Free Press Journal
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    Farmer protests handiwork of anti-social elements: SAD

    Chandigarh: With two Punjab cabinet ministers facing farmers’ ire in Bathinda, ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal today alleged that peasants protests were handiwork of “anti-social” elements with political support, who indulged in violence to “defame” the Akali government. The party, however, has expressed confidence in putting up a massive rally on November 23 in Bathinda which is being seen as ‘show of strength’ after the sacrilege incidents rocked the state.

  • Kerala police bust online sex trade gang

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police’s cyber crimes unit has busted a gang engaged in online commercial sex soliciting and taken a dozen people into custody, officials said on Wednesday. The gang operated by placing ads on the internet that showed pictures of children, especially girls. Inspector General of Police S. Sreejith told reporters on Wednesday that the gang of 12 was taken into custody in Kochi on Tuesday night during the police operation code-named ‘Big

  • Show SP as role model of development, Mulayam to youth workers

    Lucknow: Seeking to galvanise Samajwadi Party ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today advised youth workers to present the party’s image as a “role model” of development among the masses to regain power in the state. “I want you all to present the party as a role model of development among the people to form a majority government in 2017,” Yadav said. He was addressing a meeting of

  • India, Bangladesh to expedite handing over of wanted persons

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of handing over of ULFA leader Anup Chetia, India and Bangladesh have agreed to expedite the process of handing over of other wanted persons in either country. The issue was discussed during the 17th Home Secretary level talks between the two countries held on November 16-17 in Dhaka. The Joint Working Group (JWG) between the two countries also met to discuss the security and border management-related issues.

  • Those with vested interests refusing to learn lessons: Sinha

    Patna: Launching a stinging attack at the BJP leadership, sulking MP Shatrughan Sinha today said those with “vested interests” are refusing to learn lessons from the Bihar debacle and asserted that no one has the guts or DNA to tick him off, an apparent dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also supported the demand made by the party veterans, including L K Advani, for fixing accountability, saying the “camouflage” of collective responsibility

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    Thankfully Chhota Rajan, Anup Chetia not Muslims: Shakeel Ahmed

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad on Wednesday said the government narrative would have been “different” had Chhota Rajan and ULFA leader Anup Chetia been Muslims, evoking sharp response from the BJP.

  • Will love to work with Khans, says Kalki Koechlin

    New Delhi: Like many other leading ladies in the tinsel town, Kalki Koechlin also wishes to work with the Khans and when it comes to the traditional loves stories, she would definitely try her hand in one.

  • JBT scam: HC seeks Delhi govt’s reply on Chautala’s parole

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today sought the city government’s response on a plea of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, serving 10-year jail term in a teachers’ recruitment scam case, seeking 60 days’ parole for medical treatment. Justice Ashutosh Kumar issued notice to Delhi government and sought its reply to Chautala’s plea by January 4, the next date of hearing.

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    Court issues revised LR to Swiss authos on VVIP chopper deal

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has issued revised Letter Rogatory to the Swiss Confederation authorities for collecting evidence in a money-laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. The court passed the order on ED’s plea seeking issuance of revised Letter Rogatory to the competent court or authority in Swiss Confederation, instead of Republic of Switzerland, as issued earlier, to enable gathering of evidence.

  • ISIS

    Anonymous publishes ISIS recruiters’ names, addresses

    London: Hacker group Anonymous that had declared a war on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has published details of alleged ISIS recruiters and took at least 5,500 Twitter accounts down. According to the Mirror, the masked hacking group declared war against the Islamic State in the wake of the Paris attacks, vowing to silence extremist propaganda and expose undercover operatives. Now it has leaked details of at least five men it claims

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses industry leaders at the Guildhall in London. AFP

    Steps taken to check corruption: Modi 

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his government has taken “significant steps to check corruption and the menace of black money in a short span of time”.

  • Didn’t want to play cop in ‘Raees’: Farhan Akhtar

    Mumbai: Actor Farhan Akhtar says he chose to opt out of Shah Rukh Khan’s forthcoming “Raees” as he did not want to play a police officer again. The 41-year-old “Dil Dhadakne Do” star will be seen as an ATS officer in Bejoy Nambiar’s “Wazir”, which also stars Amitabh Bachchan. When asked if playing the role of a cop again was the reason why he did not do “Raees”, Farhan said, “Yes, absolutely right.

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    Farhan ‘blown away’ by script of ‘Wazir’

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says his upcoming film “Wazir” has a special script and that he was blown away by it. Farhan, who will be seen as an ATS officer in the Bejoy Nambiar directorial, said: “‘Lakshya’ had just released then and Vidhu (Vinod Chopra) happened to be there at the screening. He called me and said that he did not like the second half of ‘Lakshya’.”

  • Pak court adjourns Mumbai terror attack trial till Nov 25

    Lahore: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven Mumbai terror attack accused, including mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, today adjourned the hearing till next week as two witnesses summoned did not turn up. A court official said no proceedings could be held today as the witnesses did not turn up.

  • Mumbai court makes David Headley an accused in 26/11 case

    Mumbai: David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani -American LeT terrorist serving time in the US, must be produced in the 26/11 case on December 10 by video-conference, a Mumbai court directed today while allowing a plea by Mumbai police to make him an accused. “Your exhibit (application) is allowed,” said judge GA Sanap.

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    Aiyar’s remarks not in good taste: Birender Singh

    Hyderabad: Slamming Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar for his controversial statement in Pakistani media, Union Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh today said the comments were not in good taste. “Our party has already given its reaction. I know him very well. Many times a well-educated man says small things,” he told reporters here.

  • Delhi Dynamos host Pune City in ISL

    New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos will have to be sharper in front of the goal as they battle FC Pune City in a crucial encounter of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

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     Two killed in police siege to get Paris attack mastermind

    Paris: A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and another terrorist was fatally shot by a sniper as police raided an apartment in a suburb here to catch the mastermind of the horrific Paris attack, media reports said.

  • Security to be beefed up in Goa ahead of IFFI, tourist season

    Panaji: In view of the terror strikes in Paris, security cover will be stepped up across Goa as the coastal state is set to host the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and the tourist season gets underway, luring visitors from all over the world.

  • 200 Syrian refugees enter South Korea by plane

    Seoul: At least 200 Syrian refugees have entered South Korea by plane, with some being investigated for continued stay and others on standby at the airport here, South Korea’s intelligence agency said on Wednesday.