Hospital

    Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan was recently admitted to Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday, where he was operated for hernia. Sensing that his presence in the hospital will create (unwanted and uncontrollable) chaos, Salman Khan visited his ailing father in the wee hours of the morning and left around 2 pm, post-which Salim Khan was taken in for the operation. After the operation got over successfully, the dutiful son that he is, Salman Khan paid

  • Jurgen Klopp refuses to comment on Liverpool move

    Leverkusen (Germany): The British media is caught up in frenzied speculation about the possibility of his taking over as the next manager at Liverpool Football Club, but Jurgen Klopp remains non-committal about a move to the English Premier League (EPL).

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    CBI questions Trinamool MP Tapas Pal

    Kolkata: CBI sleuths today questioned actor-turned-politican Trimamool Congress MP Tapas Pal in connection with his alleged involvement in Rose Valley and Saradha ponzi scams. Pal is being interrogated by Special Crime branch officials of the CBI, officials of the agency said.

  • International boxer Jai Bhagwan suspended for taking bribe

    Hisar (Haryana) : Olympian and Arjun award-winning boxer Jai Bhagwan, who is an inspector with Haryana Police, has been suspended from his job for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs one lakh from a businessman of Adampur Mandi in Hisar district.

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    Michael Clarke backs Shaun Marsh as Australia opener for Kiwi series

    Melbourne: Former Australian captain Michael Clarke believes that Shaun Marsh should open the batting in the upcoming three-Test match home series against New Zealand. Australia are currently going through a re-building phase following the retirement of opener Chris Rogers, wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, all-rounder Shane Watson and fast bowler Ryan Harris from Test cricket in the wake of the Ashes defeat against England. Clarke, who also stepped down after the England series, opined that Marsh

  • Ricardo Oliveira ready for Brazil striker berth

    Santiago: Veteran forward Ricardo Oliveira is ready to step into Brazil’s troublesome central striker role when the Selecao begin their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign against Chile on Thursday.

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    Azam Khan must be booked for sedition, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday re-iterated their demand for the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, saying that by taking the Dadri lynching case to the United Nations he had betrayed the nation and added that India was a safe haven for all Muslims.

  • Juan Carlos Osorio leaves Sao Paulo to coach Mexico

    Rio de Janeiro: Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio has left Sao Paulo to coach Mexico’s national team. The 54-year-old will replace Miguel Herrera, who was sacked in July after he allegedly punched a journalist, reports Xinhua. Sao Paulo president Carlos Miguel Aidar said Sao Paulo had done all they could to convince Osorio to stay. “I deeply regret his decision. He was doing a good job,” Adiar said in a statement on Tuesday. Osorio

  • Sidhu fine, recovering: Kapil Sharma

    Mumbai: Navjot Singh Sidhu is fine and recovering after he was admitted to a hospital in the national capital for a vein clot, his close associate and comedian Kapil Sharma said.

  • Determined to make it 3-0: David Miller

    Kolkata: Bolstered by their back to back wins against India, South Africa batsman David Miller says his team is all pumped to make a clean sweep of the three-match T20 series here tomorrow.

  • 19 killed as Typhoon Mujigae ravages China

    Beijing: Nineteen people were killed and four others went missing in China’s southern Guangdong province as typhoon Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon of the year, left behind a trail of death and devastation.

  • ‘Pakistan not involved in Kunduz attack in Afghanistan’

    Islamabad: Pakistan security agencies are not involved in the Taliban attack on Afghanistan’s Kunduz city, Pakistan Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said in a statement. “Afghan allegations are baseless about Pakistan’s involvement in the attack,” the statement said on Tuesday.  ISPR said such allegations show an irresponsible attitude on Afghanistan’s part, the News International reported. Kunduz city was captured by Afghanistan Taliban during the fresh attacks on September 28. Afghan authorities blame Pakistan

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    Amitabh Bachchan bats to save big cat population

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been appointed as Maharashtra’s brand ambassador for tigers, has appealed people to save the big cat’s rapidly dwindling population. Beginning the endeavor, the 72-year-old actor took a jungle safari in Sanjay Gandhi National Park in suburban Mumbai last evening along with ministers and politicians. “I will consider myself worthy as a brand ambassador when tiger preservation and securing their safety becomes successful. If my voice or face

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    Konkona Sen Sharma, Tilotama Shome team up for short film

    Mumbai: National-award winning actress Konkona Sen Sharma and internationally acclaimed performer Tilotama Shome have shared screen space together in Jaydeep Sarkar’s short film “Nayantara’s Necklace”. The dramatic-thriller, which also sees a cameo by Gulshan Devaiah of “Hunterrr” fame, revolves around the friendship between two unlikely women.

  • Court grants bail to AAP MLA Somnath Bharti

    New Delhi: AAP MLA and former law minister Somnath Bharti was today granted bail by a city court in a domestic violence and attempt to murder case lodged against him by his wife. “Bail application allowed,” Additional Sessions Judge Anil Kumar said. The court which had reserved its order on the bail plea yesterday, directed Bharti to furnish Rs one lakh personal bond and one surety of like amount. The court also directed

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    Paulo Coelho feels Shah Rukh Khan deserves an Oscar

    Legendary writer Paul Coelho needs no introduction. His books like The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries and many others are a rage world over inspiring millions. So, what happens when a writer of his magnitude gets ‘gifted’ by Bollywood’s iconic superstar Shah Rukh Khan, a bunch of DVDs of his films? The answer is simple. Like many fans world over, even Paulo Coelho was spoilt for choices.

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    Never evaded Income Tax, says actor Vijay after searches

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Vijay claims that he has never evaded paying taxes, contrary to reports filed by Income Tax sleuths following searhes at his residence here last week. According to a report released by IT officials, Vijay has been partially evading tax for the last five years.