Free Press Journal
  • China told to cease construction in Pakistani Kashmir: Army

    Jammu: India has told China to case its reported construction activities in parts of Pakistani Kashmir, the Indian Army said on Friday. A spokesman for the army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command said in a statement: “There have been no instances of incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory.” At the same time, he added that there was no commonly delineated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China.

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    BJP to raise chopper deal issue during campaigning in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: BJP is planning to corner the Congress-led UDF over the AgustaWestland chopper deal case during campaigning in the May 16 assembly polls in Kerala. “The issue of bribes in the chopper deal that was inked during UPA regime is going to be a major point for debate in the coming days,” BJP State President Kummanom Rajasekharan told PTI in an interview in the midst of campaigning here today. Rajasekharan took a

  • Notices issued to all those named in Panama Papers: Govt

    New Delhi: Government today said in the Lok Sabha that it has issued notices to all the people named in the Panama Papers but tax laws do not allow the proceedings to be made public till cases are filed in courts. Responding to questions on tax evasion and black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Panama Papers leak case, notices have been issued to all those whose names have appeared.

  • India, Papua New Guinea agree for regular consultations between FMs

    Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea): India and Papua New Guinea have agreed to establish a mechanism for regular consultations between the Foreign Ministries of both countries aimed at diversifying and further strengthening bilateral cooperation in areas of shared interest. “In order to promote greater mutual understanding and to strengthen people-to-people contacts, and India has extended visa-on-arrival facility for the nationals of all Pacific Island Countries with effect from 2015. In a gesture

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    Mehbooba for Indo-Pak talks, says Muslim nations ‘worst victims of terrorism’

    Jammu (J-K): Pitching strongly for peace between India and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday urged both countries to join hands against terrorism while asserting that funds spent on animosity can instead be diverted towards ‘good purpose’. Dubbing terrorism as the biggest threat faced by nations across the globe, Mehbooba told reporters that Muslim nations are the worst victims of terrorism. “Nations across the world are coming closer,

  • Heavy security deployment for 5th phase of Bengal polls

    Kolkata : To pre-empt chances of violence during fifth phase of polling in West Bengal tomorrow, a strong contingent of 90,000 personnel of central and state police forces have been deployed in three poll-bound districts of the state. Election Commission officials said they have deployed around 680 companies of central police forces and over 20,000 state police personnel in over 53 constituencies of South 24 Parganas, Kolkata South and Hooghly districts going

  • Facebook reports surge in revenue from ads

    California: Social networking giant Facebook has announced an increase of 15 per cent in active users and as a result surge in advertising revenues as well by 57 per cent. “We had a great start to the year. We are focused on our 10-year roadmap to give everyone in the world the power to share anything they want with anyone,” said founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Last month, the site announced that

  • Protesting Iranian refugee dies in Australia

    Sydney: An Iranian refugee who set himself on fire in protest against Australia’s offshore refugee resettlement programme has died, officials said on Friday. Australia maintains harsh border protection policies, transferring “illegal maritime arrivals” to one of two offshore detention centres in Papua New Guinea or Nauru, Xinhua news agency reported. The 23-year-old man set himself on fire earlier this week in protest against his treatment at Nauru which has often been criticised

  • Apple turns Twitter into ‘news app’ in App Store

    New York: After reporting dismal results this week, micro-blogging website Twitter is no longer pitted against social networks like Facebook and is now categorised under the “news” section in the Apple’s App Store.

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    ICICI Bank Q4 net tanks 76% to Rs 702 cr

    New Delhi: Top private sector lender ICICI Bank today reported 75.97 per cent decline in standalone net profit at Rs 701.89 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31 on account of 2-fold rise in provisioning for bad loans.

  • Court orders framing of charges against Naveen Jindal, others

    New Delhi: A special court today ordered framing of charges against industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and 13 others for criminal conspiracy, cheating and other offences in a coal block allocation scam case.

  • Resolve women entry issue in Sabarimala through consensus: BJP

    Thiruvananthapuram: Amid a debate over permitting women of all age groups to worship at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, BJP in Kerala feels that political parties should not interfere in the issue and it should be resolved through consensus among the stakeholders.

  • Gucci warns shops over funeral fakes

    Hong Kong: Italian luxury fashion house Gucci has sent warning letters to Hong Kong shops not to sell paper versions of its branded products as offerings to the dead, a report said on Friday. Paper replicas of items like mansions, cars, iPads and luxury bags are burnt in the belief when people die so they can use them in the afterlife, BBC reported. “We fully respect the funeral context and we trust

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    Mallya lashes out at electronic media, says it is inflaming government

    New Delhi: Lashing out at the media, and specifically electronic media, fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya has said electronic media is playing a huge role in not just moulding public opinion, but also inflaming the government to a very large extent.

  • Sunny Leone bats for shelters, street dogs in PETA campaign

    Mumbai: Actress Sunny Leone is appearing in a new People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) advertisement headlined “Be an Angel for Animals! Adopt a Dog From the Street or a Shelter”.

  • Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel during a road show for Municipal Corporation Elections in Ahmedabad.

    Guj announces 10 pc quota for EBCs to placate agitating Patels

    Ahmedabad: Under pressure due to Patel quota agitation, BJP government in Gujarat today announced 10 per cent reservation for the economically backward among upper castes, which include Patidars, with a family income cap of Rs 6 lakh a year to avail the benefit.

  • SRH looks to bounce back against RCB tomorrow

    Hyderabad: Their winning momentum punctured after a loss to Rising Pune Supergiants, Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to get back to their winning ways when they take on a struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL Twenty20 match here tomorrow.