Free Press Journal
  • Mandira Bedi creates ‘Me’ saris for EDM fest

    Panaji: Actress-designer Mandira Bedi has collaborated with Gillette Venus to create ‘Me’, a unique sari design that will give women a distinctive take on clothing for music festivals.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Mkts will have to reconcile to new situation: FM on Fed rate hike

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said with the suspense about the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike now over, markets will have to reconcile to the new financial situation. “The suspense is now over. Markets will now have to reconcile to the new situation,” he said in his first reaction to the US Fed rate hike.

  • Commerce Min plans to put IPR policy before Cabinet in a month

    New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Ministry plans to approach the Cabinet for approval on the national Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy within a month, a top official said today. Asked when the IPR policy will be placed before the Cabinet for its nod, DIPP Secretary Amitabh Kant told PTI: “We are trying to push it (IPR policy) within a month’s time.”

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    Arun Jaitley’s press denial can’t be taken as ‘gospel truth’: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Reacting to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s denial of allegations of irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the former’s denial in the press cannot be taken as ‘gospel truth’.

  • Indo-Pak FS meet: Venue not yet decided, no role for Hurriyat

    New Delhi: India today said the date and venue for next month’s meeting between Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries are yet to be finalised and asserted that all bilateral issues are to be addressed mutually between the two countries. “Two Foreign Secretaries are in touch with each other but the date and venue are yet to be finalised. “All the bilateral issues are to be addressed mutually between India and Pakistan and this was recently

  • Huge quantity of cannon balls unearthed at Kannur fort

    Kannur: In a chance finding, more than 10,000 cannon balls have been excavated at the historic Fort St Angelo here. The cann n balls, made of iron, and of weights ranging from 800 gms to 10 kgs, were unearthed when workers were digging the earth to lay a cable channel for the upcoming light and sound show at the Fort.

  • Anup-Chetia

    Chetia granted bail in 2 cases, to remain in jail

    Guwahati: ULFA ‘general secretary’ Anup Chetia, recently extradited by Bangladesh, was today granted bail by a court here in two TADA cases but will remain in jail as some other cases against him are pending. Special judge Alokesh Bhattacharya allowed Chetia, alias Golap Baruah, to go on bail by submitting a bail bond of Rs 5 lakh and security of the same amount.

  • Saradha Scam: Madan Mitra’s judicial custody extended till Dec 31

    Kolkata: The judicial custody of Trinamool Congress leader and former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, was today extended by a city court by another 14 days till December 31. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sougata Roy Chowdhury passed the order after Mitra’s counsel did not press for bail but requested that he be treated as a Division-I prisoner besides being extended all necessary medical assistance as

  • MoF marches towards Universal Financial Inclusion

    The Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance is a nodal department as far as banking and insurance sector in the country is concerned. In the current fiscal, Department of Financial Services has taken various initiatives and launched different Financial Inclusion & Social Security related Schemes in its pursuit of achieving the goal of Universal Financial Inclusion.

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex up for 4th day, soars 309 points post Fed rate hike

    Mumbai: Brushing aside worries over the Fed rate hike, the benchmark Sensex today rose for the fourth straight session by gaining over 309 points to end at over a two-week high of 25,803.78 on a flurry of buying activity and a firm trend overseas. The NSE Nifty too reclaimed the 7,800-mark as the market had already priced in the US Fed move.

  • Kurdish Rebels

    Report: 23 Kurdish rebels killed in clashes in Turkey

    Ankara: Turkey’s state-run news agency says the number of Kurdish rebels killed in two days of operations launched by the security forces in southeast Turkey has reached 23.

  • Nabam Tuki

    ‘No confidence’ motion ‘adopted’ against Tuki government

    Itanagar: In another controversial day of proceedings marked by high drama, Opposition BJP and rebel Congress MLAs got together to show “no confidence” in the Nabam Tuki-led Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and to “choose” a rebel Congress MLA as the new “chief minister”.

  • Britain warns world must unite to ‘choke off’ ISIS funding

    London : Britain has warned that the world must unite to “choke off” funding to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as the terrorist organisation earns millions everyday from its operations.

  • Palestinian attempts knife attack, shot dead: Israeli army

    Nablus: A Palestinian ran toward Israeli security forces brandishing a knife in the northern West Bank today before being shot dead, the Israeli army said, the latest in more than two months of attacks.

  • Al Qaeda Suspect

    2 suspected al Qaeda operatives sent to 12-day police custody

    New Delhi: Two suspected al Qaeda operatives, arrested for allegedly radicalising youth for terror activities, were today remanded to 12-day police custody by a Delhi court. Arrested accused Maulana Mohammad Abdul Rahman and Zafar Masood, were produced before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh and the Special Cell of Delhi Police moved an application seeking 12-day police remand.

  • US ambassador to Japan Kennedy defends Okinawa base plan

    Tokyo: US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy defended today a controversial proposal to relocate a US Marine Corps base on Okinawa in southern Japan as the best of many options considered.

  • Air India offers job, Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to dead technician’s kin

    Mumbai: Air India Chairman Ashwani Lohani today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh and a job in the airline to the family of the AI engineer who was killed in a freak accident wherein he got sucked in by the engine. “We have lost a family member. An ex-gratia amount of Rs 5 lakh has been given to the family. We have also offered a job to the family of the victim,”

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    AAP defends Rajendra Kumar; cites his ‘clean’ service record

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party today sprang to the defence of senior bureaucrat Rajendra Kumar, who is facing a CBI probe over allegations of corruption, and virtually gave him a clean chit. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said Kumar, who serves as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s principal secretary, has a clean service record that spans over 27 years, in hich allegations of corruption were never made against him.

  • India can see some capital outflow post Fed hike: Rangarajan

    Hyderabad: The country may see some capital outflow and weakness in stocks following the rate hike by US Federal Reserve, but the negative impact is not expected to be severe, former RBI Governor C Rangarajan said today. “There could be some outflow because expectations are that the rate of return in the American economy will be better…some capital will move out (of India)”, he told PTI in an interview, but hastened to add:

  • Coal Mine

    Govt working on coal allotment procedure for commercial mining

    New Delhi: The procedure for allocating coal blocks for commercial mining is under the government’s consideration, Parliament was informed today. The statement comes a day after the government allowed the states to commercially mine coal and permitted state utilities to sell the fuel to private companies.