Free Press Journal
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    Indian Navy ship picks signals likely from missing Dornier

    Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday said a ship searching for the missing Dornier has picked up intermittent signals likely to be from a sonar locator beacon of the missing aircraft.

  • AAP, BJP out for photo-op now: Cong on garbage crisis

    New Delhi: Congress today stepped up attack on BJP-led government at the Centre and AAP’s Delhi government over the garbage crisis in the city as a number of sanitation workers called on Rahul Gandhi to thank him for his support. A day after around 15,000 sanitation workers called off their 12-day strike over non-payment of salaries for months, Congress claimed it was after Rahul’s meeting with the agitating workers that the matter was

  • Narendra Modi

    BJP in caste balancing act ahead of Bihar polls 

    Patna: Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for an end to caste-based politics in Bihar, a deep-rooted tussle in the BJP between upper caste and other back caste (OBCs) leaders, ahead of assembly polls later this year, has put the saffron party in a dilemma.

  • Indian Army firing

    Unknown gunmen kill civilian in Kashmir

    Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir): Unknown gunmen killed a local traders’ association president, Khurshid Ahmad, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town.

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    ‘Air India cooks not expected to cook lizards’: Gajapathi Raju

    New Delhi: After revolting reports surfaced about a passenger on an international flight of Air India being served a lizard in his meal, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday said Air India is not expected to serve lizards, nor are the cooks expected to cook lizards.

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    22 killed as MUV falls into Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh

    Hyderabad: Twenty-two people were killed on Saturday when a multi utility vehicle (MUV) fell into Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh, police said. The accident took place in East Godavari district when the Toofan vehicle fell off Dowleswaram bridge across the river in the early hours of Saturday. The dead include nine women and six children. The rescue workers saved a 13-year-old child. The victims from Achutapuram village of Visakhapatnam district were returning after a pilgrimage

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    Taylor Swift donates USD 15,000 to fire fighter’s family

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift, who recently did a sold-out 1989 World Tour show, donated USD 15,000 to a firefighter who saved his own family. The 25-year-old singer donated money to firefighter Aaron Van Riper’s family who were hospitalised after a car crash, reported Billboard. A friend of Riper set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ account for the family’s mounting medical bills. A donation of USD 15,000 was left for the family, which was signed “Taylor Swift”. It was later confirmed that it was

  • Snoop Dogg

    Snoop Dogg wants to be the next Twitter CEO

    New York: Rapper Snoop Dogg says he is “ready to lead” Twitter after the company announced that its current chief Dick Costolo will step down next month. The 43-year-old singer took to Twitter, just a few hours after Costolo’s announcement, and said he was ready for the post, reported Huffington Post. “I am ready to lead @twitter! #SnoopforCEO,” Snoop Dogg tweeted.

  • David Beckham

    David Beckham to star in ‘King Arthur’?

    New York: Retired soccer star David Beckham will reportedly appear in Guy Ritchie’s new movie, “Knights Of The Roundtable: King Arthur.” The 40-year-old soccer star will appear in his friend’s Middle Ages epic opposite Jude Law, Charlie Hunnam, Eric Bana and Poppy Delevingne, reported Huffington Post. The former England player, however, might appear in a small role as ‘Blackleg Leader.’ “There’s going to be a version of the scene where Excalibur gets drawn from the stone. This is where Beckham factors in,” a source said. Some

  • NEPAL-QUAKE

    Quake-ravaged Nepal needs $6,663 mn for reconstruction: Government

    Kathmandu: The cost for reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged Nepal is approximately $6,663.1 million, according to a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) carried out by the Nepal Planning Commission on Saturday. Reconstruction of damaged physical infrastructures has become the most difficult task to the Nepal government after two major earthquakes jolted the Himalayan Nation on April 25 and May 12, Xinhua reported.

  • David Beckham

    David Beckham takes on first Hollywood role

    London: Former footballer David Beckham is taking on his first Hollywood role in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming medieval epic “King Arthur”.
    Beckham will be donning armor for a small part during the famous ‘sword in the stone’ scene, where Arthur manages to pull the mythical Excalibur from a rock, thus proving his right to be king, reports dailystar.co.uk. However, this won’t be the first time the pair have worked together. Ritchie directed the former England

  • Pakistan's World T20 participation was discussed in Dubai

    No bribes paid to Zimbabwe, says PCB chairman Shahryar Khan

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has refuted claims of bribing the Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) but confirmed that a deal was struck with the latter for touring Pakistan. Zimbabwe became the first test playing nation to tour Pakistan after the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team, which left six people dead and eight players injured. There were widespread rumours that Zimbabwean players were paid USD 12,500 each to be convinced to make the

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    West Indies in shambles despite Jerome Taylor career-best

    Kingston (Jamaica): Shambolic batting once again derailed West Indies and left them with a mountain to climb as Australia stamped their authority on the second Test with an emphatic display here. Chasing Australia’s carefully constructed 399, West Indies were dreadful in reply and slumped to 143/8 — still 256 runs adrift at the end of the second day of the lopsided contest at Sabina Park on Friday, reports CMC. Jermaine Blackwood stroked a typically bold

  • CRICKET-ENG-NZL

    Duckworth-Lewis plays part as England lose second ODI against New Zealand

    London: England suffered a 13- run Duckworth-Lewis defeat against New Zealand in the thrilling second One Day International (ODI) of the five-match series at Kennington Oval. It was a cracker of a game where 760 runs were scored in a day, the highest number of runs ever seen in an ODI on English soil.

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    I am a shy person: Shraddha Kapoor

    New Delhi: She is known for portraying outgoing and expressive characters on-screen but actress Shraddha Kapoor says in real life she is a reserved person. The 26-year-old actress made lukewarm debut with Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Teen Patti” in 2010 but she got fame two years back with her stint as a budding singer in “Aashiqui 2”, opposite rumoured boyfriend Aditya Roy Kapur.

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    AAP leaders take part in ‘cleanliness drive’ in capital

    New Delhi: Leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) took part in a cleanliness drive in various parts of the national capital on Saturday. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Alka Lamba took part in the cleanliness drive this morning. “When Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, we all became a part of it. I would like to appeal to all Municipal corporation mayors to not

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    Globally published Photojournalist Chandu Mhatre passed away

    Mumbai: Globally published photojournalist Chandu Mhatre, who photographed major news stories of India for the past four decades, has died, his family said. He was 66. Mhatre died of a cardiac arrest at his home in Juhu on Friday. In the recent years, Mhatre had taken to chronicling Mumbai’s changing urbanscape and held exhibitions on it, including a solo exhibition in Delhi just two months ago.

  • US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke

    US asks India, Pakistan to cool down after Myanmar strike

    Washington: While declining comment on India’s surgical strike on militants in Myanmar, the US has asked India and Pakistan to take steps to reduce tensions and move toward resuming dialogue. “I don’t have a comment on that specific operation,” US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke told reporters Friday when asked if the US supported or was concerned over India’s cross border strike in Myanmar, a move that has raised hackles in Pakistan. But “we encourage

  • MERS South Korea

    MERS cases in South Korea rise to 138

    Seoul: The South Korean health ministry on Saturday reported 12 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the total to 138. Meanwhile, a 67-year-old woman died, while receiving treatment at a hospital, bringing the number of MERS deaths to 14, the ministry said. Among the 12 new cases, four people caught the virus from the a patient at Daecheong Hospital and Konyang University Hospital in the city of Daejeon, Xinhua news agency reported.

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    Bosnia and Herzegovina beat Israel 3-1 in EURO 2016 qualifier

    Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina): Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) defeated Israel 3-1 in a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier. Over 10,000 fans watched the match on Friday in Bilino Polje in Zenica, a industry city in central Bosnia and Herzegovina, Xinhua news agency reported.