Free Press Journal
  • Nurses’ grievances; SC irked on non-reply, fines Centre

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the Centre for not filing its response on details of steps taken to redress various issues concerning nurses. “What have you done? You have not complied with our order. It cannot be like that,” the social justice bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit said. The bench said that it “feels sorry” that the Ministry of Health

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    India pooled with Poland, Ghana, Thailand

    New Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey team has been put in Pool A with Poland, Ghana and Thailand for the FIH World League Round 2 to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from March 7 to 15.

  • Zimbabwe nanny jailed for stuffing ‘noisy’ baby in drawer

    Harare: A Zimbabwean nanny was jailed for 22 years after she stuffed a 10-month-old baby into a drawer “for crying too much” and then went and watched television. Violet Moyo, 22, was sentenced yesterday after being found guilty of murder over what the judge said was a “very cruel and brutal” death, the state-run Chronicle newspaper reported.

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    2015 World Cup Astrological Predictions: India vs U.A.E.

    Dubai:  As India take on the United Arab Emirates at Perth tomorrow in a Pool B World Cup match, the cricket enthusiasts living here do not see this as a battle of loyalties. For most it’s just another World Cup match, while others see this as a proud moment for the local team, which isn’t expected to cause much worries to the Men in Blue.

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    2015 World Cup Astrological Predictions: New Zealand Vs Australia 

    Auckland: One of the most fierce cricketing rivalries will play out in what is expected to be a crackling contest when four-time champions Australia lock horns with underdogs-turned-contenders New Zealand in a group A match of the ICC World Cup here tomorrow. New Zealand have been a team on the roll in this tournament, having notched three consecutive victories so far to be unbeaten and perched at the top in the points table.

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    Bopanna, Nestor reach final of Dubai ATP event

    Dubai: Rohan Bopanna and his partner Daniel Nestor set themselves up for their second title of the season by reaching the final of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, here today. The fourth-seeded Indo-Canadian combo overcame second seeded combine of Jean-Julien Rojer from the Netherlands and Horea Tecau from Romania 4-6 7-6(9) 11-9 in a nerve-wrecking semifinal of the USD 2,503,810 hard court event.

  • Maharashtra reach 110/1 on day three

    Kolkata: Swapnil Gugale scored a half-century as Maharashtra finished day three on 110 for one in reply to Tamil Nadu’s massive first innings total of 549 in their semifinal match of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here today. Led by opener Gugale’s 56 not out from 100 balls (11×4) in an unbroken 90-run stand with Chirag Khurana (36 batting from 77; 7×4), Maharashtra closed the day on a positive note.

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    Windies batsman Bravo out of World Cup

    Sydney: West Indies batsman Darren Bravo was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup today after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the squad’s players’ association said. “Darren Bravo has been ruled out of the World Cup and will be replaced in the West Indies squad. Get well soon @DMBravo46#cwc15,” tweeted the West Indies Players Association (WIPA).

  • Selector’s junket, Dhoni’s leg-pulling, support staff Kulkarni

    Perth: From the time Indian selectors Rajinder Singh Hans and Saba Karim arrived in Australia, questions have been asked in BCCI as well in the Indian team as to what exactly has been their role Down Under which ultimately led to their return before a coveted trip to New Zealand. In fact save, February 13, when the Indian team practiced at the St Peter’s College ground in Adelaide when Hans dropped in for

  • China’s maritime advances worry US, Beijing rejects charges

    Washington/Beijin: The US has expressed concern at China’s progress in maritime zones it shares with its neighbours but Beijing has said its activities in its own territory were legitimate and justified. Media reports quoted the US intelligence chief James Clapper as saying Thursday that China was expanding its outposts in the South China Sea to include stations for ships and potential airfields as part of its “aggressive” effort to exert sovereignty.

  • Anna Hazare protests

    Anna Hazare allergic to Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Stepping up his attack on the government over the land acquisition bill, Anna Hazare today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “allergic” to him due to which he does not expect any talk with Modi on the issue. Hazare also said that he will launch a three-month long padyatra from Maharashtra’s Wardha to Delhi which he said would culminate with a “jail bharo andolan” in the capital. The 77-year-old anti-graft crusader

  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplants cross 1 million mark

    Berlin More than one million people have received blood and marrow stem cells transplants since the first procedure in 1957, according to a new research. However, there are still too many patients who are unable to find a suitable donor and at any time around over 37,000 people are waiting worldwide for a blood stem cell donation, researchers said.

  • Over 25,000 Egyptians left Libya after beheadings

    Cairo: More than 25,000 Egyptians have fled Libya since the beheading of around 20 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the Libyan branch of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced. The massive exodus of Egyptian citizens living or working in Libya began Feb 16 following the release of a video in which jihadis loyal to IS showed the beheadings of the Copts who had been kidnapped in the northern city

  • ED has not asked for a nodal agency to deal with black money: Minister

    New Delhi: The government said Friday that the enforcement directorate (ED) has not pitched for a nodal coordinating agency to deal with black money cases stashed illegally aboard and at home. Minister of State (MoS) Finance Jayant Sinha informed the Lok Sabha that the ED which is mandated with enforcing the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, has not called for a nodal agency to deal with balck money.

  • Sri Lanka’s inflation hit record low in February

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s annual inflation hit a record low of 0.6 per cent in February from 3.2 per cent the previous month, the government said today. The drop in inflation rate could be a result of cutting down of the cost of several consumer items after the new government of Maithripala Sirisena took over in January.

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    Its a budget for ‘maa, maati, manush’, says Mamata

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today described the Budget presented in the state Assembly by Finance Minister Amit Mitra as “a budget for maa-mati-manush (mother, soil, masses)”. “It is a Budget for maa-mati-manush,” Banerjee told reporters after presentation of the Budget. She said that the Budget aimed at an all-round development of the society starting from the rural, urban, farmers, small industry and students.

  • DLF shares end nearly 4% up; to challenge Sebi order

    Mumbai: Paring initial losses, DLF stock ended nearly 4 per cent higher after the company, which has been slapped with a huge penalty for “fraudulent and unfair trade practices”, said it will challenge the Sebi order. After falling 2.2 per cent to Rs 147.10 in intra-day trade, the stock recovered the lost ground and ended 3.63 per cent higher at Rs 155.75 on the BSE. On the NSE, it settled at Rs 156.40,

  • Uber case: cops “hand-in-glove” with prosecution, claims Yadav

    New Delhi: The Uber cab driver, accused of raping a 25-year-old woman executive, today claimed before a court here that the Delhi Police were “hand-in-glove” with the prosecution to ensure his conviction and there were several loopholes in the probe conducted in the case.

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    Fincom recommendations ‘loss’ for Bihar: Nitish to PM

    Patna: Describing recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission as “regressive” for resource-hit states like Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today send a protest letter and sought special arrangements for the state against the expected loss. “I urge you to make special arrangements for expected loss to a poor state like Bihar after implementation of 14th Finance Commission recommendations to ensure increase in plan expenditure,” Kumar said in his letter to Prime Minister Narendra

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    Mufti Sayeed to swear-in on Sunday, PM Modi to attend

    New Delhi: Setting the stage for the installation of PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today shook hands and hugged each other noting that the coalition was like “bringing together of North Pole and South Pole”. 79-year-old Sayeed will take oath as the state’s Chief Minister along with 12 members each from PDP and BJP at Jammu at a ceremony to