Free Press Journal
  • Egypt’s court suspends parliamentary elections

    Cairo: An Egyptian court today suspended the March 21 parliamentary elections, the first ballot since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, days after the Supreme Constitutional Court declared “unconstitutional” part of an election law.

  • Rare ‘alien of the deep’ goblin shark found in Australia

    Sydney:  A rare sea creature described as an “alien of the deep” has been found off Australia and delivered to a museum which today showed off its fleshy snout, nail-like teeth and flabby pink body. The prehistoric-looking goblin sharks live on deep sea bottoms and little is known about their lives.

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    Educate youth on credit culture: RBI to banks, credit bureau

    Mumbai: Stating that bad loans from education segment are very high, Reserve Bank deputy governor R Gandhi today asked credit information companies (CICs) and banks to ‘counsel’ the youth on good credit behaviour. “The young borrowers are oblivious of consequences of non-repayment on their credit track record. Can CICs and banks look at ‘catch them young’ policy for credit counseling and developing a credit culture in them?” Gandhi said at a Cibil event

  • BlackBerry unveils ‘Leap’; says slider phone launch this yr

    Barcelona: Canadian handset maker BlackBerry today unveiled its new mid-range 4G smartphone ‘Leap’ for USD 275 (about Rs 17,000) as it attempts to catch up with larger rivals like Samsung and Apple. Aimed at the young mobile professionals, the device features a five-inch all-touch screen with BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, 16 GB storage, 8 MP camera and 2,800 mAh battery.

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    Nirbhaya rape accused interview: Such mindset only leads to crime, BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP denounced statements made by Mukesh Singh, one of the accused involved in the December 16, 2012 ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case, adding that the perpetrator’s ‘mindset’ has betrayed the reason why he committed the crime.

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    PM Modi takes on opposition over allegations of ‘corporate benefits’

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the opposition for accusing his government of going ahead with policies that will only benefit the corporate sector, and urged the Congress party-run states to also help elevate the situation plighting the poor.

  • Sikh community condemns racial attack on America Sikh boy

    Amritsar/New Delhi): Sikhs in Amritsar and New Delhi today condemned the racial attack on a Sikh boy in the U.S. state of Georgia. A video of a Sikh boy being called a “terrorist” by a group of school children has gone viral on the internet. In the video, the bespectacled Sikh boy is seen sitting in what appears to be a school bus and is surrounded by students.

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    Why compromise on Article 370: Azam Khan asks RSS

    Rampur (UP):UP Minister Azam Khan today posed a question to RSS as to why it had compromised with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed on the issue of Article 370, which the outfit had kept alive since independence. “Why and how has RSS compromised with PDP chief Mufti Mohd Sayeed on the issue of prevalence of Article 370 in Jammu and Kasmir?” Khan asked, adding that it was this contentious

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    Manchester City hold football clinic in Kolkata

    Kolkata: Premier League champions Manchester City brought in a three-day football coaching clinic here which drew around 400 youngsters. The clinic ended on Tuesday with the youngsters getting a chance to learn the tricks and trades of modern football from international coaches. Also on display was the Premier League trophy.

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    Hashim Amla is a rock: de Villiers

    Canberra: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has praised Hashim Amla for his knock of 159 against Ireland, saying that the opener is a “rock”. Amla’s innings powered the Proteas to a mammoth total of 411/4 with Faf du Plessis also scoring a century. In reply, Ireland were skittled out for 210 in 35 overs, handing South Africa a 201-run victory in a World Cup Pool B match at the Manuka Oval here.

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    Misbah hopes Pakistan handle flights and fights

    Napier: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his team’s exhausting trans-Tasman flight schedule won’t undermine their World Cup hopes as they prepare to tackle the amateurs of the United Arab Emirates here tomorrow. “The next six days are going to be very tough for us with flights and three games but that’s how it is,” said Misbah.

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    A disciplined West Indies can upset India: Clive Lloyd

    Perth: West Indies’ chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd believes India are formidable opponents but says a disciplined West Indies effort can see the reigning World champions beaten when the two teams meet in a cricket World Cup Pool B game at the WACA Ground here on Friday.

  • Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal

    Manish Sisodia will be acting Delhi CM on Arvind Kejriwals absence

    New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will be the acting Delhi Chief Minister in the absence of Arvind Kejriwal, who will leave for a naturopathy center on March 5. Kejriwal has been urged to undergo naturopathy treatment after his cough worsened and sugar level crossed the 300 mark. The AAP, meanwhile, has called a national executive meeting on March 4 to decide on various issues including the latest controversy over rift within the party.

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    Adarsh case: HC to pronounce order on Chavan’s plea tomorrow

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today reserved till tomorrow its order on an application filed by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan seeking recall of an earlier ruling refusing CBI the permission to drop his name from the Adarsh Housing Society scam case. Justice M L Tahaliyani said he would pass the order tomorrow. Chavan had approached the HC in December 2014, a month after Justice Tahaliyani refused CBI the permission to delete

  • `Junk values are shared by lenders with credit information companies’

    Mumbai: Many-a-time, junk values and incorrect data are shared with credit information companies (CIC) by their members despite several circulars issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a senior official said. Reserve Bank Deputy Governor R. Gandhi also said credit information companies have largely neglected the credit data on the corporate and micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) borrowers.

  • India’s billionaire population fourth highest; US on top

    New York: India is home to the fourth largest number of billionaires across the world, while the US tops the charts followed by China and Germany. However, only five Indians figure among the 100 wealthiest across the world, according to the latest Forbes rich list for 2015. The number of Indian billionaires has increased to 90 with a total wealth of USD 294 billion, registering a significant jump over last year when there

  • B-Town wishes ‘success’ to Birthday girl Shraddha Kapoor

    New Delhi: Actress Shraddha Kapoor turned 26 Tuesday and Bollywood celebrities like Shreya Ghoshal, Priyanka Chopra and Sonal Chauhan wished the best for her. Here’s what the celebrities tweeted about the “Ek Villain” actress, whose name was trending on Twitter on her special day. Shreya Ghoshal: Happy bday @ShraddhaKapoor wish you loads of happiness and success:)

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    Corporate espionage: All three accused sent to judicial custody

    New Delhi: Three accused, who were arrested in the corporate espionage case, were today remanded to judicial custody till March 17, by a court here after the Delhi Police said their custodial interrogation is not required. The three accused –Lokesh Sharma, Jitender Nagpal and Vipan Kumar– were produced before the court as their police custody expired today. “Accused are sent to the judicial custody. Let them be produced on March 17,” Chief Metropolitan