Free Press Journal
  • Afzal Guru row: JNU sends status report to HRD ministry

    New Delhi: JNU today sent a “status” report to HRD ministry about the situation in the campus and the action taken by the varsity in connection with an event against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, during which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised. The HRD ministry had last week sought a report about the February 9 incident which has sparked a widespread outrage among various quarters.

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    Visnagar court refuses bail to Hardik Patel in rioting case

    Ahmedabad: The sessions court in Mehsana district today rejected OBC quota agitation leader Hardik Patel’s bail plea in a case of rioting and assault registered against him last year. Additional sessions judge K M Dave upheld government’s argument that Hardik may not cooperate with the investigation if released on bail and may tamper with the evidence.

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    Mysuru cleanest city of India: survey

    New Delhi: Mysuru has been ranked first in terms of cleanliness again after 2014, followed by Chandigarh, Tiruchirappalli and NDMC area of the national capital, according to a QCI survey. The rankings of the Swachh Survekshan Survey, conducted by Quality Council of India, were announced by Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu here.

  • India’s oil, gas reserves still unexplored: Dharmendra Pradhan

    Mumbai: With the $140 billion oil and gas industry in India slated to grow at five percent per annum, a major part of the 3.14 million square km area of the country’s reserves remain unexplored, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Monday.

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    Had no intention to brand myself as custodian of saree: Vidya

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Vidya Balan is known for wearing beautiful sarees but the actress says it is only because of comfort that she oftens dons the traditional outfit. The 38-year-old “Kahaani” actress was speaking at a panel discussion on “The Global Design and Innovation – Branding India Globally” at the ongoing Make in India Week here.

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    India’s wholesale inflation marginally down in January

    New Delhi: Seasonal softening in food prices and a sharp drop in fuel costs helped India’s annual wholesale rate of inflation decline marginally to (-)0.90 percent for January from (-)0.73 percent for the month before, official data showed on Monday.

  • RBI not in favour of stretching NPA norms

    Thiruvananthapuram: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said he was not in favour of stretching norms for non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans as investors will not get the true state of balance sheets.

  • Govt plans centre of excellence for media, ent industry

    Mumbai: The Union government is planning to set up a centre of excellence for skilling media and entertainment industry professionals and has also decided to fund movies to participate in foreign film festivals.

  • Next two years crucial for Supergiants: Dhoni

    New Delhi: Captaining a franchise other than Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the first time, an emotional Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Monday that he is looking forward to the challenge of leading the newly formed Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni had been a part of CSK since the launch of the IPL in 2008, leading the team to consecutive title triumphs in 2010 and 2011. But

  • Indonesia nabs IS-linked groups ‘planning terror attacks’

    Jakarta: Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people from radical Islamic groups who were plotting  attacks against the airport and other targets in the near future, the national police chief said today. The 33 people were arrested by the police anti-terror unit following last month’s attacks in Jakarta which killed four civilians and four assailants, Badrodin Haiti said. The gun and suicide bomb attacks claimed by the Islamic State group and centred around a Starbucks outlet were the country’s

  • Bonds decline on poor demand; call rates end higher

    Mumbai: Government bonds (G-Secs) prices declined further on the back of sustained selling by corporates and banks. While, the interbank call money market ended higher owing to fresh demand from borrowing banks amidst tight liquidity conditions in the banking system.

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    Sindh becomes first Pak province to adopt Hindu Marriage Bill

    Islamabad Pakistan’s Sindh Assembly today passed the Hindu Marriage Bill making the province the first in the country to allow the minority community to register their marriages, amid calls from a leading Hindu group to remove a controversial clause in the landmark bill. The bill, moved in the assembly by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Khuhro, will apply to entire Sindh province, which has a sizeable population of Hindus.

  • Jaguar and Volkswagen Showcase Cars at Make In India Event

    Jaguar and Volkswagen have showcased their India made products at the Make in India Event, which is currently underway in Mumbai. The yet to be launched Ameo has taken a stage on Volkswagen’s behalf and the 2016 XJ and XE have been showcased by Jaguar. All there cars were recently on display at the 2016 Auto Expo. Jaguar XE made its India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo and was launched at

  • Nitish denies calling Ishrat Jahan ‘daughter of Bihar’

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today denied describing Ishrat Jahan, who was killed in an encounter in Gujarat, as a “daughter of Bihar” and threatened to sue the media for “putting words into his mouth.” “Show me any piece of evidence that I described Ishrat Jahan as daughter of Bihar?” Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of the ‘Janata Ke Darbar Mein Mukhya Mantri’ programme.

  • Resolve taxpayers’ rectification cases in 6 months: CBDT

    New Delhi: In yet another step aimed at addressing taxpayers’ grievances, CBDT has directed the taxman to mandatorily resolve rectification pleas from assessees within the set six-month deadline. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the nodal authority for framing policies for the IT department, has also asked tax officials to issue orders in writing in these cases instead of just uploading them to the taxpayers’ e-filing account.

  • JNU campus row: Student gives eyewitness account

    The developments over past few days with regard to JNU row are numerous. While entire nation harboring an opinion over the bleakness and validity of  situation swamping one of the premier academic institutions of country,  a student who claimed to be present at the meeting held on 9th February,  recited the sequence of events that resulted in the arrest of JNUSU  president Kanhaiya Kumar, sparking a huge controversy throughout the state. 

  • New shark detection system on trial at Sydney beach

    Sydney: In a bid to reduce shark attacks, a new shark detection system, described as “facial recognition technology for marine life” is being trialled at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. The system called ‘Clever Buoy’ picks up on any animal two metres or longer within a 300-metre radius, sending a signal to lifeguards via an app on their phones.