Free Press Journal
  • Indian Embassy in Nepal denies burning of vehicle

    Kathmandu: The Indian Embassy in Nepal today said a vehicle belonging to one of its staffers caught fire due to a short circuit, denying reports that it was burnt by cadres of some political parties. The vehicle caught fire near the embassy gate due to a short circuit while a staffer was trying to park it, an embassy spokesperson said, adding no one was injured in the incident.

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    Top Kurdish lawyer killed in Turkey

    Ankara:  A top Kurdish lawyer was killed on Saturday when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a gathering in southeastern Turkey. According to state-run Dogan News Agency, Tahir Elci, head of the Bar Association in Turkey’s Diyarbakir province, and a number of activists were giving a press statement in Sur district when the gunmen opened fire at them.

  • Cipla inks investment pact with FIL Capital Investments

    New Delhi: Cipla today said it has inked an investment agreement with FIL Capital Investments (Mauritius) II Limited for its consumer healthcare business. “Cipla Health Ltd and FIL Capital Investments (Mauritius) II Limited have on November 27, 2015 signed an investment agreement”, Cipla said in a regulatory filing. The investment is subject to approvals from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board and the Competition Commission of India, and the transfer of Cipla’s consumer healthcare

  • BCAS fully complies with ICAO aviation safety norms: Govt

    New Delhi: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has complied with the norms set out by the global oversight body ICAO, the government said today. BCAS, which is responsible for civil aviation security, lays down the standards for airport operators and airlines, among others. The Civil Aviation Ministry today said BCAS has “fully met the target of implementation of security norms prescribed by the UN oversight body, ICAO”.

  • Dialogue only route to resolution of Kashmir problem: Farooq

    Jammu: Dialogue is the only way forward for a resolution to the Kashmir issue, former chief minister Farooq Abdullah today said even as he held that nothing has been done to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from the neighbouring country while reiterating views that have invited criticism. “The only way left is to hold dialogue and find a solution (to the Kashmir issue),” the National Conference leader said at a function here.

  • Azam questions conspicuous silence of RSS, VHP over Bukhari

    Rampur (UP): Controversial UP minister Azam Khan renewed his attack on Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari alleging he was hand-in-glove with Hindu outfits which were “silent” on his son’s marriage to a Hindu though they were vociferously raising the issue of “love jihad”.

  • WB govt sets up Pay Commission

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Government has constituted the 6th Pay Commission for its own staff members and certain other categories of employees in the state to revise their salaries. Economist Abhirup Sarkar, who is a professor of the Indian Statistical Institute, has been appointed chairman of the eight-member Pay Commission, which is scheduled to submit its report within six months.

  • Stop seeing China as an adversary, says IAF chief

    Hasimara (WB): Calling for mature statesmanship from India and China, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha today said the country should not look at China as an adversary anymore. “We are in the same region, we have common interests. I don’t think that we should look at them as adversaries anymore,” Raha told reporters here in Alipurduar district.

  • Mediation can make NE states litigation free: SC judge

    Agartala: North Eastern states have the potential to be ‘litigation free’ states in the country as it is an area where people settle disputes in the traditional way of mediation, Supreme Court judge Madan B Lokur said today. “This region is an area where people settle their disputes in traditional manner. Mediation is practised in the region to settle the disputes,” Justice Lokur said while inaugurating the ‘Regional Conference of Mediation’ here.

  • Land scam: Raj ACB files charge-sheet against suspended RAS officer, 3 others

    Jaipur: Anti-corruption bureau of Rajasthan has filed a charge-sheet against suspended RAS officer Nishkam Diwakar and three others in an alleged land scam case. The probe agency has not mentioned the name of former urban development and housing (UDH) Minister Shanti Dhariwal, who was interrogated in connection with the case, in the 2200-odd pages charge-sheet.

  • MP youth held for making ‘threat call’ to AI; says did it for fun

    Thane: A 20-year-old youth from Madhya Pradesh has been arrested in connection a threat call made to national carrier Air India’s Thane call centre last week, threatening to hijack an AI flight on November 28, and claimed that he did it “just out of fun”. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone-V, Vilas Chandanshive told a press conference at the Shrinagar Police station here today that the youth was nabbed from Harda district of Madhya

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    Bhushans should join BJP,says AAP after criticism of Janlokpal

    New Delhi: Hitting back at Shanti and Prashant Bhushan, AAP today claimed that they were opposing the Janlokpal Bill at the behest of BJP and asserted that the proposed legislation was similar to the one tabled by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his previous 49-day tenure. Rejecting criticism by Bhushans who termed the anti-graft legislation as ‘Maha Jokepal’ and alleged that the provisions had been diluted and tweaked to “provoke” the Centre, the

  • Film festivals look down upon ‘massy’ films: Farah Khan 

    New Delhi: Eight years after it regaled Bollywood audiences with its song and dance sequences, filmy story line about reincarnation and an ensemble cast, Farah Khan’s “Om Shanti Om” was showcased at the 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) just recently. The filmmaker, however, feels that “commercial or massy” films are largely looked down upon at film festivals in India.

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    ‘Ki and Ka’ not releasing on Valentine’s Day: Arjun Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor has announced that his upcoming romantic movie “Ki and Ka” will not be releasing on Valentine’s Day next year. The actor took to Twitter on Friday night to share that the release date will be announced once director R. Balki unveils it.

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    JK Rowling reveals mystery of naming of Harry Potter’s child

    Los Angeles: Author J K Rowling has finally revealed why Harry Potter named his son after Professor Severus Snape. In an epilogue in the final novel “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the wizard is shown sending his own kids off to Hogwarts but many fans expressed their confusion as to why he named his second son Albus Severus, after headmaster Albus Dumbledore and pesky teacher Snape, reported Fox news.