Free Press Journal
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    Richa Chadha excited to meet Sarabjit’s wife

    Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha is set to meet Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh’s wife Sukhpreet, who she is playing in the upcoming Omung Kumar-directed biopic. “Sarbjit” is narrated through the perspective of the prisoner’s sister Dalbir Kaur, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Randeep Hooda stars in the titular character.

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    Pervez Musharraf in ICU after high blood pressure

    Karachi: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was today rushed to the ICU of a naval hospital here after he developed high blood pressure and fainted. The 72-year-old ex-commando-turned-politician was admitted to the Pakistan Navy Ship Shifa or PNS Shifa, a multi-speciality naval medical treatment facility.

  • N Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

    Paju (South Korea): North Korea today ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul’s earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North’s recent rocket launch was a “dangerous declaration of war.”

  • India lightly taxed; help govt collect more: Sinha to CA

    New Delhi: India is a “lightly taxed” nation, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said today, urging CAs to help the government collect due taxes and raise `the tax-GDP ratio to 20 per cent. Along with tax officers, chartered accountants too have a responsibility to ensure that due taxes are collected by the government, he said.

  • Herald case: SC to hear plea against Delhi HC verdict

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court to consider the plea filed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi against the Delhi High Court verdict, refusing to quash summons issued to them in the National Herald case. The court have also considered for an early hearing of the case dated for tomorrow.

  • Kate Winslet in ‘Collateral Beauty’?

    Los Angeles: Actress Kate Winslet is in talks to join the upcoming drama film “Collateral Beauty”, which stars Will Smith in the lead. Details about Winslet’s role are not known at this time, reports Apart from Smith, the film also stars Helen Mirren, Ed Norton, Michael Pena and Naomie Harris.

  • John Abraham shares new poster of ‘Rocky Handsome’

    Mumbai :Actor John Abraham released a new poster of his forthcoming film “Rocky Handsome”. The actor posted an image of his showing him all bruised with blood trickling down his face. He can be seen aiming a gun standing under a heavy rainfall. The “Madras Cafe” actor will be seen in full action avatar in this project which has been helmed by Nishikant Kamat.

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    Shatrughan invites Nitish to release book on him

    Patna: In yet another action which could embarrass BJP, actor-turned-party MP Shatrughan Sinha has requested “dear friend” Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to release a book written on him. Sinha, who is at odds with BJP after being sidelined in recent the Bihar Assembly elections, told PTI that he would also invite RJD president Lalu Prasad for the book launch.

  • IndiaMART launches ‘India Ki Khoj’ to celebrate spirit of entrepreneurship

    New Delhi: IndiaMART, the front-runner of the cause of entrepreneurial fervor in the country, is now set to seal its position as the enabler of business growth with its new brand campaign – ‘India ki Khoj’. The campaign that features Irrfan Khan will establish IndiaMART’s value proposition of a business facilitator of India, by being the platform that powers the ‘Khoj’ for growth, success, ambitions and legacy.

  • Pathankot airbase had 6 terrorists; was in full command: NSG

    New Delhi: NSG today said there were two heavily armed terrorists hiding inside the Pathankot IAF base, apart from the four killed, even as it refuted reports about confusion in command, saying it takes “complete control” of the situation when deployed for counter-terror operations anywhere in the country.

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    Pachauri case: Chargesheet within 15 days, police tells HC

    New Delhi: Police on told the Delhi High Court that it was likely to file a chargesheet within 15 days in the sexual harassment case registered in February last year against environmentalist R.K. Pachauri by a former TERI colleague.

  • Bad loans, weak earnings haunt PSU banks; shares tumble 11%

    Mumbai: Investors continued to desert state -run lenders with stocks plunging by up to 11 per cent today amid concerns over mounting bad loans and disappointing earnings reported by them. Shares of Oriental Bank of Commerce dipped 11.06 per cent on the BSE, followed by United Bank of India 7.61 per cent, Allahabad Bank 6.94 per cent, Bank of India 5.96 per cent, Central Bank of India 4.06 per cent, Indian Overseas Bank 4.01 per cent, PNB 4 per cent,

  • Leicester boss credits bright players for remarkable PL ascension

    Johannesburg: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, whose side emerged as the surprise Premier League leaders this season, has credited the presence of bright players as the reason behind their team’s stunning success. Leicester, which were in the relegation zone last season, are being seen as the title favourites after their emphatic 3-1 win over Manchester City last weekend.

  • BHU VC condemns JNU Afzal Guru event, bats for strict action

    Varanasi: Strongly condemning the JNU event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Banaras Hindu University Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi today demanded strict action against the students involved in the “anti-national act”.

  • Gold winning lifter Sambo Lapung felicitated

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa has felicitated state weightlifter Sambo Lapung for winning a gold medal in the South Asian Games (SAG). Along with a Nyishi (tribal) jacket and a ‘bopia'(headgear), the governor presented him a cheque of Rs 10 lakh at a function organised in the Raj Bhawan here yesterday. Lapung won a gold in weightlifting in the men’s 69kg category in the ongoing SAG in Guwahati on February 7.

  • Cong should apologise for targeting Modi: BJP

    New Delhi: Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley’s deposition that Ishrat Jahan, who was killed in an encounter in Gujarat in 2004, was an LeT operative led to a political slugfest with BJP demanding that the Congress leadership should apologise for “targeting Narendra Modi over her killing at the cost of national security”.

  • Morocco football team coach Badou Zaki fired

    Rabat: Head coach of the Moroccan football team Badou Zaki has been dismissed due to poor results after leading the team for 20 months. The departure of Zaki, 57, was already taken for granted in recent days but the dismissal was officially announced on Wednesday, reports Efe. Zaki was goalkeeper at Spanish side Real Mallorca from 1987 to 1992.

  • India aim to level T20 series against upbeat Sri Lanka

    Ranchi: Having suffered a stinging defeat in the series opener, India will aim to make a strong comeback when they take on Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) here on Friday.
    Having whitewashed Australia 3-0 in their own backyard, the Indians were expected to do well at home against the Lankans as they prepare to host the World T20 in March-April. But the youthful Sri Lankan team handed them a rude

  • Naidu to launch ‘Smart City’ project for Indore tomorrow

    Indore,Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu will formally launch the ambitious ‘Smart City project’ for Indore here tomorrow. Lok Sabha Speaker and local MP Sumitra Mahajan, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be present on the occasion, an official said.