Free Press Journal
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    Justin Gatlin beats Usain Bolt’s Rome record

    London: Justin Gatlin snatched the track record set by rival Usain Bolt, as he achieved victory in the men’s 100 meters in Rome diamond League. The Olympic gold medalist, who served a two doping bans including a four-year suspension from 2006 to 2010, completed the race in 9.75 seconds, the seventh-fastest time in history – outclassing Bolt’s 9.76 set in 2012.

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    Virat Kohli, Sushil Kumar pledge support to save environment

    New Delhi:  India’s Test captain Virat Kohli called on the youth of the country to come forward and pledge their support to save the environment by planting trees in and around their surroundings. Kohli along with star wrestler Sushil Kumar and Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar among others today planted saplings at the Indira Paryavaran Bhawan here on the occasion of World Environment Day.

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    Anirban Lahiri ready for charge in US Open

    New Delhi : His last two appearances in the Majors had been marred by ill health but ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is ready to come out with all guns blazing this time, claiming to be fighting fit for the US Open in a fortnight. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, who has already won twice this year, is heading back to the United States with a renewed confidence. Lahiri did not have it easy when

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    Sepp Blatter discusses FIFA structural reforms

    Madrid: FIFA president Sepp Blatter said he had a highly “constructive meeting” with Domenico Scala, independent chairman of the FIFA Audit & Compliance Committee, to discuss structural reforms of the world soccer governing body, media reported on Friday. “I had a good, constructive meeting with Scala to establish a framework for action and a timetable. I am pleased to take advice and guidance from Scala,” Blatter said. “I want a comprehensive program of reform and

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    R K Swamy BBDO campaign asks ‘magicbricks kiya kya?

    Mumbai: R K SWAMY BBDO once again brings together deep consumer insights and a dash of humour to create an interesting series of TVCs for magicbricks.com. The singular message in this campaign is: Do your magicbricks. The tagline that makes the brand name a verb: “magicbricks kiya kya?” ask consumers to do their homework on magicbricks before making a decision. The overall objective of this campaign is to establish magicbricks as a portal that helps

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    Serena Williams to play Lucie Safarova in French Open final

    Paris: US tennis player Serena Williams, the world number one, defeated the Swiss Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinals of the French Open in a match that lasted for one hour and 54 minutes. Williams took another step towards her 20th Grand Slam title, what would be her third in Paris after winning Roland Garros in 2002 and 2013, Efe news agency reported.

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    Rupee snaps 3-day losing streak, up 6 paise v/s US dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee snapped its three-day losing streak against the American currency, recovering by six paise to 63.94 per dollar on fresh selling of dollars by banks and exporters in view of good foreign capital inflows.  The rupee resumed lower at 64.02 per dollar as against the last closing level of 64.00 per dollar at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) on initial dollar demand from banks and importers on the back of higher dollar overseas.

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    Islamabad seeks US permission for civilian nuclear technology

    Karachi : Islamabad has asked Washington D.C. for access to peaceful nuclear technology during talks held under the Pak-US Strategic Dialogue. US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller and Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry co-chaired the 7th round of the US-Pakistan Security, Strategic Stability, and Non-proliferation (SSS&NP) Working Group.

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    Sonia Gandhi calls meeting of Congress Chief Minister’s on June 9

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of Chief Ministers of all the states where the grand old party is in power on June 9. According to reports, the meeting will deliberate on the formulation of a political strategy to to take on the NDA Government at the Centre for its attitude towards Congress-ruled and other non-BJP states. Among those attending the meeting will be Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi

  • MIM to oppose Munde memorial on state govt land

    Aurangabad  : The All India Majlise Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) will oppose the setting up of a memorial in the name of BJP leader Gopinath Munde on government land. The party has said that if the BJP leaders want to build a memorial, then they should buy private land and not use government land that is worth crores of rupees.

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    Sensex sheds 43 points in early session

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading 42.76 points or 0.16 percent down during the morning session.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 12.70 points or 0.16 percent down at 8,117.95 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,819.82 points, was trading at 26,770.66 points (at 9.21 a.m.) in

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    Rupee firms up 10 paise to 63.90 against dollar

    Mumbai : After sliding for three straight days, the rupee recovered 10 paise to 63.90 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on selling of the American currency by exporters and banks.  Forex dealers said a lower opening in the domestic equity markets and dollar’s strength against other currencies overseas capped the gains. The Indian rupee had lost 10 paise to close at 64 against the greenback after plunging to a

  • Central Railway conversion haste to send services for a toss

    Mumbai :  The Central Railway (CR), which is in haste to complete the Rs 1,300 crore conversion project before the monsoon rains hits the city, has given a green signal for converting their traction from DC to AC on Saturday night, which will come at an expense of 30 percent reduction in train services.

  • 20 armymen slain in Manipur

    Guwahati :  At least 20 army men were killed in Manipur on Thursday when militants ambushed their convoy in Manipur’s Chandel district.

  • Nitish, Manjhi in a fruity fight

    Patna : The taste of mango and litchi fruit at Bihar CM’s official bungalow in Patna has turned sour with Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Bihar Chief Minister, accusing the Nitish Kumar government of deploying policemen to thwart him from enjoying the fruit that is available in abundance on the premises.

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    Poster boy kept out of Yoga Day?

    New Delhi :  Baba Ramdev, who is credited in certain quarters for having popularized yoga among the masses, seems to be missing from the gala International Yoga Day celebrations. Nobody seems to have a clear answer why.

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    Jaitley waters down drought fears

    New Delhi :  In less than 24 hours of Union Agriculture Minister expressing concern over prospects of a deficient monsoon this year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday sought to allay fears and speculation of a crisis situation as “misplaced” and “far-fetched,” asserting that the government has adequate food grain stocks to tackle any eventuality.

  • BJP forced to defer drains, street-lighting proposals

    BHOPAL : Despite enjoying a thumping majority in the House, the ruling BJP was forced to defer the decision on DPR for a Rs-1600 crore project for construction of drains in the general council meeting of the BMC on Thursday.

  • Rs 94L drawn from account of doctor couple

    BHOPAL : A housekeeper cum office assistant of a doctor couple in Jawahar Chowk area duped them by fraudulently transferring Rs 94 Lakh from their bank accounts into his accounts. The accused stole the chequebook of the doctor couple from their forged their signature and committed the act. The TT Nagar police following the complaint of the doctor registered a case against the accused and launched a manhunt to nab him.