Free Press Journal
  • Open-ended warrant issued against Nirav Modi in ED case

    Mumbai: A court here today issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant (NBW) against fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi and others in cases related to the over USD 2 billion fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB). Special judge for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) cases M S Azmi ordered the issuance of the NBW against Modi and 12 other absconding accused, including Modi’s family members.

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    Maharashtra to attempt untie the tangled knot of Maratha quotas

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has convened an all-party meeting on Saturday in a bid to disentangle the tangled knot of Maratha reservations which sparked a statewide agitation, at least three deaths, and resignations by five legislators.

  • Reliance Jio sees 20% growth in Q1 net profit at Rs 612 cr

    New Delhi: Telecom major Reliance Jio today reported a 19.9 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 612 crore for April-June 2018 over the previous quarter, and said its strong first quarter performance is “despite competitive intensity”. The company had registered a net profit of Rs 510 crore in the January-March 2018, Reliance Jio said in a statement. The Reliance Industries’ telecom arm had posted a loss of Rs 21.27 crore

  • US economic growth hits fastest rate since 2014, Donald Trump rejoices

    Washington: The US economy grew at a 4.1 per cent rate, the strongest pace in nearly four years during the second quarter, powered by a rebound in consumer spending, exports and firm business investment, the Commerce Department said on Friday. US President Donald Trump cheered the numbers, holding an impromptu press conference outside the White House to tout the “amazing” growth and said “this is just the beginning”.

  • 29 booked for rioting, activists cry police brutality in Ahmedabad

    Ahmedabad: Three policemen were injured in stone-pelting by members of a notified tribe during checking of vehicles to prevent liquor smuggling in Chharanagar area here, following which 29 persons were booked for rioting and other offences, police said on Friday.

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    Sitharaman lied on Rafale deal, PM Modi compromised national interest: Congress

    New Delhi: Taking a sharp dig at the Narendra Modi government, the Congress party on Friday accused Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of “lying” on Reliance Defence Limited, which it said didn’t have the experience in manufacturing fighter jets, having secured an offset contract from Dassault Aviation for Rs.30,000 crore and a consequent ‘Lifecycle Cost Contract of Rs. 1 lakh crore in the Rafale deal. Stressing that national interest was being compromised by

  • Meghna Gulzar speaks about her film on Sam Manekshaw

    Acclaimed filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, who has a knack of telling gripping real life stories through her movies, says that her forthcoming film based on the life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw will not fall under the category of biopic.

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    I’m not a born model, says Kareena Kapoor Khan

    I’m a born actress, not a born model, Kareena Kapoor Khan said as she shimmered in a heavily embellished 30 kg golden ensemble at a couture gala on Thursday night. Kareena said she felt “glamorous” and “beautiful” in the Falguni and Shane Peacock lehenga with a Parisian touch at the gala.

  • Don’t understand the term quintessential hero of Hindi films: Rajkummar Rao

    Rajkummar Rao, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film “Stree”, says that he doesn’t understand the term quintessential hero in Hindi films. Asked whether he ultimately feels like a hero of Hindi films as he has featured in a number of successful films and won prestigious awards, Rajkummar said,”I don’t know how a hero feels honestly. I feel like an actor and I wanted to be an actor.

  • Withdraw cases against Maratha quota protesters: NCP leader Dhananjay Munde to Maharashtra government

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Dhananjay Munde asked today the Maharashtra government to withdraw police cases filed against Maratha reservation protesters, saying the action smacked of “vendetta”. In a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council said Maratha protesters were being falsely implicated in criminal cases related to stone pelting, arson and attempt to murder.

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    IPS officer seeks discharge in Prajapati fake encounter case

    Mumbai: IPS officer Vipul Aggarwal, an accused in the Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case, today sought a discharge, claiming parity with former Gujarat ATS chief D G Vanzara and others who have got a similar relief. Aggarwal, whose discharge plea was rejected by a special CBI court here last November, has moved the Bombay High Court.

  • 86 killed, 23 million affected by China floods, landslides

    Beijing: At least 86 people have been killed and around 23 million have been affected due to floods, landslides and other natural disasters in China, official disaster relief authorities said on Friday.

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    Jammu and Kashmir: Militants open fire inside bank after bid to loot fails; 3 injured

    Srinagar: Three people were injured as militants opened fire inside a bank branch in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district today after their bid to rob the bank was foiled by an alert sentry. Two civilians and a bank guard sustained injuries in the attack in Mohanpura area of the district, a police spokesperson said.

  • PM Modi’s autograph turns 19-Year-Old Bengali girl celebrity, gets 2 marriage proposals

    Rita Mudi a 19-year-old gets two marriage proposals at her doorstep after she got an autograph from PM Narendra Modi and  soon after that she became a celebrity in her Salgera village in Bankura’s Ranibandh , which is 230km outside Kolkata. Rita is a second year student at the Bankura Christian College.

  • Mob lynching: Jharkhand SPs to be appointed as nodal officers

    Ranchi: The superintendents of police (SPs) in 24 districts of the state will be appointed as nodal officers for monitoring social media content and checking incidents of mob lynching, a top officer said today.