Free Press Journal

Daily Round-Up: News Headlines @ 7pm on Dec 29


B S Bassi

Jaya allots houses for people who lost homes in deluge

The government has also announced that families that relocate would get an allowance of Rs 5000 towards shifting expenses.

Jawan remanded to 4 days PC in connection with gangrape

Tripathy, of Eastern Command headquarters, had allegedly compelled the 14-year-old, who had boarded the compartment at Howrah station, to consume alcohol.

TN Muslim organisation’s fatwa against Patanjali products

“According to the beliefs of Muslims, cow’s urine is haram which should not be used. Therefore, TNTJ issues a fatwa that products of Patanjali are haram”.

Bassi urges people to not misuse exemption in odd-even scheme

“I appeal to people in Delhi not to start their new years by lying about medical emergencies to evade the scheme, which is largely based on common trust”.

Early earthquake warning system to be launched in India

India is set to get its first early earthquake warning and security system with the launch of an advanced technology by Germany-based Secty Electronics.

18 killed in attack outside government office in Pakistan

At least 18 people were killed and 40 others were injured in a blast outside a government office in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Bharti Airtel launches Wynk Games

Bharti Airtel  announced the beta launch of ‘Wynk Games’ with a library of over 2,000 global and local games.


Updated at 4 pm

DDCA official sought sex for selection: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) official of asking for sex in return for selection of cricketers.

Pune Police arrests two for Pune Infosys campus rape

Two Pune Infosys campus employees were arrested on Tuesday in connection with an alleged rape of a woman.

Return of ‘jungle raj’ in Bihar was evident: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that it was evident that ‘jungle raj’ would return in the state post the victory of the grand alliance in the state assembly polls.

‘Time for print media to strike back’: Arun Jaitley

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the print media needs to strike back as the dividing line between facts and opinions has become very blur.

Pakistan executes 4 terrorists for army school attack

Four terrorists were executed in Pakistan for their involvement in last year’s Army Public School attack in Peshawar, a media report said on Tuesday.

12 killed in blast at government office in Pakistan

At least 12 people were killed and 25 others were injured in a blast at a government office in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Chinese golfer Liang Wen-chong appointed Team Asia vice captain

Team Asia captain Jeev Milkha Singh has appointed Chinese golfer Liang Wen-chong as vice captain for the EurAsia Cup which will be staged at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from January 15 to 17, 2016.

Saradha scam: CBI searches against Samruddha Jeevan Group

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches in 58 places in Maharashtra and Odisha against the Samruddha Jeevan Group of Companies in connection with the ongoing investigation of two chit-fund cases.

Only Kerala five star hotel bars can serve liquor: SC

Tipplers in Kerala were left wringing their hands in despair as the Supreme Court upheld the state policy to restrict service and consumption of liquor at bars in five star hotels only — a verdict that was hailed by the Oommen Chandy government.

Subramaniam is compromising his position: Justice (Retd.) R S Sodhi

Justice (Retd.) R.S. Sodhi on Tuesday lashed out at former solicitor general Gopal Subramaniam for seeking best officers from the Centre in the DDCA scam probe and said that the latter is merely compromising his position and drawing power from a totally illegal notification.

Asia’s largest underground railway station to open in China

Asia’s largest underground railway station will open on Wednesday in the China’s Shenzhen city, enabling high-speed trains to slash the travel time between Guangzhou and Hong Kong to half an hour.

Nine injured in house collapse, one feared trapped

At least nine people were injured and one person is feared trapped when a single-storey “dilapidated” house in Bhiwandi township of the district collapsed early this morning, police said.

Soon dial 9 on your cell phone for distress alert to cops

In a bid to ensure the safety of Indian citizens specially women and children, the government is all set to roll out a panic alert facility to help those in distress.