Free Press Journal
  • Nirbhaya case: HC refuses to stop release of juvenile rapist

    The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the release of December 16 gang rape case juvenile convict and said that the juvenile convict could be released on or before December 20.

  • Peter Fernandes appointed marketing, operations officer of GFA

    Panaji: The Executive Committee of Goa Football Association (GFA) has approved the appointment of Peter Fernandes as marketing and operations officer of GFA, while Peter Valles was made the technical officer.

  • Ravindra Jadeja set for comeback; Shami, Ishant, Vijay in fray too

    New Delhi: Back in form with an impressive performance against South Africa in the recently-concluded Test series, Ravindra Jadeja is likely to make a comeback when the national selectors meet here tomorrow to pick the Indian squad for the upcoming limited-overs series in Australia.

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    Jharkhand CM asks MLAs to launch campaign against liquor

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today asked all MLAs to launch an awareness campaign against liquor in their respective constituencies. Das made the appeal in the state Assembly while replying to ruling BJP MLA Radhakrishna Kishore’s query whether the government has any plans to impose a total ban on liquor.

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    Will meet 3.9% fiscal deficit target: Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi: Government today said it is on course to meet the fiscal deficit target of 3.9 per cent of GDP for 2015-16, and 3.5 per cent next fiscal, despite pressure of additional outgo on account of the 7th Pay Commission and OROP. “We will absolutely meet our fiscal consolidation roadmap. We have said that the 3.9 per cent fiscal deficit target this year is well in hand.

  • China unveils software for n-power technology

    Beijing: China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) unveiled the country’s first software package for its own nuclear power technology, a crucial step for exporting nuclear construction, the media reported on Friday.

  • 10% of posts vacant in consumer disputes redressal forum

    New Delhi: About 10 per cent of sanctioned posts of President and members are vacant at the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Rajya Sabha was informed today. The vacancy stood at 17 per cent at the district level, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan told the Upper House during Question Hour.

  • Two killed in boat collision in Maldives

    Makle: Two tourists were killed in a collision between a speedboat and a diving boat near Kaafu Maafushi, in the Maldives, a media report said on Friday.

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    2 Ladakhi experts represented India in UN conference at Paris

    Jammu: Two climate change experts from Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region, Jigmet Takpa and Stanzin Dorjai Gya, represented India at the United Nations’ Conference on Climate Change, held in Paris recently. Takpa is the Chief Conservator of Forests in Ladakh and Director of Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency while Gya is a Filmmaker and Director of Himalayan Film House. Both of the experts hail from Ladakh region.

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    Tokyo shares plunge

    Tokyo: Tokyo shares ended the Friday trade sharply lower as volatile sentiment dominated the market after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) decided new steps to support its monetary easing policy.

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    Baliyan surrenders after warrant for non-appearance in court

    Muzaffarnagar: Union minister Sanjeev Baliyan today surrendered in a court here after a bailable warrant was issued against him for failing to appear in connection with a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sitaram had on November 24 asked the accused, including Baliyan, BJP MP Bhartendra Singh, party MLA Suresh Rana and VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi, to appear in the court on December 18.

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    Chinese shares close mixed

    Beijing: China’s stocks closed mixed on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.03 percent at 3,578.96 points.

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    1993 Mumbai blasts convict dies in Nashik

    Nashik: Sharif Gafur Parkar, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, died at a hospital here following illness, jail authorities said today. Parkar (80), suffering from paralysis and a neurogenic disorder, died at the Nashik Civil Hospital yesterday, Nashik Road Central Jail Superintendent Ramesh Kamble told PTI.

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    Ayushmann- Bhumi team up with Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal

    The Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal is on a roll. He has just signed in love triangle with director Sameer Sharma where he shares screen space with the Dum Lagake Haisha duo Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar.

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    Seychelles votes in presidential run-off

    Victoria: Residents in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles voted today in the final day of polls, with incumbent president James Michel facing the first serious challenge to his decade-long rule.

  • Sunny Leone beats Salman Khan as the most searched Indian celebrity

    It certainly seems like the adult film star Sunny Leone, who made her Bollywood debut in 2002 with Jism 2 is here to stay. In fact with film offers aplenty we now hear that Sunny has piped the usual suspects Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and their likes to become the most searched Indian celebrity on google in 2015.