Free Press Journal
  • Pak court seeks Punjab govt’s reply on Saeed’s detention

    Lahore : A Pakistani court on Wednesday served a notice on the Punjab government seeking a reply on the petition filed by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and four others challenging their house arrest under the anti-terrorism act.

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    Mumbai: Central Railway to outsource public address system

    Mumbai: The Central Railway has planned to outsource the operation of public address system on the platforms of main line and harbour line railway stations. The outsourcing has been planned to ensure announcements are made through these systems on all stations and commuters get the information regarding the trains even during the night hours.

  • N Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing: Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur : Detectives probing the assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother want to question a North Korean diplomat, Malaysia’s top policeman said on Wednesday.

  • Bombay HC to mull hiking compensation for rape victims

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday said that it would decide at a later stage whether the Maharashtra government should be directed to hike the compensation to rape and acid attack victims, from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. The HC had earlier said that the compensation that is fixed for all the offences against women must be decided on ‘case-to-case’ basis.

  • UK Muslim teacher denied entry into US despite visa

    London : A 25-year-old Bangladeshi-origin British Muslim teacher travelling on a school trip from Iceland to New York was allegedly denied entry to the US despite a valid visa, an incident that left his students “shocked and distressed”.

  • Chelsea Clinton’s 2-yr-old attends her first protest, a Muslim solidarity rally

    New York : The two-year-old daughter of Chelsea Clinton is the new activist in town. Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky, for the first time joined her mother Chelsea, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton, to attend the ‘I am a Muslim too’ rally at the iconic Times Square in New York City on Sunday, The Hill reported.

  • Indore: UK, Schengen countries to organise visa camps in city

    Indore: The financial capital of state is catching the attention of foreign countries as overseas fliers from the city and the region are increasing steadily. This is evident as European countries, one after another, are organising Visa Facility Services (VFS) through mobile biometric camps in the city. United Kingdom (UK) and Schengen countries will organise VFS camps in the city next month for fifth and sixth time respectively.

  • IMF: India’s GDP may slow down to 6.6% post-note ban

    Washington : India’s growth is projected to slow to 6.6 per cent in 2016-17 fiscal due to the strains that have emerged in the economy as a result of “temporary disruptions” caused by demonetisation, the IMF said on Wednesday.

  • Idea of bank to tackle bad loans gaining traction: Subramanian

    New Delhi : The idea of setting up a state- owned asset reconstruction company (ARC) or bad bank to deal with mounting NPAs is gaining traction and it needs to be created quickly, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian said on Wednesday.

  • BMC elections: Congress complains to SEC against Aamir, BJP

    Mumbai: The General Secretary of Mumbai Pradesh Congress Committee, Sachin Sawant, on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the State Election Commission seeking registration of offence for the violation of code conduct and requested to take a stern action against the Bollywood star Aamir Khan, Bhartiya Janta Party and Mumbai First, a Non government organisation (NGO). The advertisement was issued by an NGO, Mumbai First, urging the city to vote and talked about potholes and garbage

  • Review rules on tariffs for telecom sector growth, TC tells Trai

    New Delhi : The inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission on Wednesday asked the sector regulator Trai to implement orders on promotional mobile tariffs in “letter and spirit” and review existing rules to ensure financial growth of the industry.

  • Taxman to scrutinise loan deposits: ‘Operation clean money’

    New Delhi :  The Income Tax department may initiate penal action and impose an equivalent penalty in select cases of loan amount deposits of Rs 20,000 or more as part of the ‘Operation Clean Money’ to check stash post demonetisation.

  • Right time to hunt Kangaroos

    Pune : On a fairytale 19-match unbeaten streak, India would seek extension of their incredible dominance on home turf when they clash against an aggressive Australia in the four-Test series, beginning here today.

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella helps realise Digital India vision with tech push

    Mumbai: Modi’s dream to shape the digital transformation of India has picked up pace recently. Roughly 17 months ago, Microsoft made an investment to bring cloud technology to India. The premise was to bring technological advancement to all sectors of society and the economy to transform India from a digitally poor nation to a digitally rich one. Since then, Microsoft, with the help and support of the government, has taken several steps to bring about