Free Press Journal
  • Two more held in Ramulu murder case; hunt for prime suspect on

    Hyderabad: Two more persons allegedly involved in the murder of TRS leader K Ramulu were today arrested in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh even as police formed special teams to nab former Naxal leader Nayeem, who is the prime suspect in the case, police said.

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    Rupee rebounds 30 p Vs USD to end at over 11-month peak

    Mumbai: The rupee today rose by 30 paise, its biggest single-day gain in a week, to close at over 11-month peak of 58.47 against dollar following renewed selling of the US currency by exporters and a recovery in local equities.

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    NCP blames Manmohan, Sonia’s ‘failure’ to connect with masses

    Mumbai: The NCP today attributed the drubbing the Congress-led UPA has received in polls mainly to the “communication deficit” on part of outgoing prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi and also to issues like hike in prices of fuel and LPG cylinders by the ruling dispensation.

  • Mehta created misunderstanding, IOA apologised: AIBA

    New Delhi: Furious with the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta, the International Boxing Association today said his claims that the IOA was not kept in the loop while approving the group to run Indian boxing were “ill-informed” and created a “misunderstanding”.

  • CCTV network in 14 major stations in Southern Railway

    Coimbatore: Security has been tightened in 14 major stations of Southern Railway with the installation of CCTV network in the aftermath of the recent twin bomb blasts at Chennai Central station, a top official said today.

  • New govt’s plans show progressive mindset: Ficci

    New Delhi: The new government’s plans to restructure ministries and have strong Centre-state relations with focus on long term development show its “progressive mindset” that will ensure speedy clearances, Ficci said today.

  • ECB to charge Vincent for alleged match-fixing

    London: In a first of its kind, former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and his Sussex county team-mate Naved Arif are set to be charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board for fixing the outcome of a county match in 2011.

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    Kerala lines up week-long activities for No Tobacco Day

    Thiruvananthapuram: Tobacco control programmes aimed at the vulnerable and other sections of population would be the highlight of the state-level activities in Kerala to mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) that falls on May 31.

  • Weather may influence sex of offspring!

    Toronto: The soaring temperature may not determine whether you give birth to a boy or a girl, but whether an insect would have a male or female offspring depends on the temperature.

  • Assets of 165 re-elected Lok Sabha MPs shoot up by 137 pc

    New Delhi: The assets of 165 MPs re-elected to the 16th Lok Sabha have on an average risen by a whopping 137 per cent between 2009 and 2014, and the highest increase in assets among them was that of BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha.
    According to a report of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), the assets of the actor-turned politician who was re-elected from Patna Sahib seat in Bihar, grew by a whopping 778 per

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    Two players approached by bookies in this IPL: Gavaskar

    Kolkata: The interim president of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar today admitted that two cricketers were approached by the bookies and the matter has been reported to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit officials (ACSU).

  • Chopper deal: SG cautions against CBI questioning Goa, WB guvs

    New Delhi: Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran has cautioned CBI against questioning the governors of Goa and West Bengal in its VVIP helicopter deal investigation even as witnesses, pointing out that they enjoy constitutional immunity.

  • UN launches campaign on gender equality

    New Delhi: The UN Thursday launched a year-long campaign aimed at mobilising governments and people in favour of gender equality.

  • Modi’s invite to SAARC leaders evokes warm response,

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi’s initiative to invite leaders of all SAARC countries for his swearing-in ceremony has evoked a warm response with the Afghan, Maldivian and Sri Lankan presidents and the Bhutanese and Nepalese prime ministers confirming their participation. Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif was yet to take a decision about participating.

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    RCB put Knight Riders in to bat

    Kolkata: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League match here today.

  • Vodafone India may overtake UK by revenues in next few years

    New Delhi: Led by strong growth in service revenue and accelerated data performance, Vodafone India is all set to overtake UK to become the top contributor to the Group’s revenues in next few years.