Free Press Journal
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    Salman Khan case: Prosecution recommends appeal against HC acquittal

    Mumbai: The prosecution in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which Bollywood actor Salman Khan was acquitted by the High Court is understood to have recommended that an appeal be filed in the Supreme court. Sources in the prosecutor’s office said the proposal with the opinion that the case was fit for appeal against the acquittal was sent today to Maharashtra Home Department.

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    Mahindra enters petrol segment with KUV100; launch on Jan 15

    Mumbai: Diesel-only utility vehicles major Mahindra & Mahindra, which is the worst hit by the Supreme Court order on high-end diesel vehicle sales in Delhi, today announced entry into the petrol segment with the unveiling of its first compact SUV, KUV100, which will come with both petrol and diesel engines.

  • Airport engineer death: NHRC notice to aviation ministry, Air India

    Mumbai: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday served notice to the civil aviation ministry and Air India on the death of an Air India (AI) service engineer who was sucked into an aircraft engine and killed two days ago.

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    Amit Shah summons Kirti Azad

    New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah today summoned party MP Kirti Azad, who has often attacked Arun Jaitley over “corruption” in DDCA when he had headed it, apparently in a bid to dissuade him from raking up his allegations at a time AAP has used them to target the Finance Minister.

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    Chung slams ‘sabotage’ by FIFA ethics committee

    Seoul: South Korean tycoon Chung Mong Joon today said “sabotage” by FIFA’s ethics committee was holding up his appeal against his six-year ban from football. The former FIFA presidential candidate said the committee was deliberately withholding a statement which he needed for his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

  • Sri Lanka probes bid to fix West Indies Test

    Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities are investigating a bid to bribe members of the national cricket team to under-perform in a recent Test to ensure a surprise victory for the West Indies, the government said today. Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said a man linked to a bookmaker had offered wicketkeeper Kusal Perera and star bowler Rangana Herath tens of thousands of dollars to engineer a Sri Lankan batting collapse at a Test in Galle

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    Prince George to start nursery from New Year

    London: Britain’s Prince George is to start nursery school near his family home in the east of England from the New Year, his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have said. The two-year-old George, third-in-line to the Britis throne, will go to the Westacre Montessori School Nursery in Norfolk, close to Prince William and Kate’s home Anmer Hall, from January.

  • Recurring flood nightmare in typhoon-battered Philippines

    Candaba (Philippines): Tens of thousands of people struggled today through waist-deep floods in typhoon-battered farmlands near the Philippine capital, as yet another storm threatened to dump more rain. Large parts of four farming provinces on the main northern island of Luzon have been submerged in water since Wednesday due to Typhoon Melor, which left at least 27 people dead in its wake.

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    DCW to appeal against release of “juvenile” rapist

    New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Friday decided to challenge the release of the “juvenile” convict in the Nirbhaya gang rape case by writing to President Pranab Mukherjee, chief justices of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.

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    Pakistan suspends mobile, internet for security reasons

    Islamabad: Pakistan today suspended mobile phone and internet services for some hours in parts of the capital Islamabad for security reasons following a protest call from a Red Mosque cleric to implement Islamic laws in the country.

  • Russia opens black box of jet downed by Turkey

    Moscow: In the presence of foreign experts, Russian officials today opened the damaged black box of a warplane shot down by Turkey, promising a transparent probe into the incident. Russian officials opened the orange-painted flight recorder as experts from China and Britain watched the procedure, an AFP correspondent saw.

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    Governor’s action “tainted”, ‘unworthy of constitutional head’

    Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court has come down heavily on Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa saying he is required to perform his duty with the aid of the Council of Ministers but his action of preponing the Assembly session on the demand of Opposition MLAs “taints” the decision and renders it “unworthy of the state’s constitutional head”.

  • Experience the splendacious and magnolious Mysore

    Considered as one of the prominent places in India, Mysore is a wonder of the state of Karnataka that offers rich cultural heritage and historical importance. It is adorned with stunning places to explore that will get you drooling and tickle the adventurer in you.

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    Google may hold ‘bhoomi pujan’ of new campus in Q1 next year

    Hyderabad,: Search engine giant Google may hold groundbreaking ceremony for its proposed new campus here during the first quarter of next year, Telangana government said today. “The land has been transferred (to Google). They are looking at the first quarter of next year for ‘bhoomi pujan’ (ground breaking ceremony). We have not got any official announcement from them. After Pichai has announced (about the new campus plans here), our IT minister has sent

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    ‘Dilwale’ takes edge over ‘Bajirao’ with ‘excellent’ opening

    Mumbai: As the big Bollywood clash between “Dilwale” and “Bajirao Mastani” unfolded today at theatres across the country amid protests by right-wing outfits, early trends indicate that the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer is leading with a better opening at the box office.

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    Madhur Bhandarkar honoured at film festival in Pakistan

    Lahore: Indian filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar was felicitated with the Memorial Award at the Rafi Peer International Film Festival 2015 by Pakistani actress Zeba. The National Award-winning filmmaker, best known for his films like “Chandni Bar”, “Page 3”, “Traffic Signal” and “Fashion”, took to Twitter on Friday to share photographs of his felicitation. In one image, Bhandarkar can be seen receiving the award from Zeba. “Feeling honoured to receive the #rafipeer Memorial Award from