Free Press Journal
  • Regime barrel bombs kill 45 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

    Beirut: A series of barrel bombs dropped from Syrian regime helicopters killed at least 45 civilians and wounded dozens Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said. “At least 45 civilians were killed, and dozens were wounded, when regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the city of Al-Bab and in an eastern neighbourhood of Aleppo,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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    Luck played a big part at the start of my career: Gavaskar

    Mumbai: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar said luck played a big part earlier in his cricketing career which spanned over 16 years from making his Test debut in March, 1971 to playing his last One-Day-International (ODI) in November, 1987.

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    Paul McCartney swears by ‘yoga’ to stay fit in his 70s

    London: Paul McCartney has admitted that yoga is the secret to his fitness in his 70s. The Beatles legend revealed that in his 60’s he learned that yoga was an actual base of fitness as it not only provided inner strength but also gave flexibility, the Mirror has reported. He added that he does it every day and it kept him fit.

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    Maggi noodles row: Case lodged against Nestle, 5 others

    Barabanki: A case was lodged today against Nestle India in a local court here over safety standards of its Maggi product, while actors Amitabh Bachhan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta have also been separately dragged to the court for promoting the ‘two-minute’ noodles brand.

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    Tabu gets into tough inspector look for ‘Drishyam’ 

    New Delhi: After garnering plaudits for playing a mother in “Haider”, versatile actress Tabu will be back on the silver screen with more power in a police officer’s avatar in “Drishyam”. There is a recurring pattern in Tabu’s choice of films — be it “Cheeni Kum” or “Chandni Bar” and that is the strong female characters. This time too, the actress will play the role of IG Meera Deshmukh, who will go

  • Militants kill 22 abducted bus passengers in Pak’s Balochistan

    Karachi: Unidentified militants in military uniform shot dead at least 22 passengers after storming two Karachi-bound buses in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province, triggering widespread protests from Pashtuns. Suspected to be Baloch separatists, 20-25 militants stopped the buses ferrying over 30 passengers, mostly Pashtuns, in southwestern Mastung district last night when they were heading to Karachi from Quetta and Pishin.

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    ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ success a confidence booster: Kangana

    New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut is beaming with joy as her latest release “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” has crossed the coveted Rs 100 crore mark and the actress says the film’s success makes her more confident about her choices.
    The Anand L Rai directed romantic-comedy, also starring R Madhavan and Jimmy Shergill, opened to decent reviews and good public response last week. “It makes you a lot more confident in your instincts… What you believed in has clicked in such a big

  • KKR cricketer Shakib Al Hasan and KKR bowling coach Wasim Akram during a practice session at Eden Gardens.

    Wasim Akram hopeful of Indo-Pak cricket series revival

    Karachi: Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has said he is hopeful about the India-Pakistan cricket series being revived. The former Pakistan captain said that an India versus Pakistan series should happen, wherever it happens, because the beauty of such a contest is un matchable and no match could beat that, the Dawn reported. He also said that people are starved of India-Pakistan cricket and are desperate waiting for that.

  • Chen Long to meet Axelsen in Australian Open final

    Sydney: World No.1 Chen Long of China will meet Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the men’s singles final after both won their respective semifinals at the Australian Badminton Open Superseries here on Saturday.

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    Artificial heart lung machine used to cure H1N1-affected child

    Chennai: In a first of its kind initiative, an artificial heart lung machine has been used to cure a child suffering from swine flu at the Apollo Children’s Hospital here. Soubhashree was rushed from Puducherry to here by a team of doctors from Apollo Hospitals recently after her oxygen levels in the lungs were very low as she had swine flu.

  • NDA Cabinet approves re-promulgation of land Ordinance

    New Delhi: Government today decided to re-promulgate the controversial land Ordinance, saying it is necessary for maintaining continuity and providing a framework to compensate people whose land is acquired.

  • US storms, floods kill 28 people, 24 of them in Texas

    Dallas (US): US authorities reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms are submerging highways and flooding homes.

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    NDA govt brought back respect, credibility of Centre: BJP

    Jalandhar (Pb): Terming NDA government at the Centre as “corruption free”, BJP today said that in the last one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought back the respect and credibility of the Union government which it had lost during the UPA regime.

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    Cellular Jail trip would inspire students: Goa CM

    Panaji: Meritorious students from Goa will soon get an all-expenses-paid trip to the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Saturday.

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    How does Alia Bhatt beat the heat?

    New Delhi: Young and bubbly actress Alia Bhatt remains cool in the scorching summer heat by making sure she eats and drinks right. Giving out some tips for her fans, who hope for skin as radiant as that of the 22-year-old, the “2 States” actress told IANS: “One should drink a lot of water and stay hydrated” to beat the scorching heat in summers. “I have at least 5 liters of water

  • Innovative maths teaching highly rated by C’wealth jury

    Shillong: Meghalaya’s innovative teaching of maths in foundation classes, aimed at making learning of the subject easy and attractive, has been highly rated by the Commonwealth Education Good Practice Awards jury though it missed the awards by a whisker, officials said today.

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    Demi Lovato hit ‘other rock bottoms’ in rehab

    Los Angeles: Singer Demi Lovato “hit other rock bottoms” after going to rehab in 2010 and says she still has to remind herself every day that she has an addiction. The 22-year-old singer sought treatment for eating and self-harming disorders in 2010, and she has revealed she is bipolar. Asked if going to rehab was her rock bottom, Lovato told “With my eating disorder, yes. With my mental health, yes. But