Free Press Journal

Daily Round-up: Headlines @ 9 pm on Jan 11, 2016


Pathankot attack probe: India to move Interpol

Ammunition and other equipment recovered from the terrorists after they were killed were made in Pakistan. NIA to secure Interpol’s black corner notice on four dead terrorists in Pathankot to seek information on unidentified bodies.

Indo-Pak peace talks: Sushma meets Rajnath

In a clear message, India has linked the FS-level talks to Islamabad’s “prompt and decisive” action in the Pathankot terror attack for which it has provided “actionable intelligence”.

SC questions practice banning entry of women at Sabarimala

The Supreme Court today questioned the tradition of the highly religious temple of Sabarimala of banning women in puberty from entering the temple premises and asked the temple authorities to provide with a remedy and quash the practice of keeping women away from the temple premises.

Sanjay Dutt to be released from Yerwada jail on Feb 25

serving five-year sentence at the Yerawada central prison in Pune for illegal possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle in 1993 serial blasts case, will be released on February 25.

Court allows Swamy’s plea to summon documents in Herald case

Delhi court today allowed Subramanian Swamy’s plea to summon the documents from the Ministries of Finance, Urban Development and Corporate Affairs, Income Tax Department and other agencies in the National Herald case.

Pope Francis urges Europe to keep welcoming migrants

The sheer size of the influx was causing “inevitable problems” and raising concerns about “changes in the cultural and social structures” of host countries – Pope said.

Pakistan opposes preconditions for Afghan peace talks

“It is important that no preconditions are attached to the reconciliation process, as it will create difficulties in bringing Taliban to the negotiating table,” said Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Iran sacks senior security official over Saudi embassy attack

The mission and the Saudi consulate in Mashhad, Iran’s  second city, were attacked and torched on January 2 in anger over Riyadh’s execution of Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent cleric from the kingdom’s Shiite minority.

Maha mulling change in office timings to reduce crowding in local trains

The Bombay High Court had earlier suggested that office timings of Maharashtra government offices be changed from the usual 10 am to 5 pm. “What if some department begins work after 11 am ? Some offices can work on weekends and have holidays on weekdays. The question was raised in wake of increasing crowd in Mumbai locals.

Crime against women: Install CCTVs in schools, suggests HC

The Bombay High court today ordered to install CCTVs in all the school premises after a 9 year old girl was sexually harassed in the school’s washroom in dadar in Mumbai. The order came in the wake of insecurity for women and children in society including both work place and educational institutions.

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SC to hear petitions to quash Jallikattu notification

The central government, in a gazette notification, removed bulls form the list of animals that are banned from public display.

Pathankot attack: Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh at NIA HQ

Singh was allegedly abducted while riding a personal vehicle which was hijacked and later used by the terrorists on the night of 31st of last month.

Delhi HC to decide odd-even scheme continuation today

The High Court on Friday had reserved its order on the various petitions challenging the Delhi government’s scheme.

And the Golden Globe winners are…

Everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Leonardo DiCaprio marked their presence at the glamours event.

Bold black, somber white rule at 2016 Golden Globe red carpet

The best actress nominee, Blanchett, went for an unusual white-pink and fringed Givenchy gown.

Fallen FIFA chief Blatter to appeal eight-year ban

Blatter, who has headed FIFA since 1998, was also fined 50,000 Swiss francs while Platini, a FIFA vice-president, was fined 80,000 Swiss francs.