Free Press Journal
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    Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane’s journey

    Beijing: Bad weather has caused the organizers of Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered solely by alternative energy, to postpone on Tuesday the seventh leg of its round-the-world journey, during which it has to cover most of the Pacific Ocean, Efe news agency reported. Current weather formations over the Pacific are unstable and the potential for excessive clouds over the region, which could affect the recharging of batteries that power the engine,

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    Asaram’s son Narayan Sai released from Surat jail

    Surat: After spending 17 months behind bars in connection with an alleged rape case, self-styled godman Asaram’s son Narayan Sai today walked out of Lajpor Central Jail here on three weeks’ temporary bail. “The Gujarat High Court had yesterday granted 21-day temporary bail to Narayan Sai to attend to his ailing mother. He was released from Lajpor jail today at 11.35 AM,” a jail official said.

  • Cleartrip targets 45 pc growth in transaction value

    Kolkata: Online travel portal Cleartrip today said it is targeting 45 per cent growth in the transaction value on its site in the current fiscal. “In fiscal 2014-15, we had achieved transaction worth USD 800 million with 39 per cent growth over previous year and in the current fiscal we are looking at a growth rate of 45 per cent,” Cleartrip chief revenue officer Amit Taneja said here today.

  • Danve slams Congress for protests over Modi govt’s 1-yr rule

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Congress for observing the “death anniversary of acche din” as Modi government completes one year in office, BJP today said the opposition party should realise that people observed its (Congress’) death anniversary a year back. “What death anniversary of acche din will they observe? People of this country have observed their (Congress’) death anniversary a year back. In Rs 12, you do not even get to buy a shroud and

  • Amit Shah

    BJP talks tough on blackmoney issue, takes Congress to task

    Karnal:Claiming that BJP government was the first to take effective steps to tackle black money, party President Amit Shah today said it would not allow even a single penny to go out of India and has laid a strong foundation in last one year for development of the country.

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    Teesta deal will be finalised soon: Rajnath Singh

    Kolkata: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s likely visit to Bangladesh in June, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted the Teesta water sharing accord with the neighbouring country would be finalised soon.

  • Obesity, Kids

    Teenage obesity may double bowel cancer risk

    London: Being obese or very overweight during teenage may double the risk of developing bowel cancer by the time one is middle-aged, says a new research. Elizabeth Kantor from Harvard School of Public Health in the US with her colleagues tracked the health of 240,000 Swedish men, who had been conscripted into the military between the age of 16 and 20 during 1969-76.  The men were then monitored for bowel cancer up

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    Sensex falls 112 pts on earnings worry, derivatives expiry

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today declined by another 112 points to close at over one-week low of 27,531.41 due to continued selling in heavyweights such as ITC, Tata Motors and Vedanta on muted earnings amid weakening rupee.

  • Police book 545 people under ATA for vandalising church in Pakistan

    Karachi :Pakistan police has reportedly booked 545 people under the Anti-Terrorism Act for vandalizing a church in Basti Dhoop Sarri in Sanda and injuring 10 policemen deployed there to protect the place of worship. The Dawn quoted local police officials as saying that the suspects were also charged with damaging public and private property. While 45 people were named in the FIR, others remained unidentified. Police said they were conducting raids to nab more

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    Parrikar downplays President Mukherjee’s remark on Bofors scandal

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar avoided commenting on President Pranab Mukherjee’s remark that the Bofors arms scandal was more of a ‘media trial’ and none of the charges have been proved in any Indian court.

  • Kenyan police missing, feared dead after Shebab attack

    Garissa: Thirteen Kenyan police are missing following an overnight ambush by suspected Shebab militants in the northeast of the country close to the border with Somalia, a police spokesman said today. Local officials said more than 10 officers may have been killed in Monday night’s ambush near Garissa — the scene of last month’s university massacre — while Kenyan media reported the number of dead could be as high as 20.

  • John Key

    IS advance no danger to New Zealand forces in Iraq: John Key

    Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday dismissed calls to pull New Zealand troops out of Iraq as Islamic State (IS) militants advanced to within 100 km of their base. Key told Radio New Zealand that his defence and national security advisors had informed him that New Zealand troops at Camp Taji, just north of Baghdad, were in no greater danger after IS forces overran Ramadi.  But the situation was being

  • Mukul Wasnik slams NDA govt for failing to address farmers’ problems

    Kozhikode: AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik has slammed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for failing to address farmers’ problems. “Agricultural production has hit a low after the Modi government came to power. Export of agricultural products came down by 25 per cent as the government has cut the schemes for the welfare of farmers,” he said.

  • Najeeb Jung, Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal meets Jung; discusses functioning of ACB in Delhi

    New Delhi: In the midst of a bitter power tussle, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and discussed functioning of the elite Anti-Corruption Bureau, a day after Delhi High Court ruled that it has authority to probe central government officials, including Delhi Police personnel.

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    Debris of MH370 aircraft to be left on ocean bed if found

    Melbourne: If the wreckage of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is found by investigators, it will be left on the ocean floor, investigators have said. No trace of the missing flight has been found so far in the southern Indian Ocean but, it seems, that only those parts that would be required for the probe, such as the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, will be retrieved from the ocean

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    Taiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

    Taipei: Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan today to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by expanding islets with landfill to solidify its claims in the region. Ma’s initiative, announced today at an Asia-Pacific research forum in Taipei, calls for setting aside sovereignty disputes over the South China Sea and jointly exploring for resources. Taiwan is also prepared to join related dialogues and mechanisms

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    Nokia withdraws plea to sell Chennai unit as buyer backs out

    New Delhi: Nokia India today withdrew from Delhi High Court its plea seeking permission to urgently sell its mobile manufacturing unit in Chennai, which was frozen over a Rs-10,000 crore claim raised by the Income Tax department, saying the proposed buyer has backed out. At the same time, Nokia and I-T department told the court that a report has been received from Ernst and Young India Pvt Ltd (EY) on valuation of the

  • Firing in film city: 3 held

    Mumbai: Three persons, who were allegedly involved in the firing incident that took place in Film City last week here which left owner of a security agency critically injured, have been arrested, police said today. “We have arrested three persons yesterday and they will be produced in court today. We are going to request the court to get their remand so that we can nab the absconding accused,” Vilas Chavan, senior police inspector

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    Australia to strip citizenship for terror links: Tony Abbott

    Sydney: Australia today announced it will amend the law to strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for “betraying the country”, but insisted no one would be left stateless. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the new powers would apply to dual nationals who fight with or support jihadists such as Islamic State group or so-called lone wolves who pose a threat on home soil.