Free Press Journal
  • India downplays reference to Kashmir in US-Pak statement

    New Delhi: India today downplayed the reference to Kashmir in a US-Pakistan joint statement, affirming its commitment to resolve issues with Pakistan bilaterally and welcomed the focus on terror networks in the statement. Asserting that the statement devotes considerable space to the issue of terrorism and that it was for the first time that LeT and Haqqani network are specifically mentioned in it, Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swarup said India

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    India desires ‘dialogue’ but Pak uses terrorism as instrument: MEA

    New Delhi: Reacting on the recent US-Pakistan joint statement on terrorism, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that it was a positive sign that the Haqqani network and the Lashkar-e-Taiba were finally mentioned, but slammed Nawaz Sharif’s charges that India had backed from a constructive dialogue with the hostile neighbour.

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    PM Modi’s ‘puppy’ has grown into VK Singh’s ‘dog’: Azam Khan

    Rampur (Uttar Pradesh): Comparing Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd.) VK Singh’s ‘dog’ analogy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial ‘puppy’ remark that he had made during the run-up to the general elections in 2013, Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare and Urban Development Minister Azam Khan today said that he was not surprised by the statement as it was the culture rampant in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • 15 Beautiful Places in India to Add on Your Bucket List

    India’s massive size and diverse geography bestows it with some of the most astounding natural scenery on the planet. From prismatic landscapes, verdant forests and endless stretches of dunes to enormous mountain ranges, gorgeous waterfalls and frozen lakes, India holds a great depth of stunning locations that would literally take your breath away. Here is a list of 15 most beautiful places in India which we believe are impressive enough to add

  • NCSC chief speaking like Cong spokesperson: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today accused National Commission for Scheduled Castes Chairperson P L Punia of acting like a Congress spokesperson and also attacked its vice president Rahul Gandhi and BSP leader Mayawati for shedding “crocodile tears” over the killing of two Dalit children. Under fire over the incident and subsequent dog analogy used by Union Minister Gen (retd) V K Singh, BJP fielded its Dalit leader Vijay Sonkar Shastri to deflect criticism and

  • Have SOPs to check corruption: CVC to govt depts

    New Delhi: All central government departments have been asked to do away with “outdated” processes and to have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to check corruption, Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary said here today. Besides, the anti-corruption watchdog has asked people to send it complaints against central government employees under its jurisdiction with proper details to ensure speedy action. “We have requested the Chief Vigilance Officers of all organisations to identify areas where

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    Lionel Messi: I don’t compete with Cristiano Ronaldo

    London: Argentina and Barcelona football star striker Lionel Messi has said that he is not competing with Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, and that he only cares for the interests of his club.

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    Dalit boy committed suicide: Manoharlal Khattar

    Chandigarh, Oct 23 (PTI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today claimed the 15-year-old Dalit boy who died in Sonipat had committed suicide and announced that job will be given to a family member, apart from compensation. “The post mortem report will throw light on why the suicide took place and for what reasons,” he said while addressing media here after the victim Govind’s family alleged that he was beaten up by

  • Ombudsman to be appointed at BCCI’s AGM

    Mumbai: As a follow-up to the views expressed by Shashank Manohar soon after being re-elected as BCCI President earlier this month, the Cricket Board is all set to appoint an Ombudsman at its AGM which is scheduled to be held at its headquarters here on November 9.

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    Arjun – Kareena starring ‘Ki and Ka’ wraps up shoot

    Mumbai: The shooting of R Balki’s “Ki and Ka”, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor, has come to an end. The cast and the crew were filming the last leg of the upcoming movie in Dubai. Arjun, 30, took to Twitter to announce the completion of the shooting. “Wrapped film number 7… Can’t believe it’s flown by so quickly… Amazing experience… Hopefully it’s my lucky number 7… #KiandKa,” he tweeted.

  • Chikka takes on Gangjee, Chiragh, Rashid at TAKE Masters

    Bengaluru: India’s S Chikkarangappa is all set to defend his TAKE Solutions India Masters golf title on the Asian Development Tour (ADT), which kicks off at the Eagleton-The Golf Village next week.

  • Not signed any other film except ‘Saala Khadoos’: R Madhavan

    Mumbai: Actor R. Madhavan has denied reports that he will play the negative role in the remake of Tamil blockbuster “Thani Oruvan”. He says he has not “signed or approved” any other film apart from forthcoming bilingual sport drama “Saala Khadoos” (“Irrudhi Suttru” in Tamil).  Madhavan, who was earlier seen alongside Kangana Ranaut in “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, took to Twitter on Friday to clarify the news.

  • CTL is here to say, insists CEO Arjun Rao

    New Delhi: Losing three teams and at least two big names from inaugural edition may not be seen as ideal but Champions Tennis League (CTL) is “here to stay” asserts its CEO Arjun Rao, who is bullish about a sponsorship growth by at least 300 to 400 percent.

  • NorthEast United FC replace midfielder Kondwani Mtonga with Carlos Javier Lopez

    Guwahati: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC on Friday roped in Carlos Javier Lopez to replace injured Zambian midfielder Kondwani Mtonga. “Kondwani had suffered an ACL strain and meniscal injury which has ruled him out of the competition this year,” said a release from the franchise. Lopez is an Argentine medio who has played in clubs like Tiro Federal (Argentina, 2010-2011) and Deportivo Italia (Venezuela, 2009-2010). At the start of

  • Experience the scariest Halloween chills in Mumbai

    Halloween is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve. The feast has evolved from the Celtic holiday where the Celts used this day to mark the end of harvest season and beginning of winter. They lived 2,000 years ago in the area which is now Ireland, United Kingdom and northern France. They believed that this transition of seasons was a bridge to the world of dead.

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    Shoojit Sircar bowled by Irrfan Khan’s performance in ‘Talvar’

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar is bowled over by Irrfan’s performance in “Talvar”, inspired by twin murders in Noida in 2008. Irrfan, who played the role of CBI officer Arun Kumar in the film, took an entire month to get an insight of his character. “#Talvar.. And @irrfan_k you are just terrific.. Undoubtedly you are one of the best actor we have… And you are my superstar too,” Shoojit, who worked with Irrfan in

  • Zaheer Khan decided to retire at the right time: Javagal Srinath

    Mumbai: Former India fast bowler and current International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee Javagal Srinath believes that left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan’s decision to call time on his career came at the right time

  • SRK wants ‘Fan’ to be tightly edited: Namrata Rao

    Mumbai: Film editor Namrata Rao, who has worked on films like “Kahaani” and “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”, is also the part of Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Fan”. She says the superstar wants his film to be “tightly edited.”

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    Apple to step up clear energy investments in China: Cook

    Beijing: US tech giant Apple plans to invest in China’s solar power sector to help the world’s biggest emitter to generate electricity to power 265,000 Chinese homes and cut air pollution. Announcing the moves, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the investment will prevent over 20 million tonnes of greenhouse gas pollution in China between now and 2020, equivalent to taking nearly four million passenger vehicles off the road for a year.