Free Press Journal
  • Court to consider charge sheet against Bharti on Dec 1

    New Delhi: A court here today fixed December 1 for consideration of the supplementary charge sheet filed by Delhi Police against AAP leader Somnath Bharti in a case of alleged molestation of African women during his purported midnight-raid last year when he was the Law Minister.


    Clashes between mobs and police near Jamia Masjid in Srinagar

    Srinagar: Areas around the historic Jamia Masjid here today saw clashes between stone-pelting mobs and police with even flags of Pakistan and terror groups like ISIS and LeT being displayed by some people. As soon as the Friday prayers ended at the mosque, a group of youth carrying controversial flags and banners marched towards and main road at Nowhatta in old city, police said.

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    We can end AIDS by 2030 in India and Africa: Nadda

    New Delhi: India today pledged to work closely with African nations on building a regulatory framework to make pharmaceuticals “accessible and affordable” without compromising with its quality, while asserting that AIDS can be ended by 2030 in both India and Africa.

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    Sikh group protests against writers returning their awards

    New Delhi: Expressing anguish against writers returning their awards over the “climate of intolerance” in the country, a group of Sikh protesters today burnt books questioning the authors’ silence on 1984 anti-Sikh riots issue. The protesters led by Gurcharan Singh Babbar, who had written a book on 1984 riots titled Sarkari Qatl-e-aam, burnt over 500 copies of the book at Jantar Mantar here registering their anger and frustration against the delay in justice in pending cases of 1984 riots.

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    Keylor Navas doubtful as Real Madrid face Las Palmas

    Madrid: Spanish giants Real Madrid could be without their key goalkeeper Keylor Navas when they face the struggling Las Palmas in La Liga on Saturday. The Costa Rican has been in outstanding form this season but is currently struggling to recover from a muscle strain which he picked up in training, reports Xinhua.

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    RSS dubs protesting writers, scientists ‘pseudo-secular’, ‘intolerant’

    Ranchi: Describing the writers, scientists, Bollywood artistes and others who are returning their awards as “pseudo-secular and intolerant”, RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale on Friday dubbed their act as a “premeditated conspiracy” with an aim to “take the debate to other side”.

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    Lokesh Rahul, Naman Ojha make half tons in Board XI’s modest 296

    Mumbai: Lokesh Rahul enhanced his case for inclusion in India’s first Test XI with a composed half century, guiding Board President’s XI past a difficult period on day one of the two-day practice game against visiting South Africa here today. Watched by selector Syed Saba Karim, Rahul showed plenty of grit against the top class South African new ball attack before opening out to play some pleasing shots and make 72 in a

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    Chelsea in danger of losing aura at home: Thierry Henry

    London: French football great Thierry Henry has warned English Premier League (EPL) champions Chelsea saying they are in danger of losing their fear factor after losing two matches at home this season.

  • Sai Praneeth loses in Bitburger Open, Indian challenge ends

    Saarbrucken (Germany): B Sai Praneeth lost his singles pre-quarterfinal match against England’s Rajiv Ouseph in a three-setter as Indian challenge at the Bitburger Badminton Open Grand Prix Gold came to an end here. The 16th seeded Sai put up a brave fight before going down to the fifth seeded Englishman 21-17 6-21 18-21 in 50 minutes at the Saarlandhalle Saarbrucken.

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    Lahiri shoots 67, needs big weekend to challenge for title

    Kuala Lumpur: Anirban Lahiri turned in a brilliant five-under front nine, but then ran out of birdies to find himself as many as eight shots behind the leader, Justin Thomas, whose sparkling 11-under 61 gave him a one-shot lead at the 7 million US Dollars CIMB Classic today. Lahiri at seven-under 137 is Tied-21st after 36 holes. Thomas is 15-under is one ahead of Brendan Steele (67-63) at 14-under and two clear of

  • Now, scholars speak out against ‘assault on academic freedom’

    New Delhi: A group of academics and scholars today expressed their outrage and anger against the “assault on academic and constitutional freedom”, joining the recent protests by writers, artistes, filmmakers, historians and scientists over “rising intolerance”.

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    Documentary on beef faces ban at festival

    New Delhi: Organisers of a documentary festival today said that they are not going to screen a film on beef after they failed to get clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The short film “Caste on the Menu Card”, was the only film out of 35 others, which failed to get an exemption permission for a screening at 12th Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival here, which is organised by Centre for Civil Society (CCS).

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    Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Quantico’ faces lawsuit

    Los Angeles: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s maiden American TV series “Quantico” is involved in a lawsuit filed against producer Mark Gordon amid claims that the idea for the ABC FBI drama was lifted from a 1999 documentary that aired on CNN.

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    I don’t believe in Karva Chauth: Abhishek Bachchan

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan does not believe in Karva Chauth, but he has taken off for Britain to be with his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for the occasion as he respects her decision to observes the day-long fast.

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    Sudhir Naik writes to BCCI for action against Shastri, Arun

    Mumbai: Wankhede curator Sudhir Naik has written a strongly-worded letter to BCCI calling for action against Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun for abusive behaviour during the fifth and final one-dayer against South Africa here.

  • Writers’ rebellion: Fadnavis calls for constructive criticism

    Mumbai: Taking a dim view of the increasing number of artistes and writers returning their awards citing a “climate of intolerance” in the country, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today urged those leading this revolt to help the government with “constructive criticism.”

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    Sensex down for 5th day, slips 181 pts to trade near 1-mth low

    Mumbai: The domestic stock market extended loses to a fifth straight session today as the benchmark BSE Sensex slipped by 181 points to fall to a one-month low of 26,656.83 bogged down by weaker-than-expected quarterly numbers of heavyweights, ITC and L&T.

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    NTPC up nearly 4%; m-cap rises by Rs 4,040 cr on strong Q2

    Mumbai: Shares of state-run NTPC went up by nearly 4 per cent at close today after the company posted around 40 per cent increase in net profit for the second quarter ended September. The bluechip stock ended with a gain of 3.83 per cent at Rs 132.70 on BSE. During the day, it surged 7.62 per cent to Rs 137.55.

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    Kotak Mahindra Bank posts Rs.569 crore net

    Chennai: Private sector Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd on Friday said it has logged a net profit of Rs.569.50 crore for the second quarter of the current fiscal as against Rs.444.52 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. In a regulatory filing with BSE, the bank said total income is Rs.4,621.38 crore for the quarter against Rs.2,818.93 crore in the same period last year.

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    Flipkart plans to invest $2.5 bn for expansion

    Hyderabad: India’s biggest e-commerce company Flipkart plans to invest $2 billion in logistics and another $500 million in a nationwide warehouse network over the next four to five years, co-founder and COO Binny Bansal said on Friday. The company, which opened its largest fulfilment centre here, is looking at opening 80 to 100 warehouses across the country.