Free Press Journal
  • Sensex jumps 416 pts on Fed pledge, cabinet nod for GST

    Mumbai: Stocks rebounded sharply after a short-term breakdown after a hectic short covering-led relief rally even as rupee recouped from their multi-month lows on deferral of rate hike by the US Fed.

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    Sonia Gandhi hospitalised, stable

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi was Thursday admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for an infection in the lower respiratory tract. Her condition was stable, a hospital official said.

  • Jadavpur University chancellor warns against convocation boycott

    Kolkata: Nearly three months after Jadavpur University erupted in protests over a police crackdown on agitating students, yet another showdown looms large with many students set to boycott the convocation even though West Bengal Governor and university chancellor K.N. Tripathi has warned against it.

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    Cameroon army kills 116 Boko Haram militants

    Yaounde: Cameroon’s army killed 116 Boko Haram fighters Wednesday when the insurgents attacked an army base in the far north region of Amchide, the country’s defence ministry said Thursday.

  • Tipsarevic withdraws from 2015 Chennai Open

    Chennai: Former Chennai Open champion Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic Thursday withdrew from the tournament as he is yet to recover fully from a foot injury he underwent earlier this year, a statement from the organisers said.

  • Chinese village petitions to expel HIV-infected eight-year-old

    Beijing: The inhabitants of Shufangya, a village in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, have been collecting signatures on a petition to expel an eight-year-old boy from the village because he is infected with the HIV virus.

  • DDA criticized over corruption, shortage of houses

    New Delhi: The urban development ministry has criticized the DDA over the huge shortage of houses in Delhi especially for the economically weaker sections (EWS), in an official report released Thursday.

  • New Yemeni government wins trust vote

    Sanaa: Yemen’s parliament has given a vote of confidence to the new government headed by Khaled Bahah, news reports said Thursday.

  • FC Goa coach Zico lambasts referee for denying penalty

    Margao: Slamming referee Ravshan Iramatov for denying his side a penalty, baffled FC Goa coach Zico has questioned the wisdom of putting the controversial Uzbekistani at the helm of the crucial Indian Super League (ISL) second leg semi-final play-off match against Atletico de Kolkata.

  • North Korea accuses Europe of participating in CIA torture

    Seoul: North Korea Thursday criticised the alleged participation of European countries in torture carried out by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a fresh attempt to discredit the UN resolution that denounces human rights violations by the Kim Jong-un regime.

  • Senior IS leader dies in coalition bombing in Iraq

    Mosul (Iraq): A senior leader of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group has been killed in airstrikes carried out by the US-led international coalition in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, a Kurdish source told Efe news agency Thursday.

  • SRK meets Stanford University students in Mumbai 

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan met a few select students of the prestigious Stanford University here Thursday, and shared some of his life’s experiences with them, including learning that “frailties and failures need to be celebrated”.

  • CBI files three charge sheets in NRHM case

    New Delhi: The CBI Thursday filed three charge sheets in three separate cases against five people in connection with alleged irregularities in upgradation of 134 hospitals in Uttar Pradesh under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

  • Sandeep all gung-ho for 2015 Hockey India League

    New Delhi: Still smarting from his side Punjab Warriors’ loss in the summit clash of the Hockey India League (HIL) last year, veteran penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh Thursday promised to come out all guns blazing in the third edition of the league starting Jan 22, next year.

  • UN agency seeks global funding for Gaza destruction

    Gaza: UN Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East Thursday called on international donors to help deal with the unprecedented destruction in the Gaza Strip.