Free Press Journal
  • UP easily overcome Goa; enter knock-out stage of Hazare Trophy

    Rajkot: Star-studded Uttar Pradesh today trounced Goa by six wickets in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy and entered the knock-out stage of the premier 50-over domestic cricket tournament. Uttar Pradesh, led by Suresh Raina and having a few national players, won the toss and put Goa in to bat.

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    National Herald: Congress mum on Sonia, Rahul’s bail

    New Delhi: Congress today kept up the suspense on the issue of whether Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi would seek bail after appearing before court here on Saturday in the National Herald case. “Still there are two days. Lot of time…..(for the decision decision to be taken) on the spot. It will be taken in accordance with what advice the lawyers will give,” Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal demands Jaitley’s ouster over alleged graft in DDCA

    New Delhi: Escalating his attack on Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today demanded that he resign or be “removed” from the Union Cabinet to enable holding of an independent probe into alleged corruption in DDCA. Kejriwal said Jaitley’s assertion that AAP’s allegations against him are “unsubstantiated and non-specific” could not be treated as “gospel truth” as the charges against him were “very, very serious”.

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    Jaitley rejects allegations as AAP escalates attack

    New Delhi: As AAP escalated its attack, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hit back on allegations of irregularities against him in the DDCA affairs, saying it was a propaganda technique of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to deflect attention when he himself was in the “dock”. Jaitley broke his silence by writing a blog and addressing the media, a day after Congress and AAP targeted him and asked him to quit over allegations of

  • Abohar killing: Amarinder demands probe by Supreme Court judge

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today demanded that a sitting Supreme Court judge should head a probe into the brutal murder of a Dalit man by suspected henchmen of a liquor baron in Abohar by chopping his limbs off. He also sought a probe by a judge of the apex court into alleged “fake encounters and extra-judicial killings” during the militancy period in Punjab, and recent incidents of sacrilege of the Guru

  • Elderly Sikh plane passenger mocked, labelled Bin Laden in US

    New York: An elderly Sikh man in the US was filmed while sleeping on a flight by a co-passenger who posted the video online with a title ‘Would You Feel Safe and a description that says “flying with bin laden.” Darshan Singh, who was travelling on a Jetblue flight from New York to California in November, didn’t exchange words with the man sitting next to him and was surprised when he saw his

  • Micromax launches new-age flagship smartphone YUTOPIA

    New Delhi: Packed with a 21 MP rear camera, 3000mAh battery and a host of new-age features, Micromax’s YU Televentures on Thursday launched its flagship smartphone priced at Rs.24,999. Branded as the world’s most powerful smartphone, Yu Yutopia comes with 5.2″ sharp WQHD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM and fingerprint scanner, the company said in a statement.

  • Bombay HC stays proposed Metro fare hike till Jan 29

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today stayed till January 29 the proposed hike in fares of the Versova- Ghatkopar Metro rail corridor. The stay was granted by a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which said that the hike should not be implemented until the final hearing of the petition, filed by Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA). Sanjay Nirupam, head of Congress party in Mumbai, also filed an intervention application challenging the

  • Man stabs himself at Heathrow Airport

    London: In a bizarre incident, a man today repeatedly stabbed himself at Heathrow in front of horrified passengers with a knife he picked up from an airport store after going through the security checks. The passenger, who is not believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries, had passed through the airport’s security checks, and started cutting himself near the departure lounges in the west London airport’s Terminal 5 this evening.

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    Prosecution’s case against Salman was “weak”: HC ruling

    Mumbai: While giving Bollywood actor Salman Khan benefit of doubt in the 2002 hit-and-run case, the Bombay High Court has observed that the prosecution’s case was weak and appreciation of evidence by the trial court was not legal and proper. “….in the considered view of this court, the appreciation of the evidence as is done by the trial court in the present matter is not proper and legal as per the settled principles

  • 26/11 accused used fake stamps to attest ID: Pak witness

    Islamabad: Indian national Fahim Ansari, earlier accused of being an LeT member and co-conspirator in the 2008 Mumbai attack case, used fake Pakistani official seals to attest his false identity under which he travelled to Pakistan, a government witness told the anti-terrorism court. “Fake stamps of my department for attestation of the fake computerised national identity card (CNIC) of Hammad Hassan were used,” Sadiq, an employee of the Parliament House, testified in the

  • New storm approaches Philippines after typhoon kills 20

    Manila: A new storm was threatening to dump heavy rain on the southern Philippines, as people in northern farming regions battled floods from deadly Typhoon Melor, authorities said. A tropical depression, locally named “Onyok”, was heading for the southern island of Mindanao as Melor moved further out to the South China Sea after claiming at least 20 lives, the government weather bureau reported Thursday.

  • We have become too tolerant to accept problems: Nana Patekar

    Pune: Lamenting the present day condition of the people, veteran actor Nana Patekar has said Indians have become too tolerant to accept the existing problems in the country like rampant farmer suicides.

  • Singapore Court orders local blogger to pay damages to PM Lee

    Singapore: A 34-year-old Singaporean blogger was today ordered to pay 150,000 dollars in damages to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defaming and accusing him of misappropriating government funds.

  • B-Town roots for Anil Kapoor’s son’s debut

    New Delhi: Harshvardhan Kapoor, son of actor Anil Kapoor and brother of actress Sonam Kapoor, has been given a warm welcome by the Hindi film fraternity as he’s stepping into filmdom with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s upcoming period drama “Mirzya”.

  • Ayushmaan Khurrana

    Don’t do films where I’ve to show six-packs: Ayushmann

    Mumbai: Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana, who has carved a niche in the Indian entertainment industry with films like “Vicky Donor” and “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”, says that he does not act in films where he has to flaunt six-pack abs.