Free Press Journal
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    Govt’s claims on protecting minorities stands exposed: CPI(M)

    New Delhi: Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “criminal” silence over attack on religious minorities, CPI(M) today said the government’s claims that it will go to any extent to safeguard the rights of minorities in the country stood exposed. “Ministers and MPs of the ruling party have been spreading venom against religious minorities since the formation of this government, which is likely to cause havoc for the national unity and integrity,” Polit Bureau member

  • When whole Delhi was with us, some friends backstabbed: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: When the whole Delhi was with the Aam Aadmi Party, some “friends backstabbed” us, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal told yesterday’s National Council meeting which removed dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the National Executive for “anti-party activities”. As per an edited video of his speech released by AAP today, Kejriwal launched an all-out attack on Bhushan and Yadav and accused them of trying to realise their personal ambitions under

  • Saina clinches maiden India Open crown 

    New Delhi: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal won her maiden $275,000 India Open Superseries crown here on Sunday defeating former World Champion Ratchanok Intanon in straight games in the women’s singles final.

  • Govt may decide tomorrow whether to continue pre-paid mobile services in JK, NE

    New Delhi: Government is likely to decide tomorrow whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31. If a decision is not taken within next two days, about 33 million subscribers may be affected. A high-level committee headed by Union Home Secretary LC Goyal will deliberate on the issue on Monday where a final decision on whether to continue the pre-paid service in

  • ICC President Mustafa Kamal

    Peeved ICC President Kamal leaves MCG before end of final

    Melbourne: Peeved at not being given the opportunity to hand out the World Cup trophy to the champions, International Cricket Council (ICC) President Mustafa Kamal today left the Melbourne Cricket Ground even before the final between Australia and New Zealand finished. It was ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who handed the World Cup to champion team’s skipper Michael Clarke with tournament Brand Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, ICC CEO Dave Richardson and Cricket Australia supremo Wally

  • Arab leaders agree to form unified force

    Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday said Arab League member states have agreed on the formation of an Arab military force to counter growing security threats.

  • Five killed in building collapse in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: Five people were killed and several others injured when an under-construction building collapsed in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruvarur district on Sunday, police said.

  • Pak sends aircraft to bring stranded nationals from Yemen

    Islamabad: Pakistan has dispatched a jumbo jet and a naval frigate to bring back in phases its more than 3,000 stranded citizens, including women and children, who have been caught in the raging conflict in Yemen. An Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) official today confirmed the start of operations to evacuate Pakistanis. “Another flight was going later today and the flights will continue until all Pakistanis are evacuated from Yemen,” he said, even

  • Arab leaders agree to form unified force

    Cairo: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday said Arab League member states have agreed on the formation of an Arab military force to counter growing security threats.

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    Success is becoming the best version of yourself: Hrithik Roshan

    Mumbai: After coming out unscathed through all the struggles in his life, actor Hrithik Roshan has nothing but inspiration to offer his fans and says success to him is becoming the best version of one’s own self.

  • BJP demands roll back of power tariff hike

    Bhubaneswar: Hitting out at the BJD government in Odisha for raising power tariff and asking corporate houses to fund its Rs 5 per lunch ‘Aahar’ scheme, BJP today demanded immediate roll back of electricity rate hike to protect the interest of consumers. “The decision to increase electricity tariff will put enormous burden on the common people, particularly the poor farmers and economically weaker sections,” senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra told reporters here.

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    US’ war on terror kills over 80,000 people in Pak: report

    Islamabad: More than 80,000 Pakistanis, including over 48,000 civilians, have been killed in the decade-long US-led war against terror in the country, according to a new report. The report titled “Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the War on Terror” was released by the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War along with Physicians for Social Responsibility and Physicians for Global Survival, The Express Tribune reported today.

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    Beef ban is nothing but diversion from core issues: Congress

    Mumbai: Terming the banning of beef in Maharashtra a diversion from core issues concerning people of the state, Congress today said the BJP-led government has shown its true colours after coming to power. AICC General Secretary Mohan Prakash said that at a time when farmers are reeling under severe debt due to crop loss in the state, the Devendra Fadnavis government is concentrating on playing “unnecessary appeasement politics”.

  • Akhilesh ensures prompt action in acid-attack cases

    Lucknow: Promising all possible help for victims of acid attacks, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said his government would ensure prompt action in such cases. “Our government is committed to provide all possible help to acid attack victims. We are ensuring strict and prompt action in such cases so that these incidents do not recur,” Yadav said. He was addressing a programme organised at his residence here to give Rani Lakshmi

  • US jail inmates forced to engage in ‘gladiator-style’ fights

    Los Angeles: Inmates in a San Francisco jail have alleged that they were forced by prison officials to engage in “gladiator-style” fights for sadistic pleasure and betting, prompting a probe. Investigations are underway into allegations by three inmates in the San Francisco County Jail who are accusing sheriff’s deputies of forcing them to fight other prisoners. The county’s public defender’s office received help from a private investigator after learning about the incidents.

  • First fully-implantable micropacemaker created for foetal use

    Los Angeles: US researchers have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a foetus with complete heart block. Congenital heart block is a defect of the heart’s electrical system that originates in the developing foetus, greatly slowing the rate of the heart and impacting its ability to pump blood. Although the condition can be diagnosed in utero, all attempts to treat the condition with a standard pacemaker have failed.

  • 'Good fat' communicates with brain to counter obesity

    New York: Brown fat tissue or “good fat” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, say researchers from Georgia State University.

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    Boko Haram beheads 23 people, kills 7 in separate attacks

    Melbourne: Suspected Boko Haram militants have beheaded 23 people in Buratai, northeast Nigeria and killed seven people in a separate attack in the country’s north-eastern Gombe state and at polling stations.

  • Tunisian forces kill nine from main jihadist group: ministry

    Tunis: Tunisian forces have killed nine men belonging to the country’s main jihadist group, which was accused of organising the attack on its national museum, the interior ministry said today. “Nine terrorists were killed last night in the mountainous area of Sidi Aich” in west-central Tunisia, ministry spokesman Mohamed Ali Aroui said. The men allegedly belonged to the Okba Ibn Nafaa Brigade, which authorities have claimed was behind the March 18 attack on

  • MCG shows love to Tendulkar, cheers him for just being there

    Melbourne: He doesn’t enthrall with his willow anymore but Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar got one of the loudest cheers at the presentation ceremony of the ICC World Cup final as he shared the stage with administrative bigwigs. Tendulkar was the biggest name on dais during the presentations after Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets to lift their fifth World Cup trophy, this time under the retiring Michael Clarke.