Free Press Journal
  • After ‘Ghar Wapsi’, Adityanath for ‘Rashtra Mata’ tag for cow

    New Delhi: Already in the eye of a raging controversy over the ‘Ghar Wapsi’ programme, fiery Hindutva mascot and BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has now launched a campaign for declaring cow as ‘Rashtra Mata’, claiming his demand “embodies the sentiment of every Indian”. The Hindu Yuva Vahini, an organisation led by the controversial yogi, has launched a missed call subscription initiative in Aligarh to solicit support for the cause of “sanrakshan” (protection) and

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    I was a victim of tobacco lobby: Ramadoss,wants PM to intervene

    Chennai: Former Union Health Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss, an NDA ally, today candidly said he had been a “victim” of the tobacco lobby and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for increasing the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products to 85 per cent as planned earlier. The NDA government’s decision to increase pictorial warnings on packets of tobacco products to 85 per cent from the existing 40 per cent space

  • Kenya shocked, defiant after Shebab massacre 147 at university

    Garissa: Grieving relatives were today searching for news or the remains of their loved ones after Somalia’s Shebab Islamists massacred 147 in a university in northeastern Kenya. The day-long siege of Garissa University was Kenya’s deadliest attack since the 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi, and the bloodiest by Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants. The Kenyan government, however, vowed it would not be “intimidated”.

  • Four Indians held on credit card fraud charges in Bahrain

    Dubai: Four “professional” Indian swindlers have been arrested in Bahrain in a sting operation for allegedly using forged credit cards to buy 45 smartphones worth more than Rs 28 lakhs. A detective presented evidence to the judges at the High Criminal Court yesterday that the accused were ‘professionals’ who had purchased the forgery devices online, the Gulf Daily News reported.”We received information about four Indians who were on their way to purchase 50

  • Hundreds of fishermen rescued amid Indonesian slavery probe

    Benjina: Hundreds of fishermen raced to be rescued today from the isolated Indonesian island where an Associated Press investigation found that many were enslaved to catch seafood that could end up in the US and elsewhere. Indonesian officials probing labor abuses told the migrant workers they were allowing them to leave for another island by boat out of concern for their safety.

  • Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: study

    Washington: MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), can cause life-threatening skin, bloodstream and surgical site infections or pneumonia. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine now report that MRSA bacteria exposed to cigarette smoke become even more resistant to killing by the immune system.

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    Underground fire near India House in London put out

    London: An electrical fire in a tunnel beneath a pavement in central London near to the Indian High Commission building was today put out after more than 36 hours. Some 5,000 people were evacuated when police declared a major incident in Kingsway in Holborn on Wednesday. About 50 firefighters remain at the scene as engineers continue to work to restore power to 400 customers.

  • China to commission 3 nuclear submarines

    Beijing: China would soon commission three indigenously-built advance nuclear-powered attack submarines having a vertical launcher capable of delivering its latest supersonic anti-ship missiles, state media reported today. China Central Television (CCTV) showed a satellite picture earlier this week of three submarines anchored at an unidentified port, and reported that the vessels were China’s most advanced Type-093G nuclear-powered attack submarines, just completed by a Chinese shipyard and awaiting delivery.

  • Centre extends food law deadline by 6 months

    Jaipur: The Centre has given six months’ more time to the states for rolling out the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. The deadline, which has already been extended twice for implementing the food law, was ending on April 4. Only 11 states and Union Territories have so far implemented the National Food Security Act which was passed by Parliament in September 2013. The rest 25

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    Job opportunities to grow fastest in India: CFO survey

    New Delhi: Job opportunities in India are expected to grow at the fastest pace globally as 78 per cent of finance leaders believe that growth in existing businesses will add to the creation of jobs, says a survey. According to the survey by American Express, carried out in partnership with CFO Research, across the globe employment prospects appear the brightest in India as 78 per cent of respondents predict greater rise in employment.

  • Coal India misses production target for FY’15 by 3 per cent

    Kolkata: Coal India missed the production target f r the financial year 2014-15 by 3 per cent recording an output of 494.23 million tonnes. The company’s output target was 507 million tonnes for the fiscal, Coal India said in a filing to the BSE. In the financial year 2013-2014, the company had clocked production of 462.53 million tonnes of coal. Last month, the company produced 57.27 million tonnes of coal as against its

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    Robert Pattinson, FKA Twigs engaged?

    Los Angeles, Apr 3 (PTI) “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson is reportedly engaged to girlfriend FKA Twigs after just six months of dating. The couple exchanged promise rings with each other last month, reported Us magazine. “I hear they were telling people they were promise rings, but I haven’t seen Pattinson wearing one. They only told a few people about the engagement.

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    Vin Diesel cemented his hand, footprints in Hollywood Boulevard

    Los Angeles: “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel was honoured at a ceremony in Hollywood Boulevard. He was accompanied by his girlfriend and his children as he left his hand and footprints, reported Ace Showbiz. This 47-year-old actor looked manly with navy suit he wore.

  • Sri Lankan president to pay three-day visit to Pakistan

    Islamabad: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will pay a state visit to Pakistan from April 5 to 7 at the invitation of the president and prime minister of Pakistan, officials said Friday.

  • Seven killed in Afghanistan roadside bombing

    Kabul: At least seven people were killed on Friday when a vehicle ran over a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan’s Logar province detonating the explosive, an official source said.

  • Video gamers learn visual tasks more quickly

    Washington: Video games sharpen the visual processing skills of frequent players, while also improving the brain’s ability to learn those skills, according to a new study. In the study, Yuka Sasaki, associate professor (research) of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences at Brown University and colleagues pitted nine frequent gamers against a control group of nine people who game rarely if ever.

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    Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians aim for second IPL crown

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians, the most talked about team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), gear up for the eighth edition of the cash-rich tournament as one of the favourites to clinch the title for the second time. The 2013 champions are all set to take to the 22 yards under newly-appointed coach Ricky Ponting, whose aggression and experience would be a big plus to the squad.  Last year, led by hard-hitting Indian opener