Free Press Journal
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    Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla help KKR reach IPL pinnacle

    Kolkata: All rounder Andre Russell and spinner Piyush Chawla helped the Kolkata Knight Riders register their seventh win of the IPL season, beating the bottom ranked team Kings XI Punjab by one wicket at the Eden Gardens. Russell was named Man of the Match as he scored 51 off just 21 deliveries to put his side in a winning position.

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    Jose Mourinho: Steven Gerrard made me a ‘better manager’

    London: Ahead of their final meeting in the Premier League, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho credited Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in making him a ‘better manager’. Mourinho said that his ‘dear enemy’ Gerrard had made him a better manager because to stop him was really difficult, the BBC reported. He added that he tried to rope in the Liverpool captain three times to his club, but all in vain.

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    No civilian casualties in MiG 27 crash in West Bengal: IAF

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force today said there was no civilian casualties in the MiG 27 crash that took place last evening in West Bengal. The aircraft had taken off from Hasimara station at 2024 hours yesterday on a routine training mission, IAF spokesman said. After take off, the aircraft had developed a “technical snag” and the pilot was forced to abandon the aircraft. The pilot ejected at a place near Alipurduar, 40km South-East of Hasimara. The ejection was safe and the aircraft crashed

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    Finance Ministry, RBI need to work in harmony: Manmohan Singh

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank and the Finance Ministry need to work in harmony, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today against the backdrop of reports about differences between the two institutions. “I would like the two institutions to work in harmony,” said Singh, who had served as RBI governor and then as Finance Minister before becoming Prime Minister. “RBI is a great institution … Finance Minister (Arun Jaitley) has already said that there is no disconnect between the two,” Singh told reporters on

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    Farmers furious as minister Eknath Khadse says no solution to farmland suicides

    Nagpur (Maharashtra): A farmers’ advocacy group from Vidarbha on Saturday locked horns with Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse over his remarks that the government has no solution to stop farmland suicides. “We are shocked by Khadse’s insensitive statements on such a sensitive issue which is a matter of concern for not only Maharashtra, but farm communities in India and the whole world,” Kishore Tiwari, president of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), told IANS.

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    Southern states to get affordable power in 2 years: Piyush Goyal

    Coimbatore: The Centre has formulated a Rs 27,000 crore project for generating 6,000 mw power in another two years to provide 24×7 affordable electricity to southern states, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said here today. He attributed insufficient transmission facility as a reason for not being able to bring adequate electricity to South India, particularly to Tamil Nadu.

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    GST to herald economic integration: Arun Jaitley

    Mumbai: Stating that GST will herald an economic integration of India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today slammed opposition Congress for stalling progress of the country by preventing passage of the Constitution Amendment Bill. “The entire country will become one market and it will be an economic integration of India,” Jaitley said launching three social security schemes here.

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    Maharashtra ATS nabs two top Maoist leaders

    Pune: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad has nabbed two top Maoist leaders from a hospital on the outskirts of Pune, an official said on Saturday. The two were identified as K. Muralidharan (62), alias Thomas Joseph, hailing from Kerala’s Ernakulam and Ismail Hamza Chiragpilli (29) alias James Mathew of Mallapuram in the same state.

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    BJP demands Uttarakhand minister Dinesh Agarwal’s removal

    Dehradun: The state BJP leaders today demanded the removal of Uttarakhand forest minister Dinesh Agarwal for “travelling” to Nepal last Thursday without Union government’s approval. Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Ajay Bhatt and several other BJP members met Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi and submitted a memorandum in this regard. “If there was any attack on the state minister during his travel to Nepal, who would be held responsible,” Bhatt said, adding, “If a state Cabinet minister is not aware of his own responsibility,

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    Social security schemes launched in Nagaland

    Kohima: Nagaland also joined in launching of the three major social schemes – Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Atal Pension Yojana. Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang and Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Prof (Dr) Ram Shankar Katheria formally launched the schemes in the State Capital coinciding with National launching at Kolkata by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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    Court asks Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation employees to end strike

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Saturday directed the employees of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) to call off their strike in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. With the employees continuing their strike for a fourth day paralysing public transport, the common high court for both the states asked them to work immediately.

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    South Korea says North Korea test-fires 3 missiles into sea

    Seoul: South Korean military officials say North Korea has fired three anti-ship cruise missiles into its eastern sea. The firings Saturday come just hours after Pyongyang’s state media touted the country’s advancing military capabilities by claiming the successful test-firing of a submarine-launched missile. An official from South Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff said the missiles were fired within a span of an hour in the early evening from an area near the eastern port city of Wonsan. He identified the missiles as KN-01 missiles, which

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    Liberia is free of Ebola, says World Health Organization

    Monrovia: The World Health Organization says Liberia is now free of Ebola after going 42 days twice the maximum  incubation period for the deadly disease without any new cases. Elsewhere in West Africa, however, new cases were reported this week in neighboring Sierra Leone and in Guinea, the other two countries hit hardest by the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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    US labels Al Jazeera’s Pak bureau chief Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan as al-Qaeda member

    Washington: The US has labelled a journalist, who interviewed Osama bin Laden and for years managed Al Jazeera’s bureau in Pakistan, as a member of al-Qaeda and put him on a terrorist list, according to a media report. Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, Al Jazeera’s longtime Islamabad bureau chief, has been singled out as a member of the terrorist group in the new document detailing US intelligence efforts to track al-Qaeda couriers by analysing metadata, reported online news site The Intercept.

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    PM Narendra Modi arrives in Kolkata to launch social security schemes

    Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata today after his visit to Chhattisgarh. He was received by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on his arrival here. West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra and state BJP chief Rahul Sinha were also present. Prime Minister Modi will launch three social security schemes in Kolkata today.

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    Marouane Fellaini says Van Gaal fines Man U players for being late for lunch

    London: Manchester United mid-fielder Marouane Fellaini has revealed that the players were fined by coach Louis van Gaal for being ‘one minute’ late for lunch. The Dutchman, who is known for his strict discipline, wasn’t happy with the players and fined them when they were just sixty seconds late in turning up to the training ground canteen, the Mirror reported.

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    Only accredited agencies can do EIA: Prakash Javadekar

    Chennai: Only accredited agencies will be allowed to do Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and there will be more such agencies which can do the EIA, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said here today. “Only accredited agencies will be allowed and there will be more number of accredited agencies which can do Environment Impact Assessment (EIA),” he told reporters here. Asked on the EIA done by Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History

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    Three Customs officials detained in Tiruchirappalli

    Tiruchirappalli: Three Customs personnel have been detained for questioning by CBI in connection with the missing of about 30 kg gold from a Customs strong room here. “As per the present estimate, 30 kg of gold and foreign currency equivalent to about Rs 17 lakh were missing. We are still checking the accounts and the exact figure could be arrived at only after final verification,” a CBI relese said.

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    Smriti Irani to visit Rahul Gandhi’s constituency on May 12

    Amethi: Union Minister Smriti Irani will visit Rahul Gandhi’s constituency Amethi on May 12 to meet farmers affected by untimely rains, but an irked Congress has said it will oppose it over the cancellation of food park project. Just days after Irani, who had unsuccessfully contested against Rahul in Lok Sabha elections, attacked the Congress vice-president accusing him of ignoring his constituency for the last 10 years, BJP today announced that she will address ‘Kisan Panchayats’ in all blocks in the pocket-borough of

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    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh: Efforts on to rescue hostages in Chhattisgarh

    Lucknow: Reacting to ‘hostage’ situation in Chhattisgarh during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit today, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here said the government was fighting against naxalism and efforts were on to rescue villagers. Talking to the reporters here after a meeting of party workers, Singh said the Centre was making efforts for release of the hostages.