Free Press Journal
  • Delhi-High-Court

    No one can claim trademark right on holy books: SC

    New Delhi: No one can claim the names of holy books and scriptures like Ramayana or Quran and use them as trademarks for selling goods and services, the Supreme Court has ruled. “There are many holy and religious books like Quran, Bible, Guru Granth Sahib, Ramayan, etc. The answer to the question as to whether any person can claim the name of a holy or religious book as a trademark for goods or

  • Beijing relocates 6,000 students

    Beijing: China’s capital Beijing has relocated more than 6,000 college students to suburban campuses amid a regional integration scheme which restricts the size of schools in the centre of the city. The students, mostly undergraduates, are from Beijing City University, Beijing Technology and Business University and Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture. They were moved to campuses in Daxing, Shunyi and Fangshan, according to the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education.

  • Official: Pakistan suspends execution of paraplegic inmate

    Faisalabad: A prison official says Pakistan has suspended the execution of the only paraplegic inmate on death row. Ahmad Nadeem, the chief of the prison in eastern city of Faisalabad, says he received the order from the Pakistani presidency, hours before today’s scheduled execution.

  • HC order against CAG audit of Delhi discoms: probe blames LG

    New Delhi: A one-member probe committee, appointed by the Arvind Kejriwal government, has blamed the Lt Governor’s rule in the national capital region last year for the Delhi High Court order against CAG audit of power distribution companies. Senior Standing Counsel Rahul Mehra, who headed the probe, said in his report that though Delhi government was represented formally, but was not represented effectively by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung during President rule.

  • Sebi orders impounding of Rs 10 lakh in insider trading case

    New Delhi: Capital markets watchdog Sebi has ordered impounding of alleged ‘unlawful gains’ of over Rs 10 lakh (rpt) Rs 10 lakh from Jagran Prakashan’s Company Secretary Amit Jaiswal and his wife after holding them guilty in an insider trading case. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) found that Amit Jaiswal and his wife, Mansi, had traded in the shares of the company during August-October of 2009 while possessing price-sensitive information

  • Narendra Modi

    PM appeals to Opposition for cooperation for passage of GST

    New Delhi: Appealing to the Opposition for cooperation on the eve of the winter session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made a strong pitch for early passage of the GST, saying it will be in the interest of the nation. Modi, who made a brief appearance at the all-party meeting hosted by Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, assured the Opposition leaders that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will talk to them

  • Second man arrested for rape, murder of girl in 6-day custody

    Kakdwip (WB): The second person arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a teeanged girl here was today sent to six days of police custody. Kakdwip sub divisional magistrate court judge Sisir Mayukh remanded Sahadeb Patro in custody. Patro was arrested yesterday following confessions of accused Gopal Hazra. Both Hazra and Patro are locals. Hazra was arrested on Saturday after the 16-year-old girl’s body was found near his home, which was

  • Shun blame game over rain, flood in TN: Prof Swaminathan

    Chennai: Eminent agriculture scientist Prof M S Swaminathan has urged government authorities and civic society to evolve a strategy to harvest rainwater and prevent flooding rather than indulge in a ‘blame game’ over the recent heavy rains and consequential hardship.

  • Govt has to reach out to Congress on certain issues: Rahul

    Bengaluru: On the eve of Winter session of Parliament, Rahul Gandhi today said Congress “strongly” believed in GST, but government should reach out to the Opposition on certain issues, including the cap on rate. The Congress vice president outlined the party’s stand on the contentious Goods and Service Tax(GST) Bill even as he made an all-round attack on the Modi government calling it “much worse” than “suit-boot-ki-sarkar.” The NDA government is keen to

  • South Africa trail India by 204 runs

    Nagpur: South Africa were batting at 11/2 in their first innings on the opening day after bowling out India for 215 in the third cricket Test of the four-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.

  • Farah Khan

    Returning National Award is peaceful way of protest: Farah

    Mumbai: Against the backdrop of several filmmakers returning their National Awards in solidarity with the FTII students who had gone on strike, filmmaker Farah Khan feels returning National Award is a peaceful way of protest. The FTII students had gone on a strike from June 12 following the appointment of television actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as the Pune-based institute’s chairman. Later, the students ended their 139-day-old strike in October to return

  • Vivek Oberoi avoids commenting on Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi, whose relations with Salman Khan soured some years back, has refused to comment on why he avoided meeting the superstar on the sets of his upcoming film “Great Grand Masti”. Salman was recently at the Mehboob Studio for a promotional event of his recent release “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”. Post the event, the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star reportedly met director Indra Kumar, who took him to the vanity van where

  • Bangladesh detectives arrest Jamaat-e-Islami man

    Dhaka : Detectives in Bangladesh have arrested a man belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami for threatening eminent intellectuals Professor Anisuzzaman and Muntassir Mamoon with death.

  • Rains in Chennai

    176 dead in Tamil Nadu, rains continue to pour

    Chennai: Showers continued to lash parts of Tamil Nadu, including the state capital, as death toll in the rain-related incidents mounted to 176 today, even as the weatherman has forecast more rains in the next 24 to 48 hours. Seven more deaths were reported from across the state since yesterday, while there was a let up in rainfall in most areas of the state since last evening, including Chennai.

  • US FDA warns of DRL drug import ban if flaws are not fixed

    Hyderabad: The US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), which had issued a warning letter to Dr Reddy’s Laboratories over quality issues, has said it might withhold approval of the company’s fresh drugs and stop import if no corrective action is taken. The regulator said it had found several violations with regard to current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) at three of its plants.

  • ‘Some Party officials in China’s Xinjiang support terror’

    Beijing : Some officials of China’s ruling Communist Party in militancy-hit Xinjiang participated in terrorist and separatist activities, adversely affecting the crackdown on extremists, a top regional party official said.

  • Hyundai Elite i20 reaches 1.5 lakh sales milestone

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India today said one of its best selling models Elite i20 has crossed the 1.5 lakh unit sales mark in the domestic market. The model launched in March 2014 commands 66 per cent market share in the premium compact segment in the Indian auto market. “We are overwhelmed with customers’ response by receiving unprecedented 1,50,000 domestic sales for the Elite i20. This reflects the strong customer connect and confidence

  • Lalu’s trusted IAS officers placed in sons’ departments

    Patna: RJD President Lalu Prasad Yadav’s two of the most trusted senior IAS officers have been moved into departments held by the party patron’s sons in the Bihar cabinet. 1982-batch IAS officer Sudhir Kumar, who was with Lalu Prasad during his tenure as Railway minister, has been made Principal Secretary Road Construction Department under charge of Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, a government notification issued last night said.

  • Graft case: Court frames charges against ex-BCI officials, ors

    New Delhi: Five persons, including a former Vice Chairman and an ex-member of Bar Counci of India (BCI), have been put on trial by a Delhi court in an alleged graft case. Special CBI Judge Manoj Kumar Nagpal framed charges against former BCI vice chairman Raju Dhanpal Raj, its ex- member Rajinder Singh Rana and three others, saying that prima facie various offences including, cheating, criminal conspiracy of the IPC and provisions of

  • France to deploy nearly 11,000 police for climate summit

    Paris: France will deploy nearly 11,000 police for the climate summit in Paris, which begins a little more than two weeks after the city’s terror attacks, the interior minister said today. Bernard Cazeneuve said 8,000 police and gendarmes would be posted to carry out border checks and 2,800 would be deployed at the conference venue north of Paris.