Free Press Journal
  • Pak court refuses voice samples of suspects in 26/11 case

    Islamabad: In a fresh setback to the Mumbai attack trial, a Pakistani court has dismissed the government’s petition seeking voice samples of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects in the case. The prosecution had filed an application in the Isl mabad High Court seeking voice samples of the suspects to compare it with the communication intercepted by Indian intelligence and then present it before the anti-terrorism court (ATC) as evidence

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    Vietnam re-elects conservative party leader Trong

    Hanoi: Vietnam’s top communist leader Nguyen Phu Trong was re-elected today in a victory for the party’s old guard which some fear could slow crucial economic reforms in the fast-growing country. Factional fighting overshadowed a week of closed-door talks at the five-yearly Communist Party Congress. But Trong, 72, retained his position as his rival, reformist Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, was pushed from power.

  • CIC pulls up Kejriwal’s office over Sr Citizen pension issue

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has chided the office of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for “not applying its mind” before transferring petition of a senior citizen, seeking to know status of pension, to 29 departments. The Commission said it finds it “pathetic” that such an high office like CMO evolves an unhealthy practice of forwarding RTI applications and directed the Chief Minister’s Office to furnish a white paper on the status

  • Yet to witness movies bringing about a social change: Prakash Jha

    Bhopal: Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who is primarily known for making political dramas, today said he is yet to see any social change effected by films. “I have not witnessed films making any change in the society,” Jha, who is here to promote his upcoming film “Jai Gangaajal”, told reporters.

  • Cong backs women’s agitation for lifing temple entry ban

    New Delhi: Congress today backed the agitation by a woman’s organisation in Maharashtra for lifting of the centuries-old ban on female devotees entering the sacred platform at Shani Shinganpur temple in Ahmednagar district.

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    AIADMK hits out at Karuna over his statement on poll alliance

    Chennai: Ridiculing DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s statement on alliance for coming polls, ruling AIADMK today said its archrival has failed to bounce back from repeated electoral defeats since 2011 despite a number of allies, and will face yet another rout in the hustings.

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    Saina, Sindhu to be in action in 12th SAG Badminton

    Shillong: World’s top-ranked players Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and a host of renowned shuttle’s have been named to represent the country in the upcoming 12th SAG scheduled to be held here, officials said. In a release by Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta, President BAI and Chairman GTCC, listed the players, which includes Saina, Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram.

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    India amends tax treaty with Armenia to fight evasion

    New Delhi: India and Armenia today signed an amended double taxation avoidance treaty under which both the countries will share information on banking and financial transactions, a move which is expected to curb instances of tax evasion.

  • Some Hindu groups behaving like Muslim fundamentalists: Akhtar

    Kolkata: Claiming that some Hindu groups are now behaving like Muslim fundamentalists, eminent lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar has said barring such elements Indian society has always been tolerant. “In 1975 I showed a comedy scene in a temple. Today I won’t. But even in 1975, I wouldn’t have shown a scene in a mosque because that level of intolerance was there. Now the other one is matching it,” Akhtar said last night

  • Indo-Russia agreement on competitive research projects

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet was today “apprised” of an agreement signed between India and Russia for joint implementation of competitive research projects in areas of basic and exploratory sciences.

  • Oprah Winfrey made $12m out of one tweet!

    Washington D.C.: Oprah Winfrey’s tweet can surely earn bread as the media mogul made some serious cash from just one post!

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    China state media accuse Soros of ‘declaring war’ on yuan

    Beijing: Chinese state media stepped up a salvo of biting commentaries today against George Soros and other currency traders as the yuan comes under pressure, with the billionaire investor accused of “declaring war” on the unit.

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    Rajinikanth is a man with golden heart: Akshay Kumar

    New Delhi: He is yet to start the shooting of his debut Tamil film “Robot 2” with Rajinikanth but actor Akshay Kumar is already in awe of the southern superstar.

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    Virat Kohli’s Pakistani fan arrested for hoisting tri-colour

    Lahore: A Pakistani die-hard fan of swashbuckling Indian batsman Virat Kohli has been arrested for hoisting the Indian tri-colour atop his home in Punjab Province which he had done to show his love for the cricketer.

  • Rohan Bopanna out of Australian Open mixed doubles

    Melbourne: Third seeded pair Rohan Bopanna and Yung-Jan Chan were knocked out of the Australian mixed doubles, losing their quarter-final match 2-6, 5-7, here on Wednesday.

  • Autism induced in monkeys to develop treatment

    Beijing: Chinese researchers have successfully induced human autism in monkeys in a bid to develop treatment for the rare syndrome that impairs social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication.

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    Twitter curtails ad pop-ups for its VIP users

    New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter has stopped, or significantly reduced, the number of ads it displays, in a bid to ensure its “VIP” users stay engaged with the service.

  • Stern sentence should be imposed on drunk drivers: Court

    New Delhi: The menace of drunken driving has increased alarmingly and severe sentence should be imposed to curb the offence, a Delhi court has observed while noting that the convict has to undergo a jail term. “The menace of drunken driving has assumed alarming proportions and one of the ways to curb it is by imposing severe sentence on such offenders,” Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhatt said.