Free Press Journal
  • Conditions for India’s APEC membership more favourable: Rudd

    Washington: With India becoming the fastest growing economy among emerging markets and China showing signs of a slowdown, conditions for India’s membership of APEC are more favourable than in the past, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has said.

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    Jewellers fear excise inspector raj, down shutters

    Chennai: Fearing excise duty inspector raj, around 35,000 jewellery shops in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry have decided to down shutters for three days starting Wednesday, said a senior official of the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF).

  • Philippines probes attack on IS-targeted top Saudi cleric

    Zamboanga (Philippines):  Philippine authorities were today probing an assassination attempt against an influential Saudi preacher who was on an Islamic State hit list, after the gunman was killed and two suspects arrested.

  • HP CM Virbhadra Singh to reply on CBI plea agst HP HC order

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response of HP Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on CBI’s plea seeking vacation of the Himachal Pradesh High Court’s interim order restraining the agency from arresting, interrogating or filing a charge sheet against him in a disproportionate assets case. The agency moved the application before a bench of Justice Pratibha Rani, who issued a notice to Singh and posted the matter for hearing on April 4.

  • Actors Jagdish, Siddiq in Congress candidates draft list

    Thiruvananthapuram: Popular film stars Jagdish and Siddiq have found place in the draft list of the Congress candidates which is being finalised for the upcoming assembly elections, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) said on Wednesday.

  • IFC launches innovative Masala Bond for India in Japan

    Washington: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched its first Uridashi Masala Bond, mobilising Rs.300 million ($4.3 million) directly from Japanese household investors to promote private sector development in India.

  • Cross-over of legislators continues; Kodumuru MLA joins TDP

    Vijayawada: After YSR Congress legislator from Patapatnam in Srikakulam, yet another MLA left the opposition and crossed over to the ruling Telugu Desam in Andhra Pradesh today. With this, the total number of YSRC MLAs to have crossed over to the TDP increased to seven. Another YSRC MLA is set to return to the TDP on March 4.

  • Pakistan to act against all terror groups without discrimination

    Washington: Pakistan has committed to take effective action against all terrorist groups including Lashkar-e-Taeba and its affiliates, held responsible for Mumbai terror attacks, and not let its territory be used to destabilise other countries.

  • Novel sponge to clear oil spills effectively

    London: A highly effective mechanical sponge can clear oil spills using foams with interconnected open porous structures through which water can flow easily, scientists say.

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    Sonam disappointed with ‘Neerja’ piracy in Pakistan

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor is disappointed with her Pakistani fans, who are watching pirated versions of her film “Neerja”. She also questioned the logic behind the film’s ban in the neighbouring country.

  • Defeats are damaging our morale, says peeved Mathews

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Angelo Mathews made no bones about the fact that the string of defeats has had “damaging” effect on their morale ahead of the ICC World T20 in India starting next week.

  • After Katheria, another BJP MP spews ‘anti-Muslim’ venom

    Bengaluru: In further embarrassment for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a party MP from Karnataka has associated Islam with terrorism just days after the hate speech against the Muslim community by Minister of State for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ram Shankar Katheria at a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) event in Agra.

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    Ishrat Jahan case: Sonia defends Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Amid the furore over former undersecretary R.V.S. Mani’s revelations in the Ishrat Jahan case, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday told her party MPs that former home minister P. Chidambaram has already explained his position, adding that the grand old party has been targeted since it has been in the government.

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    Kapil Sharma wants to have Narendra Modi on his new show

    Mumbai: He has invited biggest celebrities from Bollywood and sports on his popular TV show but comedian Kapil Sharma now wishes to have politicians as guests on his new show, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose story he finds “inspirational”.

  • Bumrah has been good with new as well as old ball: Dhoni

    Mirpur: The emergence of young Jasprit Bumrah as a potent “death overs” bowler has come as a huge “relief” for Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who complimented the Gujarat lad for being equally effective with the new ball.