Free Press Journal
  • J P Nadda

    J P Nadda to meet health ministers of North-East today

    Guwahati: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J. P. Nadda will hold a review meeting with the health ministers of the North-East here on Saturday. Different ongoing programs in the health sector are likely to be reviewed in the meeting. The various schemes and programs of the National Health Mission, being implemented in the region, may also be reviewed. As per reports, issues on the construction of AIIMS like institute in Assam are also expected to be discussed.

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    Indian High Commissioner to leave New Zealand after assault allegations

    Melbourne: Indian High Commissioner in New Zealand is set to leave the country today after allegations that his wife had assaulted a staff member. High Commissioner Ravi Thapar was formally recalled and a vehicle was seen this morning at his Wellington address, media reports here said today. NZ Radio website said that Police were declined to interview both Thapar and his wife Sharmila. Police said that the staff member who made the allegation of assault had returned to India in early May. Police further said that

  • Indian Railways

    South Central Railway to add extra coaches in six trains

    Rajahmundry (AP): In view of the extra rush of pilgrims during Godavari Pushkarams at Rajahmundry, six trains will be attached with extra coaches in July and August, South Central Railway (SCR) has said. Train no. 17016/17015 Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad Visakha Expresses will be augmented with Two (02) Sleeper Class Coaches, a SCR release said. The extra coaches will be augmented with effect from July 11 from Secunderabad and from Bhubaneswar till August 3, it said.

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    Mumbai Hooch tragedy: Mumbai Crime Branch nabs one more accused

    Mumbai: One more accused has been arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch in connection with the Malwani hooch tragedy, taking the total number of arrests in the case to nine. As per reports, the accused, identified as Kishore Patel, is a Gujarat-based supplier of Methanol.

  • Abbas Araghchi

    Key issues hindering progress in Iran nuclear talks

    Tehran: Major problems are still hindering progress in nuclear talks for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program, media reports quoted Iranian negotiator Abbas Araghchi as saying on Saturday. “The talks are overall hard and progressing slowly, despite progress in some areas,” said Abbas Araghchi, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Tyra Banks

    Models have pressure to be skinnier than skinny: Tyra Banks

    Los Angeles: Tyra Banks says models go through a lot of pressure to look good. The 41-year-old supermodel wrote a lengthy post via Instagram about the expectations models endure in this day and age. “Models have so much pressure today. They have to look good on AND off the set. They have to arrive backstage at fashion shows looking and dressed as if they are already ON a runway. They have to be slimmer than slim. Skinnier than skinny,” Banks wrote. “They have to compete

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    Ariane Labed joins the cast of ‘Assassin’s Creed’

    Los Angeles: French actress Ariane Labed has been roped in for Justin Kurzel’s “Assassin’s Creed”. The 31-year-old actress, whose performance received a lot of appreciaition in Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster”, will join Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the New Regency live-action adaptation of the Ubisoft video game, reported Deadline. “Assassin’s Creed” would mark the highest-profile role for the actress till now. She will play the role that Alicia Vikander was earlier considered for. The production is set to begin in early October. The film is

  • China v United States: Quarter Final - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015

    US beat China 1-0 to face Germany in Women’s World Cup semis

    Ottawa: The US edged off China 1-0 in the quarter-final of the 2015 Canada Women’s World Cup here on Saturday, setting up a match-up with Germany in the last four. Captain Carli Lloyd scored the sole goal of the match as she headed in the winner in the 51st minute, Xinhua news agency reported. In an early match, Germany beat France 6-5 in the penalty shootouts after the sides ended 120 minutes by 1-1.

  • Mumbai-based businessman shot dead in Meerut

    Meerut: A 35-year-old cloth merchant from Mumbai was shot dead by three unidentified miscreants near a private college here, police said today. Police said Mohammed Shahid, a resident of Bandra in Mumbai, had came here on Thursday for business purpose. He was staying at a hotel near Suraj Kund.

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    Jwala Gutta-Ashwini Ponnappa reaches semifinals of Canada Open

    Calgary (Canada): Commonwealth Games silver medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa emerged as the lone Indian survivors at the Canada Open after reaching the semifinals of the USD 50,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament here. The 2011 World Championship bronze medallists notched up a 21-19 21-13 win over Hong Kong combo of Chan Kaka Tsz Ka Yuen Sin Ying in women’s doubles competition at the Markin MacPhail Centre.

  • China economy

    China’s economy to grow by 6.93 percent in Q2

    Beijing: China’s economy will grow by 6.93 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, according to a report. The report by the National Academy of Economic Strategy (NAES), which is affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on Friday said the growth forecast is lower than the 7-percent annual growth target, but 0.13 percentage points higher than the earlier NAES forecast, reported Xinhua news agency.

  • Dr. Ajoy Kumar

    Come back on the path of ‘Raj-dharma’: Congress to PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Saturday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to quit following ‘Raje-dharma’ and ‘Modi-dharma’ and come back on the path of ‘Raj-dharma’. “Congress wants to advise Prime Minister to come back on the path of ‘Raj-dharma’ and quit following ‘Raje-dharma’ and ‘Modi-dharma’,” Congress spokesperson Dr. Ajoy Kumar told ANI.

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    No concrete evidence of corruption against Vasundhara Raje: BJP

    New Delhi: Rushing to the defence of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that there was no concrete evidence of corruption against the former. “As far as Raje is concerned, she has never denied her relationship with Lalit Modi and other related activities. But as far as investment in his son Dushyant Singh’s company are concerned, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stated that this was a pure business transaction,” BJP

  • Ehud Barak

    Ex-Israel PM Ehud Barak says ISIS could be defeated

    Jerusalem: Israel’s former Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said that he believed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has unleashed terror in the Middle East and captured large swathes of territory in the region, ‘is not strong’ and can be suppressed and destroyed in a matter of days, with an appropriate response. Barak added that the terror group has succeeded so far because it was not facing a concentrated

  • J K Rowling

    Harry Potter play to hit London in 2016

    Washington DC: J.K. Rowling has confirmed that the Harry Potter play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is set hit London in 2016. The 49-year-old novelist took it to Twitter to say that the play will tell a new story, which is the result of a collaboration between writer Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and myself, Variety reported.

  • Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

    PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto set to unveil new roadmap for party

    Lahore: Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has reportedly made an emergency return to Pakistan from Dubai and is expected to unveil a new roadmap for the party. Zardari’s departure had earlier touched off rumours amid the upset local leaders and workers that he would not return to Pakistan but, the leader returned immediately to keep workers’ spirit high, reported Daily Pakistan. Sources said that the PPP chairman will spend most of his time in

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    South Korea fears MERS may have spread to new hospital

    Seoul: South Korea today said it was closely monitoring a hospital in eastern Seoul over fears that hundreds of people there may have been exposed to the deadly MERS virus. A 70-year-old woman who caught Middle East Respiratory Syndrome while visiting an infected relative in a different hospital was feared to have spread the virus to the new site.

  • Alastair Cook

    2015 Ashes triumph would be pinnacle for Alastair Cook

    London: England captain Alastair Cook believes winning this summer’s Ashes series would be his “best achievement”. Cook has endured some torrid days since leading England to a 3-0 series win at home to Australia in his first Ashes as captain in 2013. In the return contest that followed soon afterwards in Australia, England were whitewashed 5-0. Andy Flower stepped down as England coach following the team’s return and star batsman Kevin Pietersen was sent into an ongoing international exile.

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    Jon Snow’s return on Game Of Thrones 50/50: Emilia Clarke

    Los Angeles: Mother of dragons feels Jon Snow, who was shockingly killed at the end of season five of “Game of Thrones”, has 50/50 chance of returning in the next season. Actress Emilia Clarke has given some hope to the fans who were furious with the surprise plot development that saw Snow, played by Kit Harington, get assassinated by his own men in the Night’s Watch. While showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have said Snow is really dead, fans have flooded the internet

  • Eva Mendes

    Eva Mendes drives wrong way on one-way street, causes chaos

    Los Angeles: Actress Eva Mendes caused a chaos when driving around Beverly Hills. The “Lost River” actress frustrated road users and nearly caused an accident when she drove her car the wrong way on one of the city’s one-way streets, reported Ace Showbiz. Mendes, 41, was pictured driving her Ford Escape SUV alone. She turned the wrong direction on North Bedford Drive, a one-way street near Rodeo, seemingly after failing to notice two large signs that read “Do Not Enter” put at each