Free Press Journal
  • Rajan to be brought to Delhi, CBI to get initial custody

    New Delhi: Security agencies have decided to bring arrested gangster Chhota Rajan here with CBI keeping him in custody for initial period before any other police force is allowed to take him for their respective investigations. Sources said it has been decided that Rajan will not be taken directly to Mumbai from Indonesia, where he was arrested last week.

  • TDP leader warns BJP against ‘Sonia agents’

    Vijayawada: A TDP leader from Andhra Pradesh today asked its central and state ally BJP to beware of three of its leaders, including former Union Minister and BJP Mahila Morcha in-charge D Purandeswari, accusing them of serving as “Sonia agents”. “D Purandeswari, Kavuri Samba Siva Rao and Laxminarayana quit Congress and joined BJP to serve as Congress President ‘Sonia (Gandhi) agents’,” TDP Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Buddha Venkateswara Rao told reporters here.

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    India will go for victory against Guam regardless: Sunil Chhetri

    Mumbai: Having lost all their qualifying matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup so far, India football team captain Sunil Chhetri has made it clear that there is no room for error and the side must ensure victory in their second leg clash against Guam in Bengaluru on November 12.

  • Tripura: BSF constable kills wife before commiting suicide

    Agartala: A Border Security Force (BSF) constable shot his wife dead before committing suicide here on Sunday. Sub-Inspector of police and investigating office, Ganesh Chandra Das, said that they found both Surinder Matti, the constable, and his wife, Khushi Debnath, lying dead on their arrival at the BSF 195th battalion head quarters. He said that they had rushed to the spot after getting a call from a BSF personnel at around 9.15 am.

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    Rajan defends his speech calling for tolerance, mutual respect

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has defended his speech that called for tolerance and mutual respect, saying India will be “crazy to lose” the biggest advantage it has to intolerance. “It wasn’t a speech about ‘here and now’,” Rajan told Bloomberg News. “It was more about where is the dialogue going and how are we going to maximise the advantage we already have. For that, we need to keep this an open

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    We will rely on our traditional ‘seam’ strength: Hashim Amla

    Mohali: India might be banking heavily on rank turners to upstage South Africa in the upcoming Test series but visiting team skipper Hashim Amla today said they will be relying on their seam bowling strength to outwit the hosts in the four-match rubber.

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    Solar tariffs decline to all-time low: Goyal

    New Delhi: Solar power tariffs have declined to an all-time low of Rs 4.63 per kWhr following bidding for new capacity to be installed in Andhra Pradesh, government said today. “Delighted that an all time low solar tariff of Rs 4.63 (a kWhr) has been achieved during reverse e-auction conducted by NTPC,” Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a tweet.

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    Sensex provisionally closes 38 points down  

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets provisionally closed 38 points or 0.14 percent down on Wednesday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed in the red. It was lower by 20.50 points or 0.25 percent at 8,040.20 points.

  • Romanian PM Victor Ponta resigns after deadly nightclub fire

    Bucharest: Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced his resignation today over a nightclub blaze that killed 32 people, a day after more than 20,000 people rallied in Bucharest to demand he quit.

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    Gold extends losses, hits 1-month low on weak global cues

    New Delhi: Extending losses for a sixth straight session, gold prices slumped to over one-month low of Rs 26,430 by plunging Rs 270 at the bullion market today in step with a weakening trend overseas amid slackened demand from jewellers and retailers. Silver too remained under pressure for a third day and lost Rs 180 to Rs 36,070 per kg on poor offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Several killed in South Sudan plane crash

    Juba: Several people were killed today when a plane crash-landed shortly after taking off from South Sudan’s capital Juba.

  • Yogi Adityanath attacks SRK, compares him with Hafiz Saeed

    New Delhi: Controversial BJP MP Yogi Adityanath today compared Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of Mumbai carnage, over his “extreme intolerance” comment, in the second attack on the actor by a BJP leader in as many days, sparking condemnation. Hitting out at Shah Rukh two days after the actor added his voice to the protest by the intelligentsia against the ‘climate of intolerance’, Adityanath also suggested

  • Separatist arrested in Srinagar ahead of PM’s visit

    Srinagar: Separatist leader Hilal Ahmed War was detained by the police on Wednesday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on November 7.

  • BSP to hold strategy session for 2017 UP assembly polls

    Lucknow: After success of candidates backed by BSP in Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls, party supremo Mayawati will hold a strategy session with senior party leaders here tomorrow to fine tune arrangements for 2017 assembly elections. The meeting will be attended by senior party functionaries including district unit presidents, party coordinators, incharges of assembly constituencies, sitting MLAs and probable candidates for the next elections, a senior party mleader said.

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    Muslims, Yadavs will count in Bihar’s final round 

    Patna: The last of 57 assembly constituencies in Bihar go to the polls on Thursday in a sprawling region home to a sizeable Muslim and Yadav population who everyone is aggressively wooing. The fifth and final round of polling will take place in some of Bihar’s most backward pockets notorious for high percentage of poverty, illiteracy as well as migration.

  • AAP MLA returned medical claim: Cops to court

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told a court here that AAP MLA Akhilesh Pati Tripathi, against whom a complaint has been filed for allegedly taking medical claim for his mother who was not dependent on him, has returned nearly Rs two lakh to the Vidhan Sabha secretariat. Police, in its status report, told the court that Tripathi was interrogated and he stated that when he came to know that his father, being