Free Press Journal
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    Virender Sehwag, Preity Zinta unveil KXIP’s new jersey

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta and Virender Sehwag recently launched the new jersey of their team at an event held in Mumbai. On the occasion, the Punjab franchise even announced continuation of association with Tata Motors Prima for the second season.

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    Sena mocks brewing dissent in Cong over PCC chief appointments

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at the brewing dissent in the Congress over appointment of Ashok Chavan and Sanjay Nirupam as respective chiefs of Maharashtra and Mumbai party units, the Shiv Sena today said that voices of dissent against these appointments have no relevance in the Congress. Soon after the AICC appointed new PCC chiefs on Monday, senior Congress leader Narayan Rane had expressed his reservations, saying that the party high command did not consult

  • Maha BJP President Danve to quit Union ministry tomorrow

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP President Raosaheb Danve today said he will resign as Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution tomorrow and focus on boosting the party apparatus in the state. ”

  • Anna Hazare protests

    Canada-based NRI threatens to kill Hazare

    Mumbai: Veteran social crusader Anna Hazare has received a death threat from a Canada-based Indian resident, an aide said. Hazare’s office has lodged a complaint with Thane Police and also written to the Maharashtra director general of police about the death threats posted on Facebook on February 24-25.

  • Telcos likely to commit $13 bn in spectrum sale: Fitch

    Mumbai:  Telecom companies are likely to commit USD 13 billion or over Rs 80,000 crore in the ongoing spectrum auction with Idea Cellular being the “most exposed” in the race as a bulk of its licences are getting expired soon, global ratings agency Fitch has said. The much awaited spectrum auction, wherein eight companies are bidding to acquire radiowaves in four bands, started today. Fitch said: “The auction is likely to see intense

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    Dec 16 rapist interview telecast stopped: Home minister

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government had taken necessary steps to stop the telecast of a documentary based on an interview with a convict in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case. In statements in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the home minister said the government condemns the December 16, 2012, incident and will not allow anyone to leverage such incidents for commercial use.

  • Strong action against those disturbing communal harmony: Govt

    New Delhi:  Strong action will be taken against those who disturb communal harmony, government asserted in Rajya Sabha today while stating that such incidents had “shown a decreasing trend” during the last few months of last year but increased again in January this year. “Whoever breaks communal harmony…strict action will be taken,” Home Minister Rajnath Singh said while replying to questions.

  • Villagers clash with police over removal of shrine, 12 injured

    Bhagalpur (Bihar): A clash broke out between police and a mob of villagers over removal of a shrine in Naya Tola Olpura village in the district following which 12 people, including six policemen, were injured, police said today. Bhagalpur Additional Superintendent of Police Niraj Kumar Singh said the mob was protesting against removal of a shrine dedicated to Goddess Saraswati and built on a piece of land belonging to another community at Naya

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    Parliament at sixes and sevens

    New Delhi: It is a sad day for Parliament and for parliamentary democracy that the animosity between the Opposition and the ruling BJP has touched such horrendous levels that Bills of vital importance for governance in the country are being stalled or defeated not on the merits or demerits of their provisions but out of spite for the ruling party.

  • Uber Cap, Delhi Rape case, Shiv Kumar Yadav

    Uber case: HC allows recall of 13 witnesses including victim

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today allowed recall of 13 prosecution witnesses, including the victim in Uber cab rape case, on the plea of the accused driver and said their cross examination will be carried out on a day-to-day basis. Justice Sunita Gupta partly allowed the plea of accused Shiv Kumar Yadav, who had allegedly raped the 25-year-old woman executive in December last year, while making it clear “not to repeat any

  • Bangla court upholds Zia’s arrest warrant in graft cases

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court today upheld the arrest warrants issued against opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in two graft cases involving over USD 650,000 which could see her jailed for life. Refusing to entertain the pleas filed by Zia’s lawyer seeking withdrawal of arrest warrant issued against her in the graft cases, Abu Ahmed Jamadar of Special Judge Court-3 said the February 25 order on the BNP chief’s arrest will

  • Women, drink alcohol, suicide risk

    Have an alcoholic partner? Seek help online

    New York: An online interactive support programme has been found to help spouses of alcoholics cope with the stress of living with such a partner.

  • World Cup 2015 Pakistan v/s UAE Pakistan wins by 129 runs

    Napier: Pakistan kept themselves in the hunt for the quarterfinals by notching up their second consecutive wins they mauled minnows United Arab Emirates by 129 runs in a Pool B cricket World Cup match here today. Opener Ahmed Shehzad (93) missed out on a hundred but Pakistan punished the UAE bowlers by putting on board a huge total of 339 for six, which was way beyond their rivals.

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    Pakistan PM begins official visit to Saudi Arabia

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday embarked on an official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. This is the prime minister’s first visit to the kingdom since King Salman assumed the throne last month.

  • New hormone that fights weight gain, diabetes

    New York: Too lazy to exercise? You may soon have a new excuse as scientists have discovered a new hormone that mimics the effects of exercise and fights the weight gain caused by a high-fat diet. The newly discovered hormone, dubbed “MOTS-c” also reverses diet-induced and age-dependent insulin resistance, the findings showed. Insulin resistance could lead to Type 2 diabestes.

  • In your 70s and losing memory? Try some sex

    London: Staying active between the sheets can help older adults stay sharp mentally, finds a new study which suggests that men and women who stay sexually active in their 70s have higher cognitive functioning. For the results, researchers from the Netherlands analysed 1,747 people (with an average age of 71).

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    Boy who questioned Barack Obama’s love for US on Facebook gets blocked

    New York: Facebook has blocked the account of a 12-year-old boy from Georgia who posted a YouTube video that questions US President Barack Obama’s love for the country. CJ Pearson, the self-proclaimed conservative, defended former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani for his recent comments that Obama does not love US in the three-minute video that has gone viral.

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    NASA reproduces building blocks of life in lab

    Washington: NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced three key components of our hereditary material in the lab. Researchers discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation under space-like conditions produces these essential ingredients of life. Pyrimidine is a ring-shaped molecule made up of carbon and nitrogen and is the central structure for uracil, cytosine, and thymine, which are all three part of a genetic code found in