Free Press Journal
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    No fireworks in Golden Temple this Diwali

    Amritsar: The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in this city of Punjab will not be lit up this Diwali in the wake of desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib, an official said here on Tuesday.

  • Talibans are proxy of Pak military establishment: Defence expert

    New Delhi: Asserting that Pakistan is using Taliban to gain influence in Afghanistan, India and many other countries of the region, Defence expert Qamar Agha on Tuesday expressed hope that the United States takes note of it.

  • rape

    3 youths gang-rape teenage girl in Shamli

    Muzaffarnagar: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by three youths in Masoora village in neighbouring Shamli district, police said today. The accused identified as Akbar, Zishan and Kala yesterday abducted the girl when she had gone to fetch water from a public hand pump, Station House Officer V P Singh said. They then took her to a house and raped her, Singh said, adding that the girl was later found in unconcious state there. On the basis of the victim’s

  • Gianni Infantino

    Shaikh Salman and Infantino blow open FIFA presidency race

    Lausanne: Bahrain’s Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa and UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino blew the race to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president wide open as the bidding process closed at midnight. Eight candidates had confirmed their bids but FIFA will not publish the final list until later today.

  • Kookaburra

    Manufacturer lashes out at ‘pink’ ball critics

    Johannesburg: Manufacturer Kookaburra’s managing director Brett Elliott has hit back at the critics of the new ‘pink ball’, which is to be used in next month’s first day-night Test match between Australia and New Zealand, saying it’s a ‘subtle’ change and just the replication of a red ball.

  • Michel Platini

    Platini’s appeal against 90-day ban rejected

    Johannesburg: The first procedural appeal filed by under-fire UEFA president Michel Platini against his 90-day suspension from football-related activities has been rejected. Speaking on the news, Platini’s counsel said that this decision is not by the FIFA appeal committee, adding that his client has not yet informed with the date, Sport24 reported.

  • David Warner

    Thumb pain will remain for career – David Warner

    Sydney: Explosive Australian opener David Warner admitted today he expects to suffer pain from a broken thumb for the rest of his career, but insisted it would not affect his batting. The Test vice-captain sustained the injury when he got in a tangle trying to play a Steven Finn bouncer against England during a one-dayer in September.

  • Thomas Bach

    IOC: Refugees eligible to compete in Olympics for 1st time

    United Nations: Highly qualified athletes who are refugees will be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time, the president of the International Olympic Committee announced. IOC chief Thomas Bach made the announcement to the UN General Assembly which adopted a resolution urging all countries to stop fighting and observe a truce during the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 3 women say Saudi prince abused them at Beverly Hills mansion

    Los Angeles: Three US women claim a Saudi prince assaulted them and held them captive during three days of sex-and drug fueled partying at a Beverly Hills mansion. The unidentified women, who have filed a civil suit in Los Angeles against Majed Abdulaziz Al Saud, 29, say they were hired by the prince as housekeepers in late September.

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    BJP to elect district chiefs by Dec 10

    Lucknow: To overhaul the organisational structure of the party ahead of crucial 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the BJP has decided to complete election of its district chiefs by December 10. “In a meeting held in Bithoor yesterday, the state incharge Om Maothur has directed to complete elections of the district presidents by December 10,” BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said here today. The meeting was presided over by UP unit chief Laxmi Kant Bajpai.

  • K Rosaiah

    Tamil Maanila Congress to meet TN Guv on October 29

    Erode: The Tamil Maanila Congress, which launched a signature campaign in September demanding total prohibition in the state, will hand over about one crore signatures from the public to Goveror K Rosaiah on October 29, TMC president G K Vasan has said. TMC will appeal to the governor for favouring total prohibition in the state, he told reporters here yesterday. On frequent arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Vasan wanted the Centre and State government to take steps for

  • law

    Security for lawyers: HC directs counsel to seek instructions

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has directed the counsel for the Centre and the state to seek instructions on an application alleging that proper security was not being provided to lawyers appearing in the Ayodhya matter as per the directions of the court. A division bench of justices Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Rajan Roy passed the order yesterday on an application moved by the petitioners’ counsel H S Jain on a writ petition. Jain said that earlier the court had

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    Spicejet offers over 3 lakh seats at low fares

    New Delhi: No-frills airline SpiceJet today put on sale over three lakh seats across its network with base fares starting as low as Rs 749 (excluding taxes) for domestic flights while Rs 3,999 for the international travel under a limited period bookings scheme.

  • ISKCON Eco village to hold two-day meet on spiritual ecology

    Mumbai: Iskcon Govardhan Eco Village will hold a two-day conference from October 31 in nearby Palghar district to find integrated, sustainable and eco-ethical solutions for the management of food, water, energy and waste. The main objective of the conclave is to pool in ideas on integrated sustainable solutions from renowned speakers and practitioners and cast them into working solutions for a sustainable and synergistic future of mankind, according to release issued by Indian Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) here.

  • The deal will give RCom access to spectrum or airwaves in the 850 Mhz band, which can be used for 4G services; post-deal, SSTL will hold about 10% stake in RCom

    RIL first corporate to sign revised listing pact with BSE

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries today became the first corporate to sign the revised listing agreement with the BSE as mandated under the newly introduced Listing Regulation notified by SEBI. Earlier, the listing agreement was a bilateral agreement between the stock exchange and the company and market regulatory SEBI didn’t have regulations on this. Thus each company’s agreement with stock exchange could be at variance and lacking the full force of SEBI’s rigour.

  • steel

    Thin steel coil users hit by 20 per cent safeguard duty

    Kolkata: The imposition of safeguard duty on steel by the Centre has hit hard some 500-odd small and medium enterprises (SMEs) using thin steel coils, an industry body said. “Some 500 SMEs using thin HR coil for making finished products like tubes and automotive components are facing the severe impact due to sudden imposition of the duty by the government without taking users views in the matter,” H L Bhardwaj, secretary general of the Federation of Industries of India said.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama to visit Turkey, Philippines and Malaysia in Nov

    Washington: Aiming to expand opportunities for American businesses in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets, US President Barack Obama will visit Turkey, Philippines and Malaysia next month, the White House has said. “In Turkey, Obama will participate in the G-20 Leaders Summit, where he will spur international efforts to ensure strong, sustainable, and balanced global economic growth,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said yesterday. The visit will be from November 14 to 22, he said.

  • Sensex red down

    Sensex down 106 pts on weak Asian cues

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 106 points in early trade today on selling in banking, oil and pharma stocks by investors amid weak global trends. Investors were cautious ahead of October series expiry in the derivatives segment on Thursday, brokers said.

  • Sensex Surges

    Indian equities open lower

    Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Tuesday opened lower and was trading at 27,279.75 points some 18 minutes after the opening bell. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading lower at 8,238.30 points with a loss of 22.25 points or 0.27 percent. The 30-share Sensex opened at 27,283.72 points as compared to the previous day’s

  • Oil

    Oil prices retreat in Asia

    Singapore: Oil prices extended losses in Asia today on expectations of a rise in US crude inventories and following forecasts that a global supply glut will persist into next year. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) will release tomorrow its weekly report on the country’s commercial crude inventories for the week ending October 23, which is seen as a gauge for demand in the world’s top oil consuming nation. Analysts expect another build-up.