Free Press Journal
  • Leaked ISIS dossier show its plans in building a state: Report

    London: A leaked dossier of Islamic State terror group published today in a leading newspaper show the sophisticated plans of the militant group in building a state in Iraq and Syria complete with government departments, a treasury and an economic programme for self-sufficiency.

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    Pritam recreates Raj Kapoor – Nargis romance with ‘Janam Janam’

    Pritam’s music in the upcoming film ‘Dilwale’ has been receiving overwhelming response. After the romantic number ‘Gerua’ and the upbeat track ‘Manma Emotion Jage Re’, the third song ‘JanamJanam’ which was recently released has already spread its charm.

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    Sid Mallya’s debut film to compete at Sundance Film Festival

    Well it certainly seems to be falling all in place for very suave and edgy Mallya Jr. on his film front. Sid, who is currently completing his degree at The Royal Central School of Drama in London, is over the moon about his debut film: Brahman Naman not just premiering but also competing in the World Cinema dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

  • UN envoy says Yemen’s warring sides agree to peace talks

    Geneva: Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to hold peace talks in Switzerland next week, the UN special envoy said today. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told reporters in Geneva that the talks would begin December 15 in a venue to be determined. He pointed to “a number of good signs” that a cease-fire, which is to begin the same day, will be respected.

  • Harshaali gets best debut actress nomination

    Mumbai: Child artist Harshaali Malhotra’s act as a mute Pakistani girl lost in India in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” has earned her a nomination in the Best Actor Debut – Female category for the forthcoming BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2015.

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    CEA defends GST rates, quells fears on ‘sin’ tax

    New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian today defended a three-rate structure for GST, including a demerit or ‘sin’ tax of 40 per cent on products like tobacco and luxury cars, saying the recommendation is based on the current tax structure. The panel headed by Subramanian had on Friday recommended a three-rate goods and services tax (GST) structure of 12 – 17/18 – 40 per cent, the last category being for luxury cars.

  • LIC eases claim settlement norms for Tamil Nadu customers

    New Delhi: Country’s largest insurer LIC has extended concessions and relaxations to policy holders affected by the floods in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. LIC has eased the procedure for settlement of claims on the lives of flood victims who are policyholders, the insurer said in a statement. “These concessions and relaxations are in the nature of simplified procedure for death and disability claim settlement, loss of policy document claim settlement on the lives

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    SRK donates Rs 1 crore for Chennai flood victims

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has donated Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund for the Chennai deluge victims on behalf of Red Chillies Entertainment and team “Dilwale”. The 50-year-old “Chennai Express” star has written a letter to Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, according to sources.

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    25,000 weddings in Delhi, Twitterati brood over traffic chaos

    New Delhi: With December 7 being considered one of the “most auspicious days” for marriages this season, Delhi is set to witness around 25,000 weddings on Monday. However, with limited facilities available, commoners feel this might create chaos in the capital and there might be mind-boggling traffic jams on the streets.

  • Beckham wants Qatar to host 2022 World Cup

    London: English football great David Beckham believes the FIFA 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar despite uncertainty over its hosting rights.

  • Maharashtra wins Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    New Delhi: Maharashtra beat Punjab to win the 2015 National Wheelchair Basketball Championship.  The winning team received the trophy from Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot on Sunday.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia, Rahul ‘has to face the law’: BJP

    New Delhi: Following the Delhi High Court’s decision to quash the lower court’s summons to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the duo has to face the law.

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    Congress to challenge Delhi HC upholding summons to Sonia, Rahul

    New Delhi: With the Delhi High Court refusing to quash a lower court’s summons to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case, thereby declining to grant them exemption from personal appearance before the trial court, the Congress Party on Monday said they would challenge the decision.

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    Chandigarh-Mananli National Highway blocked due to land slide

    Mandi: The Chandigarh-Mananli National Highway was blocked near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh following a landslide triggered by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that jolted northern India on Monday afternoon.

  • Sushma’s visit to focus on resumption of dialogue: Sartaj Aziz

    Islamabad, Dec.7 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday said the deadlock in Indo-Pak ties had eased to some extent and he is looking forward towards the bilateral talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj which would focus on the resumption of composite dialogue process.

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    Vijayawada: Five dead, three critical after consuming illicit liquor

    Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh): At least five persons died and three others seriously fell ill after consuming illicit liquor at a local bar in Krishna Lanka area in Vijayawada on Monday. The victims, who are said to be daily wagers, allegedly consumed the adulterated liquor before going to the work.

  • Jet Airways partners with NGO to provide relief to rain-hit TN

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways today said it has partnered with the Indian arm of global NGO ActionAid to provide relief to the flood-affected people of Chennai and Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu. In the long-term, the partnership will focus on rehabilitation including recovery and development of livelihoods, reconstruction and repair of damaged houses of over 2,000 people, Jet Airways said in a release.

  • Govt has no plans for inflation-linked DA to pensioners

    New Delhi: Government has no plans as yet to provide inflation-linked DA allowance to pensioners under EPS, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said in Parliament today. “There is no proposal under consideration at present for providing inflation-linked Dearness Allowance (DA) to pensioners of EPS, 1995,” Dattatreya said in a reply in the Lok Sabha.

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    Malaysian govt raises objections to summons in Aircel Maxis case

    New Delhi: The Malaysian government has raised certain objections to summons issued against four accused residing there in connection with the Aircel-Maxis deal case and these queries have to be replied to the satisfaction of authorities in Kuala Lumpur, CBI today told a Delhi court.