Free Press Journal
  • Rekha to receive Yash Chopra Memorial Award

    New Delhi:Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha is set to be honoured with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award in recognition of her talent and contribution to the film industry. The award has been instituted by the TSR Foundation of T Subbarami Reddy in the memory of the producer-director, who died in 2012.

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    RBI urges banks to follow a uniform methodology from April next year

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today ruled that all the banks will now follow a new and uniform methodology from April next year. The announcement will come into effect after the calculating the base rate as per marginal costs of fund.

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    All party meet: No consensus on GST

    New Delhi: An all-party meeting convened by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari today failed to bring a consensus on the passage of the GST bill, but members of the Upper House decided to pass six other pending bills in the remaining period of three days of the Winter Session. After the hour-long deliberations, Ansari merely said the meeting was “good”.

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    It’s my challenge to make a turnaround in Bengal: Mamata

    Dankuni (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said it was her challenge to make a turnaround in the state. “Its my challenge to make a turnaround in Bengal with total development in the state,” she said at a public meeting here in Hooghly district.

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    Let suburban passengers travel by long-distance trains: Kirit Somaiya

    Mumbai: In a move that could benefit thousands of daily commuters using the overcrowded local trains on the Central line, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya has urged the Railways to allow suburban local passengers to travel in long-distance trains.

  • Govt sensitive to issue of crimes against women, children: HM

    New Delhi: Government is sensitive to the problem of crimes against women and children and has strengthened legal and institutional infrastructure to deal with the menace, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. Inaugurating the Quasquicentennial Ground on the occasion of 125th anniversary of Delhi Bar Association here, Singh said the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act has been a landmark legislation which enhanced the punishment for various crimes against women.

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    Sensex ends 285 pts down, Nifty below 7800

    Mumbai: The market has ended lower dragged by index heavyweights. The Sensex closed down 284.56 points or one percent trading at 25519.22. Nifty on the other hand crashed by 82.40 points or one percent at 7761.95. About 1301 shares have advanced, 1401 shares declined, and 203 shares are unchanged.

  • Seven members of a family missing since nine months

    Mumbai: Seven members of a family including a baby girl have been “missing” since nine months from Nalasopara area in neighbouring Palghar district, police said today.

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    Concrete steps taken to tackle air pollution: Javadekar

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of air quality plunging into ‘severe’ category across Delhi, the government today said that it has taken concrete measures including ban on burning of wastes to tackle the pollution level in the national capital and country. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, in a written reply in Lok Sabha, said the Ministry of Earth Sciences has informed that the usual phenomenon of moderate fog, smog or haze has been reported

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    Bihar to ban country-made liquor first: Minister

    Patna: Bihar will first ban country-made liquor followed by Indian-made foreign liquor next year, Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan said on Friday. “The government will first ban ‘desi’ liquor from April 1, 2016, and then ‘videshi’ (IMFL)) from September 2016,” Mastan told media persons here. Earlier, the government planned to impose a total ban on all kinds of liquor from the next fiscal.

  • WR to run 3 special trains during upcoming festival season

    Mumbai: In order to facilitate passengers and meet the rush expected during the upcoming festive season, the Western Railway (WR) will run three special trains between Mumbai Central–Mangalore Jn. and Ahmedabad–Mangalore Jn. with special charges and between Indore-Kochuveli, an official release said.

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    Suspend govt servants who speak against reservation: RPI (A)

    Mumbai: Republican Party of India (A) president Ramdas Athawale today come out against the statement of Gujarat High Court judge J B Pardiwala on the reservation system and demanded that all government servants who speak against the “constitutional provision” should be suspended from service.

  • Justice (retd) Virendra Singh appointed as UP Lokayukta

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today appointed Justice (retd) Virendra Singh as the new Lokayukta of the state. “The Governor has appointed Justice (retd) Virendra Singh as the new Lokayukta of the state and will administer oath of office to him in Raj Bhawan on December 20,” a Raj Bhawan spokesman said today.

  • DDCA row: AAP poses 5 questions to Jaitley

    New Delhi: The AAP today put “five specific” questions to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley relating to its allegations of corruption in Delhi’s cricket body DDCA under his watch and accused him of giving “vague” response to the charges. Calling Jaitley a “master of half truth and beautiful lies”, AAP leader Ashutosh made certain fresh allegations against the Finance Minister and said his comments that there was no specific charges against him was “misleading”.

  • Frequency band 470-698 MHz not identified for mobile services in India: Govt

    New Delhi: The frequency band 470-698 MHz has not been identified for International Mobile Telecommunication (IMT) services in India as per the outcome of World Radio communication Conference 2015. In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said that his ministry had conveyed its concurrence to a proposal from Communications and IT ministry, to which Prasar Bharati had also agreed, for identification

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    Ramdev dissatisfied with Centre’s efforts to bring back blackmoney

    Lucknoa: Yoga guru Ramdev today expressed dissatisfaction over NDA government’s initiatives to bring back blackmoney from foreign countries but hoped that the Narendra Modi government will soon act on the issue. “I have spoken to Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. We have not forgotten the issue, but are giving time to Modi government. I hope he will bring back blackmoney,” Ramdev told reporters here.

  • National Herald land ‘encroachment’ in Patna

    Patna: A vast chunk of land leased to ational Herald here has allegedly been encroached and the Bihar revenue department will now look into the matter. About 22 ‘kathas’ of land alloted to the newspaper in the heart of the state capital is encroached and could never come in possession of the allottee, it is alleged. Bihar Revenue minister and Congress leader Madan Mohan Jha today told PTI that the department would look

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    Herald case: Security beefed up ahead of Sonia, Rahul’s appearance

    New Delhi: Security was today beefed up at the Patiala House District Court premises here ahead of the scheduled appearance of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul Gandhi and others tomorrow in connection with the National Herald case.