Free Press Journal
  • Rimi Sen wants to get eliminated from ‘BB9’

    New Delhi: ‘Ticket to Bigg Boss 9 Finale’ must have definitely made any contestant feel over the moon, but not in the case of actress Rimi Sen.

  • Air China launches flights to connect Beijing with Islamabad

    Beijing: Air China today launched flights connecting Beijing to Islamabad and Karachi, the first direct air services operated by the Chinese airlines to Pakistani cities. Flights will take off every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening from Beijing, arrive in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at night and land in the economic hub of Karachi after midnight.

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    Gold, silver slip on reduced offtake

    Mumbai: Gold prices fell further at the domestic bullion market here on reduced offtake from stockist and retailers amid subdued local buying interest. Silver slipped following speculative selling amid lower industrial demand.

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    PM to be briefed soon on making urea from coal: Piyush Goyal

    Nagpur: A presentation will be made shortly before Prime Minister Narendra Modi on manufacture of urea from coal, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today. Union Minister for Shipping and Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for State for Fertilizers Hansraj Ahir and myself will make a presentation before the Prime Minister, Goyal, who is the Minister for Coal and Renewable Energy, told reporters here.

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    Global base metal prices to remain weak in 2016: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Negative investor sentiments coupled with weakening macroeconomic growth indicators globally and uncertainty regarding growth in China will continue to weigh on base metal industry in 2016, Moody’s Investor Service said today. “Slowing growth in China and Brazil, muted conditions in Europe and a weak recovery in the US will continue to pressure global base metal prices,” Moody’s said in its latest report ‘2016 Global Base Metals Outlook: Downside Risk Remains on

  • DoD wants disinvestment target to be scaled down to Rs 30K cr

    New Delhi: The Department of Disinvestment wants that PSU stake sale target for the current fiscal be more than halved to Rs 30,000 crore in view of volatility in the stock markets. “The target of Rs 30,000 crore seems more reasonable for current fiscal given that there is no big stock to sell,” a source said. The government has budgeted to raise Rs 69,500 crore through disinvestment in the current fiscal. Of this,

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    Chopper deal case: NBWs issued against two Italians

    New Delhi: A special court today issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against two Italian nationals who were alleged middlemen in Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case after ED said they were required to be interrogated to ascertain the money trail. Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Jain issued open NBWs against Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke, the two accused, after ED’s special prosecutor N K Matta said that their custodial interrogation was required as some

  • Army cautions people against Pak attempts to engineer terror

    Jammu: Asserting that attempts will be made by Pakistan to engineer terrorism in Kathua-Samba region in Jammu, a top Army commander today cautioned people and ex-servicemen to remain vigilant to foil such designs. “As General (Goverdhan Singh) and (former Minister) Gulchain Singh Charak have said that attempts have been made (by Pakistan) in Jammu-Kathua to create terrorism. This is being done and it will continue to do so in future as well”, GOC-in-C

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    High-voltage campaigning for 3rd phase of Bihar poll ends

    Patna: The high-voltage campaigning for the third phase of Bihar polls ended today during which the rival contenders for power locked horns over the contentious issue of reservation, largely putting aside their development plank. After a brief Dussehra break, both the NDA, spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and JD(U)-RJD-Congress combine, plunged headlong into the hurly burly of electioneering, targeting each other over issues many of which were unrelated to the state.

  • Raj land scam: Ex-minister Dhariwal appears before ACB

    Jaipur: Former UDH Minister Shanti Dhariwal today appeared before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with irregularities in a land deal. Dhariwal is being interrogated by a team of ACB officials led by Investigating Officer Bajrang Singh Shekhawat, a senior ACB official said.

  • Bharti asks for blueprint of Namami Gange projects

    Dehradun: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti has asked the Uttarakhand government to submit a blueprint of projects to be taken up under Namami Gange Yojana in the state within a week. During a meeting with Chief Minister Harish Rawat and other senior government officials in Haridwar yesterday, Bharti asked the state to complete the majority of work before Ardhakumbh mela next year.

  • PWF to hold stir against against ‘incidents of intolerance’

    Chennai: The People’s Welfare Front, comprising MDMK, CPI(M), CPI, and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), today announced that it would hold a protest demonstration in Tiruchirappalli on October 31 against attacks on Dalits, freedom of expression and communal incidents. “To condemn the increase in communal violence, attack on Dalits and on freedom of expression in Narendra Modi’s regime, a protest demonstration would be held on October 31 in Tiruchirappalli,” MDMK chief Vaiko said here

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    Did the Shaandaar debacle, shock Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt?

    The much talked about and highly anticipated destination wedding film Shaandaar released last week. However, despite enjoying an extended holiday weekend, the film has under performed at the box office and how. Contrary to expectations, Shaandaar that was estimated to be one of the biggest money spinners this year has turned to stone.

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    I never had any apprehensions – Zareen Khan on taking erotic route with Hate Story 3

    It has been over half a decade since she got her mega launch opposite none other than Salman Khan in Veer (2010). Circa 2015 and Zareen Khan, who has featured in a 100 crore success Housefull 2 and enjoyed a Punjabi hit in Jatt James Bond earlier this year, is all set to change that persona with an erotic musical thriller Hate Story 3. A couple of sizzling promos have already been unveiled

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    Asin getting married in November

    A few weeks back when news break happened around Asin’s marriage with entrepreneur Rahul Sharma, the actress didn’t take time to acknowledge that. She was happy to announce her decision of settling down in matrimony. However, and as is the case with celebrity weddings, rumours and speculations around dates have already started making the rounds. So much so that even the dates have been ‘announced’ by a section of media, what with

  • Crime against Muslims, Dalits rising in Raj: Jamaat-E-Islami Hind

    Jaipur: Expressing concern over law and order situation in Rajasthan, Jamaat-E-Islami Hind (JEIH), an Islamic organisation, today alleged that crimes against Muslims and Dalits are on the rise in the state. “People are losing faith in law and order machinery in the state hence some of them are taking the law into their own hands. Crimes against Muslims and Dalits are increasing in Rajasthan,” JEIH State President Khurshid Hussain said in a statement

  • Move to impeach detained Maldivian vice president

    Male: Members of the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) were on Monday collecting signatures to file a motion to remove Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, officials said.

  • South Korea proposes summit talks with Japan

    Seoul: South Korea has proposed a summit meeting with Japan on the sidelines of a trilateral summit in Seoul next week that also includes China, said a presidential official on Monday.