Free Press Journal
  • Tories, Labour fight it out in UK’s knife-edge polls

    London: Millions voted in the UK today in the country’s closest polls in decades as Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party and opposition Labour were locked in a dead heat electoral battle with migrant voters, including the Indian diaspora, expected to be the deciding factor.

  • Scoring 200 was a bonus: Warner

    Mumbai: After the thrilling victory over formidable Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Thursday expressed satisfaction at his batsmen building up momentum in the middle overs, and said scoring 200 plus was a bonus.

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    Amethi food park: Irani slams Rahul over attack on govt

    New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani today hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his attack on the NDA government over a food park project in his constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, saying he had ignored it for the last 10 years. “The food park was announced in 2010, when the Congress government was there (at the Centre). Eight extensions were sought for the project as it was not considered

  • Prince Harry leaves Australian army after a month’s service

    Sydney: Prince Harry, who recently announced his retirement from the British army, bade adieu to Australia in a ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday, after having served in the country’s armed forces for one month, Efe news agency reported.

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    Bodies of two Russian tourists found in quake-hit Nepal

    Kathmandu:  The bodies of two Russian tourists who went missing in a high mountain area during the April 25 earthquake in Nepal have been found and identified, Russian Ambassador to Nepal Sergei Velichkin told TASS news agency on Thursday.

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    BJD has secret deal with BJP, Congress alleges

    Bhubaneswar: The Congress unit in Odisha on Thursday accused the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of striking a deal with the BJP to shield its leaders from any CBI probe over various scams.

  • Russian jail inmates to be offered work on farms

    Moscow: Russia’s Federal Service for Penitentiaries (FSIN) plans opening farms where prison inmates will be offered an opportunity to work, Valery Maksimenko, a deputy director of the service said on Thursday at a conference at Russia’s Public Chamber.

  • Nigerian troops free 1,000 women, children from Boko Haram

    Abuja: A Nigerian senator from the restive northeastern Borno state has confirmed the rescue of about 1,000 women and children by the military in the region. The women and children were rescued from villages occupied by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, Xinhua news agency cited Senator Ali Ndume as telling reporters in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Thursday.

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by seven runs

    Mumbai: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by seven runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Brabourne Stadium here on Thursday. Chasing 202 to win, Royals reached 194/7 in 20 overs.

  • KKR bat first against Delhi at Eden

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bat first against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

  • RS MPs demand cap on lowest, highest airfares

    New Delhi: Cutting across party lines, members in Rajya Sabha today asked the government to take steps and create a regulatory mechanism to ensure that Indian carriers do not charge “arbitrary” and “exorbitant” air fares from travellers.

  • Punjab govt invites FICCI to build trade centre in Mohali

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today invited industry chamber FICCI to build a convention-cum-trade centre in Mohali for which “adequate chunk” of land will be provided by the state. He also gave a call to the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) to become active partner of Punjab in industrial development.

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    Sports fraternity express shock at suicide attempt by athletes

    Gurgaon: India’s sports fraternity today expressed shock at the death of a trainee at Kerala’s SAI center and urged the sportspersons to show heart in fighting odds instead of resorting to such an extreme step. One athlete died and three others were battling for life after eating a poisonous fruit under an apparent collective suicide attempt following alleged harassment by seniors.

  • Going to ‘make sure’ men, women get paid equally in Bollywood: Kangana

    Kolkata: National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut on Thursday said she will “make sure” someday the divide between men and women in Bollywood in terms of paychecks is bridged. “Few people are trying, like me. It is still a very, very male-dominated industry and yes hopefully, at some point, it will be equal and I am going to make sure that happens,” she told the media here in response to a poser on

  • PIKU, Amitabh Bachchan, Shoojit Sircar

    Amitabh Bachchan was like a child on ‘Piku’ set: Shoojit Sircar

    New Delhi: “Vicky Donor” fame director Shoojit Sircar says veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan behaved like a school child during the shooting of their movie “Piku”. “Working with Amitabh Bachchan was fantastic. He is one of the legends of Indian cinema. People will see him in a new avatar in ‘Piku’, just like a new hero. He is the one who has always shown us a path. He knows how to challenge yourself at

  • CIS case: Sebi bars USK India from raising funds from public

    Mumbai: Taking action against illegal investments, Sebi today prohibited USK India from raising fresh capital from the public, with immediate effect. The order comes following a complaint received by Sebi against USK India, alleging that the funds were mobilised by the company through agents and high rates of commission were being paid to them.

  • Nepal ends 13-day mourning period, toll nears 8,000

    Kathmandu: Two fresh tremors were felt today in Nepal devastated by the massive earthquake that claimed nearly 8,000 lives, even as survivors dressed in white robes participated in mass prayers chanting Vedic mantras to end a 13-day mourning period. According to the National Seismological Centre 4.2-magnitude tremor was reported at 2.33 am. Another 4.0-magnitude temblor occurred at 7.56 am.

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    Court to consider NIA’s report on Sayyed Liyaqat Shah in July

    New Delhi: A court here on Thursday fixed July 10 for considering a chargesheet filed by the NIA giving clean chit to Sayyed Liyaqat Shah alias Liyaqat Bukhari who was arrested by Delhi Police for coming to India to put into force a conspiracy and execute attacks in the capital in March 2013.

  • JK Crime Branch closes probe into boy’s death that led to 2010 unrest

    Srinagar: The Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police has closed its investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of a teenage boy, which was seen as the trigger for the summer unrest of 2010 in the Valley. The investigating agency, which took over the case following orders from the Jammu and Kashmir High Court last year, closed the case as “untraced”.

  • Smriti Irani takes a dig at Gandhi family

    New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for the lack of development in his constituency Amethi, saying what the Gandhi family could not do in decades, the Modi government did in the last one year.