Free Press Journal
  • Russian woman identified as Istanbul suicide bomber

    Istanbul: A Russian woman has been identified as the suicide bomber in Tuesday’s blast at a police station in Istanbul which killed a police officer and injured another, media reported Thursday.

  • German nurse admits killing 30 terminally-ill patients

    Berlin: A German nurse charged with the murder of three patients and the attempted murder of two others has admitted to killing 30 terminally-ill patients, according to the psychiatric report presented in court Thursday.

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    Poll panel orders action against fake voters

    New Delhi: The poll panel Thursday directed all its district election officers here to initiate action against the citizens who have filed wrong information while enlisting themselves as voters.

  • 50,000 jobs target unrealistic: Goa minister

    Panaji: The Goa government’s promise of providing 50,000 jobs by 2017 was unrealistic and unattainable and the BJP-led coalition would require another term to achieve the target, state Industries Minister Mahadev Naik said Thursday.

  • Haryana not to register over-sized vehicles after one year

    Chandigarh: A day after transporters in the state called off their strike, the Haryana government made it clear Thursday that no new transport vehicle will be registered if it is not compliant with the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 within one year.

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    Clarify TMC leaders’ role in terror group funding, BJP asks Mamata

    Kolkata: BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh Thursday asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clarify the role of a Trinamool Congress MP and other state politicians in alleged money exchanges linked to Bangladeshi terror groups, ahead of her visit to the country.

  • LPG cylinder explodes in residential building, man killed

    Mumbai: A 26-year-old man was killed and an elderly woman critically injured in a major fire spread by explosion of an LPG cylinder at a residential building near J J Hospital in South Mumbai today.

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    I-T cases against Jayalalithaa, Sasikala withdrawn

    Chennai: The 18-year-old income tax (I-T) department proceedings against AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa and her close aide Sasikala were closed Thursday.

  • Reserve prices for 900 MHz spectrum too high: COAI

    New Delhi: The reserve prices proposed by the government for 900 MHz band in the upcoming telecom airwave auction are too high, the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI) said Thursday.

  • Kerala company to supply Arabic spices

    Kochi:  The Kochi-based Rs.1,400-crore Synthite Group in Kerala will supply Arabic spices to Middle-East countries, an official said Thursday.

  • Ancelotti defends Ronaldo absence in Real Madrid’s defeat

    Madrid: Spanish football club Real Madrid’s coach Carlo Ancelotti was forced to defend his decision to leave talismanic striker Cristiano Ronaldo out of the starting line-up in his side’s 0-2 Kings Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid.

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    Paris carnage: One suspect surrenders, two spotted 

    Paris: Two of the suspects involved in the attack on a magazine office in Paris were reportedly spotted in northern France Thursday while a third surrendered to police as France went into mourning a day after the tragedy.

  • Pope launches tag on Twitter for Paris victims

    Vatican City: Pope Francis Thursday launched the Twitter hashtag #PrayersForParis, to honour the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in Paris against the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were killed.

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    Ramlila Maidan gets ready for Modi rally

    New Delhi: Municipal workers and BJP members were Thursday busy erecting a huge tent, placing metal detectors and barricades at the gates and setting up CCTV cameras and LED screens at the Ramlila Maidan, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Saturday formally kick off BJP’s campaign in poll-bound Delhi.

  • Paddler Somyajit beats Sharath Kamal to enter final

    New Delhi: Young paddler Soumyajit Ghosh (BPCL) got the better of veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal (IOCL) in the semi-finals of the 34th PSPB Inter Unit Table Tennis Tournament here Thursday.

  • ONGC subsidy-sharing formula being changed for better stake sale: Pradhan

    New Delhi: The petroleum ministry is reworking the fuel subsidy-sharing formula and will proceed on its stake sale in the Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) after finalising a new one to ensure a better sale price, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Thursday.

  • Fog returns to capital, likely on Friday too

    New Delhi: Heavy fog returned to the capital Thursday, disrupting rail and air services while road traffic was affected too with vehicles crawling in the morning hours with full headlights. Friday morning is expected to be same.