Free Press Journal
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    `Injury-prone` Ryan Harris insists he’s fit for Ashes

    Johannesburg: Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has insisted that he is fit for the upcoming Ashes series while saying that he is competing to secure a Test spot in the team’s much-vaunted bowling attack in order to defend the title at Cardiff on July 8. The 35-year-old fast bowler, who has battled a succession of knee injuries in his international career, was the Australia’s leading wicket-taker during England’s 3-0 series win in the

  • Varun Gandhi

    Varun Gandhi takes up cause of sugarcane farmers in UP

    Lakhimpur(UP): BJP MP Varun Gandhi today raised the issue of pending sugarcane arrears of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and said dues running into crores of rupees were pending but no action was being taken against the mill owners. The Sultanpur MP today met kin of four Kheri farmers, who had reportedly committed suicide due to crop losses. Gandhi handed over relief cheques of rupees one lakh each from his salary to the widows of farmers

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    It’s a ‘WhatsApp’ government in Jharkhand: Babulal Marandi

    Jamshedpur: Charging the state government with working on directions from the Centre, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) supremo and former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi today said the Raghubar Das government has been working as a ‘WhatsApp’ government working on “messages” from New Delhi. Criticising the large-scale transfers of officials and bureaucrats after the Das government came to power, he said, “The state government issues notification on transfer posting after getting WhatsApp messages from Delhi.”

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    Pakistan heatwave death toll rises to 1,276

    Karachi : The death toll from the sweltering heatwave in Pakistan has gone up to 1,276 as over 300 unidentified victims were buried on Saturday. According to Dawn News, there were 55 additional deaths in Karachi and 11 elsewhere in Sindh bringing the total eight-day tally to 1,276. In all, 1,186 people have died since June 20 because of the harsh heatwave only in the metropolis, according to the figures released by the Sindh

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    Salman Khan gifts Bajrangi Bhaijaan painting to Kareena Kapoor

    New Delhi : Showing his humane nature once again, Salman Khan has recently gifted his “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” painting to co-star Kareena Kapoor Khan because she liked it. Sharing a picture of the painting, which portrays a man and women in monochrome along with a red bindi on women’s forehead, the film’s official account tweeted “Here’s what @BeingSalmanKhan gifted #KareenaKapoorKhan in his Bajrangi Bhaijaan andaaz.” Directed by Kabir Khan, the movie, which is slated to

  • Mika Singh

    Punjabi songs in Hindi movies a necessity: Mika Singh

    New Delhi:  Popular crooner Mika Singh, who has been in the music industry for over a decade, says Punjabi music is a rage across the globe and has become a necessity in Hindi films ever since he joined Bollywood. Mika, who has given hit numbers like “Bas ek king”, “Mauja hi mauja”, “Dil bole hadippa” and “Sawan mein lag haye aag”, says Punjabi music has been widely accepted and has become an essential part

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    Justin Bieber disses Selena Gomez in new music video

    Los Angeles: It seems that singer Justin Bieber’s relationship with Selena Gomez is over for good. In a new music video supporting his latest single “Where are u now”, Bieber ruled out rumours about getting back together with his on and off girlfriend.  In the video, Bieber can be seen dancing against the backdrop of graffiti. At one point, the words “I want you to know” followed with “Jelena 5 ever” are

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    Kajal Aggarwal teams up with Mahesh Babu again

    Chennai: Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who last worked with superstar Mahesh Babu in Telugu actioner “Businessman”, has teamed up again in forthcoming family drama “Brahmotsavam” in that language.  Kajal told IANS: “Yes, I’ve signed the film. I can’t reveal anything more at the moment.”  To be directed by Srikanth Addala, the film also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Praneetha Subhash in important roles.  The PVP-produced project is set to go on floors in

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B Amitabh Bachchan lauds Bengali film ‘Bela Seshe’

    Mumbai: Hindi film icon Amitabh Bachchan has heaped praise over Bengali film “Bela Seshe: In The Autumn Of My Life” for sketching simple truths of life and relationships on camera.  The 72-year-old shared his views on his blog about the Soumitra Chatterjee-starrer film, which revolves around a married couple who decide to separate after 50 years of marriage and narrates a tale of how the decision will change their children’s life.

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    Kim Kardashian’s special salad

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West makes the same order at her favourite deli so often that she has her own button on the till.  “I was in Calabasas and I popped into Health Nut, the store where her family buy the salads they are always eating. I asked the guy at the counter for Kim’s favourite salad. ‘No problem’ he said, putting my order into the till and taking

  • Kangana Ranaut

    I was trapped: Kangana on initial days in Bollywood

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut has emerged as a formidable talent in Bollywood, where she found herself “trapped” when she first stepped into the industry. Now, she is fearless and confident.  The actress, who made her film debut with “Gangster”, and went on to feature in films like “Woh Lamhe”, “Life in a… Metro” and “Fashion”, told IANS: “When I came in this industry, I was trapped. I was dying in all my

  • Usain Bolt

    Bolt withdraws from Jamaican national championship

    San Juan (Jamaica): Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is not participating in the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association National Senior Championship. The six-time Olympic champion is already guaranteed a spot on the Jamaican team competing in the August 22-30 World Championships in Beijing, where Bolt will defend his 100 metre and 200m titles, reports Efe.  Bolt’s agent Rick Simms said the runner was not “confirmed” to take part in the Jamaican trials for Beijing, but

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    Am ready for Wimbledon, says Andy Murray

    London: Scottish tennis star and World No.3 Andy Murray has said he is well prepared to take on the challenge at the upcoming Wimbledon tournament, having clinched three titles in two months. The grass court major tournament begins on Monday. Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, will face No.58 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the first round on Tuesday. “I feel like I’m coming into the event as best prepared as I can

  • Seamer Dhammika Prasad gives Sri Lanka 153-run target

    Colombo: Seamer Dhammika Prasad skittled Pakistan with a four-wicket haul to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday despite a defiant century from Azhar Ali. Pakistan, who trailed by 177 runs in the first innings, were bowled out for 329 in their second knock by tea on the fourth day to leave the hosts a target of 153 runs to level the three-match series. Pakistan won the first Test in

  • Deepika’s injury a concern for fast-improving Indian eves

    Antwerp (Belgium): Key defender Deepika’s injury sustained in the match against Australia is a concern for the fast-improving Indian women’s team ahead of the knock-out rounds of the Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here.  Deepika’s fine show in the last preliminary league game against World Cup silver medalists Australia yesterday was marred by the nasty blow she received on her hand in the fourth quarter of the contest that India

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    Congress demands CBI inquiry in cash-for-vote case

    Hyderabad: Congress today demanded a CBI inquiry into the cash-for-vote case allegedly involving Telangana TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy. “…We don’t want a constitutional crisis to emerge. We would like that both Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recommend this case to Central government for CBI investigation,” Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh told reporters here.

  • Yet another Vyapam scam accused dies

    Bhopal: Narendra Singh Tomar, an accused in the high-profile MPPEB scam, has died under mysterious circumstances in an Indore jail, adding another murky chapter to the scandal in which 24 accused and witnesses have died so far. 29-year-old Tomar, a veterinarian, complained of chest pain last night and was rushed to Maharaja Yashwant Rao Hospital where he was declared brought dead, official sources said today.

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    Measures being taken to check floods in Samba: J&K minister

    Jammu: With the monsoons approaching, J&K minister Chander Prakash Ganga visited the Samba district to monitor flood protection measures in the area that was hit badly in the deluge last year. The minister for Commerce and Industries visited forward villages of Tehsil Ramgarh yesterday and inspected the flood protection measures along the Deval and Basanter rivulets. He also paid a visit to Koulpur, Kamore and other villages hit by previous year’s flood due to breach in protection

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    Chidambaram questions PM’s silence on Lalitgate, Pankaja Munde

    Pudukottai: Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram today questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over recent controversies involving Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde and former IPL boss Lalit Modi. “The Prime Minister, who criticised Manmohan Singh for being silent, is silent now…,” Chidambaram said at a meeting here while referring to the allegations against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who is embroiled in the Lalit Modi controversy, and Maharashtra Minister Pankaja Munde.

  • HDFC Sec to open 50 branches, add 4 lakh customers this fiscal

    Mumbai: Brokerage firm HDFC Securities will open 50 branches across the country and add 4 lakh new customers during this financial year to expand its operations. “We are looking forward to expand our distribution reach by opening 50 more branches in the current financial year,” HDFC Securities managing director and chief executive Dhiraj Relli told PTI. The firm, having 250 branches in 185 cities across the country, is focusing more on offering digitised services through its website and