Free Press Journal
  • Censor Board set for revamp; Jaitley wants it controversy-free

    New Delhi: The controversy-ridden Censor Board appears set for a revamp with Information & Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley saying today that the “time has come” to have a re-look at its functioning. Stating that he would like the Certification Board to be “controversy-free”, the Union Minister said he is discussing the matter with some experts as to what should be the future role of this body.

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    Milan bans cars until Wednesday to curb pollution

    Rome: The Italian city of Milan has banned cars until Wednesday in an attempt to reduce the high levels of pollution, while other cities have opted for measures such as encouraging the use of public transport.

  • SMS Pharma surges over 7% on USFDA nod for Andhra unit

    Mumbai: Shares of SMS Pharmaceuticals surged over 7 per cent today as it received approval from US health regulator for its Andhra Pradesh-based manufacturing facility. The stock gained 7.32 per cent to settle at Rs 132 on BSE. During the day, it soared 11.78 per cent to Rs 137.50 — its 52-week high.

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    Ola enables private ‘CarPool’ on its app in Delhi-NCR

    New Delhi: Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation on Monday announced the launch of a ‘CarPool’ feature, allowing citizens in Delhi to pool rides using their private cars through Ola’s mobile app.

  • Thai junta chief defends verdict in murder of Britons

    Bangkok: Thailand’s junta chief hit out today at critics of a controversial court verdict which sentenced two Myanmar migrant workers to death for murdering a pair of British tourists last year.

  • Nepal parties to forge consensus on Constitution amendment

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s three major political parties today decided to reach a consensus on a bill to amend the new Constitution to resolve the current political crisis amid the ongoing protests by Madhesis demanding greater representation and review of provincial boundary demarcation.

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    Kirti demands CBI probe, drags Congress leaders in DDCA row

    New Delhi: Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad today rejected his party’s argument that a SFIO probe had found no scam in DDCA affairs and sought a comprehensive probe by central agencies, including CBI and ED.

  • Lokayukta raids head constable’s properties; huge DA unearthed

    Indore: The Lokayukta police today raided two establishments owned by a police head constable posted at Jabalpur district’s Regional Transport Office (RTO) and unearthed huge disproportionate assets (DA) allegedly amassed by him. Police teams of the anti-corruption ombudsman raided two properties of head constable Arun Kumar Singh Baghel, one at Annapurna Nagar here and the other in Rewa district, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dulat Singh said.

  • Four ISIS militants beheaded by local Afghans

    Jalalabad: The decapitated heads of the four fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was placed on the side of a main road in eastern Afghanistan after they were beheaded by the local village militia members loyal to a powerful Afghan lawmaker.

  • Gujarat HC allows abortion of rape victim’s 8-week foetus

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today allowed a 16-year-old rape victim to abort her eight-week foetus under proper medical care, on a plea by her parents. Citing provisions of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, High Court justice K J Thaker asked the local police to take her to Sola Civil Hospital here and submit the latest medical reports of the doctors by tomorrow before proceeding for the termination of her pregnancy.

  • Cubs death: Govt plans SIT probe in disappearance of tigress

    Mumbai: A day after four tiger cubs died reportedly due to starvation in Chandrapur district forest, the Maharashtra government has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising CBI and forest department officials to probe the disappearance of the cubs’ mother.

  • Dadri lynching: Meat found in victim’s house ‘mutton, not beef’ says report

    New Delhi: In a major revelation in the infamous Dadri lynching case, the report submitted by the chief veterinary officer said that the meat found in the victim’s house was mutton and not beef. The veterinary officer in his report said, “Prima facie it seems that meat found in Dadri lynching victim’s house belongs to goat progeny.”

  • Terrorism, maoist activities contained to large extent: Rajnath

    Lucknow: Centre has achieved success in containing extremism, terrorism and maoist activities in the country to a large extent, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. Singh was laying the foundation stone of Lucknow branch office of National Investigation Agency (NIA) here.