Free Press Journal
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    Report: Bombardier accused of corruption in South Korea

    Montreal: South Korean prosecutors are accusing Canadian aerospace giant Bombardier of making gifts to local officials in the East Asian country as it pursued a metro contract, Radio-Canada public television reported today. The corruption allegations stem from gifts and free trips to Canada offered to civil servants and politicians from the Seoul suburb of Yongin, which chose Bombardier to build an elevated train system, Radio-Canada said, citing the investigation report.

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    UPA government practiced crony capitalism: Arun Jaitley 

    New Delhi:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said the UPA government was a “practitioner of sadistic economy” and “crony capitalism” and called for a review of all the projects that were granted or not granted approval by the previous government.  Jaitley spoke after Jayanthi Natarajan wrote to Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, saying that as the union environment minister she followed the party line with regard to protection of environment and also

  • Prakash Javadekar

    Will review each file mentioned by Natarajan in her letter: Prakash Javadekar

    Pune : Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Friday termed the substance of former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan’s letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi as ‘serious’, stating that it was an insight into the extraneous influence in the working of the UPA Government. “The revelation made by Jayanthi Natarajan’s letter to Sonia Gandhi, which was published today, is a very serious issue. Natarajan has traced

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    Farmers’ suicide: Shiv Sena criticises Maharashtra government

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena came out in support of the state’s farming community amid the shocking report of eight farmers committing suicide in Vidarbha, including four a couple of days ago. It said that the government in the state has changed, but the plight of the farmers continues, and despite a son of the soil Devendra Fadnavis becoming the chief minister, farmers’ suicides are unabated.

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    SC upholds conviction of Kerala CPI-M leader M.V. Jayarajan

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Court Friday upheld the conviction of Kerala CPI-M leader M.V. Jayarajan for using unparliamentary words against state high court judges but reduced the sentence from six months to four months. An apex court bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen upheld Jayarajan’s conviction holding that he has no remorse for his utterances against high court judges.
    Jayarajan in July 2010 while speaking at a public meeting, after the high court

  • Jayanthi Natarajan

    Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress

    Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan Friday announced her resignation from the party.  “I announce my resignation. I have not yet sent the letter,” Natarajan told reporters, adding that she was anguished.  “I feel that the time has come now for me to rethink my association because what happened in the recent past. The Congress is no longer the Congress that I joined,” said Natarajan, who was with

  • CBI, Mukul Roy

    Saradha scam: CBI questions Mukul Roy

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy Friday appeared before the CBI for questioning in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.  “I am here to cooperate with the CBI,” said Roy while entering the probe agency’s office at the CGO Complex here.  Summoned by the by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Jan 12, Roy had twice obtained deferral for his appearance. He is considered West Bengal Chief Minister

  • Jayanthi Natarajan, Rahul Gandhi

    Jayanthi puts Rahul in the dock for being industry’s hand maiden

    New Delhi: It is seldom that the Congress Yuvraj is put in the pillory: but with the party almost rudderless, Rahul Gandhi’s detractors are coming out of the woodwork and speaking up on issues on which they had maintained a stupefying silence earlier.

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    Heavy drinking ups stroke risk more than BP, diabetes

    London:  More than two drinks a day in middle-age may raise your stroke risk more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, warns a study. Regular heavy drinking of any kind of alcohol can raise blood pressure and cause heart failure or irregular heartbeats over time with repeated drinking, in addition to stroke and other risks. “For mid-aged adults, avoiding more than two drinks a day could be a

  • Microsoft, new Outlook app

    Microsoft launches new Outlook app for iOS, Android users

    New York : Taking Gmail and other email apps head on, Microsoft has launched a new Outlook app for iOS and Android devices. The new app is basically a replacement for San Francisco-based email startup Acompli that was acquired by Microsoft for $200 million in December last year, New York Daily News reported. Outlook will support Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, iCloud and other key email services.

  • Sex no bar, Older age

    Frequent sex no bar for the elderly in Britain

    London:  Contrary to popular misconceptions, a significant study has found that older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties. According to researchers from the University of Manchester and Britain’s leading independent social research institute NatCen Social Research, more than half (54 percent) of men and almost a third (31 percent) of women over age 70 reported they were still sexually active. “A third of these

  • Barack Obama, Narendra Modi

    US stresses important and growing relationship with India

    Washington:  As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters Thursday when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary Sujatha Singh’s abrupt replacement with S. Jaishankar.

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    Delhi Uber rape victim files lawsuit in US court

    Washington: A Delhi woman allegedly raped by an Uber driver last December has filed a lawsuit in a US court accusing the web-based US taxi firm of focusing on profits over the safety of its passengers. In a 36-page complaint filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California Thursday, the woman seeks to “slam the brakes on Uber’s reckless worldwide expansion at the unfortunate expense of basic customer

  • Malaysian Airlines, flight MH370

    MH370: `Missing flight` case reaches closure as Malaysian govt declares it `an accident`

    London : The Malaysian government has closed the case of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 by saying that it was an accident and there were no survivors. A search operation to locate the plane’s debris in the southern part of the Indian Ocean has been going on for months but no trace of the aircraft has been found since it disappeared on March 8 2014, reported the BBC. Officials said that

  • Boko Haram

    African Union calls for 7,500-strong force to fight Boko Haram

    Addis Ababa: The African Union called today for a regional five-nation force of 7,500 troops to defeat the “horrendous” rise of Nigeria’s Boko Haram insurgents, AU Commission Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said. “Boko Haram’s horrendous abuses, unspeakable cruelty, total disregard for human lives, and wanton destruction of property are unmatched,” Dlamini-Zuma said in a statement after the bloc’s Peace and Security Council met late Thursday, ahead of a full AU summit meeting on

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    US condemns deadly terror attacks in Egypt

    Washington: The US condemned the deadly attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai province that has so far left at least 26 Egyptians dead, and pledged to continue support for the Egyptian government’s anti-terrorism efforts. “A prosperous and strong Egypt requires an environment of security and stability, and the United States remains steadfast in its support of the Egyptian government’s efforts to combat the threat of terrorism in Egypt as part of our continuing

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    Rupee recovers 12 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai:  The rupee recovered by 12 paise to 61.74 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on fresh selling of the American currency by exporters.  Forex dealers said the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas and a higher opening in the domestic equity market also supported the rupee.

  • Mahatma Gandhi

    Nation pays homage to Father of Nation on 67th death anniversary

    New Delhi : The nation on Friday pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 67th death anniversary. Gujarat is paying rich tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary as the entire state will observe two minutes silence at 11 a.m. An all religion prayer meetings have been organized at the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and Kirti Mandir in Porbandar, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi.