Free Press Journal
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    PVR ties up with Paytm to sell movie tickets

    New Delhi: PVR plans to sell movie tickets worth Rs 250-300 crore using Paytm’s platform in the first year of their association as the two firms tied up today to sell cinema tickets. The two firms today announced to bring PVR’s movie tickets to Paytm’s e-commerce platform as the latter forays into the online movie ticket segment.

  • J&K deadlock: Mehbooba to meet PM Modi in Delhi

    New Delhi: With the uncertainty over the formation of a government in Jammu  and Kashmir refusing to die down, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti  arrived here on Monday afternoon to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    J-K deadlock: Mehbooba to meet PM Modi in Delhi

    New Delhi – With the uncertainty over the formation of a government in Jammu and Kashmir refusing to die down, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti arrived here on Monday afternoon to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Jewellers divided on stirke call off, shops closed in many parts

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Jewellers are divided on calling off their strike against imposition of excise duty with more than half of the industry continuing with their 20-day old stir demanding rollback of the budget proposal.

  • Sedition case: Gilani gets release order

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today issued the warrant for the release of former Delhi University lecturer SAR Gilani, who was granted bail by a court here in a sedition case in connection with a Press Club event here.

  • Low gut microbe diversity may trigger diabetes, obesity

    Washington: Reduced microbiotic richness in the human gut due to decreased dietary diversity is associated with common diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, scientists say. Changes in farming practices over the last 50 years have resulted in decreased agro-diversity which, in turn, has resulted in decreased dietary diversity, researchers said.

  • Herald case: Court seeks balance sheet of Congress party

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today directed the Congress party to submit its balance sheet for the year 2010- 2011 in compliance with its order in the National Herald case in which Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son Rahul and five others are accused.

  • Bhujbal PMLA case: ED attaches sugar mill, land worth RS 55 cr

    Mumbai: Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached a sugar mill and 290 acres of prime land worth Rs 55 crore in Maharashtra’s Nashik district in connection with its money laundering probe against former PWD minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and others.

  • 26 pro-regime fighters killed battling IS in Syria

    Beirut: At least 26 pro-government fighters were killed battling the Islamic State group near Palmyra on today as Damascus stepped up a bid to recapture the ancient city, a monitoring group said. “IS thwarted an offensive by Syrian regime loyalists as they pressed an advance some four kilometres (two and a half miles) from Palmyra, and at least 26 fighters were killed,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • Myanmar president-elect says ethnic ministry ‘vital’ for peace

    Naypyidaw (Myanmar): Myanmar’s new president-elect told lawmakers today that plans to create a new ethnic affairs ministry were “vital” as he put efforts to heal relations with minorities at the heart of policy in a nation torn by civil wars and sectarian conflict. Htin Kyaw, a close confidante of Aung San Suu Kyi who will rule as her proxy, indicated that tackling the legacy of half a century of civil wars in ethnic minority borderlands will be a major priority

  • Turkey hunting alleged IS trio suspected of planning attacks

    Istanbul: Turkish police were searching today for three alleged Islamic State members suspected of planning further attacks after a suspected IS suicide bombing in Istanbul that killed four foreigners, media reported. Turkish media published photographs of the three suspects, named as Haci Ali Dumaz, Savas Yildiz et Yunus Durmaz. According to police sources quoted by Dogan news agency, the three- all Turkish nationals- are believed to be planning attacks in busy public spaces, including in Istanbul.

  • IDBI Bank unions against privatisation, call strike from March 28

    Mumbai: IDBI Bank employees’ unions have called a four-day countrywide strike from March 28 to oppose the government’s move to dilute its stake in the bank announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting budget 2016-17 last month.

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    Coal scam: Court to pronounce verdict in JIPL case on Mar 28

    New Delhi: A special court today fixed March 28 for pronouncing its judgement in a coal scam case in which Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL) and its two Directors are facing trial in a case pertaining to allotment of a Jharkhand coal block to the firm.

  • N Korea fires five short-range missiles into sea

    Seoul: North Korea today fired five short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast – the latest in a series of missile launches ordered by leader Kim Jong-Un amid rising military tensions. The launches came just days after the North test-fired two medium-range missiles, in what the UN Security Council described as an “unacceptable” violation of UN resolutions. Tensions have been soaring on the divided Korean peninsula since the North carried out its fourth nuclear test on January 6, followed

  • In favourable conditions we are a hard team to beat Ashwin

    New Delhi: India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today said that “under favourable conditions”, the hosts will be a “hard side to beat” in the ongoing World T20. India lost to New Zealand on a turner in the opening game but beat Pakistan easily in their next game on a similar surface.”I think, we are a very good team. On our day and under conditions favourable for us, we are going to be a pretty hard side to beat,” Ashwin told