Free Press Journal
  • China’s economy continues to slow, Q1 growth dips to 7pc

    Beijing: China’s economy continued to slow further as it dipped to 7 per cent in the first quarter, the worst slump since the 2009 global financial crisis, raising concerns over the deceleration of the world’s second largest economy. While China met an annual growth target of about 7 per cent set by its central government for 2015, it declined from the previous quarter’s 7.3 per cent.

  • Ranbir’s desire to work with me an honour: Kangana

    Mumbai: National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut is as eager to work with Ranbir Kapoor as he is about teaming up with the Bollywood ‘queen’ on screen. Ranbir recently praised Kangana for her performance in Vikas Bahl’s “Queen” and expressed his desire to work with her.

  • ‘Lanka reserves expected to boost from Indian currency swap’

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s official reserves are set to receive a boost by the currency swap arrangement with India, signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, the country’s Central Bank said today. “The official reserves are projected to strengthen further with the proceeds pending from the currency swap arrangement between Sri Lanka and India and other identified regular investment inflows to a level of official reserves comfortable for supporting the exchange rate stability in

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    Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya

    Rome: Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, said survivors who were brought to Italy, where tension is mounting over a surge in boat arrivals from North Africa. The Italian coastguard on Monday said they had managed to rescue 144 of the people on the sunken vessel, while nine bodies were also recovered.

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    Three more farmers in Muzaffarnagar die due to heart failure

    Muzaffarnagar: Three more farmers have died of cardiac arrest here apparently distressed over ruining of their crops due to untimely rains in the district. The victims have been identified as Brijender (58) of Bhokaheri village, Baru (55) of Godhna village and Mahender (70) of Khanpur village, according to a report by the district administration. Three farmers died due to heard failure in different places in the district yesterday, it said. While families of the victims have claimed that the farmers died as they were upset

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    Kung Fu Panda 3 to now release on January 29, 2016

    Los Angeles: The release date of “Kung Fu Panda 3” has been preponed from March 18 to January 29, 2016. Actor Jack Black returns to reprise the voice of lovable Panda Po. Other voice actors include Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson and Seth Rogen, said The Hollywood Reporter. The threequel was originally slated for release on December 23, 2015, but it was moved to March 2016 after the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was set for six days earlier, on December 18. The

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    Narendra Modi proves critics wrong on foreign policy: Tarun Vijay

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved his critics wrong on foreign policy, particularly those who were apprehensive about his inexperience on this critical national security front, a senior BJP leader has said. In less than a year, Modi has improved India’s ties with neighbours, put India-US relationship on fast track, connected with the Indian Ocean countries, evolved a new “Act East” Asia Policy and won the hearts and minds of world leaders, BJP leader Tarun Vijay told a Washington audience yesterday.

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    Rodman fires business manager for being a `liar and thief`

    Washington :  Controversial American basketball legend Dennis Rodman didn’t just fire his business manager, he actually went far enough to call her a liar and a thief. Rodman claimed that his ex-business manager was a total failure who lied about being a Harvard graduate and also claimed that she might have stolen from him, though she calls it BS.

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    Gary Player brands young 2015 Masters winner Spieth world’s best putter

    Johannesburg : South Africa golf legend Gary Player has branded 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth as the world’s best putter by far. Spieth on Sunday became the youngest golfer after Tiger Woods to win his first major when he fired a two-under par closing round of 70 to finish on 18-under 270 at Augusta National, matching the 72-hole tournament record set by the 14-time Major winner in 1997.

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    Shiv Sena backs forced ‘nasbandi’ for Muslims

    Mumbai: In a potentially controversial statement, the Shiv Sena came out in support of forced sterilisation of Muslims in a bid to check their burgeoning population, here on Wednesday. The party supported the recent call by All India Hindu Mahasabha vice-president Sadhvi Deva Thakur demanding forced ‘nasbandi’ (sterilisation) of Muslims and Christians to restrict their numbers in the country’s population.

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    Coaches satisfied after Madrid derby draw

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti was only half satisfied as his side avoided defeat for the first time this season away to Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon here. The first leg of the Champions League quarter-final was the seventh Madrid derby of the season and Real have yet to beat their neighbours this campaign, although the 0-0 draw on Tuesday night leaves Ancelotti’s men as slight favourites to progress, reports Xinhua.

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    Asiana Airlines passenger plane skids off runway in Japan, 22 injured

    Osaka: A passenger plane of South Korea’s Asiana Airlines skidded off the runway when landing at the Hiroshima Airport in Japan late Tuesday, leaving at least 22 people slightly injured. The Airbus A320 ran halfway through the runway after landing, skidded off to the left and turned around in the opposite direction before it managed to halt, and fire and smoke were seen coming from the engines, said the Japanese broadcaster NHK.

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    Barack Obama pledges continued support for battle against IS in Iraq

    Washington: US President Barack Obama pledged continued support with training and equipment to help combat the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq. The ongoing fighting against the extremist group dominated Obama’s talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House, who is on his first visit to the US, Xinhua reported.

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    US Senate panel passes bill over nuclear-deal with Iran

    Washington: A Senate panel approved a bill demanding a congressional review of any nuclear deal the Obama administration inks with Iran by the end of June. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 19-0 to pass an amended version of the bill, which will advance to the full Senate for a vote, Xinhua reported.

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    Shiv Sena wins Bandra (E) seat, Trupti Sawant defeats Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena’s Trupti Sawant defeats Congress heavyweight and former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane in Bandra (East) by over 19,000 votes. Earlier today, former Chief Minister Narayan Rane was trailing in the bypoll to Bandra (East) Assembly seat in Mumbai over Shiv Sena candidate Trupti Sawant, who has established a comfortable lead at the end of the 13th round of counting.

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    ‘Swaraj Abhiyan not anti-party’: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday said that the ‘Swaraj Samvad’ meeting, which is being seen as an effort by the ousted duo to garner support from like-minded people within the AAP, was not organised by the latter.

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    Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Holding

    Shanghai: West Indian legend Michael Holding has has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game. “I was very impressed with Indian fast bowlers, especially Mohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami. It was surprising to me. I think what has contributed to India’s fast bowling is the changing of the nature of pitches in India. They have now

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    We need to touch up our game: Keiron Pollard

    Ahmedabad: Disappointed after Mumbai Indians’ third successive IPL loss, the team’s West Indian batsman Keiron Pollard said his side needs to improve several aspects of it gameplan. “I am surely disappointed. We didn’t have a very good start. I did score runs, so did Corey (Anderson). But, overall it was not good enough. We have to touch up lot of aspects with regard to batting and bowling,” Pollard said during the post match press briefing

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    Hope more youngsters take up sports as career: Sania Mirza

    Hyderabad : Back in the country after a third successive WTA title triumph which catapulted her to the top of world doubles rankings, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza hopes that her feat would inspire youngsters to take up the sport as a career. “It’s an amazing feeling. It’s great to come back home being the number one. To achieve this after putting in lot of work and sacrifice, it’s really good,” Sania, who arrived here