Free Press Journal
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    Singhal devoted life for nation building: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today condoled the death of VHP leader Ashok Singhal saying that he devoted his entire life for nation building. “Ashokji devoted his entire life for nation building. He will be remembered for his organisational skills, commitment and devotion for a cause. He truly united all castes and communities for a stronger nation,” Fadnavis said.

  • ‘The Clan’ to close IFFI, ‘Danish Girl’ mid-festival film

    New Delhi: Argentina’s Oscar entry “The Clan” will bring the curtains down on the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) while Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne-starrer “Danish Girl” is another major title to be screened at the 10-day movie gala in Goa.

  • Ticket defaulters in 1st class of Mumbai locals dip in Apr-Oct

    Mumbai: The number of Mumbai local train first class passengers, who travel ticket less or do not take tickets corresponding to the class or length of their journey, has come down significantly in the last six months, a senior Central Railway (CR) official said.

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    Raja told DoT officers that STPL was eligible for 2G, says CBI

    New Delhi: The CBI today claimed in a special court that former Telecom Minister A Raja had told Department of Telecommunications that Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd (STPL) was eligible for grant of 2G spectrum, even though its officials had initially expressed apprehension about its eligibility.

  • SC notice to Goa on plea challenging renewal of mining leases

    New Delhi:Renewal of 89 mining leases by Goa government has come under scanner with the Supreme Court today seeking response from the state and several mining companies on petitions challenging their renewal. A bench of Justices J S Khehar and R Banumathi issued notices to the state government and 89 mining firms while directing them to file response on the pleas by December 1. It also directed the Goa government to produce

  • Essar-Loop case: Court to hear final arguments on December 9

    New Delhi: A special court today decided to hear next month the ongoing final arguments in a case arising out of the 2G scam probe in which promoters of Essar Group and Loop Telecom Limited (LTL) are facing trial.

  • DDCA should not be allowed to hold Ind-SA test match: HC told

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad today told Delhi High Court that DDCA should not be allowed to hold the test match between India-South Africa at Ferozshah Kotla stadium, alleging that the cricketing body was an “illegal squatter”. The allegation was made by Azad, a BJP MP from Darbhanga, before a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva which was hearing a plea of the Delhi and District Cricket Association

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    Rupee snaps 3-day gains, down 3 paise to 66.03 vs USD

    Mumbai: Snapping 3-day winning spree, the rupee declined marginally by 3 paise to 66.03 per dollar on fresh demand for the US currency from banks and importers. The rupee opened higher at 65.95 per dollar as against yesterday’s closing level of 66.00 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and firmed up further to 65.90 on initial dollar selling by exporters.

  • BJP labels Khurshid, Aiyar ISIS propagandists

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday labelled Congress leaders Mani Shankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid as propagandists for the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) following their very public criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • First poster of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Airlift’ released

    Mumbai: Superstar Akshay Kumar has shared the first poster of his upcoming film “Airlift”, based on the biggest evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war (1990-91). The movie, directed by Raja Krishna Menon, also stars “The Lunchbox” actress  Nimrat Kaur.

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    Aiyar, Azam Khan have lost mental balance: Javdekar

    Guwahati: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar insulted the country by telling a Pakistan TV channel that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to be removed if talks between the two nations have to resume.

  • Mani Shankar aiyar

    Aiyar’s remarks on Pakistan channel stoke controversy

    New Delhi: Former Union minister and Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar today stoked a fresh controversy by reportedly saying, during a panel discussion on a Pakistani news channel, that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to be removed if talks between the two nations have to resume. The Congress leader’s comments evoked sharp response from BJP and RJD, with the saffron outfit saying Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president

  • India alert to threat posed by ISIS: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: India is alert to the threat posed by terrorist group Islamic State following attacks in Paris, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. “ISIS is not a threat for any particular country but for the entire world. India is alert about ISIS,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here. A series of terror attacks in Paris targeting concert-goers, soccer fans and people enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots

  • Nitish keen on Grand Alliance unity to take on NDA

    New Delhi:  The oath-taking ceremony of Nitish Kumar on November 20 is all set to be a mega event with JD-U keen on displaying larger unity of political forces as the grand alliance gears up to take on NDA at the national level. With a large number of leaders from across the political spectrum having confirmed their participation, the party believes that its impact will be seen even during Winter Session of Parliament

  • Hungary to challenge EU migrant quota plan

    Budapest: Hungary’s parliament today cleared the way for the government next month to challenge the EU’s contentious scheme to share 160,000 migrants around Europe via mandatory quotas.

  • John Kerry

    Paris climate talks will not be stopped by terror: John Kerry

    Paris: US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that UN climate talks in Paris would not be impacted by “despicable, cowardly acts of terror.”Kerry, who is visiting Paris in solidarity after 129 people were killed in France’s worst-ever terror attacks, said the talks due to begin at the end of the month were “an important statement by the world that no one will interrupt the business of the global community.” “Certainly not despicable, cowardly

  • Antonio Habas eyeing ‘magic number 12’

    Kolkata: Defending champions Atletico de Kolkata are relishing at the prospect of concluding the league stage with four home matches as head coach Antonio Habas today said the magic number would be 12 to make their successive playoffs in the ISL football tournament.

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    Process for Lokayukta removal initiated

    Bengaluru: Setting the ball rolling for removal of controversial Karnataka Lokayukta Y Bhaskar Rao, Opposition parties today petitioned the Assembly Speaker initiating the process for his exit over an alleged extortion racket in the anti-graft ombudsman’s office involving his son. A petition seeking removal of Rao as Lokayukta with 46 members of BJP and 37 of JD(S) signing it was separately submitted to Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa, as the winter session of the state