Free Press Journal
  • Johnny Kemp

    Johnny Kemp dies mysteriously at 55

    Kingston: Bahamian singer Johnny Kemp has died in mysterious circumstances here. He was 55. The singer’s body was found floating at a Montego Bay beach on Thursday morning, according to Jamaica police, reports aceshowbiz.com. Prior to his death, Kemp was scheduled to perform for Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise hosted by Tom Joyner.

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    Mark Zuckerberg rejects Indian claims of Internet.org being against net neutrality

    London: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said in response of Indian claims against his Internet.org initiative that they want “as many internet providers to join so as many people as possible can be connected”. According to BBC, Zuckerberg said in a blog post that the initiatives basic free services were compatible with net neutrality, the principle that all web services should be equally accessible. However, India’s “Save the Internet coalition” has argued that Zuckerberg’s Internet.org initiative

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    Yogendra Yadav dubs AAP show cause notice ‘a joke’

    New Delhi: Dissident Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday labelled the show-cause notice issued to him by the party as a joke and a travesty of justice. “Received this notice last night, funny thing is those who’ve been accusing us of anti-party activity will now sit and judge whether we have committed anti-party activity or not?” said Yadav.

  • Infra growth will give Chennai realty a push: Experts

    Chennai: The development of infrastructure projects like Metro rail and the economic upturn will have positive impact on the residential, office and commercial real estate segments here, said a senior official of Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL). According to him, the real estate investment trusts (REIT) in India are expected to take off in a big manner only three or four years after they start operations.

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    Zayn Malik wins first solo award after quitting 1D

    London: Zayn Malik has tasted his first success after quitting his Brit boy band One Direction as he grabbed an award at the Asian Awards in London. The 22-year-old singer, who made his individual red carpet debut, grabbed the Asian of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to music, the Daily Star reported. The young singer’s appearance comes less than 24 hours after former band mates posed for cameras at the Great Gatsby Gala most recently. Despite

  • Five arrested in Australia for alleged terror plot

    Melbourne: Australian counter-terrorism police on Saturday arrested five men in Melbourne for an alleged terror plot. According to officials, two of the five men were planning an Islamic State (IS)-inspired attack on an Anzac Day ceremony — anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, ABC reported.

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    Jason Holder’s unbeaten ton denies England chance to beat Windies in first Test of three-match series

    Antigua: England were denied a chance to take a 1-0 lead ahead of the second Test against the West Indies as Jason Holder’s unbeaten ton on the final day anchored the hosts to a draw in the first Test of the three-match series on Friday. England had taken a 340-run lead over the West Indies heading into the fifth and final day of the match after declaring their second innings on 333-7.

  • Suicide bomber kills 22 outside bank in Afghanistan: officials

    Jalalabad: A suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and wounded 50 others in an attack today outside a bank in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, provincial officials said. “The explosion happened outside a bank where government employees collect their monthly salaries,” Nangarhar provincial police chief Fazal Ahmad Shirzad told AFP. Provincial government spokesman Ahmad Zia Abdulzai confirmed the attack and said dozens were killed and wounded. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone ties up with Goa postal dept for payment of bills

    Panaji: Telecom major Vodafone India in collaboration with department of Posts in Goa has introduced bill payment facility through computerised post offices. Vodafone has taken the initiative to introduce ‘pay through post office facility’ to make it simple, easy, secure and less time consuming for customers to make their bill payments, a company statement issued here today said. The facility is only for operator’s post-paid customers.

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    Sir Ian Botham claims couldn’t be ‘happier’ after James Anderson breaks his wicket taking record for England

    London: Former England all-rounder Sir Ian Botham has claimed that he couldn’t be happier after fast bowler James Anderson broke the former Test skipper’s record by becoming the nation’s highest wicket taker in the long format of the game with his 384th dismissal in his 100th match. All-rounder Botham took 383 wickets in 102 Tests between 1977 and 1992, as well as scored 5,200 runs at an average of 33.54.

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    Two ships to carry last Yemen evacuees to Kochi port today

    Kochi: A total of 475 people rescued from war-torn Yemen will arrive via two passenger ships, MV Kavaratti and MV Corals, at the Cochin Port Trust Jetty on Saturday. It will be the last leg of the evacuation process. Both the ships are likely to arrive by 2 pm today.

  • Saddam Hussein’s ‘king of clubs’ Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri killed in Iraq

    London: Fugitive Iraqi militant leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri who was called the “King of Clubs” in the famous pack of cards the US issued of wanted members of Saddam Hussein’s regime has been killed. According to BBC, Douri was right hand man to Iraq’s ex-leader Hussein who officials said helped create the Naqshbandi Order insurgent group that led to the rise of the IS.

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    Japanese maglev train sets new world speed record

    Washington: A maglev train in Japan has set a new world record for speed by going 590 kilometers (366 miles) per hour. Central Japan Railway Co. announced the achievement after the company’s seven-car train successfully finished a test run on an experimental track in Yamanashi prefecture, breaking a 12 year world record, the Verge reported.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Has Rahul Gandhi shot himself in the foot?

    Unlike the Biblical tale of a prodigal son, the return of a foot-loose family member may not be a cause of great joy to his relatives. In Rahul Gandhi’s case, it can be a source of embarrassment and misgivings. The embarrassment is likely to be caused by speculation about where the not-so-young prince was for nearly two months, what he learnt during the days away from the madding crowd, and whether his ruminations –

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    Ration shops in Mumbai to be linked with biometric system

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to link all ration shops in Mumbai and suburban Thane district with a biometric system by November with a view to check irregularities in the public distribution system (PDS). A senior official of State Food and Civil Supplies department said the linking will be done in a phased manner where all ration shops in Mumbai and Kalyan-Dombivali region will be linked by Diwali, which falls in November this year, and thereafter the government will shift focus on

  • Delhi Transport Corporation gets its first woman driver

    New Delhi: The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has appointed V. Saritha as its first woman bus driver. Delhi Transport Minister, Gopal Rai, congratulated Saritha and encouraged more women drivers to take up the job. He said that Saritha’s induction into DTC will lessen the gap of gender inequality.

  • PM returning home to barbs from Congress

    New Delhi :  As Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his there nation tour projecting a confident India abroad, the opposition Congress mounted a vitriolic attack on him for his references to domestic issues during the trip.

  • Mufti gets cracking after nudge

    Srinagar/New Delhi :  Anybody who had doubts about the support separatists enjoy in the Valley were swiftly dispelled when stone-pelting youth fought a pitched battle on Friday with security forces in Srinagar over the arrest of Masrat Alam, whose supporters had waved Pakistani flags and shouted pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally two days ago.

  • Smriti Irani

    4 MPs write to President, PM against Smriti

    New Delhi :  In what could spell more trouble for Smriti Irani, senior leaders from various opposition parties have written to the President and Prime Minister against ‘systematic destruction’ of higher education in the country by deliberate interference and eroding the autonomy of prestigious institutions of higher learning. The letter has demanded decisive intervention from the President and PM to prevent lasting damage to these institutions.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Zuckerberg defends free internet

    New York :  Finding itself at the receiving end of the ‘net neutrality’ debate, Facebook on Friday said its Internet.org platform has benefited “millions” of people on RCOM network in India and it is open for all mobile operators.