Free Press Journal
  • China, Sri Lanka hold drill to enhance anti-terror skills

    Beijing: China and Sri Lanka have held joint drill at a comprehensive military training base in southern China to enhance their capabilities, specially in combating terror. The Chinese People’s Armed Police Force (APF) and the Sri Lankan Army held the drill codenamed ‘Silk Road Cooperation -2015’ in Guangzhou.

  • White paper on state finances tabled in Maharashtra Assembly

    Mumbai: A white paper on state finances, tabled in Maharashtra Assembly today, says that revenue had increased at 16 per cent annually in the last decade while the GSDP was between 9.9 per cent and 10.7 per cent which is balanced and satisfactory, compared to other developed states. It also said that accumulated debt in the last ten years mincreased from Rs 1,09,167 crore to Rs 3,02,578 crore.

  • IBA, Toshiba sign strategic partnership in particle therapy

    Tokyo: Louvain-la-Neuve and Tokyo – IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) and Toshiba Corporation on Friday announced the signing of a global collaboration to expand access to the advanced particle therapy worldwide.

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    Should You Be Walking or Running To Burn Calories?

    Should you be running or walking to spruce up your fitness regime? While there are pros and cons for both, is one really better than the other? Let’s take you on a quick rundown between the two so you can see for yourself. It’s no secret that running has a host of benefits. It helps you build strong bones, strengthens your muscles, improves your cardiovascular fitness, and helps you maintain a healthy weight

  • ‘Ek Paheli Leela’ trailer most viewed on YouTube

    New Delhi: Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone has left behind the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone, with her musical thriller “Ek Paheli Leela” topping the list of YouTube’s most viewed Bollywood movie trailers in the first quarter of 2015.

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    Gold, silver recover on buying by jewellers, global cues

    New Delhi: Snapping its three-day losing streak, gold prices recovered by Rs 50 to Rs 26,800 per 10 grams at the bullion market today on increased buying by jewellers at prevailing levels amid a firm global trend. Silver also edged up by Rs 100 to Rs 36,750 per kg on better offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Govt panel for easier ECB norms, deepening derivatives mkt

    New Delhi: A government committee today suggested removal of restrictions like ceilings and end-use norms for overseas borrowings through ECB route and deepening of the derivatives market to help firms hedge currency risks. The annual flow of funds through External Commercial Borrowing (ECB), which refers to commercial loans in foreign currencies, is around USD 30 billion. Companies use this mechanism to raise low cost funds from abroad.

  • Passenger car sales up 4.99 percent in 2014-15: SIAM

    New Delhi Domestic passenger car sales increased by 4.99 percent in 2014-15 and stood at 1,876,017 units from an off-take of 1,786,826 units in 2013-14, industry data showed Friday.

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    Centre to soon issue advisory on app-based taxi services

    New Delhi: Stating that the decision to ban app-based taxi hailing services like Ola and Uber rest with the state governments, the centre today said it will soon issue an advisory for regulating such services. At present, state governments are empowered to prescribe conditions for the grant of license for public service vehicles, under Section 93 of the Motor Vehicles Act.

  • Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi released from jail

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the prime accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that claimed 166 lives, was released from a jail in Pakistan on Friday, a day after a court suspended his detention.

  • Fadnavis announces closure of 12 toll plazas in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Taking a step towards fulfilling his party’s promise to make Maharashtra toll-free, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced the closure of 12 toll plazas in the state while exempting private light motor vehicles and buses of the state transport corporation at 53 toll plazas from May 31 midnight.

  • Bombings, including attack on US troops, kills 13 Afghans

    Kabul: A suicide car bomber targeting a convoy of US troops in eastern Afghanistan killed three Afghan civilians and wounded four others today, while in another eastern province, 10 people died when their minivan hit a roadside bomb, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the convoy attack, which took place near the US military base not far from the airport in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province.

  • Playing games in sync can make kids more empathic

    Washington: In an example of how a physical activity performed in unison helps children feel more positively toward one another, researchers have found that even a video game played together in sync on a computer could increase their empathy.

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    I’m yearning to experiment: Gopichand

    Chennai: Telugu star Gopichand, who has equal number of hits and flops in his career, says he’s been waiting for an opportunity to experiment with different kinds of cinema. He feels experimental cinema can also thrive, provided one knows how to make them.

  • India women take on China in Hawke’s Bay Cup opener

    New Delhi: Buoyed by their victory in Hockey World League Round 2, the Indian women’s team is geared up for the opening match against China in the Hawke’s Bay Cup beginning in New Zealand tomorrow. Both teams are looking forward to a positive start and a close contest is in the offing.

  • Red Cross flies first medical aid into Yemen capital

    Sanaa: The Red Cross said it flew an aircraft into Sanaa today, delivering its first medical aid to Yemen’s capital since a Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes against Shiite rebels. “This is the first ICRC plane to have landed in Sanaa. It is loaded with 16 tonnes of medical aid,” said Marie Claire Feghali, spokeswoman in Yemen for the International Committee of the Red Cross. The shipment was made up of “drugs and

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    Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi’s release: Jail officials yet to get orders

    Lahore: While the Pakistan government’s law experts are finding a way to keep LeT operations commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi behind the bars, the jail authorities have not yet received the release order of the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind. “We are discussing several options to keep Lakhvi behind the bars. A decision in this regard is likely anytime today,” a law officer involved in the government’s consultation with its law team over the matter told PTI