Free Press Journal
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    Indian fishermen indulge in illegal acts in Lankan waters: ICG

    Madurai: In a stand that may not go down well in Tamil Nadu, Coast Guard today told the Madras High Court that Indian fishermen allegedly indulge in various illegal acts such as smuggling and trawling in Sri Lankan waters resulting in action by the island nation’s navy.

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    Modi donates one month’s salary to PM Relief Fund

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today donated one month’s salary to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for assistance to those affected by the recent earthquake within the country, PMO said. Members of Lok Sabha also decided to donate one month’s salary for earthquake assistance. The government has already announced Rs 2 lakh from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) as compensation to kin of those killed. Those seriously injured in

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    Nokia dismisses rumours that it’s reentering mobile market

    Washington: Week after reports claimed that Nokia was planning to make a comeback to the consumer mobile market as early as next year, the Finnish company has stepped up to dismiss those claims publically. In a brief message posted on its website, Nokia clarified that it had no plans to “manufacture or sell consumer handsets” and dismissed the reports as “false,” reported The Verge. Nokia is restricted from using its brand on phones until Q4 2016 under

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    Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi over Kashmir situation remark

    Agartala: BJP President Amit Shah today criticised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his observation that he saw no change in the situation at Kashmir border under the present Narendra Modi government from that during the UPA regime. Addressing a public gathering here, Shah said, “Rahul says what is the difference at the border in Kashmir now and during UPA regime? Earlier there were exchanges of fire at the border between the security forces

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    Parents feel mobiles may not be the ‘best’ thing for kids

    Washington: A new study has revealed that parents are still worried that the mobiles may not be the best interaction device for their kids. The scientific literature has not kept pace with how technology was affecting family life. To help fill this gap, researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 35 parents/guardians to learn about their views regarding mobile device use by themselves and their children, including benefits, drawbacks and effects on family interactions.

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    Govt working on policy to provide affordable housing: Khattar

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said his government was actively working on a policy to provide affordable housing facility to the people in the state and to ensure planned development in order to check the mushrooming of unauthorised colonies. “We are for the welfare of people thus there is need to bring fundamental changes in the system so as to facilitate the masses. All policies should be framed keeping in

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    Study: Just one hour of daily TV could turn your kids into couch potatoes

    Washington: Even an hour of TV could turn your tiny tots into couch potatoes, claims a new study. The research, which analyzed data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey of 11,113 children who were in kindergarten during the 2011-2012 school year, showed that kids who spent one hour in watching television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each day.

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    Quake toll in Bihar rises to 57

    Patna: The death toll in Saturday’s high intensity earthquake today went up to 57 in Bihar while the number of injured increased to 200, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said. Kumar told reporters that ministers and senior officials have been deployed in the districts to oversee relief work after the quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the state on Saturday and also the tropical storm which hit on Tuesday night.

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    Hackers claim to have overtaken TRAI website

    New Delhi: On a day when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was to release one million email addresses from which they received responses on the net neutrality debate, Anonymous India (AnonOpsIndia) claimed to have hacked the website on Monday, which was denied by the regulator.

  • Raj Thackeray

    HC stays proceedings against Raj in Kalyan court

    Mumbai: In a relief to MNS chief Raj Thackeray, the Bombay High Court today stayed proceedings initiated against him in a court in Kalyan for allegedly not complying with a police notice during the October 2010 municipal polls there. A division bench of Justices R V More and Anuja Prabhudesai was hearing a petition filed by Raj seeking to quash the proceedings.

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    IS leader al-Baghdadi dead, reports say

    New Delhi: Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly died after succumbing to his injuries allegedly sustained in an air strike.

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    High-level panel on past tax issues planned: Arun Jaitley

    London: The Indian government plans to set up a high-level committee to sort out taxation issues of the past and make the system predictable, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on Monday.

  • Yemeni foreign minister rejects talks with Houthis

    Riyadh: Yemeni Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Yassin has refused to engage in dialogue with the Shia Houthi rebels and former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, as he accused both parties of attacking civilians, Efe news agency reported on Monday.

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    Terror-stricken people reluctant to return to homes in Nepal

    Kathmandu: Two days after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, terror-stricken people here are still staying outdoors with powerful aftershocks adding to their fears. People across Kathmandu have occupied open spaces and are living in a plethora of makeshift tents dotting the landscape as far as the eye can see. “Our house has developed cracks and we are scared to go back. Yesterday’s earthquake has scared us,” said Dekhbahadur, a mason who has been

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    South Korean president accepts PM’s resignation

    Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Monday accepted Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo’s resignation offer after coming back to Seoul earlier in the day from her tour to Latin American nations, media reported.

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    41,000 units sold on Akshaya Tritiya: Honda Motorcycles

    Chennai: Two wheeler-maker Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said it sold over 41,000 units on Akshaya Tritiya day celebrated on April 21. In a statement, Honda Motorcycle said customer demand was bullish for two wheelers and its retail sales breached the 41,000 units mark on April 21. The sales growth on this year’s Akshaya Tritiya day was almost 50 percent over last year’s numbers.

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    CBDT to settle foreign funds’ claims within a month

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department has directed its officers that cases of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) seeking tax exmption under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs) with other countries must be decided within a month of claim filing. “It has been decided that in all cases of foreign institutional investors seeking treaty benefits under the provisions of respective DTAAs, decision may be taken on such claims within one month from the date such claim

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    India Ratings pegs current fiscal growth at 7.7%

    Mumbai: Pegging a slightly lower than the official growth forecast at 7.9 per cent, leading domestic rating agency India Ratings today projected a 7.7 per cent growth this fiscal driven by consumption demand. “We expect GDP to grow by 7.7 per cent, up from 7.4 per cent in FY15, driven by a further pick up in private consumption demand. Consumption demand is expected to expand 8.1 per cent in FY16 against 7.1 per cent in FY15 and 6.2 per cent the year before,”

  • Nazarbayev retains Kazakh presidency

    Astana: Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Monday won a fifth term in office garnering a landslide 97.7 percent of votes in Sunday’s presidential poll, the country’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) announced as per preliminary results.

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    IOC’s Paradip refinery’s up and running

    New Delhi: Commissioning its Rs 34,555-crore Paradip oil refinery in Odisha, state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) today said it will start full-fledged production by the end of the year. “Crude processing has commenced…,” the company said in a statement. “Some of the products will require further processing in secondary units, which are also gearing up for commissioning.” IOC said the whole 15-million tonne a year refinery is likely to take about 6-8 months for becoming fully operational.